Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tell the Truth Tuesday...

Please note these are Lisa and Laura's truths in no particular order. We're keeping them quasi anonymous this week so you can't call child services.


  • I judge the girls on 16 and Pregnant while watching 16 and Pregnant and reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear at the same time.
  • Yesterday I told my daughter to lie about her age so she could spend an hour in our grocery store daycare. I seriously thought about bringing my laptop with me so I could spend an hour writing after I did my grocery shopping. Only problem is that now she's convinced she's three and her birthday isn't until May. Yeah.
  • For the past two weeks I've taken a nap every. single. day.
  • I read magazines in the locker room at the gym until my 2 hours worth of child care is up.
  • Sometimes I can barely write one sentence without screwing around on the Internet. This completely explains why it takes me 7 hours of computer time to write 1,000 words.
  • Even though everyone told us not to feel obligated, we can't stop responding to comments. It's like a compulsion. In fact, at some point someone is probably going to find one (or more likely, both) of us collapsed on our laptops with our comments folder open. Death by comments.


Ok, people, what's your truth this Tuesday?

63 comments:

Jonathon Arntson said...

I like your confessions, if that makes any sense.

Christine Danek said...

I really like these--can't you see the smile creeping up my cheeks.

MeganRebekah said...

Naps every day? Does someone expecting a bundle of joy?

My truth:
I ate two meals for dinner last night because I couldn't make up my mind about what I wanted. I called it First Dinner and Second Dinner. They were both delicious :)

storyqueen said...

A grocery store that has daycare???

Man, if Cleveland advertised THAT fact, they'd have to turn the masses away in droves.

My truth....I really don't feel like working today.

Ugh.

Shelley

Ian said...

I used to wear fishnets and high heels twice a week...willingly. And for no money...need proof? I posted pics this morning! :)

Ian

thedailydoseofreality.blogspot.com

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

Tiko, from Dora the Explorer, does not look like a squirrel. Sorry watching Dora with my daughter is rubbing off. AND I should be doing other things but here I am blog surfing!

Christina Lee said...

um.. I am also questioning a bundle of joy... is there a new anncouncment on the way? Just tell me you can't drink Prosecco and you're so busted!
Are you referring to the Eagle's Nest at the grocery store?? If they had a back entrance I'd sneak out and leave him there all afternoon--LOL!!

Tess said...

Ah, I, too, have fallen into the nap trap from time to time.

It's slippery and hard to get out of.

okay, my confession?

I pretended to be asleep last night when I really wasn't (ifyouknowwhatImean)

crap. now I feel guilty.

Kelly Lyman said...

Nice confessions-

My truth: I let my 3 1/2 year old watch almost a full hour of TV this morning, with dry cereal in a bowl so I could go back to bed.

Anissa said...

I am entirely too dependent on the Wii as a babysitter.

Melissa said...

Great confessions haha I judge the girls on 16 and pregnant, too...simply because you'd think they'd learn after the first season.

Hmmmmm my truth? I am roadtripping 12 hours in April with my best friend just for the backstage passes our favourite band offered us haha :)

Falen said...

i have the problem with feeling obligated to respond to comments too.
Ohhh man i want to take a nap every day

Emily J. Griffin said...

"This is my confession..." Oh, Usher.

1. I'm playing on my laptop while "working."

2. I'm secretly glad my sister is out of town this week and I get our apt to myself. Ssh.

3. I've waited until the very last moment to turn in the last 4 of my Grad School applications. That's 4/5. Ruh roh.

4. I wish I had funnier confessions...

Christine said...

Isn't napping supposed to be something you schedule everyday when you're a writer?!

I'm so awful about surfing the Internet too--it's the ultimate procrastination tool. Some days I literally can't write until I've exhausted any and all pages I might have an interest in. It's bad.

Little Ms J said...

1. I secretly think I hate my new job.

2. I have an appt on my calendar tomorrow at 3 for a "new client." It is for a massage.

3. I am addicted to Crest White Strips.

4. I'm kind of scared of working on The Barista stories.

5. I bought Kim Kardashian's diet supplements, but can't bring myself to actually do it. I just think of her and Khloe whispering in the commercial while running their hands over their bodies, "How sexy can you be?"

hollitylene said...

Chocolate is a much better way to go! ;)
I totally posted a rant about 16 and Pregnant last week! Haha! Wrong message, MTV. Fail.
My truth: I have a trillion words to write today and the only ones I can think of are: No thank you.

Alissa said...

I am completely jealous of the fact that you have taken a nap every day. Okay, that's not much of a confession, but it's true!

Abby Annis said...

When my kids were little, I took every opportunity to get time away from them. It was the only way to keep my sanity--what little scraps I had left. Even now, I enjoy my time alone. And a nap every day? So jealous! :)

Loretta Nyhan said...

I totally used to do that at our gym. I applaud you for it. US and Life & Style kept me sane when my kids were toddlers!

Karen said...

Love the confessions this week!

I've spent the past ten days convincing myself that cross-country skiing can be considered children's television programming because the Olympics might inspire the Pea to greatness. But really, I just want to veg out in front of the telly when he wakes up cranky from his afternoon nap.

