There are several components of a person that make them who they are, and I am no exception. There's being a 'Brummie' and having red hair. But a large component of who I am is probably all the weird shit that I do, and like, and dislike.
Such as? Well, here are just a few:
- Counting stairs as I walk up them, wanting them to be an even number and my discomfort at reaching the top having counted them differently to 'normal'.
- Eating jelly by pushing it through my teeth.
- My confused lefty identity: I eat, and wear my watch and bag like a left-handed person.
- Worrying about getting off the bus; what if my skirt is tucked in my knickers or I trip off the bus. This actually happened once.
- My (psychological) gag reflex: the texture and mixture of some foods, brushing my teeth, and even over-analysing the food/meal I've just eaten can make me want to regurgitate. A lot of it is psychological and I am actually a hell of a lot better than I used to be would you believe.
- Drying my feet on the towel before I step out of the shower. Always.
- My hatred for penne pasta. Oh come on! It is the worst one.
- An intense affinity for science and physics.
- Referring to the location of an item as its 'home'; I regularly ask 'Where does this live?' when referring to inanimate objects out of their 'home'.
- How sensitive my teeth are and how much I hate the sound of scraping ice because it goes right through said teeth.
- My dislike of chocolate ice-cream.
- The mild paranoia I have about looking after my feet and not wearing 'stupid shoes'.
- Holding my wee in for far too long.
- My desire to learn and master new skills.
- The extent to which I cannot stand being called 'Jenny' or 'Saunders', or worse; both!
- Actually cartwheeling when I'm happy or excited (or sometimes intoxicated).
- How hilarious I find 'funny noises'.
- My dislike for giving up, failing or admitting I need help.
Or maybe I'm romanticising when I think these things only apply to me...?