...have never read Pride & Prejudice. Or The Scarlet Letter.

...can't eat raisins. They make me gag.

...just at 3.5 slices of pepperoni pizza for dinner and I didn't even THINK about calories.

...mispronounce "integral" all the time.

...think Bill Murray is the BEST actor in Hollywood.

...still write in my diary.

...wanted to be a marine biologist until I was 16.

...make a deelish tomato sauce.

...only got an 1150 on my SATs.

...think Jason Schwartzman is hot.

...had my first real kiss in 7th grade, at a dance.

...sometimes lie about my age.

...still get nervous before pitching a new project for the first time.

What's your confession?

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Remilda Graystone said...

Interesting confessions!

Mine would have to be that I hated The Scarlet Letter. Ugh. Nathaniel could've learned how to get to the point a little bit quicker. I didn't get very far into it. Then again, I've never been one for the classics.

Rebecca Christiansen said...

Aww, you're missing out on Pride & Prejudice. I agree about Jason Schwartzman. My confession is that no man will ever measure up to Michael Moscovitz from The Princess Diaries in my eyes :P (who, coincidentally, was played by Jason Schwartzman's brother in the movie)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

:) I've lied about my age before...I tell people I'm older than my real age. It's nice to hear how young I look every once and a while.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Steena Holmes said...

I haven't read Harry Potter ...

lotusgirl said...

I put off doing laundry as long as I possibly can. I buy extra clothes specifically for this purpose.

suzie townsend said...

Jo, you are totally missing out on PRIDE & PREJUDICE.

As for my confessions:


...have an obsessive personality that sometimes defies logic or rational thought.

...just went to a Steampunk Book Launch Party for AURORARAMA with The Janet Reid and three of our fabulous Suite 500 interns dressed in steampunk attire and had the best time. <--this is what I love most about living in NY.

...misspell "separate" and "consistent" almost every time I write/type them.

...think my life would never be complete without dogs.

...still have the same bad taste in men that I had in boys in elementary school.

...wanted to be a flight attendant until I was 15. And then I had a brief period of time in my 20s when I thought about it again.

...made the coolest sweatshirt in home ec in 8th grade. I wore it consistently until I lost it my second year of college.

...had my first real kiss in 7th grade, in the back of the bus, driving us home after a swim meet.

...sometimes finish a book and turn back to the first page and start all over again.

...still lose my patience with apathy.

Livia Blackburne said...

Yes, read P&P Joanna. It's good.

@lotusgirl -- I have more underwear than my husband, so he always ends up doing laundry cuz he needs to first :-P

@suzie - I totally wanted to be a flight attendant too. My mom was one for Japan Asia before I was born.

My confessions?


... have had my driver's license for 13 years and have never parallel parked. Ever.

... Had my first kiss the year after 16th grade. Yup, you read that right. I sometimes wish I had waited longer. The longer you put it off, the higher the bar gets...

Joseph L. Selby said...

(Blogger tells me there was a Steampunk post. Wanted to point out that it's no longer here in case that wasn't intentional.)

I don't think you're missing anything with either book, Jo. There are so many film iterations of P&P that when I finally read the book, it didn't bring anything more/better.

...got my first speeding ticket 5 hours after I got my license

...have an enhanced sense of smell/taste, which actually sucks more than you'd think it would.

...was voted most likely to become pope in 8th grade but now I am an atheist.

...think Jerry Lewis wasn't as funny without Dean Martin.

storyqueen said...

-haven't read P and P either.

-have a collection of lightsabers.

-like appetizers way better than main courses.

-got an A in college calculus....then got a B the next semester in Math for Elementary Teachers.

-actually dated a male model...for a while.

-hate when I have to go to the post office.

-proposed to my husband in a car.

-think oreos and peanutbutter are simply amazing together.

-sometimes like fictional people better than real people.


LeeAnn Flowers said...


...didn't even consider writing until I was 28.

...got my first kiss at 15 in my bedroom. I got in so much trouble for that afterward. (Totally worth it - and he only got better at it!)

...cannot stand celery. I just can't eat it. I've tried for years.

...am constantly told that I don't look old enough to have kids as old as mine are.

...love British television. Sometimes more than American shows.

...will be the crazy writer cat lady once my kids graduate from high school. In only 4 years. LOL.

...love sci-fi and fantasy books, but have never read The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings all the way through. I just can't do it. I love the stories but cannot get through Tolkien's writing. I know. I'm such a fraud.

Shallee said...

I wanted to be a marine biologist too! Then during my high school biology class, I decided I wanted to be a geneticist...and then in college I majored in English. :) Thanks for sharing, it's fun to get to know you a little better.

Keith said...

I ...

...failed my drivers test twice and should have failed the third time, but the examiner took pity on me.

...hit a car in the Winn Dixie parking lot later that day, ran like hell, touched up my dad's car and never told anyone.

...at one time could recite every word of the original Star Wars trilogy, even the funny sounds Yoda makes before he dies. I also did the sound effects on cue.

...still get goosebumps when Mufasa's spirit rolls across the sky and talks to Simba.

...waited a week to break up with a girl because her mom was making Cornish Hens that Sunday.

...love roller coasters, the faster the better. But the kiddie tea cup ride makes me throw up.

...saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show nearly a hundred times.

...read Harry Potter and hated it. Beautifully written, though.

...same with Twilight, except for the beautifully written part.

Anonymous said...

...only watched Twilight for RPatzz, am 36 and wish I could eat him alive. ;)

Julie Kingsley said...

Loved this idea. I'm totally going to steal it for my blog. If you get a chance, check out my entry on Hawthorne. He was a total stud. Who knew?


Meredith Barnes said...

I...I don't even know what to say. It's like I've been living a lie. *This* is how you all tell me these things?! Suzie!? Jo?!

My world is shattered.

D A Botta said...

I -

- have never been outside the US and fear flying (so that's pretty much that)

- haven't read HP or Twilight and lots of other things I probably "should"

- have an awful fear of crowds and bouts of random closterphobia

- loved The Scarlet Letter but do wish Hawthorne wasn't so wordy

- am secretly in love with Emily Dickenson (weird?)

- @suzie: always think I have misspelled "consistently" and "separately"

- believe my Yorkie, Murphy, actually does all my good writing while I drink whiskey

Holly McDowell said...

Marine biology? Bill Murray? Sounds like you would have made a fabulous addition to Team Zissou.

Lacey J Edwards said...

ONLY three slices? Lol! Love these!

have had a crush on Elvis Presley since I was 7. I think he is quite possibly the most beautiful man that ever existed. It's really not that big of a secret.

lora96 said...



would rather eat oreos than anything else even though I can cook and bake like the devil himself

haven't vacuumed the inside of my truck in two months. It is dog treat crumb central under those seats.

secretly think Eminem is hawt.

still mistype confused as confusted and can't spell devestate/devastate properly

love the mad teacup ride or anything that spins but when i rode space mountain with my husband two weeks ago I screamed until i nearly cried, then counted backward from 100 to keep from hurling.

lied about having a premonitory nightmare so i wouldn't have to ride a particular roller coaster that scared the crap out of me.

buy $8 OPI nail polish when there are starving children who need charitable donations

believe in the power of lip gloss on a bad day

wish I could read for a living--not like to write about it or make value judgments about publishability, just read.

snort when i laugh really hard.