Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Seem Like A Natural Choice, Don't I?

I’ve been tagged for a "Creative Writer" Blogger Award! Which means I get to lie shamelessly to you all and test your truth-detecting skills. The rules are ...

• Thank the person who gave this to you. (Gracias to Patti Abbott of pattinase.)
• 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 - switch it around and tell six outrageous truths and one outrageous lie.
• Nominate seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
• Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
• Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Without further ado:

1) I was born at the racetrack because my pregnant mother went into labor as she climbed the stairs into the stands.
2) An attempt to headbutt a goat as a child left me unconscious on the front lawn.
3) Stanley Kubrick (of Dr. Strangelove fame) and I attended the same college, although not at the same time.
4) I double majored in biology and literature, then went on to Johns Hopkins to get yet another undergraduate degree.
5) I was immediately smitten when I first met my wife and dumped her close friend who I happened to be dating at the time.
6) There are no literary novels on The Middle Shelf.
7) I am not the least bit perplexed as to why no one has
taken me up on a free copy of Genre Wars.

In no particular order, my chosen bloggers are ...

• B. Nagel of B. Nagel
S.D. Smith of SDSmith.net
• Nathaniel Lee of
• Aerin Bender-Stone of In Search of Giants
• Phil Wade and Lars Walker of Brandywine Books
• Peter Rozovsky of
Detectives Beyond Borders
• Ehren von Lehe of
Von Lehe Creative
• C.N. Nevets of Nevets.QST
• Any of the fine folks at The Literary Lab

So I broke the rules by nominating ten. Shoot me. Repeatedly. With a large-caliber automatic firearm.

To the guessing!


Michelle D. Argyle said...

Thanks for those links, congrats on your award, and thanks for awarding The Literary Lab!

Loren Eaton said...

Between the three of you, I bet you can come up with some very creative lies.

B. Nagel said...

Goody, now I have something to post about! I am glad the phrase 'bald faced' was crossed out. My beard just finished filling in!

Now as to your prevarications:

1. lie. It was in the elevator.
2. true. Everybody wants to be a goat.
4. lie. You magna cum lauded in biology and film. Literure was a hobby.
7. lie. I was abstaining from entering so you could get the most traction out of it. Otherwise, the winner would have been in your inbox yesterday noon.

Loren Eaton said...

Alas, my beard growth is spotty at best. Kind of like my lawn pre-resodding.

Goats are great, particularly if they're named William.

Davin Malasarn said...

Thanks for the award! This sounds like a really fun one! You're good at making up lies and telling truths. I'm having a hard time guessing, and I was an ace at multiple choice questions. I'll say 3 or 4 are true.

Loren Eaton said...

All shall be revealed in time, sir. Yes, all shall be revealed!