Wednesday, 5 November 2014

There's Nowt As Queer As Folk

Yesterday I went out with odd socks on and a T shirt that was back to front.
I am oblivious to such faux pas
When we go out anywhere slightly smart Chris will insist that he check's my outfit. Not because I am colourblind and I have a tendency to clash colours ( which I am and I do)  but because I invarably will cock up some piece of clothing., not loop the belt in my trousers properly or not fold back the collar of my shirt.
This behaviour may seem a liitle odd to others but to me, it's a normality
Today I will be wearing my crocs with socks on.
And One crock doesn't have a strap by the way!

If the truth be known,all of us do " odd things"
We just don't crow about them to others.
I have been thinking of my other " odd habits" and in way of a confessional, here are a few.....

  • I tend to sleep with a pillow over my face
  • I enjoy cold rice pudding with a blob of lemon curd in the centre
  • I hum the tune to " Camptown races" every night when I am brushing my teeth
  • I have to drink out of the same coffee cup EVERYTIME I have a cup of coffee at home
  • I am constantly writing a screenplay for a film in my head when out for a walk
  • I feel physically sick when I look at a donut
  • I like wearing a scarf in the house in winter
  • I have a rather nasty habit of pushing used crisp packets down the side of the armchair cushion
  • I break wind rather loudly if I raise one leg more than 45 degrees
  • I use every lane when going around a roundabout
  • I have an unhealthy obsession with Russell Crowe, scotch eggs and Zombie films
  • I can't peg washing out properly.
  • I love bleaching the whole toilet,  but have burnt my arse at least five times after doing so
  • I fall over a lot
  • I have a pathological urge to pull the church bell EVERYTIME I am in Church
  • When I get my eyes tested I always giggle when the guy looms over me with the light scope
  • I learnt the Welsh National Anthem from the text printed on a tea towel
  • I say "hey ho "too much
Hey ho
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I will leave you with a photo of Winnie attacking an empty bottle of diet coke this morning



98 comments:

  1. You are a much more complicated fellow that you appear to be from the outside. One question - does Chris press down hard on the pillow when you are trying to sleep?

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    1. He must be tempted to on many occasions ;-)

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    2. Cruel......but touching on the truth

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    3. Touching on the cloth, more like.

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  2. I separate m&m's or skittles by colour, and eat the least fave colours first.

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    1. What's possibly wrong with that?

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    2. nothing, just a "quirk". :-)

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  3. I also have my 'own' coffee cup, John. I believe in socialism but I won't share the television remote control with any body and I don't like odd numbers when eating food - four sandwiches are Ok but never three or five.

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    1. now I always prefer odd numbers sandwiches biscuits etc but I never never share the remote

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    2. I hear you bothmy people

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  4. .. I love it when you say hey ho....it makes me smile every time!

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    1. I have absolutely no idea where this came from

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    2. Is it not from the seven dwarfs song? Heigh Ho.....

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    3. I often say Hey Ho when I'm greeting my sister...but I think it has a different meaning than what John is saying. ;)

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  5. I saw a packet of scotch eggs in the supermarket yesterday and thought of you.

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    1. I bought a couple from Tesco and thought of me too!

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  6. Got half way through the morning at work before realising I had my blouse on back to front. I need a Chris to check my outfit before I go out. The bearded one is just as scruffy as I am so he's no help.

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    1. You are my sort of woman

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  7. What's wrong with odd socks? I refuse to leave the house wearing matching ones and I get some very odd looks but who cares

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    1. I am beginning to feel rather normal, reading these comments x

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    2. I don't care what my socks look like as long as they're the same thickness. That's what bothers me, not the color or length.

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  8. Odd that I can relate to most of these myself....ahhh, Winnies beautiful face in the morning!

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    1. Another nutcase in my image! X

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  9. Wearing odd socks is fashionable according to my great niece and nephew, just as well, they lose so many!
    He, He, I share some of your foibles too, not admitting to any of them.......xx

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  10. I do believe that the older we become - the longer that list becomes. That said, I was 68 yesterday and I know that my list is not quite as long as yours. This might be TMI, but I sleep with a pillow between my legs and have ever since being pregnant at 20.

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  11. Look at lovely Winnie...who could resist that face. Don't feel bad about your clothing mishaps....I've gone to the office with two different shoes and never noticed until I had to get up and walk...one flat/one mid heel. I thought I'd come down with MS.

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  12. What seems odd to others, seems normal to me. I can't think of anything for a list of odd habits. (Diet Pepsi bottle.)

