On Spotting a Lie

The saying goes the truth is often stranger than fiction (have you seen the movie, by the way?) and that becomes immediately apparent when we start to think of the more unusual events that have transpired in our lives.

Stranger Than Fiction - Harold CloudsI came across this excellent post idea today on John Howell’s blog, Fiction Favourites, and he in turn stole borrowed it from Aussa Lorens on Hacker.  Ninja.  Hooker.  Spy. (Brilliant blog name, don’t you think?)

Here’s how it works:  I’m going to tell you six things about me, but one of them is not true.  See if you can guess which one.  I’ll reveal the truth next week.

Pinocchio (Photo credit: The Wolf)

And if you decide to also steal use the idea, be sure to leave me a link in the comments so I can read your as well.


I’ve been on television.

Television (Photo credit: Sam Howzit)


I had my first girlfriend ever (and along with that my first kiss) only in the year I turned twenty.  I did get engaged in the fourth grade, though.

Hands with wedding rings


Once, on a hike, I almost died when I was trapped against a cliff by an approaching wildfire.

Wildfire (Photo credit: DBduo Photography)


I once ate a billy goat which was a gift from a king.

English: Knuckles, the petted billy goat.
Knuckles, the petted billy goat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


My last job was as a high school principal, in spite of having no teaching qualification and only two years prior teaching experience.

Dumbledore as portrayed by the late Richard Ha...
Dumbledore as portrayed by the late Richard Harris in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I’ve made my own peanut butter.

Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefor...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All right.  Leave your guess in the comments.  Have fun!

11 thoughts on “On Spotting a Lie

      1. Patience, patience. Poor internet this weekend has upset my blogging schedule a bit, but I’ll try to do the follow-up to this one by the coming weekend. Watch this space.


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