Character Quirks: Share something odd about yourself

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  1. LostThePlot

    LostThePlot Contributing Member Contributor

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    I feel somewhat left out because I don't really think any of my mild eccentricities are interesting; I have severe character flaws instead. I am genuinely struggling to come up with one thing about myself that seems quirky as opposed to a reason to throw an intervention.

    Does this mean I am not one of the cool kids?
     
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    No, feel free. I'm in my mid-20s and have never held a long-term paying day job.
     
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    LostThePlot Contributing Member Contributor

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    I never have either and I'm 30 in a few months. Alas. But that's not really a personality flaw; it's more the degenerate, drug addicted, pervert that's the kind of things that spur people to try and fix my life before discovering this is me post fix.
     
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    Yikes :(
     
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    My quirk is that I don't like it when @Spencer1990 and @Simpson17866 post in the same thread. I get them mixed up enough when they're separated... it's even worse when they're close together!
     
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    Sticking with the same theme, every time I see Bay's avatar I think it says "Home Fries" instead of "Home Fires."

    Every. Single. Time.
     
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    Yum. I'm delicious!
     
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    I have a quick test for that, what do you see when you look at my avatar?
     
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    It's not my fault he copied me.
     
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    @LostThePlot To be fair, all my first post here means is that I've made gluten free cookies so many times that I know the recipe by heart.
     
  11. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Unworthy in the eyes of the LORD Contributor

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    Whenever feasible, I weigh myself before and after using the restroom. Just out of curiosity, mind you, I promise I don't have an eating disorder.

    I do have a disordered digital scale, however. Today wasn't the first time it told me I'd gained weight in the smallest room in the house.
     
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    ... I got nothing.

    I love information for its own sake too, but not if I know for a fact that the source isn't accurate.

    I'd answer, but I wouldn't want to make anybody feel left out :p
     
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    In Afghanistan we had two liter water bottles and no bathroom breaks while on tower guard. Long story short, I could tell you exactly how much water my body absorbed.
     
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    LostThePlot Contributing Member Contributor

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    I can do something similar that involves narcotics.
     
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    Can't say there are many people who can claim that.
     
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    I hate being in the spotlight, to the extent that I don't even like people asking me where I got my shirt or what it's of.
     
  17. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Unworthy in the eyes of the LORD Contributor

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    Sounds like you need a polo shirt, khakis, and New Balance athletic shoes. An outfit like that makes you practically invisible no matter what your age, race, or body type.*

    *within certain generous limits, of course.

    Bet you can't spot the difference :)

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    The paradox lies in that I hate being noticed, but I like band shirts/graphic shirts. Also, color is not something that appears on my body very often. Black shirts for life.
     
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    Polos are the mullets of shirts.
     
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    Only long-sleeved ones. Polo shirts are biz cas.
     
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    The long sleeved ones actually make sense to me. Anything with short sleeves and buttons is trying to be two very different things. Oh well. Let's all just wear nothing and solve that problem.
     
  22. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Unworthy in the eyes of the LORD Contributor

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    Random fact/quirk: I am in my mid-forties, and I've never lived completely independently....

    ....in my native country. When I was in America, I lived with my family, then in a barracks, then with my dad, then in a dorm, then with my mom for a bit, then rented a room from my best friend in the house he owned, but it wasn't til I came to Japan that I actually ever signed a lease.

    Also, there's still enough of that barracks/dorm rat in me that I sometimes marvel over the fact that I actually own a washing machine (proper Japanese apartments come almost completely unfurnished. You want a stove? Better get shopping, boy.)
     
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    Oddly, this is the case in Puerto Rico as well. Be it an apartment or a detached house, when people sell and leave they take all the appliances with them. Washer, dryer, stove, fridge...
     
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    Iain Aschendale Unworthy in the eyes of the LORD Contributor

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    I just read that that's the case in...Los Angeles I think? as well.
     
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    Thats routine in the Uk too except maybe the cooker ... I have a rayburn (big oil fired range) which is fixed but the rest of the white goods washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, 3 freezers, dishwasher are mine. Its only not the case where there's a fitted kitchen with integral appliances
     

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