Monday, January 23, 2006

[Meme] Five Weird Habits

Five Weird Habits

The fool Banzai Cat tagged me with one of his meme's!

The Rules: The first player of this game starts with the topic "five weird habits" and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don't forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says "You have been tagged" (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours.

1) I don't like memes. They're like chain letters. And quizzes. While admittedly I like the filling out part, it's forcing other people to participate that I don't like. When I get "tagged" by someone, there's a small sparkle of joy in me that says "Hey, someone remembered me!" but another part goes damn... that's a meme I'm forced to fill out and I have to force it to other people as well.

2) People complain that I have long fingernails. Which is true, because I'm usually too lazy to cut them. Actually, the only time I cut my fingernails is when I'm bored. Of course the strange part about this is I do it manually. I've been asked "Is there any other way to do it?" Errr, what I mean manually is that I cut my nails using my other nails, much like the way Hercules skinned the Nemean Lion.

3) I'm a thief at heart. In our post-Glorietta bombing era (unfortunately, we've had bombings for the past 2 decades... it was only after the Glorietta mall bombing that security in such places started becoming tight), I usually think of ways to smuggle a bomb inside the mall. Same goes for stealing the stuff of other people. In high school, when I was with familiar company, I'd steal pencil boxes, wallets, and books, only to return it (or hint at my classmates that I've gotten something from them) just as quickly. In college, in front of my other blockmates, I even sneaked up on a classmate, got his cellphone, showed it to the blockmates who were watching, snuck up again, returned the phone, and then said hi. Obviously, I do this with people who at the very least knows that I bear no malice, lest I be mistaken for a thief.

4) My formula for stalking is to get two out of the three: knowledge, conjecture, or psychic flashes. On the last one, yes, I have ESP, and I am capable of predicting the future; it's just not a power that I can summon on command. So I have actually made several successful predictions in my lifetime (such as Nissie's potential new employer last year), and not all of them based on knowledge I had on them at the time (I once predicted an acquaintances grades on her report card without seeing it or being a classmate in any of her classes... and it freaked her out and never spoke to me for that year).

5) I dwell on both sides of the picture. What that means is that to every experience/event/story, I look at it from as many perspectives as possible: the good and the bad, the pros and the cons. Unfortunately, I also have a tendency to impart to others my "impartial" view of the world. That means when someone praises person A, I'll say something to counter the praise to person A. If someone says something negative about person A, I'll say something positive about person A. So you know, that gets me in trouble more often than not, and usually with both camps (since I'm not exactly siding with anyone and it seems like I'm bashing both sides... so this is what it feels like to be an NBA referee). I'm like the anti-thesis to your thesis, whatever it may be, all for the sake of revealing the silver lining in every cloud, or the flaw in every tapestry.

Tagging Nissie, Vern, Kathy, Allan, and Bryan. But you know, you're under no obligation to spread this misery unto others. =)

P.S. What part of "stalker" did you miss and didn't consider weird?


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