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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 08:21 pm (UTC)
As a young girl, I wanted to be Popeye when I grew up.
2 (8.7%) FACT There are pictures of me at age three wearing a sailor hat and with a wooden hammer (i.e. pipe) stuck handle-first in my mouth. Instead of growing up to be Popeye, I married him.

My husband is a nuclear reactor operator.
8 (34.8%) FACT My husband thought it was hilarious that the majority of people labeled this the fib. The fact: he was a "nuke" in the Navy, served on a carrier, and is now a civilian and a federally-licensed nuclear operator.

I had cats named Horse and Adventure.
2 (8.7%) FACT I also had Horse the 2nd. Adventure is featured in my Chicken Soup What I Learned From the Cat essay.

I'm known for my colorful fingernails.
7 (30.4%) FIB Alas, as anyone who knows me in person could attest, I'm a nail biter. The only time my nails were done was for my wedding.

My uncle was murdered on an episode of Magnum P.I.
4 (17.4%) FACT My Uncle Dan is murdered in season 6 in an episode called "This Island Isn't Big Enough." He's killed right at the beginning and is later shown in the morgue. He did a lot of film work in Hawaii during the '80s, worked on Magnum more than once, and is also part of the Hawaii team for Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Jul. 13th, 2010 09:46 am (UTC)
Uncle Dan sounds like he must have some great stories to tell :)

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