Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Funnies - and Truth Time!

Okay, time to reveal my two hidden truths from last week :) I will go ahead and reprint what I had and put an explanation or two in blue. And no one guessed right!!!! Well, not true - Palindrome guessed one number right :D I think that deserves a prize...I'm thinking something chocolate :D Palindrome, email me!! (Contact button on the sidebar) :)

Here we go!

1. My brother once told me I could get curly hair if I stuck eggbeaters in my hair. He was wrong - eggbeaters turned on high and placed in your hair will cause baldness, not curls. My mom had to cut most of my hair off to get them out.

This is a lie - well, it did happen to my sister, but not to me. And yes, my mom had to cut quite a bit of her hair off in order to get that eggbeater out. We will never let her or my brother live it down :)

2. I have a small Celtic tattoo on my back that not even my mother knows about...unless she's reading this blog :D

Lie - I wanted to get one, but never did :) (Mom, you can relax now!) :D

3. I know how to say "Shut up" "I'm going to spank your butt" and "Watch what you're saying, I speak Samoan" in Samoan...I used to know more, but I've forgotten everything else. But at least I remembered the important stuff :D

True! My first fiance was Samoan and I learned quite a bit...enough to catch the gist of most conversations. I met him at school in Hawaii. Sweetest guy you'll ever meet and he could shimmy up a coconut tree with a machete in his mouth. Those were fun times :D

4. My first fiance used to have entire conversations with me using only his eyebrows. Yes, I speak fluent eyebrow *takes a bow*

True again! Of course, I'm not talking in-depth political discussions or anything, but it really was surprising the amount of information I could get just by the way he moved his eyebrows. When he came to visit my family on summer vacation, we'd do the eyebrow thing and I'd turn and tell whoever else was with us that we had decided to go get dinner or the spectators would be very confused when I'd start answering questions they hadn't heard asked. 
It would sort of go like this: 

Him: eyebrow lift to the left
Me: Yeah, you want to go now?
Him: eyebrow scrunched
Me: Okay. Let me know when you are ready
Him: eyebrow lift aimed at our friends
Me: Yeah, I think they are going, I'll ask
Him: eyebrow shift to the right in the direction of bathroom
Me: K, I'll wait out here
Him: eyebrow wiggle
Me: *smile* Love you too


5. My favorite t.v. show is Yo Gabba Gabba - I lie and say I'm taping it for the kids, but really, I sit up late at night when no one can see me and rock out to their awesome tunes.

Angie, so true - it
Iis a little creepy. My kids, however, love it. I will tolerate anything that keeps them busy but find it odd...that show would have given me nightmares as a kid :)

6. I spent nearly every summer of my childhood at Space Camp, determined to be an astronaut. I enrolled in the aeronautics program at my first college with great expectations. But, since I flunked out of all my math classes, was terrified of heights, and claustrophobic, my guidance counselor suggested I try something a little less...challenging. I should have stuck with the aeronautics program - it would have been easier.

Nope, false. I never went to space camp, never enrolled in any programs. I did, however, love Space Camp, the movie. But, math was not my best subject, I am terrified of heights, and I am claustrophobic. So yeah...writing is a much better profession for me :)

7. As a cheerleader at my high school, I got to the be top of the pyramid at the homecoming game. I fell. I decided not to be a cheerleader anymore. (See #6 regarding my fear of heights - this is where it alll started) :D

Lie - never a cheerleader. I was in the Drama club :D

8. I have a weird obsession with the number 3 - everything in my house is arranged in groups of 3, I buy fruit in multiples of 3, my children have 3 names, I always knock 3 times - I'm not crazy, I swear, I just like threes, so shoot me :D

So false - I'm actually not very fond of odd numbers. I always buy fruit in even numbered groups. Almost always six...four is too few for my family and five is an odd number, so six it usually is :D (I'm not crazy, I swear....well, maybe just a little) ;-D

And there you have it, my lies and truths :) Since this post is huge already, I'll just post one funny picture and next week we'll go back to our regularly scheduled Friday Funnies :D


MissV said...

You're such a good liar. And I mean that in a good way, of course. I missed the original post, but you would have had me with a couple of these lies - Good Job!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, I never realized it until now, but I think my characters do a lot of eyebrow talking. Hmmm. Wonder if that's a bad thing. ;)

Crimey said...

Speaking with his eyebrows, nice.

Matthew Rush said...

These are so much fun, thanks for sharing Michelle.

It's even better finding out which ones are true and realizing, even though you are very good at making some of them up, that some of the ones that seemed the most far fetched are actually true!

Today's guest blogger is The Alliterative Allomorph!

Carolyn V. said...

Okay, the eyebrow cool. There are times I wish I could do that. And the hair getting curled with eggbeaters. Oh man, your poor sister!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I need to learn eyebrow speak.

Love the cat photo!

Christine Fonseca said...

HAHA!!! Loved this post!

Shannon said...

Great post, thanks for sharing. Love the eyebrow thing!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your lies and truths.

Love these pictures. My laugh for the day.

Have a good weekend.

Jemi Fraser said...

Fooled me completely! Your poor sister and her hair! :)

Angie Paxton said...

Yo Gabba Gabba ?!? Okay, I guess to each their own. As long as you don't watch Barney in secret I can still be your blogger friend ;^)

Julie Musil said...

I wonder why you know "I'm gonna spank your butt" in Samoan. Hmmmm.

Michelle McLean said...

LOL Julie :D He thought it was hilarious to say that to me in front of his friends so I could say "Noooo" in Samoan. Strange sense of humor :)

Michelle McLean said...

Oh, and clarification on the Yo Gabba Gabba thing - yeah, creeps me out. I was agreeing with Angie's comment from last week where she mentioned the total creepiness :D That entry was a definite lie!

Talli Roland said...

Samoan! How cool.

Great lies, by the way! Hope you have a really good weekend, Michelle.

Kristal Shaff said...

I was so about to ask you to send me a pic of your Celtic tattoo. hehe.

buddhkist said...

Interesting. I think I'd like to have expressive eyebrows. Especially when I don't feel like talking to people.

Palindrome said...

Wow! This came up in my reader while I was searching for any awards I may have missed...I'm slow. :)