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That’s Just Weird

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Growing up, I put peanut butter on my pancakes. The taste and the smell of syrup made me sick to my stomach. It still does. Come to think of it, I didn’t like any breakfast foods when I was young. My poor mother had to deal with my finicky eating habits for years. Sometimes I would eat leftover chicken or pasta for breakfast. She wanted me to get something into my stomach, besides a sugary cereal, before I headed off to school. My sister called me weird.

Each year, during the first weekend in November, I ask Derek to go up into the attic and bring down all of our Christmas decorations. Since the autumn decorations have been up since September 1st, by early November, I’m ready for Christmas. My dad says I’m weird.

Whether I’m working a five hundred or one thousand piece jigsaw puzzle, I never use the picture on the box as my guide. In fact, my box is always turned face down on the table. I use the shapes and the colors to work the puzzle. Derek and my good friend, who are both puzzlers say, “That’s weird.”

After years of hearing people say that I’m weird, I’ve concluded that might be true. But aren’t we all weird in one way or another or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

Do you have any weird (strange or unusual) behaviors that you would like to share?

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Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, will release in March, 2017. It's now able for pre-order on Amazon. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

109 thoughts on “That’s Just Weird

  1. Isn’t wonderful to be weird instead of “normal”?

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  2. Weird is the new normal! Here’s to being unique! I prefer “real” food over breakfast food any day though I do enjoy a good BLT.

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  3. Not weird at all, Jill. All of those quirky things we do are what make us, us. As for the jigsaw puzzle….that sounds really hard! Not sure I could put one together without the picture as my guide. Have you seen the ones that have pictures on both sides? I saw them at that shop in VT, challenging. Cheers to being weird!

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  4. I’m plenty weird according to many of my family and friends and coworkers 🙂 When I was a kid, I used put crackers in my soup to the point where there were more crackers than soup in the bowl. I crushed potato chips and mix them in with my ice cream (actually, my brother did this too. Drove my mom nuts). I’ve managed to outgrow those eccentricities, but I still have plenty as an adult. At work people think I’m weird because I prefer to keep my door closed (it has a glass insert so it’s not like no one can see me). I still hate avocados. The only Christmas decorations we put up are any Christmas cards I receive over the season. I’ll drive out of my way to avoid making a left turn at unlighted intersection. It annoys me that my husband empties the dishwasher from the top down. I also do it from the bottom up. I’m very particular about how I fold my clothes. If my husband tries to help with the laundry and folds my clothes for me, I will refold them when he is not looking. I’ll reuse plastic bags at the grocery store. I suppose any one of these things by themselves might seem okay, but put them all together and you get … me 😉

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  5. Good Morning Jill! Yep, I think we are all weird or quirky in our own ways. I think it makes us who we are… makes us special 🙂 Might have to try peanut butter on pancakes. CH and I eat peanut butter with our chili… blob of PB on the side of the bowl and a little bit of PB with each bite of chili! I couldn’t do breakfast food in the morning when I was a kid. I had Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes and a glass of Tang most mornings.
    We turn the box face down when we do puzzles too!
    I have so many “quirkisms” I wouldn’t know where to start!

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    • Yes! I’m relieved to read that you turn your puzzle box face down too, Pix. I think looking at the box is cheating, but that’s just me. I think you’d like peanut butter on pancakes. If you put it on while it’s hot, the peanut butter melts a bit. Interesting, a blob of peanut butter for dipping chili. I might have to try that the next time I cook a batch of chili.
      I would have been ecstatic if I could have eaten a Hostess Cupcake for breakfast. I only got those in my lunch box. Happy Weekend!

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  6. You put pb on pancakes and grandson has to have his Hershey’s chocolate syrup. If we run out of maple syrup, I’m relieved to have our spare chocolate for grandson. Husband and I can make it through with just butter. I hate it when that happens -make pancakes or waffles and then find there’s no syrup!
    Working a puzzle with the puzzle top down sounds hard, but there’s something to be said for looking for like pieces, too.
    Right now my wierdism might be not acting retired. There’s so much to do.

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    • Oh, I think I would have loved Hershey’s syrup on pancakes, Georgette. On special occasions, I was allowed to have chocolate chips in my pancakes.
      Sometimes I feel guilty if I’m spending time working a puzzle, but then I remember that I’m exercising my brain. Jigsaw puzzles are one of the few things that exercise both sides of your brain.
      Beside my parents, you are one of the busiest retirees I know! Enjoy the weekend!

