Sunday, February 26, 2006


I have been tagged to do this blogsphere game called “Five Weird Habits,” by Jude from Long-Toothed Hinterland Dweller at December 22, 2005. I'm to list more than five habits of mine and this is just weird, isn’t? Many habits I have are weird, another I think it’s just normal habits! LOL! For better or worse, my secrets are out! So here’s my list. Notice: this list is a "work in progress"!
I can’t start the day without my cup of coffee with milk, always very hot, without sugar or diet sugar. And I love toast. I will post soon (with photos) my very easy recipe of coffee with milk, very creamy and yummy!

I like to sleep with some weak light on. I don't like complete darkness.

I keep a bottle of water by my bed at night, just in case I wake up dying of thirst. And I always did!
I can't leave the house without my earring on.

I don’t use watch.

I take the longer showers possible.
I must to dye my hair monthly. I don't want anyone to see my grey!
I am a blogger and addicted to it.

I love to read blogs with post neat and legible. I prefer larger print than "tiny" and a lighter background or a good contrast. My eyes don't be comfortable with tiny prints.

I love my computer, it’s a DELL and I hate to share my computer . (My husband has his own PC)

I don’t like read or write if there's some talk around me.

I don’t like work in a messy workspace and I don’t like cook in a messy kitchen.

I talk to my dog Flora because she really can understand me.

I love so much Flora, but she never jumps on my bed or sleeps with me. Update: yesterday Flora jumped on my bed and waved her tail very happy! She looks like a spoiled child, and the way she contradicts me was just hilarious (LOL)!
I check out twice the stove, the iron and the door before leave the house or when going to bed at night. I think these are probably mild OCD! May be this is the explication to love so much MONK!

I knock on wood three times in the case of a bad thought, for “isolated” bad things to happens.

I must watching TV everyday. I always have a virgin cassette on video, just in case I must record any interesting issue. I think this is my journalist’s characteristic and feelings.

When my husband goes to São Paulo and I’m home alone, only at night I will turn on the TV even though I’m not really watching it. I just need the background voices to make me companion.

I have been always reading books, magazines and newspaper, but I don’t consider absolutely the bathroom a library.
My books are arranged on shelves by genre and by alphabetical order.
I enjoy smell news books. They smell so good!
I never leave the house for a long drive without a book, a pen and a notebook.
I love music but I don’t like to have music always on or always playing somewhere. I hate incidental music at restaurants, hairdresser, elevator, doctor’s office and so on.
I don’t like loud music, except in very special occasions.
My eating habits had been always healthier but I have greatly improved in recent years. I rarely eat meat, (this habits has more than eight years) but I eat poultry and fish.
I never drink none liquor. Nothing against who did it, but I don’t like the taste of any liquor.
Every morning I take many vitamins and minerals supplements.
If something is on or past its sell-by date, I won't eat or drink it.
I don’t have small habits like hair twiddling, nail biting, repeated sniffing and/or throat clearing, tics as crack fingers, toes and other joints, and compulsive tapper with fingers and feet.
I don't have habits like smoking and gambling.
PS: If you Google the phrase "Five Weird Habits” you will get many pages of oddness. It’s hilarious and a great relief , because you just think: “Lucky me, I am a normal person”!


  1. Hi Sonia...I don't think any of your habits are weird. Maybe that's cause I'm weird! (LOL) I think they are interesting and though I many not do all of them they seem sensible to me...especially checking the stove and iron and such....I'll have to Google "Weird Things"...sounds like fun.

  2. Nothing at all weird about you, Sonia. But I think you've hung out a few little obsessions that will cause some smiles. Thanks, it was fascinating. We sure know a lot more about our Sonia now.

  3. You're not as weird as you think you are, Sonia! Great list.. I see nothing wrong with alphabetizing your books by genre. :)

  4. I don't think you are weird, Sonia. Most of those things are quite acceptable, and normal. Good fun to read your list. Hope you have a great weekend, take care, Meow

  5. Your just as weird as me. Weird is very normal these days. Loved the post.

  6. You can't be weird because I have many of these same habits, and I'm not weird at all! It is really great reading this list about you because it does give much insight into the person you are. Lovely, very lovely.

  7. Your habits aren't weird Sonia! I have some of the same ones. I don't like liquor either. Nasty tasting stuff, beer too, major yuck! I also double check things before I leave and at night before going to bed.

    Very nice post! I will try the Google search thing.

  8. Sonia, you made me laugh with this post! I share so many of the habits you describe - especially the one about talking to the dog(s) and about the way your organize your books!

    I love that this post got you to tell us more about YOU! While I love the beautiful pictures that you post, and the lovely descriptions of the area where you live -- what I am most interested in is YOU as a person. What you're thinking -- what you feel -- what you do each day...

    Keep on posting! Love reading your blog!


  9. Yes, this is definitely the way to get to know someone better, all right! This was really enjoyable to read. Which reminds me, that yes, the dark print on a light background is much better on the eyes than vice versa. As a librarian I wholeheartedly approve of your organisation of your library!

  10. I have a few of your habits, but being human--have a lot you didn't mention. Maybe I'll do this exercise another time.

  11. I can't stop smiling while I am here, Sonia--your list is delightful. I won't list how many similar "Weird Habits" we share, just know we share weird habits. It is nice to know I am in good company! Love that little animated typewriter too.

  12. I love reading these tags & memes, and it seems you've been getting tagged quite a bit lately Sonia.

  13. I share lots of those habits too!! Helen

  14. I keep water by my bed at night too, for some reason every night I wake up soooo thirsty, nice list!!

  15. Hi Sonia! Thank you for visiting my blog ( You seem very normal to me! And I love that you do not do "repeated sniffling and/or throat clearing". Drives me crazy! But my husband, best friend, and stepmother do that. ARGH!!! ;o)

  16. Very Very Pretty Colors, Sonia!!! Your Blog looks lovely! Congratulations to you! Hooray to your Blog Buddy, too for helping you do this.

  17. Sonia, thanks for the link. I must confess I saw this, but I didn't click on that link (I don't know why) and I didn't leave a comment when I saw it.

    Now that I have come back and read it again, I don't think you are weird at all, just honest!

  18. Thank you so much for your kind and nice words my dear friends: Naomi, Jude, Liz, Meow, Wendy, Rexroth's Daughter, Rachel, Lynne, Val, Fran, Judith, Jim, Helen, Heather, Britt-Arnhild, Margaret, Naomi again and Kenju!

  19. Nice to find out more about you Sonia..i am happy that you stop by my blog and read up on what I'm doing in my life..I've done the same with you and will make sure I return to visit you again. Take care.


  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog! All while I was reading these habits I kept yelling out, "It's ME!! I'm like that!!" We really have A LOT in common! :D

  21. Thanks dear friends Taracotta and Sylvana for your visiting and compliment!

  22. Acho que compartilho 90% desses hábitos! Bom final de semana, espero que goste das receitas!


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