Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tell the Truth Tuesday

1. One of my aunts gave my kids all these huge candy bars on New Years Day. My husband tried to throw them away in an effort to detox after New Years and I, um, rescued them from the garbage. I'm eating one as I type this post. What? They were just on top of some junk mail. People are starving! I couldn't let good chocolate go to waste.

2. Ben slept 12 hours last night, but sadly I still got my standard 5 hours of sleep because I didn't go to bed until 1 AM and he woke up at 6:30 AM. Yeah.

3. Our theory that signing a really annoying e-mail with the word, "Kisses!" will make the recipient less annoyed has not held up.

4. Whenever we're put in situations where we have to either laugh or cry, we almost always cry a little and then laugh our asses off.

5. You know what's embarrassing? When you e-mail your agent so many times in one night that your e-mail breaks out the auto-SPAM checker to make sure you're not a SpamBot. Yeah.
Ok, spill. What's your truth this Tuesday?


Matthew Rush said...

Truth is: 5 hours of sleep would be amazing. That's why I sleep for like 10 hours on the weekends.

jdcoughlin said...

My truth...I love, love, love macaroni and cheese. Dream about it. It's my chocolate.
Love a good nap, too. Helps me quiet my thoughts so I can write.
Oops. That's Two Truths Tuesday.

Sera Rivers said...
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Sera Rivers said...

The truth is: I imagine myself a multi-millionaire NYTimes bestselling author who pays off everyone who annoys me. I envision "me" handing various people a stack of cash and saying, "Here's a Mill. Leave me alone" (with a smile of course). It always makes my day whenever I have to deal with someone I really don't want to (p.s... this includes family members)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

This morning I slept in so long that I didn't have time to shower. I feel like PigPen, but it's only a half day at work so I have a date with my new Caress body wash at 12:30pm.

Kelly said...

I remember those five hours nights. I usually get almost seven regularly now. My truth is over winter break I actually slept till 8am or or 9am for four days in a row. I haven't done that in 11+ years! My kids are finally starting to sleep in when they can! It's been hard for all of us to get up early this week!

Tracey Neithercott said...

While on vacation during the holidays I slept till 10 most day. Last Saturday it was till 12 pm. Of course, I also stayed up until 3.

Jill Hathaway said...

Truth: I went to bed at 8 p.m. last night. And I'm still tired.

So pathetic.

Jemi Fraser said...

My Truth: I really don't want to go back to work tomorrow! This holiday has been so much fun!! :)

Heidi Willis said...

My truth: I'm sucking down addictive quantities of Emergen-C in hopes of warding off MORE sickness over the next two weeks while I'm at my first residency of grad school. And I'm pretending that the Vitamin C also will guard against any more broken bones, because as fun as getting on the airplane first might be (it's not), I really don't want to lug along another cast!

Colene Murphy said...

I'm SO glad you rescued the candy!!! What a waste that would have been!! Crime, throwing away perfectly good candy bars...

truth for today: I have been trying to eat a berry oat bar thingy(for the past 3 hours)and I keep having to quit and hope I don't have anything blue/red in my teeth while I talk to patients. But I can't stop eating it!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, thank heavens you rescued the chocolate! That would have been tragic.
Truth: I still haven't queried my #1 agent pick. I'm too terrified.
Truth: I've entered the "what if I only have ONE good story in me" panic phase.
Truth: I wish Liar Society came out tomorrow!

Anne Gallagher said...

Ugly truth today -- I hadn't taken a shower in 3 days and drove Monster Baby to school in my pajamas.

I did, however, take a shower after dropping her off.

Thanks for rescuing the chocolate. I'd hate to see it go to waste.

Elana Johnson said...

Dude, I've given myself one week to cleanse the house of treats. I cannot bear to throw away Oreos. I just can't do it. But they will all be eaten this week, I can assure you that.

And dude, go to bed! :)

adelegriffin said...

argh. i am not over this yet. so my new brooklyn GP doctor is kind of a handsome older guy, and i'm always halfway to looking for a new dr because i like to relax (as much as you can at the dr's office) & this doc makes me feel a little bit more self-conscious than my sue sylvester doc in nyc. but he's a nice guy, genial, thoughtful- it's not his fault he looks like an actor pretending to be a doctor. anyway, sorry for the tmi but I took a calming pepto b. chewable this morning before my annual appt, and i came home and realized that my teeth and tongue were all stained this grotesque pink. when i think back on my smiley, toothy half hour of this AM, i want to throw myself into bed until june. there was nothing to do but aggressive gargling, then go online and see if L&L had been through any daily mortification.
Sending a peptid kiss.

Dara said...

He threw the candy OUT?! *gasps* My husband would be sleeping on the couch for that offense. :P Props for not having the kids eat it but us writers need our chocolate.

