27 November 2007

Six truths and a lie

I have been "tagged." Korie sent me a "meme." (This whole blogging thing has certainly come with its own set of vocabulary.) The meme has rules, and it's sort of like those e-mails that you have to answer and send on to six more people OR ELSE ______ (fill in the blank).

I never EVER send those e-mails on to anyone else.

My favorite (in a horrifyingly misogynistic kind of way) was one about chocolate (delivered by a huge powerpoint file, no less) that promised I would gain twenty pounds and break up with my current partner if I did not forward to ten people within twenty days.

I think that was a couple of months ago, and as neither has happened, we can safely say that those e-mail forwarding curses don't work. I KNOW! Now you can all breathe a sigh of relief.

Still, here I am, about to send on a meme. Heaven help us! Hopefully doing so is a little bit more justified in the sphere of blogging. Hopefully.

Anyway, the meme is to write down seven random things about yourself. But I am going to tweak it a little. Remember that ice-breaker game, "two truths and a lie"? Well, today I am going to play "six truths and a lie."

First, I should post the rules, because that's what the rules say I have to do (notice that I still play by the rules even after breaking them? I am such a teacher's pet):

1- Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2- Share 7 random or weird things about yourself.
3- Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4- Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here are six truths and a lie. Guess which one is a lie, and I'll...say "Congratulations!" Get out your lie detectors (which can be found in the same box as the thinking caps):

1- I have belonged to a herpetology club. (Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians; it has nothing to do with herpes.)

2- I got my belly button pierced when I lived in England.

3- I have never read Ulysses, War and Peace, or Moby Dick all the way through, but I want to read all of them.

4- In Europe, the farthest north I have ever been is Tallinn, Estonia and the farthest south I have ever been is Spanish Morocco, on the northern tip of Africa. (Florida is quite a bit further south than much of North Africa, and we went there when I was in middle school, but it's not quite as cool.)

5- I ate fried frog legs while traveling in France.

6- I appeared in a musical as the belly-dancing Princess of Zanzibar, and another major role of my acting career was as a gun-brandishing Ku Klux Klan member, complete with pointy hood.

7- I have broken only one bone in my body: the collarbone.

Does the fact that the lie was much harder to come up with than the truths say anything about me?

I'm going to put links to seven blogs I've come across because of the blog posting challenge thing (I think that's how I found them anyway; most of them are other expats or "thanksgiving" bloggers). I won't "tag" them per se, because I think the whole seven things meme has done the rounds.

My Life in Spain
Life with a Seaview
Charlotte's Web
Bleeding Espresso
My Gorgeous Somewhere


sognatrice said...

Well thank you much for the mention without the tag :)

I've had frog legs (taste like chicken--hah!), and I've also only broken one bone, but it was in my arm...the collarbone? OUCH!!!!

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the tag. I think number three is the lie.