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Jun. 1st, 2006

02:41 am - Six idiosyncrasies

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1. I have difficulty falling asleep in any other position than on my left side, in the jacknife position.

2. My favorite flavor of gum is Wrigley's sugarfree polar ice. However, I don't like chewing gum after it has lost its flavor. I'll chew for 5 minutes, then spit it out. I often go through 25 sticks of gum before noon.

3. I got my driver's license at age 14. Two weeks later, I turned left into the door of a telephone company truck coming from behind me. (I was in the far right lane, turning left into the Ridley's grocery parking lot.) No one was injured, but I caused $500 damage to the door of the truck. (My car, a 1973 Dodge Coronet, was undamaged.) I was charged with reckless driving, and fined $85.00. My parents were dirt poor (my Dad, who is even more introverted than I am, was trying to sell insurance), and the Dodge was our only form of transportation. So I didn't drive again until the summer of my sophomore year in college. I still don't like to drive, and by all accounts, I drive like a nervous granny.

4. I can talk in a high, falsetto voice reminiscent of Mogwai's voice from Gremlin's. It's apparently quite creepy to hear.

5. I have a fondness for tamarind spoons. The secret ingredient is lead!

6. If I come out of dark theater into bright sunlight, I will frequently sneeze twice.

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From:kindofstrange
Date:June 1st, 2006 08:54 am (UTC)
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I am hereby requesting a phone post (if you're a paid account) with said Mogwai voice.

I do the sneezing one too, though it's usually at least 3 times.
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From:crasch
Date:June 2nd, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)
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Done!
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From:perich
Date:June 1st, 2006 11:26 am (UTC)
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If I come out of dark theater into bright sunlight, I will frequently sneeze twice.

I was told years ago that the cure for the feeling of an impending sneeze was to look directly into a bright light. That would force you to sneeze.
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From:crasch
Date:June 2nd, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
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Well, it works if you have the gene for it.
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From:phanatic
Date:June 1st, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
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Photic sneeze reflex. It's actually a genetic dominant. I have it too.
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From:crasch
Date:June 2nd, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
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Fascinating. Thanks for the link!
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From:cjsmith
Date:June 1st, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
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Light is the only thing that makes me sneeze once. If I need to sneeze for non-light-related reasons, I sneeze twice. I'm sure you *really* needed to know that. :)
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From:crasch
Date:June 2nd, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
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Curious. I almost never sneeze twice, except when exposed to bright light.
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From:jenarael
Date:June 1st, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
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It's creepy that, other than #3, all idiosynchracies are shared. Maybe we're twins separated at birth, and I'm just the better driver.
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From:crasch
Date:June 2nd, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
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Weird! You're the first person I've met who also likes tamarind spoons.

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From:crasch
Date:June 2nd, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
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P.S. You can see over the steering wheel?!?

P.P.S. Love the new icon.
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