Odd thoughts, quirky ramblings, random pictures, and the latest in quirky finds from across the web, QJ has a little something for everyone.

View Blogger Profile

I'm posting mostly over at Quirky Cookery right now, where I play with my food and teach you to have fun with it, too. Come check me out?

The ABCs of QuirkyJessi--Who Is She?

So we're officially over the hump of NaBloPoMo. So far, I've posted mainly short topics, both in an attempt in an attempt not to get bored/stressed by this and to keep people's interests....because most of your randomizers want quick fixes and move to the next blog.

I've had this blog for over a year now and have yet to really talk about myself. To be honest, up until just now, I had every intention of keeping it that way. I have separate identities across the web and although I don't explicitly try to hide them from one another, I don't make it a point to connect the dots either.

It's 4:30 a.m. and I should obviously be sleeping. After tossing and turning for an hour, though, I decided to get up and go through some blogs instead. Why waste my time if it was apparent I wasn't falling asleep, right? I figured I'd quickly get drowsy again and shut my laptop before finishing the journey.

Boy was I wrong.

Instead, I landed on Momisodes' blog and found myself staring at yet another meme. This one caught my attention, though. I still can't put my finger on what it was about it that made me actually skim it for more than 5 seconds, but it did. There's nothing unusual about it--just another chain-letter-in-disguise-reformatted-for-blog-addictees, instructing those who are 'tagged' to write any number of things that have been seen a million times in other memes.

But it was different, wasn't it?

Otherwise, why would I be here during the wee hours of the morning, suddenly wide awake, and getting ready to spend another hour typing up something that most people won't read. After all, you guys want quick fixes.

So after a long year of semi-anonymous blogging, I've decided to tell people a bit about the person behind the name. And if the above babble wasn't enough to convince you of my random irrational reasoning....then I'll just loosely blame it on Sandy, saying that she 'made' me do it. She "tagged" everyone who read the post, so I just had to do it. She even said that she watches who visits the blog and she'd been lurking here soon. So, um, that's a threat, right? Gotta do what I can to avoid the wrath that what surely occur if I didn't heed her warnings. It's like when the chain letters say you'll have bad luck for a year.....yeah, I don't want that, hehe.

(But for the record, I have *never* forwarded an email that even closely resembles a chain letter with horrendous side effects attached. Those things drive me crazy! And memes get rather annoying, too, but this is for a good cause, so bear with me!)

(Now I remember why I write much shorter posts now. When I first started blogging, I was in a phase where I would write between the hours of 3 and 7 in the morning. That's when I tend to ramble, no matter how awake I am.)

Okay, so yeah, right. This is going to be a long enough post as it is without all this rambling. Gah! Onto the rules:

Rules: List a word that describes you for every letter of the alphabet. Offer as much or as little explanation as you wish. Please keep the words positive (for example, don’t use “fat” for F or “lame” for L), and feel free to get creative. Tag as many or as few people as you wish.
A: Ambitious--I always have tons of short and long term goals and work quite hard to accomplish them. I don't expect to "make it big" or become the best at everything, but I've done a pretty good job so far and will continue to work my butt off to succeed at the things I work toward.

B: Busy--Oh boy am I ever busy. My high school friends used to tease me that I was going to have a heart attack by the time I was 21 and would hit my midlife crisis at 25. I used to be such a workaholic and now I'm, well, okay, so I'm still quite the workaholic, but on different things. I only work one job now (instead of 3), and just have several projects going at any one given time.

C: Crazy!--Self-explanatory. Extra tidbit--my first license plate was "CrazyJ 1" because everyone thought I was absolutely nuts on so many levels. I still am, I think. I have some odd habits and phases I go through, too, so it's apparent.

D: Dangerous, Daring, Dirty, Ditsy? Nah, we'll go with Daughter of an amazing mom--Seriously, I couldn't ask for a better one and I don't think I've ever told her that specifically. She knows I think she's great and she's one of my best friends, but words can never express how much she's appreciated.

