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Where's the fib?

My apologies, everyone.  It's been a crazy week and I'm way behind on everything.  

I had a lot of fun playing Where's the fib? last month.  As you may recall, I invited volunteers to offer up four facts and a fib about themselves, then held a poll to see if folks could spot guess which were which.  Judging from some of the facts I saw, it's fair to say that you guys have led some crazy lives!

Congratulations to Mary Daley (aka maryjdal) whose four facts and a fib were voted the most interesting.  She wins a copy of my ebook Fur-Face or a Quake ebook of her choice

Now it's time to seperate the fibs from the fiction.  If you were one of those who gave me poll questions, please post a comment revealing which of your five 'facts' actually wasn't.  When I've got everyone's fibs, I'll figure out who also won the free copy of Fur-Face (or a Quake ebook of their choice if he/she's already got that one). 

As for my own 'Four facts and a fib,' here's what I said:

I've had my nose broken six times.   FACT

I knew the individual letters, but I couldn’t recite the alphabet until I was eleven years old.  FACT

At the age of 16, I worked as a disc jockey in a pub/strip club.  FACT

I can trace my family name back to 1066, when one of my ancestors, Henry de Guibe, was given lands in England by William the Conqueror.  FIB

I met Senior Management at a wedding I was filming.  FACT

Nearly half of those who voted saw through my bare-faced lie.  In fact, it's Senior Management who can trace her family name back to this event.

I'm looking forward to seeing if I managed to spot any of my friends' fibs.  This really was loads of fun.  We'll definitely do it again sometime.



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bogwitch64
Jul. 12th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
My fib: I told off Bozo for being mean to my brother.

We did see Bozo in person, he WAS mean to my brother, but I didn't know that until years later, and then I was furious.

I actually was Tara Reid's babysitter.
jongibbs
Jul. 13th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
Sounds like Bozo had a lucky escape :P
bogwitch64
Jul. 13th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)
Does that look like the face of someone who could tell off a clown?
=D
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'd be too scared to go near him. I'm really uncomfortable around clowns :(
bogwitch64
Jul. 14th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
My brother just sent my son the "Can't sleep...clowns will eat me" tshirt he'd have worn to rags as a teenager!

Poor Jon--clowns won't eat you. I promise. ;)
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Zombie clowns will :(
lavericknine
Jul. 12th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
Ouch~ How do you break your nose 6 times...

Well, at least you knew your letters by 11. I couldn't even recognize letters when I began school. CAPD has a way of making learning letters and words quite difficult. It's funny, because I've heard the disorder described as a lack of understanding that letters have meaning and importance- though the disorder itself involved listening comprehension. :S

Anyway, that "where's the fib" looked fun. Your Facts seem more exciting than the Fib you had. Heh.
jongibbs
Jul. 13th, 2010 09:51 am (UTC)
Lol, in my defence, it wasn't me who did the breaking ;)

It really has been fun. We'll definitely do it again some time, but I'll have to figure out how to get lj-cut to work for me - it was a looooong entry :)
asakiyume
Jul. 14th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
That's very cool about your wife's long family lineage!

And six times?! For reals? Can you share how?
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
#1 When I was a child - don't know how but the hospital mentioned it when I had #3 done

#2 I was attacked by a bunch of teenagers while standing outside a music shop in London. Don't remember much aside from someone tapping me on the shoulder - the next thing I knew I woke up on a tube train (heading home on autopilot)

#3 The doctors said my attackers must have given me a good kicking while I was down because my nose was a looong way out of place. they had to break it to reset it :(

#4 My ex-wife - not what you think. I was tickling her and she jerked her head back.

#5 I used to do Kung Fu. I straightened it myself almost immediately (not the most pleasant of sensations). Sadly, the broken nose was by no means my most painful injury there.

#6 Last summer, messing around in the pool my (then) 15-yr-old came out from beneath the water at the wrong moment.

asakiyume
Jul. 14th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Your poor, poor nose.

Number 5 has me absolutely wincing. Gah! Though I guess number 2 must have been the worst one to experience?
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
It should have been, but I honestly don't remember much aside from turning around to see a bunch of young lads - probably just as well really.
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