Five stupid things I do

I like to move plants around. I’m talking about shrubs, not house plants. I know it’s not good for them, but I envision one growing in a different spot and just have to try it out. I’ve had pretty good luck with it so far, but my neighbors think I’m retarded.

If another driver makes me angry, I lower one hand below the dashboard and flip them off. They can’t see it, but it makes me feel better.

I sometimes pull out my eyelashes and eyebrow hair. It doesn’t hurt and actually gives me a strange sense of satisfaction, although I’m usually not too pleased when I look in the mirror afterwards. Honey says this might be the reason that I do such a crazy thing.

I will wash a load of laundry and then forget to dry it. It’s usually the next day before I discover my goof, which means that I have to rewash the clothing.

I often punch the person sitting or standing next to me when I hear something funny. I’ve had people actually complain about having to sit next to me while watching a comedy. I wonder if that type of reaction to humor is how the term “punchline” came into being?

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

13 thoughts on “Five stupid things I do”

  1. Remind me never to sit next to you then! :)

    My college roommate had trichotillomania. She actually pulled so much hair out that she had to wear a wig. It’s a form of OCD, I think. Sometimes I yank on my eyebrows, too, though…

  2. Wow. It must be fun to live near you. Every once in a while, a different shrubbery arrangement.

    I used to do the whole wash laundry then forget to dry thing. More laziness than forgetfullness, though. Now, I have to use a laundromat. Can’t leave clothes lying around there, so problem solved!

  3. @ Caroline: I don’t know why I do it. I remember being around 10-12 and pulling so much hair out the crown on my head that it left a bald spot. It grew back in (thankfully) and I don’t do that anymore.

    @ Lena B: Laziness definitely plays a role. I often start a load of laundry when I get home from work, get distracted, and either forget about it or am just too darned tired to care.

  4. @ fightingwindmills: I’m more than happy to embarrass myself for your reading enjoyment. ;)

    I googled “punch line” and discovered that it’s actually one word, not two, so I’ve updated my OP. It first appeared in Variety magazine in 1921, but is believed to have originated in medieval times during puppet shows. Here’s the 411.

    @ Darla: Are you suggesting that I’m one-of-a-kind? :P

  5. I believe I once said that if you go see a comedy with Brian, be prepared to come back black & blue.

    My grandma did the hair pulling thing. For a while we put scotch tape on her fingers so that they would just slide through her hair and she wouldn’t pull any out. She had bald spots from doing it so much.

  6. @ Alyson: I read somewhere that it’s common in elderly people. I guess I could put tape on my fingers and cure my nail-biting and hair-pulling in one fell swoop.

    @ fightingwindmills: Sorry that the image caused you to have tobacco urges, but you should check out the album if you’ve never heard it. It’s bliss!

  7. @ Alyson: LOL. Frances was an unfortunate victim of one of my moves. I named two trees that I planted at work recently. They are “Sonny” and “Cher”.

  8. I do the exact same thing with laundry. I also rewash it (secretely) if it’s sat around unfolded and is covered in wrinkles.

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