E: English expert--The English language is pretty screwed up, but somehow, I have a knack for it. You won't see it in this blog really, because I intentionally loosen up my own rules so that it feels more conversational around here and less formal....but if you had me an article or essay to edit, I'll tear it apart with all those rules you never knew existed and will wish didn't exist after I'm done. I'll be nice about it, of course, and in fact, I'll even leave some mistakes, just so it doesn't seem so harsh, but I can pick them up with ease. It's scary sometimes.

F: Fan of chocolate--I used 'crazy' for C, so gotta add it here. I don't eat chocolate often...I don't even crave it much....but I make it clear to most people that I like chocolate and will exaggerate my obsession with hit. Hey, the stuff is good!

G: Giggle-worthy--Hehe. You'll see me use this phrase around here quite often, along with quirky-worthy.

H: Happy--I'm a generally happy person. I was brought up to believe that I have control over myself. I definitely have fits of emotion outside of 'happy' and I'm not one of those overly happy people that are oblivious to the world....but I do my best to keep a positive outlook and take advantage of good moments to enjoy happiness.

I: Indecisive--When it comes to big decisions, I have no problem weighing the options and deciding on the best choice. When it comes to the smaller stuff, though, I have a bad habit of not being able to choose the simplest things. Don't ask me what I want for dinner, what my favorite song is, or what I want to do tonight. I'm more likely to tell you what I don't want/like/need, and leave the rest up to you. Side-note---I'm really struggling with choosing which words to use for which letters, but my ambitious side has made a goal to resist the urge to choose more than one word for each letter, hehe.

J: Jessi!--That's what the majority of people refer to me as now, but I didn't choose the shortened form myself. I also respond to variations of Jen/Jenny/Jennifer, too, because those who can't remember my name, have a 99% chance of calling me one of those. It's never bothered me much, but it's certainly become an adopted nickname, heh.

K: Kitty cats--(Doesn't that make me sound like a third grader?) I've always had a soft spot for cats, although I'm an animal lover, in general. It's not uncommon for me to take on the persona (ironic use, heh) of kitties, too, but I won't give too many details for fear or being deemed crazy. Oh wait....I already did that myself. Nevermind. ;-)

L: Laughable--I love to laugh and I love to make others laugh. It's part of being happy and I truly enjoy seeing others smile...and a laugh is even bigger, so I love it!

M: Make--Okay, I wasn't sure how to word that, so we'll just leave it with one word. I enjoy making things....whether it be Christmas gifts or home cooking meals from scratch. Because I'm so busy, I don't really put that into practice as much as I'd like, but it's still something I enjoy.

N: Naive-breaker--Again, not sure how to make it work, so we'll leave it. I have prejudice against naive people, however, I have no problem bursting their little bubbles and telling it how it is. Sometimes I do it carefully, but other times, I'll be as blunt as possible and really put them into shock....and for those who I choose to do the later, they always appreciate it in the end.

O: O-H....I-O!--For those who get this, great. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, no, I wasn't born and raised in Ohio. I do, however, attend school there currently and was brain-washed to yell I-O every time I hear O-H.

P: Procrastinator--I'm stealing Momisode's here. I put things off till the last minute, no matter how much I try to plan it out to do it sooner. I have a 20 page Lit Review due Monday and I'm sitting here at 5:15 a.m. blogging. What gives? Lol. Also, I'm getting my degree in journalism, which is pathetically ironic considering I'll be expected to hit deadlines on a daily/weekly basis. It's just another one of those incidences where I'm doing something that pushes me further than what my procrastinating side would like, heh.

Q: Quirky!--Okay, so you can't tell me you didn't see this one coming. I have so many little quirks that I could probably go through these ABCs with a list of quirky things about myself alone. Maybe that's what I should've done. Hmmm.

