Friday, January 11, 2008

Six "quirky"and "unimportant" things about me - The Meme

I have been tagged by Rachel to divulge 6 quirky things about me. Now I am normally a very cool and collected person who is rarely given over to any silliness. However, I am really trying to get over this aspect of me and come out of myself a little more. So this is my action step.
  1. My comfort food is macaroni and cheese with ketchup.
  2. I count by 3's if I can't get to sleep
  3. I pile my husband's junk on his side of the room and keep my side neat.
  4. I'm an armchair organizer.........I fantasize, read blogs, magazines etc. but I can't actually keep an organizing system.
  5. Even though I am an Accountant I am really bad with numbers.
  6. I used to work for a funky footwear retailer and I have a pair of these.

Now I tag Livingsword. I can hardly wait to hear his quirks.

The rules are as follows:Link to the person that tagged you.Post the rules on your blog.Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.Tag six people and at the end of your post, link to their blogs.Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


Rachel said...

I looked at your cool boots, and had to laugh at what they resist - "Resists alkali, water, acid, fatigue and Satan."

I gotta get me some of those!!!! lol. I get the mac and cheese, but with ketchup? Mind you, it's "tomato sauce" over here. I like braised steak and onions on top. You're making me hungry! :-0

Thanks for playing!

Rob said...

Reminds me of the Rocky Mountain News food critic, John Lehndorff, whose comfort food is mac and cheese slathered with mayo wrapped up in a flour tortilla . . .

I followed you over here from your comment on Hap's post, and was interested to see that you live in Surrey. Where? I lived in the Vancouver metro area from 1996-2001, my seminary years, and though my wife and I spent the bulk of that time in Richmond, our last year was in Surrey; we were in an apartment in Newton, on 140 St. just north of 72 Ave.

Sara said...

I should have had me a pair of those boots when I was working the organic chem lab!

Livingsword said...

Hi Ruth!

LOL I love it!

Yellow death with ketchup…have you tried it with lots of pepper?

I can so picture you counting 3’s LOL After all you are an accountant!!! LOL LOL That is too sweet!

Have you tried putting all of his junk on his side of the bed? LOL

Chocolate Girl is in the midst of organizing my computer room/library closet do you want me to send her over? She is the organizer, a border collie….

Cool shoes :) With very interesting qualities!!! LOL

I like the way you played with the colors, very cute…

What a fun tag, I am going to enjoy this one! I have some definitely quirky things to share; I think I may even enlist my Honey to help me out with this one!!! LOL

Thanks for the tag!


Ruth said...

Well how about all these LOOKY LOO's coming to check out my quirks!!

Welcome Sara and's great to have you stop by.
Isn't it a small world Rob? I'm not far from where you were in Surrey in the Guildford area. I like your challenge on blogging as a spiritual discpipline. I think I might take that one up myself.

Yes Rachel, my boots resist Satan! John is pretty quirky himself and he is a Christian. He designed the "Angel Sole" to compete against the Doc Martin. It was a fun company to work for.
Yes I love Mac and Chees with ketchup - I hear it's a Canadian thing.
Well LS - I am looking forward to hearing about your quirks. Thanks for playing along. Will Chocolate Girl join in if I tag her too?

Rob said...

Yes I love Mac and Chees with ketchup - I hear it's a Canadian thing.

Rather like ketchup-flavored Lays, or poutine (which I recently found myself trying, and failing, to explain to a group of incredulous Americans). Or, for that matter, Tim Horton's, which I still miss. I've never been a city kid, but I really enjoyed the Vancouver area--I'd love to get back someday. (Our oldest was actually born there--through a rather complicated set of events, she was born in BC Women's Hospital, not in Surrey--so she's a dual citizen.)

As I recall, anyway, I liked Guildford a lot better than the Newton area; there was just an unpleasant feel to our neighborhood, though I could never quite figure out why.

I like your challenge on blogging as a spiritual discipline. I think I might take that one up myself.

Please do. I'd like to hear what you have to say about it.

Ché Vachon said...

Hey, Ruth..nice to see some of your quirks!
It must be a Canadian thing....that's my comfort food too.
And Rob, Yummm on the Poutine. We eat it alot!
Fun post!

Max said...

Hello Ruth,

LOL this is a great tag! So, you toss all of your husband's stuff to his side and keep youre neat, eh? LOL LOL (This was a great one)

You are bad with numbers? I hear you...I am terrible!! And I used to get A's in accounting when I was in Business School LOL *nodding*!


Ruth said...

Rob - It sounds like you have come accross some of our best Canadian delicacies. For those who don't know what Poutine is - it's a French Canadian dish consisting of french fries, gravy and curd cheese all melted together in wonderful tasty goopiness.
You're right about Newton - it's not the most posh neighbourhood in the lower mainland and is probably the source of all the world renowned "Surrey" jokes.
Max - hello - I'm glad you had fun reading about my quirks! I was going to tag you but you seem quite inundated with tags over your way.
Cheer All - this has been fun.

Rob said...

I have to say, though--McDonald's "poutine" is just sick and wrong.

Rob said...

As a follow-on, my wife (Sara) just reminded me that one of my classmates at Regent once rendered Nathanael's protest to Philip (John 1:46)--in a sermon in chapel, iirc--as "Can anything good come out of Surrey?!"

Ruth said...

Nothing good can come out of Surrey, eh? Of course it can - ME! But then again I did come from Winnipeg originally.

It just goes to show that "certain pockets" of Surrey have given the rest of us a bad name.

Rob said...

:) Of course, I've heard similar comments aimed at the 'Peg, too . . . you're just stuck busting stereotypes whichever way you go. :)

Ruth said...

Speaking of stereotypes...have you heard the one about the obnoxious American? (just kidding - I love my American friends!)

I have to tell you a funny incident though, I was in a US department store last week and the clerk actually thought we used the Euro.

It just goes to show that we must think soberly of ourselves, right?

Rob said...


I've heard a few . . . (And since I can indeed be obnoxious, I don't take any of them personally. :) )

And as to your last question, I agree. Good thought.

Livingsword said...

Hi Ruth!

I have finally responded to your tag and…

Come and get your award…