The game of tag that never ended.

by Jenn (eating bender) on August 6, 2008

Happy hump day, everyone! I can’t believe how crazy this week has been at work. Not to worry, though – there are more reviews on the way! But first I wanted to touch on another piece of excitement.

I was tagged by both Chandra of Chandra’s Shenanigans and Greyce of Fighting with the scale to give you a list of quirks. I have to say, with all the games of tag out there, this subject is actually a fun one for me. It’s not too hard to think about what my quirks are 😉 So without further ado…


  1. Link back to the person that tagged you. (Done)
  2. Mention the rules on your blog (Check.)
  3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours. (This will be the hard part…)
  4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them (ha, suckers. payback’s a bitch.)
  5. Leave a comment for each tagged blogger, to let them know they have been tagged. (so you have no excuse that you didn’t know. don’t even try it.)

By the way, I’m keeping those little notes in parentheses from Chandra because I like them and because they are true.

Quirk #1: When I am walking, I tend to hold my hand out in some unusual position instead of swinging my arms from side to side. It’s hard to explain in words, but Bobby makes fun of me for it all the time. Basically, it’s like I’m walking down the sidewalk with my hand frozen in mid-air as if I was using my hands to talk and they got stuck that way. I don’t even notice until Bobby starts laughing and tells me to look down.

Side note: Bobby is the complete opposite. He swings his arms like a CRAZY person and I make fun of him for it all the time. I’m sure he will appreciate that I am telling you this.

Quirk #2: Here’s one related to food. When I was little, I used to make sure I chewed my food evenly on both sides of my mouth. You know how some people have a dominant side that is stronger because of all the extra chewing? Not me. I believed in total chew equality. I don’t think about it much when I’m eating nowadays, but every now and then I’ll remember what I used to do and then unconsciously start doing it all over again!

Quirk #3: I am forever running late. It’s a trait I inherited from my mom – I’m sure she will appreciate the shout out, too! My dad is the complete opposite, and my brother inherited his punctuality from him. So you can imagine what that was like growing up. Leaving for the airport? My dad and brother would be outside with the car running as my mom and I jumped in at the last possible second. Getting a ride to school? My dad and I would have time to stop for breakfast at Starbucks and Einstein Bros. while my mom contributed to my ever-growing number of detentions for tardiness. Yes, I got detention but no, I was not a badass – it was always for tardiness 😉 Good times!

I feel that at this point I should insert an I LOVE YOU MOM! She probably loves me extra right now, too.

Quirk #4: I am a serial gum chewer. I thought of this one because I have a piece in my mouth right now :) Every time I get a new pick of gum, it’s gone by the end of the day. To prove it to you, it’s now 11:45 am. I started a new pack this morning at 8:30 am with 14 pieces. Now there are 9 left. I pretty much toss it the minute it loses its flavor, but then I miss the chewing process so I quickly pop a new piece into my mouth. It’s a bad habit, which is why I don’t buy gum too often. But sometimes it’s just too tempting!

Quirk #5: How about a quirk about the blog? I’m not sure if anyone notices, but I often like to use colors to designate the food I eat. So if I say I had some spinach, I make it green. Well, now it’s like some sort of weird thing that I have to do with every post. I mean it’s pretty and all, but I just think it’s funny that for some reason I feel like I HAVE to do it. Just something I noticed about myself :) And now you all think I’m insane! Oh well, life goes on…I’m not insane, I promise!

Quirk #6: I absolutely despise the smell of raspberry chocolate lotion. It doesn’t make sense to me, because I eat chocolate, I eat raspberries…I even eat chocolate WITH raspberries. But for some reason, the smell of raspberry chocolate lotion makes me gag. I’m not kidding – I start to feel physically sick! Anyone who might know the reasoning behind this, let me know!

Well, now you know six of my quirks. I’m sure there are more, but I think that’s enough for one day – I’ve given you plenty of reasons to think I’m crazy cool! But I liked this one, actually, because laughing at myself is fun.

As for the game of tag that never ended? Well, I’m not technically “ending” it, but I am going to break the rules (gasp!) and be nice (I’m in a good mood, what can I say?) by not forcing anyone specific to do it. Therefore, I am opening it up to anyone who wants to play – you can even say I tagged you! I just aspire to be the kid on the playground that everyone likes 😉 Have fun!

1 Aimee August 6, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I didn’t even think of the serial gum chewer when I came up with my quirks, but I too finish a pack a day. If I ask my husband for a piece of gum he always hands me two or he will take one piece and give me the rest of the pack because he knows one piece will not cut it for me….glad to know there are other serial gum chewers out there!!

