How Well Do You Know the Tart?

  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.

Save & Share this Post | Get Tartitude by Email | Contact hope101

19 thoughts on “How Well Do You Know the Tart?

  1. My day is complete, knowing that you think I’m such an outrageous liar. 🙂 Thank you!

    I think that # 2 and #6 are your truths. 😉

  2. Awwwww… thank you so much, sister tart, for your…erm… questioning my reliability *snort* But I suppose since misattributing IS my superpower, I asked for it!

    I am guessing the second grandmother one is true, and… the vegetarian one… (I think the others are all true EXCEPT a changed detail…–good liars know HOW to lie, eh?)

  3. It’s the whole never-showing-your-face thing. Makes me wonder what else you’re hiding. 😉

    I’m tempted to guess #5 because really – that’s enough to make anyone cry. But therefore, it’s too obvious. So I’m going to go with #2 and #4. #2 is just too delightfully random to not guess it.

  4. I have no idea which ones are true, but when I read number 2 at first I thought it said, “a well-shaped man’s rear,” and thought, “Well, duh.”

  5. I don’t have time to think this all through, but I can tell you “brilliantly white socks” sounds mighty suspicious.

    Umm…#4 & #7.

  6. I’m SUCH a terrible liar, so I usually try to make it sound like I’m avoiding the answer, rather than faking my way through an untruth.

    Which is why I’m thrilled to be given a Lying Torch! Are we supposed to carry this to the Lying Olympics? (If so, I better get to training!)

    I’m still figuring out the logistics of getting this on my blog, so it gives me time to figure out what lies I’m going to manufacture. LOL

    And yeah, the brilliantly white socks — nice try. LOL

  7. I pick # 1 & 4….
    One, becuz I have no knowledge about bowling and can’t believe you’d make up something lame about the sport (?)
    Four, becuz you must’ve been a very dedicated doctor
    I wANTED to pick #7…BUT you’re a virgo and we ALL know what they’re like…….

  8. You people do realize that I’m taking notes, right? Vaht you zay about me zays ass much about youzelf az eet does about me az your host, yes?

    In other words, no one thinks I could be even accidentally athletic, thereby showing a deeply rooted cynicism about the role of sport and coordination in a writer’s life. Ergo, none of you are athletic.

    And the group skepticism about the presence of clean socks in my house… Please! I don’t even know what to say. Maybe its time you refamiliarized yourself with bleach. 😉

    Donna, Hart, if you need help on the lying front, may I suggest you follow Laura’s lead? She’s much better at duplicity than I. 😉 (And at taking a joke.)

    Jess, *snort*, I didn’t know you possessed such a dirty mind. Niiiice! 🙂

    CBlaire, you’re a Virgo too, right?

  9. You only flatter me because you’re afraid that Jezebel (my pet from the Underworld) might pay you a visit…or is it because I believe that you really do have clean, white socks?

  10. Well, I pick #1 and #6. I know the #1 is at least partially true (the Japan trip). And #6 because no woman in her right mind would claim to be wearing green sweatpants unless it was in a blazing moment of self-honesty.

    And while I appreciate being nominated for this prestigious award (Thank you, Hope), I’m not sure I can participate in the meme, as fun as the idea is. Most of the bloggers I know have business blogs and I do not think they would appreciate being mominated for a bold faced liar award. (I cannot, for the life of me, imagine why not!) I will have to give it some thought to see if I have seven potential victims… um, I mean potential participants.

  11. Laura, uh, actually, it’s your left hook that had me concerned. 😉

    Glinda, I’ll address this response to you, but it applies equally to any of the award’s worthy recipients: If this meme isn’t right for your blog, or isn’t something you’d consider to be fun, my feelings will be in no way hurt if you abstain. Nor do you owe me an explanation for why you opt out. That’s true of this exercise and everything else in this blog!!!

  12. Medeia, I have to say I think you have the worst personality/avatar match on my blog yet. Yeesh. Sorry about that.

    Glinda, silence in no way should be construed as a form of consent, evasion, or tactical maneuver designed to extend the falsehood meme. Blog commenters who wish to believe otherwise are referred to this statement, contained within the post above: “As for my the answers to my teaser, I’ll post them later this week.”

    Later does not equal today — at least not in Tart Time. Most likely it refers to Friday morning, or Thursday night at the earliest. That is all.

    😉 🙂

  13. I think #2 and #7.

    Especially #2. Cause I can relate to it. My husbands hairdresser is under strict instruction to avoid shaving Dan’s ears. They’re just so cute, and trollish!

Leave a Reply