For birthdays and holidays, my daughter invariably gives me something with Sanrio's Chococat on them: notebooks, coin purses, mousepads, cell phone holders, pencil cases, etc. Everyone thinks this is so sweet of her, and have no idea that I actually adore Chococat and I don't care if I'm too old for this stuff.
I have some sort of natural aversion to purple-colored food, because I can't stand beets, turnips and eggplant. I don't care how nutritious or good for you they are; they're not allowed in my house. All of my favorite flowering plants, on the other hand, are purple.
I grow my own oregano, basil and cayenne peppers. I love to cook with fresh herbs instead of dried, but I mainly grow the peppers because they're so damn cute (this will only make sense if you've ever watched cayenne peppers grow.)
I rarely own more than two or three pairs of shoes at any given time. I hate shopping for shoes so much that I only buy new shoes when I wear holes through the soles of old ones. I am crazy about fuzzy socks and slippers, though, and probably have fifty pairs of them.
A palm reader at a fair once pointed out that the lines at the base of my left hand thumb and fingers form a W, X, Y, and Z (and they really do, in that order.) Under my left pinkie, the lines form a star. She had never seen anything like it and no idea what it meant.
What are some of your oddities?