Monday, August 31, 2009

secret, secret ...I got a secret

If you've never heard of Post Secret, you must take the time to check it out and buy one of the books in the series. It might be the most thought-provoking piece of literature you've ever read. A collection of postcards, with anonymous secrets from real people. Some of these secrets are simple and funny; some are so dark that you almost feel guilty for now having privileged access to knowing it.  And my secret?  I first discovered this book over 2 years ago, while spending some quality time in my friend Kelly's bathroom - was part of the bathroom decor.  I was captivated. We all have secrets, sometimes we don't even know we have them because they're one of the millions of thoughts in our head - daily, weekly, maybe even hourly. And if it stays only in your head, is it ever real? 

Sure, there are gossip-type secrets which, let's face it, aren't really secrets at all.  But these confessions are the purest secrets you'll ever have the opportunity to indulge in.

This week, my friend Ali sent along a forwarded email called "Thoughts" and, like you, I usually hate getting forwarded jokes and chain letters.  But after almost deleting it tonight (my secret #2), I took a moment to read it.  It immediately reminded me of Post Secret, but a little on the lighter side.  Friends, I'm pretty sure we share 90% of these secrets too.

  • More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly involves me.
  • Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
  • I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
  • I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  • The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.
  • I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
  • Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
  • How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
  • I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers! 
  • While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.  
  • MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
  • I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
  • I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
  • Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....
  • There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
  • I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to. 
  • I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
  • I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes. 
  • Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
  • I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

ps - the best part of Post Secret? the funds from the books go to charity, specifically suicide hotlines.


    i literally lol'd (for real).

  2. I particulary like the one with the line of cars preventing a line jumper. That goes for grocery carts as well you know. Road rage has nothing on grocery store rage!!!!!

  3. Number one is not doubt my greatest fault. That is my Post Secret!!