What is Real?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

When we last met I was telling truths, lies and handing out goodies. Thank you for taking part in the, “which is real” scenario but I guess I should reveal the whole truth, huh?

To be honest most guessed correct, the leprechaun was a sort of a lie. Most of you wanted to know more about my truths so be the kind person I am I will divulge a bit more. In order as presented here is the real story.

Truth: Lynyrd Skynyrd, my cousin was the piano player who recently passed away from a heart attack. One of the original members and when I first met the band Ronnie was still the lead singer. Seeing that 45 minute jam session has stayed with me to this day. I love jam sessions. (Sorry Mary)

Truth: Climb out a truck window. Ms. Twister and I were being harassed on an interstate with few exits by a car load of redneck men. My weapon was in the back. At the time I did not think much of it but again, later we laughed our butts off at how stupid that was. My weapon was a blackjack, which meant I had to get close enough to hit them with it for the thing to be of use.

Truth: Skinny dipping. It was 80 degrees @ 9pm, we had already played 4 games that day and the pool just called to us. When I fell off the fence I caught my foot on the barb, ripped a huge chunk off, thank goodness I had pre-numbed myself, and I just laughed. My lesson: drinking tequila and then playing in the heat the next day has the same effect as drinking it the first time. But I made the tourney team.

Lie: I did not catch a leprechaun but I went out with one or least my version of what a leprechaun is. He was sort of like that demented little creature from the movie of the same name. Needless to say it was a very short ONE time date.

Truth: I was given a thoroughbred horse. Apparently the poor thing could not run well on deep tracks. Thoroughbreds are not always understood and therefore are not treated the best. My dad does not like horses; this horse knew it and bit him. He made the guy come and take it back. Funny thing, the horse was sold in a claiming race and went on to race just fine.

There you have the stories behind the truths and lies. I do wish to stress that most all of the wild antics took place in my oat sowing years. I’m older, have the utmost respect for tequila and instead of a blackjack; I now carry a 9mm. I’m too old to be climbing from trucks and with a bad shoulder… ah, just shoot them.

Happy hump day and Peace …



31 comments:

Karen Walker said, 

Jules, you always make me smile and today was no exception. Could you clarify something I must have missed here - who is Ms. Twister?
Karen

March 9, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

It's Lent --I'll work on the jealousy thing.
OMG I had one of those dates, maybe the same guy.

March 9, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Haha... I could so see you doing All those things!! And my vivid imagination actually pictured a man/date that you described!!!! I laughed the hardest at that because I too have had some dates like that!!! lol Loved this so much, Jules!!! :-)

Hope you are having a Great week!!
Hugs,
Coreen xoxoxo

March 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

All of these confessions just make you all the more cool to me and I want to hang around with you more than ever now.

I KNEW the leprechaun story had some truth in it!

March 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

You have made my day reading this, It made me laugh so much, I could imagine all those events.

Continue to make people smile Jules.

Yvonne.

March 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

You have made my day reading this, It made me laugh so much, I could imagine all those events.

Continue to make people smile Jules.

Yvonne.

March 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
AlexOngNYC said, 

I've finally learned that tequilla and sports don't mix, but after a sporting event they do!

Alex
Breakfast Every Hour

March 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Well, of all the truths and lies. I think the lie is the least interesting anyway. I the story about the truck window and Lynyrd Skynyrd and skinny dipping. Thank you for sharing.

March 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

That's wild about your cousin. And I knew the leprechaun story couldn't be true.

March 9, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

You are quite the character, Miss Jules. I can see someone writing about you and turning it into a movie just like, Fried Green Tomatoes. You should do it. Add enough make believe to the true stuff and you'll have a winner.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium, Special .99 through April 30

March 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM  
RosieC said, 

Wow, you're really related to someone in Skynyrd? Wild.

It's possible I also had a date with the same leprechaun. Did you see my anti-valentines blog post? Yick!

Happy hump day back at you!

March 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Arlee Bird said, 

It's a real wonder that some of us survived our youths. But it sure gives us some stories to tell in later life.

Lee
Tossing It Out

March 9, 2011 at 11:43 AM  
Matthew MacNish said, 

Wow. The part about Lynyrd Skynyrd is beyond cool.

March 9, 2011 at 12:18 PM  
Kindros said, 

Thanks for clearing those up. :)

March 9, 2011 at 12:19 PM  
li said, 

I think I dated one of the rednecks in the pickup truck. :( Short guy, no neck, clutching a beer bottle? (Oh, that was all of them, wasn't it.) I agree with some of the others, your memoirs would make far better reading than a lot of the fiction out there!

March 9, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Roland D. Yeomans said, 

Thanks, Jules, for the laughter. I needed it after the work day I had yesterday. Have as much laughter today as you've given me, Roland

March 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Those are some amazing truths! Wow. :)

Happy Hump Day to you, too!

March 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
J.L. Campbell said, 

Bitten by a horse? Definitely wouldn't have wanted to be in your dad's position!

March 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Jules- thanks for elaborating- LOL atleast you have interesting experiences. I seem to be getting to posts later and later- sorry about that- these papers are really dragging out and kicking my but mentally. Have a terrific day my friend!

March 9, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Nezzy said, 

Heeehehehe, I just love you and your imagination. Confession...good for the soul. :o)

Ya never let us down for a good read and a chuckle girl.

God bless and have a remarkable day sweeite!!!

March 9, 2011 at 3:47 PM  
f8hasit said, 

Jules...your coolness factor just jumped the charts.
:-)

March 10, 2011 at 6:17 AM  
Jayne said, 

Wow, Jules! I'm sorry to hear about your cousin - I have Lynyrd Skynyrd on my ipod, fabulous songs. And climbing out the truck window to get your weapon - blimey, girl! These snippets into your life are fascinating!

March 10, 2011 at 9:02 AM  
Paula said, 

Oh yeah, the Leprechaun. And its gold! I love horses. Jules, I am still not very organized in my new surroundings. Hence i ma not so often around. I did however not hug the man who collects the rubbish... Hugs and love to you.

March 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Paula said, 

Oh yeah, the Leprechaun. And its gold! I love horses. Jules, I am still not very organized in my new surroundings. Hence i ma not so often around. I did however not hug the man who collects the rubbish... Hugs and love to you.

March 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Holly Ruggiero said, 

My goodness. I agree with what others have said. The truth is far more interesting than the lie.

March 10, 2011 at 2:46 PM  
Holly Ruggiero said, 
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March 10, 2011 at 2:46 PM  
Charmaine Clancy said, 

Ahh the good ol' days.... *starts to reminisce, but finds a lot of black holes after tequila*

March 10, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

I would have loved to hang out with you! My husband carries a 9. Me? I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with a gun. A rifle now, is another matter.

Thanks for the laughter; you totally cracked me up :)))

March 10, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Life 101 said, 

Dang! You wuz wilder than a buck, as they say around here.
I had to smile as I read your truths.
You sound like my wife Jilda!

March 10, 2011 at 11:29 PM  
Tammy said, 

Wow...mighty impressive oats you've sewn! Loved the ending. You are not to be messed with. I bet that leprechaun ran as fast as his little legs would let him.

March 11, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Ella said, 

You have lived a few lives...wow! I see so many book ideas in this post!
You have grit girl and I love it~

March 11, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
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