7.14.2011

Old habits die hard

Over at My Twenties Blog this month the ladies are talking about habits. It got me thinking about the little things I do on a regular basis.

At first, I didn't think I did anything out of the ordinary, but the more I thought - the more weird I realized I actually am. ;)





I have a horrible habit of picking at my nails. BUT only if they aren't filed or one broke. I was once a nail biter, I've since quit that nasty habit only to pick up picking my nails instead.

I like for the papers on my desk to be completely lined up. You can't just throw it there, it's got to be straight. Irks the crap outta me.

If I touch the left side of my face or body, I immediately have to touch the right side as well, so I can feel even.

I check to make sure my doors are locked AT LEAST 4 times before I go to bed for the night. Hey, I gotta protect myself. ;)

I also make sure my stove isn't on.. even if I haven't used it that day. God forbid my apartment burn down in the middle of the night.

I crack my knuckles like it's nobody's business. It's an awful habit and the noise drives Nate crazy, as well as other people too, I'm sure.

I have a habit of correcting people (mainly my little sister) who use the wrong grammar when speaking.

I always put the volume on my radio or TV at an even number.

I have a habit of alphabetizing everything. Magazines, DVDs, books - and I've been known to randomly alphabetize the CDs at Walmart, if I'm THAT bored. ;)





I'm sure there's plenty more, but here's a few. I hope you still wanna be friends!


20 comments:

Heather said...

Can I just say you're awesome for the IMT shoutout :) - you're awesome!

All my dvd's and books are in alphabetical order too. I can't have it any other way.

Kate said...

I'm the same way with papers on my desk. I can't stand it when people just toss things on there! UGH! :)

Rachel McPhillips said...

I'm all about the evens.. Even numbers on the a/c unit in my car, even number of M&Ms. Papers need to be stacked properly.. otherwise, it just looks messy!

R said...

I'm big on alphabetizing things too. So much so that my dad will ask me to organize his stuff when I visit.

Heather said...

I pop my knuckles like crazy too! It drives Ben insane.

tara said...

I'm with you on checking locks! I'm so paranoid!

star said...

I am so with you on a lot of these! I check the door and stove several times before going to bed, I always correct peoples grammar, the tv volume need to end in 5 or 0!

Sam said...

LOL! Of course I still want to be friends, since I'm guilty of a lot of those too!

How do you pick your nails? Although, I'm currently a "biter" so.. maybe you shouldn't tell me.. hehe.

I check & re-check too.. Locked doors, my alarms, and mostly, when I go to the ATM, even though I am 100% sure my debit card is back in my wallet, I always have to check when I get to the stop sign.. weirdo!

maNda said...

I bite my nails…only if they aren’t painted! So, I’ve been trying to keep them painted!

I triple check the doors, to make sure my straightner is off, the oven, and much more…I think it’s a little out of control.

I ALSO crack my knuckles! And the top part of my fingers. I know it’s annoying but it HURTS if I don’t do it. in fact, I think I need to do it right now.

AND I keep everything at an even number. Car, TV, whatever. My car stations also have to be in order, lowest to highest.

So, what I’ve decided from all this is that we can totally be friends! Haha

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

Yes the papers on my desk have to be straight and in order.

[SMASH] said...

Love this list! I do that even number thing with the TV sound too -- it has to be an even number OR an old soccer number!

Rebekah said...

Love this! I used to be a nail biter-it was a nervous habit but now I pick at them. I wish I could stop! I also check doors, oven, etc at night just to make sure. I have to have the volume at an even number and Dylan will put it on an odd just to drive me insane. :)

Boobies said...

This my darling, is called OCD...embrace it! :)

Nicole said...

haha I alphabetize things too :)

And I used to be a nail biter

And I correct grammar too, if not out loud (most of the time) at least in my head :).

So see, we can be friends :)

Michelle said...

I have a little OCD myself....

I will check my flat iron at least 3 times before I leave to make sure I turned it off. I know it is off, but I still feel compelled to check it one last time.

I also bite my nails. It's disgusting and I'm about to have acrylic put over them so I won't do it anymore!

Meagan said...

I think you are a little OCD, but most of us are.

lauren nicole said...

well, as usual, we have like the same habits.

my volume goes on odd numbers.
i bite my nails to the core -- which is why i get them done. it's a lot more work to bite off acrylics.
i line up papers, too. i line up anything. like on my dresser? everything is neat and orderly and evenly spaced.
and i correct people's grammar alllll the time. nick, especially. he gets so mad the ones i usually correct are the misspellings of their, there, and they're. and i correct when people use double negatives.
so annoying!

anyway. i will always be your friend :))

Meg O. said...

I'm the same way with my CUTICLES how you are with your nails. OMG, it's bad. I pick and pick and pick.

Neely said...

Thanks for the shout out! LOVE!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm the same way with checking to make sure my doors are locked. I'm also horrible at biting my nails! I need to stop!

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