Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oh what a tangled web we weave...

... when first we practice to deceive. (Walter Scott)

I'll admit it. I lie like a fly in July when it comes to my weight, my natural hair color, my age, how much wine I drink, etc. I'm not proud of it, I'm just saying that if I think I can get away with it, I'll lie. Now, let's all keep in mind however, that I'm talking about little white lies, not the really, really big ones that'll put you on a fast track to hell. To those of you who don't think there is a difference between a little white lie and a fast track to hell lie, just recall the last time you renewed your driver's license and they asked if your weight was still the same. Think about it.

OK, back to my original point about telling a lie if I think I can get away with it. You tell me if I'm going to get away with this one: I made this chocolate cake for hubby to take to work tomorrow to celebrate his birthday with his co-irkers. (downcast eyes and nervously chewing on lower lip here. Hey, I never said I was a good liar.)

*SIGH* Such a far cry from when I made this chocolate peanut butter layer cake (AND homemade ice cream) for his birthday two years ago.

I'm going to hell in a hand basket, aren't I?

Happy Birthday hubby. You know I love you with all my heart and that's NO LIE.

18 comments:

Cindy said...

i just found your blog tonight and i think i truly believe there is a magic that descends over 'us' that are the other side of fifty! hehehe and isn't it wonderful!! thank you for the wonderful giggle you provided me! happy birthday to your dh and the chocolate cake looks wonderful that you 'made'!!!! :D

From the Kitchen said...

Let me just say that if I am ever stopped by the police, they will find me nothing like the information on my driver's license which I just keep the same. The only thing that hasn't changed is the color of my eyes!! As for the chocolate cake, I've made several just like it. Happy birthday to your husband.

Best,
Bonnie

Frieda Loves Bread said...

Of course, you MADE the cake! You made it to the store, made a decision to buy it, made it home and made your husband happy! Sweet!

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Cindy: Welcome to my web of lies...LOL

June said...

Oh Mags - you did yourself proud here. I love starting my day with a good laugh! Happy Birthday Dave!

The Mom Chef said...

Wow. You really can't tell a whopper, can you.

The amazing thing is that I wouldn't go near the top cake (being the non-chocolate person that I am), yet the second cake is calling to me like ooey gooey on rice. No lie. It's gorgeous.

stephchows said...

LOL love it! Happy birthday to him!!

thisoldbroad said...

I was busted for my driver's license photo. For many (perfect) years my DMV let us renew by mail & just sent you a new sticker for the back with a new expiration date. I was fresh faced, trim, perky & 16 FOREVER! It was glorious!

Sadly at 43 I forgot to renew & had to go down in person. The devil woman behind the counter laughed at my insistence that it didn't specify in the law that the photo be 'current'. My begging fell on deaf ears. Even worse - that day was sweaty, windblown & no make-up, looked like I'd been running from the law & popped into DMV to hide. AGH!

The next renewal I was terribly clever & had come directly from a Glamour Shots photo appointment in fabulously caked on make-up & BIG freaky hair. A thing of beauty I was! That photo looked like a pudgy, droopy, maniacal, orange barfly. It's been down hill from there. (sigh..)

Great job on that stunning cake Mags! Happy B-Day to your Dave.

Sarah said...

You are allowed!

saltandserenity said...

Co-irkers? Was that a freudian slip? Happy birthday to hubby. I won't call the cake police on you.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to Dave!! I am so with you on the weight and the wine!

Pam said...

What his co-irkers don't know, won't hurt them! You know somewhere along the line they've done the same. Actually, it's kind of healthy telling white lies now and then to maintain relationships. And my driver's license---it's much worse than any white lie! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Moogie said...

Mags..... I'm glad you came over to the dark-side. I've been very lonely.

Moogie said...

Oh yeah.... my Dave just celebrated his birthday. Congrats to both.

Lea M. Callais said...

Hey - at least they got cake - in the words of Marie: "Let them eat Cake!"

Barbara said...

Kroger makes great cakes, unlike other stores I could mention! No one will tell the difference, and I won't tell anyone about your little white lie. Who cares if ou do, anyway. We all have our little secrets!

DearHelenHartman said...

Playing hopscotch clicking on blog commenters that sounded fun and look where it got me! HERE! Oh, and craving chocolate chip chocolate cookies - I thank you but my poor old scale is growling already knowing what awaits tomorrow. Am your newest follower.

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Welcome to my blog Dear! Thanks for commenting.