Six Weird Things About Me

I have been tagged by Niceheart to list down six weird things about myself. Yet another [tag]meme[/tag].

So here are 6 weird things or habits about me. Beware I am obsessive compulsive in most of these weird habits.

1. I like my books to be arranged neatly in the bookshelves from tallest to shortest. Mind you, the books have to be aligned in a straight line too. Something like this

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Actually, when I trained our helper to fix books from tallest to shortest , she did an even better job. I think she became even more OCD than me. Or was it she got contaminated with my obsessive disorder?

2. I want my bedspread carefully folded on the bed with very little crease. I have to pull it together with my other helper on the other end to attain an “ironed look”. I drive my daughters crazy by telling them to do this. I’ve since left them to fix their dorm beds the way they want it to be but at home, I end up pulling it for that “ironed look” when they are gone. Something like this:

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I never used to have this strange habit but like number 1, my helper did a better job and I got hooked on that no-crease bedspread look.

3. When I work on a new website, I can sit down for 8 hours without eating. I have since stopped working on web projects because I know myself. I get too obsessed . The last time I worked on a website was the The Compassionate Friends and it took me 8 hours to put it all together.

4. I am such an early bird. If I have an appointment, I arrive at the venue like 15 minutes earlier. I hate being late but I don’t mind waiting if the other party is late. Fortunately, my 2 daughters got this prompt habit which worked in their favor during choir tours abroad. Sadly, my husband is not prompt. And the worse thing is he gets mad if you’re 5 minutes late. His watch is advanced like 10 minutes so he won’t be late for his appointments. I notice people who advance the time in their watches have time management problems.

5. Whenever my husband and I have a fight, I visit the facial spa to relax my facial muscles. I don’t want to look like an old hag after a fight. It’s been a long time since we had a major fight and so it’s been ages since I’ve gone for my facial. I might need a facial spa just for relaxation.

6. Everything has to be color coordinated. Well , my household helpers are new so I’ve always taken it for granted that they know my quirks. Once when I entered my peach/light green themed kitchen, I caught a blue towel on the towel rack. I literally yelled. No blue towels in this peach colored kitchen! The blue towels are for the powder-blue bathroom. The way I reacted sounds like the kitchen caught fire. Color coordination in the different rooms should also be followed.

Haha now you know how weird I am. Are you weirder than me ?

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • emily

    nah i know someone who is weirder. He doesn’t want drops of water on the sink after washing.

  • http://niceheart.wordpress.com niceheart

    You remind me of Martha Stewart, the domestic diva. 🙂 It must be nice to have colour-coordinated rooms. And I like how your books are arranged. 🙂

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @niceheart: well complementary colors are alright . Blue and peach just don’t go well together.

  • Olga

    you’ll go crazy when you come to my home:)

  • lemon

    noemi, hi. i arrange my books that way too, plus, i want the thicker ones to be the farthest then on to the thinner ones, haha

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @Olga: lol. Maybe not

    @lemon: I thought I was being silly . it looks nice when arranged neatly , right?