So the Honest Blogger Award has come my way, via Joy over at Babble On. I must thank Joy, of course; Babble On was one of the first blogs I found, loved and followed. I mean, where else am I going to get my Gilles Marini fix, along with Cliff Claven insights, huh? So, with thanks to Joy, I'll give you ten....just ten and no more....honest things about myself.
1: I have a filthy mouth, but I also have the ability to not have a filthy mouth without looking like I'm stumbling over the words. In the car I say the most disgusting things, but in mixed company I am so polite, so clean, so well-mannered.
2: I am no fan of organized religion because I believe they are all charlatans and fakes. That said, Ihave an unswerving faith in something bigger than myself and that this is not the only life I've had or will have.
3: I don't like this trait but, here goes, i am a fantastic liar...and that's no lie....seriously. I have made people believe things about myself that are utterly untrue; I do, however, reveal the lie at some point. I think I might have made a tremendous actor because of my ability to prevaricate.
4: I hated high school. I hate people who say that high school was the best time of their lives. Really? So, it was all downhill after graduation? I don't have any friends from high school and I don't miss them. It simply wasn't a place for me to be me.
5: I have the knack for seeing both sides of any situation. If two people are arguing I can fully understand both points of view and don't pick one over the other. This makes me a great mediator, but also pisses people off who want me on their side. ::::shrug:::::
6: I love to read and usually juggle more than one book at a time. Pople find this nerve-wracking, but I like the option of reading whatever suits my mood at a moments notice. Right now it's "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris, "The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk" by Randy Shilts and "Son of a Witch" by Gregory Maguire.
7: I have zero patience for people who have no opinions. You know, when you ask what they think of, well, gay marriage, for example, and they say I dunno. Or, during the election, you'd ask what they thought of this candidate or that one, and they'd Oh, I don't care about politics. I hate people like that. Strap on some balls and tell me what you think for cryin' out loud.
8: I think cats are smarter than dogs. Ithink cats are smarter than a lot of people, myself included. I love their independence, their I-don't-care attitude, their general slinkiness. I've either been a cat in a previous life or will be in a future one.
9: I am not afraid of death. I believe it's a door to something else, so it isn't to be feared, it's to be amazed. I've been in the company of a handful of people as they passed on and it really is a very serene moment. That said, I am not ready to die, and I am not looking forward to it. I am simply unafraid of it.
10: I wake up every morning....every morning....singing a song. Not merely humming a tune, but actually singing the song in my head. It could be anything from some old country tune I heard eons ago, to a jazzy standard to someone I truly like, but I always have a song in my head when i open my eyes in the morning. This morning's selection was "Am I Blue?"
So that's me, honestly, in ten items or less. Unless, of course, you stuck around a bit at Number Three and are maybe thinking none of this is true.
Now, I guess I'll pick a few who could try this. I've been to a few new blogs and am just getting to know these folks so, here goes:
Keri at KLou's World
Miss Janey over there at Miss Janey's Place
Mark from Running With Blue Sponge
Jim from Jim's Stuff
Ray over there at The Messy American
Y'all fell like particpatin' lemme know. You don't feel it, s'okay, I'll still be followin'.