R: Responsible--I think I took on a greater sense of responsibility at birth. Yes, it was me who brought myself into this world and not my mother's pushing, heh. I've always taken on more than was expected of me and I've enjoyed every moment of it.

S: State-hopper--I've never lived anywhere incredibly interesting, but I've never lived in a place more than 3 years. In fact, it seems that we moved 'every' 3 years with the exception of once or twice when I was growing up. I'll have been here for 3 years next Fall and plan to move after that, too. Old habits die hard, I guess, but I love the experience! It's certainly not for everyone and I do plan to settle down into one spot later one....I don't want my kids to do that kind of hopping....but for now, I wouldn't have changed all the moving.

T: Trustworthy--Stealing Momisode's again. There aren't many people who I would confide in, but everyone seems to confide in me. People know almost immediately that I can be trusted...and I can be...with anything.

U: Understanding--And again with the word theft. This fits me, also. I may not always understand the way a person wants me to (they may want me to sympathize with them, while I choose to understand 'why' they want that sympathy and respond in a way I think is beneficial)....but I always do my best to put myself in others' shoes and take things into consideration.

V: Versatile--Tell me what you need, and I'll make it work. I take on numerous different roles on a daily basis and have no problem switching to coordinate with what's expected of me. I can't make everyone happy and I won't try to, to say the least (that'd be sure to have me taken advantage of...no thanks). Being chameleon-like works to my advantage (and others') more often than not, though.

W: Why-asker--I like to ask the question "why?" even when it's not necessarily needed or when I already know the answer. I want to know people's opinions and I enjoy delving into their minds. Asking "why?" can do so much....

X: X-rated--Okay, this is the last word theft of the night, lol. I wouldn't have chosen the word on my own, but because she said it first, I'll go with it. Select portions are x-rated...but I keep my identities semi-separate, so that's okay, right? Hehe.

Y: Yaarrrr! dater--I associate my boyfriend with pirates, and therefore, 'yaarrrr' has special significance to me, lol. Don't ask. Seriously, you'd regret it.

Z: Zapatos-freer--I had to come up with a word other than 'zany' or 'zoo', so zapatos it is. And that's Spanish for shoes, if you didn't know. And by 'freer', I mean, I was instructed not to use negative connotations, so I'm saying I like to 'free' shoes....and by that I mean, I hate wearing them, lol. I would much rather be barefooted and will instantly slip off my shoes whenever possible (this means class, work, as soon as I sit down in a car (I won't drive with shoes on), any time I'm sitting). This poses a problem when winter hits because I wear boots and not something that's more easily slipped off--but I will still remove them as soon as I get home, when I start to drive, and will even occasionally unzip them while in class, at work, etc, just so I can slip my foot up out of them partially without it being obvious I'm taking them off, lol.

Okay, so that's it. And here is my list of words that were synonymous with "quirky" and "crazy" that I forced myself not to repeatedly use in the ABCs. Yes, I'm that out-there that people often describe me as such on a daily basis. Anywho, here ya go:

Cracked up
Eccentric (I actually used this one and then changed it)
Nuts/Nut case

And I'm sure there were others, lol. So it's almost 6 a.m.....and my alarm is set for 10. Sounds perfect! Good night guys!

1 comments so far. What are your thoughts?
Anonymous said...

Hi Quirky Jessi I found the link to your blog on blogger talk under the you know your addicted to blogging subject. I actually enjoy a nice long post. Isn't interesting how much you can find to say when the rest of the world is tucked away snug? I'm afarid I can't sympathize with you about waking up at 4:30 am. You see all my days star at 4:30 and end around 10:00 pm if I'm lucky.I know this is a shameless plug but the next time you can't sleep maybe you would like to vis my blog


It's just me ranting and raving about stuff that makes me rant and rave,but who knows maybe it will cure your insomnia or rev you up to take on the world.
Oh and one day we'll discuss the problem with english cuz I gotta whole lotta issues with it.


Related Posts with Thumbnails
Clicky Web Analytics