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I’m a Big, Fat Liar and That’s the Truth!

Posted on Mar 15, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   23 Comments | Posted in award

The lovely and talented Sioux bestowed upon me this delightful award.  (Thanks, Sioux, for thinking of me!) She insisted, upon threat of a computer virus that would cause all audio emanating from my laptop to default to Justin Bieber singing “Never Say Never,” that I deliberately lie, right here, in front of God and the world.  Can you imagine? Well, what’s a writer to do? It is now my job to tell you four truths and a lie.  Take a look below and see if you can figure out which of the five is a lie.  Good luck!

  • One New Year’s Eve, about fifteen minutes before midnight, I led a group of 50+ people in the bunny hop around the front drive of the Union Plaza hotel in Las Vegas.
  • I was once given a private tour of Wayne Newton’s estate in Nevada that included feeding and petting his prized Arabian horses.
  • During a trip to New York that included a visit to MTV studios I won a drawing that earned me a backstage meet and photo op with Jon Bon Jovi.  It lasted less then 60 seconds and the picture is so freaking blurry that I look like Eleanor Roosevelt standing next to a blond rooster.
  • I type 90+ words per minute with an accuracy rate of 98%, even with my eyes closed!
  • When I was just 20-years-old I wrote the user’s manual for a medical management software system, and just after I turned 21 I was promoted to Vice President of the company.

Okay, buttercup.  Four of those gems are true. One is a bald-faced lie.  Please put your guess as to which is the lie in a comment, and I’ll fess up on Book Blurb Friday.

Now I must send this award on to other bloggers who must also tell a big fat one along with four not-so-chubby tales.  They should also pass the award to other bloggers to keep the fun going.  Here are five I figure won’t beat me up for forcing them to tell an untruth on the internet:

Tanya Valentine, creator of the delightful Creepy Casey.  Tanya is new to the blogosphere and taking to it like a barnacle on the Black Pearl.  I can’t wait to see the creative whopper she’ll invent.  She’s a terrific writer, so I know it will be great.

Debra Mayhew, writer for children. She, too, is new to blogging and handling it as deftly as a mother of six. . .oh, wait. . .she IS a mother of six.  And still finds time to write beautiful, heartwarming stories and keep up with a blog! Can she lie, too? Oh, I’ll bet she can. . .and swimmingly.

Lynn Obermoeller, my NaNo pal.  She rocks at epistolary writing and often brings me to tears and then laughter, all in the same post.  She isn’t afraid to tackle new things (her Friday book blurbs are wonderful), so lying on the internet should be a piece of cake.

Pat at Critter Alley, is a freelance writer whose blog posts always make me smile. Her furry kids Indy and Bogey figure prominently, and their adorable mugs are reason enough to drop by her blog. You’ll stay because it’s a great place to visit. Can she lie like a dog? We’ll find out!

Polly at The 5th Sister, talented writer, blogger and dreamer. How does she remember those fantastical dreams? Since she incorporates them into her wonderful writing, I’ll bet one of them makes it on her list as a big, fat lie.  Bring it on, Polly!

I had a tough time choosing just five, but I know they’ll come up with some great whoppers.  The torch is officially passed!

Don’t forget about Book Blurb Friday, upcoming in just a few days! It is fun and easy, and that’s no lie.  Please join the fun!

Til next time –

23 Responses to "I’m a Big, Fat Liar and That’s the Truth!"

  1. Comment by tanyavalentine
    March 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm  

    I'm so excited I hopped on FB just in time to see this new blog posted. I get to be the first to guess and I'm going to say….(drum roll, please….)#1 is a big old tall tale. and if it's not, I REALLY wish I'd been there to see it! Now…I humbly accept your "most awesome award ever made" and the certain wink and nudge that goes along with it. I will happily pass the torch and continue the lying on my blog very soon. Thanks for the smiles at the end of this very long day.

  2. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    March 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm  

    Typing nine words per minute with accuracy is difficult for me, so I'm guessing typing, but something tells me it's Bon Jovi.

  3. Comment by Susan Fobes
    March 15, 2011 at 9:00 pm  

    Aha, I got you on this one! The lie is, "When I was just 20-years-old I wrote the user's manual for a medical management software system…" You admitted on your first Friday Book Blurb that you were not the least bit computer (or was it technology?) savvy.Am I right?

  4. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm  

    Hi Tanya – Yay! I'm glad you're happy to have been awarded this…um…award. 🙂 I'm looking forward to reading your four tales and one fish story. 🙂 Hey Linda – Thanks for visiting. You fooled me with your big lie…I couldn't believe it. As to my tall tale, well…Hey Susan – Ah, using deductive reasoning on me. LOL Well, I'm not owning up to a thing. You'll have to check back when I "fess up"!

  5. Comment by Sioux
    March 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm  

    I am clueless…I thought the vice-presidency at the age of 21 smelled suspicious, but you're such a talented writer…If the Wayne Newton and Jon Bon Jovi stories are true, I definitely want some juicy details when you confess…(Eleanor Roosevelt and a blonde rooster–what a hoot!)I can type that fast, too, but my accuracy rate is 0.98%…That seems awfully fast and quite accurate but again, what do I know?

