30 Day Writing Challenge – Day Twenty Five
So I saw the above list on Facebook and decided it was worth giving a go. Every day for the month of April, I’ll be putting together a short blog on the chosen topic. But of course since I have a life and responsibilities, I might have written it a few days in advance and scheduled it to appear on my blog for the right day! So, with that in mind, here’s today’s blog.
“25. Four weird traits you have.”
- My taste in food. I mentioned this on day four and again on day eleven, but I was effectively a vegetarian for over twenty years because I didn’t like the taste of meat or fish or poultry. Even to this day I don’t the last two. It’s amazing how many times I hear people incredulous that I don’t like chicken. I think it’s that misconception that everything tastes like chicken. No it doesn’t, or I wouldn’t like anything!
- My taste in alcohol. Okay, this is very similar to the first one but I see it as separate because the first is an every-day pain in the arse and this one is only an occasional pain in the arse. My tastes are extremely limited. I don’t like wine, don’t even like the smell of it. That’s annoying because my wife likes a glass of wine (though not at the moment) and it’s the kind of thing that I really wish I did like. More annoying though is that I don’t like the taste of beer. It’s a real pain when I’m out with friends because I drink vodka and coke almost exclusively and they drink pints so I tend to finish a lot quicker than them! Fortunately I’m a parent these days so nights out are few and far between.
- I eat in order. If you put a plate of food in front of me that has a number of different items on it, I’ll eat them one item at a time until it’s done before moving on to the next. Some people jump between, some people mix it together and eat the combination… I prefer each food to have its own taste and to finish that taste before having a new taste.
- I write blogs. No really, this is a weird trait. Why would anyone care about anything I have to say? Same goes for Facebook, Twitter, any social networking really. Why does anyone care what I have to say? More importantly though, why do I feel the need to share it all? Actually, I know the answer to that – doing this makes me feel like I’m talking to myself in a more acceptable way than actually talking to myself. The bonus of this is that if I actually say something that someone does say about, I might get a response to it. I actually find that a good way to learn. If this is a way for me to think out loud, then getting feedback on it helps get an outside perspective and adds to what I’m thinking about. The trick is to make sure I listen properly, and take in what’s being said to the point that I actually learn from it.