I Cannot Tell a Lie

I came here today to make a post about writing. But we'll get back to that next Monday. You get another week of vacation.

In the comments section of my previous post, Helen Ginger of Straight From Hel tagged me with the I Cannot Tell a Lie meme. Go over there - after you finish reading here, of course - and read her answers. I can't hope to top hers - they're awesome. Here are the rules:

"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?
When my live-in handyman and I lived in New York, I did fact research for the NYTimes. I'm most proud of one of the stories I worked on about political corruption being nominated for the Pulitzer.

Envy: What do your co-workers wish they had that is yours?
My amazing metabolism. For some reason, I can eat and drink as I please and not gain weight.

Gluttony: What did you eat last night?
Breakfast food. Several slices of bacon, three eggs, hashbrowns, two biscuits with gravy, and a stack of pancakes with butter and maple syrup.

Lust: What really lights your fire?
Golf. Watching men play golf. All that concentration. The long shaft of the club. The little ball on the ground. But I digress.

Anger: What is the last thing that really pissed you off?
The squirrel that lives in our oak tree. He sits directly in front of my writing window and stares at me. This morning he held a stem of dried nandina berries. He'd nibble away, but every once in a while he must have found a bad one because he spit those at the window. Then he had the nerve to turn around, raise his tail, and moon me!

Greed: Name something you keep from others?
My sense of humor. I want people to believe I'm a deep thinker with a serious attitude.

Sloth: What's the laziest thing you've ever done?
Once I rigged up a pulley system from the sofa to the refrigerator so I could open the door, grab a drink or chocolate, and pull it to me while I watched soap operas.

Now I'm supposed to tag seven other bloggers. Yikes! Not happening - I don't know enough other bloggers yet. But I will tag a few: Michael Bracken at CrimeFictionWriter, Mark Troy at Hawaiian Eye, Laura Elvebak at A Writer's Musings, Mary Moores at Holy Mackerel.

Go visit them, too, and see what they have to say


Mark Troy said…
Okay, you got me. You can read my response on my blog. Congrats on the Pulitzer.
Book Bird Dog said…
This is clever. I read Mark Troy's response; he is hilarious.
Carol Kilgore said…
Thank you, Mark.

Better listen to those nuns, now.
Carol Kilgore said…
I loved Mark's response, too. Thanks for stopping by.