10 Superstitions, Traditions, and/or Personality Quirks

April 29th, 2008 by Yano

I have no idea why I started doing some of the things that are on this list - maybe things that people told me when I was little that I just never stopped doing. Some are superstitions, some are just little quirky things I do…

  1. I always cross my fingers when passing by a cemetary
  2. When I order fries with my meal at a restaurant, I line up several fries in a queue line to cool off before I eat them
  3. Out family tradition is going to midnight mass on Christmas eve and opening our presents afterwards
  4. Every winter, I push my sister into the snow in front of our house. Several years ago, I hadn’t realized that my father planted a tree in front of the house and that the brick border was hidden under the snow. With that said, my sister still feels pain in her ribs whenever the weather turns bad. I’m such a mean sister.
  5. I always set my alarm 30 minutes before I have to wake up, because I’ll always snooze the alarm - for an hour. Which makes half an hour late for everything
  6. Whenever I travel for work, I wear a locket with a picture of my son Ben in it
  7. All of my comic books have to be bagged and boarded
  8. I cannot have long fingernails. The clackety clack sound they make on my keyboard drives me crazy
  9. I always wear new clothes on New Year’s Eve
  10. I only use Q-Tips, any other kind of cotton swab isn’t good enough for me.

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10 Places You’d Love to Travel To (That You Haven’t Gone to Yet)

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38 Responses to “10 Superstitions, Traditions, and/or Personality Quirks”

  1. Lynda the Holistic Knitter Says:

    Mine’s up here:
    Have a good Tuesday everyone. I look forward to reading some of your answers.

  2. Connie Says:


  3. AbFabGeek Says:

    My first Tuesday Ten, with ten of my mom’s superstitions or Old Wives Sayings.

  4. Hootin' Anni Says:

    I did a 10 on Tuesday this week…it’s been a while, and I loved your choice of subjects for us this week, and wanted to make sure I remembered to do it…….mine’s shared too.

    Oh………and your #8? I SO AGREE with that. And not only the noise they make, long nails look ‘witchy’ to me. rofl

    Drop by, won’t you?
    Happy Tuesday everyone.

  5. Florinda Says:

    Fun topic this week! Here are my quirks.

    Happy Tuesday, y’all!

  6. Steph Says:

    Mine is up and ready to be read! Enjoy!


  7. Mom’s Musings » Blog Archive » Ten Superstitions, Traditions, and/or Personality Quirks Says:

    […] is the prompt provided by Yano for this week’s Ten on Tuesday. I haven’t thought this through, so you will receive these in the order in which they occur […]

  8. Joyce T. Says:

    Yano, this prompt was especially fun. And, I agree with you and Hootin’ Anni on #8. I learned when getting my Food Handlers Permit that those in the food industry aren’t allowed to have the long nails, or else have to wear plastic gloves all the time. There’s a good reason for that that carries over into everyday life. Hmmm . . . Maybe I sense a blog post coming . . . Anyhoo, here’s my 10 on Tuesday:

  9. Nino Says:

    I didn’t think i could think of 10, today… Hey! You and me on #10, Yano… There is no substitute for the Qtip!

    Where You At?!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I enjoyed your list … agree fully with you about ‘long fingernails’ … but am completely opposite when it comes to alarm clocks ;–)

    I’m playing for the 4th time this week … doing ‘double duty’ with Heads or Tails … so you’ll find my ‘quirks’ midway through today’s post at Small Reflections. I hope you’ll stop by as time permits. I look forward to learning about others too.

    Hugs and blessings,

  11. storyteller Says:

    Sigh … I neglected to fill out the top 3 lines in the above comment. I know I prefer to be ‘a nonny mouse’ … but it’s me … ’storyteller’ playing today :–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Lips Of An Angel Says:

    Mine are up. :)

  13. Vashonnte Says:

    Mine is up! 1st one in a few weeks, check it out!

  14. Shannon Says:

    I played! My responses are up:


    I hope to visit everyone’s blogs later! Happy Tuesday!

  15. Lazy Daisy Says:

    This was fun…I found out I have a lot of personal quirks! Who knew!

  16. bumblebootie Says:

    Mine are up too… and I’ve come to the realization that I have OCD… hehehe

  17. cjh Says:

    The comments section hates me. This may show up or not. It may show up 12 times… :o) But I’m up.

  18. storyteller Says:

    They say the 3rd time’s the charm … and I’m HOPING to get it ‘right’ this time. My Small Reflections link in my 1st comment seems to go to the Heads or Tails Mr. Linky … so I clearly needed COFFEE earlier. Let’s see if THIS link can get ya to the correct place … finally! Small Reflections Ten on Tuesday #5 Quirks
    Hugs and blessings,

  19. Yano Says:

    Mine’s up!

  20. Mike Says:

    I’m up. I like to think I’m normal. I’m not so sure.

  21. Mindi Says:

    Mine’s up,took me awhile to think of my quirks,but finally got em,and on the correct day too! =D Happy Tuesday all!

  22. Sandy M Says:

    Mine is up!

  23. Cassie Says:

    Mine are up :)

  24. Deana Hager Says:

    Second time playing along, mine is up!

  25. Erin Says:

    1. If I break a mirror I do believe it would mean 7 years of bad luck. So I refuse to clean up the mess or touch the pieces of glass for 7 hours. I try to not even look at it. Thankfully I haven’t broken any mirrors.

    2. I always put my shoes in double knots. It’s just something I’ve always done.

    3. I’m constantly forgetting people’s birthdays, and anniversaries. All the important dates that girls are supposed to remember and make a big fuss over, I forget. So most of my cards are belated. (sorry, friends and fam)

    4. I’m a clock watcher.

    5. I will flip through ALL the tv channels to see whats on before deciding what to watch.

    6. When I’m on hold on the phone, I doodle on paper. Sometimes I’ll set the phone down and whoever put me on hold will hang up when they realize I’m not listening. Then I have to start the whole process over again.

    7. I habitually check my email. Almost ever hour I check to see if some one has sent me anything. Mostly it ends up being just spam. Even then I open some of the spammy letters just to read how they are trying to get info from me. I’ll forward the really bad ones to companies mentioned in the letter.

    8. I read te funnies of the newspaper before anything else.

    9. I’m a slow shopper, I like to go up and down all the aisles.

    10. I use post-its for everything! I love post-its. Little love notes, or important reminders. Everything gets a post-it!

  26. Marianne Says:

    Here’s mine:

  27. Sunfire Says:

    Took me a while to get around to finishing it, but it’s done. I wish I had time to read other entries, but I have some schoolwork to get back to.

  28. Amethyst Says:

    My first time! I love the topic!

  29. Julie Says:

    My list is up! Feel free to stop by :)

  30. Crista Says:

    Got mine up! :)

  31. Mrs. P. Says:

    I have no clue if I did htis right, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. :)

    I’m new btw. (duh)


  32. Elena Says:

    Still going strong and coming up with fantastic questions.

  33. butchay Says:

    mine’s up too!!!! happy tuesday

  34. Hoosier Girl Says:

    Mine are up. Actually they were up yesterday…I just forgot to leave a comment.

  35. Whozat Says:

    Wow, I am a freak.

  36. daysies Says:

    here’s mine, one day late:


  37. Yen Says:

    Love this weeks theme:) Will post mine later after the post is up! :D Happy Tuesday!

  38. Kathy Says:

    I’m a week and a day late, but decided to do this one and the current one together.

    Great topics!