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Simple Pleasures and Random Quirks~

Updated on April 30, 2017
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 Thousand feet. Trendy depending on the mood. Surely, wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

Enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Wear Socks!
Enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Wear Socks! | Source

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Confession of an addict

I am an addict. No, not that kind of addict. I have addiction with stuff. Two, in fact:

Addiction no. 1:

Socks - Yes, socks ! I'm addicted to socks. I wear socks with or without shoes. Just not on sandals. I don’t find that very appealing and doesn’t translate to any good sense of fashion. Just my opinion.

And, before you jump any further, I don’t have podophobia or the fear of feet. I like my feet actually. I think they are slender and sexy but I’m not into the idea or the feeling of walking barefoot around the house. While some people dislike the feeling of having socks on or the way socks feels against their feet, I am their opposite.

What I mean by my addiction with socks is that I walk around the house with socks on and I can not sleep without my socks on. In fact, the only time I’d put off my socks is in the bath, in the shower or when I’m at work on my heels. Wait, are nylons or stockings considered socks?

I pack on socks when travelling. Okay, I’m just crazy about socks. I have a huge drawer filled with socks. I kid you not! Different hues for different use. Myriad of patterns and styles. There’s for winter, spring, summer and fall. Foot socks, ankle socks, sports socks, crew socks, mid-calf, over the calf. You name them all. I just can never have enough socks.

Summer time somewhere in the Pacific~
Summer time somewhere in the Pacific~ | Source

What’s with the socks, you ask. I don’t know but they make me feel comfy and secure day in day out. Yeah, more like my security blanket. Be it cotton or wool or blended kind of rayon, silk and the like. They said cotton sucks for sock especially if you have hot or sweaty feet. I happen to be a cotton girl but fortunately for me, I’m never sweaty. Not in Canada! But, honestly I don’t care. I have to have my socks on, no matter what especially when I’m sleeping or I can’t sleep at all. Okay, not while in the beach of course! There, I can bear the feel of sand and water in my feet but at the end of the day, I want my socks on.

"Sometimes it's like a rainy day, kind of depressing. There is so many things got you stressing. Count your blessings. It's alright." - The Socks Song

Enjoy the simple things in life. ~
Enjoy the simple things in life. ~ | Source

My addiction is quite extensive ‘though not necessarily expensive for what can horribly go wrong with those purchased from the Dollar store that comes with crazy patterns and bold colours, eh? No need to match at all and you can call me silly, however, my socks depends on the mood. Sometimes, bright and loud like asking for trouble. At times, calm and cool or simply gray waiting for the rain.

I’m addicted to socks and novelty socks are quite right. They are the shields of my over all comfort and security, be it bed time or not.

Albert Einstein:

“When I was young I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks.”

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Oh Albert, I wish you knew that you only have to keep your toenails short and smooth by filing them. That way, your socks will last longer and you never have to stop wearing socks. –So much thought for a genius, eh?

Vera Wang PJ at a steal price! :)
Vera Wang PJ at a steal price! :) | Source

Addiction no. 2:

Pajamas (PJs) - I’m also a pajama (PJ) addict and yes, as I have pairs and pairs of socks, I also have tons of pajamas in my closet. And, just like my socks collection, my PJ collection also comes eccentric and for all season. I wear jammies around the house. All year round. I lounge around and even cook on my PJ (apron on, of course). So, if you’d pop by the house without a notice and I’m home, expect me to welcome you on my PJ and be cozy.

Did you know?

The word pajama or pyjama (British) originally referred to loose trousers tied around the waist. It originally derived from the Persian language, pāyjāmeh, which means leg-garment and then incorporated into the English language via Hindustani. – Source: https://en.wikipedia.org

I wear PJ's all year round! :)
I wear PJ's all year round! :) | Source

Again, please don’t ask me, what’s with the PJs?

Because quite frankly, I don’t know but like socks, my jammie addiction gives me comfort day in and day out and at the end of the day – my ultimate luxury is to happily snuggle up, relax and take it easy under the blanket. Most importantly, it gives me the sense of self. Myself.

Perhaps now, you know what to give me on my birthday or on Christmas. It doesn’t have to be Victoria’s Secret or J.Crew; Wallmart actually have some pretty designs too made by George (happened to be my nickname in High school). However, if you want me to feel Frenchie and sensual, La Vie en Rose will be perfect. Oh, and small please or large from the girl’s section. Wait, what? Party? Oh yeah, PJ party! Count me in!

