Monday, March 22, 2010

truthiness

Okay, so sometime in the last two weeks when I wasn't blogging I got tagged not once, but twice, for the same award. It looks like this:


And it comes with the homework assignment that I have to write 6 things about myself, some of them true, at least one of them not so true, then let you guys guess in the comments section (only if you want to) what is and isn't accurate, and finally I'll reveal the truth in another post later this week. Oh, and I also have to tag seven people to do the same, if they are willing and able. :) Phew. Sounds like a lot of hard work, no?

Since I haven't done one of these "facts all about me" posts in a while, (I tend to lean more towards raconteur-style blogging, I like to think - maybe that's why I got a Creative Writing award?) and it's Monday and everyone's screaming at each other like five year old children over every single internet forum about the Health Care bill that passed, I thought: why not avoid all topical, political, and personal debate today and just blab on about myself for a post? Well, why not indeed.

Ergo:

1) Even though I'm definitely a tomboy, I still put a lot of care into my appearance by doing my hair and makeup every day and making sure I always look my cutest. Hey, being a tomboy doesn't mean you have to dress like a guy :)

2) I went to modeling school when I was in junior high school, competed in modeling contests and shows, and even landed myself a modeling agent at one point. I also took professional acting classes as a kid at a renowned professional theater company in Southern California.

3) I worked retail once in LA and had Drew Carey as a customer. I asked him for his autograph - on his credit card slip. I had no idea who he was, but I did make him laugh really hard. I only found out it was him after he left the store.

4) I was a theater technician at my college, both during the school year and the summertime. I worked in the shop building sets, painting scenery, hanging lights from thirty feet above the stage, and did running crew as well for most of the productions.

5) I consider myself fairly fearless, but I hate roller-coasters. They scare the crap out of me!

6) I hate snakes. I can deal with spiders, cockroaches, bees, hornets, lizards, whatever...but snakes are gross.

K, so that's it! Feel free to play along and post six facts about yourself on your own blogs, or take the time to guess which facts about me you think are true in my comments section. I tag:

Happy Hour...Somewhere, because she cracks me up

A Polar Bear's Love Song, because she's my bestest friend

The Struggling Actress, because I can't wait to see what she comes up

James Gang in Kearney, because he needs an award that isn't pink and frilly on his page and I'd love to learn more about him and his family

Jeans Friday
, because I love her sense of humor, hilarious stories about her dad, and how open she is with her heart

Okie over at Cucullus non facit monachum, because he loves Latin as much as I do and is a true creative writer

and Clarity over at Clarity in Wonderland, because we've never met and she's still my British bff who offers me Cadbury Creme eggs and a good listening ear in a crisis, even as she is going through her own grieving. Clarity - I'll let you know in December if I'm going through withdrawal and need any creme eggs. In the meantime, darling, if there is anything I can do for you...just let me know. ::Hugs::

So that's it!

Oh, and many, many thanks to the two lovely bloggers who passed along the award to me: B. Nagel, whose creative and anecdotal writing is simply amazing (check out one of his short stories here) and Robin, who blogs every single day, leaves the kindest comments on my posts, and is so compellingly honest and direct in her writing style (like in this post)- it just blows me away.

Go and check out B.'s and Robin's facts if you have the time, too!

Happy (completely politics-free!) rest of your Monday!

20 comments:

Dave said...

Okay...I'm going with the hair and makeup every day. Everybody just throws on a hat some day or other. Thanks for the award! Those pink ones are definately growing on me, but it'll be nice to have a change in color. :)

Jenn said...

Aw thank you for the sweet award - so nice of you! :) And I'm gonna go with Drew Carey as the lie. How could you not know who he is???

Robin said...

I am going to say that number 4 is true. I am making the assumption that only one is true. I got your comments, btw. As always, thanks! You're one of the few people who reads what I write and just seems to "get it." Once again, I am happily surprised by all that we have in common:-)

Lori ann said...

congratulations on your award, it's very much deserved!
i think it's number one. you don't need to bother anyway, you are so cute.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Congrats dear!
Unlike you I luv roller coater...when I'm feeling down, i wish I could take a ride on one. Snap the blues right away!
Happy Spring!!
xo

LENORENEVERMORE said...

oops
typo= roller coaster!

littlemissjuicy said...

Wow, a model, huh?
Why did you stop?

Gwen said...

I'm going to say #2 because didn't you live on the East coast? Or was that when you were really young? Besides that someone as gorgeous as you are doesn't need modeling lessons. :) XOXO

Bathwater said...

You definitely don't do your hair and make-up everyday you are probably naturally beautiful.

And I think you made up the drew Carey story that probably happened to someone else.

AJ said...

1) plausible, but probably false
2) true; I know you wanted to do marine biology as a kid, but I think you also did some modeling too
3) true; I haven't heard this story, but it seems totally like you
4) true
5) false; we've gone on roller coasters together
6) true (unless I'm confusing you with someone else -- I know you don't mind most creepy-crawlies, but I don't remember your position on snakes)

Phoenix said...

AJ - your guesses (and the reasoning behind them) made me laugh out loud at work! You're too smart (and know me too well) for your own good :)

Dionne said...

Lol, you didn't recognize Drew Carey?! That can't be true!!!

B is the same with rollercoasters. They scare the poop right out of his bum (not literally, thank goodness), but it's the only thing he won't do.

Barbara said...

These are always so hard!
I would guess #1 is false
#2 true
#3 is probably true because why would you pick his name out of hat to make a false statement?
#4 true
#5: false
#6: Might be true... my mother was terrified of them, but not much else

Joker_SATX said...

Your stint in Modeling school does not surprise me, not....one.... little..... bit!

And I am glad to have flown under the radar for the tag!

drollgirl said...

what a rad tag! and i am gullible, so i think it is all true!

Jaeve + Things said...

Congrats missy! I love reading your blog! :) I'm with you on the fixing yourself up everyday, life is too short not to and "just because!"

I got my tattoos in San Diego, San Francisco and London. I need an LA one! Email me your #, we gotta grab coffee or drinks sometime lady! :)

Mandy said...

Well done you!!!!
I would have to say the snakes and Theater.

Des said...

You're an outstanding writer, and every award you receive is well deserved.

Shanley said...

#1 is a lie. Also? Love your comments - and your thoughts. You're kinda fabulous.

Okie said...

hmmm.....I will have to guess that the fib is either the Drew Carey experience or the roller coaster phobia.

Thanks for the award. You're too kind. :)

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