Squishy has gotten more addictive since I discovered "Chatting and Padding".
High: Had lunch with Calvin today.
Low: Had my eyebrows ripped out today (on purpose - I get de-eyebrowed every two weeks). (Not altogether, just de-bushyfying.) Now I look like I have red eyeshadow on.
Implementing a new tracking system at AcronymCo. The project owners have been amazingly reluctant to give me any information on the system, yet they are demanding I let them know when I can have it done by. Um, hello? If I don't even really understand how it impacts our factory, how can I come up with a timeline? Dunderheads.
Heh. "Dunderheads" is a good word.
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Okay, time to get honest here. We all have those strange little habits that nobody else knows about, unless they're really close friends or they live with you. I am no exception. Some of the habits are good. Some of them are bad. Some of them are just plain weird. Here they are...
Laura's Weird Habits EXPOSED! A ~Snerkology~ ExclusiveHow to eat a Reece's Peanut Butter Cup: Eat the chocolate from around the edges of the peanut butter center, then eat the top and bottom bits of chocolate off of the peanut butter, and then eat the peanut butter.
How to eat Peanut M+M's: Bite the M+M in half, pull the peanut out with your teeth and eat it, then eat the other half.
How to eat a Little Debbie Swiss Cake Roll: Unroll the cake, licking out the cream and nibbling away the cake as you unroll. Never eat these in a straightforward manner.
How to eat Oreo cookies: Always take two cookies. For the first cookie, twist the top off. Lick the cream off the side that has less cream, and then eat the cookie. Lick the cream off the other side, and then eat the cookie. Consume the second cookie "normally".
How to eat a Twix bar: Bite the caramel layer off of the cookie layer. Nibble off the chocolate edges around the cookie. Finally, consume the cookie.
Always leave an inch of beverage in the bottom of the cup. Always. You don't drink backwash, not even your own.
The first bite of a new food is tested with the accompaniment of the smacking of lips and tongue. (This drives Calvin crazy.)
When replacing the cardboard roll with fresh TP, sigh and mutter, "What, am I now the *only* one who knows how to do this in the entire house?"
Junk mail is required by law to hang around, unopened, in piles on the kitchen bar, for a minimum of two weeks.
The newspaper pile on the edge of the fireplace is required to reach a height of two feet before being shifted to the recycle bin.
When it is necessary to be reminded of something, turn your watch around on your wrist, so that every time you look at your watch you are reminded of whatever it is you need to be reminded of. Or, move it to the opposite wrist.
George Michael's "Freedom 1990" must be played on the way home from work on Friday evening. It's the traditional "getting in the weekend frame of mind" song.
When falling asleep is difficult, lay on your side and kick the lower-most leg slightly to generate a rocking motion. It bugs other occupants of the bed, but puts you to sleep within five minutes.
Watch the two syndicated episodes of Fraiser that run every weeknight at 9:00 and 9:30. Even though you've watched each episode forty times.
When staying home from work, sick, watch "Anne of Green Gables", "Sabrina", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", or "The Princess Bride". Even though you've seen these movies forty times.
Every year, without fail, re-read "The Lord of the Rings". Even though you've read these books forty times.
Whenever Billy Idol's song "Mony Mony" plays on the radio, shout the "alternate disco lyrics" at the top of your lungs, even though you're in the car and not at a club. (If you don't know the "alternate lyrics", e-mail me and I'll fill ya in.) Suppress this automatic reaction when in the presence of mixed (or minor) company. (Except that I did fill Marie in on what they are - I'm such a bad roll model. I know, I know. Hush, you.)
Never carry cash. Pay for everything with a debit card. And don't immediately record the purchase. Let the receipts pile up for a month so that you have to record and reconcile 500 receipts when it's time to balance the checkbook.
When something embarrassing is happening on TV, find some reason to leave the room. If leaving the room is impossible (i.e. if you're restrained from doing so), shut your eyes, plug your ears, and say "la la la - I can't hear anything!"
When you receive a playful slug in the arm from your significant other, advance upon him/her as if you're going to retaliate, and then gently give them a kiss on the cheek. (For some reason, this drives Calvin nuts, too.)
Consume all your meals faster than anyone else at the table. By at least 10 minutes.
Always put enough bubble bath in to generate two solid feet of bubbles above the water line.
After getting back to your desk after a particularly frustrating meeting, put on your headphones and access the files you downloaded from Napster. Play "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch" from the Southpark soundtrack three times in a row. (It really, really works to improve your mood.)
I'm a freak. A complete weirdo. I deserve the title of "Weirdo Freak" that one of Calvin's co-workers gave him. But I'm not alone in this. I *know* I'm not.
Your Mission, should you choose to accept it...
What are your crazy habits? Come on, I 'fessed, now it's your turn.
Results From Yesterday's Mission
Haven't heard from anybody about depression, but I myself have a few methods to combat it. I put on music with lyrics that I know, and sing until I feel better. Favorites for this are Simon and Garfunkel, Journey, George Michael, Aerosmith, or any of the stuff I downloaded from Napster. I also like looking through all our family photos. Another tried and true method of breaking my depressed mood is to write about it - "writing myself out", I call it.