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  7. You are unique!
    One of a kind.

    That’s the best kind to be!

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  8. I would never be able to solve a jigsaw puzzle like that – I rely too much on the picture! I say that one isn’t weird so much as impressive. 😉

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  9. We all have our little idiosyncrasies. I used to cut pictures of marvelously made meals out of magazines when I was a kid. Not sure why, since I wasn’t starving or anything. Perhaps I thought I would be a chef one day. Ha. That didn’t happen.
    Some people think I’m weird for greatly disliking coconut, anise, and cilantro. I have since learned that there is a genetic disposition to hate cilantro!
    My nephew shares your breakfast food aversion. When we go out to eat, he’d rather eat a burger while the rest of us eat pancakes.
    You must love challenges. I think it’s cool that you don’t solve the puzzle by looking at the picture.

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    • Hi L. Marie! That’s very interesting, cutting pictures of meals from magazines. Well, I used to cut out Sean Cassidy and Scott Baio pictures from my Tiger Beat magazine…did I think I was going to be their girlfriend? Ha!
      Chef L…that has a good ring to it.
      Really? A genetic disposition to hate cilantro. I wonder if that holds true for other foods we hate?
      Have a great weekend!

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  10. I wonder if anyone is 100% normal, whatever that is. I think you’re brilliant to be able to do a jigsaw puzzle with out looking at the picture. The stores start putting up Christmas decorations as soon as Halloween is over, so why shouldn’t you? 🙂 I could never eat pancakes or waffles for breakfast. My favourite is fresh fruit or a protein shake with raspberries.

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    • I suppose everyone defines normal in a different way. I always thought of everyone being different, it sounds better than weird. 🙂
      Great point about the stores, Sylvia. I love Christmas decorations, so I like to enjoy them as long as possible.
      Your breakfast sounds delicious! Sipping your shake and watching the gorgeous sunrise…very nice.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. I never was a cold cereal eater either. My Mom made Farina (hot goop) or fried an egg. After high school I stopped eating breakfast. Now if I try to eat it too early, I hurl. Not pretty. I never ate candy as a kid (how weird is that?). We didn’t have soda in the house. You sound fairly normal with a few quirks, all harmless. I have to tell my sister-in-law (a big puzzle person) about the two-sided puzzle. Sounds really hard.

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    • I thought Starbucks was your breakfast, Kate. 🙂 I’ve never heard of Farina. I’ll have to Google the ingredients, since I’m not sure what “hot goop” entails. Ha! I’m curious about this two-sided puzzle. I’ve never heard of it. Have a great weekend. I think I heard you all might get some snow…be safe.

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  12. I’m with you, Jill, can’t stand syrup on my pancakes. I eat them plain, but have been known to put peanut butter on them. 🙂 The strangest food combo I eat is dill pickles and milk. I dip the pickles in the milk. Everyone makes horrible faces when I do that so I don’t indulge too often. Wouldn’t want to be locked away for being nuts. 😀

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    • Pancake syrup is just too sweet, isn’t it, Elizabeth? I love pickles and I do drink milk occasionally, if it’s chocolate. I never thought of combining the two. That is hilarious! Just do it in private and you’ll be fine. 🙂 Happy Weekend!

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  13. You are correct. We are all weird. That’s why I love Portland’s motto “Keep Portland Weird”. My daughter and son are weird too. My son always eats dinner for breakfast. I loved breakfast for dinner. It was a treat to get pancakes and eggs for dinner. We were lucky if we got the eggs. Each of us is unique in some way. Embrace it.

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    • I like that motto, Marlene. Your comment makes me wonder who decided that certain food should be for breakfast while others were better for dinner. Food is food. The point is to fuel your body.
      I hope you have a great weekend!

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  14. Trying to be “normal” is hard work…. I gave up a long time ago and now embrace my weirdness!!!

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  15. Wow, not looking at the puzzle box to guide you is impressive, not weird!

    I like my same spot on the couch and at the table and kitchen island. I suppose that’s weird. And if you ask my teen sons, I’m sure they’d have an endless list of my weirdness to offer you. 😉

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    • You should try it, Carrie. It’s really not that difficult when you just focus on the shapes and colors of each piece.
      I can relate to claiming your spot on the couch or kitchen table. I do the same. I think we need to get your sons in on the comments. 🙂
      Happy Weekend!

