Last week, there was a story that said you're basically worthless at work by 10:19 Friday morning, because you start thinking about the weekend. But then more than 10% of us end up LYING about what we did so it seems more interesting.
Well, now ANOTHER study claims it's more like 30%. And it also found the most COMMON lies people tell. Here are the top five.
1. That you went out with a bunch of friends on Saturday, and it got CRAZY.
2. That you did something adventurous, which could mean anything from hiking to skydiving.
3. That you did something educational, like going to a museum.
4. That you went out to an expensive restaurant for dinner.
5. That you went AWAY with someone for the weekend.
"I like cheap beer. Don't give me any of that craft stuff."
A. Gretchen Wilson
B. Shawna Thompson (of Thompson Square)
C. Angaleena Presley (of The Pistol Annies)
D. Kellie Pickler
E. Dolly Parton
F. Karen Fairchild (of Little Big Town)
ANSWER: C. ANGALEENA PRESLEY, in "Rolling Stone", when asked to name her favorite alcoholic beverage. She adds, quote, "Liquor makes me crazy and wine puts me to sleep so I'm a 100% beer drinker.
"I drank Bud Light forever, but now I drink Corona because it has less gluten content. Don't tell my redneck friends that because I'll be out of the club."
Angaleena admits she's done her share of partying . . . but she's also learned to pace herself: Quote, "I've done crazy stuff but I think I've honed my craft, so now I'm pretty good at it. I know my limits, having learned them the hard way."
Have you ever THOUGHT you understood the meaning of a song . . . until you read the lyrics and realized you were way off? That's what happened to BLAKE SHELTON when he was IN the studio withTHE DOOBIE BROTHERS.
They were working on "Listen to the Music" for the Doobie's country duets album. Blake tells "People", quote, "We were recording the song and I'm looking at the lyric going, 'I didn't realize that's what you were saying.'
"[They go], 'Yeah, this is like a statement on world leaders, if they can all get together and hang out together.' It's like, 'What? I just thought it was about whistling while you work or something!'"
The album, which is titled "Southbound", is out November 4th. Other performers include Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Hunter Hayes and Zac Brown. You can check out a behind-the-scenes clip at Billboard.com.
You might say there's NO amount of money that could get you to give away your family's cat . . . and you would be wrong. For THIS amount of money, you'd HAPPILY give away your cat, and get a new cat . . . a BETTER cat.
Michael and Fran Perceval of Glen Iris, Australia were trying to sell their five-bedroom house. And when a family was looking at it, they saw the Percevals' cat, Tiffany . . . and their daughters fell in love with her.
The Percevals wanted $1.8 million for their house, and the family offered to pay $1.92 million under one condition . . . the Percevals included THE CAT with the house.
The Percevals decided that yes, they would gladly part with their cat for $122,000 . . . and made the deal.
Michael and Fran say they're fine with it, but their 19-year-old son Sam isn't particularly happy. He bought her at a pet shop when she was a kitten four years ago. They're going to give him a $17,500 cut to ease his pain.
The Percevals are planning to adopt a new cat once they move.
A six-year-old kid named Dean is huge on YouTube right now, after his dad caught him throwing a tantrum . . . because he can't get MARRIED yet.
In his words, it'll be "800 million-billion weeks" before he can finally marry someone. Which according to him is about the same as "a thousand-million days."
Then for some reason, he also says he wishes he was EIGHTY, so he could finally get married. And his dad explains that he has to be 18, not 80.
When you load up your plate on Thanksgiving, all the food winds up touching each other in a giant carb-loaded orgy. So the latest Thanksgiving trend KNOWS all the food blends together . . . and saves you the hassle of serving them separately.
It's called "Thanksgiving in a Bucket." When you're making Thanksgiving dinner, instead of having everything on its own separate dish, you layer everything into a bucket . . . kind of like a Thanksgiving parfait.
You put stuffing on the bottom, because it's best at absorbing all the other flavors. Then mashed potatoes on top of that . . . then a green vegetable . . . then sweet potatoes . . . turkey and gravy . . . and finally cranberry sauce.
And you serve it with a big cake spatula so you can give someone an entire slice of Thanksgiving all at once.