Someone I really respect said this of me, causing me to troll the net for every possible meaning. A quirky act in itself.
Turns out it’s a pretty huge compliment I should have known since, David, who said it, is such a great pal.
A person considered quirky is unconventional, unusual in an attractive, interesting way.
Weird, but appealing, having a strange mix of traits that end up being charming and entertaining.
They often have a way with words, spending much time articulating with a sense of silliness to their odd sense of humor.
Offbeat, far-out and kooky.
And my personal favorite…a bit of a screwball.
The opposite of quirky is average, commonplace, mundane and run-of-the-mill.
A garden variety without any surprises (OOH, how sad).
I realized, all of my favorite writers are quirky: David Sedaris, Anne Lamott, Patti Smith, Paul Rudnik, Sarah Vowell, Lisa George and the Big Daddy of quirk…Mr. John Waters.
I at once began to bask in my quirkiness, happy to be in such esteemed, off-the-wall, zany, what you’d never expect company…
so thanks David…:)