Lies, Damn Lies & Memetastics

Blog Awards: they’re like London busses!

Having had none, in the last couple of weeks I’ve received 3: & 2 of those are the same!

Of the 2 I’ve just had the first one I’d already received & it resulted in this post.

And you know what else? I’ve lost track of who (re)sent me these latest 2 awards. Oops, sorry….

I’ve also lost track of the originator of the new award: again, sorry.

So if the guilty parties would like to make their way to the podium please…

The creator of the Memetastic Award gave it the following rules (in her words):

You must proudly display the absolutely disgusting graphic that I have created for these purposes (put it in your post, you don’t have to put it in your sidebar, I think that would seriously be asking too much). It’s so bad that not only did I use COMIC SANS, but there’s even a little effing jumping, celebrating kitten down there at the bottom. It’s horrifying! But its presence in your award celebration is crucial to the memetastic process we’re creating here. If you need a higher resolution version… I totally have one!!
You must list 5 things about yourself, and 4 of them must be bold-faced lies. Just make some shizzle up, we’ll never know; one of them has to be true, though. Of course, nobody will ever know the difference, so we’re just on the honor system here.
You must pass this award on to 5 bloggers that you either like or don’t like or don’t really have much of an opinion about. I don’t care who you pick, and nobody needs to know why.

OK, so here goes: 4 lies, 1 truth

1) On my 16th birthday I lost my virginity to a ‘full-figured’ Maori girl called Kim. We were in a tent in the New Zealand bush on a church camping holiday.

2) I celebrated my 21st birthday in & around the Adventure Sports World Capital: Queenstown, New Zealand. I fell off my jet-ski so many times I flooded the engine & had to be rescued from Lake Wakatipu‘s 4 degree water.

3) For my 30th birthday I had a boys’ night out in a London strip club. I was on antibiotics but went anyway. As a result I was horribly sick after my first pint (which I’d drunk too quickly in all the excitement).

4) On the day of my 40th birthday I was in a hot pool in the snow in the mountains of Iceland; the air temperature was -10.

5) I saw the in new Millenium in Times Square in New York. In all the excitement I managed to miss my flight back home.

So what do you reckon? Which is the honest truth, & which are the porkie pies?

And now here are my 5 Award recipients: a ‘reward’ for being among my first subscribers 😉

David Braziel

Mrs Shilts

Chris Passey at Confessions of a Composer

Cake & Tea Blog

Cherry Mum of 6

Enjoy, & I look forward to your posts!

UPDATED: The truth is revealed! See my comment of February 12th, below 🙂


8 thoughts on “Lies, Damn Lies & Memetastics”

  1. my guess – 3 and 5 sound quite realistic, so I’m ruling them out as red herrings. The level of detail in 2 makes it seem the most likely to be true… but on those grounds I think it’s another lie/red herring. 4 sounds somehow (despite the cold) too good and exotic to be true. Which leaves 1! so ridiculous it might be true?????

  2. It’s possible I may have been a little unfair: all of the lies – as with all ‘good’ lies (or so I’m told) – have elements of the truth in them. I did plan to just pluck things out of the air, but I’m not sure I have the imagination. They do say “write what you know…”! 😉

  3. I really want 1 to be true- Kim sounds like every young boy’s dream! I’m dying to know now!!! I shall get on to doing mine very soon!

  4. OK, time to come clean:

    1) LIE Most of this is true. Except: I was more like 14 than 16, & it didn’t go much beyond a bit of childish fumbling. Still very exciting though…

    2) LIE I have spent a lot of time in & around Queenstown (my Uncle used to own a bach there before it was as developed as it is now), & the incident with the jet-ski is true. Just not on my 21st. I spent that in a local park with friends & had a very dull party in the evening.

    3) LIE Again, a true story, just not on my 30th birthday; although it was hardly a ‘boys’ night out’; from memory there were 3 of us. I mostly spent my 30th in a local pub.

    5) LIE I have been to Times Square, but not for the Millienium. Again: local pubs with friends & family, then saw it in with a big crowd in a little park outside my house. As it struck I was ‘alone’ as 1 of our party had got very drunk & wandered off & I’d gone off to look for her 😦

    The more observant of you will have noticed that this only leaves:

    4) TRUE The holiday to Iceland was a special birthday treat, & it’s still the best holiday I’ve ever had. On the day of my birthday I was indeed up in the mountains, with my wife, in a hot pool, naked. It was fantastic!

    So well done to crazygoangirl for getting it right! I should send some sort of prize, I guess…

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