Sunday, March 02, 2008

Aim for the flat top

Looks like I made the front page of Digg. Again. Well, sort of. I have had a habit of wearing the "flat cap" for several years now, and even though I am often told it is simply an "old man hat," I figure it's as close as I'll ever be to having my own semblance of style, so why not.

I was recently challenged by my cousin Jessie to list some weird traits I happen to possess. So, in no particular order, may I present the following...

1. I like to stand on one leg, like a stork, when I'm not doing anything in particular. Say, If I'm doing the dishes or waiting for something to finish cooking, I'll take my right leg and lift it up so my foot rests on my left knee (would this be half-akimbo?). Don't know why, but it's what I do.

2. I make movie references constantly. I use phrases from any given Spielberg/Lucas movie all the time, and often throw in phrases from all sorts of other movies whenever I feel like it, often just to amuse myself during casual conversation.

3. I have no problem striking up conversations with strangers. It's kind of fun.

4. Almost every single weekday since last July I have started my day with a bowl of oatmeal, containing either (or both) raisins or one half of an apple, sliced into tiny bits.

5. I like to crack the joints in my neck.

6. When I moved into a house with some guy friends during my sophomore year of college, I found a picture frame with a metal chain on the back. I put the chain around my right wrist, for no particular reason. It has not been off since. Several years ago I bought a short length of chain at a hardware store and attached it to my left wrist, just to give the first chain some company.

1 comment:

jessrings said...

Did you have the chain on your wrist even at your wedding?? Also, I think I have noticed the standing on one leg thing.