Saturday, September 5, 2009

As You Do

I was talking to my friend the other day and she told me that she went to bed with her hair wet, which she just doesn't do normally. She said "I mean, you just don't go to bed with your hair wet! Just like you never drink more than one pop a day." She mentioned it totally matter of factly, like there was a rule book somewhere listing those two rules.

That made me think. I grew up going to bed with wet hair all the time, and while maybe it would be a good thing to have a one pop a day allowance for me, I just love pop (soda, for you non midwesterners) too much. Sometimes the thought of a nice, icy fountain coke is the only thing that can get me out of the house. (I don't drink coffee.)

But there are certainly other things that I do just because well...that's what you do. Or don't do, as the case may be. So I decided to try to catalog my weird things I do for no reason except that that's how I do them.

Don't serve fried porkchops without applesauce as a side.

Never wear an outfit in which the pants and top are the same color, such as denim on denim or a tan shirt with khaki pants.

Change shoes if your pants bunch up on top of them.

Never order from the lunch or dinner menu at IHOP.

Fresh or maraschino cherries = good. Canned cherries = very very bad.

When on a cruise, always order seconds.

Never eat a meal when the main course and side dishes are the same color.

Food cannot touch other food on a plate, except in cases where the food should touch, like beef & noodles with potatoes.

Those are just a few of my own personal rules I just can't break that I can think of off the top of my head. It's funny how these little habits can be almost impossible to break!

What are some of the things that you do or don't do just because that's how you do it?
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