Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Tag For Me

I've been tagged by Ms. Tami at Toy Cars in My Purse for the Six Quirky Things About Me Tag.
I think I might have done this tag once before a while back, but I'm sure there are enough quirky things about me to do it again :-)

Here are the rules:
Link to the person who tagged you.
Mention the rules.
Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment to let them know that they’ve been tagged.

Here are my six quirky things:
1. The covers/blankets have to be straight on the bed in order for me to sleep. If they are tucked too tight or untucked completely and jumbled up, I simply can't sleep until I remake the bed and they are completely straight and loosely tucked in. And I have to have a flat pillow... preferably my flat pillow which travels with me everywhere.

2. I always buy the same brand of items my Grandma buys. This sometimes leads to problems when Greg goes to the grocery store for me and doesn't buy my Grandma's brand but buys his or his mother's brand :-) (Let's face it... sweet tea just isn't the same without Dixie Crystals sugar.) I'm just kidding, I'm actually grateful he goes to the grocery store for me at all, but I have been known to return mayonnaise for Miracle Whip :-)

3. I obsessively make lists and cross off or highlight items once they are accomplished. I love the crossing off part, and sometimes will add things to my list I have already done but forgot to put on the list just so I can cross it off. I know... it's a sickness and there is a medication for it but I choose not to take it because research shows that people who make list are likely to make a higher income. I read that statement somewhere in college and clung to it to defend my list making sickness. I tried to find the research on Google, but alas it wasn't to be found. I did find this article about lists however that I found very interesting.

4. I love the idea of being organized. I buy organization containers and boxes all the time but never find the time to actually put all of the stuff I want to organize into said containers and boxes. (I love The Container Store and could spend hours and lots of money there). I am a big pack rat and have lots of things to put in the containers and one day I will have it all together!
Just not any day soon I'm sure. And now after reading the article mentioned above, I'll probably have an entire box of old "to do list" that I will now keep as some sort of journal... since I don't have time to write in my journal like I would like to. (And I think keeping a journal is very important... I'm even teaching a workshop on it at Glorietta this fall)

5. I can't leave a line blank. I am a line filler inner. If the preacher or teacher of a Bible study I am taking leaves one of the lines blank, it drive me nuts. Again... a sickness I know.

6. I usually don't read one book at a time, but have several going at the same time. And buying books is also a sickness. There are about 17 boxes of books in the garage I can't part with (again with the pack rat) that one day I will have enough bookshelves to put them all on. I will have a personal library in my future home that I have when I make more income. I know it will happen because it's on the list.

(By the way, I felt a compulsion to do this tag because... you got it, it's a list.)

Now I know some of you don't like making list so I'm not going to tag anyone specific, but if you can't resist a good list, then consider yourself tagged.

Have a great day!


Kimberly said...

hee hee!
I go crazy over blank lines in my notes, too! Just can't handle it! :)

I NEED to make lists, I WANT to be organized. Sigh. I think those things require some discipline. :)

I loved reading these facts about you! It is fun getting to know one another. I was tagged for this one, too. I'm working on my list. Hey...a list! I'll be making a list. I feel a sense of accomplishment already. :)

Andrea said...

I am laughing so hard right now!! I can completely relate to you about the lists. I have been know to do the exact same as you - write something I've already done just so I can cross it off. Because then I can say, "Look at all I've accomplished!"

Christina said...

I am a list maker too, and if we had a container store here I would definitely spend hours in it. As it so happens I spend much time browsing the one online.

Ditto on the books. Every time the military moves us the guy says "lady I have seen people with a lot of stuff, but never this many books."

Peggy said...

Bless you Amy...with all these tags, we sure are learning a bit about you!

Just inviting YOU to a special day on this FRIDAY! C'mon over and visit me and make my day complete!(or over the weekend if that works better for you)

Hugs to YOUR kids and Lucia!

Robin Lambright said...

A friend sent me a link to a previous post of yours, the one prior about knowing who your daddy is. I enjoyed reading it, but I had to give you a shout out from a kindred spirit. Being a compulsive list maker myself I had to laugh out loud when you descried making your list and getting great satisfaction out of being able to cross off completed items. I have been know to as I am going down the grocery store isle to see something that is not on my list picking it up and placing it in my cart then writing it down on my list and immediate crossing it out. Sometimes my daughter and I even bicker about who actually gets to carry and cross things off the list as we walk up and down the isle. Sad but true! I do the same thing for household chores or when I am getting ready for a trip or a special occasion. Sadly I have passed this trait on to my daughter a well. I will find various list around her room of items she needs from the store as well as lists of future things that she needs to get done. I fear I may have created a monster list maker.

Just had to share and since it was on my list, well it had to get checked off!

In HIs Name

Apoligies if this was posted twice, I had some technical issues

Carol said...

I coiuld speak volumes on number 4, but I won't. There are some things friends will never divulge. ;)

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Girl you are cracking me up! I also have a book compulsion-glad I am not alone.

I am going to do this tag while I am out of the country-I will schedule it to go out so I have something fresh! :)
Much love,