Up close and personal – 10 weird habits of mine

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I’ve decided to do something a little different on my blog today and make a post about me, rather than books!

In this post I’m going to be discussing some of the weird habits / quirks that I have. We all have them, and I love hearing about others so I thought I’d share mine. I’ve tried to avoid things that are pretty common, like picking the skin around your nails, constantly playing with your hair etc, because those aren’t exactly weird.

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So, one of my main quirks, that my boyfriend and parents never fail to pick on me about, is that I can’t / won’t eat ice cream out of a bowl.

Can I explain why? No… I just don’t think it tastes right when it’s in a bowl.

I’m actually very fussy when it comes to ice cream in general. I like McFlurries, I like Mr Whippy ice cream from ice cream vans and I like Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough… but that’s about it. None of these taste the same if you put them in a bowl, they need to come in their natural form, whether that be in a little plasticy tub or a cone.

 

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If I ever have to sit in the back of a car, I will always tuck my feet up so they aren’t underneath the seat in front of me.

I have this irrational fear that if we have a car crash, the seat in front will fall onto my feet and I will be left with no toes, hence why I no longer put my feet under there!

I’ve actually been in a car crash, I was in the front, but my seat didn’t collapse… so I have no idea where I’ve got this fear from!

 

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This one isn’t as strict as the other ones so far, but I like to organise my books in alphabetical order by author surname, and any series needs to be in order.

Currently, however, my bookshelf isn’t big enough for all the books I have so I have a lot of piles of books which aren’t in alphabetical order, but all the ones neatly organised are, and if I somehow find one that isn’t in this nice order, I will sort it out immediately!

 

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I need to sleep with the door shut at night. It also has to be as dark as possible.

My boyfriend sleeps with the door open, and I find that the WEIRDEST AND FREAKIEST THING EVER. All the badness can get to you so much easier if you leave them the door open! I think having to have my door closed when I go to sleep only started when I moved into my current house. I’m on the ground floor and it’s the first door you come to when you come in through the front door, so it’s always felt safer for me to have it shut at night, but I know I didn’t always sleep with the door shut!

As for having to sleep in darkness, this only applies at night. I can sleep literally anywhere, if I’m tired and in the car, on a plane, on the train, sitting up watching tv etc, I will sleep. Doesn’t matter what time of day it is, I can nod off at any point. But, if there is a light on when I’m actually putting myself to bed that light annoys the hell out of me and I won’t be able to get to sleep easily with it on.

 

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I jiggle my legs, constantly. Not so much like in the gif, more like I’m vibrating my entire leg… but if you type in jiggling leg into Google, you can imagine the kinds of gifs you get 🙃

My boyfriend hates this about me and when we’re sat together, he places a firm hand on my leg as if to say stop-fucking-moving-your-leg-like-that. It’s not just when I’m sitting either, it’s also when I’m in bed too.

 

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When I’m using scissors, I make a chewing motion with my mouth, in time with when I’m cutting something.

This is almost an involuntary thing, but I notice myself doing it every time I use scissors! Sometimes I catch myself and attempt to stop it, but it just starts happening again. This is also something my mum does, so I wonder how that got passed down.

What’s weird, and what I’ve literally just discovered, is even looking at scissors going in a cutting motion makes my mouth want to chew too. Strange.

 

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I am constantly picking under my nails. Not the skin around them (although I do that too), but actually under them where they meet the skin.

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I just love the feeling of doing this. I never used to fiddle with my nails too much, until I started to grow them. The longer they get, the more satisfying running my other nails under them feels.

 

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I rock back and forth, side to side, a lot. Even when I’m not listening to music.

The motion of it is comforting to me. When I was younger I used to roll my head from side to side to get to sleep and I think that’s now progressed into full body rocking. It doesn’t make me sleep anymore, but it definitely chills me out… I must look a little loopy doing it though.

 

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I can’t sit in an end of row seat at the cinema because it scares me.

This fear came about after that guy shot up people in the cinema dressed as the Joker. My stepdad has to sit on a row seat, so he can get up if he needs to, he doesn’t like being confined to small space and hates bugging people to get out if he needs to pee, so whenever we go to the cinema as a family, I’m always close the end of the row, but tucked in a little bit, which I find comforting.

 

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I eat all my desserts cold. Even if they’re meant to be hot.

My family prefer cold dessert with cold custard, which is another thing my boyfriend finds really annoying and strange! Even if we buy a tart that says it needs to be cooked, we still eat it cold, it’s just so much nicer!

 

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So there you have it guys, you’ve got up close and person with me, and now know all about my weird habits / quirks / whatever you want to call them!

I’d love to hear about some of your own weird habits! (I told you I liked to hear about other people,s you must have known this was coming!) Do we share any of the same or similar weird quirks? Or do you find my quirks super strange?

39 thoughts on “Up close and personal – 10 weird habits of mine

  1. Door definitely closed at night!

    Although, my cat decides to break in during his “cuddle times” and wakes me up in the middle of the night, but I find it way better than him playing “spiderman” under my bed if I leave the door open 😀

    As to ice-creams, I am not a big fan but I’d rather eat from a bowl with a spoon to not get messy.

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  2. I can totally relate to the open door thing. My door is directly adjacent to a wall-blocked stairwell and if I leave my door open at night, sometimes even during the day, I get paranoid that someone’s standing on the stairs behind the wall. Granted, closing my non-locked bedroom door doesn’t seem like an adequate solution to that fear, but it makes me feel better lol.

