I got tagged to write some more weird things about me. Since I recently did this, and it was hard enough for me to look at all the perfectly normal things I do and realize they are weird, I asked Joel to tell me everything he thinks is weird about me.
So, here goes from a husband's perspective:
1. I can read a book from cover to cover in one normal day. That means not only do I read the book, but I still do the dishes and feed the baby and vacuum the floor and whatever else I'm supposed to do.
2. I am a klutz. And it particularly bothers Joel that I tend to trip over my own feet, step into a hole or lose my contact lens whenever he tries to kiss me or hold my hand. So much for romance.
3. It's hard to tell if I'm really excited about something. Joel always complained about this when I was dating him, and I'd always say "What do you want me to do? A cartwheel?" So, when he proposed to me, I did do a cartwheel, and I embarrassed him to death. So now he doesn't complain about that aspect of my personality anymore, although I know it still bugs him (and he obviously thinks it's weird) that I don't act super excited when he makes my favorite dinner even though I am totally thrilled. He has, thankfully, learned how to tell when I'm doing cartwheels in my head after ten years together.
4. One of my best friends is someone I've only met in real life once. You might know Hilary from this blog. Funny thing is, she went to high school with Joel and she married a fellow music major from BYU with whom I had a history class and Joel played in a brass quintet, among other things. Yet, I've only actually met her once (although I'm sure I met her a few times at BYU)...last year we had lunch together when we were both in Provo visiting family. I suppose a lot of people think it's strange, but hey, when you happen to meet your kindred spirit (remember Anne Shirley and Diana Barry?) why let thousands of miles stop you when you have the technology to IM each other daily? When I was hospitalized while pregnant, Hilary called me every day--my only friend to do that actually--and we hit it off wonderfully when we did meet in real life, by the way. Joel and I are even going to go to the San Francisco Symphony with them on our anniversary getaway in July. So he must not think it's too weird. But maybe that's because he's met her more in real life than I have. I say it's because we were meant to be friends.
5. I like candy corn, tapioca pudding, Depeche Mode, chick flicks, Ben & Jerry's Karmel Sutra ice cream, and scrapbooking. Now see, I don't think a single thing on this list is weird, do you? Joel's the weird one here! And, for the record, since I began college and was immersed in classical music, I haven't listened to DM much. But I still like them.
6. If the phone rings it must be answered. Okay, I admit I'm a little bit weird about this one. I hate talking on the phone, and yet, I can't handle letting the machine get it. I have nearly killed myself running to get the phone before it goes to voice mail one too many times. I think I'm paranoid I'll miss something really important, when in fact it is just a telemarketer.
7. I like him to be in the same room with me even if I don't want to be talked to. This is true. But it's not weird...it just means I love him a lot!
I'm supposed to tag others, but (and I suppose it's weird) I always feel strange about doing that. So if you're reading and you haven't done this particular meme yet, you're it!