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Creatures of Habit

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  • The Boy SatelliteThe Boy Satellite Registered User
    edited August 2010
    oh yeah, and i sleep with a pillow over my head. have to. every night, ever.

    otherwise it takes me hours to fall asleep.

    also, it gives me great resists against axe murderers.

  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i bite my nails like it's nobody's business

    and it is nobody's business so back off

  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I twitch, or drum my fingers.

    I find out strange ways to play the Underground theme from Mario.

    I've started knocking my right middle finger's second knuckle against my left ankle bone just to hear the thud.

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  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Every morning, when I leave for work, before I shut the door behind me, I check to make sure I have four things: my wallet, my phone, my keys, and my employee badge, which also has my bus pass card thinger on it. Those are the four critical things. But the thing is, when I'm doing the check, I do it as a count. I know I need to check for four things, so I don't end up forgetting to check for one thing or another, because I would have to only check for three things. It's sort of a mental checksum.

    you're = you are
    your = belonging to you

    their = belonging to them
    there = not here
    they're = they are
  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    after having a dream, i can't stop thinking about it all day
    i do consider this a habit, because i could probably get myself to not do that, but it's difficult

    like, last night i had a dream that i was wrongly imprisoned, escaped at an opportune moment, then made all the right decisions - used my cc to take out a lot of my money so i couldn't be traced past that usage, bought new clothes with it and burnt my old ones (and shoes, which i bought in 1.5 sizes too big since they knew my shoe size previously so i couldnt be traced through my tracks)...

    and for some reason, i called moriveth ... and when i called, he was like "yeah about those birds you wanted, you can have them for the price we agreed.." and i was like "no no mori i just escaped from jail i can't take your birds anymore!"

  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Whenever I leave somewhere or a spot I do a pat down on my front and rear pockets. This way I am sure my keys, phone and wallet are not left behind or left in a trunk or something.

    Thing is if you catch me mid-pat down then it looks like I am spanking myself.

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Whenever I leave somewhere or a spot I do a pat down on my front and rear pockets. This way I am sure my keys, phone and wallet are not left behind or left in a trunk or something.

    Thing is if you catch me mid-pat down then it looks like I am spanking myself.

    hey i do this thing

    we are the same

    let's do lunch

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Speaking of dreams I had a dream about Sheri last week.

    She for some reason in the hospital and Vivienne and I were visiting her.

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I don't have any compulsions.


    Nope.


    Not me.

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    another habit: reading the forums 10 minutes past when i should be leaving for work

    heh ... off i go

  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Framling wrote: »
    Every morning, when I leave for work, before I shut the door behind me, I check to make sure I have four things: my wallet, my phone, my keys, and my employee badge, which also has my bus pass card thinger on it. Those are the four critical things. But the thing is, when I'm doing the check, I do it as a count. I know I need to check for four things, so I don't end up forgetting to check for one thing or another, because I would have to only check for three things. It's sort of a mental checksum.

    i do this too

    i shake the keys (1)

    touch phone in front left pocket (2)

    touch wallet in back right pocket (3)

    ok all there i can leave

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  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Stale wrote: »
    I don't have any compulsions.


    Nope.


    Not me.


    One time, I used one of Stale's loofahs, and he beat me with a switch in iambic pentameter until I replaced it so he could have exactly the same amount of loofahs as dicks he's sucked in his lifetime.

  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    mully wrote: »
    another habit: reading the forums 10 minutes past when i should be leaving for work

    heh ... off i go

    I do that too. :-/

    maybe nothing else is real
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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    Stale wrote: »
    I don't have any compulsions.


    Nope.


    Not me.


    One time, I used one of Stale's loofahs, and he beat me with a switch in iambic pentameter until I replaced it so he could have exactly the same amount of loofahs as dicks he's sucked in his lifetime.

    NO WIRE HANGERS EVER

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I actually have for-real compulsions

    as in tics

    you guys

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    you can get with tic

    or you can get with tac

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I obsessively count and track everything around me. Even the insignificant. Especially the insignificant.

    I craft escape plans for any space I'm in.

    I plan out and rehearse conversations with as many permutations as I can. Even mundane conversations.

    I have to have a matching amount of body wash and loofahs.

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  • CowardlyCowardly Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I do the checking things on my person thing, tapping my phone, wallet and mp3. Some times I'll forget im holding my phone, and freak the fuck out until I realise where it is.

    I also plan out and rehearse conversations, but mostly in my head. I think of retorts to conversations and such.

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Stale just sits around counting neutrinos.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    ever since that beetle burrowed in my ear, I got a new habit:

    anytime anything is flying anywhere near me, I cover my ears

  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have a very very hard time sitting with my back to the door in a restaurant/bar/etc.

    My grandfather couldn't do, my uncles can't do it and neither can I. I get visibly uncomfortable. It's to the point where most of my friends and chelsea will just give me the seat or know better. Except for the one friend's wife. No no, she refuses because "it's just silly, what could happen?"