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  16. Here’s my childhood pancake fiasco: I didn’t like pancakes but when they were served for breakfast in our house, that was the only breakfast being served. I thought, MAYBE, just maybe they would taste better if I put ketchup on them. Bad idea on my part. Not only did they taste horrific, but I had now ruined them for anyone else in the family and – you guessed it – I had to eat them myself. It was gross then, and thinking about it grosses me out now.

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  17. Autumn decorations? That IS weird 🙂 And I think peanut butter is just an American thing really – I don’t know anyone who buys or eats it. I suppose this running malarkey is quite strange but more acceptable these days then it was 40 years ago!

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  18. Hi Jill! You have to judge the source. Who calls you weird? I KNOW I am not the norm, but I appeal to a group of people I respect. Even with those people, I am used to feeling a little odd. I think with you and me, it’s our artistic-ness. As my mom used to say, “I always knew you were different.”

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    • Hollis! It’s great to see you. I hope you’re doing well. I’ve missed your posts.
      I know that being called weird is all in a joking manner. We’re all different or weird. I’m sure people think it’s weird that I want to hole up in a room and write and you hole up and paint. Your mother was wise. Have a great weekend! xo

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  19. Oh yes! Pickled beets and swiss cheese? Together? Yes! Weird is good! 🙂

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  20. We’re all ‘weird’ in our own way, but I think those of us who embrace those weird things are better able to express ourselves and become better artists because of it. Quirks are interesting! A couple of mine: I have to brush my teeth in a certain order. Also, I hate having dry skin and keep a small bottle of lotion in my desk at work.

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    • Oh yes, Phillips, quirks are very interesting and they make for great characters too! I’ll be honest, I laughed when I read about brushing your teeth in a certain order. I do that when flossing, but when I brush, I’m all over the place. Happy Weekend!

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  21. It’s much more fun to be weird! My mom and I call her home “The House of Weird” because she always has strange food in the refrigerator like aloe juice or coconuts. I like to sing the French national anthem every once in a while for no reason at all and I’m not French so I guess that’s a little weird.

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    • Weird is fun! Sheila, I love that your mom’s house is “The House of Weird.” Hey, I’m impressed that you can sing the French national anthem even though you’re not French. Thanks for sharing your “weirdness.” Have a great weekend!

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  22. Jill welcome to the club, we like the word weird in my house. My daughter loves it when someone calls her weird. Its a compliment, its you being your true self and not following the crowd. We all have our little rituals and comforts that keep us sane. I like a an ice-cream and a packet of crisps…its a weird combination. Grab paddle pop scrape crisp over ice-cream and eat! YUM. I embrace my weirdness, I want to teach my kids its not that weird to be weird if you get my drift. PS adore doing puzzles and see colours and shapes too, not the big picture, I rarely look at the box, unless something bamboozles me.

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    • Hi Kath! In my family, the word weird is used in a loving and joking way. I love that your daughter receives it as a compliment. I think it is too.
      I loved your description of eating ice cream and crisps. 🙂 Marie, in her comment above, mentioned enjoying the same. Maybe I’m missing out on something.
      I love that you don’t look at the puzzle box either! xo
      Happy Weekend!

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  23. Who wants to be normal? I’ve seen those people they are Mr and Mrs and Miss Average – which to me equates with living lives that are fixated on having stuff, talking about their woes and fears and watching an awful lot of TV.

    To me ‘weird’ has a negative connotation – though maybe not so much for your family. I would suggest to the folks who call you weird you respond “Not so, simply Unique” 🙂

    Anyone who does a jigsaw puzzle without looking at the picture surely should be called a ‘genius’. Now that is impressive!

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    • I love your definition of normal, Pauline! I’m with you on watching TV.
      I know that when my father, Derek or friends call me “weird” it’s in a joking manner, so I don’t take offense. We all know that we’re all unique and different in our own special way.
      Ha ha! I don’t think I’ve ever been referred to as a ‘genius.” You should give it a try, it’s really not that hard.
      Hugs to you, Siddy and Orlando. xo

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  24. I never liked most breakfast foods. Too greasy. I think you must be a genius to put jigsaws together without looking at the box. I have to look at picture on the kiddie puzzles my grandchildren put together.