Kidding aside, just the way I am and really, I don’t care about other worldly things but with my Pajamas and my socks on, I am myself. Call it obsession without pretentions, no defenses. With my socks and PJs on, I am comfy and at peace. And, in the coziness of my home when I settle in behind the noisy and restless world, my socks tell me things will be okay and my PJ’s grant me the tranquility that my mind so beseech.

Life is filled with simple pleasures~

Jammies and socks are little things indeed but they have satisfying effect on me and I always take great pleasure in them.

I'm a Jammie Addict
I'm a Jammie Addict | Source

Let me satisfy your curiosity...

Okay, have we gone that up close and personal yet? So, here’s another thing about me… I don’t sleep and I can’t sleep in the dark. No, I’m not afraid of the dark or that the boogey man will come get me. But darkness makes me feel like drowning and I don’t like that feeling. I don’t like that feeling that trickles through my head in the dark and those random gloomy thoughts that fills my lung and the crevices of my heart.

So, my side table lamp is always on until I see the sun peeks on me or until I hear the universe humming again. Yes, please leave the light on. Again, s’il vous plait, don’t ask me why. Just the way, I am! Sleeping and living my life, out of my head in the depth of my heart and out of the dark. On the side note, I like dark chocolates but hey, I’m not addicted to it.

And, why do I have to write all about this? Because this is me, breathing and taking time to just be. Put it simply, I write because I wish to write.

It's also my way of appreciating the little things in life- simple pleasures.

C'est la vie!

Secrets Revealed

I know, one person’s pleasures may not be always delightful for others. But, now that you know about my peculiar habits, it will also be nice to know a bit more about you. Dare share some weird habits and secrets with us? Don’t worry, we’re not here to judge you insane and so what if you are. Aren’t we all in some degree?

What do you consider simple pleasures in life that makes you addicted to it?

Calling Dr. Oz

If Dr. Oz is reading this, I would love to know his opinion on my crazy whims. Please tell me they are normal and that I am not alone. For the rest of my fans and readers, do you also have socks and pajama addiction? Tell me, what other quirks do you have and how do you keep yourself, ahm….yourself?

Copyright@ CrisSp~TM / 10-2015. Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

Yeah, they even wrote a song about socks!

© 2015 CrisSp

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      CrisSp 6 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh, hello Rolly! Thank you for reading and commenting. I've been away (from HP) myself too for quite a long time and I think, I told you why. Like sleeping beauty, my creative spirit seemed to have been cursed. :)

      Happy to see you here and glad that you enjoyed it.

      Cheers!

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 months ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Cris... Not sure how I missed this one but thank you for letting us into your world. You have balance and such a playful spirit, one of the many reasons you are so loved... excellent article.

      Addictions I have many... thinking of that Mars Bar sitting in my desk drawer for one...

      Hugs and Love from Alberta

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Sai: You are too funny! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Much appreciated.

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      Sai 2 years ago

      Heee heee George We got a lot in common , why We are friends.

      More power to your hub, i didnt realize socks has a an impact on my day to day life until One day, I noticed myseld restless lyng in my bed ... And Yes the rhing that I need ...A pait of my SOCKS. . Ehehehe we go a long way !

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Mel Carriere: Wow, fantastic! Join the party Mel! I can imagine those jammies are cute. I have Superman (not kidding)! Lol! Thanks for coming by.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      I also have a thing for jammies, the more ridiculous the better. I have Darth Vader, Ninja Turtle, and Pepe le Pew jammies, among others. Great hub!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aviannoovice: That's really interesting. I know other animals are capable of showing emotions and that they also grieve. However, so far the only animal that I have actually witnessed cried tears were elephants (and dogs). That was long ago when I was in Thailand and I was so moved with what I've seen.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      They do not have tear ducts, but they do express sorrow. They really are sentient beings, helping others in need when it is called for. I wrote a piece years ago about the symbiotic relationship between ravens and wolves. Several studies have been done of how animals react to devastation, as well.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aviannovice: Please, feel at home Deb! I'll be brewing coffee (and tea) while we listen to your theories and lessons on our lovely winged friends. Perhaps, you can tell us about their crazy whims, if any. :) Questions: Do they ever cry? Do they have tears?

