Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Truth Revealed

This is the second part to the Bold Faced Liar "Creative Writer" Award I posted on Friday. Did you guess right?

1. When I was sixteen, I was rollerblading at The Wedge, a skate park in Scottsdale, AZ. I lost my balance and hit a half wall, breaking my knee. I had to have surgery to repair it. Very painful. False. When I was sixteen, I did lose my balance while rollerblading and hit a half wall at The Wedge, but I didn't break my knee. Though from how much it swelled, you would've thought it was broken.

2. I love to cheat at cards. I rarely lose. False. I never cheat at cards, and I hate playing with people who do. And I tend to get a little obsessive about how the cards are dealt. You're messing with chance if it's not done the same way every time. The part about rarely losing, though, is true. My husband hates playing cards with me.

3. I have this pasted to my bedroom wall. Everyone needs a vampire to watch over them at night. False. Even if I wanted this on my wall, which I don't, my husband would never agree. Though it might be fun to put it up just to see his reaction. :)

4. The idea of dying an old maid terrified me, so I took the first opportunity that presented itself and got married at 19. False. My plan was to finish school, travel a little, and then get married at 23. I've since discovered that plans don't work for me. I did get married at 19, but I changed my mind at least four times before the big day. Poor guy. I did go through with it, because I knew it was right for me. I just wanted the timing to be more in line with my plan, dangit! In case you're wondering--best decision I ever made. We've been happily married for almost 15 years. Okay. Now I feel old. Next subject, please!

5. I posted yesterday (Thursday) about writing 3000 words on Wednesday with the hopes of not jinxing myself, only to spike a fever of 101 degrees shortly after hitting the publish button. I spent the rest of the day in bed. True! I will never post about my word count again! Just kidding. My husband had been sick for over a week, so I knew it was coming. The timing couldn't have been better though. :)

6. When I was a kid, I spent every summer on the swim team and scored several blue ribbons. False. Though I did spend every summer on the swim team, I never got first place. Usually just the honorable mentions they give out so everyone gets something. I've never been good at anything sports related.

7. I took five years of German in high school and college, earning all A’s. I now speak fluent German, even fooling some of the locals into believing I was German when I visited Germany three years ago. False. I almost took it in college, but the only classes were at 7:30 in the morning, so that idea disappeared pretty quickly. But I did take German for three years in high school, and I was pretty good at it. I got all A's, but not necessarily because I deserved them. My teacher loved me.

At the end of my junior year, I had a B in that class, because I never did any of my homework. Such a slacker. So I went to my teacher and asked if there was any extra credit I could do to bring my grade up to an A. Had to maintain that 4.0 at all costs. He told me to study hard, and if I got an A on the final, he'd give me an A in the class. So I studied hard and got a B on the final. He still gave me an A in the class.

I wish I'd retained more of it, but I still remember a little, though not even close to enough to visit Germany and actually speak to anyone. Except maybe to ask someone their name and where the bathroom is. Oh, and I can recite the entire Pledge of Allegiance in German, because that's useful when visiting a foreign country. And the only time I've been out of the US is our family trips to Mexico when I was a kid. Maybe someday. :) 

Thanks for playing, everyone! This was fun!


  1. Fun, fun, fun! I loved these, Abby (and not just because I guessed right!). This award is such a great way to get to know each other better. :-)

  2. That was fun! I'm not good at anything sports related either. Isn't it funny how life changes are plans?

  3. Dang, I was wrong in my guess BUT congrats on the word count! Way to go!

  4. Okay, I can't stop laughing. I want that Edward Cullen cutout so bad just to wig out Hubbykins and see what he'd do. (I'm pretty sure it would involve some expletives and a fresh coat of paint.) lol!

  5. Oh, I get it now, I didn't realise you posted the answers later (du-uh)! If you do ever visit Germany, don't worry about your German - they are so keen to practise their English (um, sorry, American), no one will entertain what you are trying to say unless it's said in your mother-tongue.

    As for you being a child-bride, this can and does work - my baby sis' is proof positive of it - and glad to see you are too!

  6. Very cool! And hey, I got married at 19 too. *wink*

  7. I'm so sorry that one was true! Well, I hope you are feeling better. That was fun.

  8. Ugh! Sorry that you got sick. I'm super superstitious about posting on progress or querying. It just jinxes any good luck I'm having.

  9. Great little stories to go along with the facts. Fun post. :)

  10. I didn't get married at 19 but pretty close. Always good to get to know more about people.

  11. Boy you are way more creative than me. I'm still working on my lies. My husband says I'm the worst liar around.