I’ll be the first to admit I’m weird. We’re all a little weird, aren’t we? I choose to embrace it instead of covering it up because life is too short for that stuff. Although I don’t think it’s weird that I’m obsessed with squirrels or enjoy the smell of burning garbage, apparently the majority of other people do. So here’s a list of a few weird things I like.
Yes, I know they are a rodent. Yes, I’m aware that they aren’t soft when you touch them. And yes, I know they ruined your plants/garbage/house. But they are just so adorable. If I could play with squirrels and kittens all day and get paid for it, my life would be made. I love watching them scurry around the yard, climb up trees and get into trouble. It’s been my goal since attending squirrel-ridden Marist College to touch one or hold one, but I’ve yet to accomplish this.
The smell of burning garbage
Growing up in a small country town, summers consist of bonfires, cookouts and outdoor drinking. To me, there is no better smell than when someone is burning garbage. I always smelled this scent during summers on long night drives with the windows down and asked my parents what the smell was. “Someone is burning garbage in their backyard”, they would say. What this “garbage” constitutes as, I’m not sure. But it’s a favorite scent of mine. Some peopel like the smell of gasoline (yuck), so I guess this can’t be THAT weird, right?
I’m sure you’re thinking, “Lots of people like lemons, Rachel. Lemonade, lemon bars and lemon drops are all so good”. Yes, this is true, but I enjoy just eating lemons themselves. When I get them in my drink at restaurants, I put the wedges in my mouth and suck on them. I usually save them for the end of my meal as a “dessert”. Everyone around me winces in horror and asks, “Isn’t that sour? How do you do that?”. I don’t know guys, I’m just weird.
What are a few weird things you like?