Naughty & Nice: confessions of a reformed bad-a$$

A few weeks ago, the ever talented August McLaughlin did a fahbulous post on how, in some circles, she’s considered a goodie-goodie (all things being relative). She’s embraced her inner goodness and totes a number of real advantages to it. I get it. And I gotta say, I think being a goodie-goodie rocks!

I would probably be considered more of a reformed bad a$$. I used to be naughtier but now I think I am nicer! I can see both sides of the shiny coin and know that each have their pros and cons.

For example, as a reformed bad a$$ it’s super easy to please people. I set the bar so low as far as life expectations that the fact that I am not in jail impresses people. That I am married, have an education and a career…well that just floors them to bits! It’s takes very little for me to knock socks off!

And, although I am very much a law-abiding goodie-goodie now, people give me a pretty wide birth and accept many of my character flaws with relative resignation (my foul potty mouth and a slight temper) because “at least she’s not in jail!”

It’s fabulous!

And if ever the day comes and I want to return to my former bad a$$ glory, I can imagine everyone would sort of shrug their shoulders and say “well, we knew it was too good to be true…” so I can’t lose! I am free to swing to either side of the pendulum with little repercussions or raised eyebrows. To me, I get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

August also incorporated a fun little guessing game that I thought y’all might want to try with me. Can you guess how many of the following are true about me? Are you feeling particularly confidant? Tell me which ones you believe are true in a comment. If no one guesses right, I’ll use my right to remain silent. However, if someone does get it right, I’ll share juicy details…

NOTE: Hubby, you aren’t allowed to play! You know too much.

As a reformed bad a$$, I:

  1. Sang the national anthem and God Save the Queen at a college graduation.
  2. Starred in a phone sex commercial.
  3. Was teased for being a “teacher’s pet” and a “nerd”.
  4. Streaked naked down a street on a dare.
  5. Got “saved” at a Baptist summer bible camp.
  6. Won a Remembrance Day essay contest.
  7. Played the Glock in the school band.
  8. Got suspended from high school for an overdue library book.
  9. Graduated top of my class.
  10. Have 5 godchildren.

Or did I?!??!?!

Hmmm…I wonder if Santa will still find me?!?! I hope so!

Are you more naughty than nice? Where do you fall on the spectrum? DETAILS please! Feel free to take part in the naughty or nice fun and write a post of your own. Come on…surprise us!

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