When I'm sitting in a cafe or bar people watching I try to imagine what color and style panties all the girls I can see are wearing based on their general look and outfit and demeanor.
That's a good one. You perv. ;-)
I get a funny tingle when I press the submit button in web browsers
Uh, what are you submitting??
This one is mostly because of my family, but when I use some margarine or butter spread, I don't smooth the top back out evenly. My father used to be particularly anal about that, I even got grounded once for leaving a small indention in the margarine instead of spending 5 minutes re-smoothing it to a state of perfection. So every time I use tub margarine or butter I experience a little thrill of defiance :-)
That's a good one! I like it very much.
I hide my favorite "Chocolate Chip Dunkers" hidden and only eat them when no one else is home. I love them too much to share.
Good for you! I hope you enjoy every decadent moment.
not cleaning the microwave after i use it - although i'm the one who harps at everyone else to please clean it after each use. muwahahahahahaha
not that i'm anal about housekeeping ....
oh wait. i am ... :slinks off:
I need someone to come and clean my house. I mean, a fair amount of it is getting done in the "moving everything around and knocking the dust off" manner, but my kitchen is a disaster and the bathroom something of a horror because I've been focused on moving back into the rest of the house.
I squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle, stand in front of the open fridge deciding what to eat, and eat dinner in the living room with the television on.
Also, I have shrimp in my freezer. I grew up in a kosher house and every time I add shrimp to my meal, there's a little internal "woohoo! so there! I can eat what I want!"
Those are great! Though I still hate when people squeeze the toothpaste in the middle. ;-)
I love taking a slightly different route than the one my sat nav is telling me to take, turning left when she says right, and not performing a u-turn as soon as possible, forcing her to recalculate until she does it MY way. Bwahahaha!
I do the same thing! It's a ridiculous defiance, since I voluntarily brought this tool into my life, but I feel so smug and superior when I know a better route than it does.
Wow, lots of defiance of childhood rules! Mine too:
Pierced ears, nail polish, and chewing gum in public! (Though I try not to chew like a cow, and that one's less often anymore since the sugar alcohols dry out my throat.)
And on a related note: not giving my kids a bedtime when they were young, letting them have nail polish and pierced ears and dye their hair colors, and letting them shave as soon as they wanted to. I'm so evil. >:)
Yes, allowing our kids to do things we were denied is such a wonderful defiance!!
Continuing the theme of defying childhood rules ... when I was a kid, we never got to buy popcorn at the movie theater. Partly because we didn't have the money, but partly because we always went to Saturday matinees right before going to 5:00pm Saturday night Mass, and my mom was strict about the "no eating an hour before communion" rule - which meant, to her, no eating an hour before church started. So, these days, I never go to the theater without buying popcorn, and it's always a little exciting. :)
no eating before communion? that's a new one on me.
Piercings. Tattoos. Taking a nap whenever I feel like it. Toe rings. Being able to balance being a friend to my now adult daughter and not give her unwanted advice with still being "parental" towards her younger brother. Sleeping NAKIE and feeling no shame about having socks on at the same time. I have quite a few "neener neener neener" towards parental rules on my list, too. :)
i sleep nude with socks on. drives phalcomb
You and your hubby are pushers when it comes to sweet, sweet applications like GoodReads and Yelp. I need more books to read like I need a second head (although I could read more with a second head!), but thank you for giving me a tool to keep myself organized. *Rubs hands together eagerly* And welcome to Stephen King's work :). What are you reading of his at the moment?
I feel utterly decadent when I have a coffee or latte close to my bedtime. I drink enough coffee that it doesn't prevent me from falling asleep, but I still feel a slight thrill at being a "bad girl" on a school night :P.
Just finished Pet Sematary and currently reading Bag of Bones. It's interesting to see the difference in characterization between an early King and and later one. He clearly trusts the reader a lot more by Bag of Bones and is willing to take time to explore his characters.
Waking up in the middle of the night and reading instead of going back to sleep. That was so verboten when I was a child. And as a child who loved books more than breath, it used to run me crazy.
That's a really good one!
Getting a pack of Tic-tacs from the checkout aisle WHENEVER I DAMN PLEASE, with no negotiations.
Wearing a skirt sans nylons. (just NOT happening in savannah.)
Listening to music at ear-rattling levels on headphones.
Ah, Tic-tacs. They were the oft-negotiated request of my own children....
Thanks for the link to Goodreads. Never saw it before and am having fun updating it with all my books. Ah! To have them all in one place is a joy!
My little defiance is probably blasting my car stereo when I am (rarely) alone in my car. It makes me feel young, alive, and vibrant to be singing along to anything that I love at the top of my voice and not caring one f-ing bit if the people on the street see - OR hear me.
That's a good one, too. I enjoy doing that.