A Very Boudy-licious Award

Ah, Boudreau Freret. The man whose name is constantly underlined with red squiggles because it’s kinda weird super unique and no spell checker in the world will ever recognize it. The man whose tweets have trained me not to drink anything while I’m reading them because it will end up coming out my nose.

He’s awesome, y’all. And if anyone out there isn’t following him, please click here and remedy that immediately.

When I saw that Boudreau had passed the “Creative Writer” award along to me, I got a little too excited. You know why? Because, while all these awards come with some sort of condition or rules for acceptance, this one is by far the most creative!

I GET TO LIE!!

Now, I’m going to tweak the numbers a bit, but here’s how this is going to go down. Below, you will find a list of seven (7) things about me. Four of them are true. Three of them are bold faced lies.

LIES, I tell you!

Your job is to separate fact from fiction. Which ones are true? Which ones are falsehoods? Let’s see how you do!

1. I know how to bellydance. In fact, I’ve taken several bellydance classes. I have a skirt that jingles and everything. In the words of Lil’ Wayne, I “swing them hips like nunchucks.”

2. My shoe once caught fire at a barbecue in London. This Englishman was gesturing really big while he talked to me, and he accidentally flung a piece of something that had caught fire on the grill – foil, paper towel, I don’t know what – onto my foot. I was wearing sandals and part of a strap caught fire. My foot got burned pretty badly.

3. I almost drowned in a riptide in Florida. My family was vacationing in Destin, and I decided to ignore the red flags. Smart, right? Yeah… never again. Thank goodness my dad is a good swimmer.

4. I used to have a pet squirrel. He fell out of a tree in our yard and we took him in. I fed him peanuts, which he ate while perched on my lap. He would curl up on the back of my neck, underneath all my hair, and go to sleep for hours. We named him Chester.

5. I made a guest appearance on the reality TV show “Two-A-Days.” It was this show on MTV a few years back, and it was filmed in Hoover, Alabama, which is a suburb of Birmingham. Basically, it was high school football meets “The Real World.” I like to call it the perfect storm.

6. I’m an award-winning water skier. I’ve been skiing practically since I was old enough to walk, and I got a scholarship to be on the University of Alabama’s waterski team. We were pretty good, and took home our fair share of awards.

7. When I was little, I made up my own language. In fact, I had my own “world” in my parents’ backyard.  It involved a large circle of rocks (the “village”) and some nearby shrubs (the “jungle”). Sadly, the language I made up never caught on with anyone else, but I still thought it was awesome.

Alright – what do you think? Which ones are true? I can’t wait to hear your guesses!

While you’re thinking, I’ll go ahead and pass this award on to the following seven people who I’ve found to be very clever and creative:

  1. Natalie Murphy
  2. Heather McCorkle
  3. Eisley Jacobs
  4. Erica
  5. Dean from Australia
  6. Penelope
  7. Medeia Sharif
Now: Tell me which ones you think might be true or not, and then go check out all these people’s blogs!

*Also: Thanks so much to everyone who entered the 100 Followers Contest! I can’t wait to read your entries, and will post the winner as soon as I can!

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21 thoughts on “A Very Boudy-licious Award

  1. Medeia Sharif says:

    Thank you so much, Anne. I'll put the award on my blog soon and pass it on.

    You have an interesting list. I'm going to guess that 2, 5, and 6 are the lies.

  2. Anne Riley says:

    Eisley: Gah! I'm so sorry! I should have checked. Oh well, good PR for you anyway!

    Simon: I'm not telling just yet. We'll see if you're right or not…

  3. Jemi Fraser says:

    True: bellydancing, riptide, own language (so much fun!), bbq

    Fibs: waterskiing team (I'm from Canada – can't even imagine a waterskiing team!!), squirrel (they'll get pretty tame up here, but sleepiing on your neck? I don't think so!), TV show (sorry, but I've never heard of it!)

    That was fun!

  4. Erica says:

    Thank you so much for the award and the nice compliment ;o) I'm thinking – #7, #4, #3, #1 are true! OMG I just looked up at B's and they are the same! LOL crazy. Didn't plan that ;o)

    Great blog!

  5. Anne Riley says:

    Jemi: YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF TWO-A-DAYS?? Omg.. it was like, the best show ever.

    Harley: You're right – it's not fair that you know me in real life! We'll see if you're correct later on…

    Natalie: You're so welcome, dear! I heart your blog!

  6. Anne Riley says:

    Boudreau, Erica, and Penelope: You're so welcome! Y'all rock. Seriously. I love your blogs and I love you.

    Sara: HAAA! Um, thanks? I guess? JK! Thanks dear. I'm glad I can fool you so well =)

    Tiff: Are you SUUUURE?? He he =)

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