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Creatures of Habit

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  • NartwakNartwak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    dudes wrote:
    wallet in my back pocket
    easy marks itt

    Spoiler:
  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Druhim wrote: »
    Framling wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    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.

    What the fuck, you're like backwards-man.

    I'm the same as zip except wallet is in back right most of the time, but sometimes on left

    Maybe it's because I'm a lefty? Don't know.

    That positioning never changes. If I have an ipod in my pocket it goes in with the phone. Change goes into the pocket with the keys. This is to keep shit from getting all scratched up.

    Oddly enough though, I never talk on the phone with it against the right side of my head. Always the left.

    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."
  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Framling wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    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.

    What the fuck, you're like backwards-man.

    I'm the same as zip except wallet is in back right most of the time, but sometimes on left

    Maybe it's because I'm a lefty? Don't know.

    That positioning never changes. If I have an ipod in my pocket it goes in with the phone. Change goes into the pocket with the keys. This is to keep shit from getting all scratched up.

    Oddly enough though, I never talk on the phone with it against the right side of my head. Always the left.

    Oh, okay, then you're completely okay. You're doing everything exactly right, in that case.

    you're = you are
    your = belonging to you

    their = belonging to them
    there = not here
    they're = they are
  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration I am the milk man My milk is deliciousRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wallet in left front pocket, keys and phone in right front pocket. I don't keep anything in the back pockets because I always worry about things falling out when I sit down. Or pick-pockets!

    I also walk around with my thumbs hooked into my pockets, cause pick-pockets!

    I check everything I've locked twice cause thieves!

    I check the cabinets and the shower of every bathroom I use cause I have to be sure that before I commit to expelling waste there isn't something crazy gonna come jumping out at me.

    I sleep on top of my pillow with my arms wrapped around it, face in pillow. If I'm trying a new nap spot I sleep with with my arms crooked around my head so that my head is resting on the left hand and the right arm locked into the left, covering my eyes.

    I spend about 3 hours of my day pacing my room day-dreaming.

    If I get really into a book I start rocking back and forth.

    I walk on the front of my foot. Like, my stride bounces. It's weird, just the way I learned to walk.

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Darric wrote: »
    I've actually also recently become increasingly self conscious about things I'm muttering to myself while I'm at work. I mean, it's normally only little frustrated outbursts like "Come on." or "Really?!", but I've caught myself muttering things I'm doing under my breath a lot, and oh god what if everyone thinks I'm completely strange?

    aaat least you don't occasionally suffer from word salad like me!

    I am pretty sure that what you do is normal

    No, it's definitely objectively a lot more than my colleagues!

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    Nartwak wrote: »
    dudes wrote:
    wallet in my back pocket
    easy marks itt

    carried my wallet in my back pocket, lived in the city most of my life, never been pick-pocketed

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    dru you've pick-pocketed my heart

    i'm dying

  • TiBTiB Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I hit doors with the back of my hand before I open them.

    Also, any sort of pencil with a dull point pisses me off well beyond reason. That's why I refused to use anything but mechanical pencils in high school, and still do now.

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  • NartwakNartwak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Druhim wrote: »
    carried my wallet in my back pocket, lived in the city most of my life, never been pick-pocketed

    And?

    Spoiler:
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    Nartwak wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    carried my wallet in my back pocket, lived in the city most of my life, never been pick-pocketed

    And?

    you're the one that suggested anyone carrying their wallet in back is an easy mark and will get their wallet lifted
    and it really isn't that common
    few people are skilled enough to be a good pickpocket

    so I'm just countering your fearmongering

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I had my wallet in my back pocket and I did get pickpocketed.

    So there, Druhim.

    Now people will not be sure of anything.

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  • NartwakNartwak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Druhim wrote: »
    bluh bluh
    that's nice

    Spoiler:
  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have a very specific hair/skin care routine and it irritates me if I have to deviate from it.

    I wear moisturizer with spf on my face and neck every day, and if I expect to be out in the sun for any prolonged amount of time I wear it on any exposed skin.

    I carry a notebook around all the time to write down stupid/funny things that happen to me, and I have one at work to specifically record all the weird stuff that people say and do.

    I have to eat the fortune cookie before I read the fortune, and I save the good ones and tape them to my bedroom mirror.

  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Pickpocketing is really tough

    I have a friend who is fairly good at it

    I can do a lot of sleight of hand and pick locks and all that, but I've never gotten the pickpocket down

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Pickpocketing is a lot easier if you kill the person first.

  • LilliLilli Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Didgeridoo wrote: »
    Whenever I am sitting, I am almost always in a half-lotus position. By which I mean:

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    Like that. Doesn't matter if I'm in a chair, on the couch, at a desk. In fact I am sitting in a half lotus position as I type these very words!

    I modify it to classic crossed legs when I'm wearing a skirt, though.

    I didn't know sitting like this actually had a name, huh. Pretty much anytime I sit down anywhere its either crossed legs or this.

  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh right my habits.

    I used to bite my nails, and I still do sometimes, especially if I'm really bored or stressed. I also tend to clean the underside of my nails with my teeth.

