[a beautiful name; ~ Pronunciation: /Suh-man-tuh/]
- Definition: Samantha is a Hebraic name, meaning ‘Listener’ or ‘She who is heard by God’.
As a wannabe-writer, I have a tendency to use more words than needed. So I’ll stick to eleven things to tell you about myself to keep it short:
When I grab a handful of M&M’s, I eat them in sequence: brown first, then red, blue, orange, green. I throw back the yellow ones, because they’re my favourite and this way I end up with a bag of yellow M&M’s only (I won’t share the yellow ones!).
I was taught British-English at school and I still use it spelling-wise. But when I speak English, I sound American.
All my stuff, jars, bottles, tubes, glasses, etcetera, face label forward.
When browsing through my magazines, sometimes I kiss pictures of people I think are very attractive, or when I come across something cute (like a panda). Think that’s strange? Sometimes I lick the pictures instead…
My favourite colour is yellow. My favourite animal is a giant panda. My favourite number is 4911.
Whenever I am in a waiting area, the first thing I do is search for a Donald Duck-magazine (don’t worry: I never lick those).
I mirror physical pains and apparent irregularities; if I find the same sore spot or irregularity (e.g. a bump under my skin) on the other side of my body as well, I assume I’m fine. If I don’t, I panic.
I hold conversations with inanimate objects, and with myself. I also tend to talk to my pet gerbils and answer myself in squeaky-voices as if it’s them talking back. I’ve heard people with cats do this, too, so I am not too worried about my mental health (I also think cat-people are very normal).
I’ve never stolen money from my parents. But I have, and sometimes I still do, secretly put money IN my mother’s wallet/purse.
I can’t stand hearing someone’s heartbeat. Even my own makes me uncomfortable. It reminds me of how finite life is, and I’m always scared it’ll stop beating and I’ll hear it (or rather: I won’t hear it any more).
So there: eleven weird facts about me. Care to share some about yourself? Probably not ;)
Info about my country of origin:
- I am Dutch. This means I am from the Netherlands, which is a different country than Germany – although they do border each other. Try this link if you’re still confused.