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Lunchtime Poll Truth or Dare: Blanket Forts and Cartwheels

If you don’t have an answer, take the dare. It’s important.

Truth: What is your secret single behavior? You know, that thing you do when your roommate/partner/cat is away that you’d never do when they’re around. For me, it’s making blanket forts in the living room and then reading my favorite childhood books under said fort. I do this at least once a month.

Dare: Do a cartwheel. I suck at them, so it’s an embarrassing endeavor, but they sure do take the edge off of a hot Thursday afternoon.

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

27 replies on “Lunchtime Poll Truth or Dare: Blanket Forts and Cartwheels”

I don’t think I have any weird behavior, but I do reserve my L&O (SVU or CI incarnations, preferably) marathons while eating snow crab legs for when he’s not home. Not b/c it’s embarrassing, but because he just doesn’t find how either is enjoyable and looks at me funny.

I can’t do a cartwheel, despite years of failed attempts. It’s actually on a list I have somewhere that I made of childhood skills I never cultivated (along with the monkey bars and throwing a frisbee).

My being left alone in the house usually results in popcorn and/or an entire wheel of brie being eaten for dinner, lots of talking out loud to the characters on the TV, and the planning of elaborate road trips that I will never take because “the solitary life suits me.” And then I race to the door like a puppy when my housemates get home.

Oh man, I have so many secret single behaviors… Cleaning up around the house sans pants or shirt (it alternates depending on temp and day). I hula-hoop while watching TV. I eat an assortment of random, yet delicious things. I lie on my back under the kitchen table sometimes. I bring my laptop into the bathroom with me…

Man, I am so much more of an adult when I live with people…

Peanut butter in bed.  With a spoon.  Straight from the jar.  Also, the dancing thing that others have mentioned.  I tend to call it a “bra party.”  My college roommates and I would do it at home after the bars closed when we weren’t done dancing yet.  :)

Hmm…well I’ve never done a cartwheel in my life (I don’t know why, but I’m physically incapable) and I literally can’t think of a secret single behavior I have…I’m super boring, I guess. Well, maybe something I do when my partner isn’t around is steal his snacks. I had never considered it before, but when he’s not around I’m always stealing from his stash of chips or ice cream sandwiches. I don’t buy those things for myself but I’m happy to nab his.

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