Thanks to everyone who participated in the Bald Face Face Liar Contest!
Here's the scoop:
1.) I love cowboys. (Lie) I know people love 'em, but I'm so not that girl. Now, I've read a few books by some specific authors (they know who they are) who wrote stories that sucked me right in despite the cowboy element. But I just don't see the attraction. I also don't understand the appeal of the sheik or the Greek tycoon. They baffle me.
2.) I'm the oldest of eight kids. (Lie) Technically, I'm the oldest of five kids (well, seven if you count my stepbrothers) however, my husband is the youngest of eight.
3.) I've had my appendix out. (Lie) Nope...not this chick. I have had my tonsils out though.
4.) I sang in a garage band when I was a teenager. (Truth) Yes, indeed. I was a proud member of the 80s New Wave band, Rebell and the Ions along with the illustrious Margaret Yang. (Put it together and it spells Rebellions - we were clever and also freaking awesome - lol.)
5.) I've dyed my hair purple. (Lie) Alas, there was no purple hair for me. There was some red that went a little wrong and turned pinkish.
6.) I can drive a tractor. (Truth) I know you're all thinking...WTF?! But, it's true - I can also bale and haul hay, milk cows (hand and machine), help deliver calves and *full body shudder* assist (by assist I mean hold stuff...not shove stuff) in the artificial insemination of poor, poor cows. (They were robbed - the cows, I mean. Seriously, pregnant without the fun part? Not fair.) When I was growing up, both sets of grandparents had farms and there were chores (and cows) galore. These days, both farms are gone. The small one went to my cousin and the big one was parceled up and sold to a developer building McMansions. In one of my favorite spots on the land, there's now an uglyass house with a private "road" that-honest-to God reads, "Dale Earnhardt Memorial Drive." Sigh... (As I'm sure is apparent, I like NASCAR as much as I like cowboys...actually, I think I like cowboys more...)
7.) I was arrested for civil disobedience. (Lie) Now, I did get my fair share of detentions in high school for protesting the dress code and other sexist bullshit, and I have attended a few protests as an adult, but no arrests. But I can't tell you how delighted I am that so many of you figured me for getting arrested. That's awesome! :D
It looks like no one got both answers, but I'm feeling generous tonight, so everyone who got a correct answer gets the ebook of her choice.
So...the winners are: Julia, Anny, Genella, Devon, Charlotte (who almost had it!) and Danielle.
(please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what book you'd like and in what format.)