Friday, August 22, 2008

Today is Friday. Crap.

Which means I have entirely way too much to do. WAY too much.

~ Work isn't too bad, but there ~is~ a lot to get done. I just have to wait on other people to do it. So that sucks.

~ Hubby is going out of town early today for a NOFX show tonight at Red Rocks, so that leaves me to do everything house related to get ready for a birthday party tomorrow. The house isn't in dire straights or anything, but does need all the heavy cleaning, like mopping, windows, etc. Oh, and the backyard needs cleaning.

~ Then there is the actual birthday party tomorrow. Which means decorations, getting food ready, etc, etc, etc.

And, I don't feel well right now. Suck.

I just had to walk a freaking mile to go meet with some people at work and as I was walking back, I noticed something maybe peculiar about me. When someone walks past and you get their personal smell breeze (you know, the little wift of wind they make which smells like them), I hold my breath. I can't stand breathing in someone else's smell. Not that it's a bad smell, but it's just their smell. Ick. Does anyone else do that?

12 comments:

Peeveme said...

Only when I was pregnant.

Hollie said...

I can relate to not wanting to smell people... I say next to this guy at the OBs office on Monday and he was kinda stinky. I really wanted to get up, but there were no other chairs! I don't mind people walking by, but if someone is talking to me and the breath is bad... YICK!

fuentes said...

I do that. When people hug me, close friends and family included, I hold my breath.

Morgan said...

I'm opposite, I catch myself sniffing the air lol!

Jewels said...

So weird, I was totally thinking about that yesterday. I couldn’t figure out why I was so annoyed with it, why It bothered me so bad, the only thing I could come up with is if I can smell their scent, maybe I'm breathing in their DNA and germs that fly off them as well, but I don’t know, and when I was talking about it with my brother the other day, I was commenting on how if someone was going to wear perfume so that other people could smell them, make sure it's something that smells really really captivating, almost hypnotic, because even scents that smell okay are not okay, I would rather just smell nothing than know that what I'm smelling is them. I dunno, I would just rather not smell people. Not their farts! Not their Cologne! But I wear lotions that smell (favorite is Jergens Cherry Almond cheap stuff) so I'm a hypocrite, maybe it's a fight fire with fire thing (maybe not). But think of it, put everyone in a room who smells and you got one big confused stink pot.

Smells I do like and I wished I could find a lotion with this scent is mint gum, I wished everyone smelled like fresh mint.

Katherine said...

OMG, I totally do that--always have. I can't stand the idea of BO or bad breath, and I don't even want to RISK smelling someone else's stench. And it ruins my feelings about someone if I previously thought they were cool, and then I catch a whiff of something nasty, so I just don't give myself the chance for that to happen. Weird, I know, but it works for me.

Christina said...

I hold my breath too. I also hold it when a person is talking to be and standing too close. I can't stand the smell of people's breath or what they ate for dinner last night.

jenn said...

I haven't noiced myself doing that, but smells are definitely hitting with a big punch lately! I have to hold my breath when loading the dishwasher- even unloading itfor some reason just makes me gag...

Good luck getting everything together- I hope you aren't too worn out & feel better for the party!

Tara said...

Since I've been pregnant, I usually try to hold my breath. But I occasionally find myself subconciously smelling people's smells after they walk just to see if they will smell like I think they smell... weird?

JamieD said...

I can't stand to smell people's breath. Which is really hard when that person is a close talker. I keep walking backward and backward but for some reason, close talkers don't understand.

Mermaid said...

I hold my breath, too. I can't stand strong smells or nasty smells. I also do it because I don't want other peoples' germs. Even when another person doesn't stink, I don't want their smell or to share their air.

Simply AnonyMom said...

I do it too. I do it both around strangers and people I know. There are certain people I KNOW smell in a way I don;t like so I intentionally hold my breath and try not to smell them whenever I see them.