Whoa, did I just title this "Quirky in the Bedroom?" What was I thinking?
But it's true that my biggest quirk happens in the bedroom. Umm, let me rephrase that. My quirkiest behavior... -- no that's not gonna come out right, either.
Well, it has to do with the way I sleep. Yes, sleep, or were you thinking of something else?
I already wrote about my "Hernia Rock" several days ago. This is a warm stone I place on myself before I go to sleep. But I do an even quirkier thing than that.
Here it is: I cover myself completely, from head to toe, when I lie down to sleep. The sheet and comforter cover me from the foot end of the bed all the way up to my neck. But I also cover my face with a black T-shirt. I do this to block out all light from landing on my body.
You might wonder two things. First you might wonder "Why can't you just turn off the lights -- isn't that dark enough?" No it is not dark enough. One of the windows is a large bow window. Getting a room-darkening shade for that window is very impractical. On nights when the moon is anywhere near to full, the room can be too bright. Besides, skin can react to even tiny amounts of light.
The second thing you might wonder is, "How do you manage to breathe?" That's good question. But long-time readers will know (or may recall) that I have sleep apnea, so I wear a CPAP mask when I sleep. This machine ensures that I have access to air, and the mask itself keeps the T-shirt from lying directly on my face.
This quirk, of course, creeps out my wife. It makes her feel like she's sleeping next to a corpse. It doesn't help that I have poor circulation in my extremities, so I'm cold to the touch.
Still want more quirks? This is one of the better ones. But I'll add a few others before Dec 1.