Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday's Top Ten

The top ten ways to stay out of trouble:

10. Don't tell your aunt what you really think

  9. Leave and go home the first time you think about it

  8. Don't have another drink

  7. Make sure you put on all your clothes

  6. Don't laugh at your boss

  5. Put the gun down

  4. Don't use all the hot water

  3. Keep your eyes on the road

  2. Don't ask what's behind the locked door - unless you're a writer

And the #1 way to stay out of trouble:

  1. Never, ever, lie to your mother

42 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

All good advice. PUT the GUN DOWN!!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Very good top ten list especially the last one.

Yvonne.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Very sound advice here for a Friday! Words to live by, for sure! :)

Joanne said...

Hm, why do I get a sneaking suspicion that you speak from experience with some of these?

Linda G. said...

LOL! This is your best top ten yet!

Rula Sinara said...

LOL! Love it! 'Put the gun down' cracked me up.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe keeping all of your clothes on is even better!

Linda Kage said...

Yeesh, now I know why I've gotten into so much trouble in my life!!!

How fun.

julie fedderson said...

Drunk, naked, and telling lies to your mother? Sounds like a Sex in the City episode.

Laura Eno said...

#7 cracked me up. #1...is that doable?
Have a great weekend!

Jennifer Shirk said...

My friend is a cop and he always tells me, "Always go home before midnight. Nothing ever good happens after that." LOL

Colette Martin said...

As always, a great list!

Gail said...

#1 is so true...Mom always knew when I tried.

Julie said...

LOL, I think "put the gun down" is my favorite LOL. Great list as always. Happy Friday and Weekend, Carol! :)

L.G.Smith said...

Oh, crap. I've done all of those. That explains a lot. :/

Southpaw said...

The truth!

LR said...

Number seven is very important! :)

Maryann Miller said...

#7 - Before or after putting down the gun?

What fun.

#3 - and put down that cellphone.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

#9 is very, very wise and I'd love to hear the story behind why #10 is there - unless uncle's wife is your mother's sister and therefore your mother will find out because they talk three times a day. Oh. I see.

Stephen Tremp said...

All very good points for staying out of trouble. ANd I agree, never ever lie to your mom.

Carol Kilgore said...

Delores - LOL!

Yvonne - That one got me in trouble more than once.

Elizabeth - We can try :)

Joanne - Almost all. Sadly.

Linda G - Thanks!

Tracy Jo said...

Lol! #2 is my fave. Those 4am nights back in the day almost killed me. Haha!

Anne Gallagher said...

Ha! Never lie to your mother. You got that right.

Carol Kilgore said...

Rula - I do live in Texas :)

Alex - Sometimes it is.

Linda K - Same here.

Julie - LOL. If only :)

Laura - Obviously not by some of us :)

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

This is great advice.

Liza said...

Wish I knew the stories behind some of these!

Carol Kilgore said...

Jennifer - Sound like good advice to me!

Colette - Thanks.

Gail - Same here.

Julie - I don't think you're alone.

Luanne - Yeah, well...just sayin' :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Funny. I agree with the first commenter. What did you do!?

Carol Kilgore said...

Southpaw - Most of the time.

LR - It certainly could be.

Maryann - Not telling.

Elspeth - Ta Da!

Stephen - Smart man.

The Golden Eagle said...

Writers are always getting into trouble with their characters, aren't they?

Carol Kilgore said...

Tracy Jo - Yep, it happens :)

Anne - The results are no fun.

Michael - I wish I'd always listened.

Liza - My lips are zippered shut.

Clarissa - See above. Not telling.

Golden Eagle - Yes.

Mason Canyon said...

A good list to live by and an intriguing list for a story line. Have a great weekend.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

irishoma said...

Great advice. After watching the new Janet Evanovich/Stephanie Plum movie this evening, Put the gun down is appropriate.

Ricardo Miñana said...

Hola Carol, siempre es un grato placer leerte.
estaré de viaje por cuestiones de trabajo,
que tenas un feliz fin de semana.
un abrazo.

Carol Kilgore said...

Mason - Hmmm...could make a good story :)

Donna - LOL!

Ricardo - Gracias. And safe travels.

Theresa Milstein said...

Geez, I've broken so many of these rules. ; ) At least I haven't done #5.

Arlee Bird said...

This had me chuckling all the way through. And my mother always knows--no way I'd lie to her.


Lee
Wrote By Rote

Carol Kilgore said...

Theresa - Good for you!

Arlee - Mothers are like that.

Medeia Sharif said...

These made me chuckle. Thanks for the laugh.

Have a great week.

LynNerdKelley said...

LOL! I like #2 the best!

Janet, said...

Good list! Especially #5.

Carol Kilgore said...

Medeia - Thanks. You have a good week, too.

Lynn - A writer to the core!

Janet - Always a good thing to do :)