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12 Days of Christmas VII

Still going...also, I'm writing like mad to get my Get Your Words Out goal accomplished this year. I've already signed up for a more ambitious goal next year. *headdesk* But that means there'll be lots of new fic over at zuben_fic soon!

Six quirks! (Only six?)

1) I hate being overheard on the phone. I rarely use the phone anyway, but I am SO GLAD I have my own office so no one can hear me if I sound like an idiot.
2) I don't say swear words out loud. Even if I'm quoting what someone else has said, I'll skip the word or use a substitute.
3) I have never managed to break myself of the habit of biting my fingernails.
4) I can't just go out for a run--I have to map out my route in advance so I know exactly how far and fast I'm going.
5) I always pick at little imperfections in my skin, zits and bumps and whatever (thus the previously-mentioned chicken pox scars).
6) I have the worst short-term memory. I will walk from one room into another and forget what I'm doing there, stack things by the door that I need to take on an errand with me and then leave them by the door, say I'll do something and forget about it five minutes later, etc. etc. Can't wait to see how much worse it gets as I get older.



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Dec. 30th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
number 6 - me so bad!!!
Like on Saturday, I was out shopping. Needed to buy some food. Thought "Okay, remember to bring your backpack, because you're buying milk, and that can be heavy to carry home." (I have no car!) Then I continue to think - "and yeah - you have to make that thing in the hallway that you are planning on doing, so that you can have you backpack and shopping bags there, so that you see them when you go out the door and actually remember to bring them!"
fast forward 10 minutes.... I am standing outside the store, remembering that I didn't bring my backpack - or shopping bag - or well, I didn't even take them out of the closet where I store them, even thought I spent all that time THINKING about it!
That, there... me in a nutshell!
Jan. 1st, 2015 04:36 pm (UTC)
Right? I've learned there's no point in me trying to use reusable grocery bags because I'll just forget to bring them along.
Dec. 30th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
re: 6

You have no idea how many times I get down to my car and remember something I was supposed to bring with me, only to leave it back in the apartment because I don't want to take the stairs back up. I've been way less prepared for things since moving to the new apartment! LOL
Jan. 1st, 2015 04:37 pm (UTC)
Exactly! So glad I'm not the only one. :D
Dec. 30th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
there'll be lots of new fic over at zuben_fic soon!

Have you any IDEA of how happy that statement makes me? There may have been dolphin noises . . . :)
Jan. 1st, 2015 04:37 pm (UTC)
Hee! Glad that you're glad!
Dec. 31st, 2014 02:27 am (UTC)
I try hard with 2. I quit swearing right before my kid was born. I figured if I could make it through labor without cussing, I'd be able to quit. Number 5, yes and 6 just gets worse and worse. I have the hardest time remembering people's names, even if I've known them for a while. Ugh.

I'm glad you have your own office. I've had to share a cube wall with a couple of people that I wish I couldn't hear. My boss used to fight with his wife on the phone and I'd make up some reason I had to go out to the book stacks so I wouldn't hear it.

\o/ Yay for more fiction coming......
Jan. 1st, 2015 04:38 pm (UTC)
Ugh, that's horrible. Overhearing personal stuff like that would just make me squirm. :(
Dec. 31st, 2014 07:23 am (UTC)
Very happy about the new fic coming.

So with you on #6. Finding this is happening in my virtual world, too -- I will open up a browser tab and go somewhere, get distracted, go back to the tab and then wonder why the hell I went there. So, so sad.
Jan. 1st, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)

I get distracted online very easily, too. I might have started keeping a list by the computer of things I need to look up so I remember to look them up. /o\
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