11 Jan 2007

But I'm not weird!

Deb tagged me with the weird thing meme that's been doing the rounds. I've been (over?) thinking about this; is weird the same as unusual? Is doing something that isn't common in your location and culture, weird?

Well anyway, the best I could come up with is this;

  1. My right pupil is always a bit smaller than my left.
  2. When I met Gordon (in university halls of residence) we were friends for a few months, before he wanted to know if we could, well, be more than friends. His method of finding this out, was to generate a multiple choice questionnaire, all nicely printed out, and push it under my door. While it might seem that that's more of a weird thing about him, I thought it was great. We also used to write equations and draw graphs in our letters to each other when we lived apart. I mean, is it any wonder we've produced a neurodiverse child.
  3. I sucked my thumb until I had children of my own; then I finally decided I'd better quit. Lady started sucking her thumb the day she was born and still does. I'm not in the least bothered by this.
  4. I've never smoked and never tasted so much as a sip of any alcoholic drink until I was almost 30. (The fact that Duncan was born the year before really isn't related to this!)
  5. I had good reason to believe that I would need a little pharmacological kick to ovulate, when I wanted to start a family, so I was on a waiting list for a year to see a fertility specialist. During the appointment, the doctor asked me for a urine sample, which he took into a little back room where I could hear him rattling about for a while. After about 5 minutes he came out to announce that I was already pregnant. Probably the easiest job he'd ever had.

This went round the Autism Hub a while ago, but then it was only 5 weird things people were listing, and not 6, so I'm going to leave it at that.
I could go on, but some things are just private ;-)

If anyone wants to enlighten us with what is weird and wonderful about them, and has not been tagged already, then go right ahead.

1 comment:

abfh said...

I love the multiple choice questionnaire! LOL!