    Somehow weird became a word used to describe not normal when really it means suggesting something supernatural. I like the thought of being super anything. 🙂

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    • Hi Susan! Wow, being called a genius in back to back comments…I must be dreaming. Seriously, working a jigsaw puzzle without looking at the picture isn’t as difficult as one might think. Genius? No…just someone who like to make things a little more difficult.
      I like that thought too! Happy Weekend!

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  25. Jill, yes, we are all weird in our own way. I never ate much breakfast — still don’t — though pancakes with syrup are just fine with me. And bacon. I have always hated both orange juice and coffee, which makes me a weird breakfast eater as an adult. I’d prefer to start my day at 6:30am with a Diet Coke.
    I enjoyed this post.
    Theresa

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    • Hi Theresa, it’s great to see you. When I was in college, I was like you. I started my day with a Diet Coke and continued for the next few hours. I’ve never been a fan of orange juice either. I used to tell my mother I didn’t want the drink with “hairy things.” I guess I didn’t like the pulp. 🙂 Happy Weekend to you!

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  26. I have always hated cereal in any form and cereal with milk would have been the worst! I still hate cereal and I won’t drink milk unless it’s goat’s milk. Weird huh? You are not alone Jill. You are not alone. 🙂

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  27. I’m with you on the pizza for breakfast. love it. Hate pancakes but now love breakfast (eggs, sausage, hash browns,sourdough toast.)

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  28. You’re not weird Jill, just eccentric, which is quite acceptable in the UK at least 🙂 I’ve always been weird but now I just embrace it, it’s what makes me me 🙂

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  29. Where do you want me to start? Given that my maiden name was Strange (no kidding) weird has kind of followed me around all my life.

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  30. Peanut butter on pancakes is not weird at all. I say that is yummy!😄
    If I’ve been called “weird”, I don’t remember. Different? Yes. It’s good to be different.
    Have a fabulous weekend, Jill.

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  31. Your kind of “weird” is actually “personalized creativity,” Jill. My mom is 96 and has advanced dementia, and when the caregivers can’t get her to eat anything else, the go-to breakfast is pancakes with peanut butter AND syrup. It keep her eating, and it’s her choice.

    My neighbor growing up was a finicky breakfast eater. Her mother boiled macaroni, drained it, than “fried it” in butter every morning. Which worked well until she was in her 20s and still ate the same breakfast when she was pregnant with her first child and put on almost 65 lbs. It probably wasn’t all fried macaroni for breakfast every morning, but she still laughs and blames the weight on her “breakfast of champion eaters.” 😉

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    • Ha ha! What a great story, Marylin. I loved macaroni as a kid and I still enjoy it in a casserole, but I can’t imagine having it every morning and fried in butter. I would probably put on more than 65 lbs. Yes indeed, the “breakfast of champions eaters.”
      I love that your mother enjoys pancakes with peanut butter and syrup. The lady knows what she likes…good for her! xoxo
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  32. I can’t believe you don’t like syrup on your pancakes. I don’t eat syrup OR pancakes now, but that’s only because I’m restraining myself. My son-in-law thinks I’m weird because sometimes, in an attempt to use up the leftovers, I eat them for breakfast. But then, he’s a very conventional kind of guy. My six-year-old grandson is weird. A couple of weeks ago we toured Theo’s Chocolate Factory, and he refused most of the samples. He only wanted plain milk chocolate. Weird! Of course, I tried everything. (I didn’t restrain myself at all that day.)