    I also rock back and forth, especially when I’m reading books on my bed. I don’t know why, but it’s like it helps me concentrate.

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  3. Haha, I jiggle my leg a lot too. And I feel you on that door thing. It’d be really weird to me if I left it open. Also my closet door. Not sure why but sometimes it freaks me out if it’s open. Not all the time. Just sometimes. I also hate/it creeps me out if I fall asleep and there’s a mirror facing me? I had one once that I could see from where I slept and it always creeped me out. Now my room is set up so there aren’t any in my view when I sleep.

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    1. My closet doesn’t have a door, so that’s always open for me! and my full body mirror is next to my bed, but up near my head so I can’t actually see it from where I sleep, because that would freak me out too!

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  4. You are not alone with the bedroom thing! Door closed and total darkness too! Not only do we have room darkening blinds, but I even put black sheets over them because I have to have it pitch black in there! It’s like a tomb 🙂 And all 3 kids are that way because I would make their rooms pitch dark from birth, lol. I swear that is why that all slept through the night at 4 weeks and slept 12-13 hrs a night when little and took 2 hr naps until they were 5!

    I just chew my nails to death and then pick at the skin everywhere..underneath and around the cuticles! It looks awful and I have to keep getting mani’s to stop but then I even chew through the gel nail if I try hard enough, lol! Or pick it off and that hurts!! That one really weird thing I do 🙂

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      1. Lol! I’d never be able to sleep! We have 2 bedroom windows and both face our backyard. There’s no lights back there unless we turn them on. I’m glad I’m not the only one who picks my gel nails,lol.

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  5. So funky!!

    I must sleep with the bedroom door open and if it isn’t the whole way back I say it isn’t open. I also sleep with curtains and window open but I have to wear an eye mask to keep the light out of my eyes.
    I eat custard cold yet if I am having it with ice cream I must have it hot and folk find it so strange.
    My food has specific places to sit on my plate and if it is wrong I sit and turn my plate until I feel comfortable with how the food is placed.
    I can’t abide being told to ‘calm down’ if someone says it I flip out so generally I am told to ‘settle’ or ‘chill’
    My books are also alphabetical and by series. If they are mixed up I have to redo all the books.
    I jiggle my leg also. My mother did it too and the faster she did it she was showing how annoyed she was.
    In restaurants, if I am in a booth I pull my legs up on the chairs.

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    1. Ahh! Sleeping with my blonds open is my worst nightmare!! I’m on the ground floor and people could totally look in on me – that freaks me out!!
      Great list of quirks! Funny about the food placement, I know a couple of people the same way! 🙂

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      1. I have to admit when I lived in a bungalow I had to close the window HOWEVER I wouldn’t close them at night incase the ‘window monster’ got me. I will point out I was an adult not a kid. My poor husband would try to tell me noone could grab my wrist as the dogs would be barking if there was someone around the house but nope ‘window monster’ would get me!

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  6. “Stop fucking moving your leg” is something I say and do to my husband all the time! His leg bouncing drives me insane! I’m the opposite of the ice cream thing – i only eat it out of a bowl! But the picking under the nails….. I totally understand you on this one! My nails are very long and I can’t stand anything to touch the skin underneath. If there’s dirt I’m constantly picking it out. OH! And feet in cars – I always sit with my legs as close or on top of the seat for fear of an accident chopping my leg off!!
    I think you make have inspired me to do a post like this… I do so many weird things!

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  7. I’m also really weird when it comes to cars. I’ve been in I think 6 car crashes. And each of them has resulted in my constantly checking my windows for any cars being nearby. Even though only if the crashes has been whilst I’ve been driving. I used to sit in the back of the car and just look out the back window and watch for anyone being too close. It’s so weird!

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  8. I love posts like these! They’re super cute, and they make us feel like we’re getting to know you. (I jiggle my leg constantly, or my foot. And if I’m standing, I sway.)

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  9. I wasn’t going to agree with the ice cream thing but then I thought about it and it makes completely sense to me. It’s like the ice cream loses its flavour. I don’t think I’ll be able to enjoy eating it from a bowl again! I do the nails thing too!

    I jiggle my leg every now and again, mostly when I see someone else doing it. I don’t know why I feel the need to join in. If I’m lying on the sofa, or trying too fall asleep my right foot moves back and forwards too!

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  10. Omg I loved reading this!

    When I was younger I had to have my door closed at night. It freaked me out to look down the dark hallway. I would start to imagine ghosts/robbers/axe murderers standing there. Nowadays I have to keep my door open because my cats food bowls are in here, but I have to have it closed like halfway. I can’t have it open all the way or who knows what could happen?!

    And I’m also a fidget-er. I always move my foot in a tapping motion when I’m in bed. It’s oddly calming… lol!

    And the nail thing – I don’t pick skin under the nails but I do pick skin to the sides. Especially my thumbs. It’s become such a bad habit that I often make myself bleed on accident.

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    1. I could never keep my door open to sleep, not even for pets! It scares me too much haha 😛

      My mum picks her skin until it bleeds sometimes too. I used to, but not so much now I look after my nails sooo much, I’m literally obsessed with keeping them tidy and clean lol

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  11. I never know whether to sleep with my door open or closed. When I was younger, I used to have it cracked open slightly, because I felt that that was a good in-between, but now I sleep with it closed.
    I loved this post!!

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