The Lie in the Truths

Remember Paul? He’s a blogging friend who was kind enough to act as one of my guest bloggers last week while I was on vacation. I’m sure most of you read his post. Because it received more traffic than anything I’ve written in months. In fact, each of my four guest bloggers’ posts received so much more traffic than anything I’ve written in a long time. Logic dictates that you would all rather read what someone else has to say than read what I’ve got. I’ll consider how that makes me feel later.

Right now, we need to focus on Paul and the fact that he has issued a challenge to play a little game of Two Truths and a Lie. The twist is that it’s Two Truths and a Lie times five. So that means I need to come up with 10 truths and five lies. Lying I’m good at. It’s finding truths that might be the issue. But let’s see if I can do this. Oh, and be prepared, I have to come up with other bloggers to whom I can pass along the challenge. It’s kind of fun.

It’s my hope that you, the reader, will take the time to guess which one of each trio of facts is the lie and let me know your guesses in the comments below. In a couple days I’ll come back and reveal the correct answers. Are you ready to be lied to? Are you ready to be truthed to?Truthiness.gif


A) Despite the fact that I’m 36, people often mistake my age for late 20s.

B) The only thing I find more disgusting than chocolate is peanut butter.

C) I am an accomplished juggler.


A) I could get into serious trouble with the law if I was caught driving without corrective lenses.

B) The thought of wearing contact lenses freaks me out.

C) My eyes are ridiculously sensitive to light.


A) One of my favorite things to do is ride in the car and sing.

B) I’m able to hear a song on the radio and later play it on piano by ear.

C) I can only play seven chords on a guitar.


A) I was once engaged to a girl named Angie.

B) Our heartbreaking break-up shattered my belief in the concept of true love.

C) Though I’m aware that Lois Lane is a fictional character, I’ve got a serious crush on her.


A) I am immune to the effects of alcohol.

B) I’ve written two complete novels but haven’t had the guts to send them to anyone to read.

C) I’m the kind of guy that laughs at a funeral.

Elf - Throne of LiesAll right, can you spot the lies? Let me know in the comments. The truth will set you free this Friday… at which point I’ll also name other bloggers to whom I will issue the challenge.

3 thoughts on “The Lie in the Truths

  1. I should start off by saying that when you said “Remember Paul?” my initial reaction was “No. Who’s Paul?” Then I realized it was me haha. And don’t sell yourself short on page views. Just tell yourself the spike in numbers is because your guest bloggers advertised it on their blogs so you had a larger audience.

    This game is incredibly difficult from this perspective. Here are my guesses.

    1. B
    2. B (contact lenses freak me out too)
    3. C
    4. A
    5. B (so curious about the laughing at a funeral comment. Feel like there’s a story if it’s true.)


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