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      fpherj48: Hello and welcome Paula! So, happy you made it to the socks party where the socks nuts unite to enjoy the simple pleasures in life whether on pj or nightgowns. *smile*

      Thank you for coming by. I truly enjoyed your very engaging comments.

      Cheers!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      bravewarrior: Sha, the ceiling fan we have in the bedroom spins like a jet propeller, not sure if you'd like that. :) Thank you for reading and not hesitating to share some of your unusual habits with us. That's cool! You're cool!

      Love from the sky. ~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      FlourishAnyway: Thank you for reading and sharing your whims with us. I can imagine how cozy it is to snug with your adorable cats (light on for me) except that it's bad for my allergies. *sadly*

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Genna East: I knew I'm not the only one and I'm glad you can relate. I like your perception on our so called "addiction" and I'm smiling while reading your comments. Thank you.

      Sending you love from the sky. ~

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I think it's great to know more about you, Cris. I even know the French Canadian whim about socks and sandals, which comes from living in Maine. I love to tok and if you want me to feel at home, let me be in charge of that department. You won't be disappointed. I must be surrounded by books and am happiest when I am educating people about birds and the environment. Even as shy as I am, I will be able to handle a crowd of thousands if I can talk about nature and my beloved birds.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      chrisSp......Well, Hello there Sock Sister! I too am a sock nut. All styles, fabrics and colors. The only time I do not have socks on is in the hot summer months when I am either barefooted or wear sandals. I must have hundreds of pairs of socks.....and several dozen lone socks whose mate somehow left for sock heaven, during transition from laundry basket to washer to dryer. Only God knows where those lone socks disappear to.

      But never fear. I've been known to wear 2 completely different socks. Most people don't ask. If they do, I usually ask something silly like "Which one do you like better?"

      and oh yeah....I've also lost one earring numerous times! Now that makes me very angry!......Yes, depending on my mood, I will wear 2 different earrings too. Did I mention I'm not much of a Fashionista? Not a primper am I!

      Hate PJ's......I'm a floor length nightgown lady and I adore ROBES! I have at least 10 robes.

      I'm happy to know you and proud of your habits. Stick to it girl, just be YOU! It's all about comfort, happiness and authenticity!!

      If I must leave the house, I will of course begrudgingly put real clothes on!.....and they rarely match too!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Cris, I don't like wearing socks; they make me hot. I'm definitely a barefoot girl.

      PJs are a different story. The first thing I do when I get home from work is put on my "night clothes". I don't sleep in them, but love the comfy, unencumbered feeling I get when I wear them around the house.

      I can also relate to not sleeping in the dark. I keep a night light on in my bathroom so I'm not completely immersed in darkness.

      Another weird thing I do is sleep with the ceiling fan on at hurricane force. If the blinds on the sliding glass doors in my bedroom aren't clacking, I can't sleep. To me, silence is distracting. The blinds dancing in the wind lull me to sleep.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I like socks, too, but they don't have to be crazy patterns. I also have to sleep with a cat in a dark, quiet room. A cat is like my teddy bear; I know all is right with the world when one is with me.

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "...my jammie addiction gives me comfort day in and day out and at the end of the day – my ultimate luxury is to happily snuggle up, relax and take it easy under the blanket. Most importantly, it gives me the sense of self. Myself." Oh my goodness...that is so quintessentially me, too! I love my jammie collection, and am always adding to it. Well...that and scarves. There...I've said it. "My name is Genna and I'm an addict." My family always heaves a sigh of relief at Christmas because I'm so easy to shop for. So I guess our addiction is helping those we love. That's one way of looking at it -- right? :-) I just loved this delightful hub.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Stephanie Henkel: Hello! I actually have the same habits of doing the bed and fluff the pillows before I slam down but never worry about the sheet anymore after that. And even if I do, I don't think hubby will be awaken. He sleeps like a log no matter what! :)

      Socks with sandals? To each his own...as I said, just my opinion. My brother actually does that and he likes to annoy me. Lol!

      I enjoyed your comments and thank you for coming by.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Sunshine625: You see, kids stuff also saves us "petite" some money. Not sure how it is in the States but here in Canada, kid's clothing and footwear are tax exempt and that's 8% savings. :) Quite awesome, eh?

      Thanks for dropping by. Always good to see you. Keep well.

