PS: i dropped the crazy sock routine this morning, now i will focus on my sandwich eating
I used to try to make sure I got my socks on the right feet until I realized that I wore holes in the toes more quickly that way. Now I try to mix it up so they last longer.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers
The closest I come to an automatic response like that is that I've played WoW far too much... so that when I look at the scenery from my car window, I actually start seeing the scenery of Westfall and Elwynn Forest and imagining the best ways to navigate and where to look out for monsters.
I've done something related a few times. When being driven somewhere in college a couple of times, I tried to pull up the big map to see where I was going. (This has not happened for awhile now.)
(The land between college and where my parents live does look like different parts of world of warcraft. During early spring, when trees haven't gotten their leaves back but when snow is on the ground, it looks kind of like tirisfal glades, when the trees have leaves back, it looks sort of like mulgore.)
For other quirks:
I memorized the states in order of population in 2000 (and could probably still remember most of the order)
After cooking something on a pan, I will often run water over the pan partially to cool it, partially to watch and hear some steam form from heat.