Thursday, February 24, 2011

First Challenge REVEAL



I had such a good time reading the comments from yesterday's post. Even more fun than I had writing it! Thanks so much for the comments, everyone.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Rachael Harrie's Crusader Challenge, the goal of the challenge was to:

In 300 words or less, share
· one secret
· one lie
· one interesting quirk
· one annoying habit
· one of your best character traits, and
· one of your favorite things in the whole world. 
BUT . .  it must include the random words, “bloviate,” “fuliguline,” “rabbit,” and “blade”
I looked up bloviate and fuliguline, but they weren't in the dictionary. Tricksy, Rachael, very tricksy!

We get bonus points for making the random words flow smoothly into our post and for making the lie difficult to perceive.  How'd I do??

Everything was true except one thing: my grandpa did NOT design a Fuliguline Engine. He did design and build Cessna airplanes, though.
  • Yes, I really did twirl fire. And yes, it was WAY cool! 
  • Yes, sadly, I really DO hyperventilate at the dentist and am terrified of bees.
  • Yes, my step-father really IS descended from Japanese royalty. Cool, huh?
  • My daughter DOES love her piano lessons
  • I was 2nd Runner-Up for Miss Montana Majorette (I'd have been 1st runner up if I hadn't had one drop, but I did win the interview)
  • I played BOTH instruments (so did my grandmother and mother and so does my son)
  • Yes, Elana... I really did want 4 kids. Reality (and time) won out. He he he.
So there you have it! Lots of weird truths and one weird lie.

31 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Sounds good, pity the words are not in the dictionary.

Good luck with the challenge.

Yvonne.

Jen Daiker said...

Yay for the big reveal!!!! What stinks is that I didn't know what reveal you talked about until I was half way through it (shame on me).

I'm sad I missed this sign up but I'll catch the next one!!

Old Kitty said...

What a great lie though!!! Wow!!!!

This was fun, thank you! Take care
x

K. Harrington said...

Oooh, going to check out yesterday's post. Sounds intriguing.

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

I had no idea that was a challenge and your ability to twirl fire is awesome. How cool your grandpa is from Japanese royalty! Mine is from a small town in Arkansas and the only royalty there is...umm...I guess that would have to be my lie ;)

Regina said...

Those are a lot of really neat truths and we got to learn a lot from your post. Thanks.

Carolyn V said...

YES! I'm so glad the twirling fire thing was true! That just makes you so much more awesome! <3

Candice said...

Now I like you even more. Not only are you a teacher, but a majorette too!! My mom was one of those. We bought her a new baton for Christmas a couple of years ago and had her prove she could twirl. It was great fun. ;)

Cleverly Inked said...

Aww I missed yesterdays It looked like you all had a blast

Theresa Milstein said...

I wouldn't have guessed that!

These challenges interpretations have been an interesting read.

Catherine Denton said...

You did fabulous on your lie! (fabulous lie--that sounds like a contradiction) Anyways, well done!
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Heather said...

Of all the strange things, I actually wouldn't have guessed that one wasn't true! LOL! This was fun!

nutschell said...

Wow a fire-twirler! That sounds so cool. Wish I could do that, but I'm afraid I'll catch on fire and injure myself. :P

roxy said...

Intriguing information. My life is so bland by comparison. Fun words, fun post!

Elana Johnson said...

*spew* That was too much fun. You are awesome.

Jen Chandler said...

Weird truths are always fun. They make it harder to weed out the weird lies :D

Kelly H-Y said...

How fun! Great facts!!!

The Golden Eagle said...

I missed yesterday's post! Can't believe I missed out on the fun.

But anyway, great facts! Twirling fire--that sounds awesome.

Talli Roland said...

Wow - that is so cool! Japanese royalty? Wow!

Cool stuff and great facts!

Diane said...

You are way more interesting than you let on.... Super cool chick! :O)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Well, I should have known the engine thing. Shame on me. But that was great fun! :)

Beth said...

I love finding out random facts about people. Congratulations on the interview win!

Hardygirl said...

So cute!! I always had dreams of twirling fire, sigh ...

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Angela Ackerman said...

Ha, I read the word, “fuliguline" on another blog and wondered what it was all about--now I know!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shannon -

What a unique way to share your life! Sorry I missed yesterday's post, but I was offline most of the day. :)

Blessings,
Susan

kangaroobee said...

Wow interesting life! Good job!

Amanda Milner said...

Hi Crusader! I wanted to let you know that you have been short-listed in the judging for the 1st Crusader Challenge! I really enjoyed the format, the information and the fun colors! (Ok, I'm jealous because I don't know how to use color font. Yes, I'm new to blogging.)While I did guess your lie it didn't take away from your fun post. ☺

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. interesting history - Japan, playing with fire, music ... and the Crusader Challenge - what more can a girl want?! Good read - thanks .. enjoy the week ..Hilary

Amanda Milner said...

Hello again Crusader Shannon! I've chosen you as a finalist for the 1st Crusader Challenge! Yay! Good Luck. ☺

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Woo-hoo! Thanks Amanda. I'm so excited! :-)

Jolene said...

Fire twirling kicks ass - yay you! (I try to keep my twirling away from fire!)

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