Crusade Challenge #1 ... I'm a dirty, naughty liar.

This is a bit of break from my usual blog shenanigans, but I hope you'll be entertained nonetheless.  I've mentioned that I'm taking part in this blog Crusade thing *waves at all of the following Crusaders* and as part of my involvement I'll be responding to a few fun weekly 'challenges' on Ye Old Blog.

Here are the rules for the first challenge:

In 300 words or less, tell us: 

· one secret 

· one lie 

· one interesting quirk 

· one annoying habit 

· one of your best character traits, and 

· one of your favourite things in the whole world. 

The post can be in any format, including poetry, but must include the random words, “bloviate,” “fuliguline,” “rabbit,” and “blade”.


Pretty straight forward, so here goes. My name is E.J. Wesley and I once owned a 10 lbs white rabbit named—wait for it—rabbit. Never one to bloviate, I'm very honest and tend to speak my mind with the precision of a well-honed blade. Few people know that I can't swim, but at least I'll never be confused for a fuliguline. I'm a fan of numbers (particularly statistics), but hate math. I tend to question everything, which never endeared me to figures of authority. My dogs are very dear to me.

I'll reveal my 'lie' in my next post, but I'll almost guarantee that no one is going to be able to guess it!  Hint: it may really surprise some of you.  :0)  
~EJW~

34 comments:

  1. Hmmm, I can't tell which one is the lie. You said it would surprise us...maybe your dogs aren't that dear to you (do you hang out with Michael Vick? Kidding, kidding). Maybe your name isn't E.J., it's really T.J. or M.J. or Q.J.??? Alright, giving up here. Nice to meet you, fellow Crusader!

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  2. Love it, Jess! The man has earned a lifetime of jokes at his expense. Nice to meet you too!

    EJ

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  3. Let's see, you aren't honest, but a dirty rotten liar?
    That was fun, always wanted to call someone a liar to their blog.
    Nicely done by the way. I had to read it about twelve times and am still in the dark.
    Nice use of those sucky words too. Twice now people have used fuliguline as if it was a fish, is it? I can't find that word anywhere, thought it was a foot desease.

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  4. You did a great job. I have no clue what the lie is so I'm going to take a wild guess: You actually know how to swim.
    >.< maybe?

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  5. I like your blurb there... very clever. Hmmm let's see... I'm gonna go out on a limb and say your lie is that you do not speak your mind with a well honed blade. Since you're a writer, you're prolly better are expressing yourself thru the written words, as opposed to verbal expression. (True for me, anyway.)

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  6. The definition of 'fuliguline' I'm using is a water fowl similar to a duck or 'duck-like'. :0)

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  7. ....I'm going with rabbit called rabbit... ;p neat attempt I'll have to have a go soon myself fellow crusader!

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  8. I bet someone like you probably loves math!

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  9. I hope the statistics/hating math part is true because I'm the same way!

    Nice to meet and follow a fellow crusader.

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  10. HI Crusader! Hmmm... so you love numbers (esp. stats!?) and hate math. Well, that's interesting. But let's go with the rabbit- it seems like maybe that is a device to fulfill the criterion...

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  11. hmmm... tricky...

    I think that you are honest, but don't see yourself as plain-spoken.

    Of course, this could be very very wrong. ;-)

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  12. Hile, fellow Crusader.

    I believe the lie to be your statement that you dislike the art of bloviation.

    Good to meet ya.

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  13. It's Sunday. I'm on vacation. More important, my dictionary is on vacation as well as my thesaurus.

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  14. I'll bet you were on the swim team. =)

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  15. Going to guess you don't have any dogs? I've discovered I'm not good at guessing lies without being face to face with a person.

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  16. I'm not sure what the lie is, I'll guess you don't actually have dogs.

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  17. This is tricky, but I'm curious as to why you put the weight of the rabbit, so I'm going with rabbit :)

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  18. It's gotta be the rabbit. EH? Hello fellow crusader. I'm your newest follower. Nice to know you.

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  19. I'm going to say you like to bloviate. Ha Ha. I'm a little scared now. Or maybe you've been tortured by being called a duck or some other water fowl. Honestly, I'm not sure. You concealed the lie well. Can't wait to find out.

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  20. great answers! Nice work getting them all in the same paragraph :)

    Looking forward to finding the lie.

    Fellow crusader, swinging by to say hi, and follow so I don't miss anything!
    The Survival Mama

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  21. I'm gonna say that your lie is that you don't question everything.

    Nice to meet you and great work of the challenge!

    Fellow crusader stopping by. :)

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  22. I haven't read the other comments, but I'm going to go out on a limb (not a very precarious one, I'd imagine) and say the lie is the one about your dear dogs. You strike me as someone who does question everything.

    Am I right? Am I? Am I?

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  23. Hey EJ, I'm pretty sure I know the lie. I won't ruin it for your other fans, but I think at least one person got pretty close there.

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  24. No fair, Ravi! :0) I knew if you read this you'd probably get a laugh out of it ...

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  25. Hum. I think I might go with the rabbit named Rabbit too. You just don't look like a rabbit sort of guy. Then again, I don't know what a rabbit guy is supposed to look like. Never mind. Love the look of the blog. Is it wishful thinking to be showing snow? You should be warm right now. Trade places?

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  26. Oh gosh, people do confuse you with a fuliguline or you hate numbers.Lol.

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  27. Hello fellow crusader! I am a tad bit late, so I just thought I would just say Hi! :D

    I'd have to guess the title of the post!

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  28. Hi, E.J.

    Good to meet you. Could your lie be the fact that you never owned a rabbit?

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  29. I really think it is awesome you had a rabbit named rabbit. It is very cute. A 10 pounder ...wow.

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  30. The short posts are the tough ones, but I'm going to guess you don't have dogs.

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  31. Hi. Probably don't have doggies!

    Denise:)

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