1. When I am intently listening to someone speaking my fingers often start typing out the words I hear. This habit started when I took a speed typing class in college and had to type as the person spoke. It drives my husband crazy and I don’t usually notice I am doing it until he puts his hand on mine to stop me or asks what I am typing. Occasionally I do the same thing but with music and my fingers move as if playing the piano. (Odd thing is that my sister "types" also).
2.My neck turns red instantly if I touch it or if clothing irritates it. So if it ever looks as if I have a large red birthmark on my neck most likely I was probably just holding one of the children and they brushed against it or some such thing. My brother-in-law gets a kick out of this so will often poke my neck for the fun of seeing it turn red.
3.I cannot stick my tongue out except maybe a hair past my bottom lip. I guess I am tongue-tied and the doctor had told my Mom when I was a child that they could clip it underneath if it hindered my speech but it didn’t so they left it alone. All it has hindered is that I cannot stick my tongue out at anyone but it is a good conversation piece. The children think it is funny.
4.I enjoy art and cooking often feels like an art project to me where I need to have every piece in its perfect spot. For example I cannot just throw the pepperoni, mushrooms, and black olives on a pizza, I really like to have it evenly spaced with just the right amount of topping in each bite. Thankfully I have children to help me loosen up in this area and I “try” to let them arrange food as they see fit.
5.I am constantly changing my mind and therefore have a hard time deciding on things such as paint colors because I know that in no time at all I will see something that I like better. If I find the "perfect" thing then I usually like it for all-time. But sometimes the "perfect" thing only exists in my mind.
6.I have a problem with clothes that are itchy from tags to seams or certain fabrics. I always feel the seams in the sleeves before I buy a shirt to make sure they are not sticking up too far. I get goose bumps when my husband insists on drying his jeans outside as they get so stiff and the thought of them on my legs makes me cringe. There are a few pictures when I was a child where I am either crying from a lacy dress my Mom had me wear or from a robe with itchy seams so that I stood with my arms straight out with a look of “when can I take it off?” on my face.
7.I have an associate’s degree in the computer field and worked at a computer helpdesk for a number of years. This seems so far removed from who I am now, especially since I am not technically- minded but it was something to do while I waited to get married and have a family. If I had it to do again I would choose a job working with flowers/gardening or interior design.