Okay, so – Brian over at The New Author nominated me for this most prestigious honor – Thanks B!

Second, the rules are as follows once you’ve been chain letter-er, I mean, um – nominated:

I must thank the person that gave me the award (which I did), nominate seven worthy people to carry on the award (see below) and tell up to six creative and outrageous lies about myself and one outrageous truth (or the other way around).

Hmmm.  Who do I nominate?  I assume that, for the sake of continuity and in the interest of not shattering the whole space/time continuum that I shouldn’t nominate anyone previously nominated, nor the person who nominated me.

With that in mind, I choose these poor souls:

Now that that’s completed, let’s take a look at the lies/truths portion of our little chain let-uh, I mean ‘award ceremony’.  *Cough*  It’s up to you to decide which is which and what is what and who is who and why is why.  Or vice versa.

  • I was once forced to explain to someone that placing their face in a fryer at KFC to ‘make friends’ was a really bad idea.
  • At two years old I attempted to leave my house in the middle of the night to go in search of my ‘real parents’.
  • Angered that it was empty, I took a glass baby bottle and whacked it across the bridge of my mom’s nose.  While she was driving.
  • Though I grew up in Fresno, California, I was actually born in Paducah, Kentucky during one of the worst storms of the decade forcing my mother to give birth at home since the roads had been washed away.
  • I used to bowl every Friday night on a team with Nana Graysmick, who was half of the team responsible for some of the very first Star Trek conventions ever held.
  • I did not watch Firefly when it first ran on Fox.
  • For my (male) cousin’s wedding, I gave every non-related-to-the-bride-male in attendance a dead house key I picked up from a hardware store and then, during a toast to the happy couple during the reception, I told the new bride that I was so happy for them that I didn’t feel comfortable holding onto a key to her apartment anymore.  I then walked up and laid the key in her hand.  While she stared at me, both astonished and confused, every other guy I’d given a key to (a dozen or so) who were at the reception stepped up and did the same thing…

Just so everything stays kosher moving off from here and into your own little blogs, I offer you the ‘officially official rules’ to this whole thing:

  1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  3. Link to the person who nominated you.
  4. 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.
  5. Nominate seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
  6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them. (or use Twitter!)

Good luck, have fun and enjoy the creativity that follows.



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  • Caroline Posted May 20, 2010 7:43 am

    Oooh, outrageous stuff is outrageous. Though I find all of it believable! Except maybe the not watching Firefly… or maybe the explaining at Burger King. I can’t imagine anyone having to FORCE you to explain something! 😀

  • Brian Posted May 20, 2010 3:23 pm

    I agree with Caroline. Knowing you, these are all true but you missing Firefly seems to far out there. Enjoy it though; good stuff.

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