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  1. Mary @ food and fun on the run
    December 15, 2011

    ha ha – oh the difference of living with a boy!! I tend to open something, and leave the protective stuff on the counter. Like if I open a jar of peanut butter, I tend to leave the foil part just hanging on the counter. My husband brought this to my attention, so I am much better about it. But its just the little things 😉
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  2. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    December 15, 2011

    I can understand that habit. My husband tends to do the same thing and there’s nothing worse than waking up to dirty dishes or even stuff that’s been sitting in the drying rack when you wake up in the morning. After dinner, I like to clean up ASAP so I can “relax” 🙂
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  3. Jennifer Kiss
    December 15, 2011

    I am disgusted that he ate food that had been sitting out all night….especially with melted cheese. Won’t that make him sick??

    • Meghann
      December 15, 2011

      I’ve been known to eat pizza that has been sitting out all night before (especially in college). I’m sure the food is fine.

    • Amy
      December 15, 2011

      I have also been known to eat leftovers that have been sitting out all night, and I’ve never had any ill effects. I hate wasting food SO MUCH that I’m always willing to take the chance. I actually think that many of us are overly freaked out about getting sick from food…that’s not to say it CAN’T happen, just that the chances are awfully low. Same reason I keep eating raw cookie batter…yes, a few people have gotten salmonella, but most of them haven’t. And licking the beaters is a pleasure I just can’t deny. 🙂

      • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
        December 15, 2011

        It’ll be fine. I have definitely done the pizza-the-next-morning thing after it sits on the counter (more recently than I want to admit, haha). He’ll live 🙂
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  4. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    December 15, 2011

    Haha – I hate waking up to dirty dishes! Although I guess one habit I have that I didn’t realize before moving in with roommates is that I tend to use the same glass all the time and leave it on the counter all day (rather than put it in the dishwasher or sink like they do.) I guess it might be annoying because technically, there’s a dirty glass on the counter, but I just don’t see the need to take out a brand new one when I’ve only used it once!
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  5. Jen
    December 15, 2011

    I’ve had a really hard time adjusting to coming home or waking up to a mess that I didn’t create. For some reason knowing it is there and that I did it makes it easier to handle. Sometimes I wish my fiance would write me a note, “Beware, mess in kitchen,” so I had some warning!

    • Emily G. @ From My Messy Desk
      December 15, 2011

      Me too!! My boyfriend leaves his dishes on the coffee table and it annoys the you-know-what out of me!! Walk 10 steps and put it in the sink. I’ll even put it in the dishwasher – just don’t leave it sitting out!!
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  6. Cait’s Plate
    December 15, 2011

    Haha I hear you. It’s funny how all those little quirks you don’t even realize you have get realized when you live with someone else!
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  7. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    December 15, 2011

    Cute story about the kitchen. I can so relate to that. But I guess compromise is what we eventually learnt. Bet now that it’s up on the blog, not sure if Derek would dare to do it again? 😀
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  8. Mallory @ Have Your Cake
    December 15, 2011

    haha – that’s funny. i live alone so unfortunately i do the dishes every night (And sometimes in the morning 😉 )
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  9. Rachel
    December 15, 2011

    I have never heard of lights off kitchen closed before! That’s so funny.

  10. Meg at runridelove.com
    December 15, 2011

    I apparently do not screw the tops on bottles and jars back on all they way, and its drives my bf crazy! The seltzer goes flat, sometimes something get spilled (only by him)…I have never thought twice about it, but it seems to drive him up a wall. Ha.
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    • Meghann
      December 15, 2011

      haha! I have to side with the bf here. I always screw the lids on super, super tight, so that sometimes they’re hard to unscrew. I’m paranoid about things spilling or going flat. lol

  11. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    December 15, 2011

    My boyfriend likes to keep the lights off. So sometimes when I get home at 5:30 I’ll see him sitting in the dark on the couch on his computer. I’ve always felt like when the lights are on its day time and I don’t see the need to turn the lights off before bed (unless I’m watching a movie or something). Its weird and one of those things we’ve had to compromise on- I don’t like living in a cave 😛
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    • Meghann
      December 15, 2011

      I’ve found Derek the same way! I love lights, but he loves the dark. So strange to me.

