Thursday, June 30, 2011

Give it to me cupcake...

So here is the newest installment of Truth Thursdays… lets dig in.

I love talking in a British accent around the house. Back home I’d use it all around town but ever since I started working with a few Brits I no longer feel comfortable in doing so.

I’ve gone to two sneak previews – Friends with Benefits & The Help and can I just say I feel more important each time I go. It’s like I’m at a press junket and people want to know what I think. Not to mention I get to see GREAT movies a month before they’re released. You have to admit, that’s pretty bad ass.

I fear my posts throughout the week are too long. Do you feel that I’ve been long-winded? Or am I just going nuts because my commenting rounds have been weak?

I love post-its. They’re my best friend inside and outside the office. The more colorful the happier I am. This week’s color – hot pink.

I’m a twitterholic. With all the happenings on twitter it’s so much faster to comment, say hello, have convos it’s hard not to fall victim to the awesomeness. Having surpassed 1,000 followers last week I’m still over the moon. I can’t believe that many find me interesting (okay so it’s probably only 5 of you and the others just wanted their numbers higher. But you 5 still rock).

So dish… you know you want that cupcake.

25 comments:

Sarah said...

I have shameful amounts of post-its scattered across my desk at work, sometimes with notes I either can't read or can't understand. Like the other day I had written myself a note to "call K", but by the time I got back to it, I'd forgotten who "K" was. And I still haven't remembered. (Sorry, K).

Congrats on 1k followers!

Diana Mieczan said...

Im totally smitten with British accent. My mom and my nephew have the most adorable British accent:) Also, post-its are all over my place. I love writing tiny little notes...hahah Have a great day, sunshine
Muah

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I worry when my posts get too long, although it didn't seem to hurt yesterday's.
I also worry that I'll have a candy box malfunction at the theater and be without my Hot Tamales.

Miranda Hardy said...

I can't do accents, wish I could. I love the Australian and British accents best.

Truth: I'm addicted to salt. I salt everything, too much. Luckily, I've had no problems with my health thus far.

Jess said...

Damn you for mentioning cupcakes! It's not even six in the morning, and now I want one...and there are a whole plate of them on the counter from my late night baking frenzy. Ergggg...what to do?

mshatch said...

I will admit to speaking in a British accent upon occasions, quietly, to myself.

Theresa Milstein said...

You and my daughter are soul mates. She walks around doing a British accent all the time. Hers is terrible. I hope yours is better! (Actually, since I live with my daughter, I wish hers were better!)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh i kind of want to see both those movies!
Whenever my brother imitates my mom, he gives her a british accent. No one knows why

Laurel Garver said...

My question is which British accent? It wasn't till I studied abroad that I learned there are DOZENS of them--from Cockney to Geordie to Oxbridge. Everyone there knows exactly what region someone's from by they way they inflect certain words and what slang terms they favor. To a non-Brit, it's insanely complicated. One of my novels is set largely in northeast England, and after the research trip, I ran a lot of dialogue past some friends from the same region.

So yeah, I completely get why you'd be nervous about trying to mimic Brit-speak around natives! :-)

openid said...

YAY! Well, as one of your 1,000 Twitter followers, I can honestly say that I LOVE your upbeat and humorous tweets as well as your personal responses! I definitely think that many Twitterers lack the positive energy that you spread around! I'm so happy we connected! :-)
Xx
emmy

Sarah Pearson said...

I'll trade you my English accent for your American!

My daughter mimics American accents, of different types, wonderfully. Me, not so much.

Meredith said...

You saw Friends with Benefits??? I'm DYING to see that movie--it looks hilarious! Congrats on 1,000 Twitter followers! I'm still not joining into Twitter. I spend enough time on Blogger! I'm clearly not as good at time management as you are.

Emily Rittel-King said...

I only talk in a British accent when I'm around my British friends. I can't help myself. They think I'm funny and try to speak in "American English". My accent is better.

RaShelle said...

Jen - Twitter is awesome! So are post-its (hot pink is a fab color)and I'm still giggling at your British accent love. All three of my kids do the same thing. Love it!

KarenG said...

I don't share your post-it love, but definitely share your twitter-love. And the British accent? I only wish I could do one! I would speak like that all the time and say I was British (just a little white lie, I do have British ancestors) and then people would hang on my every word instead of ignoring me.

Johanna Garth said...

My daugher and I compete to see who has the best Hermione Granger accent (except she won't do it out of the house and is MORTIFIED when I do).

Am I following you on Twitte? I'm not sure...now I want to be 1001 or 2 or 3!

Christa said...

Your posts aren't too long. Also, very funny, I love the British accent thing. It reminds me of that Friends episode when Ross became a professor...

Jennifer Hillier said...

If your posts are too long, then so are mine. I try to keep them short but sometimes I just have more to say.

Truth: I'm a bit freaked that my book is finally coming out. Okay, a lot freaked. But excited, too. It's the strangest feeling and I'm having the hardest time trying to describe it to people.

Now please pass me a cupcake! The one with the chocolate icing, please :)

Lindsay N. Currie said...

You know we find you interesting:) I don't find your posts too long at all, and besides your layout makes them easy to read. Ah, what can I dish about. I have the twitter bug too. I haven't been on as often, but it's like a little treat when I am on there. Congrats on 1000 followers! Sheesh, you've more than doubled me!

Mimi said...

No, posts not too long at all, because they're interesting.
I wish I could do accents. If i could get one new talent, that would be it, cos you can have great fun with it.
re twitter,i can't get it at all, but congrats on your 1000 followers.

Wild Child said...

The other 486 of us who follow you on your blog but not Twitter are old generation hold outs that do not want to adopt new technology. LOL

I got to sneak preview Mission Impossible II. Tom Cruise showed up to tell us not to talk about it to anyone. He really is freakin' short. This was a bit before Facebook and Twitter had taken off, so it was easier to keep yourself in check. LOL And yes you do feel awesome. Then we had to fill out a questionaire. I can't remember the ending we saw, so I don't know how our watching it might have changed it before it's actual release.

Wild Child said...

Oh, yeah, and some days I could see why twitter might be easier to have a convo and so addicting. I wish real life had a like button I could press. Sometimes I don't want to comment, I just want to tell people I like it. :D

alexia said...

I talk in fake French accents every now and then. Well, I try :)

Congrats on 4 digits!

For your contests sidebar, I'm having a book giveaway on my blog to celebrate my new urban fantasy newsletter. Ends 7/10.

http://alexiachamberlynn.blogspot.com/2011/06/urban-fantasy-newsletter-and-free-stuff.html

Clarissa Draper said...

I talk in accents too but they're no accents I've ever heard. Most people I know call my accents Clarissa's mixed..up because I mix a whole slew of them.

I'm jealous of your preview status. How cool!

KimberlyJ said...

My English boyfriend often asks me to speak in an English accent. I can't do it. If I were to live there for a while I would pick it up. My Wisconsin accent has turned into a Yooper accent and I'm not too crazy about it. people even mistake me for Canadian. Ya eh!

When he uses his American accent, he ends up sounding like John Wayne. It's hilarious.