Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Some Quirks

When I'm at home and have nowhere to go, I wear sweatpants over shorts 75% of the time.

I always have two kinds of cereal in my kitchen at a time. I alternate each morning, or combine them.

I own a trillion t-shirts from various sports teams/events in middle and high school, and they all still fit. I could probably wear a new t-shirt every day for months without having to do laundry (never tested that theory, don't worry.)

Between all my meds and supplements and stuff, I currently take 8 pills a day (not including Tylenol etc. for headaches and stuff like that). My roommate jokes that we should get me one of those weekly pill container things that old people have. Not amused, Roomie.

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Pretty much every New Year's as far back as I can remember, I've made the resolution to stop biting my nails. Obviously, it hasn't worked.

For a couple months this summer, I was using over ten prescription eye drops per day (not including artificial tears, which I use CONSTANTLY). Steroids, antibiotics, antihistamines, anti-inflammatories—you name it, it was going in my eyes. I've since gotten a new doctor who cut me down to three, and my eyes have actually been feeling better recently.

It sucks to have so many eye problems, but I'm actually really proud of the fact that I can put in eye drops anywhere. No mirror required. I can even put in drops while driving (super dangerous, I KNOW). If you get squeamish about seeing people touching eyeballs and stuff, we probably can't be friends in real life.

I drink vast amounts of water. I also pee a lot.

I've never been stung by a bee.

Speaking of bugs, we have a fruit fly problem in our apartments. Any tips?

My brother has discovered that a great way to chat up the girls at work is by asking their advice on birthday or Christmas presents for me. They turn to "jelly," I'm told, when he talks about getting something nice for his little sister. Thus, in the last few years, I've gotten shoes, a wallet, earrings, and a Tiffany's ring out of him.


  1. Love this post. I related to a lot of these, too. No idea how I manage to pee so much but still stay so damn thirsty. Silly body.

    You can make a little trap for fruit flies by putting a piece of fruit (the riper the better) in a jar or bowl, add vinegar, then cover it with saran wrap and poke some (very small) holes in it with a fork. They won't be able to resist the fruit but the saran wrap and vinegar make a little death trap. [insert evil laugh here].

  2. By the way props to your brother for not just using you as a chat-up tool, but actually following through on buying you stuff! ;)


    This works so, so well!

    Also, love the brother anecdote. Adorable. I ask my boyf for advice on what to buy my brother but it's always things my parents would kill me for [weapons, shot glasses...] haha.

  4. Great list! Good that your eyes have been doing better! Fingers crossed that it continues! I agree with Cammy about the fruit flies, I generally just do the fruit thing too. Great story about your brother! He seems to have it all figured out with the dating game AND presents for you, good strategy!