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PROMPTuesday #60: Lie to Me

June 15th, 2009

We got a meme this week, folks. And I’m going with it because the topic intrigues me and I love to lie for sport. So by way of Green Girl, this meme/PROMPT is as follows:

 

“Sometimes you can learn more about a person by what they don’t tell you, or from the things they make up…”

So lie to me. Answer one question for each deadly sin with a made-up answer.

(Or a true answer…because I’ve never been one to hide my true self well, despite the lying for sport thing.)

 

Meanwhile, here is your assignment…

 

Pride

What is your biggest contribution to the world?

 

Envy

What do your coworkers have that you wish was yours?

 

Gluttony

What did you eat last night?

 

Lust

What really lights your fire?

 

Anger

What is the last thing that really pissed you off?

 

Greed

Name something you hoard and keep from others.

 

Sloth

What’s the laziest thing you ever did?

 

(View Green Girl’s answers here.)

 

Post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.

 

And also — First time to PROMPTuesday? Welcome! Read a bit about this weekly writing exercise here.

Want to see what’s been written in the past? Catch up on the PROMPTuesdays archive here.

 

On June 15th, 2009, San Diego Momma said:

Pride

What is your biggest contribution to the world?

A mocumentary called “Get It Write,” which chronicles a weekend writer’s conference. Written and filmed in the style of “Best in Show,” and “A Mighty Wind,” the film follows a hapless writer named Sandy Eggomama who halfheartedly listens in on seminars about story arcs and point of view while thinking that the best writers don’t give a shit about any of that. True enough, the star of the conference turns out to be a homeless hobo who wanders off the street into the conference and pens some senseless crap on a napkin that gets noticed by a hungry agent and published in a whoreish book called “It’s Not About the Bark. We Are Telepathic.”

 

Envy

What do your coworkers have that you wish was yours?

A sense of direction and the Weight Watcher’s Smart Ones Baked Potato with Broccoli & Cheddar Frozen Food entree.

 

Gluttony

What did you eat last night?

Chardonnay grapes and Pirate Booty. Chased with a chewable multi vitamin and carpet hair.

 

Lust

What really lights your fire?

A scruffy man in a dive bar who had it all, but lost it in a bad Vegas bet. He spends his days drinking ’til dawn and talking physics. He wears Levis that cup his butt just so, but sag a bit in the middle. Also, piercing blue eyes that tend toward the weary yet hint at the man he used to be. He likes old country and whiskey shots. He makes no apologies. His nails are clean and he smells like Irish Spring. He doesn’t look back when he leaves in the morning.

 

Anger

What is the last thing that really pissed you off?

I waved to you when I drove by, and you didn’t wave back.

 

Greed

Name something you hoard and keep from others.

My swine flu vaccine.

 

Sloth

What’s the laziest thing you ever did?

This.

 

On June 16th, 2009, DaGoddess.com » PROMPTuesday #60 (my cutoff age for dating…the guys, I mean, not me) - Lie To Me said:

[…] the week to figure out what was true, what was false, and who had us most convinced. Or something. “So lie to me”, Deb says. But I hear Jonny Lang singing it faintly in the background…as if he’s serenading her […]

On June 16th, 2009, Green Girl in Wisconsin said:

Brilliant–I like your anger one–and the vaccine. Snort!

On June 16th, 2009, Wade Nash said:

Please see my posting at:

http://paulrwade.blogspot.com/

Thanks! :)

On June 16th, 2009, Nej said:

“Chewable multi-vitamin and carpet hair.” LOL!!!

Here are my answers….

http://kayaknej.blogspot.com/2009/06/liar-liar-pants-on-fire.html

On June 16th, 2009, MommyTime said:

Pride

What is your biggest contribution to the world?

I invented the snail-shaped paperclip

Envy

What do your coworkers have that you wish was yours?

a really really sweet convertible car

Gluttony

What did you eat last night?

six chocolate chip cookies

Lust

What really lights your fire?

broad, tanned shoulders, still wet from the pool

Anger

What is the last thing that really pissed you off?

when my neighbors refused to spray the dandelions in their yard, and mine ended up a yellow weedy mess as a result

Greed

Name something you hoard and keep from others.

good chocolate

Sloth

What’s the laziest thing you ever did?

spend two hours practicing using the TV remote with my toes because I couldn’t be bothered to sit up so that I could reach it with my hands

(PS Four lies and three truths here, but I’m not saying which is which.)

On June 16th, 2009, Mama Mary said:

Carpet hair, seriously? Hhhheeem…that is the sound of me gagging. love it!
Mine are up and apropos of your big move to the burbs – congrats btw. You’ll love/hate it!

On June 16th, 2009, Cocktail Maven said:

I gave it a go, and had LOADS of fun with this. Hope you enjoy too!

http://cocktailmaven.blogspot.com/2009/06/san-diego-mommas-promptuesday-60-lie-to.html

On June 18th, 2009, DaGoddess.com » PROMPTuesday #60 - For Real (wherein I’m supposed to lie or something) said:

[…] the week to figure out what was true, what was false, and who had us most convinced. Or something. “So lie to me”, Deb says. But I hear Jonny Lang singing it faintly in the background…as if he’s serenading her […]

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