10 Things You Might Not Know

Hi, Siestas! I think I’ve got a fun one! I saw this idea in one of those complimentary airline magazines and showed it to Michelle (who was sitting right next to me) with great enthusiasm and said, “I’m going to do this with the Siestas!” to which she dryly said, “Great, Ma’am.” (I adore her. To say that she has whiplash after going from Washington D.C. to Living Proof Ministries is the understatement of the year. She really doesn’t want to talk a lot about mascara and would not be caught stone-cold-dead in a pair of Capri pants. And never in her entire life has she had to keep a small bottle of anointing oil in her brief case…just in case her boss calls for it. She has also never before had a boss request a photo-shopped picture of herself on a Spiderman costume. A post for another time.)

I’m sorry. I have a little ADD this morning. Back to my idea. It’s not very original but I think it will be a blast. As we’re getting to know one another here in Siestaville, let’s hit the fast forward button. What are 10 things – right off the top of your head – that we would only know about you if we knew you really well? 10 random things ranging anywhere on your personal map that make you a tad distinctive? Or just plain weird? Think quickly. Don’t go for deep. Go for quirky. Don’t try to put them in any kind of order and don’t make them long. Just start typing. I’ll go first to give you the idea.

1. I have an addiction to Ziploc bags.
2. I hate wet socks worse than almost anything.
3. I was the only baby out of 5 born to my mother with no anesthesia. She never forgot it.
4. I wore braces for 12 years. I still often sleep in a retainer.
5. I am a read-aholic. I read over others’ shoulders. I walk the aisle on airplanes to see what others are reading. I read what’s laying on people’s desks during meetings while they think I’m listening.
6. I love Black music.
7. I need slices of cakes and pies to be cut neatly with a sharp knife and not gouged out with a fork. (Nearly just got a shiver at the thought.)
8. My children call me “Doodle.” I no longer remember why. Sometimes just “The Doods.”
9. I am a very slow driver.
10. I’m a go-girl. I love the rush of taking off in an airplane. I smile almost every time.

OK, Siestas! What about you? What are 10 quirky things we might not know?


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  1. 1301
    Angie says:

    Angie, 29, married
    West Olive, MI

    1. I sleep with my feet hanging off the end of the bed.
    2. I like to brush my teeth.
    3. I like the smell of skunk.
    4. I talk to my cats, the birds outside & the squirrels outside when I’m home alone.
    5. I always like to have chap stick with me. I’ve had chap stick “emergencies” before & had my husband stop to get more.
    6. I wear my slippers all year long, even in the summer.
    7. I hate to be cold, even worse is cold & wet.
    8. Fried pickles are amazing.
    9. Key lime ice cream is also amazing.
    10. I’m a sucker for self-striping yarn.

  2. 1302
    Tammie says:

    1. My dog has his own room

    2. I don’t like to capitilize the first letter in satan’s name because I think he is not worthy

    3. I love contemporary worship services—tears just flow down my face when I sing praises to my Savior!

    4. I can’t stand paper money with the presidents heads going in all directions..they have to all be neatly lined up.

    5. I not only love to read books….I also like to smell them….especially Bibles. People look at me really strange at bookstores when they see me take one off the shelf and smell it.

    6. I like to take a bath with the night light on. I think it is very soothing without the blaring bright lights. I take a night light with me when I travel

    7. I love facebook and I love to play farmville—it’s the only place where I can’t kill plants or crops—in other words, plants are not safe with me! I kill them without even trying!

