I’m weird, you’re weird, we’re all weird

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.

Enjoy! 🙂

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

xoxo Charlotte

*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.

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15 comments

  1. Hey weirdo, interesting list!

    What’s makes me weird? Hmmm. I suppose being British and hating tea, the royal family, the flag and our national anthem could be a contender. I also have a number of small plastic animals in my desk drawer, including a green T Rex and two tiny naked people (Adam & Eve?). Sometimes I take photographs of these figures in little scenes (no, nothing sordid) with stones, plants or items of fruit as props… But hey, that’s fairly normal, no?

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      • Oh course there were bananas! For a time I used one of my little tableaux as my profile pic on my about.me page. Then I realised the tiny dinosaur and naked couple standing in front of a banana were probably not seen as satirical by folks of a creationist disposition. I suspect they thought it was an endorsement of their beliefs, so I had to change it.

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  2. I hate the cinema too. I haven’t been for about 5 years… I usually watch 5-6 films a year, and most of those are a Disney film I have seen 100 times.

    I LOVE Black Coffee, I went so far as to buy my own coffee machine as I love the taste.

    Other than that,can’t really think of anything.

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  3. Okay, I TOTALLY agree with you about the movie thing. I really can’t stand movies unless they are super corny made-for-TV-movies or family movies. There’s a rare time I can stand a comedy. But otherwise – NOPE. I disagree on the smell of books, though. MMMM… It’s great!

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    • Haha I *wish* I could like the smell of books!! Last night I let my husband preview this blog post, and he was like “what book smell are you talking about?” So I grabbed a cheap paperback off the bookshelf and flipped through the pages to produce the smell for him, and I nearly gagged having to smell it myself.

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  4. This is such a fun list (especially since your appreciation for black coffee – you won’t have to suffer from finding out that your milk or creamer has spoiled from it messing up your drink)! I think my weird thing is that I like movies, but I’m not a huge fan of going to the actual movie theater, because I always fall asleep! I like to take naps to really bland vlogs on YouTube or long podcast episodes, so I think when I’m at the theater, the lights are all out, the chair has some cushion to it, and I’m listening to the characters talking and my mind just goes “nap time!”

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    • Glad you liked my weird little list!! Haha, that is a fantastic point about a benefit to enjoying black coffee. I never looked at it like that, but you are right. I agree with you about movie theatres (although I don’t like movies period), but they are so dark and cozy that it seems far too easy to fall asleep, which is bad considering the price of entry!

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  5. ou’ve got me thinking about what makes me weird. I love the smell of old books and a good movie. I really don’t like polo neck jumpers on me or other people. They make me feel uncomfortable. No idea why. I love the taste of vanilla but I hate the artificial smell.

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  6. Reason one: I actually read this already and thought I’d come back and comment later. Naturally forgot. Duuuuuuh!

    But seriously, great post. I’m not Stone Cold Steve Austin so don’t have the authority to tell you to give yourself a hell yeah. The jabroni ain’t here though. His time is up, our time is now. So give yourself a resounding “HELL YEAH”! Oh it’s real; it’s damn real!

    So I just used about four different quotes/catchphrases by wrestlers. I’d say the weirdness has begun with aplomb.

    I’ll attempt to be succinct given my rambling thus far. I totally get you on point one. I do like movies myself, but I can absolutely get why one wouldn’t as most all follow the exact same path. In a lot of cases, if you’ve seen one then you’ve seen ’em all.

    I don’t mind the smell of an old paperback at all. There’s something quite homely about it for me, but again I understand why one might not like it.

    Twilight…moving on…

    I can’t drink black coffee, but I too drink coffee for the flavour. That first cup in the morning has become a necessity. I don’t think it’s the caffeine that brings me round at all though. I’m convinced it’s just become a morning placebo. I will go on to have two, maybe three more cups of it during the day because I like it. I don’t have the patience to use a cafetiere, so I use Nescafé Azera Americano instant coffee and it’s honestly as close to cafetiere coffee as any instant can get. When I buy from a coffee shop, my go to beverage is a hazelnut mocha. It tastes like praline. So damned good!

    Okay, I’ve rabbited on enough here and I’m wondering if it might just be worth me dedicating a whole post to my weirdness instead. I can divert the flow of traffic your way from there which means extra views. Whaddya reckon?

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