Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Do you have any of habits that have just snuck up on you?

When I got my first car in high school, I had this little thing I would do every time I got in the car...besides actually starting the car. I would get in and start the car, then pull the keys up and hook them so the wouldn't hit my leg when I drove. They were long and would tap me until I got the heebie-jeebies. However, it was one of those odd little things I did that I never realized. Until one day my sister got in the passenger side and flipped my keys up for me. She said she couldn't believe I had forgotten to do that. She saw me do that every single time we got into the car, but I had never noticed until she pointed it out.

Another habit...I must have chapstick in my right pant pocket. If I don't have pockets, it goes in the left cup of my bra. Why? I have no idea. I've noticed this more in the last year. It really wouldn't matter what pocket it goes in so long as I have the chapstick with me or I'll freak out and obsess about it. No really. Freak Out.

Laying in bed last night, I realized that I always come to bed with a glass of water. Cause what if I get thirsty in the middle of the night? Couldn't possibly get up and get a glass then, too sleepy. Rarely have I ever woken up and actually drank the water...but it's there just in case. When did that start?

The thing I'm curious about is how long is it between when we start these odd little habits and when we notice we are doing them. I don't remember having to have water next to the bed at my last apartment, but maybe I did and didn't notice it. I've been addicted to chapstick for years. This is actually a trait passed down by my father. But when did I start having to keep it in a certain pocket? Maybe tomorrow I'll try a different pocket, but then again why mess with a good thing. Plus if I do put it in another pocket, I might panic and thing I left it at home.

Now I'm curious what other little habits I have, that I haven't noticed yet.


  1. Ok I totally do the water thing too and when I take a sip of the now stale water in the morning I end up dumping it on my plants. At least they are well watered.

    You have gotten me addicted to chapstick, I know that's a habit I picked up from you cause my mother asked me about it the last time I was home. :)

  2. I was hoping this was just an age thing and not that I was just weird.

    I'm proud to pass on the chapstick addiction. My kids will have no chance.


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