Spewing just facts may be cool and necessary when you’re under oath, but my hand isn’t on a Bible. I make your life better by spicing things up. I’m not saying my pants are on fire, but I will be damned if I’m going to put you to sleep with my rendition of the day.

I’ve rarely, if ever told a boring story, yet I get no respect. Just a bunch of fact checkers up my ass. You don’t work for Smoking Gun so let’s stop playing Internet P.I.

Part way through a tall tale someone busts in with “You really said that, like to the guys face??”

No jackass. Obviously I didn’t. Stop pretending you don’t need a little excitement down in Cubicle Wasteland.

Yes, I embellish. I exagerazzle my memory of events. So what. Isn’t that what our history is based on? Weren’t we handed fanciful, ear catching legends to refrain from losing listeners around the campfire?

Instead I get the look, the raised eyebrow and a finger to the lip.

I’m not lying friend. I’m simply lifting you up from the shitty bowels of Breaking News. Constant flow of mind grabbing chaos keeps sucking you in. There’s no time to focus, or think. It’s a strobe light feed of horror, deaths, crashes, wars. There’s no joy. You need me.

And I refuse to just fill your soul with happy and good news. Why would I when I can make grocery shopping sound like Die Hardest?

I may be speed walking through the frozen food section like everyone else, but when I hit the deli counter nothing short of ninjas and lightning storms surround me.

“What, you nearly lost your life waiting for shaved beef!?” you gasp.

“That’s right, sister. Out of nowhere, this old man literally shoves his cart directly up my ass.”  My eyes widen for effect.  “I am basically on my knees from the thrust and gasping for air!” Finale.

So, it’s a little over the top and I’ve grossly mislead you. What’s the payoff? You get a sweet adrenaline rush.

Selfless giving from me to you.

We all know a story teller. Just love us for the adventures we share. Enjoy the shivers that travel up your spine when we speak of the ghosts we’ve seen (might of been the wind) or the many times we’ve nearly died (six, counting the undiagnosed Lyme disease). For one day when we actually do die (likely boring and in our sleep) it won’t be what we actually did that you remember, it will be how we made you feel each time we told you about our trips to the mall, where we got like six bras for the price of one.

Angila Peters
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Angila has been writing since 1979 when she received her first diary, filling it with boy crazy nonsense and girly drama. It wasn't until the 21st century that she discovered writing was a healing tool to release inner chaos. When Facebook was invented Angila, who is an attention whore reveled in receiving likes and shares. Comments started pouring in that she should write a book. Knowing her lack of follow through and commitment issues, Angila ignored the advice and chose to blog. Detached From Logic is where she currently vomits her creative juices and allows the voices in her head a digital soap box. Her life long dream of having fans came when wordpress announced she had one follower. Unlike the stalkers in her life this one felt acceptable and welcomed.

2 Comments

  1. Oooh, those “Did you really say that?” people are the worst. I don’t remember exactly what I said as I was being struck by lightning or buying a pretzel at the mall, but I guarantee the story will be good if you LET ME FINISH, Nancy Drew!

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