Naughty & Nice: the truth is revealed

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope everyone is enjoying a truly fahhhbulous holiday season. Hubby and I had a wonderful Xmas and Santa spoiled me rotten (I had no idea I had been quite THAT good but I ain’t questioning the big guy!)

Last Monday I followed August McLaughlin’s lead and did a post on being a reformed bad a$$. Today, I thought it’d be a perfect time to spill the beans and give you the answers you’ve all been waiting for on pins and needles.

As a reformed bad a$$, I:

1. Sang the national anthem and God Save the Queen at a college graduation.

TRUE! As a reformed bad a$$, I took vocals lessons for a few years after high school and sang the national anthem and God Save the Queen at my college graduation. Yes, there is a video recording. But no, you can’t see it. It’s on VHS. Darn!

2. Starred in a phone sex commercial.

Oh yes I did! But, get your minds out of the gutter. While I was studying journalism, there was an entire class studying videography. I was a star in many of their class projects; one being a phone sex commercial. Again, yes there are video recordings. No you can’t see them. They are all on VHS. Dang!

3. Was teased for being a “teacher’s pet” and a “nerd”.

I know, I couldn’t believe it MYSELF when this happened but it did. In college I shined like the superstar, suck-up teacher’s pet I was. One time I even argued about a grade on a paper and earned myself 5 more points to get a 95%. Can you say total nerd?!?! My high school friends and teachers would have been shocked because back in those days, I wasn’t anywhere near being anyone’s pet or a nerd!

4. Streaked naked down a street on a dare.

Absolutely NOT true. I’ve never streaked anywhere – dare or not!

5. Got “saved” at a Baptist summer bible camp.

When I was 14 I went to bible camp with my BFF and was saved. I think it was one of my Mom’s last ditch efforts to steer me straight. Hmmm…it didn’t really work beyond the one-week of camp.

6. Won a Remembrance Day essay contest.

Yippers. I can’t remember exactly how old I was but around 13 I think. I won second place and was totally stunned. It was the first time I really started to think that maybe I could do more than just write in my journal.

7. Played the Glock in the school band.

Another all-time shocker! This is true. Yes there are photos. No, they aren’t digital. Sorry. I was in middle school and actually played the Glock at the high school graduation. I had NO IDEA what I was doing, couldn’t read music and just whacked the darn thing periodically hoping for the best. No one booted me out of the band so I must have done alright.

8. Got suspended from high school for an overdue library book.

Again, unbelievable but true. It was long overdue and I got a noticed that I was no longer allowed to attend classes until I settled up with the library. When I went to pay for the book because I had lost it, the Principal lost his mind (no idea) and suspended me for 3 days. To his credit, I was hell on wheels for most of high school so it didn’t take much to set the authorities off by that point.

9. Graduated top of my class.

Definitely not in high school. I was one of those kids waiting for a phone call to see if I graduated. But, in college where I became the teacher’s pet and a total nerd, I graduated top of my journalism class. Proud moments!

10. Have 5 godchildren.

Odd given the fact that I don’t have any children of my own and lack any sort of maternal instinct AT ALL but yes, I do have 5 Godchildren. I assume people are banking on my becoming rich and famous. There’s really no other explanation.

So there you have it. 9 out of the 10 were true. Thanks sooo much for all the fab comments on my original post. This was sooo much fun and it turns out, I think y’all know me pretty well.

For MORE Naughty & Nice fun, check out Tameri Etherton’s post.

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



  1. I believe these were my exact answers… *blows on fingers* It’s good to lead an interesting life, no?

    Love that we have similar post titles today! Now I’ve got to check out Tameri’s…

    OH! You’ll be delighted to know…VHS can easily convert to digital!! I’m just saying…

    • I am NOT surprised you got em’ right Jenny…totally takes one to know one. LOL!!! It’s AWESOME that we lead such interesting lives!! Ahhhh…the stories!! 🙂
      Ohhhh…VHS to digital. I must do that for some of the commercials I starred in but I ain’t showing that national anthem singing to anyone. LOL!!!

  2. My baby brother got in a lot of trouble in high school, too…not ‘bad’ trouble, just a typical teenage guy. The principal was so sure he egged his car on Halloween (he swears he didn’t), that he kicked him out of school permanently. When he went to the office to pick up his records for the new school, they called the police and had him arrested. Only time in my life I ever got to bail a sibling out of jail.

