Thursday, November 27, 2008

I knew it was bound to happen...

I've seen this game of "Tag" floating around the blogosphere, and I knew it was only a matter of time before it happened my way. I was tagged by a fellow southern California blogger Don, and feel obliged to comply.

Here's the skinny:
The game requires the one tagged to share six personal quirks, and then to tag three others to continue the game.

Personal Quirks, eh? I'm horrible at thinking of Personal Quirks... not that I don't have them. I have plenty. Ask my girlfriend Brittany, or any one of my family members, and they'll give you a list a mile long. I'm sure of it. For some reason, though, I have trouble coming up with them on my own. It's like those "What do you want to be when you grow up," or "What do you do for fun" questions. It's not that I don't have answers, or I'm not a fun person, I just have trouble verbalizing them.

Could that be a quirk? I hate those questions... that's quirky, right?! . . . yeah, I didn't think so either. Can't blame a guy for trying. Alright, I'll give it a go:

1. I recently switched my teeth-brushing hand (it worked, btw). No big deal, right? The quirky thing is that I switched it from my right hand to my left hand. I'm left handed, but do many things like use a fork, throw a ball, and brush my teeth with my right hand.

2. I've been told, by more than one or two people, that I use chop sticks better than native Taiwanese chopstick users. I use them with my Left hand only.

3. Due to one too many hits to the head, my jaw can pop on will. I've learned to pop it at different pitches. I can pop "Mary had a Little Lamb" about as well as I can sing it intune.

4. In my short years on this planet, I've spent entirely too much time working in retail. This has left me with a disease. I can't pass a stack of clothes in a store and leave it unstraightened. I also fix hangers and adjust mannequins.

5. I hate surprises. Especially surprise parties, unless of course I find out about it before the surprise happens. But if anyone successfully pulls off a surprise party on me -- though I'm appreciative -- my initial response is an overwhelming feeling of frustration as I instantly realize the amount of preparation and scheming that went on behind my back.

6. Though I don't have the chance to as often nowadays, I enjoy being barefoot. In highschool, I spent as much time as I could in my Rainbow Sandals, and a couple years ago I went most of the summer without shoes- including a roadtrip across the country. I'm sure this was the cause of my back pain that summer. I'm also sure my mother is cringing.

Okay, I'll admit it, that was easier than I thought it'd be once I got going.
Now to continue the game: Gabe, Jenny, Jordan ... You're It!

Oh yeah, and Quitsies, Double Stamp It, Touch Blue/Make it True.


Anonymous said...

Hey, sure are weird! ;) Just kidding. Though the jaw popping thing would freak me out! Please don't do that if we ever end up meeting. Haha.

In reply to your comment on my blog: I'm not in the States nearly as often as I would wish to be! The last time I was there was December 07 until January 08. So nearly a year ago :( I stayed with our fun friends in Chicago and then in Arkansas with Ben's family (mainly hung out with his sister Eliz. We're good friends.) Unfortunately plane tickets are a tad bit expensive, especially since I'm still in school (nearly done though).

But yes, green card :) Im really hoping to get it, but it literally is a lottery right now I'm just waiting. Will hear more in april, june or july! Until then I will pray hard and trust God!

When are you going back to the States?

Don said...

Nice job Chase! I had a big grin throughout your list. Humans are strange animals!

One November I moved home from Boston, and one of the first things I noticed was the ability to wear flip-flops outdoors in the "dead" of So Cal's "winter." Ahhhh.

Nikki said...

Haha, I love the one about how you can't go by a stack of clothes without fixing it. I know what you mean, retail has affected my life in the same way. Speaking of, Old Navy was crazyyyy today. Be glad you weren't there. Although Florida does miss you :)