This shouldn't be too difficult to think up.
1.) In a public setting, I have a nearly constant smile on my face. I love to smile. That's where the title "Emily is Smiling" came from... and I'm often teased about it from casual friends.
"No way! I love smiling!" And I do.
However, Ali and my mom call me a pessimist. How can this possibly work? Here's how I see things. Perhaps I'm a happy pessimist. Don't start arguing about this concept right away. Let me explain. I expect the worst to happen... but I figure I might as well make the best of it. Does this make sense? Probably not. Oh well. :)
2.) I dislike chocolate immensely. Chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, fudge, chocolate syrup, chocolate milk, a lot of fancy chocolates... but I DO like Hershey's Kisses, M&M's, and Reese's. Don't ask me why.
3.) I'm not big on the idea of having my own children. People always ask why and I always reply, "I'm not a nurturing person!" But in some ways, I am, because I love inner city kids and children in Africa. But raising a child of my own sounds terribly frightening. And possibly even awful.
4.) I take pictures of EVERYTHING. Ali calls me a picture hoarder because I probably have more than fifteen thousand photographs on my computer. I am terrified of having a wonderful experience and not being able to capture those memories with a photograph.
5.) I'm a very nervous person when it comes to things like driving, water, fast objects, and... well, most things. However, I'm quite brave when it comes to situations involving people.
I wasn't afraid at all when I was walking through the slums of Kenya and Mexico City. I wasn't afraid at all when I hopped into the back of a pickup with a bunch of strangers who then, to my dismay, proceeded to take me to a liquor store... because I needed a ride. (Long story. Looking back, I know what I did wasn't the smartest... and I'll write about it if I get enough requests.)
Of normal things, I'm terrified. Of certain pointless and even reckless things, I'm not scared at all. (For another example, I ADORE scary movies.)
Well, there's my list of five odd or unusual things about me. What's yours?