Thursday, July 02, 2009

Good Liars Make Great Writers

Oh, man. I tell you what. I must be getting a lesson in patience. Just when I get this 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. shift down, they go and change it on me. I was just getting used to writing in the morning, too. Now I'm doing 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. four days a week. It sounds good on the surface, but it's hard with the kids to get much writing done on the weekends and writing that extra day off during the week isn't going to get me very far. I may have to start night-writing again. Hey! I could be the Night Writer. I like that. Maybe my computer could have a light that flashes back and forth and talk to me in a droll voice.

Sorry. Went off on a tangent there.

Anyway, Mercedes, bless her to pieces, must have realized I needed another distraction so she tagged me and I'm bound by blogger-code to obey. So on with the lies.

“Sometimes you can learn more about a person by what they don’t tell you. Sometimes you can learn a lot from the things they just make up. If you are tagged with this Meme, lie to me. Then tag 7 other folks (one for each deadly sin) and hope they can lie.”

Pride: What is your biggest contribution to the world?
Killing off the dinosaurs so that they'd stop using us for entrees.

Envy: What do your coworkers wish they had which is yours?
It's either my tall, well toned body or my long, curly locks of hair.

Gluttony: What did you eat last night?
Some left-over T-rex (see pride).

Lust: What really lights your fire?
I always liked that sorceress chick from the Thundar the Barbarian cartoon.

Anger: What is the last thing that really pissed you off?
Not being able to get all my hundreds in my wallet.

Greed: Name something you keep from others.
I never share my underwear. Sorry, no matter how much you beg, those babies are mine.

Sloth: What’s the laziest thing you’ve ever done?
Once, when I was walking with Big Foot, he made his business and I just left it. Sorry, my baggies weren't big enough.

Now, I guess I should tag someone. I choose, in no certain order:
Jennifer Brozek, Joshua Reynolds, Cheryl Reif, Jim Cooney . . . uhm, sorry, that's all I got. Everyone else has either done it or is an agent and I'm not going there.

8 comments:

Josh Reynolds said...
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Josh Reynolds said...

You ask, and you shall receive...except when I can't figure out how to spell properly.

Barrie said...

Good luck with finding decent writing time. That's always struggle at my house too.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Thank you for taking care of that pesky dinosaur problem.

abrokenlaptop said...

I, too, am jealous of your long, curly locks of hair.

You know, I hear you about writing with kids! It takes superhuman powers of concentration, and I pretty much threw my hands in the air and gave up this last week. It felt good, in a way, and terrible in another. At least now I know that I can't do that again and feel like a respectable writer.

-Mercedes

Cheryl Reif said...

Night Writer: I like it! Surely someone has written a program to give your computer that droll voice....

I'll definitely add my lies to this writing parade--just it might take me a few more days. I've got the kid distraction thing going, too--plus I'm in the midst of massive computer rehab because my laptop died last month (RIP).

Good luck finding time to write amidst the craziness!

abrokenlaptop said...

I'm just checking in to make sure that you're still alive and kicking. :)

-Mercedes

Gabe said...

Mercedes, I'm alive, but not too much kicking going on right now. I appreciate the concern. I promise to post by this weekend.

Lotsa love.

Gabe