Jen said...

Oh my gosh I love this!!! How fun!

I'm with you completey, I do judge the girls on 16 and Pregnant.

My Truths:
1. I watch The Bachelor to watch all the crazy stalkers chase after one man.
2. Work used to be fun and now I have started to dread going
3. I'm jealous that you get to take a daily nap, that is something I would love
4. Blogs are addiciting and must be read

Lisa Desrochers said...

I haven't gotten a nap every day, but I made up for it yesterday with a 3 hour nap. Heaven. =)

Tamika: said...

So true! The Internet will not free me from it's hold. Must. Write.

JEM said...

My truthiness this Tuesday: I've had The Hunger Games in my possession for about three months now and I have been avoiding reading it because I didn't want to like it. That's right, I had hoped it was a terrible book so I could go around saying "I don't know what the big deal is." And so I would feel better about my own writing. I was, if you've read it you know, very very mistaken. Damn you, Suzanne Collins. Damn you.

Tere Kirkland said...

Truthfully, I still feel like crap and don't want to go to chorus tonight, but I didn't go to the last rehearsal, either, and I really ought to.

Someone please tell me I'm better off staying home and keeping my germs to myself. ;)

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, I feel you on the death by comments thing. It's fun and exhausting at the same time. Usually in that order!

And I'm LOL-ing at the gym confession!

Carolyn V. said...

Awesome confessions!

It takes me four hours to write 1,000 words because I can't stop checking my email. How awful is that?! Plus I've gained five pounds from eating way too much fudge. *embarrassed, looking down at floor* But now I'm best friends with my treadmill again. Love that thing. =)

Jessica said...

My confession is that I'm probably one of those people who induces road rage. It would be because of all my driving stupidity (like waiting for a turn signal before I turn, driving too slow in the left lane etc.)

I like your truths. I also like the idea of having naps everyday. . .

A. Grey said...

I love your confessions

I ought to be working, but I'm typing instead

I just started yet another WIP and I've written three chapters in four days

I lied about my age so I could get free ice cream the last time I was at the state fair. The guy thought I was sixteen. The sad part is, he really did think I was sixteen. I overheard him tell his interested buddy not to bother, that I was jail bait. That was last year, and I was 28...

The above listed confession is one of my favorite memories.

I poured coffe all over the counter this morning because I was thinking about my current WIP-crush and overflowed my coffee mug. Sadly, it was a travel mug, which I then knocked all the way over, spilling everything.

When I got caught with the coffee mess, I blamed it on a trouble making cat that lives at the farm... and I didn't feel guilty.

I really wish my sister would name her baby girl Winter...

Happy Tuesday Everyone! :D

Kristi said...

I'm so jealous of your daily naps.

My truth is I'm feeling guilty because I made up "the laundry game" so my 2-yo would think it was fun to help me with the clothes. She actually thinks it's fun which is why I feel guilty. Sadly, I still don't find it fun -- even with the game element!

Nicole Ducleroir said...

Your confessions were hilarious!! I've been thinking what I can confess....okay, here's one: When I get home from the gym in the morning, I dash upstairs to check my email/blog before grabbing a shower...and end up in my stinky, damp lycra outfit until fifteen minutes before hubby gets home from work that night.

Rebecca Knight said...

YAY! I love your truths, ladies :D. Good idea about the free child care!

My truth is that I've been sleeping with my iphone next to the bed so I can check my email as soon as I open my eyes. Consider this a cry for help.

Kristy said...

Your grocery store has a daycare and your city is unhappy? What more do you people want???? ;P

Mariah Irvin said...

Grocery store babysitting= another reason why Cleveland is awesome.

Truth: I am becoming addicted to Twitter.

Nisa said...

Sounds like a hook for your next book - Death by Comments. lol

Ooh! That is the best reason I've ever heard for having a gym membership. lol

Dawn Simon said...

You two crack me up! Most of the confessions I can think of right now involve cooking and cleaning avoidance tactics.

Lori W. said...

I love your quest for childcare comments. I have more mishaps than interesting truths this week, things like going through the grocery store checkout line and realizing my wallet is at home, etc. I need a nap.

Sarah said...

I love your confessions! Mine aren't nearly as good:
I sometimes wonder if I am having an honest-to-goodness quarter life crisis.
I think about deleting my Twitter account sometimes.
I have been Twizzler free for a week. On Thursday, it will be two. Which brings me to the quarter life crisis....

Kat Harris said...

OMG, I'm so guilty of one of those (well, maybe more than one, but I'll never tell).

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

"Death by comments"
*dies laughing at her keyboard*

Marsha Sigman said...

1) I lied to my son for 6 years about my age. He finally caught on that I was staying 23 for a really long time. He is much better at math now.

2) I joined Balley's Spa years ago and went for approx. 3 months. Every day on the way home afterwards, I stopped and ate a cheeseburger. I never lost a pound. I have since sworn off all exercise...I just starve myself. Which works if you don't move around a lot.

Cheree said...

I love the confessions.

Here's mine: I'm addicted to American Idol (that doesn't sound weird, but I'm Australian and can't stand Australian Idol).