      Love from the sky~

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Love your cute socks! I have a collection, too, but I definitely can't wear socks in bed. My feet get hot and I have to stick them outside the covers to cool off! My quirk is that I can't sleep unless the bed had been made and the pillow (down only, please) has been fluffed up. I've been known to get up overnight to straighten the sheets and blankets. Drives hubby crazy! Keep wearing those socks and PJs, and don't worry about wearing socks with sandals...it might become the new rage.

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I totally agree...socks and sandals do not go well together! I do like your socks, they are cute. I am not a fan of wearing socks, but I will if I need to. Also I am not a fan of pajamas either because they are always too long for me, BUT you gave me a good idea! Large in the kids dept! I buy my jeans and sweatpants in the kids dept, but never thought about PJ's! Genius idea! :)

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      BlossomSB: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      manatita44: Thank you for coming by here and leaving such an engaging comment. I'll take the humming. I think that could be contagious. So, when I hear people humming, I am most likely to hum along. And for the socks, I couldn't care less about the mis-match too. That I think is actually cute. :)

      Love from the sky~

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love your choices! They really make a statement.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I sing all the time, I tease a lot. Gets me into trouble, but I also make people smile. So who knows? perhaps it's worth it. I hear the inner music and I translate it in voice, I mean at home, work, social areas, always singing or humming.

      This sock thing is kind of cute. If I lose a single sock, I'm usually happy to wear non-matching ones, and I rarely iron clothes. Love you as you are, CrisSp. The smart ones say though, that Light is not good for sleeping. You seem to have gone beyond this theory.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      tillsontitan: This nocturnal had as much fun writing this in the middle of the night. I'm glad you enjoyed it and thank you for sharing your feedback and the story about your late sister-in-law. I think, it is nice to remember her in that silly, funny thing. I know someone in my University days who's got a habit of buying shoes of the same style but different colours and never wear the same pair. So, she'd come to school in jeans and bi-coloured shoes. I actually like that and so original! She never wear socks though. She hates it. :)

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Nell dear: Sorry, I couldn't keep a secret. Lol! I look forward to reading your hub about the same thing-simple pleasures and random quirks. It'll be exciting and perhaps will encourage other hubbers to share what strange whims they have.

      Sending you some love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      billybuc: I'm laughing out loud reading your comment Bill. Thank you. You may dim the light and sleep well tonight.:)

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      My pleasure Jodah and thank you for reading my random thoughts born in the middle of the night. You see, this muse comes like a thief and then some kick. I'm glad you enjoyed it and happy to note that your wife does the same. Meaning, I'm not alone. So, please tell her, I'll see her in the party room. :)

      I can imagine you growing beard when wifey is away. Ironically, hubby does the same thing. I knew about "daggy" from an Australian friend when I was living in Bahrain, which reminds me...I have to drop her a line. It's been a while since we last kept in touch. So, thank you.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      What fun to read! There's nothing wrong with your addictions, people might even say they're kind of cute!

      My late sister-in-law never wore a pair of socks, she always wore one from one pair and one from another. When she went to the gynecologist he thought it was the funniest thing. In other words, we all have our addictions or quirks, or whatever you want to call them. Now we all know where to go at night if we need a light on ;)

      Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      lol! well now we know! and Yes! to socks! not so much PJs but I get they are comfortable.! But once again, yes to the night light! hate the dark too! love this random hub, we should all write one! lol!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, from one who knows a great deal about addictions, I'd say the socks and P.J.s things aren't bad at all...and hey, sleeping with a light on...saves stubbing your toes when you get up at night to pee.....just sayin' :)

      hugs from Olympia

      bill

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This was a delight to read Cris. Thank you for the up close and personal look into your endearing quirks. I don't think being comfy in your socks and jammies is particularly weird....my wife is the same. She wears her pj's all day long unless she has to go out or we are expecting visitors...and her socks as well. As for leaving a light on as you can't sleep in the dark....hey, we all have something that affects us.

      My quirks....hmm...I am sure I have quite a few, but I can't think of many. If I am alone for an extended period I usually don't shave..maybe a trim now and then, but if my wife is away I will grow a full beard until she is due to return. At home I dress for comfort but not in pj's during the day.....so old comfy clothes that may not look the best .."daggy" we call the look. However when I go out I have to be dressed my best.

      Thanks for sharing this part of your life. I enjoyed it.