Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Houston; we have a problem.

Okay, people. We've been experiencing some technical difficulties over here. I have to reinstall all the bloglinks and bunch of other crap, so bear with me....

I'm sorry things haven't been too happening on here, a bit of a writer's slump and cancelling out my AdSense account made for some issues.

But, I will give you a little something, like an interesting tidbit to chew on while you wait for the fog to lift over here. Think of it as that Muzak you're stuck listening to while left on hold when you try to call, oh let's say, your parole officer or something...

Here it is: In case you've ever wondered or were just too embarassed to ask, "Deb, what exactly does Smile if You're Lying really mean? Where does that saying come from?" Well, it's an old saying. Oh, you've never heard of it? Okay, it's an old saying from my family. When we were kids (my sister and I, that is) it seemed as though every single time we were coming home from somewhere with my mom, a Hall & Oates song would come on the radio. It was this really weird coinsidence that never failed. I mean this didn't seem so out of the ordinary in the seventies and eighties when they were always on the radio, but this continued into the nineties. Every time we were going home. It got to the point where if we were on a way to somewhere to run another errand and Hall & Oates came on, we actually figured that it was some sort of sign that it was time to go home. It still happens to me every once in a while now when I'm alone. But if I'm out with my mom, and we're not listening to NPR or talk radio, it will come on for sure. What are the gods trying to tell us????

Okay, so back to "smile if you're lying". "Your Kiss is on my List", the Hall & Oates song has a line in it that goes "I only smile when I lie". Whenever I wanted to bust my big sister to watch her get in trouble I would say, "Smile if you're lying!" It ussually worked. But then she'd get better at covering up, so I'd have to make faces or funny voices until she cracked and then I could take in the sights of her getting in trouble because she'd been a liar.

Hope that little nugget holds you over...


At 16 November, 2005, Blogger micycle tricycle said...

That's AWESOME. Hall and Oates rule(d), good to know the story behind your title of choice. It's a cool name for a journal, way better than "M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-o-V-Eit's the Method of Modern Love"

Not to mention, I smiled when I read that title for the first time, and felt like I was lying. So that was cool too. All of the thrill of having told a fib, yet none of the guilt that comes with it.


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