Thursday, May 13, 2010

Truth or Lies? You Decide.

I've been tagged by Cassidy Hunter for Lesa's Bald-Faced Liar, er "Creative Writer" Blogger Award.

So here's the deal: I tell either six truths and one lie, or six lies and one truth about myself, and you get to figure out which. And yes, there's a prize. :)

But first, I get to nominate seven other writers for this award!

If you'll check out Cassidy's site, you'll see that she makes it pretty hard to tell truth from fiction. Well, we're all fiction writers here so let's get started. Oh, did I mention that in our family, we don't even know truth from fiction half the time??? So of these seven things, are six of them lies or are six of them truths?
  1. I once mixed the sound at a Bellamy Brothers concert.
  2. I outgrew my mother's shoes when I was in the third grade.
  3. Zbigniew Brzezinski attended a dinner party and I sat next to him.
  4. I was Owyhee County Fair Queen, roses, parade, and all.
  5. My grandpa cause quite an uproar at the airport when they first got metal detectors. He told them, "It'll whistle. I got a pair of steel balls."
  6. I won a golf trophy--for World's Worst Amateur Golfer
  7. My daughter told Reba McEntire that she needed to change her lipstick color.
So what do you think? You decide!

One commenter will be chosen to receive a free copy of Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues. (If a USA mailing address, a trade paperback; otherwise, ebook.) Drawing will be at 10pm Pacific Time on May 21st.

Good luck!!!


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Virginia C said...

Hi, Jacquie! Truth is stranger than fiction. You told six truths and one lie.

I am a US Resident, I would absolutely love to win a paperback copy of "Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues" : )

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Amber Scott said...

Wow! These are GOOD. #3?

Judith said...

Jacquie, knowing you, I'd have been inclined to say you'd tell six lies and one truth (not in insult, by the way--only a testament to your sense of humor!) However, after reading the statements, I have to conclude it was six truths. Darned if I can pick out the lie, though. They all look like possible truths to me.

Mike said...

i vote six truths.

idahocatlady said...

Hey I would say six truths one lie. But I already have a copy of your book and it is signed.

Rowena Cherry said...

Hi, Jacquie,

You are a remarkable woman, but also an incredible story teller.

I'd never bet against you... so I think you only pulled our legs once.

The question is, would you dare make up a whopper about your grandfather's testicles?

I don't want to believe that, but I think you may have misquoted the gentlemen as your lie. He probably said something more colorful than "It will whistle".

I own your delightful books already, so I hope that if I should win the drawing, you draw again.

RowenaBCherry said...


Your grandfather's balls of steel are clacking around the internet, and so far have inspired Sandy Lender (of Today the Dragon Wins) and Brenna Lyons of brennalyonsden to keep the ball rolling.

John Klawitter probably won't play but he kindly opined in private that no ostrich would ejaculate anywhere near me and would more likely bury its head in the sand at the sight of me.

Jacquie Rogers said...

You guys are really good!

I'm anxious to tell you the answer, but I'm afraid some of you know me too well. Still, no one has got it quite right yet . . . bwahahaha.

Rowena, my grandfather's balls were legendary. But I won't way anything else. I hope everyone goes to your blog to check out your seven statements, all of which could be a truth or a lie. Ain't it grand being a fiction writer? hehehe.

John got his truths or lies posted. His are a lot of fun, too. This is turning out to be a fun game.

Oh, and check out Amber Scott's!

RowenaBCherry said...

I did... but I'm going back to check them again.

You know, we might regret this when we get our Google Alerts.

Jacquie Rogers said...

LOL, Rowena. I hadn't thought about Google Alerts. And what gets on the internet, stays on the internet. Forever. I'm not so sure what my grandfather would have thought of that. Well, actually, I'm absolutly certain!!!

RowenaBCherry said...

I can't wait for May 21st. Eager to know what the right answer is.

Jacquie Rogers said...

I told six truths and one lie. The lie was #2. I wore my mother's shoes in the third grade and outgrew them in the fourth grade. She was a tiny little thing and I was a galoot.

So, to go down the list:
1. I mixed the sound for the Bellamy Brothers at the Snake River Stampede in the mid '80s. Can't remember the exact year.

2. See above

3. Zbigniew Brzezinski was my professor's former boss, and came to town and yes, I sat by him.

4. Yes, I was Owyhee County Fair Queen, but when? If I told you that, you'd know I'm older than dirt.

5. My grandpa had both hips replaced in the 1960s, and they used stainless steel balls. So . . . he had a pair of steel balls. Thing of it is, he was a most sincere and innocent man--his brothers called him The Preacher--so when he said anything off-color, everyone went into fits of laughter.

6. That was when I had a software development contract with CritiCare Medical Equipment Rental. They invited to me to their annual golf tournament. I told them I hadn't ever played before but they didn't seem to mind. I think I still have the record for high score on that course.

7. Snake River Stampede again. Reba McEntyre was signing albums and my 7-year-old daughter climbed on her lap. I was appalled and ran to get her, but Reba said, "She's just fine where she is. She can tear off the plastic for me." So my daughter did, and when they were done, she said to Reba, "You're really a pretty lady, but you need to change your lipstick color."

And now, for the winner . . .

Virginia! So I'll send you an email shortly.

Amber Scott said...

I nominated you for an award! Come by and see what I'm talking about!