Friday, June 8, 2012

I Did Another Dumb Thing

As people ask me about my plans for a second book (Two Scoops is my first), I keep thinking my best choice would be, Dumb Things I Have Done, and How I Made a Million Dollars from Them. What do you think? I especially like the million dollar part.

Here's my latest: I was telling a friend about the preacher's wife my mom named me after, and that I'd promised myself as a teenager that I'd never marry a preacher (I wanted to be rich). Then I told my friend in a secret-like voice, as if to impress her, "and the lady my mom named me after was also a Jeanette."

An odd look passed over my friend's face for a split second, then she said, "Well, yes, I bet she was!"  She probably went home that night and told her husband, "I don't know about Jeanette..."

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chuckle today, Jeanette! I love how you're willing to tell on yourself. It helps the rest of us not feel so bad about our dumb things.

    Blessings.

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  2. Let's face it, most of us could write a book like that. However, I know I for one would not be brave enough to write a book. (-:

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  3. Teeheee, we've all done it! :-) Now if you really won a million dollars, that would be pretty cool.

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  4. Ha!

    Very funny, Jeanette. I like the "million dollars" title.

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  5. That story brought out a belly-laugh from me. Maybe you should include this little tale in your next book.

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  6. My story..."Where did you get that name?" the lady asked. "From my mother" I replied.
    "Oh, her name was Clella?" she said. "No her name was Betty." and I won't continue...Maybe we could collaborate on the next book we write. :-) Loved this story.

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