32 Quirks

All of a sudden I blinked… and all of a sudden it was September and all of a sudden I hadn’t posted for almost a month! I can’t even remember the last time I went that long without posting. Of course I could think up some good excuses for not doing so, like starting my 4th week of school, having two adorable but busy baby brothers to look after, and general business. But truthfully? Well, truthfully I just haven’t been diligent enough in my writing endeavors and have struggled just to finish anything I start writing.

But that shall stop and I really hope to try to write more, write better, and just plain write. Hopefully I’ll get writing into my daily routine and that’ll give you a few posts a week (or even one would be good…). Anyhoo… onto some other stuff…

32 Quirks!

This post is partly in honor of Abigail, my sweet friend with so many lovely quirks… including the obsession with the number 32. :D So when I decided I wanted to post some of my own quirks and wanted a number… none seemed more perfect the 32. Now brace yourself…

  1. I don’t usually do lists like these but really enjoy reading everybody else’s lists like these…
  2. I am pretty much addicted to tea and coffee and at times I’ll have 4 cups a day between the two and my teeth are becoming stained from it.
  3. I never stop taking pictures and I am addicted to that as well… my friends will tell you that I go into withdrawal without my camera (or my dad’s camera) when I’m at some event or such.
  4. I love to sleep but sleep does not love me. Therefore I don’t sleep much and therefore I am addicted to coffee.
  5. I love books more than I love reading… bizarre? Yeah.
  6. My heart got removed from me and was placed in the Red Light districts of India…
  7. I pace/skip around my room when I am excited and talk out loud to myself as well as squeel.
  8. I am both a night owl and an early bird, I work best before 10am or after 10pm.
  9. I love art but can’t draw at all. I totally stink at it. So therefore I pick different forms of art like photography, poetry, music, acting, collages, and other things as well.
  10. My fashion style is a strange mix between bohemian hippie, classy classic (Audrey Hepburn is a major fashion icon for me), edgy (bordering on punk at times), and comfy (I love jeans, sweats, and hoodies… *happy sigh*). And sometimes I go for all the looks in one outfit.
  11. I have a strong desire and tendency to call everyone “hun” but it gets awkward when I want to call like a teen guy “hun”… so I reserve it for when I’m with kiddos.
  12. I give everyone nick names. I get that from my mom. My little bros have about a dozen or more nicknames each from me.
  13. I am currently obsessed with the song Jai Ho… it’s just amazing! I’m learning the dance to it too. :)
  14. I think that Jane Austen is the queen of all romantic fiction, Tolkien the king of fantasy, and C.S. Lewis the king of Christian fiction. I doubt anyone will ever be able to top them.
  15. I have an obsession with comfy blankets and knee high socks. That’s what happens when you live in a place where winter is 5 months long and you have about a month or more of mostly below zero temps.
  16. I am incredibly klutzy, some of the things I’ve walked into have included the small part on bathroom stall doors, a TV hutch thingy, and I’ve always walked right into steps… just forgot to step up at all and fell on my face.
  17. My favorite word in Hindi is “Delhi” cause it sounds like “deelee” and is really fun to say repetedly.
  18. I will watch movies that aren’t that great… but when it comes to movies I say I love or are my favorites, I’m super picky. The writing, acting, cinematography, score, and humor all have to be superb. Therefore you will never hear my say that Facing the Giants or Fireproof are my favorite movies… or any movies involving hormonal teenage girls.
  19. I will stay up into 3am reading a good fiction book and I have plenty of times, the first time being right before 4th grade reading the second Elsie Dinsmore books… I cried so hard!
  20. I have a habit of reading books that aren’t meant for my age range. From reading Authentic Beauty at twelve, to reading Calvin’s Institutes currently at fourteen… I don’t follow the suggested reading ages.
  21. I am a total psychology/sociology geek and I love to figure out why people are the way they are, what it is in the brain or what chemicals make us that way, and the why of how cultures and social structures work. I also love a good social experiment.
  22. I am a generally messy person, but I am OCD about some things… like tags sticking out on shirts, my bedroom door being open, and people writing “alot” instead of “a lot” (which I used to do myself…).
  23. I can’t stand my violin or guitar being out of tune. It will drive me CRAZY until I tune it. *shivers from the thought of an out of tune instrument*
  24. I love the words of many hymns but sometimes their melodies just are really bad so I have recently started making my own arrangements and melodies for hymns with good words and bad music.
  25. Speaking of writing music… when I am working on writing a song I go into this crazy songwriter mood where I sing so loud and bang on the piano until I get a headache. And I love having my swivel chair so I can go back and forth between the piano and computer.
  26. I’ve always loved journals but have been pretty bad about writing faithfully in one.
  27. I have vowed to never buy a pair of jeans over $25. The one time I bought a $30 pair of jeans, four months later they had holes in the back pockets. I will NEVER do that again! Goodwill, Target, Arizona (on sale), and thrift store jeans baby! Then even if they do fall apart I still got my money’s worth.
  28. I love thrift stores… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
  29. I don’t fit into the typical home school kid stereo type at all! I love pants, I listen to rock music, I like to dance, I am not anti social, I have public school friends, my mother doesn’t have hair down to her hips, and I have a cell phone.
  30. My mom and I break out into random singing and dancing sometimes. Keeps the kiddos entertained!
  31. I start lots of things that I don’t finish… from blog posts to books to other projects.
  32. Abigail has got me thinking of thirty-two way too often and thirty-two anything makes me think of her. :)
This is for Abs!

