You gotta ask yourself what kind of friends you hang with when they not only cover for when you lie, but actively encourage falsehoods. 😯 Well last week a fellow writer, fantastic person and sometimes truth-aversionist, Tracey, tagged me for a blogging meme. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions about her personality. 😉
So here, peeps, are seven statements about me, of which only two are true. Just how well do you know the Tart? Can you pick the rind from the fruit?
1. During my summer in Japan, the Lions’ Club took me, my host family, and the other local exchange students out to bowling night. I had an amazing run of beginner’s luck with four strikeouts in a row — a pattern never since reproduced. Unfortunately, I beat their club’s champion. No one spoke to me the entire car ride home.
2. I have a thing for a well-shaped man’s ear.
3. My middle name is Myrtle, which was my maternal grandmother’s name.
4. My grandmother in #3 and I shared a special bond. When she was demented and I’d visit, she’d pop into moments of pure lucidity. At a time when everyone else seemed oblivious, she’d tell me I was working too hard in a gently reproachful tone.
5. I cried when I watched The Titanic, but not because of the story. Because I would never get three hours of my life back and I had to listen to the Celine Dion song. Again.
6. I wrote this post wearing green sweatpants, a black Mr. Bean t-shirt, a polka-dotted scrunchie, and socks so brilliantly white they might qualify as the 8th Wonder of the World. [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=liar&iid=87642″ src=”0084/7d4dcd29-6388-4187-82e1-140399da74c3.jpg?adImageId=10915469&imageId=87642″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /]
7. I’ve been vegetarian for almost 5 years, but last week, for no reason whatsoever, I found myself ordering a turkey sandwich in Tim Horton’s. I took one bite before I made myself throw it away.
And now for the honorable recipients of the Lying Torch:
1. Dawn Ius at Through the Looking Glass
2. Another classy broad, Watery Tart at the Watery Tart Blogspot
3. Laura Eno, flash-fiction queen.
4. Parametric at the University of Fantasy Blogspot (killer title, that.)
5. Glinda Harrison
6. Anya Davis at Reality, Re-imagined — site of many things naughty.
7. Donna Cummings at All About the Writing
Here are the rules, peeps:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you. (Thank you, Tracey!)
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 seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.
As for my the answers to my teaser, I’ll post them later this week. If enough of you are curious, I might — might! — reveal one of my better pictures of myself at the same time.