10 Weird things about me

Hi friends!

As a newbie to the blogging community, I spent the passed few weeks going through so many blogs, reading hundreds of posts and interacting with some very special people. It has been such a wonderful experience meeting people that are so unique despite having many things in common. To everyone who has been showing me love and support, thank you. I popped on here with some really mushy stories about my little tot then revealed a few sad things from my past, but it only just clicked that no one really knows me. With that in mind, I figured it was about time I let you guys meet the quirky, clumsy weirdo that my closest friends have to tolerate on a daily basis.

1, I get addicted to things easily

My husband often jokes about this, my colleagues call me a gum-a-holic, my dad would say I’m obsessed with Nuno … Truth be told, as much as this is a joke, I do think that when my heart is set on something new, I get so engrossed in it that everything else becomes a blur. I remember going through a phase in university when I would eat the exact same thing for breakfast and ordered the same pizza for a late lunch or early dinner every single day for a month. You want to know where my waistline went? I do too!

2. I can’t sleep with socks or pants on regardless of how cold it is

This one puzzles me. It can be freezing outside but I would rather pile on layers of blankets than add on layers of clothes and it is not just a preference – I literally will not fall asleep! Adding to that, the closet doors need to be fully closed or this lady will toss and turn all night. I know there are no monsters in there, the Boogey-man isn’t real and my closet is too small for someone to hide in, but it still feels weird to have it open.


3. I hate the taste of chocolate…

Ok, ok, don’t shout at me. It’s not the taste of chocolate per se, more like the aftertaste and the brown gunk left on your tongue. Even chocolate cakes don’t do it for me, sorry. Along with this list is candy (unless it is sour worms) and anything that can give you diabetes in one bite. When I was younger, my mother decided to cut out all added sugar from her diet (except for bread) and made sure that my sister and I followed suit. Long story short, it didn’t work – big sis kept on smuggling candy into the house and I developed the worst sweet tooth ever. Fast forward a few years, it was time for the infamous Freshman 15 so I decided that my version would be a drop in weight. Bye bye sugar, hello cheekbones!


4. I love the smell of coffee but don’t like its taste…

The irony with this one is that I work in the banking industry with very social individuals. During my first two years, I tried very hard to find the secret formula that would explain how my colleagues would go from a night out socialising to an early morning start. I was always the first to leave and last to arrive, yet everyone else seemed to thrive off four to five hours of sleep! It took a while, then it clicked – coffee! If my people ever read this, I will be crucified but I’ll say it anyway; coffee tastes horrible. Give me expensive coffee and I will add soy milk, cinnamon and milo to it. 


5. I hate being held when I sleep and can’t sleep without a weighted blanket

Disclaimer; I love my husband and I love his cuddles… until I need to sleep. I think it might be linked to the fact that I wrap myself in the blankets and make a small breathing hole for my nose. How is that supposed to work if there is a muscular arm draped over me? Oh and Gabby… she has the best cuddles ever, but try sleeping with that little one and you will get a full Thai massage experience before transitioning into REM sleep.


6. I’m super shy and hate small talk

During the first half of my life I lived with my very introverted mother and that meant that we wouldn’t get lots of visitors. When I moved to live with my dad, it was the complete opposite. My sisters and I often joke that we lived in his hotel, but going from one extreme to the other wasn’t easy. Couple that with being in a new environment with people from a different culture and you have the perfect recipe to create a social distancing introvert. I remember several occasions when I sat amongst my new found family wondering what they were saying because I did not speak Portuguese. Now I’m an adult and still feel weird meeting new people, the difference is that I mastered the art of breaking the ice and even make a living out of it. Does this mean it comes naturally? Not really. I think of it as tapping into a second persona.


7. Cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon!

Put it in my bread, cake, biscuits, cereal, smoothies, mocha lattes or tea and we will be best friends forever. Seriously, if you want to win my other hand in marriage or link pinkies then this is the key. My little sister will probably roll her eyes and say I’m lying (sis, cheese and tea are top too) but this one is something I just can’t quite explain.


8. I lived in Japan for almost six years, really hate anime and am married to an ‘anime-holic

Japan was lovely, my friends were amazing, the food was great, blah blah blah. What I don’t understand is how grown ups can watch cartoons about blue haired people with superpowers and call it something else. With the husband I picked, it was inevitable that he got me to watch the odd show and while I admit that some were not too bad, in my eyes they will forever be badly animated cartoons – kinda like the stick men we used to draw back in kindergarten. Ok fine, I’m exaggerating, but you know what I mean.


9. I often text someone in the same room because I’m too lazy to speak

This is probably tied to number 6 or the fact that it’s absolutely hilarious to send a dumb text to someone in a serious setting. Can you imagine being in a boardroom across from clients, then texting a bad joke to your colleague from under the table? Priceless. It’s not all jokes though, my husband and I still exchange cutesy texts when lying on the couch next to each other.


10. I don’t know how to chew gum

This one is a serious problem and ties in with the first point. It all started off as a coping mechanism to deal with my anxiety of writing exams. I walked into an accounting midterm with two packs of gum during my sophomore year in varsity but when I came out of the ninety minute torture chamber, the gum had all been chewed up. From then on, I got into the habit of chewing every time I felt anxious or frustrated in the same way that a smoker would go through packs cigarettes. What makes it weird is that once the flavour goes, I pop in another and start all over again.

Whew, that was long! Now that you know some quirky fun facts about me, do spill the tea on what makes you unique. Looking forward to getting to know more about you wonderful people!