Solvang Sherrie said...

You always make me laugh :)

I quit all my subscriptions because they were sitting in a big unread pile making me feel guilty. Now my mother feels the need to bring all her old Time magazines over for me and I don't know how to tell her to stop!

Daisy Whitney said...

I told my youngest to say she was 5 while in Hawaii last summer so she could qualify for day camp at the hotel.

Jemi Fraser said...

Fun! Actually, I think I'd have to admit to most of your confessions. Those few extra moments when your workout is done & you don't have the kids yet - awesome!!! :)

Rachele Alpine said...

Okay...here goes...

1) My main squeeze and I went out to dinner with some friends, but halfway there when I flipped down the mirror to check my make-up I realized I forgot to put on mascara. I made my main squeeze pull into Giant Eagle, I ran in, bought some mascara and put it on in the parking lot!

2) The couple in the apartment above me were...uh...really loud and I was too embarassed to tell my landlord what was going on. So "management" slipped a typed letter under their door warning them to quiet down. It worked!

3) I often eat dinner really really slow so my main squeeze finishes first and I have time to read at the table (my favorite thing to do when I was young).

Melissa Sarno said...

I just had 1/2 of a block of cheese before dinner.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Those were great.
I'll confess that I ate Reeses cups for bfast this morning.

Kimberly Franklin said...

LOL. I love all of these confessions! But I really just wanted to give you one more comment to try and resist responding to. : D

Happy Tuesday!

Gail said...

I took a nap on the bed in my Mom's room in the rehab center while she was in physical therapy!!!

jessjordan said...

I have so many books I don't know what to read, so I'm not reading anything.

I am SO in love with the tv show, Make It Or Break It, that I've almost (almost) forgotten how long Glee has been off the air.

I've stalled a bit on my current WIP.

And I haven't blogged in, um ... since dinosaurs roamed the earth.

SB said...

I understand the need to 'surf' and comment on comments...cannot wait to abuse child-minding services!!! woo - hoo! you guys are clever clever - thanks for the tip!
--SB

not too serious i hope

SB said...

p.s. you won an award at my site...don't feel obligated to play along...i don't want to be the cause of death...

Heidi Willis said...

These made me laugh out loud. Too funny!! Mostly, just because you admitted them. Not because you did them. Because who doesn't? I mean, not me of course... but... what was I saying?

Confession: my dog had surgery this week and I was actually disappointed he seemed to need no recovery time and was bounding around like normal. I really had planned at least one down day for him for me to get some writing done without having to play tug of war on his rope at the same time.

That makes me a bad person, doesn't it?

Hardygirl said...

I'm sorry. But, did you say that you have a grocery store with DAYCARE???? Holy mackerel!

Here's my truth--I was going to try and cut out sugar for Lent, but it was too hard. So, I'm just giving up Twizzlers. It's a brand new addiction, thanks to you, so it shouldn't be too hard to give up. Right???

Or, I could just do what my children do--which is give up something they never eat anyway. Maybe I'll just do that. I could give up pork rinds or beets, no problem.

Suzette Saxton said...

I love you guys! This is the place I come whenever I need a boost. And hey, Stephen King has always napped every day. Must be a sign of genius!

Bethany Wiggins said...

I love that you read magazines in the gym until daycare time is up. You should bring your laptops! Write a new novel in the dressing room.

T. Anne said...

LOL. I like how real you are. Um, can you let me in on that napping secret? I sit down once and my husband comes home like some lazy-wife alarm just went off.

Erica said...

Good ones!

I take a nap everyday but Monday, cause I'm on a bowling league.

I also have that same problem with writing and the internet. In fact, I didn't write any tonight, but I did add a subscribe button to my blog so one of my good friend/Beta's can now follow me - woops - can't believe I didn't have it already, live and learn right?

Oh and I sleep with 2 doggies, a husband and some cats in a Queen size bed. it's a bit crowded...

Thanks, that was fun ;o)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I'm a little late to respond, so I'll tell a Tuesday Tall Tale instead (or am I telling a truth????) I was in show choir when I was in high school, and for our annual Christmas show (which we performed at many different functions), I played the part of Rudolph for the Rudolph song. However, this part required a very quick costume change. One particular performance was in a hotel lobby. So one of the moms set up a couple blankets off to the side draped on some equipment for me to change behind. So I ran behind the blankets, threw off my dress and turned around wearing nothing but my dance heels, tights and bloomers to discover a blanket had fallen, and I was visible to the entire audience. Unfortunately, the band members also saw my little show and were so shocked they stopped playing. The dancers were confused, and they all stopped and looked around until they found me. I had no idea what to do, so I squeaked, "Merry Christmas!" and divebombed to the floor behind some speakers.

BTW, a nap every single day? You're my hero.

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

You have a grocery store daycare? How does that work? Do the kids hang out with the butcher for an hour? Is there actually a daycare center at the grocery store? What an interesting idea....

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

I still don't know how you find time to blog and respond to everyone who leaves you a comment.... You guys are amazing!

Kelly H-Y said...

Death by comments. Hilarious!