I want to know, what makes you weird?
We’re all weird in our own little ways, and this post is meant to be lighthearted and humorous. So, without further ado, here are some weird traits of mine.
- I loathe movies*. Like, the idea of sitting for two-plus hours doing nothing but staring at the same group of people on a screen just sounds like hell to me. For me it’s due to some combination of not liking sitting still for too long and getting a sensory overload from the kinds of movies that are produced these days. I think this is probably the top “weird” thing about me, since watching movies is a very popular pastime for most people. Like, I think I’d actually rather go for a dental checkup than go to the movies** because at least then I’m not distracted by all the lights and explosions on screen and can focus on my thoughts instead.
- Even though I am an avid reader and writer, I strongly dislike the smell of cheap paperback books. I often hear other avid readers lament that a Kindle can just never replace a real book until it smells like a real book. I get that they’re joking when they say this, but most readers really do seem to love that book smell. I feel like a naughty book lover for saying this, but I just can’t stand that smell! It smells like the way a mid-afternoon headache feels, if that makes any sense at all. (I have synesthesia, so yeah.)
- I really enjoyed the Twilight saga of books. I know they’ve been bashed by “real” writers as having terrible writing, but I actually thought the books were quite good! I haven’t seen the films, so I can’t attest to them, though.
- I drink black coffee for the flavor, not the caffeine. In fact I drink mostly decaf anyway, just for that good ol’ bitter flavor.
So, join in the fun and tell me something that makes you weird. Is it a hobby of yours to watch paint dry? Did you think Gigli and Glitter were actually the best movies ever?
Keep it light, and let’s all laugh at our weirdness!
*The only exception is cheesy made-for-TV Christmas movies and Disney movies.
**The only exception is a family tradition of going to see the newest Hobbit or Star Wars franchise film at Christmas each year with my husband, mother-in-law, and brother-in-law.