Friday, March 19, 2010
Melissa, from Chasing the Dream, passed along the "Creative Writer" Award (thanks Melissa). I have to list six lies about myself and one truth. This was really hard for me. I'm going to pretend it's because of my pure-hearted nature and not because it was easier to think of the lies than an exciting enough truth. So, here goes. Which one do you think is the truth?
1. I take my movies very seriously and if people interrupt something I paid good money for, it makes me angry. At the premiere of Twilight a bunch of people were talking as the movie began. I stood up and yelled, “I waited a year to see this movie so you people better be quiet.” Of course I said it with a smile on my face, but they got the picture.
2. Speaking of Twilight, I bought my daughter the Edward (sparkly) Barbie doll for her birthday. While I was standing in line, having forgotten all about the doll, a magazine with Robert Pattinson on the cover caught my eye. The teenaged boys in front of me said, “You must’ve really liked Twilight.” I said, “Yes, they were awesome books. Did you read them?” They all denied having read them (which the fact that they knew who Edward was makes their claim suspect). After they left, when I went to pay for the items, I realized why they had asked. I was soooo embarrassed.
3. I’m so afraid of heights that in college, a boy took me on a date in the mountains and I had to crawl across a suspension bridge because I couldn’t walk the hundred feet. He found this very amusing.
4. One time we were out of tape and I used Junior Mints to wrap a present for my sister. She thought it was disgusting even after I assured her I didn’t chew them, just smashed them. Junior Mints make very good adhesives. Plus, as a bonus, it made me feel like MacGyver.
5. Speaking of Junior Mints, one time I had such a craving for them that I showed up at the local grocery store five minutes after they closed. The doors were locked, but I knocked and convinced the checker to let me buy some. My dimples come in handy often.
6. At the wax museum in New York, my husband and I got talked into doing the virtual reality Super Man video they try to sell you. A nice crowd gathered around to watch. The whole time I kept asking the lady (as I lay on my stomach with my arms extended) if you could see down my shirt. She assured me she couldn’t. When we were done, we watched the video….you could see down my shirt.
7. I based a character in one of my books on Gary, the snail, from Spongebob. Not the meowing Gary, but the wise, mage, tall, robe-wearing Gary we got to meet when Spongebob crawled into his dream.
Tune in on Monday when I reveal the exciting truth (I'm sure you can't wait). :) I pass this award along to
Tricia -- because stories from her childhood are so funny you'd never believe they were true. I better stop there. Believe me, you wouldn't want to battle Tricia in a guess the lie game.