Wednesday, February 23, 2011

First Crusader Challenge

It's high time I got around to the First Crusader Challenge.  It seems I made it with days to spare.  I am now required, in 300 words or less, to tell:

· one secret

· one lie

· one interesting quirk

· one annoying habit

· one of your best character traits, and

· one of your favourite things in the whole world.

And I'm supposed to use the words, bloviate, fuliguline, rabbit and blade.  Must find a dictionary...

I'll not lie.  I hate these things.  It's no secret I tend to bloviate and who wants that?  But a challenge is a challenge...

I walk like a duck and recently took action to rectify my fuliguline gait.  There have been some interesting side effects, not the least of which is that my calves have strengthened to those of a much younger man.  I'm not saying I can jump like a rabbit, but I recently took third place in the Seventh Annual Coconut Scramble.  I sprang a third of the way up a thirty-foot tree in a single bound, needing only 12.4 seconds to complete the climb.  My doctor will be quite pleased.  I didn't believe he could cure me without surgery, but so far no blade has touched my feet.  And I need my feet.  Not for walking or anything, although I appreciate mobility.  But I have a rather interesting quirk, which some might call an annoying habit, although I consider loud ice chewing my annoying habit.  My interesting quirk is that I always tap my feet to music.  Not even always good music, which can be a concern, but I can't kill the beat no matter what.  Fortunately my ears work well in concert with my fingers to change the station as soon as a sour note is played.  Since good music is one of my favorite things in the world, it is important all my parts are in working order.  But don't worry, I won't subject you to my singing, for while I think I'm pretty good, I am humble enough to be too insecure to prove it.  You're welcome.

Challenge accepted and met.  Although, I may have revealed something about me that isn’t strictly true, can you guess what it is?  Answers in the next post...

14 comments:

Jeanne said...

I don't picture you springing up a Coconut Tree so I am guessing that is the lie. I have never heard you chew ice loudly nor have I heard your thoughts on music. In addition, I have never noted a duck gait when you walk although I will look closer to detect your waddle.
Hmm. I think it's all a lie and you are waiting for some brilliant person, aka me, to discover it.

Len Lambert said...

Coconut Crumble? I be that's a lie! Hmmm? Fellow crusader here saying hello! :)

Len Lambert said...

I mean I bet that's a lie. Sorry, my fingers were too fast. LOL.

Summer Ross said...

I'm thinking your lie is you walk like a duck? LOL great post!

Tara Tyler said...

Very interesting. You covered everything all right. Good job.

What's the Crusader deal? I had to follow many links and got confused. Is it too late to join? Probably, I'm always late.

MC Howe said...

How sad that a malady such as a duck walk could be so maliciously maligned. I'll not allow this to turn into Duckgate, however. Wait for my answers next post.

Tara - The Crusade was something another blogger started to get a whole bunch of writers linked and blogging together. I think it's too late to sign up, but I'm glad you're here nonetheless. I thought that was how you found me actually. Now I am perplexed.

Cally J said...

My guess is that you sprang that far up the treet. Great post! :-)

Deniz Bevan said...

Coconut scramble? Loud ice chewing? This was fun to read!
As for my guess, though... Maybe you have had surgery on your feet?

Tara Tyler said...

Found you on AW =)
Can't remember the forum

oh well, maybe next time

Faith said...

I'm really hoping that the Seventh Annual Coconut Scramble is a real thing. *crosses fingers* Because that sounds HILARIOUS and AWESOME.

Lois D. Brown said...

Seeing how you're a self-proclaimed smart(bee), I think your lie is that you have a good ear for music. You know I got it right. My work here is done. :)

Tony Benson said...

I'm guessing you didn't come third in the coconut scramble - I bet you won it :-)

Greetings fellow crusader

Sonia said...

I do so love coconuts. Sigh. Very fun post. I hadn't heard of the Crusader Challenge. I followed the rabbit...I mean link...from AW.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hello,

Glad to meet another crusader. I'm thinking that leaping a third of the way up that there coconut tree might be an all out lie.