..and a quirky contest! Yes, here it is. My one hundreth post. I had hoped to stretch out my posts so that this would land on my one year Blogiversary (which is August 7th)... but I just couldn't do it. So who knows... I may have to do something special for that as well!
Anyways, as I was thinking about what kind of contest to have, I reflected back on some of the reactions I have gotten when friends and family have found out I have a blog. Namely, that I am kind of 'quirky'. So, I decided that I would list 100 quirky things about myself for my 100th post! Ok, ok, maybe not 100, but a few. The contest is this: Leave a comment listing a 'quirky' thing about yourself. Something that makes you laugh at yourself (or causes others to laugh at you!) and I will draw a name from all of those that do, and will send you this fun prize that Sumo is so handsomely modeling for us. Now, I know that I have many 'lurkers' out there who have never opted to leave a comment. Nows your chance.
Here is what is inside the bag. Most of the items I got from Barn Happy, which is just about my favorite gift/coffee shop ever. There is a Barn Happy mug; some Barn Good coffee; some candy coated Soy Nuts (M&M's from the Heartland!); one felted bowl I made and 2 packages of M&M's for your microwaving pleasure. (See below).
On to my quirks. I've chosen 4 to share. Promise to laugh.
1. I micro- wave my M&M's. They are so delicious this way. About 20 seconds is usually enough. You want the shells to just start to crack and the chocolate to smoosh out the sides when you press from top to bottom. Do be careful. It is easy to cook them too long and then they are nasty and need to be thrown away.
2. I will only use toilet paper that feeds out from the back of the roll. It totally drives me crazy when it comes up over the top and I will change it around wherever I am before I use it. There is a member of my family who thinks it's funny to load it the wrong way! If I ever find out who it is.........
3. I always park in the same spot when I go to my common shopping spots. (Walmart; Target; Hyvee; etc..). I have to do this so that I remember where I left the car. If I don't, it is very probable that I would spend a good amount of time trying to remember what car I drove; where I parked; what door I came in etc... This does worry Steve just a bit..... (It doesn't help that he purposely uses different spots and different doors when he goes with me! Hey.. I wonder if he is behind the T.P. roll as well!)
4. I don't know if this qualifies as quirky, but it does create a response when I tell people that my VERY FAVORITE lunch/snack is a Tomato- Potato Chip Sandwich.
2 pieces of bread; a layer of Mayo (NOT Miracle Whip.. yuck!); Lays potato chips and fresh tomatoes out of the garden. (I usually use larger tomatoes, but these are what were ripe today from the garden!). And, of course, my drink of choice, Diet Pepsi. (This was actually my lunch today!)
Ok.... there they are. A few of the things that make me me. I will take comments for one week and draw a winner on Sunday August 5th. (Make sure to leave a name with your comment. It is easy to comment with 'other' or Anonymous' for those of you who haven't commented before!) Looking forward to hearing about your quirks. I know you have them. We all do! Thanks for celebrating my One Hundreth post with me!
Until Next Time.....