Monday, February 21, 2011

One of These Facts Doesn't Belong

The gauntlet is on the ground and the first challenge of the 2nd Writers' Platform-building Crusade has been issued.

In 300 words or less, Crusaders must reveal tidbits of themselves that include:
· one secret

· one lie

· one interesting quirk

· one annoying habit
· one of your best character traits, and

· one of your favorite things in the whole world.
The post must include the random words, “bloviate,” “fuliguline,” “rabbit,” and “blade.”

I have accepted the challenge, so here are some randoms facts about me, in no particular order, without rhyme or reason.
I exaggerate. A lot. Not that I bloviate, but I like descriptive detail and sometimes I get a little carried away with embellishing the facts. Recently I convinced co-workers that the armadillo living in my backyard was 4 feet long and weighed 100 lbs. In all sincerity, I believed it myself because that's how big the darn critter looked in the dark with Brave Little Basset perched on its back and barking in its ear. 

On a cruise to Jamaica, our ship had to wait several hours before coming ashore in Montego Bay because fuliguline had congregated in the port. We ate duck for dinner.

I hog the covers at night. Professor X now keeps a blankey close by so his knees don't knock whenever I wrap myself up like a mummy.

I could never be a real spy because I love pizza. If I were captured by the enemy, all it would take to break me would be a slice of pepperoni pizza loaded with mushrooms and black olives waggled beneath my nose. My mouth would run like a faucet.

At fourteen I was published in a children's magazine and was paid $25.

I think my best trait is the ability to "think outside the box." It made for interesting, if not heated discussions in theology classes.

I'm quirky about movies. I love bloody, gritty vampire flicks like BLADE, UNDERWORLD, and VAN HELSING. Although, natural disaster films like TWISTER, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, and NIGHT OF THE LEPUS give me panic attacks. Professor X doesn't understand this, even though I've explained that I'm not afraid of fantastical beings such as vampires and werewolves because they are kindred spirits. I am, however, scared to death of tornadoes, apocalyptic storms, and killer rabbits.

I may have revealed something about me that isn’t strictly true, can you guess what it is? 

I'll reveal the untruth in Wednesday's post. 

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Michael Offutt said...

If you like vampires, you should check out Syfy's "Being Human". The vampire in that show is gorgeous.

Danette said...

Michael's right although check out the BBC version not the SyFy version. It's WAYYYY better! And as for your lie.... I don't think you had duck for dinner on the cruise ship. Sounds like an exageration...

KC Burn said...

This is a cool idea for a blog. I'm going to guess you're not REALLY afraid of killer rabbits, but what do I know? That bunny in Monty Python's Holy Grail was pretty fierce :)

Angela Scott said...

I almost wasn't able to read your post. Joe over there---> looks scrumptious :)

Okay, for the lie, my guess is that you really didn't eat duck.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Hello fellow Crusader! Ummm, I would guess the lie is the cruise to Jamaica? That's one scary looking bunny there!

Have a great week!

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Anonymous said...

I think the lie is the duck as well. Not enough people like duck for them to serve it on a cruise ship (unless, of course, they gave you a choice of duck or something else and you chose it. But still, my vote goes for duck).

Cally Jackson said...

That were-rabbit picture is going to give me nightmares! I've still got to write my response to the challenge - hopefully tonight will be the night!

I'm a fellow new adult crusader, looking forward to getting to know you throughout the crusade!

Anonymous said...

Hello fellow Crusader!
I'm thinking the cruise ship is the lie. :)

Adina West said...

That is one scary rabbit! I'm kind of thinking you must have more than just one lie in there...maybe?

LadyJai said...

Hello fellow crusader! I am a tad bit late, the whole house has been sick all week. So, I just thought I would pop in and just say Hi! :D

I think the cruise was delayed but you didn't have duck for dinner! :D

Lisa Potts said...

I'm guessing that you don't like olives on your pizza.

Margo Berendsen said...

New follower and crusader here! Love reading your quirky facts. Loved your comments about duck for dinner and killer rabbits!

Amanda Milner said...

I'm going with not having duck for dinner as well. Lol! I have a fear of killer rabbits too! Yours is pretty scary, you should check out mine-it's downright terrifying! (I had a killer rabbit in my Challengs Post as well.)

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