I was looking at the wordpress dashboard this morning. On it, I can see which of my blog posts have been read recently, among other things. There is a lot of information there. I noticed that one of the posts that had been read a few times in the last week was Little Weird Tidbits of my Life, which is something I wrote more than a year ago. Then I got to wondering how often I said something was weird on here. I put it in the search box and it came back with quite a few posts. This should not have surprised me. The thing that did surprise me was that I had this thought…Weird, but True…that could be how folks describe ME!
I am a little weird. For one thing, I tend to get obsessive about things. I remember many years ago, when I did counted cross stitch, I had to get every single color of DMC embroidery thread they made. It took me a while, but I did it. I “needed” it on hand in case I ever needed it for a project. Some of the colors were never taken out of their wrappers, but by comparison, there weren’t that many. This type of behavior is not uncommon for me. I get an interest and become consumed with it until I am exhausted by it all or become temporarily penniless.
I am not this way just over things to purchase either. When I discovered the PBS series Downton Abbey recently, I watched all but the last show of the first season at one setting on Netflix instant. So, I think that was about 6 hours of TV in one gulp. The next day, I finished the last episode and promptly called the nearest Barnes and Noble to see if they had the second season. (I couldn’t wait to get the DVDs one at a time on Netflix — it wasn’t on instant, you see — I had to know what happened NOW!) The next day, I went to get the second season on DVD (and I got the first also). Come to think of it, that did involve a bit of a purchase, but I still don’t think it’s the same as the embroidery thread or such other obsessions as that. Don’t you agree? Besides, after I watched them, I loaned them out to others, so they could enjoy them also. So, obsession is a close friend of mine.
I’m also pretty “true”. I’m an honest person, I don’t lie and I’m a loyal friend. If I screw up, I admit it. I’m not perfect, but I do think I’m true and possibly a little weird.