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    • I love that you didn’t restrain yourself at the chocolate factory, Nicki. I can understand your grandson only wanting milk chocolate. The dark chocolate might taste more bitter to younger taste buds. Leftovers for breakfast are great, especially if you’re in a hurry or you don’t want to waste food. As for syrup, it’s just too sweet for my buds. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Jill, I think each individual has the taste buds they are born with. We cannot help this too much! I did have children with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome in my class, who only would eat white or yellow foods. Once I had a student’s parents, who loved pizza and spaghetti tell me they were concerned about the child’s eating habits, hardly any vegetables or fruits are plain colored! Anyway, they found a food study project at OSU, the child went to this and they were able to create a better diet, but slowly adding bites, despite the screaming protestations of the child. It took them only 2 days to get the child ‘retrained.’ The parents did not stay, since they would have ‘folded’ or cried over this process. It was not done to be mean, but for the health and well being of their child.
    I have been known, in my younger days of being a single mother, to create a wide variety of strange combinations that my children still seem to like. One, I would make a huge batch of pancakes and use them as ‘bread’ and make them peanut butter and jelly or peanut butter and butter sandwiches, packed for lunch with a piece of fruit and money for their milk. I used to make boxes of mac and cheese, my kids got tired of them ‘plain’ so I would add whatever meat I could to it, (choose only one at a time): hot dogs, hamburger cooked and drained, turkey and sometimes a can of tomato soup with Italian seasonings. This was instead of buying Hamburger Helper.
    My favorite odd combination is to have a collection of pickles with a side of chips (10) and one piece of dark chocolate candy to finish the snack off. It is a combination snack plate, Jill!
    I could see the idea of adding potato chips to ice cream, since the Mexicans do this but add cinnamon tortilla chips to it and call it ‘fried ice cream!’ I loved this subject and never would call you, my dear friend, Weird!!

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    • Ha ha….thanks, Robin! I’ve learned to embrace my “weirdness” so it’s okay. Believe me, I have many other quirks that go beyond food, but that’s another post.
      I was enjoying your “odd combination” of pickles and chips…until you added to dark chocolate. I would probably replace the chocolate with cheese. I have issues with mixing salty and sweet. 🙂
      Enjoy your weekend!

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      • I am so glad you would make this like an appetizer platter, with cheese cubes, Jill.
        I am very impressed with your ability to put together a puzzle without the box, I would agree with the others, this means you are special and a genius. I did not eat peanut butter as a child. It wasn’t until as an adult I was introduced to crunchy p.b. that I would not ‘gag’ on the texture. My Mom humored me and made me cream cheese and jelly sandwiches. I still love this combination but there is more protein in the crunchy p.b. so I have whole grain toast with p.b. for breakfast with an orange or tangerine. Coffee is a must, too! smiles for individualism and embracing choices! You are not weird in my ‘book!’

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      • Ha ha! Thanks for the compliment, Robin, but I’m certainly not a genius. 🙂
        Crunch PB is the best! I’m surprised you were able to eat cream cheese, but not creamy PB. I have a gag reflex to jelly, so I can relate. Oh yes, coffee, always a must.

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  34. I could eat pasta for breakfast every day and did – quite a bit – when I was young and single. About being weird, being normal is highly overrated. Embrace your weirdness. 😉 Your desire to create the puzzle without an aid just means you enjoy a challenge.

    My strange trait? During the summer, when I have a break from school, I hang out in the house most of the time. I don’t know why, but I do enjoy the peace and quiet. 😉

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    • Hi Judy! I agree, being normal is overrated. 🙂 I do enjoy a challenge. The puzzle I’m currently working is one of the most challenging yet, but it won’t beat me.
      Thanks for sharing your “strange trait.” No need to explain why you like to hang out in your house during the summer. I love my peace and quiet too. In fact, I have to have it. 🙂 Have a great week!

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  35. You NEVER look at the box?? What? I could never do that, Jill. I have the picture propped up so I can look at it every other second. You really ARE a good puzzler. I love weird and different so do not fret. I’m a lot weird and different and it’s more fun that way. 🙂

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    • Hi Maria! Ha ha! Weird is more fun. 🙂
      The only time I look at the box is when I’m shopping for a new puzzle at the store. You should try it just using the color of the pieces and shapes. You might surprise yourself. Enjoy your week!

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  36. Dear Jill,
    You aren’t weird. You are unique!

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  37. Jill, you are weirdly wonderful. I like the idea of peanut butter on pancakes… you get your protein that way, instead of just a sugary high.

    Perhaps I am weirdly wonderful, too.

    Even better, peanut butter and banana sandwiches. A staple from my childhood.

    My other weird thing: Before I turn off my iPad, I must play a game of Spyder Solitaire UNTIL I win. I cannot turn off the device until I have a win. What a huge waste of time… still, it is my weird obsession.

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  38. I agree that not using the puzzle box is impressive. There isn’t enough room in a comment box to name all the reasons I’m weird. I usually describe myself to people as a “down-to-earth, eccentric.” I love the paradox of the two, and I am one weird paradox. 😉 Thanks for sharing your uniqueness with us, Jill.

