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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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Jul. 10th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
I never wore a two-piece bathing suit because I have an embarrassing birthmark on my stomach. — FIB! I have no such birthmark, and have worn two-piece suits when I was younger.
5 people guessed this one (21.7%)

I have written more novels than short stories (16 to 6).
— FACT! I just don't get many ideas that turn to to be short stories.
3 people guessed this one (13.0%)

I used to be the librarian for the Distilled Spirits Council of the US. — FACT! DC is full of specialized library collections, and this is one of them.
1 person guessed this one (4.3%)

I have a 4-harness loom in my basement.
— FACT! I was an art major. Of course, I haven't used it in probably 25 years.
2 people guessed this one (8.7%)

My mother was a hula girl. — FACT! When we lived in Hawaii, my mom took hula lessons and got pretty good at it. When the Navy ships came in to port, Mom and some other ladies would dance on the docks to welcome them. I even have the plaque they awarded her for it.
12 people guessed this one (52.2%)

Edited at 2010-07-10 09:00 pm (UTC)
Jul. 11th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
You're mother? I thought you said 'father.' No wonder I got it wrong ;)
Jul. 12th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Dad never did look that good in a grass skirt. -)

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