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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 9:35am

1.  What are one or two of your weird idiosyncracies? Little things like not being able to sleep with socks on, etc. (

2. Do you use mostly pen or pencil to write?

3. What's your latest food obsession/favorite?

4. What's your most favorite form of exercise? Least?

5. How often do you have a garage/tag sale? Is your purpose to declutter or to make money?

"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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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 12:11pm

1.  What are one or two of your weird idiosyncracies? Little things like not being able to sleep with socks on, etc. 

M&M's have to be eaten in pairs, in a particular order of color, which I will not specify here in the interest of minimizing argument. If there is an odd number of any color, the singles are eaten before the pairs, in the specified order of color, of course.    ;)  Same goes for Skittles.  

If I am in a car, the windows need to be closed.  No breezes allowed.

I eat all one of the foods on my plate before starting another.  My dad and my brother did the same thing.  I always though that we learned it from my dad, until I found out that all 3 of my half-brothers, who didn't know Dad until they were in their late 40's/early 50's, do it, too.  

2. Do you use mostly pen or pencil to write?

I prefer pen, but use a mechanical pencil quite a bit, too.  

3. What's your latest food obsession/favorite?

I don't think I have one.

4. What's your most favorite form of exercise? Least?

I don't have any of those, either.  

5. How often do you have a garage/tag sale? Is your purpose to declutter or to make money?

I have participated in four during the course of my life, and none of them served either of those purposes.  The intent was to declutter but I discovered it's much easier and less of a pain to just haul the stuff to Goodwill.  I think my lifetime yard sale earnings to-date are about $45.  


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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 1:02pm

savcal2011 wrote:
I like Pilot G-2s as well ... 07

Me, three.  Blue.

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 1:04pm

1.  What are one or two of your weird idiosyncracies? Little things like not being able to sleep with socks on, etc.  I don't like using colored pens--it needs to be black or blue.

2. Do you use mostly pen or pencil to write? Pen. Only time I use pencil is for the checkbook register.

3. What's your latest food obsession/favorite? Ghirdelli Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree chocolate

4. What's your most favorite form of exercise? Least?  Dance classes. Hate running.

5. How often do you have a garage/tag sale? Is your purpose to declutter or to make money?  Usually mostly to declutter.  But if I'm going to have a garage sale, I only want to do it if I have enough to make it worth my time.  I usually just donate things to a Salvation Army type place a few times over the year.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 1:20pm

thardy2001 wrote:
I'm going to have to call for a ruling here.  Nobody loves squats.  I'll grant that squats give more bang for the buck though. ;)</p>

I *do* love squats.   I might stop loving them after 100 in a row or something, but I do love them.   And squats within a ZUMBA song? heaven!

 

"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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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 1:22pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<. I LOVE Kickboxing. I did a little at home last night as we skipped the nightly walk. The class is non-stop for an hour but it feels really good and I am hoping it helps me to get into a bathing suit (preferably a bikini) <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /></strong></span></p>

I think I'd enjoy it, but all the kickboxing classes at my gyms are during the day when I can't go ... :(

"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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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 1:26pm

I also eat my M&Ms, skittles and other variously colored candies with a certain order/method.   I dont' eat all my foods singly, but I often save the best bite of something for last. For example, if I'm having a rib eye, sweet potatoes fries and veggies, I'll eat all in some sort of mish mash order ... but early in the meal I will cut off a prime bite of the steak - maybe a nicely charred piece or a center piece that's perfectly medium rare - and place it aside on my plate .... and wont' eat that bite until everything else is gone.  And just savor the last bite.

"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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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 1:31pm

1.  What are one or two of your weird idiosyncracies? Little things like not being able to sleep with socks on, etc. Can't share tableware with others.

2. Do you use mostly pen or pencil to write? I detest writing by hand, but when I must, I use a ballpoint pen.

3. What's your latest food obsession/favorite? Barley rusks from Crete.

4. What's your most favorite form of exercise? Least? Walking. Anything involving music and other people.

5. How often do you have a garage/tag sale? Is your purpose to declutter or to make money? Never had one. I just throw stuff out and let people take it from there.

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 1:38pm

I think I'd enjoy it, but all the kickboxing classes at my gyms are during the day when I can't go ... :(

That stinks. You would probably really like them. Our classes are right after work in our building. Hoping they will continue the entire summer Laughing

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 1:56pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>I also eat my M&amp;Ms, skittles and other variously colored candies with a certain order/method.   I dont' eat all my foods singly, but I often save the best bite of something for last. For example, if I'm having a rib eye, sweet potatoes fries and veggies, I'll eat all in some sort of mish mash order ... but early in the meal I will cut off a prime bite of the steak - maybe a nicely charred piece or a center piece that's perfectly medium rare - and place it aside on my plate .... and wont' eat that bite until everything else is gone.  And just savor the last bite.</p>

I do the M&M thing, too.  And I save a bite or several of my favorite thing to eat last as well.  It's how DH knows how much I liked whatever he fixed for dinner.

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 3:27pm

I love these little quizzes!!!

1.  What are one or two of your weird idiosyncracies? Little things like not being able to sleep with socks on, etc. (

Hmmmm, I don't know if this is weird but I can't go to bed without moisturizing my feet!! Dry feet make me crazy! And at work when I finish a project I have to completely clear my desk before I start the new one. Some say I'm just really organized. I think I may be a little OCD!!

2. Do you use mostly pen or pencil to write?

Mostly pen. Even for crossword puzzles.

3. What's your latest food obsession/favorite?

Chopped salads

4. What's your most favorite form of exercise? Least?

Swimming is my favorite and I agree with Savcal about burpees. They are the work of the devil, I tells ya. I actually did start that Facebook squat challenge and am halfway through it!! I am feeling the burn!! I think the key to get through it is to find some really good music and crank it up

5. How often do you have a garage/tag sale? Is your purpose to declutter or to make money?

My church does a flea market one Saturday a month, and I try to do that a couple times a year. We all know each other because it's in the neighborhood. I make most of my money before 7am from the locals!! But I also buy their stuff. I never think of it as a way to make money, it is part declutter and part community fun. The kids play in the playground out back and we have a hot dog truck that parks in the lot and coffee is served inside.