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    1. Now let's see your own list?

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  13. Most people are odd. If they aren't, they are even odder ( not sure that is a word).

    You picked the perfect dog for yourself.

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    1. A, she's not that perfect....she's been peeing all over today ( a side effect of being on heat)

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  14. The only even mildly disturbing bit in that entire list is the donut-induced nausea. Now that, my old friend, is truly odd. The rest is adorably eccentric.

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    1. Alison, I was badly frightened by one as a small child x

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  15. Interesting you have fixed on Camptown Races for brushing your teeth. The only truly British song I know is God Save the Queen, except we call it America (My Country tis of Thee). Hmmm...I wonder if Camptown Races is a British or Irish melody that Stephen Foster nicked.

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    1. I have a feeling the song lasts two minutes... He ideal time to clean your teeth!

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  16. I wear my teeshirts inside out. When someone mentions that I haven't dressed properly I answer, well it's dirty on the other side.

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  17. Three observations here - Winnie looks to be in ecstasy; no man can ever peg the washing out properly and must try cold rice pudding with a dash of lemon curd - sounds divine.

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    1. We will share a bowl one day Patricia x

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  18. You and my Lovely Hubby have a lot in common.

    Specifically the falling over bit, we can be walking along talking and then next minute he is flat on the floor, it's just something I've gotten used too!! Odd socks, cold rice pud with additions and lots of the others, although I can categorically say he does NOT have a crush on Russell Crowe .... just on me :-)

    I am totally smitten with Winnie, that photo is adorable.

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    1. Not around on the weekend but it will happen!

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  19. Cold rice pudding? Do some people eat it any other way? Dang!

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    1. Strange people eat it warm

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  20. Another one for your list is you call a diet Pepsi bottle a diet coke…..there is a difference you know, coke is gooooood, Pepsi is liquid shite.

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    1. Now you need to explain yourself mr doc

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  21. My husband can make the smartest suit look scruffy in minutes. At weekends he goes incognito and dresses like a tramp.

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  22. I count sticks of wood when I'm stacking them. Mostly though I don't have strange "habits" because I can't remember what I'm doing long enough to repeat it and have it become a habit. I think you're delightfully weird, sir.

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    1. Why thank you kind madam

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  23. My my, what a quirky life you lead. Makes me quite jealous.
    And Winnie looks quite in her element, bless her.

    Talking about odd socks, for the first time in what must be decades, yesterday I found I was out wearing odd shoes. At least they were both black.

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    1. Ray just went to see LILTING
      What a lovely film
      Will review tomorrow x

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    2. Good. I can stop sweating now ;-)
      Looking forward keenly to your comments.

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  24. Oh I have a lot of those in common with you. As for shoes well, I have even been to work in odd shoes! And they weren't even the same colour.

    X x

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  25. I'll be singing Camptown Races in my head for the rest of the day.

    Winnie.....I love her. :)

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  26. That was awesome. If I made my own list...well I'd need a lot more space. Now I have to go google scotch eggs...and do my own zombie obsessing.

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    1. Kristin
      Eat a scotch egg
      It's better than sex on a clean sheet

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    2. Based only on google results, best description ever.

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  27. Love your list mine has some of yours and the commenters.
    I really dislike you for mentioning Camptown Races. Most despised song for me. And now because of you I will be singing it all day. I had to stop a water exercise class because she played that song ! She kept playing it no matter what. ARGH !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Well brush your teeth and you'll hum it everyday for life

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  28. First, Chris is a saint. Second, one can never say "Hey Ho" too many times.
    Crackers down the side of the chair? Really?

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  29. "Diet Coke"? Looks like Pepsi to me, not Coke. "Diet Cola" would have been acceptable. "Do these things matter?" I hear you say. Clearly they do to some of us (oh, and to Pepsi... and to the Coca-Cola company should you dare to try the reverse).

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    1. Lol, oh fuck off mr pedantic
      Xx

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    2. Haha John great reply... giggling here!

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    3. I think that should be Mr Pedantic, not mr pedantic, and I think you probably meant to sign off xx, or perhaps XX, but probably not Xx... unless you meant a big kiss followed by a little one, I suppose... :)

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  30. You sleep with a pillow over your face? But how do you breathe? And what's with the donuts? Did you have a nasty experience with one?

    I can't say I share any of those habits but I have plenty of odd habits of my own. Like when I'm washing up, I wash things in a certain order - bowls and plates, then cutlery, then mugs and glasses, then saucepans and baking dishes. The order never varies.