    I, on the other hand, would have no interesting answers for these questions because I was always a nerd/suck-up. In fact, all three of my YOUNGER siblings would complain because the teachers would ask why they couldn’t be more like their sister.

    Glad you had a great Christmas…now have a safe and happy New Year. 🙂

    • Ohhhh…your poor brother! That bites. I didn’t get into too serious of trouble but was definitely a handfull. Then when I sort of tried to turn things around, it was tough because people had me pegged as difficult. Hey, I couldn’t blame them…so I was glad I moved out of that small town. LOL!!
      You were one of those…LOL…I got that a bit as well since my older brother was way quieter than me and did well in school…I was the pain in the butt. LOL!!
      It was…and here’s to you having a wonderful and happy New Year as well Kristy! 🙂

  3. Well, I’m totally surprised! It does make sense, though. Once you find your niche in college you can become the student and person who was always in there. Too bad the high school teachers couldn’t find her. Thanks for posting the picture of the glock. I can’t believe there really is an instrument with the same name as a gun! I knew a guy with a glock in high school, but he got expelled when he set off the metal detector.

    • No way?!?! SWEET, I am so happy to have surprised someone!!! LOL!! Yip, by college I had really turned things around and had channelled my more goodie-goodie self. I enjoyed learning and excelling in that environment and it did help that I wasn’t “pegged” the bad-a$$ there. LOL!!
      Yip, the glock is a musical instrument. Hubby near died when he saw the photo “YOU played the GLOCK???” The visual does not match my personality at all!
      YOUR brother…O.M.G. LOL!!!

  4. ..and I was so SURE about #4….LOL

  5. Elena Aitken says:

    You’re a total bad ass! hee hee.
    I call it well rounded. And we love you just the way you are. 🙂

  6. You totally got me with a couple of those! Ha, ha, love all these facts about you, Natalie!

    I wish we’ve attended high school and college together – I would have had someone to be a reformed bad a$$ with! Hmmm, maybe I should join you, August, Tameri and Jenny and reveal those unspoken truths about me 😉 *wink*. I will think about it…

    • Eeeekee…we would have had sooo much fun reforming ourselves Angela!!! I so wish…
      You totally MUST join us with our naughty & nice posts – we’d LOVE to read YOUR post Angela…pleeeaassseee!! 🙂

  7. LOL love it! Great idea for a blogpost as well. Thinking of a NaughtY/Nice post of my own now!

  8. You are a total reformed bada$$! Who would’ve thought that hell raiser in high school would turn out to be such a Goody Goody now!?! That principal who suspended you should call and apologize. I love all the answers! I think I got a few wrong, but that’s only because I’m sure you really did streak, but you just don’t want your bazillion godchildren to know that about you. Whatever. We all know the truth. ; )

    Now… is Hubby up for the challenge of posting his naughty and nice list?

    • I would have LOVED some apologies. LOL! I can only imagine how surprised some of them would be to see how I actually did turn out.
      LOL!!! I swear to God I have never streaked anywhere…skinny dipping, yes. Streaking, no way. LOL!!!
      I totally read your comment to hubby and he’s CONSIDERING it!! LOL!! That would be awesome!!!

  9. No streaking, eh? It seems like such a sure-thing though. . .

    Loved these posts, Natalie!

  10. I can’t play…I only have example of “Nice” things I’ve done! BAHAHA!
    And don’t let Nat fool ya’s – I’ve witnessed the odd naked dash or two! – Fast enough I couldn’t catch her! hahaha *I’m gonna take a beating for that one*

  11. Love it! Thanks for letting us into your life and past, Natalie. I feel like we all know you better in super fabulous ways.

    I now know what I want for Christmas next year: For you to convert that VHS to digital format. Or better yet… an encore performance. Kidding! (Unless you want to, of course. :)) You ROCK for taking part in this. I crown you queen of naughty/smartypants/funny/niceness!

    • WAHAHAHA!!! I will definitely try to get some of my starring roles transfered to digital for y’all. They are hysterical and I’d absolutely share them! 🙂
      Woot woot – another crown – I LOVE IT! Thank you! 🙂

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