Get To Know Me – 5 Quirks of Mine

I am weird – there I said it! This post was difficult for me because I had to choose and pick the quirks that I did want to share and could share on this platform. I have A LOT of quirks – some more eccentric than the others. But here are a glimpse into some –

Quirk – meaning, usage, quotes, and social examples

1. I have to sleep on the side of the bed that is closest to the room door – I clearly have flight instinct. I need to sleep closest to the door so I can run at the first sign of danger/calamity. I also can’t sleep if I have to share the room with someone new. By new I mean even if it is a close friend that I haven’t ever shared a room with – I just can’t sleep.

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2. I used to talk to the moon – I developed this weird quirk in my late teens and haven’t done this in a while. I have always loved the moon – ever so beautiful, watching over all of humanity. I have also had a hard time being vulnerable in front of people and hence, in my low moments I’d turn to the moon for advice or comfort or something – I guess. I’m not a total weirdo, I promise.

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3. I don’t like people in the kitchen while I’m cooking – I can’t explain this quirk well. I am this crazy chemist in the kitchen – throwing in different seasonings and sauces into the pan – hoping to create something unique. I hate when people are in the kitchen watching what I’m doing or giving me suggestions or asking me questions or just there – it just takes away all the fun from the cooking process for me.

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4. I don’t like talking to anyone for atleast an hour after I’ve woken up – I am a GRUMP as soon as I have woken up – I just need an hour to chill by myself before I can be social with people. The best time to talk to me in the morning is after I’ve had my cuppa coffee. If you approach me before that – God help you!

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5. I need to prepare myself before any social gathering – I have crippling social anxiety. The number of times I’ve cancelled going to a social gathering because I just can’t convince myself to hangout with new people. So before any important social gathering – I need to mentally prepare myself – actually practice a few conversations in my head that I could have – prepare an exit story incase the gathering goes southwards for me -have a friend on standby to call me with a story to help me get out – yeah, A LOT of preparation goes into being social with strangers.

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Those were some quirks of mine – some more disturbing than others (please don’t unfollow)! πŸ˜€ What are your quirks?

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71 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheri Dye says:

    I think the weird little quirks make us all the more special.
    I can’t do bare feet, crap in my toes just makes me.. No. And I will eat almost anything on a sandwich.. mashed potatoes, spaghetti, potato chips. Name it. πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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    1. Mash in a sandwich? πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Sounds messy, haha! I love a crisp sandwich though. Or a chip butty!😁

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      1. Sheri Dye says:

        Yep! Now mashed potatoes And chips? That’s good too.πŸ˜†

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      2. Oh wow, now that’s a crazy combo!! πŸ˜‚

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      3. Sheri Dye says:

        Why not? Go crazy! 🀭

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    2. Happy Panda says:

      Hahha I am the exact opposite – I hate wearing footwear – at home I am always barefoot. Somehow the feeling of the cold floor just makes me happy. πŸ˜€

      hahahh this one I GET! It’s weird but anything tastes good with bread – sweet, savory – bread just makes everything taste good! I actually put pasta on garlic bread and eat too. πŸ˜€

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      1. Sheri Dye says:

        I’m mostly fine until stuff gets in my toes. Uhg.
        And Thank you! Right? Bread has magical transformative powers! Well.. just not Rye. 🀭

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    3. Happy Panda says:

      Also – is there a reason I can’t see your blog? It says it doesn’t exist! I’d love to read what you write – please share the link if you have an active blog!

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      1. Sheri Dye says:

        I hope you meant me! I’m sorry to hear my site is still having problems. I’ll try to fix that. This is me https://readbetwixtwords.wordpress.com/ . Thank you for letting me know!

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      2. Happy Panda says:

        Thanks for sharing the link! Probably need to update your blog link on your profile. Currently its maddhatterreading.wordpress.com.