2 glidingcalm August 6, 2008 at 1:00 pm

haha Jenn! That is so cute! Thanks for taking the time to share more about yourself. I am totally a serial gum chewer as well. I mean at least it’s not cigarettes, right?! It is an expensive habit though! Even when I ONLY buy packs on sale! HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

3 Sarah August 6, 2008 at 1:10 pm

oh my gosh, I am TOTALLY a serial gum chewer too. It’s actually out of control. I’ve tried so many times to break this habit, but I just can’t. I absolutely LOVE the fresh burst of flavor when you pop in a new stick of gum that it’s an addiction. When the gum loses its flavor I automatically reach for another one! I must waste so much money on gum!

One of the tricks I’ve been doing now is I break each piece in half so that way I’m changing pieces as often but I’m not chewing quite as many overall, and the pack stretches a little longer. Also since the wad is a little smaller I don’t look quite so much like a cow chomping away all day.

I don’t know if I’ve ever come across chocolate raspberry lotion, but if I ever do see it, you better believe I’m running the other way as fast as I can!

4 Jenn August 6, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Aimee ~ We should start a club and exchange tips on favorite brands and flavors. Oh boy, now who’s showing their nerdy side? *raises hand*

glidingcalm ~
I’m definitely glad it’s NOT cigarettes, haha! I tend to buy the huge boxes from Costco to cut down on costs.

Sarah ~
Thanks for the gum tips – I will definitely try them out to cut down on my usage, haha! And you best run away from that chocolate raspberry lotion!! Eeek!

5 eatingbirdfood August 6, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Dang, I thought I was the only serial gum chewer. I once even looked it up online. I have tried to cut-back as well though by just not buying it because the sugar-free flavors (which is all I buy) really started to hurt my stomach and give me gas… which is never a good thing.

6 arielle August 6, 2008 at 3:29 pm

I do that with gum too, which is why I hardly ever buy it. When I do, the pack is gone in less than a day. And sometimes I even chew two pieces at once for extra flavor.

7 VeggieGirl August 6, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Hehe, the title of your post made me laugh out loud :0)

I’m like with you #3, for sure!!

8 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 6, 2008 at 5:22 pm

I love #5. I totally forgot to write about it when I did your Wednesday Website, but I swear I noticed it and was going to! I think it’s cool that you do this – it makes your blog posts so pretty and extra fun to read!

9 linds August 6, 2008 at 6:22 pm

I had cocoa coffee for dessert too :) I’m going to have to try making it the way you do! And I like your colorful words on the blog haha and I am a believer in chew equality for both sides of the mouth :)

10 Lisa August 6, 2008 at 6:23 pm

I am with you on quirks #3 and 4. If you ever come up with a system or method that improves your punctuality, please do share it with me :-)
becuase I’ve yet to improve this about myself.

Another of my quirks is my love of, some may say obsession with, iced tea…but with no lemon, and definitely not flavored tea.

11 monsappetit August 6, 2008 at 6:45 pm

haha i love your quirks! what fun game of tag:)

12 Erica August 6, 2008 at 7:10 pm

haha, I am ALSO a serial gum chewer. My husband makes fun of me all the time! I do it really bad when we’re driving long distances I chew and chew and then need a new piece and chew and chew! Glad to hear I’m not alone 😉

13 fitnessista August 6, 2008 at 9:17 pm

i’m also addicted to chweing gum- i have a piece in my mouth from the moment i wake up, until i go to bed, unless i’m eating. i always get the 12 pack boxes from Sam’s Club.
that’s so funny about the “chew equality”- i used to do that too! not so much anymore, but when i was younger i totally had to make sure that i was using both sides of teeth equally :)
hope you had a great wednesday!

14 Jenn August 7, 2008 at 9:55 am

eatingbirdfood ~ I found the same thing – but it’s hard because you don’t want to buy the full sugar kind if you know you’re going to be eating it all day long!

arielle ~ Ooh, two pieces at once? Sounds heavenly 😉

VeggieGirl ~ Why does the world have to move so fast?! I can’t keep up!

Foodie ~ Thank you! I’m glad someone noticed :)

linds ~ Yes, definitely try Coffee Cocoa the way it was meant to be – with whipped cream and chocolate powder on top! YUM!

Lisa ~ So far, nothing can improve my punctuality besides being tricked into thinking it’s later than it actually is 😉 And I totally noticed your love for iced tea last weekend – that’s great!

Mon ~ I definitely enjoyed this game :)

Erica ~ I’m so glad that there is a gigantic club – we need to make it official or something 😉

fitnessista ~ I get those huge boxes from Costco sometimes – they’re perfect!

15 addicted2pb August 9, 2008 at 6:43 am

I bet it’s the chocolate in the lotion. Don’t get me wrong because I LOVE chocolate, but chocolate-scented things (lotion, body wash, etc.) are always gag-inducing to me. Do you normally like the smell of chocolaty lotions?

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