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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Mo' Meme

Four Truths and a Lie
I have read this meme in various forms as it moves across the blogosphere and decided to give it a try.

Four things are true, one's a lie. If you care to figure out the lie, drop your guesses into the comments.

Four jobs you've had in your life:
Arms Dealer
Payment collector for a loan shark
DCS Programmer

Four movies you could watch over and over:
Lost Boys
The 40 year old virgin
Four places you've lived:
Dover, DE
Babenhausen, Germany
Long Beach, CA
Palermo, Italy
Tybee Island, GA
Four TV shows you love to watch:
Biggest Loser
Las Vegas
My name is Earl
Fear Factor

Four places you've been on vacation:
Bankok, Thailand
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Las Vegas, NV
Cozumel, Mexico
Ensenada, Mexico

Four websites you visit daily:
Miss Snark
Writer Beware
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
Publisher’s Marketplace
ST Literary Agency

(Bonus points if you can guess why the lie is such a blatant one)

Four of your favorite foods:
Pork Steaks
Grilled Chicken

Four places you'd rather be right now:
On my wakeboard
Vegas, baby…yeah!
Cairo, Egypt

Four bloggers you are tagging:
I think I may be one of the last people in cyberspace to do this, so I’m not tagging anyone else.


At 5:42 AM, Blogger Lelly said...

Ummmm....being a brit some of the references are lost on me but I'll give it a shot...! (eee...no pun intended...see first answer!)

Arms Dealer

The 40 year old virgin

Palermo, Italy

Biggest Loser?
(whatever that is!)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

ST Literary Agency??
(Cos you're already an established author?)


On my wakeboard

So...how I do??

At 6:03 AM, Blogger bsoholic said...

Hmm, tuff ones to figure out..

Arms dealer (?)
40 year old virgin (for sure)
Bankok, Thailand (?)
Writer Beware (?)
Beans (possibly)
Egypt (?)

LOL - I'd be surprised if I got more than one correct.

At 6:40 AM, Blogger snavy said...

LOL on your list of movies - couldn't stop at 4????

Too funny!

At 8:22 AM, Blogger lime said...

arms dealer
40 yr old virgin, lmao
tybee island, GA
biggest loser
ensenada, mexico
newbie's guide
grilled chicken, cuz you seem much more carnivorous than that
and believe it or not, you aren't the last one to do this, i haven't done it yet. i did get tagged with somethign else i don;t quite understand, but i like the 4 truths and a lie thing better

At 9:31 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Lime, I know...you and two other people in my roll still haven't done this one.

You are all very close, but no one has guessed them all right, yet. I will post the answers this evening, after everyone has had a chance to take a stab at it.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

My guesses:

Payment collector for a loan shark

Lost Boys

Long Beach, CA

My name is Earl

Cozumel, Mexico

ST Literary Agency


Cairo, Egypt

At 4:30 PM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...


40 yeaer old Virgin
long beach, CA
Biggest Loser - because I don't know what that is.
bangkok, Thailand
st. literary agency - because you know they aren't legit.
what's a wakeboard?

At 6:03 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

First, here are the answers:

Lie #1 Arms Dealer
Lie #2 The 40 Year Old Virgin
Lie #3 Palermo Italy (I will do this one someday)
Lie #4 Biggest Loser
Lie #5 Bankok Thailand
Lie #6 ST Literary agency (They are shady characters)
Lie #7 Beans (They make me physically ill)
Lie # 8 Alaska (I hate being cold)

Second, as you can see, you did pretty good except for your reason behind the ST scammers.

BS, you did do as bad as you thought.

Lime, in my mind chicken still qualifies as a carnivorous treat! :D

Dana, I wish the collector one was a lie, but I think it is still better than being an Arms Dealer.

M.G. you got the bonus on ST. A wakeboard is like a snowboard that is pulled behind a boat. I absolutely love mine and have been known to throw it in the water when sane people should know better. I am a huge fan of water sports in general, but I tend to get a little stupid. I cracked three ribs the year before last after I caught a good twelve feet of air (launched at around forty miles an hour) and landed wrong. Man it was fun clear up to the point of impact though. :D

At 7:14 PM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

I was thinking Arms dealer was so way out there that no way that could be a lie. And I figure since you had an Italian in your novel, you'd been to Italy where you got the inspiration.

I wondered about Alaska because who'd want to be there right now, then again, it'd be the chance of a lifetime so....

At 4:59 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Mrs. Tarquini, psst...*looks around to ensure no one is listening* They too biggest chunks of my heritage are Italian and Indian. Check out my bio on Goodysworld.com

At 6:06 AM, Blogger E. Ann Bardawill said...

You're not the last one, baby.
I am.

I refuse to do these meme thingies on principal*.

* Actually, it's because I'm far more boring in real life.

At 6:07 AM, Blogger lime said...

dangit, i was going to say beans too, i went back and forth on that one. hehehe. fun stuff though

At 6:58 AM, Blogger Lelly said...

Second? Was that me, Lelly, who was second?? You don't say who was 2nd!!! And who was first??? (time for my medication now!)

At 9:31 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Lelly, sorry, I didn't type what I was thinking. I wasn't actually calling you second, I just meant first I would give the answers and second I would respond to questions. But you did really well.

E. Ann, you couldn't really be that boring, you are a writer after all...

At 6:14 PM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Great, I only got one right. Oh, well.

At 8:04 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Dana, don't sweat it, afterall you are fairly new to my world. :D


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