Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm telling the truth, this time!

In my last post, I listed seven facts.  Six of them were lies and only one of them was true.  I know, I was raised in a good family and taught to always tell the truth, but I made an exception.  I had to follow the rules that came with the blog award I received.  Mmm... What's worse, lying, or not following the rules?  I'll let you decide.

But NOW I'm going to make it right and tell you the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

1.  I've been writing stories since I was in high school.  I've always wanted to be a writer.
WRONG!  I only started writing in my early 30s, when I became a stay-at-home mom for a few years.  I read picture books to my three kids every night.  At some point, I started thinking, "I bet I can write a book."  And I did.  I sat down with a notebook, and a story came pouring out of my pen.  I've been writing ever since.

2.  I've been a big fan of Pink Floyd since college.
WRONG!  This could have been true, though.  I did listen to some Floyd in my college years, but I wasn't a big fan.  It's not until recently when a friend of mine introduced me to some of their more recent songs that I really got into it.  What, it's never too late to become a Pink Floyd fan.  They ARE good!!  My favorite is Coming Back to Life, followed closely by Wish You Were Here and On the Turning Away.

3.  I can't stand rap music.
RIGHT!   I listened to many types of music throughout the years, ranging from soft rock to hard rock to smooth jazz.  There are even a few country-ish songs I like, and one or two opera singers I listened to at some point in time.  But rap?  Never!  Well... there is this one tithe rap song they played at church that I thought was very amusing, but other than that, no rap for me!

4.  I hate cats, but I love dogs.
WRONG!  I love both cats AND dogs.  In fact, I own one of each.  Tiger warms up my spot before bed, and Shadow makes a big fuss every time I come back home, even when I was gone for only five minutes.  It's great to have pets who care.  Well... I don't know if Tiger cares that much, but he does his share of affectionate purring when I rub him under the chin.

5.  I grew up in a city.
WRONG!  WRONG! WRONG!!  I grew up in the most rural area imaginable.  Fields all around, the next neighbor a quarter mile away, dirt road.  Rural.  The village consisted of a school, a convenience store, a church, a covered bridge, and a bunch of houses, far apart from each other.  Oh, and a gas station.  I lived in a town until six and during my teen years, but I don't think a town of 35,000 population in the middle of nowhere can be called a city.  I did go to college in Quebec City, though, but by then I was all grown up.

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6.  I don't like being alone.  I need company all the time.
WRONG!  I enjoy having company, but I'm very happy to have some time alone.  In fact, I wish I had more time alone so I could write more.  

7.  My dream is to some day be a celebrity.
WRONG!  I never wanted to be a celebrity.  I like my simple life, away from the crowds.  

Whew!  I'm glad I got it out of my chest.  From now on, I shall tell the truth. : )

Charmaine is the only one who guessed it right.  How did you know??  My sister also guessed it right, but she knows me too well, so that doesn't count.  ;-)


Jay said...

Annie - it's not just the NJ connection, I suppose. We both started writing later in life, eh? Of course I've always loved Pink Floyd, and am glad to see you've come around! Rap - meh - depends.

Just Wendy said...

I've left you a little something in my blog.

PS. Great post by the way :)

Anastasia V. Pergakis said...

You have an award at my blog!

Annie McMahon said...

Jay, when did you start writing? I thought you've been writing forever.

Thanks, Wendy and Harley! Now I'm even more behind in my awards. :D I'd better catch up!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Annie, I hate rap music. To me it's a stacatto of ugly, jumping jacks of sound. I love all sorts of music, mind you. But it has to be music.

Your blog is lovely and shows the effort and creativity you put into it. Roland

Annie McMahon said...

Roland, thanks for visiting my blog!

Billy Coffey said...

I need to find a place like you grew up in. It's getting a little too crowded for my taste around here. And I'm with you on the alone thing, too.

Jay said...

Hmm.... I wrote in college, and only picked it up again probably 7 years ago.

Annie McMahon said...

Billy, my hometown is way too quiet. I think you'd get bored very quickly. I may be wrong. LOL

Jay, this is too odd. So you started writing in seven years ago, in 2003? So did I, and so did Kurt! And I think all three of us studied computers in the 1980s. Mmm... Interesting.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Fun stuff! It's always great to find out more about people!

Emailman said...

haha!! Did you have a guilty concience, Annie? :D

Annie McMahon said...

Thanks, Tamara. Now you know everything there is to know about me. :D Well... almost.

Kurt, I always have a guilty conscience when I lie. Luckily, it doesn't happen very often. Only when I get blog awards that ask me to lie. Haha!

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