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bsjaguar
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   Posted 3/3/2010 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I think we all have our own little pet peeves.  Guess it could be considered Compulsive Disorder to a lesser degree or we could look at as being Creatures of Habit.  Do you have things that need to be done a certain way or at a certain time. 
 
With me I like my toilet paper over.  When washing a load of clothes I always fold from largest to smallest.  Shirts always hang in the closet with the front of them facing to the left. 
 
So the question today is do you have any little quirks that you do on a daily basis?
---Jag---
 
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edt
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   Posted 3/3/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Quirks I have many...this one is funny.

When I grocery shop my cart is very organized, meat with meat and so on....I've had people comment that they've never seen a neater, more organized shopping cart. 

I was embarrassed the 1st time someone made the comment now I just smile!

XXOO

Patti


snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 3/3/2010 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW, where to begin.
First, like patti said, my grocery cart is the same, and when things are placed on the check-out, meat must go first, then boxed & jar, then fresh stuff, then bread chips & eggs last.

Also, my bed, the tag on the bed spread HAS to be at my feet with the red side up...lol

AND the TV, this is the WORSE....the volume must ALWAYS be on an even number. Dont ask me why, just drives me nuts...lol

I have a LOT more, but these are the main ones.
Great topic!!

Donna
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White Beard
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   Posted 3/3/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I roll most of my cloths, except for the ones that hang up of course! And I start with the smallest and work up to the largest! At least with the whites! T-shirts I fold the sides over and then start at the bottom and roll them up tightly! I also roll my blue jeans!

I do not like going to bed with dirty dishes in the sink, ( I don't like dirty dishes in the sink any time) so if I don't put them in the dish washer, ( with it just being me here alone I don't use the dish washer much any more!) Anyway I usually always make sure the dishes are alway washed! The other thing is, I always make my bed in the morning! ( I guess it is just from being in the military for so long!

White Beard

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 3/3/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
For others..my biggest pet peeve is when I'm driving and people don't use their signal!!! I was out and about yesterday and maybe ONE person used theirs...I always mumble to myself.."gee...I guess that option of a turn indicator didn't come up after adding your GPS and sunroof in that Lexus"....HAHAHAHAHAHA


For me..my OCD habit..lol...is dusting, cleaning my air filter...and making sure my house doesn't smell like wet dog with all the snow/slush around here...I do a quick Swifter dusting every day..as well as febreeze..glade candles that smell like apple pie with cinnamon..YUMMY!

I just bought a large hard plastic covering...(the kind made for under an office chair to roll better)...but I have it over the carpet by my front door to protect that area...

It has been great...I was using just towels but it would scrunch up and get too wet..This way..it's about a 4' by 4' area that is covered since I have a light carpet cover..and can come in..wipe the pup's paws off..kick off my boots..and it's all just a quick spray/wipe up..no more dirty carpet!! My dog actually is so used to this ritual that I call out.."one"..lifts up front left paw.."two"..front right.."three"..."four"..back paws...it's hysterical!!!!

I always ask someone to be honest and let me know if it smells like dog..so far so good..hahaha...

Take care my fellow quirky friends...LOL:)


SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
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(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
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Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
 
 

Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 3/3/2010 9:00:40 AM (GMT-7)


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/3/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
So the question today is do you have any little quirks that you do on a daily basis?
 
   Dear Jag,
 
      I cannot go to bed with a dirty home. I have 1 large daily clean, 2 daily "quick clean". Last quick clean before bed. Im very organized so everything has a place to go once someone is done with what ever items(s) I often have people remark "Your such a clean person" and I always so "No I'm messy which is why I have to clean up after myself so much."
 
*huggs*
   dani

 

 

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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

 

 


PAlady
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   Posted 3/3/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Jag this is too funny!

I know if I thought about it longer I think my list would take up so much space the admin would charge me rent! LOL

I used to be neat and organized (so any of you who are and finish with your house would you please come visit me for an extended stay???). Somewhere over the years I fell off the cliff. Is it possible to be obsessive about your own disorganization - because I think that's what's happened to me! I have so many stacks of papers but I don't want anyone touching them although in many instances I've forgotten why because I no longer know what's in the pile. So my biggest quirk right now is probably that I don't want anyone touching my stacks and other messes - somehow they've taken on a sculpture-like quality! (NOT!)

I like to pack my own groceries - which goes along with the organized groceries of others - I just take it one step further!

I hate dishes in the sink, too, but I rinse them and "hide" them in the dishwasher. When you live alone you can get away with quite a bit of "stuff" - and that's not always good. :-) I usually only need to run the dishwasher once/week - try it out, White Beard!

That's enough for now!

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 3/3/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady I used to do what you do, but for some reason I noticed that the dishes in the dish washer were coming out spotted really bad so I was having to rewash them so I just quit using the dish washer all together! Actually I have been trying to do things that cut down on expenses, especially the electricty and the natural gas I pay rural rates where I live and they are much higher, I set my thermostat at 65, and I have replaced allot of my light bulbs with LED Bulbs. You might say I am trying to prepare myself for my big pay cut that will be coming up the first of April! If I could just cut down on my grocery bill that would really help!


