Friday, August 28, 2015

Truth vs. Lie Author Challenge

 We're telling the truth!


Stephanie Robinson
1. As a child, I was such an avid reader that I would get a temporary library card every summer when I went to visit my grandparents in Minnesota. I would read the books I brought and then walk to the library to get another stack of books to make it though the next week.

TRUE! I really did get a temporary library card during my two week visits to Minneapolis. My grandma would take me to the library at the start of my trip to get it. I would bring about 8 books with me, but I would still check out books at the start of the trip. Then halfway through the visit I would walk to the library and check out more books. I thought everyone did this when they went on vacation. Now I realize my grandma must have had a special arrangement with the librarian. Thanks to both of them for helping to cultivate my love of reading! 



2. I love the peace of the morning and I get up early every day to write. A week doesn't go by that I don't watch the sunrise as I write at my computer.





LIE: I am actually the opposite of a morning person. As much as I love the sunrise, it takes all my might to get myself out of bed each morning. I actually set 5 alarms- one is in my closet so I can't just shut it off. I do love writing at night and find the peace and darkness inspiring.  

3. In third grade I learned how to wiggle my ears by accident. Now I can wiggle my ears at will.

TRUE! It was a happy accident when I felt my ears wiggle by accident, and now I can wiggle them whenever I want. My students at school have enjoyed this trick! The video shows a clip.

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Jessica Haight
1. I don't have a TV, but I do like to watch a little entertainment each night on Netflix. The feature playing is usually Xena or MASH, sometimes I sprinkle in The Twilight Zone, or Bewitched.



TRUE! I am a little old timey. I enjoy mythology, and Xena always delivers a creative twist with action packed adventure, MASH has wonderful character development, and the other shows are pure magic. 


2. I have an interesting relationship with numbers, and I like to relax by putting together math puzzles and solving word problems. Fractions are my favorite to play with.





LIE! I am terrible at complicated math, thus I never pursued my dream of becoming an astronaut. 

3. The only pencil I like to draw with is a Ticonderoga #2, it's all about the eraser. When I was a kid, I had an art teacher that told me a real artist never erases. My rebellious nature presented itself in the fact that 50% of my art is creating interesting negative space with the eraser. 

TRUE! My art supplies are simple. With a box of new Ticonderoga #2's and a couple of blank pieces of paper, I can entertain myself for hours. The story of the art teacher is also true, and it always bothered me because there's nothing wrong with changing your mind to recreate your art. In fact, that's the whole point.

★ Congratulations Lucia
You've guessed our lies correctly, and we've selected your name from the hat.

Enjoy the mystery book bundle! 
May the suspense be with you. ;)

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42 comments:

  1. I loved finding out ire truths about the two of you! Love the library story and the drawing one, too!

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    1. Patty- Aww! We are so happy you enjoyed these truths and lies. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  2. Great and interesting read, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome, Blogoratti! :) ~L and F

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  3. so glad the ear wiggling is true! I'm not sure what I'd do with my time if I couldn't wiggle my ears...and it entertains people so much lol

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    1. Beth Ellen- What a fun thing we have in common! It definitely entertains people! :) ~Stephanie

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  4. Congratulations, Lucia.
    That was a fun contest, ladies.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Beverly- So glad you enjoyed it! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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    1. Brandi- Definitely NOT my time of day! :) ~Stephanie

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  6. I'm totally a morning person. Once nine p.m. rolls around, I'm pretty much useless. ;)

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    1. Kelly- We are probably up the same number of hours, just different ones. Well, I do have to get up for work- but it isn't easy getting out of bed. :) ~Stephanie

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  7. Congrats to Lucia!! This was fun to try to guess (and incorrectly I guessed LOL) and then to find out the truths :)

    betty

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    1. Betty- We always think guessing the lie is tough too! Good try! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  8. This looks like a fun guessing game! Congrats to Lucia!

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    1. Chrys- Thanks for visiting! We hope Lucia loves her book bundle. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  9. Love getting the full story - and congratulations to Lucia.
    I am a morning person - who is intimidated by numbers.

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    1. Elephant's Child- Fun to learn more about you too! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  10. Congrats Lucia!

    Love the drawing. :-D

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  11. haha ear wiggling is quite the talent, not one I can do. I can be a morning person as long as I go to bed on time.

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    1. Pat- You might be able to ear wiggle too if you give it a try. :) ~Stephanie

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  13. Ha! I guessed the morning person one being a lie. There are morning people out there somewhere, but I don't know any writers who are. Isn't that weird?

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    1. Stephanie- Good job guessing! It would be an interesting poll for writers! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  14. I love that you were able to get a temporary library card when you went to visit your grandparents.

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    1. Mary- I now realize how lucky I was. At the time- I thought people did it all the time! :) ~Stephanie

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  15. Congratulations to Lucia! I'm almost exactly like you two ladies, like: spending so much of summer vacations reading that I'd get weird looks from my relatives; I love the tranquility of night and write the best then; Math? Blech! I photoshop promos to unwind. Have a great week, ladies!

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    1. Lexa- Nice to have a kindred spirit in your part of the world. :) :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  16. That was fun. Congratulations, Lucia!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, The Armchair Squid! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  17. Loved learning more about you both. How fun.

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    1. Donna- So happy you learned some new facts about us. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  18. How fun. Loved getting to know both of you a bit better. Happy weekend.

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    1. Heidi- Thanks! So happy you had fun! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  19. I've so enjoyed getting to know you ladies better. That was a lot of fun:)

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    1. Sandra- We enjoyed coming up with our truths/lie. Glad you enjoyed it too! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  20. This was interesting and fun. Congratulations to Lucia!

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    1. Thanks, Connie! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  21. Sorry I haven't been around much lately, Jess and Stephanie. I love this Truth vs Lie challenge. Despite a degree in mathematics, I have never really been good at it. It was a subject I thought I could manage while I focused on English Literature. (Sorry to all who love math!) I let it overcome me when I was a teenager, studying till tears fell. I love how Stephanie's grandmother brought her to the library at the start of all her vacation. I can imagine how much you must have looked forward to staying with your grandparents then!

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    1. Claudine- No need to apologize- we know how busy you are! We always love your visits. We are impressed that you have a math degree- but it sounds like it was a challenge (and you persevered). Visiting my grandparents was a treat for many reasons, and the fact that they helped foster my love of reading was the icing on the cake! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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