Friday, November 21, 2008


Ahhhhhhhh . . . you thought the award was all there was to it, did you??? Not so fast. This is the really fun part.

Dayna not only bestowed me with merit, she also paintballed me. Tagged me. So, as I understand it, I am to do the following:
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Write seven random things about yourself.
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post.
4. Pass on the tag to seven others.

Two things before I go any further:

1. I am a bit of a private person, so there will be no great reveals here. No rattlings in the skeleton closet. (Alas, I am dull . . . I have no skeletons.) Maybe just a couple of innocuous facts . . . and one picture for nostalgia sake. (Yep, that's me up there.)

2. I am not good at following rules. So I am going to take the liberty and add a twist to the game. And it goes like this:

In addition to the seven actual facts, there is one additional fact that is totally bogus. A red herring. Something I made up. Hence, you see eight facts listed. The first of you whom I have tagged to correctly guess, and post as a comment, which fact you identify as complete bullcrap, will win a nice little goodie package. And I give good goodie. If there are any other readers who wish to guess, too, please feel free to do so. First one of the non-tagged readers to correctly guess will get a little ephemera surprise, too. Promise. So read carefully and give it a go . . .

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Here are my personal snippets:

1. I am a natural redhead. Wanted blonde hair instead when I was a kid, but now would not change it for the world. Just hope my hair dresser can match the exact shade when it comes time to color it. :-)

2. Only girl amongst four siblings. My two older brothers are quite a bit older and watched over me as a little girl. My younger brother is only a year and a half younger and pummeled, wrestled, teased, slapped and ran me in the ground as a little girl. All in a good way. As adults, we are as close as two people can possibly be.

3. Allergic to cats. Nothing against cats personally, but my respiratory system does not share the same sentiment.

4. Terrified of the water when I was young. Blame the evil swim lesson instructors for throwing me into the deep end of the pool. I overcame my fear, however, and learned to swim, but not until I was thirteen years old. Today, I will swim and snorkel without hesitation. But I haven't mustered the huevos to try scuba diving.

5. Broke my left pinky finger playing flag football with my brother and his friends at age twelve. You do not realize how important your pinky finger is until it is splinted up and out of commission.

6. Have a huge celebrity crush on Gerard Butler. If I were to meet him in person, I could not be held responsible for my actions.

7. Once was chased by a goat. He did not appreciate my close proximity. Fortunately, it was a short chase and neither of us were harmed in the end.

8. Could not live without music. If I were stranded on an island, and were told I could only choose one thing - books, music, art, chocolate - without hesitation, I would choose music.

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In order to keep things simple, I tag the same great bunch of ladies whom I nominated for the award in my previous post:



Stacey, a.k.a. ArtSnark, isn't tagged because she got tagged last week. (Don't worry, Stacey, I'm still game.)

Will keep my eye out for any responses. Hope you have a bit of fun with it.

Ciao for now.



Anita said...

Ok, my guess for the bullcrap fact is the goat story!

Lady Di said...

Thanks for tagging me, I promise I will get around to following the rules soon. I realise as I read these 8 things that I don't know very many personal things about you, so I'm going to go with #8 and music (this is where eenie meenie minie moe ended up!!) ... the kid in the picture looks cheekie enough to have antagonised a goat!!

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Shelly,
Is it the allergy to cats?

ArtSnark said...

Ooh..tough one. The goat story has got to be true! Who makes stuff like that up?

I'm going with #4 although a few others tempt me.

crafty capers said...

Yayy! Thanks for the award :-) Hmmm, I've been having a think. I thought the one about the hair colour may have been a red herring but now I think it's number 8. I'm sure you do like your music but I'm not sure you would put it above your art, or books and magazines come to think of it. Am I right?! Kate

Sheree said...

G'Day Shelly!

I reckon the Gerard Butler story is the BC story. I'll give it a go to follow the rules - but I'm not very good at doing that. But I think your blog is fantastic.


Shelly said...

Thanks so much guys for playing along !! I can't tell you all how much fun I am having reading these comments !!
I just realized I should set a deadline. The winner, if there is one, will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 26th.
My lips are sealed for now . . .

Dayna Collins said...

Shelly, I love it that you broke the rules. And I can't tell which of your eight isn't quite the truth - my guess is #8, but all of your bits are very convincing. I can't wait to learn which one is the red herring! Thanks for playing . . .

Lynne Larkin said...

I go for the allergy story
I wish we had talked more, I might have a better idea
Lynne xox

Ophelia said...

The goat story is killing me....I'm going with the goat...true or not...its just too awesome.

Lady Di said...

I'm enjoying reading these comments, they're cracking me up. Can't wait to find out which one is the real faker.

Renee said...

Shelly - it's really scarey how good of a fibber you are! Each of the 8 sound really convincing to me but I'm going to guess #1 natural redhead. By the way - I really like your blog - I'll be back often.