      • Samantha
        December 15, 2011

        I think this is a total boy thing. My boyfriend, Dustin, is the same way — and all five of my brothers do it too.
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    • SpaceySteph
      December 16, 2011

      I’m afraid of the dark. There I said it. I leave the lights on in the kitchen and living room until I go to bed, and then I go turn the bedroom light on before I turn out the others. And then I turn on the bedside lamp before I turn off the overhead light. My boyfriend also doesn’t leave lights on… he just pads around in the dark until he reaches the room he’s going to. But then the monster under the bed might get him. Yes, I am mentally a 5 year old.
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  12. theswanin.me
    December 15, 2011

    That is really interesting about the lights off, kitchen closed thing. For me I turn the lights off because there is no one in the room and I am saving electricity. But for those night I am slacking about putting away the leftovers this would be great! Since hubby is now a SAHD and college student he gets to do all the dishes. Heheh!
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  13. Sara @my less serious life
    December 15, 2011

    i had leftover eggnog the other day and did exactly this – added them to my overnight oats (actually i did it twice). yummmmmmmmm!
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  14. Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    December 15, 2011

    I honestly barely remember as the cop and I have been together since the beginning of time. I still hate dealing with socks left everywhere, though. GRRR.

    I almost put eggnog in my ooiaj last night! I wish I would have!
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  15. Amanda
    December 15, 2011

    I can relate to this. I have this need to do the dishes before I can relax at night. It stresses me out to wake up to dirty dishes everywhere, while my husband could care less. He also has this habit of opening cabinets and not closing them. Drives me nuts! haha
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    • Megan
      December 15, 2011

      My boyfriend does this too! If he gets home before I do, I will walk into the kitchen to literally every cabinet being wide open…what??? What in the world did you need that caused you to open every cabinet (and not close it)? Drives me crazy haha

      • diana@mymarblerye
        December 16, 2011

        OMFG THIS TOO. I tell my hubs that he is like a ghost in the sixth sense! opening cabinets and leaving!
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  16. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    December 15, 2011

    My thing is opening and closing drawers and doors…..they need to be closed ALL the way! hah.

    Love the b-fast idea!
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  17. Colleen
    December 15, 2011

    i’ve had fights w/ my husband about this. before he moved in, i always kept the little above-sink light on until i went to bed because i am in and out of that space all night long. once it’s turned off, it’s bedtime and the kitchen is closed. now that we are living together he seems to have a hard time remembering this and keeps turning the dang light off before it’s time to! boys are annoying!

  18. Krista
    December 15, 2011

    You bring up a good point, I always say I never learned so much about myself until I moved in with my (now) husband. Dishes in our house have to be done right after we eat, and it’s usually me doing them. If I want it done (and I do) I just do it myself. I would rather just do the chore than waste the effort on begging him to do it. He does some chores that I hate doing like garbage & vaccuuming without ever asking me to do it so I don’t mind.

  19. Samantha
    December 15, 2011

    It’s very true, you never realize your habits until you’re living with a boy. Dustin always leaves his socks everywhere, which drives me up a wall. Either keep them on your feet, in a drawer, or in the laundry basket! He wonders why so many go missing….I always have to drink a full glass of water before I go to bed (I don’t know why). So I’ll fill a glass, go take off my makeup, etc, and when I get back, Dustin will have drank some! He doesn’t understand why it has t be full. I don’t either, but it’s a weird quirk I have. Heh.
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  20. Allison
    December 15, 2011

    I’ve [and my Dear] noticed that I may be an OCD cleaner and planner, but I never can seem to remember to replace the trash bag in the kitchen after I take it out, put a new roll of toilet paper or papertowels after I finish a roll, and I tend to leave the water running when I’m wiping down the counters… No logic 😛
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  21. Andrea @ Onion in My Hair
    December 15, 2011

    GORGEOUS breakfast, Meghann!

