I have OCD tendencies. All the hangers in my closet have to be the same color and oriented in the same direction. A stain on my clothing, no matter how small, will cause me to change clothes. My cd, books, and everything else in my life is close to alphabetized as humanly possible. I can organize the same set of items mutiple times in row and still not be happy. Any deviation from organization or a plan will completely shut me down for the day.
I do not have toenails on either my left or right big toe. They look like Chicken McNuggets.
I am overly sensitive to criticism about my appearance, this website, my science, my writing, etc. I take it as a sign of personal failure if I am not the best. Yet, I chose science where rejections for jobs, grants, and papers are the norm.
I did not plan to pursue deep-sea biology, but now I would choose nothing else.
I cannot resist macaroni salad or macaroni & cheese, no matter how prentenious my other tastes get. I may also be the only person who likes fruitcake.
I cannot snap my fingers on my left hand or whistle with the right, left, or no hand at all.
Despite my size (6’2”, 240lbs) and what I am told is a formidable appearance, I am not particularly tough or strong. I despise physical altercations and avoid them at all costs even it means swallowing my pride. I lost more fights in my youth than won.
I have had more jobs than a majority of the population. Most required a shower after a day’s work as opposed to before. They include: handyman at a Motel 6; busboy at a Bonanza; cleanup boy at small supermarket; every position at a Hardee’s; janitor for McDonald’s; cook at a Pizza Inn; clerk at Service Merchandise; cook at the Ol’ Van Buren Inn; general lacky for a construction company; line worker at foldable table factory; truck loader at a Wal-Mart distribution center; art teacher at a Girl’s Club; art teacher at Boy’s Club; muralist; radio dj; mover; desk help at a Ryder Rental; boxer for Hiram Walker; subsitute teacher; host at a Cracker Barrel; lab technician; lab assistant; lab instructor; course instructor; EEG tech in seizure observation unit; salesperson at Power’s Wine Merchants; and a post-doctoral fellow. Yet I have never been fired and only quit all but one job because I moved or was starting school.
I had a 67 Ford Fairlane. 289 V-8 White 4-Door. The horn and driver’s side door didn’t work. It was missing trim and it was held together with love and rust. When I donated it before I moved to Albuquerque, I wept.
I have a minor in religion. I have enough classes for a major but failed to take the senior comps. Despite the unanswered question of why a god would let really evil things (disease, death, rape, genocide, and any number of other atrocities) happen to good people, I still believe there is one. I am agnostic at best, but never atheist. I despise ignorance, whether it be scientist of religion or of religious of science. I despise fundamentalism of anything. It represents the worst of Christianity when people use a literal translation of the bible to support their own hatred, such as homosexuality is wrong but don’t follow…1 Corinthians 14:34, women should be silent in church; Leviticus 20:9, cursing your parents is punishable by death; Leviticus 11:7, no pork!; Leviticus 19:19, no polyester; etc.
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