Sunday, February 04, 2007

6 Weird Things About Myself

I've been tagged by Bob to list 6 weird things about myself. Ha! This should be the easiest tag I've had in a while. So here goes:

#6-I am very serious. And this really gets on my husband's nerves. But hey, it's just the way I am. This is not to say that I don't enjoy a good laugh or a night out on the town partying like it's 1999, but in general, I'm all business. I prefer to watch the news or documentaries over silly sit-coms or movies. I despise Jim Carey and can't stand his stupid movies. I just don't think they're funny(I could make an exception for "Liar,Liar" but that's as far as I'll go). I don't read fiction either; I think it's a waste of time. If I am going to spend some my time doing something, it better be productive in either helping humanity, educating myself, paying me $$$, or making me a better person.

#5-I am a loner. This is one even seems weird to me. Because I was extremely social all the way through school. I was even voted Miss Coffee County High School 1995! So maybe it's life, maybe it's maturity, maybe it's just change, but I am more of a loner now. Not that I don't enjoy hanging out with other people and stuff; I do. But I don't like to be followed around. I like to have my space. I like to do my own thing and have room to be myself. My best friends are the ones that I don't talk to daily, but that know I love them just as much and know I will be here without a skipping a beat when we do talk. A lot of this probably due to the busy schedule I lead with work, training, kids, etc. I have to fight for every bit of "alone" time I can get.

#4-I love Hank Williams Sr. and Nirvana. That's right. And just about everything in between, except 80's music - I'm not much of a fan of that. But I can quote almost every word of every song Hank Sr. ever sang. And then turn around and bang my head to "Heart-Shaped Box" or "All Aplogies" without missing a beat. I especially love almost all 90's alternative music. Seven Mary Three, Alanis Moresette, Candlebox, Pearl Jam...OMG I love Pearl Jam. But I love Hank Jr., too. And George Jones. And Johnny Cash. And Willie Nelson. And Don Williams. Is that so weird?

#3-I eat the inside of orange peels. I'm not sure if this is weird or not, but since I've never seen anyone else do this, I'd say it qualifies. You know what I'm talking about, right? The white part on the inside of the orange peel. I peel that white part off of the inside and eat it. It's good!

#2-I am obsessive-compulsive. You probably have already noticed this. It's all or nothing here. I don't ride the fence. I pick a side and stick with it. I don't halfway do anything, I go all out. This is probably not so weird to most of my readers, though, as I'd say many are the same. But it's weird to alot of people in my life. They think I'm just plain crazy. Run 26.2 miles?? "Well, who the hell was chasing you?" they say.

#1-I like the smell of a skunk. Do I need to elaborate? I don't think it's a bad smell. I tried to explain this to my 10 year old son the other day, and he couldn't quit laughing long enough to listen. What I was trying to tell him, though, is that just because other people say something doesn't make it true. You have to experience things for yourself before you form an opinion and make a judgement. Case in point, the smell of a skunk in the middle of the road, freshly run over. All you ever hear is how a skunk "stinks" badly. But have you ever really smelled of that skunk without judging it prematurely? It's not that bad. It's not bad at all! It's just another scent in the's not bad. Go ahead, call me weird. But give that skunk a fair shake next time.

So there you have it. A small sample of my idiosyncrasies. Now I'll tag TriSaraTops, Trimama, and Phil


Bob Gentile said...

Lana U weirdooooooo :-)

Yup I was a social freak an now loves my ALONE time (space) and don't mine being called a loner by some of my friends, they say Bob your such a loner lately..and my answer is "THANK YOU Very MUCH!!"

wow, you love Hank SR huh, oldie but goodie!!! very nice.

orange white stuff is called the PITH (white soft layer between peel and fruit) ....I am not that smart to know this but I do because I am JUICING lately and it says to keep the PITH on the orange and grapefruit so I had to LOOK it up--LOLOL alot of vitamins in the PITH too.

ok SKUNK ....hmmm well that's umm very NORMAL to You--LOL but to me who is sensitive to smells says LANA is WEIRDDDDD--haha

that was great when your son laughed, he is a smart man, don't smell it Kid!!

Awesome post Lana, you are very NORMAL :-) ... I see u stopped by Lisa B's blog, yes she rocks in ULTRA Running ...her weird post was good huh? I read that sucker three times already. (is that weird :-(


Eric said...

Now that is a new game of tag the is....well.....weird.

I am with you on the loner bit. I just don't play poker like the other guys in the neighborhood.

If you ever get that stamp for your hand let me know. I want one.

Eric said...

Now that is a new game of tag the is....well.....weird.

I am with you on the loner bit. I just don't play poker like the other guys in the neighborhood.

If you ever get that stamp for your hand let me know. I want one.

Lance Notstrong said...

White stuff on the orange peel? Thanks Lana, now I know what to have for lunch today :-)

walchka said...

lol...That's a great list Lana! Thanks for sharing...

Cliff said...

:)..#1 tops it off. I don't smell skunk too much b/c I have vrey poor smell receptors. So even if there is a dead skunk along the road, I can block it off.

Eating the inside of the orange peel is just as weird....i can see u peeling an orange...discard the meaty part and start gnawing the peels :D..

Other than that..u are normal.

Neese said...

I like your message to your son " just because other people say something doesn't make it true"...

tri-mama said...

Ok, I'm "it" I'll work on this in an upcoming post. Skunk I can handle if I know I can get away from it-but the idea of being sprayed-aggghhhhh. insightful list-thanks for sharing

Joe said...

I'm with you on the fiction thing but I'd take movies over the news.

A loner? Really? But you're quite attractive, IMHO. How can that be? Those two usually don't go together.

Ewwww. The inside of orange peels!

I'm with you on the obsessive-compulsive thing.

Ummm...skunk? WTF? I didn't see that one coming.

Phil said...

Lana ... I've got to try the orange peel thing ... what's the worse that can happen? You're musical range is understandable. My MP3 player looks like a music store exploaded. Your's must really rock. I don't know about the skunk thing. I've been near the aftermath of a scared skunk eneough times to know that I don't want to go looking for that smell; but if it rocks your boat - go for it.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

That was a great post!  You revealed a lot about yourself and kept it interesting.

I see why your blog is so popular.

the flash said...

ok lana, come clean--did you spell "idiosyncrasies" without looking it up? if you did, i am extremely impressed with your spelling "skillzz."