Love you girly!

{Serious posting will continue shortly… I just had to mix things up and give y’all a fun random post.)

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  1. LOL! That is so awesome Olivia! ^_^ That seriously made my day. You are so sweet! By the way–I was like screaming “AMEN!!!!” when I read the one about appreciating good filmmaking. I’m so sick of hearing people say how great “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof” are. Sure, they have good messages (especially “Fireproof”), but how is it everyone can overlook all of the flaws in the moviemaking quality?!?! haha. I can also appreciate some movies that aren’t made that well, but it just enhances the story so much when everything is done right. It’s like the difference between…gas station coffee, and Starbucks. ;D

    Also, I can totally relate to #21….as a matter of fact, I think I had something very similar to that on my “100 Things” list. :D We’d have F.U.N. if we could hang out for a couple of weeks. lol.

    Ok, I tried to read the Elsie Dinsmore books years and years ago, but I was so young that I didn’t understand them at all–I only got up to the third one I think, and I had nightmares about the KKK for months. haha!

    #10….Good grief, I knew we were alike style-wise, but that’s like spot on. haha. I got this awesome dress a couple of weeks ago that’s like a classic white shirt top with a grey pleated skirt that goes just above the knees (almost like a school uniform), but I paired it with black leggings, my Converse One Stars (of course <3), and some long black and silver necklaces with the peace sign on them. It's so fun mixing things up. :D

    I like books more than reading too! lol. I'm always finding books that I just HAVE to have, but then when I get them, they just sit on my shelf looking nice, and it literally takes me months and sometimes even years before I read them. I bought a really pretty version of Jane Eyre when I was about 8 years old, and to this day I have never made it past the first 100 pages…but it looks pretty! ;D

    Thanks Olivia! You're the awesomestestness! ;) Had fun reading more crazy amazazing things about you.

    Love you!
    –Abs

  2. I love this! I jut started blogging about Quirks. I’ve called the tag ‘The Quirk Files’ . I don’t have many but have written in detail!
    I’m writing a book and I think they enrich my characters! http://mrtaurus.wordpress.com/

    Hope you get a chance to see!

    GREAT POST!

    p.s. i’ve been holding back – I have some WEIRD quirks! I jut sent all my friends Dulex colour sample cards to match their auras – with a postcard style message on the back!

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