Thursday, July 06, 2006

My Secret Habit

Remember that episode of Sex and the City where Charlotte reveals to the rest of the gals that she likes to take a hand mirror and stare at her pores for hours? And Carrie likes to stand in her kitchen, eating carefully stacked saltines with grape jelly while reading fashion magazines. Actually, I might try that. No, not the reading fashion magazine in the kitchen part, but the saltines and grape jelly. Mmmmm....salty with sweet. Then, Miranda liked to put on Vaseline on her hands, put gloves over them and then sit down and watch infomercials. I'm sorry, but that sounds icky to me. I'm sure your hands are amazingly soft afterwards, but I hate the greasy feeling of Vaseline. I can't remember what Samantha's "Secret Single Behavior" ("SSB") was. But I'm sure it was something as equally crazy as the other girls' habits.

Having lived alone for the past 5 years and being single, I probably have a large collection of SSBs. Most of them have never been exposed to an outsider, and if they are, it's usually because I don't give a shit anymore what someone else thinks. I'm not going to reveal all my SSBs here, but I will admit to one that shows what a dork I am. One of the things that I like to do is take my tennis racquet and stare at the strings and study all the little crevices that I've made from whacking at the ball after long hours on the court. I love seeing where my strings are about to break and moving apart the strings to see the actual indentations. It's so soothing.

I'm sure there are probably a million other crazy things that I do that I don't even realize. Who knows what I or someone else will eventually discover.

6 comments:

GrooveTheory said...

My SSB ... hmmmm ... I have numerous as well, but the only one I can think of is ... before I go to bed, and right after I take a shower, I would spray Secret Spring Breeze deodorant, and sleep with my nose in my armpit. Gross huh?! HAHAHAHA!! I guess I like the smell of powder.

marshmallow said...

i am pretty sure i still have a lot of my SSBs even though i'm married!!!

tim said...

I like to take my racquet and practice my form. I think I get it from my Dad who likes to practice his golf swing.

Anonymous said...

you've never had saltines and grape jelly! that would be right up there with peanutbutter and fluff, and well as cashews on a banana....

teahouse said...

Heh..I do that with my tennis racquet, too. And you've seen Lleyton Hewitt..he does that after every point, and in public!

Anonymous said...

i pick my nose and eat my boogers.

okay i'm kidding. that was gross.

i like to dry myself in front of a fan after i shower. it's so much better than a towel. okay there. i'm a freak now.