Found this one on schmeebot, and couldn’t resist. I mean, in a busy weekend of Information Organization seminars and four-hour-round-trip commutes, why not?
- I am obsessed with symmetrical patterns/grids. When I see one – window panes, checkerboards, things like that – in my head, I trace the lines over and over. I count the columns and rows, establishing number patterns – 3 across, 4 down, twelve.
- I despise most condiments passionately. I will not eat anything that has been touched by ketchup, mayonnaise, or mustard.
- I can’t fall asleep lying on my right side.
- I love touching the pads on cats’ feet, if they will allow me to do so.
- I have a tendency to drop my articles when speaking or writing quickly – the, a, an, and so forth. Although I know the correct grammatical form, I often overlook it – it seems rather superfluous to me, on some subconscious level. In my first upper-division history writing class in college, my professor asked me if my first language was a Slavic one, since she had noticed this tendency in her Eastern European students. Hmmm, no, but since my mom’s first language was Russian, I suspect I may have picked it up in early childhood.
And now it’s your turn. Come on, play along!