Quirks, Idiosyncracies, and Imoending Birth

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Quirks, Idiosyncracies, and Imoending Birth
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Sun, 07-14-2013 - 7:50am

1.  Do you have any quirky interests, hobbies, or obsessions that other people find strange?

2.  Are there things that other people seem to like that you are indifferent to?

3.  Do you suspect that people with unusual interests or indifferences are kind of odd?  Or do you really practice a "differences are beautiful" philosophy?

4.  Speaking of interests and indifferences, on a scale of 1-10, what is your level of interest in the impending arrival of the British royal heir?

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Mon, 07-15-2013 - 3:50pm

1.  Do you have any quirky interests, hobbies, or obsessions that other people find strange?

I don't think so.

2.  Are there things that other people seem to like that you are indifferent to?

Of course.

3.  Do you suspect that people with unusual interests or indifferences are kind of odd?  Or do you really practice a "differences are beautiful" philosophy?

I'm more of a "whatever floats ya boat" type. I don't think an unusual interest makes someone odd, I think it makes them interesting.

4.  Speaking of interests and indifferences, on a scale of 1-10, what is your level of interest in the impending arrival of the British royal heir?

Hmmm, 5? I remember getting up in the midfdle of the night at age 13 to see the royal wedding of Charles & Diana.  It certainly makes me feel old to see their firstborn married with a little royal on the way.  But I'm not biting my nails in anticipation. This child will be in the news every blessed day of his or her life.

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Registered: 06-27-2013
Sun, 07-14-2013 - 7:17pm

1.  Do you have any quirky interests, hobbies, or obsessions that other people find strange?

Men my age find my crocheting and sewing hobbies to be odd. I've been called "Grandma" by more than one male friend for it, but DH doesn't mind.

2.  Are there things that other people seem to like that you are indifferent to?

Real Housewives, most reality tv.

3.  Do you suspect that people with unusual interests or indifferences are kind of odd?  Or do you really practice a "differences are beautiful" philosophy?

I don't care.

4.  Speaking of interests and indifferences, on a scale of 1-10, what is your level of interest in the impending arrival of the British royal heir?

7. 

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Sun, 07-14-2013 - 7:06pm

Do you have any quirky interests, hobbies, or obsessions that other people find strange? I'm a huge Star Trek Fan - HUGE -- for like 40 years now huge- I love it when I get to talk to other fans (*cough Graphthars * cough* savcal *)

2.  Are there things that other people seem to like that you are indifferent to? Fashion trends.. who the eff cares what some people say "everyone" is wearing? wear what you want?  Same for makeup 'trends"   hair "trends" etc... I'm so glad I don't have to "live up" to some artificial standard in my life

3.  Do you suspect that people with unusual interests or indifferences are kind of odd?  Or do you really practice a "differences are beautiful" philosophy? I admit EVERYONCE in a while I meet someone whose interests make me go "huh. didn't see THAT coming?" but for the most part I"m pretty live and let live unless their interests cross over into you know offensive racism and sexism

4.  Speaking of interests and indifferences, on a scale of 1-10, what is your level of interest in the impending arrival of the British royal heir? about a 3 and that's only b/c my daughter loves the princess

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sun, 07-14-2013 - 7:03pm

1.  Do you have any quirky interests, hobbies, or obsessions that other people find strange?

I love programming, it's not for everyone and it's no longer part of my job, I "manage", so I participate in open source communities to share assets.

2.  Are there things that other people seem to like that you are indifferent to?

Designer purses, shoes, etc. I'm all for function over fashion

3.  Do you suspect that people with unusual interests or indifferences are kind of odd?  Or do you really practice a "differences are beautiful" philosophy?

I like odd.

4.  Speaking of interests and indifferences, on a scale of 1-10, what is your level of interest in the impending arrival of the British royal heir?

Less than zero. Though I was quite impressed my husband shared a 1st class cabin from London to Edinburgh with Princess Di.

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Sun, 07-14-2013 - 12:17pm

1.  Do you have any quirky interests, hobbies, or obsessions that other people find strange?

I would think given the vast differences of people in the real world, there are many that find my interests strange and vice versa.  

