Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tell the Truth Tuesday...

1. Sometimes I have to watch Damages twice to really understand what's going on.

2. I only half watched The Academy Awards this year because I haven't seen any of the films nominated for best picture. Oh, the shame!

3. My sitter fell through today, and I'm supposed to get my hair cut and colored. Rather than cancel my appointment and go to NYC with hideous hair, I'm dragging my daughter along with The Curious George Movie loaded onto my husband's iPod. This has got to be a whole new low.

4. I like writing my truths better when Laura isn't around to edit them. She always deletes my confessions that she feels aren't ready for public consumption.

5. Sometimes I think the pace of the publishing industry might kill me. (I've been trying to sneak that one past Laura for weeks.)

6. The other benefit to Laura being out of town is that I can send e-mails to our editor and agent without her approval. She is not going to be happy camper when she sees our inbox tomorrow. Sorry, Laur!

Your turn. What's your truth this Tuesday?

55 comments:

Melissa said...

Sometimes, when I'm all alone, I do the robot dance while listening to The Killers.

Candyland said...

I change my socks four-five times a day when I wear them. Laundry day really sucks.

Jeannie Lin said...

The pace of the publishing industry -- I always heard it was slow. It's slower. :)

My truths?

Hmmm....I'm technically unemployed for the next month and I should be writing WAY more than I am.

I also liked Avatar and thought it was visually stunning -- but wasn't ready to declare it the revolution that everyone said it was. I feel like a traitor to the sci-fi genre.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

My truth: I really did cut back to two cups of coffee per day. No one needs to know my mug tripled in size.

Have fun getting your hair done and sending uncensored emails. ;)

lbdiamond said...

My truth? I don't like talking on the phone, but I love my iPhone. :)

BTW, regarding Damages, I feel the same way about LOST! Yeah, I can't watch a program that frustrates me. The news is a killer too--tune in a little later in the broadcast for more info on the breaking story. No. Tell me now so I can move on with my life. I've got things. To. Do. ;)

B.E. said...

My friends know I like all types of music, including some pretty out-there bands, but no one knows I still listen to Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. :)

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Haha! I totally laughed when I saw KStew and Taylor Lautner come out to present and I think that KStew coughed on purpose. That's all.

Rachele Alpine said...

A journal from my 11 year old diary reveals that I was a library cougar in love with Ronald McDonald...seriously, it's so wrong!

http://freckle-head.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-cougar.html

Natalie said...

Oh man, #5, #5. It is the plague of my writing existence--why must everything be SO SLOW.

And my truth--it's a doozy-- my daughter peed on the carpet yesterday and I didn't even spot clean it because we're getting the carpets cleaned for real today. So when the carpet guy comes, her room will smell like pee. Nice.

storyqueen said...

I have to give a presentation to parents tonight and my stomach is in knots.

There, I said it. Now go away, knots.

Shelley

roxy said...

The ugly truth is that my children ask me not to swear by saying, "Watch your language, Mom!" (I don't do it all that often.) They also remind me to turn my stereo down when the music is too loud. I think these examples show signs of immaturity on my part.

Simon C. Larter said...

a. Happy hour last night was awesome, and not just because I didn't pay for the rounds at the last two places.

2. If I weren't away on a business trip that week, I'd totally take the train to NYC to stalk you guys. Cuz, y'know, I'd totally fit in at a YA book release party. With my trench coat and shades. And fedora. All incognito.

x. Sometimes I wonder if a day will come when I manage not to get myself in trouble on Twitter or in blog comments or on my blog or anywhere online, really, since I seem to have a bit mouth and a broken propriety filter.

34. Sometimes I use words like propriety in blog comments.

35. I'm going to go ahead and use twee too, just because.

4. Brio.

0. I like the word brio.

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

My ambition today is a big fat zero! I'm thinking couch, chocolate, good book. Now back to reality I'm going to muster up some ambition and get some things done (sigh).

Nisa said...

I confess that lack of sleep from toddlers and middle-of-the-night coughing fits have left me pretty grumpy of late. Today will be better!

I also confess that I've enjoyed my blogging break. Maybe I should get sick more often... Or just not spend as much time on the computer as I was before. :D

Okay, I'll go repent now. lol

Jill Kemerer said...

