Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stranger Than Fiction?

A comment on yesterday's post got me thinking:

Suzette Saxton said...
My son and I both have strange effects on electronic appliances, including computers. My laptop and I have a truce - I promise not to touch it when I am angry or upset. What's your mood/energy like when you are on these street cars?

LOL. Usually I'm not in the best mood, since I'm on my way to work. It does provide me with forty minutes of reading or writing time, though, which is nice.

Here's what I was thinking: Most people might think Suzette's laptop truce is weird, the stuff of fiction--until they examine their own life. Everyone's got some idiosyncrasy.

What's yours?

I'll go first. Okay not only can I still... wait. *grunt* *stretch* *groan* Awwright. Yeah STILL touch my elbows together behind my back, I also have a weird knack for being under timed streetlights just when they go off. Like, noticeably often, so that various people have commented on it.

Which is why I always thought I was a witch.

I'm obviously not, so I guess that's why I like to live vicariously through my characters, like Evie. ;)

Stranger than fiction.

(Oh, don't forget to stop by Roni's at Fiction Groupie for another Beta Club crit!)


Tamika: said...

Too funny! I'll have to pay close attention from now on to my own quirks.


Elana Johnson said...

Hmm... I don't know. Light bulbs don't pop or anything when I'm around. I'll have to think about this one.

Abby Annis said...

You're so funny! :D

I don't know about electronics. I usually do okay with those. I constantly find myself putting things in neat little rows without thinking about it. Does that count? Or is that just a symptom of some undiagnosed mental disorder? ;)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I obviously have ATTITUDE when it come to technology. And electronic devices know it. They look for any opportunity to mess with me. I need therapy for an attitude adjustment, or I perhaps I can learn how to cloak my attitude so they don't see me coming. :D

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I have a special gift for losing things. If I touch it, it will become lost. My sister and my husband call it "Shannon Organization". If something is missing they say, "Shannon must have organized it." :-)

Voidwalker said...

I have this strange thing with Deja Vu, where I can have elongated sessions of Deja Vu. Sometimes I know what is going to happen next and I can act out the scene, or try to change it. It's very odd and has kept my interest in Deja Vu at an all time high. I'm actually writing a book called "In Eyes of Jade" which explains the reason behind Deja Vu... It's a YA Paranormal.

Karen Denise said...

You are too funny! I have a weird knack of shocking people when I touch them in the winter. I know everyone can create static electricity when they rub their feet on carpet but my static goes beyond that. I've actually seen a blue spark come off my finger when I touched my car door. So maybe, Tere, when you use your powers to shut off a streetlight, I can touch it and turn it back on! We can be like some lame Wonder Twins!

L.T. Elliot said...

That's wild about Suzette with the laptops and you with the trolley. I can't think of anything like that for me but I do have a wicked sixth sense.

Tere Kirkland said...

Good to know who the other freaks are, lol!

Karen, that would be awesome. We should start making costumes now. ;)