    Phone is always in right front pocket, keys in left front, wallet in left rear.

    I iron t-shirts.

    Hmmm...what else? I mean, I have things the way I like them in places like my kitchen, but I don't consider that a habit or a tick...that's just efficiently knowing that I can grab a knife from the block and know what I'm pulling out.

    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion."
  • Fire TruckFire Truck Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well, generally, I wake up in the morning feeling like PDiddy

    Put on my glasses, I'm out the door I'm gonna hit this city

    Before I leave I brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack

    Cuz when I leave for the night I ain't comin' back

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  • Dulcius_ex_asperisDulcius_ex_asperis Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My morning routine is exactly the same erryday -- wake up, hit snooze, 10 minutes later wake up for realsies, pop my back, sigh, get out of bed, walk to bathroom, put toothpaste on toothbrush, take off all pajamas, get in shower, brush teeth/tongue while wetting hair, spit, put toothbrush up, rinse mouth, scrub a dub hair, wash face, wash body/add conditioner at the same time, rinsey-rinse, out, use one towel to dry off, moisturize, brush hair, wrap hair up in towel, make lunch, put on makeup, take hair down, style hair, put on clothing/shoes, grab lunch/phone/keys, go to work.

    I'm pretty boring in the morning. If my boyfriend leaves and I for some reason have to crate the dog before I go to work it seriously throws off my whole day.

    Other habits:
    -biting my nails
    -sitting on my feet while at a desk (my boss says "who sits like that? chickens")
    -popping my knuckles/back/joints in general
    -apparently I raise my eyebrows a lot when talking
    -meaningless/weird hand gestures

    I also clean out my ears compulsively. I have to force myself not to because for a while i did it like 3x a day and got a skin infection -- inside my ear -- which totally sucked ass.

    Don't do what I did.

    there there, we all have urethras
  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yea, I tend to clean my ears a bunch. Also, lots of knuckle and neck cracking.

    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion."
  • risumonrisumon Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have a ring on my right ring finger that I constantly have to touch or twist or otherwise manipulate. I do this throughout the day, many times unaware of it. Always surprises me when I don't have the ring on and go to do it.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Hmmm...what else? I mean, I have things the way I like them in places like my kitchen, but I don't consider that a habit or a tick...that's just efficiently knowing that I can grab a knife from the block and know what I'm pulling out.

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  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh yeah that reminds me that I do a lot of hand gestures. I do like fake sign language when I talk.

    Like if I am describing a square with a screw at each corner then I will make little pinching nipple fingers like I was trying to unscrew the screws. Or saying I was walking somewhere then I make a little person walking finger display.

    It scares me when I catch myself doing it while talking over a phone or something cause I realise how weird it is and it doesn't help describe anything.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well...I don't consider it a tic either.

    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion."
  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have a bad habit of primping anytime I'm near something reflective.

  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh my god, you can get a skin infection from cleaning your ears too much?!? D: I go through like 6 qtips every day. Basically any time I go potty, I use a q tip while standing

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    yeah that wax in your ears ain't just for show. it has a purpose, and that purpose is germ warfare.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    I have to read something while I eat alone.

    I have to.

    Also if I use the restroom.

    It doesn't matter what.

    I'll read the label on the cleaning fluid if I have to, dammit.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): munkusbeaver
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  • iamthepiemaniamthepieman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My life is void of habits. Unless you count sleeping or eating in general to be habits. I mean I do a lot of the same things but rarely at the same times or every day.

    I would like to say it's to keep life fresh (or to avoid assassins) but it's really just because I am unorganized and undisciplined.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    I snap my fingers at traffic lights.

    When it changes, I feel like a god.

    When it doesn't, I feel silly.

    I feel silly a lot of the time.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): munkusbeaver
    Please give to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i eat the skin off the edges of my fingers
    i mess with my hair all the time
    i sit in ONE spot on my couch, it is MY spot and everyone knows this
    i have it timed so i can leave and be at my job in ten minutes, and can do it consistently unless there's no parking in which case UHOH
    i never remember to charge my phone
    i forget my phone at work/home/park bench
    i drop my phone atleast once a day
    and i am bad with money

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  • Fire TruckFire Truck Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I used to always kiss my palm and put it on the roof of my car whenever I was going through a yellow light. I've mostly trained myself out of that now

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  • UsagiUsagi Feminazgul Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I can't sleep at night if I haven't brushed and flossed my teeth and washed my face

    also, I always count stairs as I walk down them but never up

    Jormungandr? Damn near killed 'er!
  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    I smoke, but I'm trying to quit that

    I have something of an oral fixation too, so I'm nearly always chewing on or biting something, especially when I'm nervous or stressed out

    smoking serves as a good replacement for that, but I'll usually default to my fingers if there's nothing handy

  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    haha, I just noticed that I'm chewing on my blanket

    whoooops~

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