I love the Curious George movie. I think it's the mellow Jack Johnson music. Puts me in a trance or something!

I need a haircut and color too. Next week...

Enjoy!

Kristi said...

I volunteer in my son's Kindergarten class this morning (like I do every Tuesday) and I'm so bad at crafts that his teacher now has me run the literacy groups rather than give me scissors. Sad but true.

Also, my hair appointments are sacred - I would've brought my little one too!

Southern Princess said...

Sometimes I don't remove the nail polish from my toes before putting another color on top...

I bite my nails...yes I am 29 and I bite my nails..*oh the shame*....

Lisa Desrochers said...

My last post was partly on all the WAITING in publishing. I'm not sure it's actually going to kill me, but...

My Tuesday truth is that I ate Taco Bell for breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday O_O

lfg said...

I am a morning person. I usually go to bed super early, right after my kids. I then get really early so that I can watch my TV shows off the DVR with a cup of coffee a blanket no interuptions from children or husband and without commercials. Pathetic!

Tamika: said...

You are a riot! I'm sure Laura won't be surprised.

Confession: I really need to clean my house. Really, before my husband considers divorce!

Jen said...

LOL as always I love your truths! I need to remember to start this... maybe Thursday!!!

Yay for sending emails out without approval, lol!

Truths - When excited I make a high pitch squeal and dance in a circle... it's dramatic to say the least.

Talli Roland said...

I've just eaten all the chocolates my husband brought back to London from Philly -- and I put the empty box back in the cupboard. I'm sure I'll hear his cry when he opens it.

Christine Danek said...

I am trying to read a book for a book club that I joined. The book is good but so not my taste. It is torture trying to get through it.
BTW--love your truths:)

Elana Johnson said...

Dude, you have to get your hair done! It's a must.

Today, I'm not sure I have any truths to spill. Maybe that I ate saltines with butter yesterday despite my resolve to "eat healthy." Yeah, that probably counts.

Tere Kirkland said...

It's raining and I just want to turn the lights off and crawl under my desk. ;)

A. Grey said...

My truth is that I'm having a really good day... for the first time in a long time...

Rebecca Knight said...

Brilliant move with the ipod and Curious George! :)

I love your truths, Laura-censored or not!

OfficeGirl said...

Truth.. I hate going home at the end of the day. I want to drink 3 energy drinks a day but Im afraid of having a heart attack. I tend to not really listen to people when they talk. I don't remember important things like I should. I'm mentally lazy.I wish I drank more. I hate cats.

Dara said...

My church is dying...lower membership every week (down to 50 now...) and part of me wonders if everyone's just fighting the inevitable.

Shameful, I know, and I don't like feeling that way.

JennyMac said...

Letting your child enjoy Curious George on the iPod is NOT an all time low. Letting your child watch Flo-rida or Ludacris on the iPod might be.

It is true that while on a concall that is inconveniently timed over lunch, I am reading blogs.

Lori W. said...

I've had to take my daughter to the hair stylist, too. You can't go to NYC w/out good hair, though.

My truth is that I'm a recovering over-sharer. Once I fall off the wagon, it's a slippery slope; I'll be that woman in the grocery store check-out line with the bad case of TMI-erhea. It's actually a real problem that I could share about on and on . . .

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I enjoy it when I have to stay home with my sick kiddos. (not because they are sick, though) :-)

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

Oh that Damages is so twisted!!!! Glenn Close is awesome!

Did you see the opposite of the Kanye-moment on the Academy Awards? Where the older white woman took over during the young black man's speech....

Carolyn V. said...

Lisa, you crack me up!

My truths:

1. I haven't folded clothes in a week and am thinking about paying one of my kids to do it.

2. I skipped class last night. It was awesome.

3. I should be doing my homework, but I'm going to write instead. Mwa ha ha!

Kimberly Job said...

I always make my kids a huge breakfast in bed for their birthday. I'm a slacker today, and bought my son McDonald's instead--but I did serve it to him in bed. Does that count?

Rhonda said...

I love your truths! :) Mine this week?

1.) I have been an absolute writerly slacker. Should be writing but haven't been.