    8. I love it when my cell phone beeps idicating that I have a text message—I don’t know why—It is such a giddy feeling.

    9. I love to order stuff online and see it arrive at my door.

    10. I love starting a new bible study—and yes, I always smell the workbook! πŸ™‚

  3. 1303
    Ivy Morrison says:

    1. I can pick up snakes and bugs but run screaming from bees or wasps.
    2. I have random humor – in other words I relate with Alice in Wonderland
    3. I collected feathers and bones as a child.
    4. When I go to beaches I’m obsessed with finding a whole sand dollar.
    5. I can’t stand blue highlighters – they are too dark.
    6. I make up words, like a lot.
    7. I take like 300 pics a month since getting my Canon Rebel camera.
    8. I can down a pint of ice cream like nothing.
    9. I can shoot a gun right or left handed.
    10. I was once told that I’m a jack of all trades but master of none. (lol, sounds bad but in context was meant as a compliment)

  4. 1304
    tcal says:

    I have enjoyed reading everyone’s so much!! <

  5. 1305
    Anonymous says:

    1. I finally put hair color in my hair to cover up the gray.
    2. Spring is my favorite season. I love to see the “crosses” on top of the pine trees.
    3. I cannot sleep with the TV on.
    4. The perfect job to me would be working in a book store.
    5. My sister is my best friend.
    6. I like a clean house/office.
    7. I loved staying at home with my children when they were little.
    8. I love junk food.
    9. I love to read Christian fiction/non-fiction books.
    10. My dream is to retire and move to the beach.

  6. 1306

    1. I used to sell both Mary Kay & Tupperware at different times… I even attempted to sell insurance with A.L. Williams & my dad.

    2. I cannot sew a stitch with a machine but I can sew a straight stitch hem as pretty as you please by hand.

    3. I have about 42 creative projects developing in my brain at one time…I only finish a few of them.

    4. I love to be barefoot most of the time.

    5. My real hair color is a rich mahogany brown with lots of gray on top.

    6. My first paid writing gig paid more than Stephen King’s first writing gig.

    7. I once sold 400+ DVDs to Half Price Books because I felt God wanted me to do so.

    8. I love going places where I can watch people.

    9. I can be terribly funny w/out trying hard.

    10. I can get so lost in a project I forget things I say and can’t let go of it until finished.

  7. 1307
    Shelley says:

    1. Jan 2010 – I colored my hair for the very first time (I’m 44)
    2. I love just about anything with Peanut Butter or Pumpkin in it
    3. I don’t deal well with any kind of disorganization
    4. I’m a planner – don’t like the unknown
    5. I love to play in the dirt (gardening)
    6. As a child, my favorite toy was matchbox cars & trucks
    7. I’m a perfectionist – not always a good thing
    8. Super critical – especially of myself
    9. I’ll search for hours if my checking/savings account is off just 0.01.
    10. I have the greatest husband in the world & constantly wonder if I’m worthy

  8. 1308

    1. I use to wear braces when I was in 5th grade until I was in 11th grade. Wore a neck brace through 5th grade.
    2. I used my thumb as a pacifier till I was 10 years old!
    3. Never have like drinking milk. When I was a kid it had to be chocolate milk.
    4. The only vegetable I don’t like is okra. I can only tolerate it in soups.
    5. When I am writing notes on a large piece of paper and I scratch out what I am writing, I won’t continue on down the paper, I will tear away the page and start over on a new page.
    6. I love looking at hands.
    7. I can make up songs about situations on the fly and will sing them to those around about the situation. I do this randomly. Sometimes just to myself.
    8. I don’t like being put on speaker phone.
    9. I’ve never pierced my ears and still won’t.
    10. I’m a fast walker

  9. 1309
    Groovewom says:

    1. I absolutely LOVE having my Hot Pink Hair. Think I’ve “discovered” myself! πŸ˜€

    2. I can touch my nose with my tongue.

    3. I am a Music-aholic!! If I hear it, I am mesmerized by it… good luck having a conversation with me if music is on, usually I’ve tuned you out!

    4. I am a Sing-aholic too!! I’m guessing it’s because of my addiction to music. I’ve been known to sing in store isles, Dr. offices, restaurants, cars and in the street. If I know the words (& if I don’t) I’m singing along to it!!

