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Examples of My Freakishness
I have mosquito bites on my feet and ankles, from sitting outside in my capri pants and sandals saturday night. I have already scratched the tops off of most of them. I'm not capable of leaving mosquito bites alone. I guess summer is officially here...although that feels strange to say, since it was cold enough this morning that I wore my leather jacket to work. And I turned on the heater in my car. Brr!

The bathroom in my office building has a hand lotion dispenser. This is really great, except that there are two doors I need to open to walk from the bathroom to my desk. If I apply lotion in the bathroom, then my hands are all slimy and over-moisturized when I go to open the doors. It makes them slippery, and it certainly is likely to leave an unpleasant surprise for the next person to use the door.

To resolve this issue, I always squirt a little bit of lotion into the palm of my left hand. I then walk back to my desk, opening both doors with my right hand, cupping my little pool of lotion in my left hand. I look like an idiot, carrying lotion down the hallway, but at least I don't slime the door handles.

I had a turkey sandwich for lunch today. I hadn't thought there would be cheese on it, but they ended up putting swiss cheese on it. (They also skipped the cucumbers. I wonder if they made me a different sandwich than the one I ordered?) Anyway, I never used to like swiss cheese. As I bit into it, I thought to myself, "Oh, I taste swiss cheese, ick." But then as I chewed, I found myself thinking, "Wait, actually this tastes pretty good!"

So maybe I like swiss cheese now. But only sort of. My new appreciation did not quite last as long as did the sandwich. By the last bite, I was thinking to myself, "Oh no, there's another big hunk of swiss cheese in this bite too; that last bite had too much." So I pulled the cheese out of the last bite and left it on the plate. Take that, swiss cheese!
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pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: May 25th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, you definitely need better meds.

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I'm going to be in Ypsilanti this weekend. Maybe we could finally meet in person? And I can explain in great detail how in traditional Welsh "Phillip" is spelled "Julip," with a "J." and everything.

No, no, really. Do you know how tough it is being a kid and having all your teachers pronouncing your traditional middle name like it's a mint drink served at the Kentucky Derby?

"It's pronounced, 'Phillip,'" I'd say and they'd all just smile condenscendingly and think that I must have some weirdo hippy parents to name me something as fruity as "Julip."

In reality, it's a family name -- my father grew up in the hills of Kentucky, and there's a lot of Welsh culture still running around up there in the hollars.

No, no, really.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 25th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grin* I'm just not convinced, somehow. Nice try though!

My brother and nephew are also in town this weekend, so I'll be mostly hanging out with them. But feel free to drop me an email at renniekins@livejournal.com, and maybe we can at least meet briefly....
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: May 25th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
So you have no excuse for rough hands then.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 25th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have very soft hands. Everyone loves them.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: May 25th, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um, good swiss cheese... Opps, not the kind that most delis use, darn.
stillriver From: stillriver Date: May 25th, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are right, the delis swiss cheese is totally different from the real swiss cheese. Although I usually order the sandwich with a swiss cheese anyway, hoping for the real taste.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 25th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, real swiss cheese is totally different, and much more likeable.
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: May 25th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've noticed a few things that I didn't used to like that I do now too. Swiss cheese (in moderation) being one of them. It is a weird realization.

Mosquito bits suck. With my allergies, I always get huge, swollen, red, itchy marks and I can't not scratch them.
markeyisapunk From: markeyisapunk Date: May 25th, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

swiss cheese

this is what people mean when they talk about the exception that proves the rule. you don't like swiss cheese, and that's okay. If you liked it, you would have liked it all the way through the sandwich, and you'd be left craving another sandwich with swiss cheese.

the other moral of the story is that variety is good. so things that you aren't crazy about taste good every so often, and the variety keeps you from getting sick of foods you really like.

the summer tease is really getting to me. yesterday I wanted hot cocoa and the day before I wanted to go to the beach (or was that saturday?).
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 26th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: swiss cheese

Good to realize that I haven't started suddenly liking swiss cheese. I'm too old to have my world view suddenly change like that.

I DO like variety though...you're right about that.

Speaking of variety, I had a gyro for dinner last night. Yum!

I don't understand the weather. Today seems warmish again.... maybe summer's back? I hope, I hope.
markeyisapunk From: markeyisapunk Date: May 26th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: swiss cheese

warmish, really? I have no windows, so I've been assuming it's still as cold as it was this morning...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 26th, 2004 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: swiss cheese

Well I just checked. It is "warm" in the sense that I was comfortable outside wearing a light sweater and no jacket.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: May 25th, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Paper Towel

Could be used to open the door after lotioning.

I stopped eating cheese to eliminate the fat and overall calories. ):

I really do not remember ever having a mosquito bite I had to itch.

Now that's weird.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 26th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Paper Towel

Yeah, cheese is not good for you, though so yummy. That's why I didn't order it in my sandwich...

No itching?! Wow. I'm very sensitive to them, they tend to get big and itch like crazy.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: May 26th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Paper Towel

I have thought you were sensitive but I did not realize how much!
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