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The Creative Writer Blogger Award

Diane of Bibliophile by the Sea has given me an award.  Many times bloggers are asked to share some little-known or not so little-known facts about yourself. I don’t participate in many memes but this Bald Faced Liar…whoops….”Creative Writer” award sounds like harmless fun.

I like guessing games as much as the next person so here’s what this is all about.
1. Thank the person who gave this to you. ( Thanks Diane!)
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell us up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Allow your readers to guess which one or more are true.
6. Nominate seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies. (I will skip this)
7. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate. (Skipping this too)
8. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them. (You guessed it!)

The 7 items that I have listed below contain  (6) untruths and (1) absolutely true statement. I make no promises that the 6 don’t include some part of truth. Guess which one is absolutely true. I’ll share the answer tomorrow. Hope you enjoy and feel free to speculate as much as you like. Now to the tall tales or not…

1. I wrote a screenplay adaptation of A Separate Peace when I was in college and it was optioned, but never made into a movie.

2. Steve Martin asked to borrow my toothpaste when he was filming The Jerk on location.

3. I was a witness to two murders when I was 5-years-old.

4. I failed Geometry two times and had to have a 13-year-old tutor me when I was a high school senior.

5. I was a tour guide for Universal Studios Hollywood.

6. I planned a big wedding and then ended up eloping after it got too stressful.

7. I climbed Half Dome.

I apologize for the spacing. For whatever reason I could not get the spacing right even after tweaking the code.

The Sunday Salon: This and That

This day flew by for me. The Hub had to work so I was on my own with the kids and that meant the usual distractions (homework, messy rooms, a pile of laundry, and bickering siblings). All in all, a typical Sunday! Even with the rainy weather,  my daughter and I took a long walk and managed to get home before it started to really pour.

Right now I am preparing dinner and reading snippets of The Hunger Games in between pot stirring. I am also watching Cinderfella, a Jerry Lewis movie from way back. My kids have grown to love his movies. They get such a kick out of his antics. I do, too. It’s a nice change from Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place.

After dinner, I plan to read a bit more but not for too long because the premiere of 24 is tonight. Jack is back! I hope this season is better than last season though. I’m hoping for a lot of action this time around. Last season was a bit of a snooze.

Anyway, hope you all had a lovely Sunday. Southern California has 6 days of rain ahead of us so we’ll see how this affects the burn areas as well as traffic. I’m off tomorrow so one more day of relaxation and then back to work I go.