Sunday, June 25, 2006

Five (more) weird things about me

This is sort of a follow up to the "weirdo at work" post. So some amount of cross-referring will have to be done. At Aarti's insistence, I'm making a separate post out of this

Disclaimer (As usual): "weird" is relative, right? ;)

#1 I cannot go to bed if there are dirty dishes in my sink. Ok, so I am not a neat freak or anything. My desk is a pile of papers. Books are strewn over my house. I have to search for my keys everyday before I leave home. BUT, i cannot sleep if there are dirty dishes in the sink. If I am dog tired , and try to ignore it sometimes, I wake up in the middle of my sleep, and have to come to the kitchen and wash all the dishes.

#2 I talk to myself sometimes. (See here).

#3 I laugh really, really loudly. And once I start, I cannot stop. It's pathological.

#4 I have the worst memory EVAR. I mix up faces, names, events, EVERYTHING. I'd forget my head if it weren't screwed to my neck. I have yelled out the wrong names, gone and slapped absolute strangers' backs in public, all the time mistaking them to be someone else. I am one of those people you don't wanna watch a movie with. Because I'll be all "arre, that blue shirt guy- he just died, didn't he?". totally oblivious to the fact that more than one person can own a blue shirt and people are generally identified by their faces, not colours of their shirts.

#5 If a favourite song or piece is playing on the stereo, I tend to forget there are others in the room. And behave all weird. (shaking my head to the music, mouthing the words...y'know... the works).

P.S: oooh i forgot about the privilege that comes with completing tags. You get to tag others! So all those who read this, and have not done it (one specific green name comes to mind- you know i'm talking about you!!) have to do it. and don't just read and go away! i will know!!! :))

22 comments:

Venky said...

Totally identify with #3..waise both the weirdo post were funny :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

venky,
for being the first commenter, you are particularly singled out and tagged again!! i'll come over to see your weird quotient soon. :)

The Smiling Girl said...

#3 and #5 are the ones with me too.. and I think #3 is perfectly ok, yaar..:)
And who is this green one who has not done it yet?? Hope it is not me...:)
But yes, tag taken! Will do the needful!:)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

s.g,
yes, i knew you'd agree with #3. :)
and the green was greensatya. but you too!!
:) just don't want satya to slip out of it now. :))

Rebellion said...

WoW :D
I feel Xxxtra Special :D

That was great haan TGFI..
Btw.. strange... I fall in the same category from #2 to #5... As far as #1 is concerned, its just about my bed.. I need a real clean, neat & tidy bed & my cell (:P) to get into my dreamworld.. rather world of nightmares :P

Thanks for completing the tag.. it was fun :D

Keep writing..
Take care,
Aarti

PS: hehahahah *evil laughter* Main jald hi vaapas laut ke aaungi :P:P

Sirius Black said...

I m gettin the feeling that all bloggers are similar.Just saw sayesha s blog and almost every1 had this forgetting habit, including me.
Ditto goes with me for laughing out loud.Can be quite embarrassing especially if u dont end it quick enough and you are the only one laughing :P

greensatya said...

Hehe, that was such a good 'weird fest'. Sad that it is over or you have few more in the series? :P

Dish in the sink thing is so good. I appreciate such weirdness :D Your flatmates would have been real lucky.

And I have already done this tag. The link is here.

I will do the 'weirdo at work'tag in some days.:)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

aarti,
:) thanks for tagging me, that was fun. I think on some level, all this weirdness is considered normal. :)

sirius,
yes, if so many people are like that, i wonder why i still feel foolish when i forget a name? I should be able to laugh it off, like it's the most normal thing, na?

>especially if u dont end it quick enough and you are the only one laughing :P
so true that, so true!!! :(

satya,
hahaha the weirdfest is over. besides those five-ten things, i am a very normal person, y'know. ;)
i totally enjoyed your post that you linked. and even more so the comments.

yes, yes, you've to do the weirdo at work then. i will hound you otherwise. :)

I am off blogger said...

Nice to know that after all I am NOT the only weird person :)

Macho Girl said...

Just #2, 3 and 5 for me! I am not too bad at remembering stuff. But #5 very much applies to me. Is talking to stuffed animals considered weird? :P

Macho Girl said...

oh btw... forgot to ask, u play the violin too? Carnatic, hindustani or western? I settled for carnatic :) have some past experience with it

Sayesha said...

Muahahaha! I've already done the tag so I am not tagged! Muahahahaha! :D

*laughing like a hysterical Ipanema Gal*

kandykane said...

i totally associate myself with the 'talking with myself' point.. i think its a great technique to kill boredom

Janefield said...

dirty dishes in the sink, eh? how do you eat at restaurants and then leave knowing you are leaving your dirty dishes behind? :D

Rebellion said...

@ TCO
LOL.. Yeh to maine socha hi nahi :P
Yeah TGFI, don't you insist on washing your own plates in the restaurant? :P:P

Wow.. This is fun :P

Take care,
Aarti

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

sumit,
yes! i guess these tags are bringing out the weird in everyone :)

m.g,
hahahhha talking to stuffed animals? you, my dear, need to see the doctor. ;)

m.g,
i learnt carnatic long back when i was in india. I searched in vain for a teacher here, so now I'm toying with the idea of western classical. I had an intro lesson from a friend, and it's a whole, other world. The posture, the positions of both hands, the emphasis, is all different. So i don't recommend switching styles like this. But I imagine it should be easy for you to find a carnatic teacher in Sg, eh?

sayesha,
making my phun? hmph.

hey kandykane!
i like that name! yes, it is a great technique, no?

t.c.o & aarti,
what insightful questions y'all ask. well, in a restaraunt, what i do is, i follow the waiter when he's taking my dishes, and make sure he's racking them in the dishwasher. if not, i stand and wait till someone does it. then i go home and sleep peacefully.

qsg said...

Music sways me too...!
Well, if it makes you feel any better, I am weirder... :)
finicky about dishes in the sink....hmmm...i hv days like that too - probably a couple a year! ;-) On most days its up there with the other chores...!

Macho Girl said...

U said it! Luckily there is a carnatic teacher for violin in my university itself! :)

The Girl Who Sold The World said...

Hahaha, reminds me. I gotta go and do this tag too. Aarti tagged me as well. :P

I can so relate to #2, #3 and #5. :P I do those things all the time...talking to myself, laughing loudly and uncontrollably and of course, singing like loonies. ;)

*Gets ready to run*
TGFI IS CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!

*escapes before TGFI can even read that sentence* :P :P :P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

QSG,
ah! there you are! have been wondering. so i hope to see you do this tag soon, hmmm??

M.G,
good for you! keep it up!

TGWSTW,
ha! we are eerily alike, for being staunch enemies. or may be that's why we are staunch enemies, eh?
HA. you need to do a tag that says "five things that make me normal".
in fact, i tag you to do that.

Rebellion said...

ROFL...

Nav.. complete TGFI's tag after mine haan.. it'll be a nice comparison :P

Ang TGFI... I'd love to take you out to a restaurant for dinner.. If I can't afford the bill, ul do the dishes na :P:P
*laughs like mad at TGFI's expression*
Kidding haan bacchha..

Take care,
Aarti

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

ha ha ha. very funny, aarti. :)