Two Facts and a Fib

This one kind of works without any explanation. Try to pick out which of the three statements is the fib:

-I have worked at more than 150 different jobs

-I have watched a friend swim in (and survive) a huge vat of raw sewage

-I have been married twice

If you want to follow my lead and tell your own truths and a fib, leave a comment so I can take a guess.


Derliwall said...

After some careful scrutinizing and deliberating, I have come to the conclusion that your unfortunate sewage swimming friend swims only in your vat of fibs!! It seems pretty far out there, but I guess stranger things have been known to happen, right? What a smelly disaster though. As for the jobs, well, I wouldn't put it past you to have experienced so much, across so many different avenues :P

September 13, 2009 at 5:06 PM
Jon said...

Hmmm... well I can't exactly give away the answer yet, but I'll let you know. Thanks Derliwall, and nice to see that you've put up two truths and a fib yourself. I'll have to think about it before I make my guess.

September 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM
Ganga Fondan said...

Hmmmm 150 jobs is alot.
That would be my pick. :)
This is a great new site!!
Awesome idea.


September 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM
Harlequin said...

I am inspired to go and tell two truths and a fib even though I have not yet finished my aubade.... sigh; so many poems, so little time.
I will deliberately NOT out the fib here....good list!

September 13, 2009 at 9:48 PM
Jon said...

Hi there. Nice to see you on this new page. Hope you don't mind if I put a link to your blog here. And about your guess... you'll just have to wait another day or so before I can give away the vast secret of this post!


Thanks for your comment. I can't wait to see your aubade, and also to see what you come up with for two facts and a fib. And about your last comment... yes... only twice!

September 14, 2009 at 12:50 AM
the walking man said...

I have written over 1.3 million words in poetry and prose in the last 7 years.

My major in college was Mass Marketing and Appeal.

I failed or dropped Algebra 1, 7 times.

As for you sir I choose door number three.

September 14, 2009 at 8:21 AM
Z said...

Just because the other two are so unlikely, I will choose the third statement as the fib.

September 14, 2009 at 8:38 AM
Jon said...

Walking Man,
Well I know that you're a possessed writer so definitely not #1 as the fib. And of the other two statements I'm going to have to go with #2. Not a knock on your appeal factor (ha!), but I can't figure that you failed algebra 7 times.

Thanks for your guess. In short order this secret will be revealed...

September 14, 2009 at 1:27 PM
the walking man said...

actually Jon...#3 is my proudest failure.

I had no major declared or otherwise because en toto because I only attended college for 5 semesters. I was just hitting my stride in school at the age of 46 when a car accident and a broken neck got in the way. I think it was the powers of the universe getting at me for trying algebra for the seventh time.

September 14, 2009 at 3:32 PM
Jon said...

walking man,
Oh gosh! Well sorry to hear about being derailed in such a tragic way from college. But you know, it's never too late to give the algebra another try.

September 14, 2009 at 3:44 PM
the walking man said...

ha ha ha...I don't have that many unbroken bones left that I could risk learning algebra. I don't consider the circumstances of my last failure by the numbers to be a tragedy Jon. It took an auto accident for me to really be knocked out, now I know what it's like. I know for a certainty that higher maths are not in my future.

To your students...Stay in school and don't grow up believing that abc in a mathematical equation is incomprehensible gibberish.
B &
don't always ONLY relate to the language of words.

If you believe it to be nonsense than I can attest to the fact that is what they become. If you know you can understand with a bit of diligence then you can.

September 15, 2009 at 2:11 AM
Jon said...

Walking man,

you might like this link to help you figure out this equation:



September 22, 2009 at 4:10 AM