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After writing my last post, in which I confessed that as much as I want to be married, it’s not at the top of my to-do list, I started think about just how weird I am. You’d really think that a hopeless romantic like me would rate marriage as her number one goal in life, but...no. Sadly, this is not the only bizarre thing about me, as you’d see if you really knew me. So, for the heck of it, I thought I’d come clean and post a list of the 27 weirdest things about me (27, btw, is my favorite number). [For future readers, I'm adding edits in this color, over 4 years later.]

  1. I have never lived anywhere for more than about five years. Some places I lived less than a year. [Pittsburgh was seven years.]
  2. I am a phone-a-phobe. I hate to call people on the telephone. I don’t even like ordering pizza. I don’t know why; but I would much rather write an email or a real letter than call someone that I don’t know very well. And I mean very well.
  3. I don’t like the taste of alcohol. I barely tolerate the smell. [This has changed.  I have come to enjoy some types very much in moderation.]
  4. I currently own over 500 books, crammed into my bedroom. And I fully intend to buy many more.  [I couldn't begin to guess. Probably twice that.]
  5. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 24 years old.
  6. I have only been on two real dates. With two different guys.
  7. I went to four different high schools.
  8. I don’t believe in evolution. [At least, not macro evolution.]
  9. I haven’t celebrated Halloween since I was five.
  10. When I was in high school, I refused to watch Friends.
  11. I like to watch TV and movies with the closed captions on, even though I am not hearing impaired.
  12. I work at a coffee shop, but I don’t drink coffee.  [Yep, drink that now, too, thanks to my stint at Starbucks.]
  13. In my spare time, when I’m bored, I watch Disney Channel programs. And I enjoy them.
  14. I believe with my whole heart that there is a God, and that He created me, died for me, and loves me.
  15. I am both a cat and a dog person.
  16. Some people hear things and burst into song (my parents); I hear things and it will remind me of a movie quote. And I have to say it. And it will sound totally random.
  17. Whenever I watch something (TV, movie) I play the “Where have I seen him/her” game. If an actor or actress is familiar, I have to figure out where I’ve seen him or her before. Luckily, IMDB has made that a whole lot easier for me.
  18. I laugh out loud when I’m reading or watching something, no matter where I am.
  19. I write in my books; I underline and circle things and scribble in the margins even if it’s a work of fiction. I can’t not write (if it’s my copy).
  20. I randomly use a British accent in conversation; but my whole family does this. [This has gotten worse since becoming obsessed with Doctor Who.]
  21. I really don’t like going to the beach or camping. [Actually, it depends on the beach, the campsite, and who I'm with.  I quite liked Greystones beach in Ireland, for example.]
  22. I watch the credits of movies.
  23. I eat cake for the frosting. But only if it’s the “good” kind.
  24. My legs do not tan. They stay super-white no matter how long I stay out. [Except in Texas, as I discovered during a long summer as a camp counselor in the scorching sun.]
  25. I snort when I laugh if I think something is really funny.
  26. I’m actually friends with my brother and parents.
  27. I don’t care a whit which way the toilet paper goes.

There you have it! I’m a freak. Though you probably already suspected this was true, now you have proof. But you know, I wouldn’t trade all my quirks and idiosyncrasies even if I could. Maybe that’s the weirdest thing about me.

PS: I challenge you to come up with a weird thing about me and post it in a comment. Go on. I can take it. 


Brianne said...

Ha ha! I accept your challenge! Your weirdness: Your guitar has a name.

And also, I'm flattered that though you don't like to talk on the phone, you always manage to talk to me for three hours once or twice a week. that makes me feel all special inside.

TR said...

The toilet paper is supposed to go over the top and towards the front of the roll. It's in Leviticus somewhere...

You are wierd: you love tunafish but hate fried fish and all other fish dinners.

Also: you can't listen to a CD without fast forwarding.

Carol said...

Okay, you really didn't name the guitar, someone else did. You just kept the name. And I have seen you eat fish on occasion.

But you do like to dip your french fries in your frosty or chocolate milkshake. But hey, you got that from your father and me.

I know, you HATE to drive but find it a necesary evil. You always try to find someone else to drive if you possibly can.

Kyle said...

You just told everybody all the weird things about you. THAT's weird. ;-p

cynthia said...

jess, i think i'm weirder than you. i talk to myself all the time. can't get much weirder than that.