Thursday, March 25, 2010

True or False? Plus...Congratulations to all the Golden Heart and Rita Finalists!

As promised, I am revealing the very shocking Truths from my list today.
Okay, melodramatic much? Yep.

But first, congratulations to all the Golden Heart and Rita entrants who got the call today! What an amazing experience for you guys!

Secondly, I'm well aware that I tend to be longwinded. I'd like to say this post will be an exception, but it probably won't. Sorry.  Now, to business:

1.) My favorite movie of all time is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
 This is FALSE. While it amused me a great deal, I'd be lying to say I was laughing with the movie. Another shred of evidence that the book is usually better than the movie, right?

2.) I am a writer of FABULOUS poetry.
Ha. Ha, ha ha ha. Nope. Terrible poetry is all I've ever produced. Poetry even I had to admit was terrible. This is SO FALSE, it isn't even funny. Especially if you're forced to read said poetry.

3.) I have a tramp stamp.
(Shifty eyes.) Okay. This is embarrasing, but TRUE. But I never would have gotten a tattoo there if I'd known it would eventually be labelled a tramp stamp. But even now that it is, I still love it. Its sooooo pretty, you see. No, no visual aids there. I can't get the camera that far behind me and still take the pic. Yes, that IS the only reson you're not being subjected to the sight. :)

4.) The desk I use to write at is a converted piano.
Again, this is TRUE. And to prove it, here she is! Isn't she gorgeous?? I'm told it's an 18th century piano that was converted to a desk and that there were only 4 made. But that was by the antique dealer trying to sell me the thing, so who really knows? And who cares? Look at her!! Lovely. Even if she is a huge mess.

5.) I write absolutely all my work using Write or Die.
This is FALSE. But I do about 85% of my first drafts using write or die, so it's only a little false...

6.) In my spare time, I play the violin
Errrmmm... No. This is FALSE. I cannot play a single musical instrument, not even the recorder. I can however operate my Ipod, and that's good enough for me. I am fascinated by folks who can play musical instruments though.

7.) I do everything long before deadline because I don't like things hanging over my head waiting to be done.
This is SO FALSE. I wait until the night before, or the hour before or the 5 minutes before. I don't know why I do that to myself, but I always do.

One more pic of my lovely piano desk...
And there you have it folks! The Outrageous Truths about Merissa.


  1. Hey Merissa, the piano-desk is phenomenal - if I used it for writing I'd have to write historical/costume drama. :)

  2. I love that piano-desk. I am so jealous. :) It's amazing.

  3. The desk is awesome. I'm voting you have someone take a pic of your tramp for us.

  4. Wow I freaking love the desk piano. That is sweeeeet! I wish I had a REAL desk/converted piano haha. My desk has a wobbly leg and is covered with school papers, insence, and and CDs. lol. But yeah, really cool desk.

  5. Hi, Merissa!
    Love your new picture on top! I didn't final in the Golden Heart. Even though I didn't think I would, I still felt disappointed. But I'm over it and ready to move on. Great post. I feel I know you so much better now. I second you posting a picture of the tramp stamp. It's part of your body. You love it. Be proud of it!!!

  6. Hi Merissa - I write terrible poetry too and I'm a huge procrastinator. I've never heard of a tatoo being called tramp stamp before, now I really want to know where it is. I have an award for you at my blog.

  7. Lol! Thanks guys....
    I love the piano desk too. Its huge, so I waffled about getting it, but hubby persuaded me to go for it. Its amazing how you can get beautiful heavy wood furniture that's older for the same price as Ikea stuff, right?
    As to the tramp stamp...someone correct me if I'm wrong, but if it's on your lower back they call it a tramp stamp. How sad. Sigh.

  8. Sorry you didn't final Wendy. :( I entered, but by a month after entering I knew it wouldn't final. It was just too rough. So, I focused on cheering on everyone else, and telling myself I'd be sure to polish up my entry properly for 2011. :)
    Next year maybe will be better for both of us in the Golden Heart arena. :)