All these years later, I've discovered that the blogging community plays tag too, and the playing field may be as narrow and sloping as the one on Walnut Street. Pat from Pat's Place tagged me in a game of Name Your Quirks tag. According to the rules, I'm supposed to
- Link to the person who tagged me.
- Mention the rules in my blog.
- Talk about six unspectacular quirks of mine.
- Tag a new set of six bloggers by linking to them.
- I love chili peppers, the hotter, the better.
- Our ticking grandfather clock makes me crazy, but I miss it when it runs down.
- I dislike making phone calls but love getting them.
- I prefer assymetrical balance.
- I use recycled glass jars for storying leftovers in the refrigerator.
- I hate the words “fridge” and “nuke” (as in use a microwave).
You don't have to stick to your own quirks. To add depth and make other people in your stories seem more real, tell how your uncle's mustache glistened with droplets of his spluttering when he got excited, or how your sister always twirled her hair while she watched television. Few things add color the way quirks do, and it's not nearly as complicated to add a few as it may seem.
Now I hope to read about quirks from Linda at Cherry Blossom Memories, Ybonesy and QuoinMonkey at red Ravine, Janet at Riehl Life, Tara at Soul Blessings, Susan at Sue's Muse, and Rev at Your Neighborhood Reverend.
Write now: about six or more of your own quirks. If you remember, tell how they originated. Explain how they shape your life, and what impact they have on you. Have you ever tried to change or drop a quirk? What happened? Have you ever been teased about a quirk? Write a couple of practice sentences for each that includes the quirk as a form of personal description. Or, write about playing tag. Who did you play with? When and where did you play? What were the rules?