I HAVE ALWAYS FELT EXTREMELY WEIRD.
BUT I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY WEIRDNESS,
AND I WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO BE
VERY HAPPY WITH THEIRS.
When I was a kid, I made up a game called "Teenager," which included prancing around the dining room table on the way to "work," fielding phone calls on the plastic phone from potential "dates," and ultimately getting married while wearing a blanket as a veil. This game was played by only three people - me, my little sister...and my maternal grandmother. (Before you all say how sweet that was, keep in mind, I also made up a game called "Plane Crash" where my friends and I utilized the dining room table for survivor-like purposes.)
When I eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I eat the insides first then separate the crusts and eat them one at a time, like french fries. (This is not from when I was a kid. This happened the other day.)
I do not like crowds. At all. The noise, the press of bodies, leaves me wanting to claw my way through, out. I will brave a crowd if necessary or if it's an event I really want to attend, but it sucks so much energy out of me that afterward, I am totally exhausted.
I absolutely hate to not return library books on time. I tell myself that the fines are small or that the money goes to the library, but it doesn't matter. It just somehow feel like a personal failure.
I talk to the tortoises throughout the day. A lot. Even when they're sleeping. Even when I bet they wish I'd be quiet.
This week, let's celebrate our quirkiness! Go ahead and share some of your "weirdness" in the comments. (The tortoises would really appreciate it because it would give me something to do other than talking to them. They need a break.)