2.) With a lack of writing one might think I'd managed to accomplish other things. I haven't.

3.) Although I'm super grateful the hubs has a job and for the money that mandatory overtime will bring in...I'm secretly bummed b/c I'm a total creature of habit and schedule. His longer work day will really screw me up. :(

Mariah Irvin said...

I started revising my MS last night, but stopped when YouTube distracted me.

Nicole Ducleroir said...

I like the look of wearing a ring on every finger. Even the thumbs.

hollitylene said...

My truth: I am 28 years old and I am sitting at my desk while I eat Fun Dip. Yes, Fun Dip. The sugar-high-in-a-pouch. Oh the shame!

Icy Roses said...

You haven't seen Up? That is upsetting. Go take a break from your crazy writing, girl, and watch it.

Truth: When I am watching embarrassing TV (like Disney channel or E!), I turn it off when my roommate comes in the door. I'm sure she's noticed the frantic fumbling for the remote control when the key goes in the lock, but she hasn't said anything. Trying to help me save face?

sunna said...

I think the original live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from the early 90s is actually pretty good, even now.

*flees*

Jemi Fraser said...

Hair is important!!! This is not a low - it's teaching your munchkin how to handle reality :)

Kim said...

I considered getting the Big Ballerina hair extensions tonight as I straightened her hair for school picture day tomorrow. Have I mentioned that I freakin' HATE school picture day?!?!

Sarah said...

Love your truths!

Um, here's one: I'm skipping class right now. To study. You have to admit, though, before I added the "to study" bit, you were totally thinking, "Dude. What a rebel. Awesome." Am I right?

Another truth: I have so many books to read, I start a new one nearly every night. And I haven't finished a single one.

Amy Holder said...

My Truth: If provoked, I can down a whole box of Thin Mint Cookies in a day and a half. Shameful, I know.

Amy Lukavics said...

You're going to kill me, but my truth is that I can't STAND Twizzlers. The pull-n-peels are okay, but the plain old 'twists' just taste like red wax.

*hides in corner*

jessjordan said...

My truth: I want money to magically fall in my hands. Like I go to the casino, pull the little handle on the slot machine one time, and BAM! Monday. Or I buy a scratch off ticket and BAM! Monday.

Not exactly innovative, I know, but darn it, I want to write full time and I'm over this 8-5 craziness!

Katie said...

Oh how I love it when Laura is gone and you bust out and get all crazy on the blog. HAHA!

Just kiddin' Laura :-)

But it is kinda fun.

Hayley said...

Sometimes I contemplate not going to college, like hours of actually thinking about it.

Sometimes I cry randomly, at things that no one should cry at and no I'm so not PMSing.

Yep those are my secrets.

Conda V. Douglas said...

My truth? Played a few too many games on the computer today. I usually am better at limiting myself.

Little Ms J said...

1. I got into a big fight with one of my friends and I apologized. And, I'm mad that I did. And.. I'm still kinda mad at her.

2. Sometimes I read my emails out loud as I type.

3. I have been eating way too many mini chocolate sparkle donuts at Starbucks, reasoning of course that they're small so they don't really count.

4. I want to say, "Bitch, please," a lot during the day, but my clients might not like it. So, I say it in my head and smile.

5. My new business partner doesn't know how to deal with me.

Sharon Mayhew said...

I spent the day doing almost nothing...I ran a couple errands, but settled down on the couch at 11 and spent the rest of the day watching TV shows I had on our DVR. Pityful, I know...I'll be more productive tomorrow.

Lisa and Laura said...

My final confession: My hair appointment was actually for next Tuesday, so I showed up at the salon with a huge bag of snacks and an iPod loaded with cartoons for nothing this morning. And I really don't feel like calling around for a sitter so I'm thinking next week we'll implement the whole Curious George iPod business as planned. In my defense my daughter really is excited to see the movie...

Erica said...

Great truths Lisa! I haven't see any of the award movies either, and the hair needs to get done, no shame in that!

Hmmm... let's see... I'm having a hard time staying away from the blogger world to concentrate on my character development - like I'm supposed to be doing!

Great post!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Truth: I keep watching clippings from last season's So You Think You Can Dance Canada and claiming it's for research.