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    1. I sleep with a pillow over my face whilst lying side wards........I only do it cos chris wakes up around 4 am and starts reading emails on his iPad!

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    2. Nick, glasses must always be washed first!!

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  31. I was a bit worried about your list. I thought I was living in a parallel universe. My husband is also called John and I was ticking off all (and I mean all) the things on your list as things he does... until with a sigh of relief I came to 'unhealthy obsession with Russell Crowe, scotch eggs and Zombie films' although he does like scotch eggs and thought Russell Crowe was magnificent in Master and Commander, he doesn't know what a Zombie film is.

    He doesn't know the words to the Welsh National Anthem but he can say 'Llanfair­pwllgwyn­gyllgo­gery­chwyrn­drobwll­llanty­silio­gogo­goch'

    To solve the 'Odd Sock' problem I only buy him the same black socks from M&S, although that doesn't solve the 'Wearing Them Inside Out' problem.

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    1. I have to meet this man...my soul brother!

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  32. Go, Winnie. I fall asleep with one hand on my cheek to pull it back and open up my nasal passages. I have a very small nose.

    Love,
    Janie

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  33. I have to have the volume on the car radio on an even number or a multiple of five, and when I've been dealing with inept students (which is most of them) I can't help whistling the theme tune to The Muppet Show.

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    1. The best comment so far!

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  34. I never wear matching socks.
    The alphabet is divided into male and female letters.
    I am trypophobic and almost passed out when checking if the pasta was done and found all the penne standing on end in the water *shudder*.

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    1. Andi....just had to google tryphobic
      Good for you girlfriend x

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  35. Profoundly weird and frankly disturbing...

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    1. I would love to read your list you big queen xx

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    2. Nowt so queer as queens...

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  36. I was very surprised that your list of odd habits/characteristics only included eighteen points. Surely, there must be many more!

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  37. i love your sartorial quirks, i share a few of them!

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  38. Quirks are an important part of who we are. I've been trying all day to figure out what mine are. As soon as I put myself in my husband's shoes the light dawned, the angels sang and I had my list. I drink hot milk made with half canned (evaporated) milk and half water. I hate making phone calls but when I finally do I'm on there for an hour per call. I eat raw bread dough, pizza dough, biscuit (scone) dough, pancake batter, etc, etc - I also eat them cooked, but I do love the raw flavour. I find it hard to part with old clothes; it doesn't matter how out of date or whether they fit (getting better at this, but still). I never cook fish at home but that's what I always order at a restaurant. And I have "an unhealthy obsession" with reading blogs and leaving comments :)

    People are weird and wonderful, aren't they?

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    1. They are indeed......
      Indeed they are

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  39. The more you confess your quirks the more I love you. I SING all the time - if I hear a phrase or word that reminds me of a song I have to sing it. Loudly. :) I play with my hair incessantly and when I am bored I twist two pieces together to see how many twists I can make. 22 is the most so far. When I am home alone cooking I often pretend I am hosting a cooking programme on TV. And while I would not be seen dead in crocs, I do tend to wear the same pair of shoes every day for years until they die. I am a tactile extroverted shoe killer.

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  40. I fold my towels, tea towels, flannels and anything rectangular the exact same way every time and if anyone is helping me and folding and they do it wrong I wait till they leave and do it over, and sometimes I don't even wait till they leave and with the screaming ab dabs yell fold the f***ing things the same way you stupid basward.. I have been accused of being a raving nutcase on many occasions but I find things folded incorrectly grates on me so much! I also have to have items lined up on a mantle piece the same way, shortest on the outside to tallest to the centre so everything is almost mirror image. Also clothes in my wardrobe on hangers have to all be hanging the same way with the hook facing backwards to the wall... actually now I list things I think I need counselling! I am a raving nutcase!!

    Jo in Auckland NZ

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  41. I have to suppress a high pitched giggle during an eye test too.

    For me you are the Scotch Egg King !

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  42. Such a relief to hear of others foibles. I would happily wear the same clothes every day. Of course washed and dried over night - I am fussy about clean clothes. But in terms of appearance I couldn't give a rats. All I care about is comfort. Drives my boss to distraction. I keep getting lectures on corporate appearance. Neat, tidy and non-description but above all comfortable. What's her problem?

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  43. Funny. I'm sure we all have many secrets we don't share.

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  44. I have to turn each piece of clothing inside out before I put it on. It gets on my tits but i HAVE to do it. I think it started when I put on the jeggings I had chucked on the floor the previous night and while driving to work had to squash a bug that was working its way up my thigh, on the inside!

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