My truth: I feel like a complete dolt after I wrecked our car yesterday...it wasn't bad; no one was hurt, but 2/3 of my bumper came off. Now I've been driving like a grandma all day because I'm so nervous after it. :P Oh well. Accidents happen...and at least we have good insurance so we don't have to pay much.

Marsha Sigman said...


1)I would have rescued that candy too. I also believe that chocolate is the only food that you can eat after it has been dropped on the floor. Don't judge me. My floor is clean...sort of.

2)I hated changing out of my sweats to come back to work after the holidays. I still feel a little grumpy about it.

Simon C. Larter said...

1. I've started the new year off on a cranky note. Dunno why.

2. Sometimes I worry if I can't come up with oddball lists for your TTTT posts, you won't love me anymore and will stop returning my phone calls and I'll die friendless and alone in some alley somewhere with a bottle of Thunderbird clutched in my grimy hand.

3. You'll still like me if I'm not funny, right?

*. *panics*

`. *considers another cup of coffee*

=. *wonders whether heart arrhythmia at my age is normal*

8. *was kidding about the arrhythmia...I'm healthy as a

[Sekrit Bonus Number]. Happy New Year!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

1. I feel very little motivation to blog.

2. I think I might be a hermit.

3. I secretly want to steal your pink Uggs.

4. I am on a peanut butter sandwich diet trying to cleanse my system of holiday cookies. Except I'm taking a break for Chick-Fil-A tonight. Because it's Tuesday. Free kids' meals, you know.

5. I have put off doing something really, really important for at least a month now.

6. I let my kids stay up until 2 AM more than once last week.

7. We are suffering the consequences of #6 this week.

8. Sometimes I think I would like another child. When that happens, I look at pictures of myself pregnant on bed rest.

9. I have your ARC and I will read it very soon. I am very excited about this.

10. OCD makes me crave even numbers.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I am so jealous that Ben slept 12 hours last night. Anthony woke up five times last night, three in three hours. If I don't get some serious sleep and soon, I'll probably get sick. And that isn't good because I have a deadline of February 1st. *dies*

Sara B. Larson said...

Wow, that's great that Ben slept so long! Um, next time? Take advantage of it! ;)

My truth is that I am so excited to know that someone emails their agent that much! Now, the next time my hubby says, "You should stop emailing her, she's going to get annoyed with you. She'll write when there's something to tell you." I'll say, "I'm not crazy! I can write her another email if I want! My awesome friends who have a book being published wrote their agent emails all night long until they got flagged for spam. So eat that, yo!" (Except, you know, actually saying that last part, because I'm not that rude to my hubby, and also I'm white and couldn't pull it off in any other way than comically.)

My other truth is that I haven't been getting much sleep either, but it's mostly been because of my crazy-sauce preggo dreams that keep waking me up all night long. So that sleep-deprivation may play a part in the weirdness of this comment. Just sayin'.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Tuesday truths...
1. I slept all day...I took my daughter to school came home and slept until it was time to pick her up.
2. I ate rolls with cheese on them for lunch at 3:30. (so much for my detox)
3. I ate plain sugar cookies for super. (so much for detox)
4. I'm going back to bed....Tomorrow will be a better day!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

1. Chocolate is an always food.

2. Sometimes I want to tell first graders to go away. (Shh. Only sometimes. Don't judge me.)

3. I totally want to win the MegaMillions jackpot so I can stop working and write full time.

4. I put my daughter back in ballet today (now we are at 3 dance classes a week, oy) half because she is naturally incredibly graceful and half because I like hanging out with the ballet dance moms better than the tap and jazz dance moms.

5. I am one of three... THREE... working moms in my daughter's third grade class. One of the others is a dean at Princeton University (holy awesomeness) and even she says she feels out of place among the moms. Sigh.

6. I am totally going to go get one of my dark chocolate candy bars right now since you made me think about it. Yeah, it's totally your fault.

7. I want to win the MegaMillions and stop working. Oh, did I say that already?

8. I think I am antisocial, so not working would rock. ;)

Little Ms J said...

1. I still can't believe you're eating candy out of the trash. This reminds me of Miranda and the chocolate cake she rescues from the garbage can.

2. All the bands in my tights have been cut off with a trusty pair of scissors that are now on me at all times. When you see me take long strides at the end of the day it is only because I'm trying to keep them from rolling down my thighs.

3. I have a crush on my Ob/Gyn.

4. Today I hugged an exec and left lipstick on his collar. I didn't tell him and have been wondering how dinner went with his wife tonight.

5. I introduced two of my friends ten years ago. They got married and hated each other. They're getting divorced now and I feel kind of guilty.

Misha said...

five truths:

1. sitting in sweltering heat, staring at the ocean knowhing that I'd likely not find a place to swim in it is not cool.

2. I like my work, but not the boring bits where I feel guilty to do something else.

3. I really want to exercise, but jogging+heat wave = heat stroke.

4. I want to cur out sugar, but I swear that the sweets and cookies are calling me.

5. I liked Tron.

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