A Few Weird Habits of Mine

I feel fairly confident in stating that everybody has at least one or two habits that are downright odd; habits weird enough that you notice them, or habits that you have which you don’t notice until some other person points them out to you. But, nonetheless, they’re weird and, possibly, a little messed up (in a sense of the word). I felt like I’d share some of my weird habits because I find them hilarious most days — and who doesn’t like hearing about other peoples’ weirdness?

  1. I make a (sort of) dripping water/popping sound with my lips. Literally, I take my lips, purse them, and release the pressure that’s been built up between them. Some times I’ll do it slowly, or softly, so it sounds like dripping water. Other times I’ll hold my pursed lips for a moment and make a loud popping noise. I’ve caught myself doing it rapid-fire when I’m sitting on my couch, bored out of my mind, or when I’m doing school work, or writing. I don’t think about it, either, until it bothers me. Yes, you read that right, my own habit ends up bothering me if I do it for too long. Strange?
  2. This habit goes along with the popping I do with my lips: flicking my tongue. Imagine a snake, with its forked tongue hissing at you while you watch from the opposite side of the glass at a zoo, or at a pet store, and do that with your tongue (if, for some reason, you actually did the action instead of just picturing it, welcome to my world…). Well that’s what I do every day. I’m not sure why. I know, usually people do that when food or drink is spicy, or hot, and that’s normal, but I do it all the time. It’s like I think I’m a snake or something. I don’t get it, honestly. The speed at which I move my tongue scares me, too, because it’s not a slow ‘oh hey my tongue is going up and down’ sort of motion — no, it’s more of a ‘I’m a demon, I’m going to eat your soul’ sort of motion. This habit of mine bothers the living crap out of my girlfriend and my parents. They all say it’s downright creepy and honestly I agree with them — but I do it any way! (ha!)
  3. Blowing into my hands — even when it’s not cold. I do this because I like how it feels on my skin. Usually I’ll rub my hands together after blowing into them, too. I don’t know why I rub them together, but I do. So yeah, that’s number three. I’m not sure what else to say about this one other than the fact that people usually don’t blow into their hands unless they need feeling in them. Right? Well, I do it any way.

If I could think of more weird habits of mine I’d share them, but in my own head I feel like the rest of what I do is pretty normal throughout life. People tap their fingers on surfaces, they jam out to music even when nobody else can hear it because they’re wearing headphones, they mess with certain aspects of their body (like hair, fingers, and legs, etc), and all of that is what we consider normal. But that’s about it for me. I’m weird in my own way and, personally, I like it.

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