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      3. Sheri Dye says:

        That certainly explains a few things! I’ll take care of it, thank you so much! πŸ€”

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  2. Lokesh Sastya says:

    Are you an introvert? Talking to the moon is interesting, particularly in those moments when you want to share something and no one is there to listen you.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Haha I am a huge introvert but with my friends I talk a lot. Talking to the moon is quite calming – it’s like talking to a wise person who knows all. πŸ™‚

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      1. Lokesh Sastya says:

        EnjoyπŸ˜ƒ

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  3. Love this post, I relate to a lot of your quirks. I think the one of talking to the moon is really cool, I bet it’s quite calming! πŸŒ™ I’ve followed your insta page too, I’ve recently set one up too about my art work and also posts similar to my blog. Would be great if you could give me a follow.😁 I would say a quirk of mine is having to β€˜know the plan’, for the day or for when I am going out. I need to know the time, who will or might be there and what is planned to do. If not I can get quite anxious myself! πŸ˜… I’ll have to have a think as I’m sure I have many more… thanks for sharing!

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    1. Forgot to mention the name of my insta… daytodayfamily 😌 I guess another quirk is that I’m a bit forgetful! But at the same time have a good memory for things like phone numbers and song lyrics… not sure which is more useful πŸ˜…

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      1. Happy Panda says:

        Hehe – I am quite forgetful too. Which is why I’m obsessed with lists. πŸ˜€ Followed you! Love your art!

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      2. I love lists! Can’t do without them. πŸ˜… Thank you so much!πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌ

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    2. Happy Panda says:

      I so get that – I also need to roughly chalk out my plan for the day in my head otherwise I get anxious. I don’t write it down because in the past I’ve seen not sticking to the plan for any reason – would make me anxious! πŸ™‚

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      1. I’m the same! I find what helps me is writing everything down what I need to do so I can see it in front of me and then I can prioritise what needs to be done. Also, a bit of colour coding and writing lists is always a winner for me. πŸ˜€

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  4. akshita1776 says:

    Oh god I soo relate to point 4. I don’t feel like talking to anyone after I have just woken up. I am so grumpy I could eat that person’s head off!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      SAMEEEEEE! I moved home a few months back and my parents try talking to me early morning and I literally hide in my room to avoid talking to anyone. πŸ˜€

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  5. vaniheart says:

    “Mine is, I have to sleep in the place which is nearest to the wall!!”
    Everyone has them πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚fun post

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I AM THE OPPOSITE. It freaks me out to be close to the wall – I have slight claustrophobia – so a wall near me while I’m sleeping FREAKS me out.
      Thanks for reading πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  6. Scriberly says:

    The third one is so true. Geez it brings back so many memories of my mom hovering over my shoulder or hurrying me to cook because of how hungry she was. Like she often meant the latter as a tease and encouraging praise, but it ALWAYS got me mad lol

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I KNOW right? My sister does that too when she’s around – she’ll ask me to make something then keep hovering asking me why it was taking so much time. Gets me so MAD! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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      1. Scriberly says:

        Lol I’d be like β€œcook it yourself then!β€πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜€

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  7. Francesca says:

    Lovely to get to know you more ☺️

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

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  8. Katie says:

    All the best people are a little weird. πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Awww that is so sweet! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  9. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Love these quirks! We all have them! Better to own the than let someone else try to quirk shame us! Like they don’t have their own!

    Blessings!
    Tamara

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Tamara – you get me! I literally wrote this one because I told that moon talking quirk to someone and felt sort of vulnerable. So I thought why not just put it out there for everyone to know so it’s no longer a vulnerability. YOU ARE EXTREMELY WISE! ❀ ❀

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      1. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        You are so very kind! I talk to the trees when I go out for a walk, after all, they produce our oxygen! I used to try to hide my quirks but realized that as a creative person I may have more than the average person so have decided to embrace them as they make up part of my fiber! If I were to eliminate my quirks I’d be eliminating the parts of me I really enjoy! πŸ˜›

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  10. When I was younger, used to talk to the moon too πŸ˜€

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Phewww – Thank God I’m not the only one. I don’t why it is SO comforting to talk to the moon.

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  11. Shahrin says:

    I talk to the moon tooπŸ™ˆπŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈI like the solidarity of the moon and I feel it reflects myself.

