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8.28.2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY | EMBRACING THE WEIRDNESS

Can I tell you a secret? Okay, here it goes. I love Throwback Thursday. And since today is Thursday, I'm bringing back an old post. There are a lot of new faces around here these days and I really don't want you to get the impression that I'm totally normal (because it's so not true), so I'm sharing this post again with you. Last year, a friend told me I should share my weirdness with you all. She obviously knows me well enough to know I wouldn't be offended that she discovered how weird I am.

Honestly, "You are so weird. I love you." is a common statement for me to hear from my friends. It's not like I try to hide it. I've embraced the weirdness, the awkwardness, and the overall craziness that is called Meg. #YOLO ;)



// I like to go into Target and put on superhero masks //

1 | Sometimes I talk like Marcel the shell. My best friend pointed it out once. It's just a word or a phrase where I catch Marcel's monotone, croaky snail voice.

2 | I am a complete nerd. I love shows like Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Merlin. BBC for the win! And I heart all things Narnia, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings. Nerds unite! ;)

3 | I like eating goldfish and m&ms together for a snack. Some people are super grossed out by that, but it's the perfect sweet & salty mix!! So don't be hatin'.

4 | I only wash my hair twice a week. This just got real, y'all. My hair doesn't get dirty/show dirt very quickly. Plus, it takes too much time to fix, so less is better in this case. Please still be my friend?

5 | I turn into a 2 year old after 9pm. It just happens. The day is coming to a close and I turn into a hyper/exhausted toddler. It's about as crazy as I get in life.

6 | I am 26 years old and still terrified of the dark. When I'm coming home late at night and have to turn off the basement lights before heading upstairs, I flip the switch off and bolt up the stairs as fast as possible. The burglar that has obviously been waiting in my house for HOURS could get me!

7 | Speaking of being terrified, I'm also still scared of someone hiding under my bed or in my closet. I blame this on my brother and my mom growing up. My mom LOVES scaring people. After she and my dad got married, my mom would hide in tiny corners of their apartment and scare the living daylights out of my dad when he came home from work (he's super jumpy.) He finally had to ask her to stop...so when they had kids, my mom passed the scaring jobs off to my brother and myself. I can't tell you how many times my brother hid under my bed and would reach out and grab my foot as I was about to hop under the covers. Seriously traumatizing. I've been in therapy for years...

8 | I laugh at the most inappropriate times. I think laughter is my coping mechanism. A friend told me once that it's how I mask my pain, which is pretty accurate. But I almost always laugh in awkward situations and sad ones...not because i'm not sympathetic...i'm actually very sympathetic, but sometimes my first reaction is to laugh because I don't know what else to do! Gosh, I'm so awkward.

9 | Sometimes I like to run up and down the Christmas aisles at Hobby Lobby while quoting lines from Elf. What? You don't do that? You have not lived.

10 | I wear my emotions on my face. I have been told that I have the greatest facial expressions of all time...and by greatest, I do not mean "cutest" or "most attractive." Think jennifer lawrence but way less adorable...hey, at least it's entertaining! ;)

Weeeeell, that's all you get for now! Can't be telling you all my weirdness at once or you may never come back! Muahahahaha.

SO WHAT ABOUT YOU? WHAT MAKES YOU WEIRD?

29 comments:

meg pitts said...

The Hubs makes fun of me because I have every light on in the house most of the time.... can't be having any creepy dark spots for things to hide in!! Ha! Oh... and the under the bed thing.... I STILL can't let anything hang off the bed at night... a leg or a hand... it might get snatched.

Sarah Potts said...

These are so great!! Especially running up & down Christmas aisles quoting Elf - such a great movie :)

Katelin said...

Love your list! I turn into a hyper 2 year old when I'm overtired...I really freaked out my friends in college the first time it happened. ;p

Robyn Black said...

there IS something hiding under the bed! don't know if i'll ever get over that one! :)
and high five for inappropriate timed laughter! i just can't hold it in!

Amy said...

i said it then - i'll say it now.
we are twins...i literally agree and relate with every single thing (minus the elf thing, i normally do that with hocus pocus quotes during halloween)

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

I was looking at your facebook pictures and kept thinking how much I love your hair! And I'm kind of jealous you only have to wash it twice a week. Also, we're the same person.

Ash @ The Nashvillian said...

Don't worry, I'm totally still scared of the dark too. haha.

Susannah said...

#2 and #4 are totally me too! Dr Who FTW! ;-)

Chelsea said...

#3! Me too!!

Emily Abernathy said...

I only wash my hair twice a week too!! Nothing wrong with that - it's acutally better for your hair! I'm glad I'm not alone. :)

Christina Main said...

I am all about 4,5, and 6! Holy cow. right there with you.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Haha! Twins!

Megan McIlvaine said...

You are not alone!! It is totally better for your hair!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Amen. ;)

Megan McIlvaine said...

I know it. And you love me for it. ;)

Megan McIlvaine said...

Hooray!!! I'm not alone!

Megan McIlvaine said...

OMG, yes. Have you seen any of the new season? I haven't. :(

Megan McIlvaine said...

Whew. Seriously, I don't know if that fear will ever go away!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Haha!! I love that you stalk me on Facebook. Confession: I stalk you too...but you already know that. ;) #besties

Megan McIlvaine said...

Twins for life!
Hahaha that is great...hocus pocus. Sometimes I sing songs in the greeting card isle if I'm with a friend.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Gosh, so glad I'm not crazy! ;)
And yes, oh man. I laugh at all the wrong times. Oops.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Hahahaha. I just get to this point where I am so loopy and feel CRAZY.

Megan McIlvaine said...

It is the best!! Gosh...I want to watch it right now. Haha!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh my goodness, yes!! Sometimes I still hop in bed from far enough away so a hand can't reach out and grab me!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

fo sho!

Susannah said...

Yeah, I watched the first episode with the new doctor and I don't know yet how I feel about him. I LOVED the relationship Amy and Matt Smith had, though, so I don't know if anyone cal live up to that.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh man. Amy and 11 were my favorite. I was totally against Clara at first because I missed Amy so much. I can't wait to see the new season, but I'm nervous I may not love it as much!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

yous a weirdo.

Sweet Little Ones said...

I'm pretty sure we're related because this describes me exactly!! Being weird and nerdy is the best :)
Katie @ Sweet Little Ones