Verisimilitude

My personal Facebook page seeks verisimilitude and vision, and I think it’s hilarious.

Verisimilitude is truthlikeness – it has the appearance of being true.

I sprinkle in enough fact with my fiction that, that yes, truthlikeness is accurate.

We shouldn’t take Facebook seriously – you know that, right?

I had a friend once who believed EVERYTHING that was posted on Facebook – as if it were the absolute gospel truth – and would be so befuddled if someone doctored a video or picture.

“Why would someone do that??” he would ask in utter disgust.

“Because it’s funny,” I would reply.

How did my Facebook page become verisimilar? Funny you should ask.

Once upon a time, I had reached a pinnacle of success that I had not before reached, and in my victory, I posted my milestone on Facebook.

Well, apparently Big Brother was watching my every post and proclamation and used this information against me – as if Miranda Rights were the agreed upon contract when I signed up for a Facebook page back in 2008.

I felt myself filling with fear – that I could no longer be friends with my own daughter on Facebook because of the situation and that my every thought or sentence was being watched.

Unfriending my own daughter and having my speech monitored were not acceptable to me, so I sought guidance from Rumi:

Run from what is comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.

I then decided that if someone else’s life is so pathetic that they sneak and seek entertainment in my own literature in the virtual realm, well then dammit, I’ll give them something to read.

…and so my little project took on a life of it’s own. The first thing I did – I married a prince – Prinze Charming. At the time, Facebook didn’t let you use fake names. So I became Mindy Charming – and my prince was Jeremy Renner aka Hawkeye 🙂 yum

I then boasted receiving a $3000 tip from a client.

When I picked up my daughter from school a few days later, she asked about the tip and if it was real.

I replied, “I’m not at liberty to divulge such information, but I did get married.”

She confessed to hearing that information from “Big Brother” – Operation Verisimilitude is working – insert evil laugh here

I posted cards with fake jewelry, my Starbucks gold card and said it was made of real gold, pictures of cars and houses that I now “owned.”

I “moved” to Paris and then vacationed in Mykonos, Greece…and then I moved to Greece.

I bought my brother and sister-in-law cars and homes too, and we vacationed all over the world. It was so much fun living this jet-setting life and being incredibly wealthy.

Charming and I eventually broke up after a couple of weeks because marriage is not my thing. He understood…and I went back to my other name, Mindy Awesome. I might want to get back together with him though. That would be a fun fling…

I thought about changing my relationship status to one of the more creative ones than “single”; however, I’ll keep that part the truth. I love to celebrate my singleness.

I speak 4 languages: French, Spanish, English, and Pig Latin.

Schooling: Ahhh, yes – the real ones plus my favorite:

Princess Charm School –Barcelona, Spain
Class of 2012 · Degree: Doctor Princess ·
Studies: Swashbuckling & Royalness · How to land a Prince; Royal Pre-Nups; ·
Sport: Magic carpet racing ·

And where did I work?
After graduating from Princess Charm School, I became Princess Jasmine at Disneyland Paris.

I have added more jobs to my resume – Please note that I currently work at all of them – I’m a workaholic, after all 🙂

Stark Industries
Genius Billionaire PlayGirl Philanthropist 😉 · New York, New York · Jan 1905 to present
Pig Latin interpreter & Iron-Mom when the bad guys arrive.

The Good Ship Lollipop
Pirate Princess · Tortuga, Caroni, Trinidad And Tobago · 1916 to present
Swashbuckling Pirate Princess ~~ DUH!

Anti Valentines day
Cupid’s Arch Enemy · Bratislava, Slovakia · Feb 14, 1985 to present
Defending the rights of singles everywhere to live in peace, without that horrible rejected feeling…and without an arrow in the butt.

The Living Room, Manchester
Love Goddess · Positano · Mar 1, 2008 to present
Spiritual guide to love enhancement…

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
London, United Kingdom
Apparently I’m invisible, for reasons too numerous to list.

Emerald City Comicon
Glinda The Goddess · Emerald, Queensland · Mar 1905 to present
Believing in someone’s goodness & seeing greatness…protecting the awesome people of Oz with my Goddessness

Fun
Jack Frost, Geneva, Switzerland
Fun is my center.

New Girl
Nick Miller’s Emotional Stunt Double · Los Angeles, California ·2011 to present
Emotional stunt doubling is not to be confused with his fluffer or cooler –  and consists of buying the cookie and naked reggae solo dancing – I also cannot grow tomatoes or rock polka dots.

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Over time, my Facebook page has become a virtual vision board. I have had amazing opportunities arise from this little verisimilitude – so I have continued the theme.

Traveling the world is my dream and goal, so I move every couple of weeks on Facebook so that I have lots of map pins of places that I will go to. It’s filled to the brim!

I just don’t see the point of being boring or high and mighty. And if you want to get right down the real truth – my life itself seeks verisimilitude – truthlikeness – because my truth is only mine and it’s whatever I want it to be.

 

2 thoughts on “Verisimilitude

  1. Who was it, Steven Colbert?, who coined the phrase ‘Truthiness’ – kinda makes me think of that. I like the idea of playing with what is truthful or truthful like. Cool post.

    We’ve almost made it through our challenge – woot woot! 🙂

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