Perhaps I’m a little odd. Maybe I’m just plain weird. I’m not really sure either way. What I do know is a do a lot of things people don’t understand. I noticed it recently while I was writing notes to myself in class. I keep a pad of paper on the desk at all time for “Notes to myself,” I write what I need and leave the list out. The list is usually a blog topic I’m thinking about, a thing to do for school, a to do for life, just anything really. While I was getting weird looks for making my usual list of junk, I made a list of odd things I do or have. Here ya go:
Pens: I have an obsession with pens. Not just any pen mind you but a nice pen. I just bought a new Retro 51 Tornado to complement my other one from Christmas time. It writes very well and I just like the design. It cost $20. I realize that may seem crazy to you but I love writing with it and I think it helps me want to write more.
Shoes: I’m not really obsessed with shoes I guess. I own about 6 pairs that are in the rotation right now. Normally I wear some sort of sneaker, Chucks, Adidas tennis shoes, Nike and New Balance running shoes, but I also keep a pair of boots, brown shoes and black shoes around too. I’m constantly looking for shoes though, not buying usually, just looking. When something catches my eye, I buy it though. I change shoes so often actually that sometimes I have shoes that are 3-5 years old and look brand new still.
Socks: I will wear the same pants for 3 days in a row, shirts sometimes twice. I don’t take a shower on some Sundays when I’m not going out. I change my socks everyday, at least once. It’s weird but I have to have clean socks on…
Traditions: I’m a huge old fashioned person. I’ll probably spank my kids, make them say sir and ma’am and they will have a bed time that’s probably too early. I try to open doors for girls. I always offer to pay for a meal or drink. I wear a t-shirt under my clothes everyday. A belt is a must. I keep everything with any sort of meaning to it. I’ll yell at kids to get off my lawn when I’m older. I will have a sit down meal at home at least 4-5 times per week with the entire family in my home. Basically I’m saying that tradition means a lot to me. Not just because of the routine, but because I love the sense of history that it brings for me. I love knowing that I’m carrying something on that many have done before me. I love holding up those thigns that we take for granted.
Phone Calls: I will return your phone call if you call me. I will also call you as close to when I say I will as I can. I also will call you if something isn’t going as I said it would. I still call my house if I’m not doing what I said I would just so they know if something should happen on either end. Tradition I guess.
Appointments/Meeting Times: If we are to meet at 10am I will be there at 9:55 at the latest. Being early for any kind of appointment is a must for me. I hate waiting on people who are late and I don’t expect them to wait for me.
Organization: I don’t clean my desk very often, I don’t clean up my room very often. When I do I want it the way I want it. I put things where they are for a reason and I expect them to stay that way unless I move them some where else. I stay organized in my own way. I keep paper and pen handy at all times so I can write down any ideas or thoughts that I have either to write about, to look up, or to do when I can get to them. I just know how to do things the way I like them, and I don’t want to do them any other way.
Computers: I probably have an unhealthy obsession with computers and anything electronic. I have my computers setup so I can login to them at any time from almost any where. I check my email and website constantly. I blog anytime I can. I know where and how to find things on the ‘Net for just about anything. I can send a picture from my cell phone to my blog in a matter of seconds and also have it show up in my email and any one elses at the same time. My iPod only shows songs I haven’t listened to recently or podcasts that I haven’t finished yet so as not to hear songs too often or podcasts repeatedly. I own two printers in the same room. I keep constant track of the stats of my site. The bottom line here is I like information and computers give me a constant supply from various areas all over the world.
So maybe I’m weird. Maybe i’m just more observant about how I act in the world around me. Do you do anything weird like this?