Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Six Quirky Things About Me

Carol at I Throw Like A Girl tagged me with a meme, and since I have been very uninspired in the blogging department, I decided to play along. You have to identify six quirky things about yourself. Here is the definition of quirk, because I was interested enough to look it up.

a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism

Since I am very quirky, it should be no problem to think of just SIX things! It is, in fact, quite vulnerable to expose just how quirky I am in front of God (as if He doesn't know, seeing as how He created my quirky self) and everybody! But, it's all in the name of good fun, right? Ok, here goes:

1. I like to, if possible, get even numbered grocery carts.

2. I also like to have even numbered addresses. My husband just learned this about me as we have been looking at houses. He made me recall all our house numbers under the pretense that he wondered if they were all indeed even numbers-- which they were. But I think he just wanted to see if I could remember them all!

3. As a rule, I only listen to male singers and read female writers. When you think about it, it balances out. Of course there are exceptions-- I love Stevie Nicks and Donald Miller.

4. My husband and I stayed up most of the night talking about getting married and having a lot of kids the night we met. No kidding. We really did. Do I believe in love at first sight? You betcha!

5. I can launch spit bubbles off my tongue and wiggle my nose like a bunny. Just try to top that!

6. I go to a quirky church. Attending a leadership meeting last night only confirmed that this is true. The pastor is 27 years old. In under two years of existence, they have grown to over 3000 strong consistently. They were just voted the third fastest growing church in the nation and even more recently were voted the 14th most innovative church in the nation. Being innovative demands a certain amount of quirkiness-- so obviously, I belong there. If you are quirky and need a church home that will help you embrace your inner quirkiness, give it a try!

Ok, I am supposed to tag six people. But I am just quirky enough that I am going to refuse to play that game. Instead, I will ask six of you to take it upon yourselves to do this on your blog, then leave me a comment so I won't feel so "out there" by revealing my quirks.

Thanks to those who play along!
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carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

Thanks for playing, Mary Beth!

Alyce said...

Ok..I don't have an actual blog to post any of my quirkinesses (that was quirky) on, but I am SO glad to see that you have the even number issue! I am that way..I call it OCD though ;-) I do have others, but I won't elaborate!
Now I am going to look at your church's site..cause that was awesome info! We have a fast growing church too..God is good!

Rona said...

I will play along. Give me until tomorrow to post.

tulip said...


I won't play along this time but I am glad I was able to find you again and your "new" blog/website. I used to "visit" you many times when I was blogging on Homeschoolblogger. I have always enjoyed your entries and have you linked to my new blog now.

Hope to talk with you soon and read more!

In His Grace,

Org Junkie said...

Okay and here I thought I was the only one that only liked to read female writers. You have no idea how happy that made me :)

Org Junkie said...

You know having said that though, my two favorite books are by male authors. Go figure that

Debra Zantman said...

#5 on your list is called the bunny nose in my house. I can rarely do it. That is funny marybeth.

Owlhaven said...

Shopping carts have...numbers?


Mary, confused and obviously not especially observant.

Erica said...

Completely agree with the male singers and female writers and on "love at first sight".Can't launch spitballs...yet. I will practice.

Samantha Roberts said...

Hey Marybeth! How funny - I used to have a thing about numbers, too. I'll play along and post on my blog for the fun of it:

Also I wanted to tell you that I clicked on the link to your church out of curiosity, and I had just read a really neat blog post on Clayton King's site yesterday ( "Prayer, a Hitch-Hiker, and a Pellet Gun") that mentioned Steven Furtick. I thought you might find the post interesting!

Sam Roberts

Charlene Kidd said...

I never thought you were quirky!! You are great in my book.
I am in the airport on my way out of town, I do not have your email, I have question for you.
Can you email me, so I can respond.
Thanks girlfriend.

Bonita said...

I didn't know shopping carts have numbers. Now, it's going to bother me each time I go to the store if I don't get a number that I like. Gee, thanks, Marybeth. LOL!

I share the even numbered house quirk, except I carry it a step further. I like it to end in "00". Hence, the reason I live at 2600. Never mind that I call the neighborhood Redneck Woods and don't even like the house. The number is right and that's the imporant thing, by golly!

Stacey said...

Mary Beth!
My husband and I did the same thing the night we met - it was delightful! We were at a bonfire on the 4th of July and had gone for a walk in the farmer's field. We laid down on the rows of lettuce and looked at the stars while we talked about life and our hopes for a future! I remember telling him I felt safe with him that night. Love at first sight? YES!!

Amy Wyatt said...

I'll play along. I'm not sure how quirky I am as opposed to obsessive compulsive but I'm going to stick with quirky.
Come check it out at Signs, Miracles and Wonders.

LAUREN at Faith Fuel- said...

Oh dear, I've gone and bared my quirky soul to the world at large because of your prompting!

Erin said...

Grocery carts (buggies where I'm from) have numbers? You're quirky for knowing that!

Holly said...

Even numbered grocery carts!?!! That is sooo funny Marybeth!!! Very quirky indeed...