Thursday, August 14, 2008


Pita here, I have also been tagged here on Not to Brag…to share six of my quirks. It seems that many of my sisters’ quirks also relate to me. For example, I would not be able to sleep at night if I knew my alarm clock was set to a time ending in a five or zero. The thought alone provides anxiety for me….I prefer the 1, 9, or 7. My personal favorite and the time I woke up for my first three years of work – 6:11. I do not, however, share an intrigue for baby monkeys or have misshapen toes … sorry LAP, but I will throw a NTB on the toes.

Here‘s what I got…
1. I perspire….a lot. This is not something that I am proud of; it is something I realize is just a part of my life. I sweat at all times, no matter what I am doing, what the temperature is, what fabric I am wearing and so on. I seem to have inherited this special characteristic from my Grandma P. She used to rig up special contraptions just to absorb some of her sweat output. Many a person has tried to give me “tidbits” to help my sweating problem, but to no avail. Additionally, as many of you know, deodorant manufactures have been releasing new “clinical strength” deodorants. I thought, “Those sound promising, I bet they will stop the sweat!” Not so much, took it down a notch – maybe. I have also tried a deodorant from the actual pharmacy, but after application I felt like it was burning my skin off, so I discontinued use. I actually had wash cloths in my armpits until the very moment I walked down the aisle at my wedding – who wants to see a bride that has pitted out?

2. I have a freakish memory. I have an exceptional ability to remember a lot of information. I can recall outfits worn; conversations had, and minute details. My mind has been compared to a steel trap. Not trying to brag here, but I was feeling a little down after putting my perspiration struggles in print.

3. I am not in to condiments so much. I don’t really care for condiments in a general sense. I can tolerate a few in isolation, however. I will dip fries or other items in ketchup, but I like to be in control of the application at all times. I don’t love mustard. I have been trying to like it lately, but I cannot say it is going well. Above all, I hate mayonnaise. You don’t know how many times I hear, “You sure you just want this sandwich dry?” Yes, I do.

4. I have had several skin tags. A skin tag? Yes, a skin tag is simply a small piece of skin that grows on your body. Seems harmless right? Generally speaking, they are pretty harmless. I have had a few on my arm and finger. I would say the crown jewel came when I was in 8th grade. See, I developed a skin tag under my right nostril. Yep, you read that correctly. So, for a month or two, I had a small ball of skin under my nose that resembled a booger. At least once a day, someone would say – “PITA, I think you have booger handing out of your nose.” I would answer , “ I wish, it is skin tag and can’t be wiped off. “

5. I don’t digest cream sauces. I think this is something that plagues many people. The first time I met my hubby’s family, they served fettuccine alfredo. Quite a predicament, do you eat it or do you say,” No, thank you. I don’t digest cream sauces.” Lucky for me it was served buffet style. I was able to apply a miniscule amount and then crossed my fingers.

6. I leave trash around. When asked what my hubby, Scooter, thought my quirks were. He answered with, “you leave trash around.” I was unaware of this. Not gross trash, like food, but small pieces of clutter he eventually has to throw away himself. Whatever.

Sorry about the length…I was sweatin’ this assignment at first, but hey, what else is new? NTB.


LAP said...

I'd like to point out that 1)although your sweating issues are very real, no one can tell you have a sweating problem except of course for you. I feel the general readers should know that beads of sweat don't appear on your upper lip or forehead throughout the day, as I have seen with others, and 2) although you may perspire, you never smell. An occassional pit out is a far lesser problem than constant B.O.

I fear that once upon a time BB might have listed #6 for me as well. I have gotten better as I consider myself a superhero out to fight the crime of clutter every single day. However, I can remember a specific instance in the early days of marriage where he pointed out that I left the plastic ring from the top of the milk jug laying around..."why not just throw it away?" Good question.

Anonymous said...

I think I know you better than most people, NTB but I have to say I was totally unaware of the skin tag issue. How is this?!?!?!?! I feel like I have been cheated out of knowing everything about you. Great bit PITA. Made me laugh...that is fo sho.

Anonymous said...

I have never met another female with quirk #1 and while we have never met I am quite relieved to find out that there is someone else out there. I myself suffer the same sweating issues. I myself would have pitted out at my wedding had I not washed and dried the pits between photos and walking down the aisle, and yet again post ceremony and reception.

CaraBee said...

I am with you on the cream sauces. A tragedy, because I really love them.

MEP said...

Oh Pita, I was doubled over laughing as I read this. Bub kept looking at me like, "What's wrong mom?"

I especially love your closer about not sweatin' it.

Love you and all your quirks.

T-Baby said...

#6 must be a family issue. MEP also leaves trash around and clutter in general. Three sisters who all have the same problem - nuture or nature?

Anonymous said...

t-baby, how are you going to answer that? nature or nuture unless the DNA came from Cal. Or am I an unaware clutterer also? Loved the post Pita. m

Actchy said...

Skin tags run in my family. My cousin was driving her 4 year old son and his friend to daycare once and they were, of course, talking about boogers (what else do 4 year old boys have to talk about?) She heard her son say that his "Mom has one on her neck that she keeps there all the time; it's really gross." Alas, not a booger, but a skin tag.

Anonymous said...

PITA... I too have an issue with condiments. I am not nearly as daring as you are. I take great pains to have everything plain and dry. I went to great lengths in the early years not to put my friend's families out when going to McDonalds with them. I would adjust my order to chicken nuggets when frequenting these establishments with others because the parents were not willing to wait for a plain cheeseburger order. Your old neighbors were especially perplexed with my distaste for condiments. Although being friends with your MEP I have come to accept that some people love these items. I would never have guessed that you had a perspiration problem... I am sure it is more a personal preference thing. Oh well thanks for making me laugh BDAVIN

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