White Beard

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/3/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear PA Lady,
 
    Ill be right over! Hehe. But seriously even piles of papers is organized. I can understand about the groceries. Makes alot of sense. I often get frustraited when my groceries are bagged. I just dont want my vegetables tossed in with my body wash, but I just clamm up and try to not seem rude. I think I might try it the way you, Patti and Donna do it.
 
   Dear White Beard,
 
       65!!!!!!! My toes would fall off! hehe But, I think you are very wise to make so many cuts in your energy bills. My natural gas bill is usually around 220 - 250 these days.
 
        You know I saw on .. humm cant think what channel I was on.. But showed a very innovative little water heater that only heated the water as it is being used. Instead of a huge tank heated 24/7.  It took up very little space aswell. Wonder how much something like that costs. Its really neat to see the energy saving products comming out, just wish they wernt so expensive!
 
*huggs*
  dani

 

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

 

 


PAlady
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   Posted 3/3/2010 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, Dani, be careful or I'll take you up on that! I do think my "piles" have lost at least the appearance of organization. Sort of loses something when they start toppling over! LOL

I started packing my own groceries after I had carpal tunnel surgery - because those young boys have different definition of what's too "heavy" than I do! Now my small local grocery store mostly knows me and I usually look up at the person standing waiting to start packing and just say nicely that I'd prefer to pack my own - and tell them it's nothing personal. Most don't mind at all. At the larger stores like WalMart they have the self-scanners (which I kind of think are fun to do!) so I scan and pack them.

Oh - and that's called a tankless water heater. They are more expensive. I looked at getting one last time I had to buy a hot water tank, but it really would take a few years to pay itself off. I think it was at least double the cost of the regular one. I liked it because it's so small. Maybe one day.

And White Beard - I think I'm going to need to turn my thermostat down to 50 at the rate my heating bills are coming in! Our electric company rates are going to go way up starting next year (course they already went up this year) and that plus the gas are out of site! I think I need to spend most of the winter curled up under my comforter in my tempurpedic. :-)

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 3/3/2010 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Dani those tankless water heaters are really nice and they have been around for a very long time, just not here in the states! I was in Taiwan in 1972 and just about all the taiwanese had them them in there homes, but theirs you had to manually light with a match each time you wanted to use it! But in a matter of seconds the water would be scalding hot!


You know My natural gas bill from 8 Jan to 11 Feb was 203 dollars but it varies from month to month. I pay a flat 150 a month for my electricity and then in July( end of the billing year) if I owe anything then I have to pay it and if they owe me then they credit it for the next up coming year, so far it looks like I might get credit! I am just trying to save up as my ex will start getting part of my retirement the first of April.



PALady I know what your talking about I wear a hoody around in the house all day, I don't mind dressing to keep warm, but when summer comes, well I just do not take heat and humidity very well, it makes me physically feel ill, so I use the AC allot! I wish I could afford to live up north in the summer and down south in the winter, or find some place that just has an nice temperate climat all year round! I don't know what I will do if I don't get this house sold and the electric rates go up. Start a bed and breakfast and rent rooms out???? I dread the thought!



White Beard

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   Posted 3/4/2010 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
This is a good one, I am on either late or early with this, had computer problems today. I have the tp top side up, shirts hanging facing left, top button must be buttoned, hung by color, such as all blues to together or whites. Underwear has to be folded legs in and then folded in half, towels & wash rags folded a certain way with smooth side showing. I too am funny about my grocery cart, no just throwing items in allowed, lol.I like my groceries to be bagged a certain way too, boxes together, cold items togther, canned goods and cleaning products must be double bagged to my weight specification too. I welched a little and tell the courtesy clerk I live in an upstairs apt and do not want my bags heavy, hey it works!!! My list could go on forever,
 

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Chutz
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   Posted 3/4/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel like I'm at a meeting that starts with 3 capitol letters... Hi, I'm Chutz <hanging head>and I have to turn my volume on the TV to only even numbers also! Ya, it's funny but sometimes I do worry about us Donna...lol

Yep, my clothes all hang one direction and hubby wants his the other. TP over the top, and when it comes to bagging groceries (most of the shopping is at Costco) I grab my bread products and tell them that I will bag them since otherwise it will not be recognizable when I get home. Hubby even warns them when he's shopping alone...."if you smash the bread I'm not responsible when my wife comes down here to find you did it"

and like others my list can go on and on... Don't even get me started on feeling every line and crease in the bed sheet.

Chutz

and thanks Jag, for making this KK today!
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."

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Blessedx8
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   Posted 3/5/2010 1:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my goodness, I'm so thankful for this thread and knowing that I'm not the only... ummm.... "quirky"? person out there!

Same general things... no dirty dishes in the sink; can't go to sleep w/out picking up the house (who wants to wake up to that??); same thing w/ grocery cart; etc etc.

I used to be much worse, but my health stuff has made it impossible to keep doing 90% of things I was doing... But some of my "quirky" habits are just here to stay!! :)

--Tina
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Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation

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