Friday, March 12, 2010


Deb, at Ranch Girl Ramblings, gave me this Award, but it’s more like a challenge. I’m supposed to be creative, and come up with at least 6 outrageous lies about myself, and at least one outrageous truth. If you’re looking for some highly creative embellishments, you’ll want to check out Deb’s, Bane’s, Julie's, Simon’s, Tricia’s lists, because, to be quite honest, I stink at this. I’m a terrible liar—I can’t even concoct an alibi or employ the simplest subterfuge when I try to surprise my husband for our anniversary. Nevertheless, so as not to run the risk of appearing like an ingrate, I’ll play along.

For the sake of respecting the award, here are The Rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Nominate 7 creative writers who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Here’s my pathetic attempt to lead you astray…

1) I was born a poor black child
2) I was voted most likely to succeed in my graduating class
3) My husband and I are in the witness protection program
4) I’m 5’ 8’’ and wear a size 5 shoe
5) I attended Pratt Institute on a full scholarship
6) I once dated a guy who went on to win the Americas Cup sailing race in 1985
7) I’m a descendant of Swedish nobility.

I’m passing it on to*:

1. Mary Jo Rhodes or Matilda Mc Cloud—who is she really?
2. Tricia O'Brien, at Talespinning because she’s so creative
3. Laura Martone, even though she has absolutely no time for it*, and I miss her
4. Rick Daley, cause he makes me laugh
5. Sharon, as Musings of a Mercurical Woman, because she's relatively new to my blog
6. Bane of Anubis, because he needs another award
7. Glenn, at Serindipitous Surpluses, because this list wouldn’t be complete without him

*Yes I know half these bloggers already have the award! And of course, you’re under no obligation…you know the drill…

This is a good time to also post another award from my generous benefactor Deb: the Butterfly award. I think that all I have to do is pass it onto someone else. So it goes to Simon C. Larter, cause he loves getting so many awards, (yes I know he has this one also) and actually, he writes some really good stuff…


  1. If number 2 is not true, then the class was very short sighted. Thanks for the award. I need to acknowledge the other one you gave me. I appreiate both..really..:)

  2. Aw, Glenn, you didn't even give me a chance to leave a notification in your comments!

    You'll have to stop back tomorrow to find out just how short-sighted/long-sighted my graduating class was!

  3. Thanks for the morning laugh Bridget, #1 cracked me up. Then I saw #3 and thought hey, anything is possible...

    I'll say #2 is true and #'s 4 and 7 are partially true.. :)

  4. Deb, #1 shows just how unoriginal I am...

    ...actually, whenever Todd & I move somewhere new, and people ask, "So, tell us about yourself," that's the line we open with. You'd be surprised at how it stifles further questions ;)

  5. Thanks, Bridget. I shall accept the, uh, pretty butterfly with manly grace. :)

    And... I vote for the witness protection thing. Yup.

  6. Well, Simon, there must be some good reason why I have a 'reluctant' look about me.

    ...and I've seen you wear the butterfly; it in no way taints your manliness.

  7. I thought I left a comment and voted this morning, but then I'm getting older every day, so who knows.

    Right now, I vote for number 4... my youngest daughter is 5'9 and wears a size 6.5 shoe, so maybe it's possible.

    By the way, when do you reveal the truth? Or is that even part of the program?

  8. Sharon, I can't tell you how many times I've visited a blog, meant to leave a comment and promptly got distracted--and that's the truth.

    ...tomorrow I shall reveal the truth, or maybe the day after, or maybe late tonight...

  9. Oh, the lies we can tell. ;) Thanks (I think) for doubling up on me. And I'm gonna guess #7 because that would be too cool.

  10. Thanks, Bridget. I appreciate the award - and I sure do miss you, too!

    As for your anti-lying gene, I'm with you there. Dan hates how honest I can be - even with strangers. So, it looks like I have my work cut out for me when I get a chance to pass along the award. In the meantime, your list made me giggle, so thanks. And I'm betting that #2, #5, and #6 are true. But what do I know?

  11. Thanks, Bridget, for the award! I'm Mary Jo, but I started commenting as Matilda and can't quite figure out how to get rid of her name on my blog...

    I would say #2 or #5 are true, but maybe #4 or #6? By the way, my grandfather designed an America's Cup winner named won a LONG time ago...

  12. Tricia: Did you guess that because I look Swedish? or noble?

    Laura! You're just bent on thinking I'm way better than I am! (Good to see you, by the way!)

    Mary Jo: I think it's so cool that your grandfather was a nautical engineer, boat designer, or whatever the technical name for it is--and I should know, but It's late. I actually knew that from reading your blog! I'll have to Google 'Weatherly.'


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