I am curious
In Dick Francis's Gamble (by Felix Francis), chapter 6 page 91, our hero is going through the papers of his dead friend, of whose estate he is executor. There's this line:
"I was curious to see that Herb had been paid somewhat more than I was."That sounds odd to me. I can't use "curious" like that - I'd have to say "I was interested to see" or maybe "I was intrigued". But "curious" is something you are before you see, probably why you're looking. Merriam-Webster agrees with me, noting "curious always suggests an eager desire to learn".
How about you? Sound okay - or weird?