Tuesday, February 28, 2006


I have been tagged by a beautiful, erudite and endless supplier of lemmings. Who, you may ask? No, you're not asking, because you all know it's none other than Colombina. I have been charged with making a list of five weird habits or peculiarities and then I must challenge five other bloggers to do the same.

The problem is that we really don't usually recognize our own pecuiliarities and weird habits. So I took a cue from Colombina, who elicited help from her husband. Here's what my husband had to say:

DH: Well, you think you're always right.
Me: It's not a peculiarity when it's true - I *am* always right.

No help. I asked a couple of friends. The one answer I got from DH and both friends was "the foot thing." So without further ado, I give you my list of 5 weird habits or peculiarities:

1. The Foot Thing. OK, I don't really like feet. I have come to terms with them (mostly mine) as I have gotten older, but until recently nobody was allowed to touch my feet. In college, I had to put socks on before anybody was allowed into my room, because I didn't want anybody to see my feet. They're normal feet - no abnormalities or anything...I just didn't think they needed to be out there in the public domain. Interestingly, and through no fault of my own, I am now the proud owner of an extremely large collection of foot and stocking fetish porn movies - but that's anbother story entirely. How's that for irony?

2. I Floss. Not just like dental hygiene, I floss my teeth several times per day and keep flossers in my purse for flossing emergencies.

3. I Love Fragrance.

The bulk (but not entirety) of my collection.

OK, that one was no surprise to most of you...I have, um, a little perfume habit. I'm not stinky, not trying to cover anything up, I just love and appreciate the art of fragrance. I also smell all food before I take the first bite, but that may be more of an animal instinct kinda thing.

4. I am a night person, and I despise mornings. My husband will get up early to finish something, after going to bed when he's tired. I will stay up until 4 am to get it done, because I am useless in the morning and if I have to get up early to finish it, it doesn't get finished.

5. Clothing Issues. I have lots of casual clothing and quite a bit of formal attire, but very little in between. So a nice evening out usually finds me either overdressed or underdressed. I recognize this as a problem but have yet to do anything about it.

So. There you have my five. I officially charge five bloggers to reveal 5 weird habits or peculiarities about themselves: PFG of Do Not Enter The Tea Room; Kyahgirl of Mother Hen's Place; Katiedid of Seldom Nice Nowadays; Lupa of no one knows why the wolf laughs and Bela of Slap of the Day (please don't slap me, Bela!) Enjoy!

Today's fragrance: Les Parfums Rosine Rose d'Ete. This is a beautiful, ethereal yellow rose scent, perfect for a late Winter day, when you can feel Spring right around the corner, waiting to come and stay for a while. This is sunshine in a bottle. Notes: Head - Apple, galbanum, bergamot. Heart - Yellow rose, linden blossom, mimosa, lotus blossom. Base - Ambrette seed, musk. Thanks to LusciousCargo for the notes.


Blogger PFG said...

I have the same clothing issue. I'm trying to remedy that now but it's not easy.

I just posted my quirks and strange habits, all five of them. Don't have five bloggers to tag though. I thought of tagging Kris, but figured she's a little busy. So I did my best.

6:47 PM, March 07, 2006  
Blogger PFG said...

I thought you would find this interesting.
Fragrance Ban at MA school?

We had a ban on perfume and fragrances at the hospital where I worked in MI, but that was A HOSPITAL. I guess if I thought the s school was somehow otherwise this really healthy place, I would understand this but from my recollection of MA high schools, fragrances wafting you over the head were the least of your environmental health worries.

Maybe they could have someone come in and teach the kids (and staff) how to apply fragrances?

7:59 PM, March 07, 2006  
Blogger colombina said...

Of course now I am dying to know the story behind the large collection of foot and stocking fetish porn movies! :-)

11:09 PM, March 07, 2006  
Blogger burning_fingers said...

Thanks for the idea. I was tagged by one of your readers. I particularly enjoyed your candour about the foot fetish. Don't have any of those myself. Seems like I'm behind the times. I need to get me a "fetish" of my own!

9:31 AM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger cjblue said...

Thanks for the link, pfg. I think there are other things they should worry about first, but I have to say, if I went to a HS full of Angel-overapplying twits (and it is SO easy to overapply that stuff) I might want to ban fragrance altogether too. Back in the '80s, there were many fine restaurants that banned the wearing ot Beverly Hills Giorgio. Why? People couldn't taste their food. Overall, I'm not entirely happy with the trend in banning fragrances. But when I go to visit somebody in the hospital and somebody walks in (aide, nurse, doctor...) with some nasty stuff on and suddenly we can't breathe...I wonder why more places haven't done it.

Colombina - it's not the most exciting story, really, but I'll make it my next post.

burning_fingers - first of all, welcome! Any friend of pfg's is a friend of mine. Well, almost ;-) Second of all, OH GOD NO, I do not have a foot fetish unless you count disliking feet in general, and I don't think that falls under the definition of fetish. You'll just have to stay tuned to find out the story. Ask pfg, she has a mini collection of her own now. Share the wealth, I always say.

10:57 AM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger Bela said...

I knew I would want to strangle you, CJB. LOL!

Will oblige in my next post. (Do you realize that, thanks to you, someone will escape being slapped on Saturday? I don't think that's right at all. ;-)

11:19 AM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger cjblue said...

:D Thanks for playing, Bela. Let's consider saturday your official pardon day then. I'm sure some undeserving bastard will scuttle away, to be slapped another day. The rate of recidivism is extremely high with slap-needers.

11:45 AM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger Trina said...

I actually know a couple people who are the exact same way about feet, so don't fret! And I share 2 & 3 with you! I'd say 4 too, but my night-owlishness is purely preference - I actually do ok in the mornings, I'd just rather be asleep then :~D

And LMAO at slap-needers!

11:48 AM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger Atreau said...

Fantastic collection! I hate my feet but that's because I wear a size 11 and a half shoe. They're more like gigantic flippers!

12:35 PM, March 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always liked feet. Very practical, asks very little in return. Like algae-eating fish, they're busy, unlike my belly, which just flops around.

12:50 PM, March 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous (above) is me. Sorry, didn't mean to be sneaky.


12:51 PM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger WriterChick said...

I used to have a foot thing. Other people's feet. I'm oddly in love with my own :)

11:26 AM, March 09, 2006  
Anonymous Constance said...

You are such a nut!!!! I love learning more about you.

1:52 PM, March 09, 2006  
Anonymous kyahgirl said...

its fun to learn more about you!

thanks for the tag. I'll do it soon. I promise!

5:05 PM, March 09, 2006  
Blogger WriterChick said...

RE: Flossing...this from Dr. Suess's THE TOOTH BOOK.... Even little girls named Ruthie all have teeth. All Ruths are toothy.

9:22 PM, March 11, 2006  
Anonymous kyahgirl said...

Ok honey, I finally got it done!!


3:50 PM, March 12, 2006  

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