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  39. where to begin Jill??:D too many eccentricities to list here! The one eccentricity that friends, colleagues and family comment on is my attachment to a particular mug and teacup – only those two will do. Have an awesome week Jill!

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    • Hi Yolanda! Truth be known, I think we all have too many eccentricities. I like that you have an attachment to a particular mug and teacup. I enjoy my caffeine in certain mugs as well. I guess our eccentricities provide us with a sense of comfort and familiarity. Enjoy the week!

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  40. In response to your question, I made a list of all my weird contributors. The list was so long that I thought it would make me look TOO weird. So I tried to edit it down. But I just couldn’t decide which weird was the best weird – the one that would come across as charmingly quirky-weird as opposed to kind of creepy weird.

    So I’m going with “NO.” Nothing weird about ME.

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    • You crack me up, Shel! What a great comment. 🙂 I would love to hear a few of your “kind of creepy” weird traits.
      Stay safe in the storm. It sounds as though you’re getting hit hard. Enjoy your week!

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  41. Everyone is weird in some ways though others are off the charts, I think. I can’t think of any weird habits I have for now. I know I will remember them after I click the ‘post comment’ button.

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  42. Jill, I hope you got my other message that I read this and it really resonated with me!!! My WP was hiccupping, so I couldn’t respond on here at that time. Did I mention that I used to like green beans on vanilla ice cream when I was a kid? Or sucking lemons.

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    • Hi Luanne! There’s no time limit…you’re welcome to comment anytime. 🙂
      WHAT? Green beans on vanilla ice cream! That is hilarious! I think you need to add that in your bio. 🙂 That’s hilarious! My nephew used to love sucking on lemons when he was little.
      Thanks for sharing…too funny. xo

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  43. Well Jill, now I know why I love you so much 🙂 Things seem so far from normal for me that I don’t know how to define weird any more! You sound like my daughter when it comes to breakfast – she would much rather have a slice of cold pizza than a bowl of cereal! I had a friend in the States who used to tease me that I was very un-American because I didn’t like peanut butter! I do like it in things but not spread on things, if that makes sense. You sound pretty darn okay to me my friend…and I love how you do puzzles, even more challenging that way, you go girl 🙂 xoxo

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    • Hi Sherri! We’re both very “normal”…lets stick with that story. Like your daughter, as a kid, cold pizza was a favorite breakfast as was fried chicken. I can relate to your feeling of being called “Un-American.” Someone called me that when I said I’d never seen a Star Trek movie. If you don’t like peanut butter spread on things, I get it. I can’t stomach jelly.
      You need to send me your new email address so I can respond to your last email. I hope all of your issues with the computer have been resolved. Have a great week! xoxo

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  44. Hello, Jill. I have always liked burnt popcorn and toast, causing strange looks and raised eyebrows from most folks. And there’s nothing better than leftover spaghetti (or any other pasta dish for that matter) right out of the fridge! I also prefer putting sour cream on my baked sweet potato instead of butter. And Im with you on peanut butter. It goes well with just about any kind of cracker, muffin, hard boiled egg, etc. Now, I’m beginning to get hungry, so I’ll post this and get on with things around here. By the way, it’s a balmy -3° at the moment here in beautiful Cortland, Illinois, so I’d better put an extra helping of peanut butter on my burnt toast this morning! 🙂

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    • What a great comment, Mark! Oh my, -3…I hope you put the entire jar of PB on your burnt toast. That’s cold! I never thought I would meet someone who loves burnt popcorn too. I love it! I’ve been known to burn microwave popcorn on purpose. When I lived alone, I really let it fry. Now I must be considerate of others and not create such a strong aroma. I never thought of putting PB on my hard boiled eggs. I might have to give that a try. 🙂 Stay warm!

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  45. I always hated syrup, too, until I tasted real maple syrup, made from our own trees. That artificially-maple-flavored corn syrup that so many people put on pancakes and waffles? I think still think it’s revolting.

    I agree–we’re all a little bit weird. Or, at least all the INTERESTING people I know are slightly eccentric.

    One of my oddities is that I can’t decide whether to drink coffee or tea in the morning, so I have a cup of each!

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  46. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    MAYBE WEIRD—BUT SO WONDERFUL. TOO!

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