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What is your strangest habit?

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by That Announcer, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. robodog Active Member

    I've read a lot on people with depression and their various coping mechanisms and the stuffed animal thing comes up a lot.
    I don't particularly care for plush animals myself. Mostly what I carry are robotic dogs. Things like the FurReal Friends Dogs or WowWee's Alive dogs. My absolute favorite is Hasbro's latest FurReal dog, Cookie. The dog in my avatar. Despite them running for about $50-$60 depending on where you buy them I own two and plan on buying several more. I've had pretty much every robotic dog on the market, though back in the early 00's I was collecting robotic pets in general and wasn't limiting my collection to species. I had about 60 Furbys at one point. I sold most of my robotic pets several years ago but the only ones I really miss are the Poo-Chis and the other robot dogs I had. I only started collecting robot dogs and just robot dogs around last Christmas. I found they work great for the depression. Better than anything else I've tried.
  2. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Uh...something you need to tell the rest of us, Snowth? :concern:

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  3. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, I know at least Ed can back me up on this one, but yeah, I've found occasionally putting Clausen pickle slices on a peanut butter sandwich rather tasty combination.

    And no, I'm not pregnant... though I DID once have a dream where I actually was, and people were being all, "Oh, congratulations", and everything, and I was like, 'DON'T CONGRATULATE ME! I CAN'T BE PREGNANT, I'M A MAN!"
  4. Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    I just realized I was doing one while reading this, I chew on my fingers.

    There's something strangely amusing about that
  5. dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I can't write without:
    1. paper
    2. pen
  6. dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Regarding ketchup habits, i tend to drown potato chips in ketchup...unless it's Lays i usually don't like eating chips without ketchup. As a kid i used to have a big bowl of ketchup to dip chips in and then when finished, i'd lick the bowl clean of the remaining ketchup.

    My weird sleep habit is i can't sleep without a fan. Not even so much for the breeze (though that helps too...especially in Phoenix) but i need the constant whir to break up the total silence otherwise i'll go crazy trying to sleep. In fact even beyond the fan, i find that when i'm lieing down to go to sleep is when my brain is the most active since it's not otherwise occupied and i'll just think of all sorts of random things as i'm waiting to fall asleep so in addition to the fan, if i actually want to fall asleep quickly and get a good night's sleep, i'll listen to music and depending on how tired i am can usually be out somewhere between the third and fifth song.

    When i get a new cd from one of my fave artists, i'll tend to only listen to one or two new tracks a day instead of devouring it all at once, savoring each new song and making it a quasi Advent calendar type experience.
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  7. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    i think I mentioned that myself about six pages ago. ;)
  8. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    No fan=no sleep for Sarge :p
  9. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Hear, hear! I MUST have a steady sound in the background. Fans work...so do aquarium air pumps/filters, as long as they're quiet. I always thought (geek alert!) that the plasma coils in the engine room of the Enterprise on ST:NG would be an awesome sound to sleep to...

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  10. Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    I would hazard a guess that somewhere out there, there's a device that plays that noise. The sounds of the Tartus would be cool too.
  11. dwmckim Well-Known Member

    ...or Moya noises from Farscape...
  12. RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    You too? Not the ketchup thing. Ick. You remind me of my brother, with his mustard-on-scrambled eggs thing, LOL.

    My doctor keeps getting onto me about asthma and bedroom fans, but I need them. The sound thing really doesn't work for me. I tried using sound machines (rain, crickets, etc). Lately though, it's like it makes the fact my brain doesn't care and continues having some sort of electrical storm in my head. It's hours before I can sleep, sometimes even with sleeping pills.

    Hm ... habits ... habits ... well, I've gotten to the point where I really can't sleep well without my Labs in bed, LOL. I have to put my pants on before my shirt (I hate having to take my shirt out). The fastest way to get on my bad list is to pressure me to try new foods (bad childhood memories). I try new stuff by simply trying out variants of what I already eat. I am NOT disorganized ... I just have a very flexible sense of organization, LOL.
  13. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Going back to sleeping and ketchup habits, here';s a couple more of my strange habits that pertain to those subjects...

    1. I absolutely, cannot sleep in socks... I can't... and what's ironic is that I actually love socks (don't ask me why, I just do), I would even wear socks with sandals despite being socially unacceptable, and during wintertime, my floors are so cold I'll wear like three or four pairs at once... but in bed, I just can't wear socks when I sleep, between the sheets and the covers and everything, my feet feel like thy're smothering... no matter how cold it may get in winter, I always take my socks off before I go to sleep.

    2. I actually like ketchup on porkchops. Yeah... *shrug*
  14. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I can only eat porkchops drowned in ketchup. I dont really like pork, except bacon. Heck, the only way I can eat ham is if its drowned in ketchup
  15. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Pork isn't my favorite meat either, but like you, I do like the occasional porkchop or bacon... we eat ham at Christmas, which is good, tastes much better than like lunchmeat ham you get at delis... and actually, from time to time, I like barbecued ribs.
  16. Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Here's one I've never been able to figure out. Maybe someone can help me here...

    Whenever I see a fan - that is, a ceiling fan, bedside fan, oscillating fan, any kind of fan - I have this unnatural urge to say "good boy," as if I'm talking to a dog.

    I have absolutely no idea what this is.
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  17. robodog Active Member

    Actually I'm the same way regarding pork. I can eat bacon, but I hate pork chops or ribs. Sometimes I can eat ham but only rarely. For Christmas and Thanksgiving it's gotta be turkey.
  18. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    I don't either, but frog that's funny as heck! Do they remind you of the classic "His Master's Voice" painting, with the dog listening to the old gramophone?
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  19. Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I don't even KNOW that painting! I tellya, there's somethin' fishy goin' on.
  20. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Back on ketchup AGAIN, not so sure this is a "habit" so much as it is a quirk, but I can basically ate any kind of tomato-based product: ketchup, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, tomato soup, etc... but I can't eat actual tomatoes... they taste nasty to me, :laugh:

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