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Thursday, 24 February 2011

First Crusader Challenge At Last!

The 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 (for those poets among us), but must include the random words, “bloviate,” “fuliguline,” “rabbit,” and “blade” (tee hee).

Actually the first challenge was to get round to following every single crusader, both on blogs and Twitter (those that tweet anyway), which I have managed to do.

On to the next bit:

I love facts. I love putting facts together and drawing logical conclusions. The trouble is that I tend to bloviate as I announce these deductions as fact. The family have learnt to roll their collective eyes and to say, in terms, "Yes Dad, fount of all knowledge!" Do you think there might be a smidgen of sarcasm there?
My secret ambition is to design and build our dream home, somewhere with either mountain views of heather, bracken, sheep and rabbits or with views across the sea or an estuary where we can watch the fuliguline visitors.
I can touch my right ear with my right hand. Go on try it, but not like that. Go round the back of your head, under your chin and back up to your ear. Can you do it now? (No liability for personal injury can be accepted) Photos can be supplied, but it's not a pretty sight!
I adore lemon sorbet. I love anything orange, or ginger... oh and treacle sponge with custard. Hang on a minute while I have a moment of wistful rapture. *sigh*
If you put a blade against my heart and forced me to admit to any positive character trait, I guess I would have to say generosity - sharing my time, my abilities and whatever good fortune I might have.

There might possibly be a little tiddly lie in there somewhere - any idea where?


  1. Well the can't be about the treacle sponge and custard so I am going to go with the ear lobe grabbing. Sounds like you need to have limbs of rubber.

  2. Fun entry! I touched my right ear with my right hand...but lowered my arm when I realized how you can do it. Not enough flexibility or arm length! I'd guess your fib is in the dream house. Bet you love designing it but want to let the professionals actually do the building.

    Happy crusading!

  3. LOL! Touching my ear by wrapping my arm about my head? I'd risk dislocating my shoulder. I have no clue what's a lie, but I loved reading it.

  4. Well, I would never suggest your generosity is a lie, and the arm-twisting is obviously a put-on, so I'll say loving anything citrus is the little tiddly lie.
    Lots of fun to read, Dom.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Hmm, are you allergic to citrus? (Lemon sorbet...) No clue, but I loved the Challenge creativity!


  6. OK, I'm not attempting the ear thing, but I don't think I could do it. My guess is that you really don't like lemon sorbet, but I'm not very good at this so you're secret is probably still safe.

  7. I love how you tied the random words in. Very clever! My guess is that you don't like ginger. That's cuz I don't like ginger, so I assume no one else can like it either. ;)

  8. "I can touch my right ear with my right hand. Go on try it, but not like that. Go round the back of your head, under your chin and back up to your ear. Can you do it now?"

    Nope. I can't do it and I can't believe you can do it either. This my friend, is your lie.

  9. Guess what, Dominic? I KNOW you're not lying about the earlobe, because I can do it too :) I bet you don't like ginger, since you slipped that in there between the lemon, the orange and the treacle pudding...

  10. I like the idea of you contorting to touch your ear in that fun way - so please let that be the truth!!! :-)

    The smidgen of an untruth?? Er.... you've already got your dream home?!?! Take care

  11. Now what's the lie? The ear thing? No. That seems too obvious, like a red herring. don't like lemon?

  12. I'm going for the lemon or ginger thing as that's more subtle than the ear lobe trick!
    Nicely done challenge!

  13. I'm thinking it's either the lemon sorbet or the touching the ear thingy. Do you have really gangly long arms? I'm going to decline your kind offer to try - firstly because I can't reach your right ear from here and secondly because it's better for you to do it yourself :-)

  14. I think the lie is that you like lemon sorbet.

    And I just tried it and found out that I can touch my right ear with my right hand too! Yippee!


  15. You can't really wrap your right hand round your neck and touch your right ear can you? LOL

    Loved finding out more about you in this post. :)

  16. I think my kid believes I'm a know-it-all as well. But, I also love sorbet. I wish I could get more down here in Mexico.

  17. Hmmm, this was a tough one! I'm going to guess that you'd like your dream house to be in the city instead of the country.

    Tried the ear thing, failed miserably! :)

  18. I love your challenge post! You slid the words in well. :)

    I'm not going to try that arm thing in earnest--I'd probably dislocate or break something!

    My guess is you don't like lemon sorbet.

  19. Hi everyone and thanks for all your comments. Only one person guessed my fib ... see my next post for the reveal! There is even a video!



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