Every so often I feel the need for some weirdness. Like now.

If you know me, you know I like to spice things up with quirky stuff every now and then – like in The Silly Stuff Challenge from my first blog, The Brighter Side of Life. So I have a question for you.

Are you weird? 

Say yes! Embrace your weirdness! We need fun and uniqueness – not stuffiness – in this world. It makes life so interesting!

I’m a bit strange (ahem… unique), a fact I’ve come to really like. So I’m going to put myself out there and share some random facts / odd stuff about me. Then I’m going to ask you to share too!

  • My sister and I used to drive our brother nuts on family road trips. We’d sing with abandon to whatever cassette tape* our parents had on – Abba, Anne Murray, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand – he couldn’t stand it.  muah ha ha!!  [wicked cackle]
    *yes, cassette tape. If you don’t know what that is [sigh] you can read about it here.
  • My family – my dad in particular – tells the corniest jokes and comes out with the worst puns ever. I tried my best to wean myself of it, but anytime I’m near my dad, the groaners seem to pop out of my mouth against my will.
  • I got migraines a lot as a kid, and they usually wouldn’t go away until I threw up a bunch of times. One time in grade 2 when I had a migraine, the principal brought me home because my Mom didn’t drive. As soon as we pulled into the driveway, I threw up all over the seat.  Oops.
  • One of my favourite things is dancing crazily around the living room with my boys. YMCA works well, or songs from the movie Rio.
  • I experienced a decade-long case of motion sickness as a kid. Because of that, it was best (for everyone) if I avoided motion simulator rides.  Here‘s a post about an embarrassing bus ride in Spain.
  • When I worked in a corporate environment, I used to hide outside my coworker’s closed office door and bounce a stuffed animal in front of her window to make her laugh. Not exactly professional, but sometimes we needed to lighten things up a bit.
  • A good, emotional TV commercial can make me cry.
  • I love Christmas.  So much so that when I was a kid I used to sing Christmas carols loudly when I hung out at the mall with my friends. Which wouldn’t be that strange if it weren’t August.

Okay, enough weird facts about me. What about you?  It’s time to let out your inner weirdness (um… I mean uniqueness).  What’s a little-known or strange fact about you? 

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