Thursday, January 19, 2006

What, Me Weird?

The first player of this game starts with the topic "five weird habits" and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don't forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says "You have been tagged" (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours.

1. I can't sit still when music is playing. A lot of people have this not-so-weird habit but for me, it's quite extreme. When I was younger, I would jump around my room while rocking out to the latest Tool record. I've calmed it down a lot. Nowadays, I shake my foot and nod my head while sitting at my desk at home. In the car, I strum my fingers or play the drums on the steering wheel. I really like playing invisible instruments.

2. TV habits: Listening to commercials gives me a headache so if I'm watching regular TV, when a commerical comes on, I immediatly hit the MUTE button. Watching them I don't mind. They're usually colorful and creative. Just listening to those damn jingles and being told what to buy hurts my head. Also, I really like The Guides on digital cable. Especially the one I have now, where I can watch one show in the corner of the screen and scroll through the channels and pick out things to watch next. I usually do it during commercials but years of PC-use has made my brain multi-task friendly. I always need to know what's on next and what I can watch.

3. I'm meticilously obsessed with washing my hands. Not Aviator-crazy, but pretty damn crazy. I've had this tick for awhile - i've been watching my hands everytime i touch money for years - but it seems to be more pronounced nowadays because of my dog and my car. I feel this constant need to watch my hands after touching either. I guess it's good. But Shawn will tell you we go through Softsoap way, way, too fast.

4. I've never been a phone person. I just don't like it. I've always been worried about calling and bothering people so I don't call people. Lately, it's morphed into an aversion to having other people overhear my conversations. Not so much because what I'm saying is private but because I don't want to intrude on someone's personal audible space. This is especially bad at work, in my office, where I have to speak on the phone a lot. When I first started, I waited till everyone went to lunch before I made a phone call. Lately, I've been better, but it still takes me a few tries before I start hitting those buttons.

5. I drink an obscene amount of coffee. I am fascinated by the stuff, buy the best for my morning cup (Starbucks Sumatra. Owww yeah.) and visit the Dunkins Donuts near my job twice a day. I have vast ideas for books about, inspired, and devoted to coffee.

See? Not so weird. Tagging: Shawn, Dave, Sting, Hannah, Zwrk!


melody said...

about #5... i'm looking for ideas so if you could help that would be great. if you could have coffee in the form of a dessert, what would it be? (for example, coffee cake, coffee custard, etc) if you could pair coffee with any other flavor (excluding chocolate) what would it be?

Elad said...

Hmm. Well, I love Coffee Ice Cream. But, in terms of other desserts, i love good coffee cake, but when it's thicker and not the pound-cake variety. You know what I mean? It's a little heartier with maybe some hints of cinnamon.

In terms of flavors pairing with coffee, I think Hazelnut works very well as a sweet compliment to coffee. Anything sweet, really. Maybe even a fruit flavor, like raspberry or apple.

(ps. hi melody!)

melody said...


thicker... do you mean like a brownie texture or muffin texture?

thanks for the ideas... i'll be experimenting with coffee and apples =)

Elad said...

More like muffin texture, I guess, but thicker. It seems to go well with coffee. Especially if it's one of those nice-sized cakes you can take bits off and snosh. Coffee is meant to be drunk slowly, of course.

Anonymous said...

I'm now pondering ways to turn #1 against you.

And I have the same phone issue. I know that if I call at a bad time, whoever it is'll just not pick up the phone...but that's not the point!

I'm actually blogging over at now. Thought I'd deleted the other one, but apparently not. Hmm.

- Hannah

Elad said...

hey Hannah, thanks for the pointer to the right blog. I been wondering about the size and weight of the rock you've been hiding under.

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