5 Really Weird Things About Me That I Do Not Even Know Are Weird
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I used to think I lived a pretty normal life, until I started sharing my daily activities with people and then saw how their eyes lit up in disbelief! That’s when I realized that I lived a pretty weird life.
Not that I have any problem with my weirdness, but I thought it would be interesting to share some of my most eye-popping weird things with you guys. My hope is that someone out there is as weird as me so I can feel better about my weirdness. So here goes … 5 Really Weird Things About Me That I Don’t Even Know Are Weird.
#1 I Don’t Watch Television
I don’t mean that when I see a television I hide or run under the table. But that I have not paid for DSTV in Nigeria or Comcast in Houston or anywhere since 2012! I rather just watch the internet on my laptop via my wi-fi connection. On the internet I am able to keep up with activities via blogs and live-stream. And if I need to watch an EPL game, I drive down to a bar. The only thing I use my Television for is to watch DVD’s in high-resolution, but even that is no more as I no longer own a Television, I gave it out. Talking about giving things out, let’s head on to #2
#2 I Am A Minimalist
I don’t like junk or clutter, I throw things away quicker than Stephen Curry throws down three-pointers! I just don’t like clutter (sorry for repeating) and it does not help that I am very (emphasis on very) allergic to dust. Dust makes me sneeze uncontrollably … thus I am subconsciously extra careful not to accumulate stuff so that they don’t gather dust.
So I give my stuff away … if I have not worn a shirt or trousers for like 3 months … I pack it up and give it out. And if no one will take it, I throw it away. It’s a bad habit some people say, its weird they say, but to me its normal. Even when I get a plaque/award for speaking at a University or Organization, I receive it grudgingly. In the back of my mind I would rather they give me cash or nothing at all, because I would always be thinking about all the dust that plaque would attract sitting on my shelf…
#3 I Watch Movies Alone
This would probably be a good time to mention that I am an introvert. So I revel in the company of my mind, I get anxious around large crowds so I love going to the movie-theater to
escape from humanity watch movies alone. It gives me time to think and reflect!
#4 I Am Addicted to Water
Or maybe water is addicted to me …
I drink water…lots of water. In fact I am so addicted to water that I can drink a 150 cl bottle of water in one gulp back to back. I just feel there is something magical and pure about water so I put lots of it in my body. In addition to that, I don’t drink soda. The only time I drink soda (or mineral as we call it here in Nigeria) is when I have no option … like when the Lagos heat/sun literarily holds a gun to my head and forces me to drink Coca-Cola!
#5 I Have Not Cooked A Single Meal Since 2013
And no … I am not the type of man who is looking or expecting a woman to cook for me!
I just don’t consider myself a food lover. I just want to get my meal over with and move on to other things. That’s why if you watch me eat, its like Sonic the hedgehog on crack! I eat fast. Sometimes I get so into my writings that I forget to eat. I wish someone will invent beans and plantain smoothie so I can just drink it and get back to work.
But back to not cooking and how it all began …
Sometime in 2013, I realized that as a Bachelor I was spending a lot of time fumbling around in the kitchen. Turns out that it was more efficient and cheaper for me to eat all my meals outside my house. Meaning I spent less money plus I did not have to keep messy food in my house or in my waste bin … so my house was cleaner and even more minimalistic. Plus not cooking added more time to my life and to be frank I never enjoyed cooking … my current one bedroom has no microwave, no cooker and my fridge is basically a book-shelf.
#6 Bonus Weirdness
Recently I stopped eating meat. I can’t fully explain why yet … I just know I stopped eating meat. And doing that in Nigeria is tough, not because of lack of non-meat food options but the look people give you when you tell them you don’t want meat!
But its been a fun challenging act of weirdness. I will see how long it lasts…and if I do last long I will write an article on why I stopped eating meat. Other weird stuff that did not make the list include my love of smelling books and my inability to smile in pictures.
So that’s that with my list of weirdness. If you think you have weirder stuff than this please share with us, I want to make sure I am not alone…
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