    5. I love having my own business, which is being a Scentsy Consultant. It allows me to stay-home with my toddler son.

    6. I Hate spiders!!

    7. I got to sing & perform for over 100,000 people in Seoul, South Korea, when I had one of the lead female roles in the musical “The Promise”. **best trip ever**

    8. I have repelled off of a 40 foot bridge, over a river, only by moon-light. AWESOME!!

    9. I find that coloring, especially in a color book, VERY Therapeutic!

    10. I LOVE – LOVE – LOVE – to Laugh!! (and I laugh LOUD!!)

  10. 1310
    Vicki Lee says:

    1. I have a mad purse fetish! Ooooh, I love them!

    2. I am incredibly nosy and eavesdrop frequently on strangers conversation.

    3. If I notice someone looks slightly disheveled or upset, I make up a whole story in my head as to why “I wonder what happened? Did they have a fight? Is she o.k?”

    4. I have very high highs and very low lows

    5. I have read and re-read Get Out of that Pit, and it lifts me up every time!

    6. I worry about how much others really like or don’t like me

    7. I have four kids, 16, 13, 7 and 5, boy, girl, boy, girl

    8. I feel like my heart swells when I think about and praise the Lord, love it!

    9. I relate more to who I am in Christ now than who I was before, very cool…

    10. I have reached many, many Gilgals, and every one is as awesome as the next! The Lord is awesome!!

  11. 1311

    1. I still love to watch “The Jetsons” cartoons

    2. I do my best work at 3am ,sometimes

    3. As much as i hav tried to get ride of it, when i get fired up, i also get really country…like i can’t say “hill” i say “heel” haha

    4.I love to write

    5. I have a weird obsession with picture frames

    6. I love football! I will watch the games at home by myself,and i yell at the TV..haha

    7.I love love love TARGET…i could spend all day in there!

    8.I like the cold

    9. I have a good really good memory

    10. I DO NOT like the movie “The Notebook”…i think I just heard every girls gasp..haha

  12. 1312
    Connie says:

    1. I have a hard time making decisions, like this list.
    2. I love the smell of fresh cut grass.
    3. I have one granddaughter, Nevaeh Kate, who is almost 2 and she is God’s precious gift to me after having three boys of my own.
    4. I love the show “Lost”
    5. I own several guns and know how to use them.
    6. I’m a girly girl and a tomboy at the same time.
    7. I love to read God’s word.
    8. I am in love with my husband of 34 years. He is bright, funny and very hardworking.
    9. Spring is my favorite time of year because it leads to summer and fall. Hate the cold.
    10. Love my girlfriends, shopping and traveling.

  13. 1313
    Monica says:

    Who knows if anyone will see this- I have been away from LPM blog for too long and am behind on my SLI study too! UGH! But this was toooooo funny and it gave me the good laugh I needed to lighten my spirits after three weeks of riding out health issues with my father… Thank you sisters!

    My Top 10
    1. I HAVE to write with a “good” pen or pencil. I will search high and low to find one before writing even a short note, even if there are other perfectly good writing implements available!
    2. I am a Mocha Junkie… Starbucks gets way too much of my disposable income
    3. I LOVE pictures, esp. really old pictures. When I am at other people’s homes I love to look at their old family photos and dream about who those people were…
    4. I prefer quite. I love the stillness. My husband likes the TV or radio on 24-7 for the noise, but I would have the silence instead… to me it is bliss.
    5. I adore Tulips and Gerber Daisies- for some reason they make my heart burst!
    6. I LOVE to give gifts and look for every opportunity to do it!
    7. I love surprises, but I am rarely surprised… I always seem to find out ahead of time! πŸ™
    8. I still write important notes to myself on the palm of my hand (with a “good pen” of course) so I won’t forget them…
    9. Sometimes those important notes are lines of scripture that help me get through the day… and it can be a great conversation starter when someone asks what I have written on my hand!
    10. My first car was a 1963 Pontiac Lemans— a BOAT… so big I could hardly see over the steering wheel and my friends nick-named it the HMS Monica πŸ™‚

  14. 1314
    hebrews4:16 says:

    1. my socks never match eachother….today i have on one pink and one green
    2. i lost almost all o fmy hearing in one ear when i was little
    3. my entire family now calls the cheese that you put on italian dishes “farmer john’s cheese” cause that’s what i called it when i was little (refer to #2)
    4. when people type in captiol letters i feel like i’m being yelled at through the computer
    5. i don’t like chocolate
    6. i do everything left handed, except write
    7. i’ve had to have both of my legs broken and reset
    8. “minor sedatives” that they give you before surgery act like truth serum for me…and my friends will FOREVER have funny stories to tell on me (good thing i love them!!!)
    9. i make music to any beat i hear (like the guy hammering outside my office window) and i harmonize with anything, including the vacuum
    10. at almost 30, i stil tell people i wanna be a rockstar when i grow up!!

  15. 1315
    Sharoni says:

    This is the cutest thing ever! We did something like it on facebook quite awhile ago and it was so interesting! I have loved reading all the posts….people are so full of fun and it is amazing to me how much we all have in common when we look!

    The Sharoni List:
    1. I was, in 1956, the youngest person to ever fly across the Atlantic Ocean….had my pic on the front page of the NY Times and it’s been a love afair between me and the Times ever since!

    2. I have given every car I ever owned a name and a personality. My husband could hardly bring himself to trade in “Smiley Van” when we upgraded to a newer mini-van. He almost cried! Told me to quit it…haven’t yet….he kinda gave up now! He’s such a girl! πŸ™‚

    3. As a matter of fact, I animate almost everything in our lives…keeps things interesting! Our kids and their friends just love it! (Kind of like a perpetual Toy Story!)

    4. I am writing my first book…don’t know if it will ever publish…don’t know that I want it to.

    5. I was terrorized by coloring in coloring books as a child….broke out in cold sweats trying to decide what color to use next! I finally broke down and just “did it” a couple of years ago around Christmas time when I hit a writing block on a school paper. It set me free…I was able to color without angst! Thank-ya, Jesus!

    6. I adore and am addicted to the smell of coffee….cannot drink the stuff….whassup with that??

    7. I am an office supply junkie…for reals…there’s not an office supply isle or store within a 100 mile radius I have not delved into with relish! Ahhhhhhh!!!!

    8. People try to bribe me to tell the secret of the color of my hair….but, it’s natural! It’s a beautiful shade of blonde-gray….people just freak out when I tell them that God did it! (oh ye of little faith!)

    9. Just about everything in life is funny to me….I love to laugh.

    10. The flip side of that is that I cry at the drop of a hat….never knew such depths of compassion for people until the last several years. That’s a GOD thing.


  16. 1316
    Carrie says:

    I was among a group of 12 women who recently attended your conference in Tucson, AZ. While on our drive to Tucson and checking into our hotel, we began to speak about each of our “quirks” and how we would live together for the next 24hours. We found it quite ironic that you mentioned quirks the first night of the conference! I wanted to share one of mine with you. I have done many of your studies and LOVE them, but I have this problem: I can’t complete the last days of the studies! During the last week of study, I stop doing them and have NEVER finished the last day of any of them….I simply can’t bear for them to end. My leader/friend gets so mad at me and says I miss the best parts but I can’t bring myself to bring them to a close. I get so much out of them that I want it to continue forever. Thought you might some humor in that. We loved the conference and all your work:) God Bless.

  17. 1317
    Jodie says:

    Hmm…I’m knew this to site. Just picked up a copy of “So Long Insecurity Today,” but here it goes:

    Things that set me apart
    1) I can play the piano and sing at the same time.
    2) I love talking in accents with my students. They especially get a kick on St. Patty’s Day.
    3) I love Chick-fil-a and wish we had one here in NY.
    4) White Chocolate Mochas from Starbucks are absolutely to die for.
    5) Julia Child is my hero.
    6) I came this close to being a librarian but chose music teacher as a profession.
    7) I love building 3D puzzles.
    8) I enjoy learning new languages and cooking new foods.
    9) I am a gum chewer.
    10) Weiner is my family nickname.

