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TT #20: "For the Love of All Things Shiny" and More

18 Jun 2008

“For the Love of All Things Shiny” and Other Things That Come Out of My Mouth

Number 1
Oh, for the love of all things shiny!

Number 2
Just because it fits doesn’t mean it looks good.

Number 3
What are you smoking and why aren’t you sharing?

Number 4
Sweet baby Jesus. (Usually followed by a long sigh.)

Number 5
It’s an ID-10-T error. (I prefer this one over PEBKAC because the latter just doesn’t roll off the tongue.)

Number 6
Let me repeat…

Number 7
Please send it to me in an e-mail. (This phrase will reduce work requests by at least one quarter.)

Number 8
Oh, really? (Usually accompanied by a single raised eyebrow.)

Number 9
Fine. (The significant other has learned to stop and pay attention when I use this word. I have a harder time deciphering when he’s ticked off because most times one grunt sounds much like the next.)

Number 10
Don’t bother. I’ll do it myself. (Duck and cover, people. Duck. And. Cover.)

Number 11
Do you really want me to answer that?

Number 12
Just tell me what you want me to say.

Number 13
Freedom forty-five, freedom forty-five, freedom forty-five. (This mantra gets me through Mondays.)

16 Comments leave one →
  1. 18 Jun 2008 12:58 PM

    Yeah… I say “Fine” under similar circumstances. Happy TT.

  2. 18 Jun 2008 3:36 PM

    I say, “Fine” a lot too! 🙂

  3. 18 Jun 2008 3:44 PM

    I like Shiny 😉

  4. 18 Jun 2008 4:06 PM

    Too Cute. I say fine a lot. Yes, it makes the hubby tune in. LOL!! Great TT.
    Happy TT

  5. 18 Jun 2008 4:10 PM

    I like 2 and 3 best!

  6. 18 Jun 2008 5:45 PM

    No. 12 is very useful at family events!

  7. 18 Jun 2008 5:49 PM

    Do you find that your characters then say these things? It’s very fun to learn a bit about you! 🙂

    Happy TT

  8. 18 Jun 2008 6:10 PM

    Well, your signature sayings are a whole lot more fun than mine, I can tell you that right now. (Which just happens to be one of mine.)

    Good T-13!

  9. 18 Jun 2008 6:59 PM

    Oh, you are funny. My favorite exasperated saying these days is “Honestly!”

  10. 18 Jun 2008 8:07 PM

    I like Shiny too.

  11. 18 Jun 2008 8:54 PM

    Wisdom to live by – #7 – send it in an email!

    The Pink Flamingo

  12. 18 Jun 2008 9:05 PM

    Yes, I say some of those, too. Don’t we all! Happy TT.

  13. 18 Jun 2008 9:18 PM

    Claudia – I don’t think so…but my editor has inserted a few LOL’s and eye rolls in my manuscripts. But now that you have me thinking about it, I want to work #2 into a future story.

  14. 18 Jun 2008 9:54 PM

    I am soo laughing over 1 and 3! Happy TT!

  15. 19 Jun 2008 8:48 AM

    I think one way to really “make” a character is to give him or her a favorite saying. If you picked any one of these and had your character do it – I bet it would really work to solidify the character for your reader. They do it in the movies all the time.

  16. 19 Jun 2008 3:14 PM

    Great list, mine is up at Top 13 Boys Names for 2007

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