Week 7 of Seven Weeks of Weird!


So this is it, the last ever post for Mental Mama’s roller coaster challenge.  It’s been enjoyable, but it’s also been hard, because even though you might think you are weird when someone asks you why, it makes you question if you actually are. Turns out I am not as bad as I thought I was, but best of all, I now know I am not the only weirdo on the planet.

Out of all the questions I probably found this one the hardest, because after all my life is not that exciting. But here we go anyway.

Weirdest Random Fact About Yourself. 

I’ve got nothing. I’ve thought about it for most of the day and I’ve got nothing. Plain and simple. I then started to think about what other people might say or think and the only thing I could come up with is that I am shy and self conscious. Let me explain. For most of my life I have been called a variety of names like header, wingnut, eejit and goofball. Although each word looks different, they all mean the same thing, I am a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic. If there is mischief to be made I am usually never far away and if there is raucous laughter, I will either be the subject of it or the cause of it . I feel comfortable in my interactions with people I know, more so if they do not know me very well.

For all the reasons above, externally I appear to be very outgoing and the life and soul of the party, so people are genuinely surprised when they find out the extent of both my shyness and self consciousness.

I know it’s not all that weird, but honestly it’s all I’ve got.

Thank you Mama for running this challenge, and believe me, challenge was the appropriate word for it :)

Other things to Note

I know I’m really behind on both my reading, writing and commenting but you’ll have to bear with me. I’ve been running on full steam for the last 4 weeks and mentally I think I am at the end of my tether. I’m going to take a couple of days breathing space (which probably means I will be back tomorrow night ffs!) and try and get my head together. I’m even trying to negotiate a day of work. What I wouldn’t give for a full day of having to do nothing at all!

So on that note, I’ll probably see you tomorrow ;)

Week 4 of Seven Weeks of Weird


Welcome to Week 4 of 7 weeks of Weird hosted by the fabulous Mental Mama herself. You can find all the information you require HERE!

I’m late this week, but I’ve been late on everything. It’s a good job the Mental one is relaxed about the whole thing or I could have been on the receiving end of a kick up the arse all the way from the United States of America.

Weirdest Habit / Routine You Have

Until I started thinking about this I was pretty sure I didn’t have any weird habits or routines. I read Sheena’s post and found myself nodding when she said she swore too much, because I too resemble that remark.

On giving it further consideration I realised there are a few weird things that I do. Are they habits, routines or good old OCD, who knows.

  • I’ll check to make sure the doors are locked at least twice before I go to bed. I’m not however as picky about this as I used to be, owing to the fact going up and down the stairs now requires more effort due to my wonky leg.
  • For some strange reason I count when I chop or shred vegetables.
  • I hate sitting down at night to do anything (tv or blogging) unless all the dishes have been washed and put away.
  • I carry a cigarette behind my ear. I don’t do this as much now that I have changed jobs, but I used to do it a lot. When it was behind my ear I didn’t want to smoke it.
  • When I telephone doodle I either write my name over and over again, or draw eyes and weird faces. Doodles032
  • I hate answering the door to strangers so I usually hide :)
  • I try to sit in the same seat on the train in the morning. I get a little territorial if someone has made it there before me, although I have not yet got to the stage of pulling them out of it. In my defense the one I like has more let room and is perfect when your knee will not bend as far as it used to.
  • I nearly always put milk in my coffee before the water goes in, unless of course it’s really strong coffee!

Woohoo, perhaps I am weird after all….what about you?

Week 3 of Seven Weeks of Weird!

7weirdAnd so it continues, the Wednesday Weirdness created by none other than Mental Mama herself. If you’re unsure what it’s all about, you can follow this LINK! But be afraid, be very afraid!

I’m actually beginning to think that I am not as weird as I first thought as I am having a tough time answering these questions. That said, I probably am weird, but have convinced myself that my quirks are both normal and endearing.

This weeks question asks:

Weirdest Thing You Do To Relax

Thats a bit of a weird question to ask me really, because I suffer from anxiety and also have a healthy worrying habit to contend with, so I don’t feel like I ever relax. There is always something spinning in my head.

On days when the stress all gets a little too much for me, I find the only way to release the tension is to go on a rampage and leave a trail of destruction in my wake! Doing this in real life would most certainly lead to a spell of imprisonment and shoot my anxiety levels through the roof, so I had to find another avenue through which to vent, and unsurprisingly that was GTA V!

Now I know to a lot of you this will not seem so weird, I am sure a lot of people vent theirs frustrations via gaming, but seriously, it’s the wackiest thing I could come up with.

How did you know it was me?

Owing to the fact my disguise was so good I figured they would never realise it was me who robbed the convenience store, or stole the cars! Then I realised I was still ginger, WTF, back to the drawing board!

Wait, are those my knickers?

My second attempt was a little more successful, however I seemed to attract the wrong kind of men.

Starsky and Hutch
Starsky and Hutch eat your heart out!

My third and final attempt was totally successful! No one in their right minds was ever going to recognize me dressed as a girl, high heels and all! After many attempts I was finally able to master the Starsky and Hutch slide without showing my Knickers!! Sometimes though, not even gaming is enough to help you relax. On those days, well there is nothing else for it but to revert to the old fashioned method of sitting on the toilet and having a serious think about where your life is going!!

Indie Loo
Ah balls, that better not be the end of the role!

Till next week Eejits :)