  18. 1318
    Jackie says:

    1. I learned how to play the guitar in a washboard band in college.
    2. I can talk like a chipmunk – without heliium.
    3. Everything in my closet is hung on white hangers.
    4. I cut off my left eyebrow as a child with my dad’s mustache trimmers.
    5. I love caramel.
    6. I wear belts with just about everything.
    7. I have a very vivid memory.
    8. I love to have the blinds open throughout the house on sunny days.
    9. My husband got me into cycling and I completed my first century (100 miles) on my 34th birthday last year.
    10. I had bunions – but just had my second surgery and am on my way to pretty feet. πŸ™‚

  19. 1319
    Danielle says:

    Hi Beth,
    I got derailed for a couple of weeks and I’m just catching up on some previous blogs, I enjoyed reading your 10 quirky things and wanted to join in on the fun!
    1. I love Post-It notes, all of them, every shape, size and color – the more the better!
    2. I just started biting my nails at age 43, after having long beautiful nails all my life.
    3. I’m the only person I know who doesn’t like coffee.
    4. I do really enjoy alternative christian rock music, even as a pastor’s wife! lol
    5. I never sit on a toilet seat anywhere, except my home.
    6. I like boxes, often collect them just incase I need them, are hardly ever do – I just like them.
    7. 85% Dark chocolate is a staple in my pantry, I consider it a ‘legitimate’ food group.
    8. I’ve read my bible almost every single day for 30+ years
    I truly can’t think of 2 more things to write…so I’ll quit with 8.

  20. 1320
    Tammi Ford says:

    1. I constantly have a song playing in my head, and everyday conversation can change the station at a moments notice.
    2. I would much rather not work but keep an immaculate home with an herb and flower garden.
    3. I prefer cats to dogs; I own a dog that I adore, but no cats.
    4. Spring is my favorite season of the year.
    5. Easter is my favorite holiday.
    6. I consider roaches disgusting, nasty, unnecessary creatures that totally creep me out. I will take on a snake, a mad dog, an angry customer, but don’t ask me to come in the same room as a roach.
    7. Born in a later era I would most likely have been labeled hyperactive with ADD tendencies.
    8. I would love to be a graceful, athletic dancer.
    9. I have lived through verbal abuse, spouse abuse, sexual abuse, bullying- and have proven that indeed, what doesn’t destroy you makes you stronger.
    10. Jesus is all the world to me- my life, my joy, my all. He gives me strength from day to day; without Him I would fall.

  21. 1321
    tanni says:

    I’ve been out of town on SpringBreak…a Disney Cruise…Yea…so I am a bit behind…going to start where I left off and move forward til I catch up πŸ™‚

    1. I am a bookworm…will never read everything I want before I die!

    2. If I hadn’t met my husband(at 18) I would have gone to live/work on an elephant reserve in Africa

    3. I loved being pregnant ( even though I cried for 9 months) and loved deliveries(4 w? anesthesia) and am sad that part of my life is over.

    4. I have a weird chin hair that appears every so often and I worry about when I am really old and maybe not all there if one of my kids will pluck it out for me!

    5. The older I get the more I love my mama and am dependent on her.

    6. When I talk on our portable phone I sit on the couch…but when I am on the land line I feel trapped because I can’t get anything done.

    7. A thistle I know…but it drives me crazy when the kids/husband take out the trash (yea!) but then don’t replace with a fresh bag–boo!

    8. I like the hummus and cream cheese to be flat and level in the containers…the boys just dig in but I have taught my daughter well πŸ™‚

    9. I LOVE fresh ironed sheets on the bed.

    10. I didn’t wear jeans until college and then only my brothers worn out levies…now that jeans sit lower on the hips I only wear jeans…can’t stand to have anything around my waist and forget ever tucking in a shirt…makes my skin crawl…I have serious sensory disorder!

  22. 1322
    Melissa Lynn says:

    Ok here we go, hope it’s ok to post a comment a bit late… πŸ™‚

    1. The thought of eating/drinking that last “layer” of something grosses me out; like “bottom milk, bottom catsup, the last layer of bbq sauce in the bottom of the bottle type thing.

