Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Ten Secrets

Walt Disney's "The Strongest Man in the World" movie poster
Walt Disney's "The Strongest Man in the World" movie poster
Secret #8

(Day 1 of the 10-Day “You” Project)

  • Instead of gum, I used to chew on torn pieces of binder paper. I don’t think I stopped until the end of high school.
  • I would take the aforementioned chewed up pieces of binder paper and chuck them at the ceilings of my parents’ house.
  • I don’t wear makeup often, but I wish I had the motivation and time to do so.
  • At 7 or 8 years old, I dialed a number I saw on television, then hung up when someone answered. The person called us back (this was before *69 and the mainstreaming of Caller ID). I answered, got scared, and handed the phone to my grandmother. She yelled at the person saying that nobody called her. I never admitted that I did.
  • Once, while I was stretching over an exercise ball, Charlie walked up to me and said, “I like your beard, Mama,” then he stroked my armpit.
  • I shoplifted a pack of gum when I was in grade school. I confessed it at my first Reconcilation, right before I had First Communion. I still feel a bit guilty about it.
  • I’ve never watched the original “Star Wars” movies in full.
  • My first celebrity crush was Kurt Russell in “The Strongest Man in the World.” (Louie finds this hilarious.)
  • To keep Charlie from seeing, I will eat junk food/dessert/candy over the kitchen sink – especially if I am not up to sharing.
  • I don’t drive, because I don’t trust myself to drive. I hide this behind my crunchiness and green-leanings.
Crystal is a mother-wife-writer whose explorations include parenting, grief, food, and semi-crunchy living. She is currently an MFA in writing student, a content editor for Still Standing Magazine, and the technical editor for Switchback.

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." (Ephesians 4:29)

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