Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lies and the Lying Bloggers Who Tell Them... part deux*

One summer vacation, up in the Adirondacks, Vlad and I amused ourselves by reading Al Franken's Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them aloud to each other.  So I was delighted to see that my friend from the other side of Lake Ontario, Nonamedufus (Dufus, for short), was paraphrasing him to announce his latest blog award.  (*For part one of  Lies and the Lying Bloggers Who Tell Them, you'll have to go visit Dufus.)

Guess Dufus thinks I lie like a rug, because he bestowed this award on me, as well as on a couple other more deserving bloggers.  I was delighted to be included in such august company such as Don at Beyond Left Field,  Frank Lee Meidere at I Don't Give a Damn, Quirks at Quirkyloon, Da Old Man at Crochety Old Man Yells at Cars, Chris at Knucklehead, and 00dozo at When I Reach.  These bloggers really know how to shoot the shit as far as I'm concerned.  Here's what we all won:

As with so many other awards, this one comes with some conditions.  To wit,

If you want this award, you must:
- thank the person who gave you the award
- copy the logo and place it on your blog
- link to the person who nominated you
- tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself and at least one outrageous truth, or vice-versa
- nominate seven "creative" writers
- post links to the blogs you nominate
- leave a comment on each blog letting them know they've won the award

So, without further ado, "Thank You, Dufus!"  Now, here are some outrageous lies and incredible truths about the CatLady.   To make things more interesting, I've mixed them up equally... half are are god's honest truth and half are boldfaced lies.   You can decide which is which.

1. I grew up just outside a small village, where I learned to cook on a wood stove.  I knew just how to tell when the stove was hot enough... you spit on it!

2. My first job was detasseling corn, a common summer job for Iowa teens. Sadly, I got my long hair caught in one of the corn stalks one day and was nearly pulled off the wagon.  I freaked out and never went back.

3. I used to be a stripper before I moved out East with the music still in my heart. 

4. I originally came to Rochester to study at the Eastman School of Music, along with my good friend, Glennda.  She now makes a living playing the flute, but I eventually ended up going back to school to get my master's in education.

5. I once had the privilege of sharing the stage with Laura Nyro (see number 4.)

6. In 1992 I was arrested with Rochester's "Top-Free Seven" but not named in the lawsuit against them as I wussed out and plead out.

Let me know when you've figured out which are true and which are false.  (Come on, now... it should be fairly obvious!)

Now, for the lucky recipients of the award...

1. & 2. Definitely the Boy Wonders, IndigoWrath & iDifficult, because they both have such vivid imaginations, I have no idea what's true and what's a total load of crap in their writing.  Well, I have some clue about the total load of crap part.  (Plus, it's Indigo's Blogoversary and I wanted to get him something special.)

3. The Boy Wonders' newest partner in crime, ScottFree at ERGO HUMOR, who does an amazing Flash Fiction Friday.  (And we all know that fiction = liar, liar, pants on fire!)

4.  My long absent friend Nanodance at Callithump Thunderblog.  She's the best liar I know and maybe a super award like this will make her risk pain and suffering of her injured wrist to come back for a quick post after an oh so long hiatus. 

5. That Surly Writer, Michelle Hickman, because she writes a mean story and can do justice to this award while sitting in that rocker in her garden talkin' to the neighbor kids.

6. Seafood Punch, because with the amazing artwork she does she has to be able to lie respectably.

7. Otin, that Wizard of fiction, who had recently foresaken us all for true love.  Focus, Otin!  Focus!

So there you have it.... another meme to add to the collection.  It's been a pleasure, as always... and that's no lie!  

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And if you want to make me rich beyond my wildest dreams, you can always go to Amazon to buy Al Franken's book...
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