30 Jun 2008
FUN MONDAY - QUIRKS
Lisa Marie wants to know what our quirks are. "Confess to one, confess to ten, you decide. Just come back Monday ready to spill the beans, the rest of the world may look at you like you are from Mars, but you‘re among friends here. We won’t laugh, in fact that eccentricity just may endear you to us more".
I didn't know at all the meaning of "quirk". I had never heard this word either and had to look it up in my dictionary and in Wikipedia. There I learned that"quirk arises from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, and that prior to the twentieth century, the most common variant for this “phylum” was Quark", and "Quark" I only know as white cheese.
So what ? I asked people around me about my "quirks" or manners. Apparently I have NONE. I don't pull at my hairs, don't bite my lips, don't bite my nails, don't get red in my face and I don't neigh like a horse when I laugh. I don't have any nervious twitch either. I don't munch when I eat or do other special noises. All in all I seem to be too normal and this is probably my quirk ! Don't think now I am the perfect woman, I have a lot of very bad habits which compensates the lack of quirks, unless a quirk is also to look every day several times for my glasses and car keys which I always put in the same place, only the places are different. In this case that would be my quirk !!