So today, I'm returning to something much more comfortable for Top Five Tuesday: my own indiosyncracies.
Those things that I do in the name of comfort or routine but are more likely signs of a deeper obsession. Or compulsion. Or disorder.
Here they are.
1. Every morning, I put in my right contact lens first. In fact, I have been wearing contact lenses for 36 years now and in all that time, I have never put the left lens in first. And I have no intention of doing so now.
2. I go to the Y four times a week. Two of those days, I exercise those muscles that push: tricep, chest, and shoulders. The other two, I exercise those that pull: bicep, back, and leg. That's quasi-obsessive. Here's where it gets scary: on "tricep-chest-shoulders" day, I always wear white shorts with a darker shirt. On "bicep, back, and leg" day, I always wear dark shorts with a lighter top. No exceptions.
3. Every Saturday night before I'm going to preach on Sunday, I write the check we're going to give to Good Shepherd and pull out my sermon preparation and put it on the breakfast table so I can look at it while eating my breakfast. (And the menu for that meal, of course, never changes -- English muffin with honey, hard boiled eggs, and orange juice.) If those things aren't done the night before, I feel all out of sorts on Sunday.
4. Lunch in the office is turkey breast (no bread), Minute Rice, cottage cheese, and a Nutrageous. Lunch at home is turkey breast (no bread), Minute Rice, cottage cheese, and a Nutrageous.
5. Ever since I got a new car in 2009, I've never let its gas tank get below 1/2 full.