Top Three Thursday: Yes – I am Quirky!

Each week, The (Un)Experienced Mom will pick a category, then ask you to share your Top 3 thoughts on it. We hope you’ll play along with us!

This week, we want to know…

What are your Top 3 quirks?

First of all – – I am with this one person that had to really get down to the definition of quirk….

According to, this is what they list as the meaning of “Quirk” :  
noun 1. a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism: He is full of strange quirks.  
2. a shift, subterfuge, or evasion; quibble.  
3. a sudden twist or turn: He lost his money by a quirk of fate.  
4. a flourish or showy stroke, as in writing.  
5. Architecture. a. an acute angle or channel, as one dividing two parts of a molding or one dividing a flush bead from the adjoining surfaces.  
b. an area taken from a larger area, as a room or a plot of ground.  
c. an enclosure for this area.  
6. Obsolete. a clever or witty remark; quip.  
–adjective 7. formed with a quirk or channel, as a molding.

Now with that in mind, just like in an interview we may want to make the quirk an actual “good thing” that makes US sale-able….  but I prefer to be honest….

My top quirks: 
1. I fall asleep to the TV — sitting on the couch, watching a good movie or a show that we are following (our latest is LOST – but we watch them all from the start – season 1 and it is AWESOME!).  My head bobs, and then I am OUT like a light.  Then the denial comes in — “no honey – I am awake, please can we keep watching it” — and out again.  I fall asleep and I hate to admit it, like it is some form of defeat or something.  I end up watching the end of the episode alone or worse yet – Steve has to watch it all over and we have to figure out where I can’t remember anything to get where I fell asleep – which is usually much earlier than when I nod off.  🙁

2. Jackets – I love jackets.  Not sure if this is a quirk or an obsession.  Some people love shoes, hand bags….  I have a jacket for almost every latest marathon (since I had enough money and can afford to buy them) “expensive” once of a lifetime marathon jacket.  Yet we all know it won’t be my last marathon since I have run 23 of them and plan on running more.  The flashier the better, as it is a way of “bragging” that I DID IT without having to say a word.  My fave jackets are the Boston marathon since not many people have them and it is the Grandy Daddy Olympics of marathons!  I have 4 Boston Marathon jackets (actually bought this year’s early so I could be assured my size!) and approximately 4 others along with the plain running jackets in the closet.  My biggest brag jacket is the 2002 Boston marathon jacket because I ran it 6 months post partum and well — that says it all.  🙂

3. I can’t sit still.  I have to keep moving….  I need to run / exercise / get outside every day.  Running is an obsession, but the fact that I can’t get through the day without some type of activity may be a quirk in my mind.  Relaxation is tough for me.  Sitting still, not blogging, taking time for the massage chair, etc…..  My mind races thinking of all the things I need to get done each morning. I am a morning person (obviously if I am out like a light at night!)  Laundry, housework, cleaning the car, the yard, putting things away…. my family calls me the “mover”.  Hopefully everyone can figure out where I have put everything.  In the meantime….  let’s go!  🙂

Make sure to check out what everyone else has quirks about at the above link (Top 3) and leave a comment if you’ve stopped by. I love getting them and I’ll come return the favor!  Thanks for dropping in! 

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About Nancy

Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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