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Monday, September 22, 2008

10 Things

So I am putting off my reading for my film history class and I am at work. I decided that I would copy Tyler's lead and write ten unusual or interesting facts about me that most people don't know. This may last a few posts.


#1 Dental Hygiene

I have a strict routine every night before I go to bed. First, I brush my teeth (with toothpaste). Then I floss and use a tongue scraper. Then I brush again, making sure that I brush my tongue and the roof of my mouth (gently). Then I rinse with Listerine. I also have what looks like a pipe-cleaner on a toothbrush handle that I use in between two of my teeth sometimes. Now, the explanation. So, this all started when I was on my mission in Korea. I was going to be in a foreign country for 2 years and I did not want to have to go to the dentist. I also had a feeling that Korean food wasn't particularly good for your teeth (kimchi's acidity is probably pretty high). I couldn't remember if you are supposed to floss before or after you brush. So, to be safe, I brushed before AND after I flossed. It may also have to do with the fact that growing up, I always had cavities. I brushed just as much as any other kid- I just had bad teeth. So now I make sure I brush extremely well so that when the dentist looks at me accusingly I can say- "I floss every night, use Listerine, and brush at least 3 times a day." Mostly I prove to myself that I really couldn't be at fault for any cavities i might have and that it would have to be my bad teeth genes.

#2 Microwave Issues

So, for some reason, when I warm things up in the microwave I have the tendency to punch in a high amount of time, knowing that my food doesn't need to be in that long. Then i just open the microwave when I think it is done. I don't usually bother to hit the "clear" button which really gets to some people. I think I do it out of laziness. Why type in [4] - [5] - [Start] when you can just put [1] and it begins heating for one minute. But now that I think about it- this isn't always the case. Often times I will open the microwave 1 second before it is done because I hate the beeping sound. I have to work really hard to hit the "clear" button so that the clock will be displayed and not "0:01." My old roommate- Eric Badger hated when I didn't clear it.

#3 Stupid Questions

I work at the library at BYU. Not only do I answer reference questions, but I also help with general computer problems and with video/graphics editing. Most of the questions people ask me make me angry. There are three ways that people anger me when they ask me a question.
  1. They expect you to do it for them. (i.e. "Can you scan my document for me?")
  2. They ask without trying first (i.e. They will ask you to show them how to scan, and you go with them only to find that they haven't even logged onto a computer yet, nor have they bothered to read the "how to scan" instructions on the table.)
  3. The question is just plain stupid (i.e. "Can you help me with Adobe?") uhhh... the company?
#4 Grocery Spending

I almost never look at how much I spend at the grocery store. Or else, I see it, but don't process it. A lot of times I will get home and think. Hmm... I wonder how much I spent. I think this is because I have accepted that I need food. It is a necessity. I shouldn't feel guilty for buying food. I know what I want/need to eat and I buy it. No reconsideration or second thought necessary. I also never ask for receipts when I am asked "do you want your receipt?" I think I might be starting a bad habit...

11 comments:

Melese & Kyle said...

Haha, these are funny Jonathan. I'm gonna have to take Badger's side though on the microwave thing, it drives me nuts too. Although I do understand you not liking the beep sound, I jump every time the toaster pops up, I wish there was a better way of judging when it's done.

I See Badgers said...

true. It is pretty annoying when the only clock in the apartment that is in a fixed place never shows the time due to someone not pressing the "clear" button. I am glad that you noticed Jon. Have a great day my friend.

Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory said...

I am glad you also experience stupid questions at work! And they are stupid for the same reasons. Sometimes I just worry I have anger issues, haha.

joyciebear said...

i'm as obsessive compulsive as you are about dental hygiene. i carry floss in my purse. i can't sleep unless my mouth feel completely sanitized. i had bad teeth when i was a kid too and hated getting cavities filled, as most of us do. if you have good hygiene it's probably because you dont have enough enamel on your teeth. listerine has an enamel strengthening formula that seems to work wonders. wow i talked about teeth a lot.
i'm guilty of the microwave thing myself...except no one i live with seems to care because we all do the same thing here. sometimes my mom will leave 30 seconds in the micro and i'll just add my time to that.
oh, and i said my teacher was not very old...not old haha. and yes he's hot. it makes class a little more interesting :)

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wow thank you so much for revealing your top10 odd secrets.
Maybe I'll post something similar....

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