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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. 11th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
I was never married, had no children. and do live in Manhattan.

Obvious fib, actually. I'm divorced, have one daughter, and live on Long Island.
Jul. 11th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
I am actually surprised a lot of people voted for the eye as the fib. For the reconstruction surgery on the eye, they used hairs from my eyebrow, which mikes those particular, transplanted hairs thicker then the other eyelashes.
Jul. 13th, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
Dang! I had you down as ambidextrous :(
Jul. 13th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
U had to start writing with my right hand back in 1970-something, because my left wrist broke when a camp counselor pushed me whilst trying to get me to roll, rather than shuffle along, on roller skates. As I'm predominantly left-handed, and school started the next month, well... I can also write legibly with my feet as well. It's quite a bit slower using my right hand (not as slow as with my feet, thank Ghu), but I do it.

Actually, I'm surprised, because I sort of borrowed that untruth from the preface of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Douglas Adams's author's notes, in which he stated that the author is not married, has no children, and does not live in Manhattan. That was some years ago.....

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