2.  Are there things that other people seem to like that you are indifferent to?

Of course, there is the whole "fashion" world for example and the keeping up with the Jones movement that I am totally indifferent to.

3.  Do you suspect that people with unusual interests or indifferences are kind of odd?  Or do you really practice a "differences are beautiful" philosophy?

I actually not only speak the differences are beautiful philosophy, I practice in real life and in discussions on village.  I enjoy differences in people.

4.  Speaking of interests and indifferences, on a scale of 1-10, what is your level of interest in the impending arrival of the British royal heir?

About a 5-6, I like babies.

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Sun, 07-14-2013 - 12:12pm

1.  Do you have any quirky interests, hobbies, or obsessions that other people find strange? -- running, lol.  I have lots of quirks and peculiarities and obsessions, but not things people readily know about or observe, so they wouldn't know they find it strange .. .kwim?

2.  Are there things that other people seem to like that you are indifferent to? -- Duck Dynasty. Real Housewives or Whatever.  Adam Levine. There are quite a few current trends that I just don't get.

3.  Do you suspect that people with unusual interests or indifferences are kind of odd?  Or do you really practice a "differences are beautiful" philosophy? -- I think there is room for both.  Some things are just different. Somethings are odd.  And sometimes you see both in the same person.

4.  Speaking of interests and indifferences, on a scale of 1-10, what is your level of interest in the impending arrival of the British royal heir? -- 3 maybe.  

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Sun, 07-14-2013 - 12:11pm

<<3. I have no objections to people being odd.  Odd people make life interesting.>>

I totally agree...

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Sun, 07-14-2013 - 12:09pm
"who has a weakness for romance or mystery novels." -------- Ha! That was partly what sold me on the Classics Department at my college. The department head had piles of mystery/crime novels on her window sill. Everyone in the department loved those and shared this way.
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Sun, 07-14-2013 - 12:05pm

1.  Do you have any quirky interests, hobbies, or obsessions that other people find strange? I am sure, but I don't usually give it much thought. Probably some people find it odd that someone would pick Ancient Greek for their language requirement in college. I have also come across people who find it odd that I sew clothes for myself, usually can't be bothered to wear make-up or that I decided to learn Arabic in old age. I don't mind if they find it odd. I only mind if they try to get me to learn Spanish instead, because it is what they did, or try to get me to wear make-up because it is the "done" thing.

2.  Are there things that other people seem to like that you are indifferent to? Yes, loads of stuff.

3.  Do you suspect that people with unusual interests or indifferences are kind of odd?  Or do you really practice a "differences are beautiful" philosophy? Yes, I often find them odd, but at the same time most of my close family and friends are odd by that definition.

4.  Speaking of interests and indifferences, on a scale of 1-10, what is your level of interest in the impending arrival of the British royal heir? Theoretically I am interested, but I much prefer the Danish royals to the British ones. Kate and Wills do not do it for me.

The Danish crown prince taking his kids to daycare (yes, they attend regular daycare):

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Sun, 07-14-2013 - 11:20am

1. Does being a fidgeter count? I keep a stack of poker chips close to me at all times and I shuffle them constantly. I also peel stickers and labels off of things. Last night at dinner, I tied a straw wrapper into knots, untied it, repeated over and over.

I'm also mildly obsessive about my writing utensil, which currently is a green Paper Mate mechanical pencil. It's not always a pencil, sometimes it's a pen, and sometimes it's even a very thin marker. No matter what my current writing utensil is, I'm always aware of where it is and if you think you're going to walk up to my space and use it to write down a telephone number real quick or to add your name to your homework paper, I will bite you. I insist on taking notes for school with pen/pencil and paper even though most of my peers do not because one can always find the powerpoints online. There's something satisfying about writing things down for me. 

2. Sports. (All of them.)

3. Yes, I think people with eccentric hobbies are odd, but I also love odd. So both?

My husband falls into this category. He's the guy who wears a button-down shirt and dress slacks to rock concerts, and has a dry sense of humor and spends the bulk of his day with his nose in a spreadsheet, so people are generally surprised to find out that he has such a massive amount of interests. (Painting, sculpting, writing, composing music, woodworking, model rocket design, beer brewing/winemaking, etc.)

4. 3. I was amused by this series of photos with lookalikes in the Daily Mail. 

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