    I am going to make the very same mix this weekend…with the exception of the crumbled cookie because I am the world’s WORST baker!
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  22. Hannah N.
    December 15, 2011

    I just moved in with my boyfriend a week and a half ago and it’s great, but it’s also sooo weird. We’ve been together for 4 years so we are very used to each other’s habits, but you forget about all the little things you like to do and then when your significant other does it differently it does throw you off!

  23. Elisabeth
    December 15, 2011

    I’ve eaten leftovers that were left out accidentally before – never had a problem. I wouldnt drink milk that sat out or eat poltry that was not refrigerated, but otherwise it’s really not a big deal to me 😉

  24. Reenie
    December 15, 2011

    Ahhh reading all these reminds me why I’m single. HA!

  25. Chatelaine
    December 15, 2011

    i can’t think of my habits off the top of my head but i remember 2 of my DH’s habits back when we moved in together.
    1) he’s an adamant toilet paper rolls from top kind of guy
    2) all light switches when they’re the two switch at either ends of the room for same light kind, have to be down when the light is off – he’ll go to the other side of the room to make sure it’s his way.

    HILARIOUS when I found him walking in the dark!!

  26. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    December 15, 2011

    Lol I started living alone for the first time last year, so I’m in the opposite boat, no quirks because everything is normal relative to me!
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  27. Katie @ Pop Culture Cuisine
    December 15, 2011

    I have a very runny nose, like seriously runs constantly…well according to my hubby, I leave my “snot rags” everywhere. I don’t mean to, it’s just that I typically use one and then forget to throw it away, but I never really noticed until he drew my attention to it. Now after 3 years I am pretty good about throwing those away, however apparently my new bad habit is half empty glasses of water all over the house 🙂
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  28. MelanieF
    December 15, 2011

    I have to say I don’t have that problem, we always turn off the lights when we are not in a specific room. In the kitchen, there’s always the little light above the stove that’s turned on during the evening and the small light in the living room because we are there.The one thing that drove me crazy when we moved in together, was that he always left all of his things on the kitchen table, like his keys, his wallet, papers and more. I finally told him that it drove me crazy to have a part of the kitchen table so full of things that I bought a small cute basket to put his things in and now it’s near the phone, on the phone table and he leaves his stuff in there when he comes home. Much better!! 🙂

  29. diana@mymarblerye
    December 16, 2011

    OMFG. i get so pissed at this. I wake up and if i see dirty sh*t everywhere it instantly puts me in a bad mood. INSTANTLY. I yelled at the hubs that I won’t have children with him till he learns to clean after himself or I’ll get postpartum depression and ruin our children!!! okay. rant over.
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  30. Jessi @ Quirky Cookery
    December 18, 2011

    It would drive me nuts to leave the light on until things are done in the kitchen. I totally understand the logic and it would be a nice reminder to finish things up, no doubt.

    But I shut off the lights *every* time I leave a room unless I’m going right back in 30 seconds later. So if I’m eating in the living room or the patio or whatever, the lights in the kitchen go off. If I’m having tea after dinner, the lights in the kitchen are off. I don’t mind leaving dishes until the next day sometimes, though, either, or until much later in the evening….so having the light on in there if I’m not in there immediately? I’ll pass, hehe.
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  31. Jessi @ Quirky Cookery
    December 18, 2011

    Oh, oh, I forgot to mention the whole reason I clicked through to comment….

    I first read this as “eggroll oats” and when I saw the first picture to match, I thought that was avocado or cabbage or something else not breakfasty at all….in a prepacked tub (instead of a reused one, that is). I was kind of grossed out, even though I like really weird food combos, lol.
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