Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Goofy or Eccentric?
My spouse and I have an occasional discussion of adjectives when one or both of us labels the other - strange. I'll say, "Not strange - maybe goofy?" He says, "Too harsh, let's go for eccentric!" Actually he termed us eccentric one day when I asked the question about who we really knew to be eccentric? "Us!" he declared. I don't know about the "us" part, I mean, we often have very different opinions about what constitutes goofy and/or eccentric, so maybe we're neither.
I mean what are the strange or unusual habits or things in your household - even if you are only a household of person and pet - goofy or eccentric? Any of your habits mimic ours?
*We seldom speak, even when passing in our own kitchen, prior to coffee, and morning prayer - one of us may deny this habit, but it is definitely so -
*One of us prefers separate bathrooms -
*One of us NEVER, EVER leaves the house prior to full bathing, primping, etc. -
*We prefer walls full of art rather than knick knacks on tables -
*We prefer contemporary abstract art to traditional landscape or still life -
*We often shop for art on holiday in cities other than our own -
*We seldom buy art prior to researching the artist's bio -
*We enjoy buying a piece of art just prior to an artist becoming "famous" -
*One of us enjoys designer or brand name clothes -
*One of us enjoys non-designer everything -
*One of us always has a twenty dollar bill on hand, the other never has a clue what's on hand -
*One of us insists that two gallons of gas in the car is plenty to get us home or to the store -
*One of us believes the car not clean until the inside windows are shined and the floor mats vacuumed -
*One of us believes that two dogs are plenty -
*One of us believes there's always room for one more -
*One of us believes that we'll never move again -
*One of us believes one should never say never -
*One of us believes that buying one of any item in the grocery store is plenty -
*One of us believes that you're already at the store, why not stock up -
*Neither of us would drive across town for a bargain -
*Neither of us has a Costco card -
*Both of us think we're out of toilet paper or paper towels if we're down to the last 3 rolls -
*One of us thinks we should hire a lawn service -
*One of us has actually mentioned buying a lawn mower -
*Both of us would rather have brown grass than chemical fertilizer -
*Both of us are comfortable with dogs in the kitchen -
*Both of us are uncomfortable with the idea of a restaurant that would allow that -
*Both of us believe babies should be in church with their parents -
*Both of us believe that women and men make fine priests in any denomination -
*Both of us believe in the Trinity -
*Both of us believe in true love -
*Both of us have found it -
*Both of us are enjoying retirement -
*Both of us are going to be the same chronological age today - Happy Birthday to one of us!
The verdict - goofy, eccentric - where do your habits place you?
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