Truth Or Myth
November 14, 2005

We are now waiting for Angie to hurry up and make her guesses because she made me promise not to post the answers until after she made her guess. Everyone ... tell Angie to hurry it up. :)

All right, I hate these meme tags, but I can have a little fun with this one, so I'll go ahead and do it.

Charles, the banana-boy from Norway, tagged me. The game is simple ... I list 20 things about me ... you guess what's fact and what's fiction.

1) I was 19 when my first real relationship started and it lasted for 13 years.
2) I did not touch a computer until a year ago and thought they were run by dilithium crystals or something equally Star Trek-like.
3) I am a gay man.
4) I have power tools and I'm not afraid to use them.
5) My ex now believes he/she is actually the opposite sex from the one he/she was born as.
6) I taught at the university level for nine years ... bonus points if you can name the class and the university.
7) My house was once known as "the place you can stay when you don't have anywhere else to stay."
8) A tornado once moved the back wall of my house about one inch away from the rest of the house. We simply patched up the gaps with drywall on the inside and concrete on the outside and gained an extra couple of feet floor space.
9) My father was a member of the 101st Airborne and jumped out of planes.
10) All through elementary, junior high and high school, I never received detention.
11) I have only fallen off my skateboard once -- of course, it was while I was wearing dress pants and I tore out the knee.
12) When my elementary school began a bussing program, I was involved in a fight the first time someone picked on another kid for the color of their skin.
13) If I had gone into the military, I wanted to be a fighter pilot ... with a particular eye toward the Blue Angels.
14) The dog we had as a kid was forced to live outside even though she was highly allergic to grass.
15) I build furniture for a living now.
16) I have, in the past, been heavily involved in a live-action role-playing game ... and was one of the "stars" of a demo of that game during the Dallas Fantasy Fair in the early 1990s.
17) If I could pick an ethnicity/culture to belong to, I would want to either be Irish or Navajo.
18) I regularly snuck into the high school building early, carefully avoided teachers in the halls, and then snuck into classrooms and changed assignments on the chalkboard.
19) The Red Monkey on this page is a piece of computer art that I drew in Macromedia Freehand.
and finally
20) I was almost kicked out of the Dallas Museum of Art, but I slipped into the crowd and avoided the security guards.

Answers will be posted when I have at least 10 comments on this post! :)

Posted by Red Monkey at November 14, 2005 10:58 AM | Blog | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


charles said:

Okay here are my guesses.

1. Yes- it can happen
4. Yes
7.Yes- i know your a goodhearted person
8. Yes- strange things can happen
18.Yes-one can be naughty sometimes

November 14, 2005 11:36 AM


Francesca said:

6:yes to the uni, no to the 9yrs
ok- thats the best i can do!!! love the blog!
check mine out some day! i love comments!! (but im a beginner :-( )

November 14, 2005 11:58 AM

I won't guess them all, but I always thought computers WERE powered by Dilithium chips and Isolinear optics :P

November 14, 2005 12:09 PM


Luka said:

1) Not True
2) Not True
3) True
4) True
5) True
6) True
7) True
8) Not True
9) Not True
10) True
11) Not True
12) True
13) True
14) Not True
15) Not True
16) True
17) Uhm.
18) True
19) True
20) True

November 14, 2005 12:14 PM


justdawn said:

1) F
2) T
3) F
4) T
5) F.
6) T...freshman writing at Notre Dame:)
7) T
8) F
9) T
10) T
11) F
12) T
13) T
14) F
15) F
16) T
17) T
18) F
19) T
20) T

I am totally looking forward to hearing your real answers:)

November 14, 2005 1:46 PM


�madbull said:

1. True
2. False
3. True
4. False
5. True
6. True
7. True
8. True
9. False
10. False
11. True
12. True
13. True
14. True
15. False
16. True
17. False
18. True
19. False
20. True

November 14, 2005 2:36 PM


Croaker said:

1. False
2. True
3. False
4. True
5. True
6. True Writing
7. True
8. False
9. True
19. False

November 14, 2005 3:06 PM


Nicky said:

1 False
2 False
3 False
4 True
5 True
6 True - at Notre Dame
7 True
8 True
9 False
10 True
11 False
12 True
13 True
14 False
15 False
16 False
17 True
18 False
19 True - bacause I want to believe!!!
20 True

Let's see how wrong I am ;-)

November 14, 2005 4:18 PM


blogginbizatch said:

i say the following are false:

does the person closest to the truth win a prize? ;)

November 15, 2005 4:45 AM


justdawn said:

I am dying to see the results...apparently my life is as lame as I feared it to be. I want to know the true dirt on a dude I met on the internet...heh.

November 15, 2005 4:49 AM


charles said:

same here i am just waiting

November 15, 2005 7:02 AM


LON said:

Great post...So is Tony Hillerman your favorite crime writer???

Freshman English?????????? I am so way to old for that....

November 16, 2005 10:13 AM
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