There’s this ice breaker game (which my blog title is named after). The purpose is to share two truthful items about yourself and one lie, and others are supposed to guess which one is the lie. It gives people some trivia about you as well as, hopefully, get a little laugh or amusement out of the lie.
I’m here in Chicago for the first time in my life, downtown by the lake, and it has been a very interesting experience. I came here with the expectation that I was going to do the bare minimum to get a decent grade and that was going to be it. I didn’t want to make friends. I didn’t want to hang out with anyone. I didn’t give a shit about a single person that was here.
And then something happened. Funny how that works. I made some friends. We’ve exchanged numbers, gone to lunch together. Gone to dinner together. Bought magnets and stuffed bears together (Okay, I’m the only one that bought a bear… but it’s a bear wearing a rabbit hood… c’mon now!). And it’s been fun. I might have actually enjoyed myself too.
So instead of two truths and a lie, I’m going to give you 3 truths and 2 lies to sort of go along with @Jaedia’s blog prompt suggestion of “Tell us five things that we (probably) don’t know about you, or as an alternative, you could do ‘five things you probably don’t know about me (because they aren’t true).’” This sounded like a lot more fun and gives you the opportunity to guess which two statements are the truth and which are the lies (Or how well you’ve been paying attention on twitter for the last bazillionty years).
1. I always wanted to be stripper, but never had the self-confidence to do it.
2. When I was younger, I wanted to be a lawyer.
3. I have been to 7 different countries: U.S. (duh), Korea, England, Mexico, Canada, Wales, and Japan.
4. My absolute favorite thing to do is talk on the phone.
5. I have 9 tattoos, 2 of which have been covered.
Can you tell which ones are truths and which ones are lies?
* This post is part of #Blaugust series of posts for August 2015.
** P.S. If I link to your twitter instead of your blog and you have a preference one way or the other, please let me know and I will gladly change/update accordingly.
Yup, day one is gonna be a writing prompt post.
“What are you hoping to get out of Blaugust this year?”
This one is pretty simple. I want to start getting into the habit of writing on a regular basis. Even if I’m not doing a daily thing for the rest of my life, if I can get into the habit of sititng down and committing words to screen somewhat more consistently I will be all the better.
As I mentioned before I used to write on the regular. I was a broody early-twenties young thing and the entire world was metaphors and poetry. I learned a lot about myself during that time. I also learned a lot about other people during that time. I feel like it helped me become a more empathetic and introspective person. And let’s face it, those two things have helped me choose my career path and get me to this point in my life. So I owe my younger emo self some credit.
I keep taking a lot of notes about the things I want to write about. A lot of those potential posts don’t seem to get passed the third paragraph and sit in draft mode for years. The other domain has more draft posts than published… which makes me immensely sad. The hope is that I stop having a fear of the publish button and just start yolo-writing. You know, not caring what other people are going to think or say about what I write about and just doing it because it’s what I feel like doing it.
I also want to avoid writing anything too technical. When school is in session I have this tendency to try to write APA stylized “papers” as blog posts and no one wants to read that shit. I mean, someone does, but probably very few people on my twitter timeline. So research papers are out.
No one gives a fuck about what you’re eating either. That ship has long since sailed, so I’m not going to be posting pics of my dinner and talking about my day. I’m not 15 and no one cares about who I talked to today. What I hope is that I find my voice in all of this mess. I want to be able to write about things that interest me or seem fun. Including the adventures of my day with work. I do have a lot of adventures at work and meet a ton of really interesting people.
i will likely write some political-ish posts, feminist-leaning and all that. It happens. I feel strongly about stuff. And things. And that includes feminism (intersectional feminism), body positivity, and sex positive ideas. I also want to feel comfortable writing shit too. Stuff that’s the equivalent of click bait or whatever. “JUST READ MY WORDS!!” Cause sometimes that shit is entertaining and I am a sucker for a good click bait article. I admit it.
So there it is. Kind of a run down of what to expect for the next month. And maybe even beyond if I can manage to stay in the habit. (I’m repeating myself aren’t I? Apologies, I’m on a plane and there’s children about to fall because my foot is about to accidentally be out in the aisle… I mean… Sorry).
HELLO BLAUGUST! LET’S DO THIS!