Slice of Life Day 5: I Can’t Be The Only One

Here we are at Day 5 of the Slice of Life Challenge. I saw this particular type of post from a fellow Slicer, and try as I might can’t find the original post that inspired me. If that’s you, leave a comment and I’ll be sure to edit my post to give you “props.” But I thought it was a fun spin on a bio.

I can’t be the only one who…
…peels bananas from the bottom up.
…times her library visits by when the tote bag gets too full
…looks at the sky whenever she goes out
….thinks the best part of a pedicure is the massage chair
…routinely pep-talks herself through the day: “Okay.” “All right.”
…still puts emoticons in her texts, even though she knows darn well the emoji keyboard is right there
…is not above eating peanut butter off a spoon
…sees baking as a viable form of therapy
…can’t sit still on a telephone call
…prefers windows to AC just about any day
…finds solace in a dinner of scrambled eggs with cheese
…doesn’t actually mind the sound of cicadas each summer
…has inherited her father’s love for and facility with punning
…doesn’t get people sometimes
…just likes picking up big things and putting them down again
…can visualize TODAY as the day she’ll be her best, amazing self (until she gets out of bed)
…wonders why the other drivers on the road have to be there, or why she has to drive behind them
…needs a nap and time with a dog
…always thinks of the best thing to say three days after she’s written a thing

Published by Lainie Levin

Mom of two, full-time teacher, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and holder of a very full plate

15 thoughts on “Slice of Life Day 5: I Can’t Be The Only One

  1. So, so fun! I think you need to re-do your list with numbering the lines, so we can all just respond with the numbers of quirks we share with you. Cause there are a lot! And what a unique way to get to know about a person. I wonder if it could be a student activity at the beginning of a school year…
    (Oh, and I just now, on my comment before this one, put an emoticon in the text! You see me!!)

    1. Oh, you’re right. My guess is we’d have a lot of overlap in our Venn diagrams if we gave it a go…

  2. I love this format and will definitely try it! I also found myself nodding along. I find myself using emoticons in emails even when the emoji button is available and always thinks of something to say in response days after saying something or writing something. Like Fran, I also often use emoticons in my comments:)

    1. Thanks! My kids tease me mercilessly about emoticons, but that just strengthens my resolve : P

  3. I cannot sit still on a phone call! Yummmmmm, peanut butter off a spoon. I will never, ever understand why other drivers have to be on the road at the same time as me – just never! And I definitely always think of the best thing to say three days later… That’s hilarious! I feel this one in my soul.

    I also did an “I can’t be the only one” poem on day 1! 🤗

  4. Oh, yes, I can empathize with several things on your list: spoon of peanut butter, the need for self-talk, planning that amazing day but then the real world steps in. This is a great post to reveal bits about yourself and connect with our writing community!

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