    2. I love to read and would spend tons of time doing it..if I had the time.

    3. I love cats; have 2 and I baby them like mad..I have little pet names for them like “my ninnies”, sousous, etc.

    4. I really like Brussels Sprouts.

    5. Not a big fan of feet.

    6. Shopping for very long annoys me half to death.

    7. I never color coordinate purses, shoes, belts.

    8. I brush my teeth w/my eyes closed…seems like they get cleaner that way!

    9. I like to listen to loud music and dance in my house.

    10. Making smoothies makes me a bit nervous bc once I made one and used garlic salt instead of cinnamon.

  23. 1323
    Chrystal says:

    My 10 things πŸ™‚
    1. I pick up change,even pennies, off the ground
    2. My husband of 32 yrs is “still the one!”
    3. Am taking flying lessons with my wonderful hubby
    4. I love being where God is at work
    5. Love soul and R & B music
    6. love shoes and wear my favorites even when in my comfies at home!
    7. Don’t have the time I would like to explore my inner chef!
    8. Love to read, but don’t have as much time as I would like to do it
    9. Really don’t like “chatting” on the phone
    10.My plastic “silverware” HAS to be clear; not white, not colored

  24. 1324
    Lisa says:

    What a gift we are to each other! I have really enjoyed reading these lists and wanted to add my own.


    1. I save box turtles that are on the road. (Pretty much any critter along the road is fair game for an immediate rescue. My 4 kids keep a sharp eye out for me.)

    2. Since I was a kid, newly sharpened pencils make me want to be creative.

    3. I love to go to the mailbox and see a letter or card from a friend.

    4. Enjoy scuba diving with my husband.

    5. I fight procrastination everyday! I will read the entire Bible before I die though! Think I’ll start tomorrow. :o) LOL

    6. I count blessings and answered prayers by putting stones in jars. Lets me be reminded of God’s hand in my life.

    7. My most rewarding job has been and still is being a mom to my 4 beautiful kids. Has definitely brought me closer to Jesus! I ask and seek alot!

    8. I miss my grandmother and great aunts who have passed. They had the most wonderful stories to tell. Now I visit elderly shut-ins and listen to new stories.

    9. I love to get messy in my flower gardens around my house.

    10. I love sporting a nice tan and sitting on the dock in the sunshine during the summer. Bad for me I know! Makes me feel good though.

  25. 1325

    I’m so sad I don’t get to keep up with the blog as much as I would like…here are my ten, very, very late:

    1)I love being outside
    2)I have to wash my feet before I hop into bed
    3)I occasionally use my iphone bible in church
    4)Dark chocolate chips and coffee are my favorite snack!
    5)I am a news junky- Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck
    6)Oklahoma is where we live, but our house screams TEXAS
    7)Reveille (the Texas A&M Mascot) once at one of my Whataburger french fries
    8)My favorite pair of shoes are the cowgirl boots my darling husband bought for me
    9)I love planting flowers, but I don’t have much of a green thumb (record- lillies lasted 10 days; lantanas still hanging in after 4, we’ll see)
    10)My closet is organized by type, then color (you laugh, but it makes everything so easy to find!)

  26. 1326
    Marcie says:

    1. I love to read…my Bible and mostly Christian fiction
    2. I love to sing…sang my first solo in church at 5 yrs.
    3. I love to write…poetry my favorite
    4. I love CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    5. My right arm does not go straight (broke it while pregnant with my first daughter)
    6. My whole family (mom, dad, brother, sister and I) have blue eyes
    7. I love my husband and my daughters with a passion that is not equaled to anything else except my passion for Christ
    8. I am back in college trying to get my degree in English
    9. I love to cook but hate trying to figure out what to make for dinner every night.
    10. I love smiley faces! πŸ™‚

    These are not necessarily in order. πŸ™‚

    God Bless,
    Marcie πŸ™‚

  27. 1327

    These top 10 lists were very interesting to read. Thanks to everyone for sharing. I really enjoyed them. I may be back at a later time to post a top 10 of my own πŸ™‚

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