Tuesday, August 10, 2010

On bold faced confessions

Well, well... We had some interesting guesses yesterday. Perhaps I am better at lying than I thought. Or perhaps I am just very tricksy. The task was to create six truths and one lie, or six lies and one truth. I actually chose to come up with a bunch of half-truths, a few complete falsehoods and one I cannot talk my way out of, even if I once tried.... If you didn't read the original post, all my lies can be found here. Let's sum up:


The truth behind the lies:

1) While I have had many of those jobs at one point or other, I have - as Patricia guessed - never written obituaries. In fact, I have never been paid for anything I’ve written. And I suppose it’s a stretch to say I’ve been a maid as well, even if I felt like I was doing a lot of cleaning when I lived with my parents (I didn’t really).

2) I did once cut a class to go see the Crown Prince (he was opening a museum in my home town, which is something of an event I can assure you) as many of you guessed. However, this was definitely not the only time I “played hooky”. Though most of the occasions when I didn’t feel like going to school I pretended to be sick, and then I felt so guilty I actually got sick. Most of the time...

3) My bike-o-phobia is completely false (no, Leigh, I guess I'm not your daughter's twin after all). I learnt to ride a bike as a kid (not sure of the exact age, but maybe seven-ish?). It isn’t entirely far-fetched that I’m not overly comfortable on a bike, though. I especially don’t like riding bikes in cities (so it’s out of the question here in Oslo).


4) I wish I had travelled that much! Actually, the only continents I have visited are Europe and North America. I have been to Asia, but as Japan technically isn’t part of the continent… Okay, maybe that counts. I still have a lot of travelling to do, though. And the story about Egypt is true. Stupid war! I really want to go to Africa (and not just because of the giraffes).

6) The story about me applying for a show theatre doesn't have a grain of truth in it. The mere thought of myself in that setting is completely ridiculous. However, something similar happened to my sister (and she was brave enough to go to the audition… Man, I wish I had photographic evidence!)

7) The funny thing is that this is true – almost. I once was asked to leave the Opera House, but I didn't get a fine - I only got a warning. The “public drinking” consisted of opening one can of beer, and I should specify that this took place on the roof of the Opera House (hm... That doesn't make it sound any better... It might help if I add that the glacier looking architechture of the Opera has made it a popular hang-out where you can walk freely all over it - including on the roof). It actually is illegal to drink in public in Norway, except in establishments that have a license (so it’s legal to drink in a restaurant, but not on the pavement outside the restaurant). This rule is not often enforced, though, otherwise the cops would have a blast in any given park every sunny day all summer. The Opera House, though – don’t try it…


As for the truth (5) – what can I say? I was a goodie two-shoe, and I couldn’t bear the thought of one poorly crafted wooden box to blemish my perfect report card…



For those of you who have a few moments to spare today I also have a post up at the Burrow Blog. While you're there I also highly recommend checking out this week's drabble challenge. I'm very eager to see what you all can come up with to match the excellent picture Tara picked out for us :)

15 comments:

RosieC said...

Ah! I should have known better on the cutting-school bit. I would have also tried to talk my way into a better grade (and most certainly have). Well done. You're lies... er... creativity is quite convincing.

Jen said...

I really enjoyed learning more about how the lie's had come about as well!!! These were to much fun, well thought out and I really enjoyed them!!

Happy Tuesday!

Erinn said...

I cut school once and took the train into New York (I lived in New Jersey) We had our own Feris Buller's day off.
I totally recommend EVERYONE doing one bad ass but safe thing once in their life.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, you had me completely fooled. I was completely taken in. It's fun though to find out things about people we blog with.

CD

Hart Johnson said...

teehee--you're so tricksey Mari! I don't think I would have gotten this, mostly because your giraffe drawing is so skilled that I never would have seen you doing poorly in crafts!

Christina Lee said...

haha tricky and fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, I was way off! And 'on the roof of the Opera House' doesn't sound any better.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I was way off the mark. very interesting that was to get us guessing.

Yvonne.

Talli Roland said...

I always love seeing the real truth! Thanks for the fun post!

Jemi Fraser said...

You ARE a good liar! Awesome :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

How fun. You did a did great job!

Patricia

Cruella Collett said...

Rosie - I was a goodie two-shoe, but not THAT good ;)

Jen - thank you. Glad you enjoyed it :)

Erinn - wow, your walk on the wild side is WAY cooler than mine! I didn't even leave the city - in fact, I was less than a mile away from my school the whole time...

Clarissa - got you good, huh? ;)

Tami - I was worried that my lies would be too curious for people who know me well, so I had to be tricksey! And thank you for the comment on my giraffing ;)

Christina - tee hee, thanks

Alex - I know, it really doesn't... Oh, well...

Yvonne - glad you liked it

Talli - I had a lot of fun coming up with this :)

Jemi - thank you. I think...

Patricia - what can I say - I learnt from the best (that would be you) ;)

K A B L O O E Y said...

Wow, glad I didn't wager the big bucks. Vegas had you 5:2 for #3.

Cruella Collett said...

Kablooey - glad you didn't go bankrupt for this, then ;)

LTM said...

I feel like I should've guessed this after our theater discussion... I was never much for theater either, as we've discussed.

Now back to that problem of my daughter and the bike... ;p

fun stuff!

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