    Don’t even start with social gatherings β€”I can have a full blown conversations with anyone in my head but just can’t get them words to my lips😬

    Well. I guess we all have our quirks✨

    I had a great fun reading this🧑 x

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      OMG – same! I feel like the moon gets me! I’m glad I’m not the only one who does this! πŸ™‚

      SAME – I plan these whole conversations in my head and then I’m just freak out and don’t talk!!! πŸ˜€

      I AM SO GLAD I found someone who has similar quirks. ❀

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  12. So interesting and lovely! So perfect you are with all your quirks πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Awww Thank you ❀
      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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      1. You are very welcome πŸ™‚

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  13. tanvibytes says:

    Wow! this post was so much fun, it was so funny and interesting at times, especially the point about talking to the moon! :):)
    I’m actually the opposite in the morning, I start chattering right away, and it drives everyone in my family kinda nuts! XD πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      You’re like my sister – whenever she’s around she will start chattering in the morning and I literally have to ask her to shut up! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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      1. tanvibytes says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ Every family has one! πŸ˜‹

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  14. bosssybabe says:

    #4 was me growing up!! My mom would wake up around the same time and expect me to discuss revelations with her meanwhile I’m like πŸ€ͺ🀫🀫🀫🀫🀫 lol

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahhhaa – I don’t get why I’m like this – but I just need quiet time in the morning before I can jump into the chatter! πŸ˜€

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  15. Lani says:

    The cool thing is the more you talk about the odd things you do, the more you find out that others do the same thing! πŸ˜›

    I like to sleep closest to the bathroom. While I don’t talk to the moon, I’ll yell ‘white light’ if I feel like I’m in danger. I’m guess I’m trying to cast a spell or something. Hhahahaha. And yeah, I don’t like happy morning people, but since my partner is one, I’ve had to learn. I’ll get up earlier just so I can have alone time, xo

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah that’s true! It’s been fun reading other people’s quirks on here.

      Wow. I dread finding a partner whose a happy morning person. πŸ˜‚

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  16. PoojaG says:

    Very relatable! I always kick everyone out of the kitchen when I cook lol and I always need to know about social stuff in advance so I can mentally prepare for it.

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  17. I do not know why, but this list is very normal to me. Haha! Thank you for letting us know you a little more.

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  18. The 4th one! Oh dear God!!! I get real grumpy after waking up n then my mum tells me to do a chore n the internal struggle to keep myself sane goes on for the whole day!πŸ˜‚

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  19. Wonani says:

    The 4th one is me!!
    I cannot stand talking or noise in the morning or when I just get upπŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Same! I like some quiet me time for the first hour. πŸ™ˆ

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  20. I reckon a lot of these are related! I love the idea of talking to the moon, there’s something comforting about that.

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  21. ayesha says:

    That is so weird because I ALSO HATE when people walk into the kitchen while I’m trying to cook something πŸ˜› I dont use recipes and eyeball basically everything, so people come in and just start judging me πŸ˜‚ are we twins?!?!
    I’m so glad to have stumbled upon your blog. I think your quirks make you unique!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahahah right? I literally do the same and I hate when people keep asking questions and give suggestions. I’m literally like I’m doing my job – leave me alone!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  22. You sound lovely and your quirks sound normal and endearing πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing. #2 is my absolute favorite! πŸŒ—

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for making me feel less weird. 😊

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      1. I was actually going to tell you that every one of your quirks either I relate to or someone very close to me, whom I love very much, has the same quirk πŸ˜˜πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜¬!!!

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  23. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    I love that you talk to the moon, I’m actually a big believer in the power of the moon so it’s not all weird to me!

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  24. Shay says:

    I hate people being in the kitchen when I’m cooking too πŸ˜‚ and I am totally not a morning person!! I’m so glad I’ve come across your blog! πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah I’m glad that I’m not the only one with these quirks. 😊❀️

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  25. Third one is so me!!! It’s not just cooking, I don’t want anyone to occupy the kitchen when I wash vessels too πŸ˜‚

    Talking to the moon is a relief, isn’t it?

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Right? I get so so annoyed if there is anyone in the kitchen when I’m there. I used to think that I’m the weird one but I’m glad I’m not the only one. 😬

      Talking to moon is a HUGE relief. This wise friend who just listens to you vent. πŸ€—

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  26. Nehal Jain says:

    Wow, this post was amazing. You write such fun posts, you always give me ideas regarding what I can post πŸ˜€. Thanks for that!!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Heheh thank you! I’d love to know your quirks πŸ˜›

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