Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ten Weird Things You Probably Don't Know About Me

1. 1. like offbeat characters and actors in movies. Jack Nicholson and John Malkovich are two of my favorites, because the rolls they play alot of times are creepy-ish and weird...and they just kind of seem, well offbeat I guess.

2. I get heart palpitations that are pretty intense. My whole body tenses up, mainly my back and my shoulders and I can't really move or talk when it happens. Sometimes I can predict it about it happen, like when I am laying on my right side and my left arm is sort of pressing against my heart if I'm curled up in a ball. Sometimes, it just happens randomly. I don't like it, but I'm used to it. The thing that concerns me is that usually Jeff is around when it happens and he keeps the kids away from me, because it could last anywhere from 2 minutes to 15 minutes...but if they are fighting or asking me for something and he is not there, I don't really know what I would do.

3. I am addicted to nasal spray. It's the same as any other addiction. The only reason I have to take it is because I can't breathe without it and I can't breathe without it because I've been taking it so long. If I don't take it at night, I have nightmares.

4. Speaking of nightmares, on several occasions I have had "Inception" type experiences in my dreams, where I dream within a dream within a dream. I try to wake myself up yelling (with no sound coming out) for "JESUS!" and when I do, I find myself floating down the stairs once again, realizing I am still in my dream. It's freaky.

5. I am a procrastinator. And I'm not really ashamed of it. I work best under pressure. I can have a weeks worth of work to do on the computer, that would take as little as an hour or two a day, but I save it all for one day, which is usually Saturday or Sunday.

6. I hate to smile with my teeth. If you look at my above sorta fake smile, even with my mouth closed my mouth is crooked and slightly open on one side. It's completely exaggerated if I do an open mouth "teeth" smile for a photo. The only way you will catch me smiling with my teeth for a photo is if I'm laughing, so I have to make weird sounds or jokes to make myself laugh.

7. I hate reading articles online or in magazines that give me information 'about' a person that is apparently newsworthy, unless that article or post was approved of by 'said' person.  I literally cringe when I see people post articles about other people, celebrities, politicians, preachers, etc on facebook of a negative or critical nature. I don't even give those articles the time of day, usually. 
I guess I wouldn't want people writing articles about me without knowing me, so I don't feel justified in sharing or reading information about them, whether what they do or say or believe is wrong or right. It's bad enough I have to see the name of the article and who it's about in my newsfeed, I wonder if people go searching for this stuff online to get the dirty dish on people. 
It's just not my thing, I guess. 

8. I'm in a constant battle with myself with taking responsibility and avoiding responsibility. I don't mean for my past actions. I am fully aware of when I do wrong and am capable of admitting it. But I mean when I see a need at church or if I feel like maybe I should be more responsive in the blogging community or in my personal friendships, I tell myself, "Ok, lets do this..."But then I get afraid if I committ, I will get overwhelmed and stressed out trying to  help others. So I am always trying to find a balance and search my limits and availability. And trying not to be selfish at the same time...

9. Peanut butter apparently gives me heartburn, particularly when I am pregnant, but cookies, bars,  or toast with peanut butter is unavoidably delicious to me, so I suffer through the burn to taste the goodness.

10. I cry at everything. If you have made me cry at some point or another, don't feel too special. I will tear up if someone texts a "K" instead of an "OK." For some reason it makes me feel like you are being short or abrupt with me and I am left wondering why you are such a jerk and what I did to deserve it because I am as sweet as pie... ;)


The Pink Growl said...

I feel you on the nasal spray! I don't use it year round, but once I get stuffed up and start using it I CANNOT STOP! It's heavenly!

Ashley @ Forgetful Momma said...

I am the same way with peanut butter. My last pregnancy, if I thought about having some I got heart burn.

lesley: the dream tree said...

omg, do you use the menthol nasal spray?! it's out of this world. i am addicted to it. try it if you haven't. i too get palpitations and have for years. at first i thought they were going to kill me, but now since i'm a nurse, i just realize that some girls our age get them. whew (: i think we're safe.... for now. haha.

Rachel said...

I cry at movies more often than at people...And everybody laughs at me, but maybe it's a family trait because I remember watching some TV show lately and 4 of my family members were crying, including my Dad.
And I love offbeat, unique characters, too!

christina said...

I hope I haven't ever text "k", but I don't remember... I know what you mean about that, but it really depends on what someone is responding to =)

I hate my teeth, which is sorta similar, though crooked smiles are very cute and sexy in my opinion!

I used to have so many dreams, but now it's very rare. David can lucid dream, but the only thing I've figured out is that when I have one of those dreams where I am stuck in very slow motion I usually can recognize that I am dreaming and I figured out that I can wake myself up by shaking my head really hard (which I want to do because it's generally a bad dream) - in real life I'm sure it's barely perceptible, but it works. I've also tried to do spiritual warfare in my sleep a number of times - one time I actually got some real words out "in the name of Jesus", but David thought I was saying "leave us" and my voice wasn't really awake so it creeped him out, LOL.

I was having palpitations for awhile and I realized it was stress related. I don't know why it is, but stress symptoms tend to show up for me after I'm out of the stressful situation so it usually takes me awhile to figure out the cause.

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Girl, 8 and 10 are SO me!! Loved reading and learning new things about you!

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