Thursday, August 11, 2022

Thursday Thirteen

Here are some things that people do that generally aren't mentioned in novels. Or if they are mentioned, they aren't dwelled upon, unless they're some kind of defining habit. Of course, I'm sure somebody can tell me a book that every single one of these things are mentioned in. But still, novels tend to overlook the mundane day-to-day things of life, right?

1. Go to the bathroom.

2. Clip their nails.

3. Pick or blow their nose.

4. Sleep.

5. Read a magazine/newspaper, etc.

6. Mess around with a mole/skin tag or some other weird thing growing on them

7. Brush their teeth.

8. Make note of whether the character is right or left-handed, or ambidextrous.

9. Make note of little white lies to friends in mundane conversations.

10. Gossip.

11. Go in one room and forget what they're in there for.

12. Boredom/staring out the window/ etc.

13. Scratching an itch.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while, and this is my 768th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday. Or so sayth the Blogger counter, anyway.


  1. I don't know why, but #6 really captured my fancy. What a great idiosyncrasy to give a character!
    One of the things that annoyed me about The DaVinci Code is that Robert and what's-her-name never ate or drank. Even if a beverage was offered! Were they afraid that the intake of nutrition would cause them to need the bathroom and interrupt their derring do?

  2. I'm always wondering when they eat. You really see it in movies. I also don't like when they drive and obviously don't even look at the road. haha

  3. I got a good chuckle from this list and I needed it. Thank you! I have thought about the bathroom one in so many movies , especially ones where someone is tied up.

  4. When someone is tied up or locked somewhere for an extended period of time.
    So how many of those things do you do?


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