  6. Comment by The Words Crafter
    March 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm  

    Congratulations on the award, and to the new recipients!Wow, these are all pretty cool sounding. My guess is going to be #1. I can't wait to see the truth!!!

  7. Comment by Ann Best
    March 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm  

    Congratulations! What a lovely award.I always marvel at bloggers who come up with four truths and a lie. I haven't been able to do this yet! And I'm not a good guesser. So just "off the top of my head" I'm guessing the last one is the lie (have to admit, though, that I read the above comments!)And thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog today.

  8. Comment by J Bar
    March 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm  

    Interesting.Sydney – City and Suburbs

  9. Comment by Lynn
    March 15, 2011 at 10:23 pm  

    I think I remember this going around before, which means I have to come up with some new lie. Good grief. I'm thinking the last one is a lie – not that you're not smart enough to do this, but I'm with Susan – unless you just claim not to be techy.

  10. Comment by cara
    March 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm  

    Hmmmmm… Well… I know the first one is true and I suspect Wayne Newton is true…. As a transcriptionist… that speed ain't nothing… and the picture story… prob true because the blurry part would be a nice touch but you are a writer…… so…….. think the Bon Jovi pic is false… and all the rest are true. Can't wait to see!!!!

  11. Comment by cara
    March 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm  

    Ummm… cara is me… your cousin Carol…..

  12. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    March 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm  

    I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU DID NOT PICK ME!!! I think that the Jon Bon Jovi one is the untrue experience. (P.S. – on a very other note, enlarge photo #3 … your Grandpa would love the faces to be found.)

  13. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 16, 2011 at 5:41 am  

    Hi Sioux – Clueless? You? Not a chance. Maybe still pondering, but never clueless. :)Hi Words Crafter – Thanks for dropping by and making a guess!Hey Ann – Thanks for visiting. I'll reveal the lie on Friday, so I hope to see you back.Hi J Bar – Welcome! Thanks for checking things out here. I hope to see you back.Hey Lynn – I'm looking forward to reading your list. I'll bet you come up with a great whopper!Hey Cuz! Thanks for being the best red herring ever. 🙂 Hi Kathy – Thanks for making a guess. (Lots of faces in that pic, you're right!)

  14. Comment by Eric 'Bubba' Alder
    March 16, 2011 at 7:31 am  

    I'm guessing the Bon Jovi picture one is the lie.(Although I can believe you like Bon Jovi)

  15. Comment by BECKY
    March 16, 2011 at 8:04 am  

    Okay, I'm going with the typing thing, too! I truly believe all the rest!

  16. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    March 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm  

    I'm going with Wayne Newton and those Arabian horses. Everybody knows it's Alpacas that Wayne keeps.Or wait! Is it Alpaca sweaters he keeps? Whatever. I'm sticking to the Newton.

  17. Comment by Lynn
    March 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm  

    Hi Lisa, I have my lie posted 🙂 and how long do you wait before you reveal the truth and post?

  18. Comment by anita
    March 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm  

    Wow, Lisa, that's some impressive list of achievements and one figment of your imagination. If you were truly a company v.p. at 21 you must have been like Doogie Houser and gone to college when you were about 10 or something, so I say #5 is the most likely lie.

  19. Comment by Donna B
    March 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm  

    I think it is the last one…you look too young to be around when computers first came out…

  20. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm  

    Hi Eric – I love Bon Jovi, partly because of his music, and partly because he's been married for two decades. I always like that in a celebrity. :)Hey Becky – Thanks for guessing, but of course I can't tell yet. . .Hi Cathy – You always make me laugh. Is WN really into sweaters??Hey Lynn – I left a return message on your blog. Looking forward to learning the truth!Hi Anita – Thanks for playing along. You'll have to come back to find out what's what. :)Hi Donna – Thanks for commenting and, based on that comment, you are my new best friend. LOL Please come back frequently and always say such wonderful things! 🙂 Unfortunately, you're wrong about that, though. I turned 50 last year, so I'm plenty old enough…just ask my knees, they'll tell you!

  21. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    March 18, 2011 at 9:08 am  

    Hey, Lisa! I'm a little behind on my blogging, but I was so excited to see the award you both got and passed on to me! Thanks for making my day! As for the lie, I'm going with the last one. If you met Bon Jovi, I want to see the picture. I love him!

  22. Comment by Tammy
    March 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm  

    I'm sorry I'm getting here so late in the week, but I promise I didn't peek! I am VERY jealous of the Bon Jovi one, rooster or not (HEE HEE!), which I suspect is true (except I'm sure you couldn't look like Eleanor Roosevelt, blurry or not). So I say the lie is the typing one, only because writers tend not to be speed typists because they tend to think about it too much. Okay, that's a bald lie from me that I tell myself just to justify MY slowness….

  23. Comment by K9friend
    March 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm  

    I'm late to say thanks for the award! That's so cool! Even as I type these words I'm thinking about truth…and lies!

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