Thursday, June 3, 2010

Truths and Lies

It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. - Jerome K. Jerome

I don’t usually post twice a week, but my friend and fellow writer, Sandy Lender of Today the Dragon Wins blog, nominated me for the Bald-face or Creative Blogger award. Sandy writes fantastic fiction books; her latest release is Choices Meant for Kings. I feel bad that it’s taken me so long to acknowledge and say thanks for thinking of me, so I decided to do this extra post just for you Sandy.

The idea is to tell with six lies and one truth or six truths and one lie about myself. I’m a terrible liar. I know, I know, that seems like a crazy line coming from a fiction writer, but it’s a fact. For that reason I have decided to tell six truths and one lie. I hope you’ll leave a comment to let me know which one you think is the untruth.

1. Even though women were not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, I once drove disguising myself by wearing a typical man’s ghutra (headdress).

2. I’m the middle of eight children, all girls.

3. I congratulated my Taiwanese landlord when he informed me his mother had just died.

4. I was in Washington D.C. during the period of the Beltway sniper attacks.

5. I love dipping my French fries into mustard rather than ketchup.

6. I once ate whole shrimp complete with eyes, legs and tails.

7. My first international travel involved a move to Hawaii before it became a state.

Though I am supposed to pass this on, I know many of the bloggers I visit have already posted quite clever lies and truths, which I have mostly been unsuccessful at guessing correctly. If there’s anyone left out there who would like to try their hand at lying and ‘truthing,’ please feel free to say I passed the honor on to you.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again on Monday.

Tags: Jerome, Sandy Lender,

15 comments:

Jan Morrison said...

I am going out on a limb and saying that you being the middle of eight girls is a lie! I hope it is the truth though because it is SOOOOO interesting.

Elisabeth said...

I'm with Jan. It's such an extraordinary fact - in the middle of eight girls - it feels less likely to be true than all the others.

But then again all the others might be lies and this one might be the only truth.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

My guess is the last one, because I think you are way too young for that!

Helen Ginger said...

I'm guessing you are not the middle child and you did not eat a poor little shrimp's eyes.

Helen
Straight From Hel

A. K. said...

Did you really drove a car in SA wearing a man’s ghutra. THat is insane..

Joanne said...

I'm picking that you are not the middle of 8 children, because which number is the middle of 8? 4, or 5? Hm...

Carol Kilgore said...

I think you're not the middle of eight girls. I had two other possibles, but I went with this one.

Darcia Helle said...

What a fun post! Since Hawaii became a state in 1959, I'd say you weren't around yet to be traveling anywhere. So that's my choice as a lie. And regardless of which one of those is a lie, you have a led a fascinating life!

Ann Best said...

I'm going with the middle of eight, also, since there's no middle, as Joanne pointed out. (You could have been very, very young and gone to Hawaii with family - I think.)

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

This has been fun. Thank you all for participating. I'll confess to the lie in Monday's blog.

The Old Silly said...

I like this meme tag game, I even participated in this one even thought I don't usually "do" awards and tag games, but can't resist the temptation to do some blad-faced lying, lol.

Erm, I'm going with #2 ... c'mon, you must have ONE brother out of 8 siblings!

Jenny S. said...

What a fun post! My vote is for #7...but eight is a lot of girls for one family. Hmmm....

arlee bird said...

I'm going for eating the whole shrimp since that sounds kind of disgusting and from what I know about you the other things sound like they could be true.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Patricia Stoltey said...

I don't think you ate that shrimp, eyes and all. Too crunchy.

DazyDayWriter said...

Well, Jane, this is interesting and quite a puzzler! Seems like not many like the story of 8 ... ! I'm just going to say that I'll check back Monday to see which was what! Hope you have a lovely weekend. P.S. I'm the oldest of 5, for a fact!

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