    Going under a yellow or red light I kiss my palm and slap the ceiling.

    I crack my knuckles a lot.

    I tend to pick at scabs and cuts.

    I used to chew stuff compulsively but I'm better on that almost completely now.

    When I get bored I tend to take a lighter or pair of pliers out of my pocket and start removing body hair.

  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh and my leg is constantly shaking

    It can be annoying to people apparently, I don't notice it at all

  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    .Tripwire. wrote: »
    I've never understood how people are comfortable jerking it in a shower stall or tub that's shared with other people. I mean, I find another dude's semen just as objectionable as peepee, and you certainly wouldn't expel that in the shower! Or maybe you would?!

    It's cool we aim right for the drain

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i have a habit of pulling out beard hairs with split ends

  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    And I fidget with buttons and clasps on any clothing I'm wearing

    And I tend to drop weirdly accented words from various learned dialects into my common speech

    I'm basically a mess, is what I'm saying

  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Liiya wrote: »
    By diary I mean work diary, for booking when I am working and am driving.

    At home mainly, at work I have to cope because there's leaves and stuff everywhere. I snap too, suddenly overwhelmed by rage and a need to clean.

    Liiya Hulks out and then begins cleaning while crushing those in her path that get in her way, only to make a bigger mess and rage more.

    It's a vicious cycle.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Masha Amariyo
    3DS Friend Code: 4854-6566-1045 | Nintendo Network ID: ModelZ
    I guess I upload Mario Kart videos.
  • EidolonOrpheusEidolonOrpheus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Oh and my leg is constantly shaking

    It can be annoying to people apparently, I don't notice it at all

    This. And often times the rest of my body shakes when I'm nervous or just laying down. I only learned of this a few months ago.

    Also, I subconsciously mess with my hair so that it covers most of my forehead.

  • SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I used to reset the trip meter (the old mechanical ones) on my truck whenever I happened to notice it while driving. I was compelled to put it back to zero.

    Then it broke and is stuck between some digits here and there. It doesn't move either.

    So I guess that broke me of that tiny habit.

  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bowtiedseal for the last time there is no most adorable person contest

    stop competing so hard

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I do, it's true. Thankfully I am in a calm moment right now.

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have the habit of avoiding habits

    There are people who will go to restaurants and order the same food in the exact same way multiple times a week, whereas I will usually work my way through most of a menu before reordering something

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  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Liiya wrote: »
    I do, it's true. Thankfully I am in a calm moment right now.

    I'm engineering a pile of old petals to show up on your work space right now.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Masha Amariyo
    3DS Friend Code: 4854-6566-1045 | Nintendo Network ID: ModelZ
    I guess I upload Mario Kart videos.
  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    bowtiedseal for the last time there is no most adorable person contest

    stop competing so hard

    haha, I think only that last habit could be construed as somewhat adorable!

  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I can also turn off like a good half of my habits by compulsively doing magic tricks

    Mostly coin manipulation stuff

    Problem is, on the off chance I drop a coin, it's often rather loud, so I generally don't

  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    bowtiedseal for the last time there is no most adorable person contest

    stop competing so hard

    haha, I think only that last habit could be construed as somewhat adorable!

    just take your medal and go!!

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yukira wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I do, it's true. Thankfully I am in a calm moment right now.

    I'm engineering a pile of old petals to show up on your work space right now.

    Arrrgh but then how do I know what is worth using and what isn't aaaarrrgh!

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I only move my wallet to a front pocket when I'm going to some kind of large gathering of people, like a concert, fair, etc...

    I'll also have the cash out of the wallet, tucked into the little coin pocket or below my keys/phone.

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  • SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    bowtiedseal for the last time there is no most adorable person contest

    stop competing so hard

    haha, I think only that last habit could be construed as somewhat adorable!
    I witnessed someone getting a fortune that read, "There is a cake waiting for you."

    You'd keep that one if you got it wouldn't you?

    Like a receipt.

    Make sure you got that cake.

  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    bowtiedseal for the last time there is no most adorable person contest

    stop competing so hard

    haha, I think only that last habit could be construed as somewhat adorable!
    I witnessed someone getting a fortune that read, "There is a cake waiting for you."

    You'd keep that one if you got it wouldn't you?

    Like a receipt.

    Make sure you got that cake.

    yes, yes I would

    a friend's fortune once read "you will be abducted by an alien." definitely would have kept that one too

  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    oh i also have a habit of tugging on the ends of sleeves on my sweaters. they're all worn out and crappy now.

    because i am apparently 12

  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm starting to develop bad knees because I have such a hard time just sitting normally. I usually have to tuck one leg under me, or cross my legs or something, and it puts too much lateral pressure on them and they hurt a lot of the time now.

    Oh, and I once got a fortune cookie fortune that just said "You will find fortune." Yeah, thanks, asshole.

    you're = you are
    your = belonging to you

    their = belonging to them
    there = not here
    they're = they are
  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Best fortune cookie ever was the one that read "You will be successful in your career."

    I was laid off 3 hours later.

    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."
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    To be fair, zip, it didn't give a timeline.

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