37 Comments Add yours

  1. Marta says:

    Oh, we have quite some things in common! I love how coffee smells but I don’t like the taste and also don’t feel like I need it to wake up. I can’t sleep with an arm or a leg on me (and even less with someone breathing in my ear!). And I was also very shy when I was a child and my face would get all red when the teacher asked me questions. I’m still a bit shy but it depends a lot on which language I’m speaking: I’m quite shy in Spanish, my native tongue; only a bit shy in English; and completely non-shy and even a bit shameless in Chinese. Go figure…

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Hahah that sounds all too familiar 🙂 It’s great that you have outgrown the shyness.. can you imagine turning red everyone some asks you how you are? Plus the fact that you speak such cool languages gives you extra brownie points ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  2. cfoster20 says:

    I can’t sleep with socks on and my side of the closet has got to be closed. I don’t believe in monster’s but an open closet creeps me out.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Hahaha glad to know I’m not the only one!

      Like

  3. PoojaG says:

    Really interesting list! I hate small talk as well and would much rather just not talk at all then make small talk. I’m super awkward around new people and really don’t know how to make small talk with people I don’t know. I try of course but I am not good at it. I also really get obsessed with stuff when I like something.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Wouldn’t it be funny if you just said to someone new “the Covid 19 was a well thought conspiracy theory to divert our attention from a nuclear attack” when they asked “how are you?” 😅 we should try it out!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. PoojaG says:

        Lol I can just imagine the look on their faces!!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Love this!! I can’t sleep with socks on either! I’m not good and cuddling while sleeping but I can cuddle my blankets and pillows like crazy! Lol

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Hahaha Im starting to wonder if these are actually normal things? I have a sister that only takes her socks off to shower! And yes to the pillows 😅

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Nice meeting you. Have a wonderful evening.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heyy it’s an amazing list and being a newbie myself it’s so nice to read about other bloggers.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Shelly DS says:

        Thanks for reading 😊 I’m keen to get to know about you too!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Most welcome honey. Aww that’s so sweet . Much love😊🥰

        Like

  6. This was so much fun to read! It’s always such a great way to get to know someone by reading about their quirks and habits and whatnot! I am so with you on not enjoying small talk. I just want to get down to the real stuff and am super shy as well!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thanks Allie 💖 I have this one client that always talks about the weather… initially I went with it but now I just wanna pull my hair out!!! I think us shy people don’t find it intriguing haha

      Like

  7. m11bna says:

    Hate chocolate. Love cinnamon. Hello new bestie ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Omg yes!!! 😍

      Like

  8. Hilary Tan says:

    Oh boy…. you don’t like coffee or chocolate? Oh no! Have you tried coffee and chocolate together? These are the two things that cheer me up! Surprisingly, I’m able to quit coffee whenever and have quit coffee many times. Some people get addicted to it but I don’t. As for chocolate, I go through phases. I get bad PMS and chocolate is the only thing that helps!

    As for anime, I actually like anime but am super picky about what I will watch. Can’t stand dubbed anime. I’m married to an Asian but the only anime he watches is Pokémon. He’s not a fan of anime either and he’s Singaporean. You’re so lucky that you got to live in Japan! My dream is to visit Japan one day!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Hilary you are super adorable! I can’t say I’ve ever tried chocolate and coffee and not too sure I want to try it either… Maybe as a mocha latte? I can completely understand craving sweets but just can’t get what’s so great about that creamy, solid piece of brown sugar! lol (Puts hand on forehead in a dramatic pose)
      As for Japan, you really should visit. Singapore’s a similar vibe as Tokyo if you want the glam without the language barrier. Maybe time for hubby to take you? 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Kate says:

    I have to sleep in socks when it is cold out. The rest of my family is the opposite.
    I have spent much of my life being shy, some of it eased as I got older.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Hahah how on earth do your feet not feel trapped? I’m that person who has to have a foot sticking out of the blankies so trust me when I say I cannot relate!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Wow, this is interesting especially the gum part. However, I think anime artists are really good but draw characters out of proportion for effects.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thanks for reading! I think we won’t be friends because you like anime drawings though 😜 just kidding

      Like

      1. Haha! I’m not a big fan of animes but they’re drawings are really cool. Just abstract sometimes. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Jane Tawel says:

    How fun — we are all so different and unique and yet we are all connected in wonderful ways if we simply try to accept and help and love each other. (and by the way, I simply can NOT sleep without pants or socks, no matter how hot it is, so…. 🙂 )

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Jane, oh Jane… you poor human! How are you feeling after years of captivity in your pants and socks?? Repeat after me: I want to be free!!! Haha just kidding! You’re so right about spreading love and helping each other. Opening up to new people has shown how similar we really are!

      Like

  12. Krisna says:

    Hi Shelly! Nice to meet you. This is such a fun read! 😆

    Like

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thanks Krisna! I feel like we can relate on so many things. Looking forward to get to know you better! 💖

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Her Marathon says:

    Number 9 was funny!!! I do the same thing but not always for the same reason lol

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Haha thanks so much for reading! I bet you do it to send secret messages so you can get out of situations? 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Her Marathon says:

        Np Looking forward to reading more!!! ..lol yes!!! Guilty as charged lol

        Like

  14. olivialucieblake says:

    We have alot of those weird things in common😆!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shelly DS says:

      I have a feeling we are going to get along quite well 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. olivialucieblake says:

        Me too 🤣😆

        Like

  15. Like!! I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.

    Like

  16. Geri Lawhon says:

    Wow, someone besides my fiance who does not like chocolate or coffee. It will make him feel he is not alone. Thanks for the post.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s