The Truth, the Whole Truth and…

   Posted by: Faith   in Rye Thoughts

…fine. I’ll tell you. I said I would!

There were plenty of great guesses, but alas, no one chose correctly… not even my Dear Husbando, who I asked to read it and find the lie. He did a *facepalm* of his own when I pointed it out, however.

Let’s evaluate! :D

7 Cups of Coffee, Blackcoffee_book

Yes, this happened. I got cut off. In fact, later that year, I drank at least that many in an even  shorter period of time (not at Pizza Hut, though) and actually passed out. Er, these were not my proudest moments as a 16-year-old. Heh. And yes, I drink it black. Any other way is unnatural, I tell you!

Chocolate Grocery Store Cake

Yep, I made this decision the day before I wrote the post, in fact. Chocolate grocery store cake doesn’t even taste like chocolate anymore, so I don’t think it counts as chocolate. It tastes like dashed hopes and bitter disappointment. *sniff* It’s just plain cruel.

The Bird (aratinga solstitialis)

Don’t worry, he’s real! In fact, he’s sitting with me right now, wrapped up in a blanket and happily preening his feathers. He’s also being unusually quiet, so maybe I should check on him… yep, he’s okay… he’s flipped on his back for a tickle, so all is good!

Traipsing Around the House Whilst Singing / Shouting / Screeching/ Exclaiming

Yes, and those who know me well know that this is not unusual behavior. Much like with my bird, if I’m too quiet for too long, people tend to come check on me and make sure I’m still alive. Needless to say, we don’t open the windows very often…

Cat That Doesn’t Like to Be Pet

Caprica 064 This is sad, but true. She’s evil and a nightmare. We named her Caprica (after the Cylon/planet), and she’s lived up to her cruel, robotic namesake. I can only pet her if she’s asleep/almost asleep/just waking up, but the moment she realizes what I’m doing, she’ll claw me.

She’s also highly destructive and doesn’t respond to discipline (she seems to like being sprayed with water, loud noises don’t bother her, “no” means “pause until the human has glanced away”… and she’ll literally follow me down the hall and dig her claws into my calf if I walk away after telling her not to do something).

The vet actually told me once, “just say the word and I’ll get her on some meds”. Yep, the vet recommends kitty Prozac!

She’s awful… but she’s so pretty. It’s too bad, but I committed to care for her when I adopted her, so that’s that. Sometimes you draw the short straw, I guess.

That means the lie must be… what????

Here it is in the sentence: “…I regret that after graduating high school…”

Still confused? Heh. Well, I never graduated from high school.

Seriously. Alberta_coat_of_arms.svg

“But Faith,” you’re saying, “Aren’t you teaching at a college? Didn’t you go to university?!? WHAT THE HECK?!?!”

Ahem. Yes. But, to make a long story short, I moved between provinces during high school, from Alberta to Ontario. At the time, Ontario had an extra grade level (grade 13, which has since been abolished), and I refused to do an extra year of high school when I’d come from a province where I only had one year left. So, under the assumption that I could do this and still graduate, I skipped from grade 11 to grade 13, did that year through correspondence, and applied for my diploma.

And then was told that I couldn’t graduate because I didn’t have enough credits. Even though they’d told me before it was fine to skip a grade. I said “screw it”, and applied to a local college on the strength of the grades I did have, and they let me in anyway. w00t w00t! So it’s not like I’m a dropout or anything, I just got screwed by the system and had to work around it.

Thanks for guessing!!!


Nice try, everyone! I admit, that was really hard… but I’ve had a lot a fun going through others’ posts and trying to guess too, and it’s been great to see how creative we all got with it!


Here’s to Crusading, and if I haven’t made it over to your blog yet… I’m sorry! I’ll get there soon! Still working my way through the list… how about you? :)

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15 comments so far


Very tricky! Your personality just leaps off the screen, by the way. Is it the same with your written pages?

March 1st, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Your cat does sound bitchy, and yet that’s what I love about cats – their bitchy attitudes. ;) I admit not all cats are like that. But I grew up with a real bitch cat, and I looooved her. She did get more snuggly in her old age though (she lived to 18).

March 2nd, 2011 at 1:28 am

Your cat story made me laugh a little. I have a dog of the same temperment. He’s a bit…grumpy. Doesn’t like to be picked up and is averse to discipline most of the time. Cheeky little guy. Our other dog is adorably sweet. Thank God for her.

March 2nd, 2011 at 1:35 am

Good thing you didn’t come over to Quebec, I bet you’d have missed more than one year…
Passed you an award, fellow crusader! http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2011/02/passing-on-awards-and-passing-on.html

March 2nd, 2011 at 1:56 am

Your cat cracks me up! Isn’t it amazing how pets are like little people who rule the house?

And now I want chocolate cake…

March 2nd, 2011 at 3:41 am

Oh that’s amazing that you were able to work around the system that wouldn’t let you graduate! It’s a good story what you’ve got there. I think it should be in one of your manuscripts.

I still can’t believe Caprica doesn’t like being pet. Unbelievable.

March 2nd, 2011 at 10:35 am

That is a pretty cat! Evil, but pretty :)

March 2nd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

What an intriguing “lie”! I had fun reading all this. Ha, and it even fooled your hubby. :)

March 3rd, 2011 at 2:18 am

Wow, your lie was very sneaky! Good job! I had a cat like that, she terrified me, my ankles trembled in fear when ever she walked by;)
So, since you greatly amuse me, I have an award for you. I should have it posted within the hour. ?

March 3rd, 2011 at 8:10 am

Aww those were great! And why would anyone guess you didn’t graduate?? We just know you’re too smart for that. BUt your reason why makes perfect sense.
I am in stitches over your cat. Too bloody funny! What a little witch. I love cats and miss having one. You really have to respect the cat, you know. I liken them to women–they must be approached in just the right way or they dig their claws into you. Of course, I am a woman so I can say this. Men, on the contrary, can state no such thing. Although, I liken men to dogs in much the same way (don’t tell any I said that.) :)
Well, good luck with your little terror. Maybe she’ll chill out one day. I’ve never had a bad one before, but I can imagine what it’s like to get attacked with the ninja claws. lol

March 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 am

Oh My goodness, how did I miss that because I so new that! I was looking at the big picture instead of the small details (since it was just a sentence out of the whole blog). Good job Faith!

March 3rd, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Vicki – I’m honestly not sure! I’d like to think so, but… developing voice in fiction is something I’m actively working on :) Writing just comes so much more naturally when it’s casual blogging, which I need to learn to channel into my other writing!

Trisha – I grew up with ONLY nice cats, so it’s been quite the experience to have this one. I keep hoping she’ll settle down too… but she’s only 3, so I think I have awhile to wait… o_O
Kari – It’s those other, loving pets that make the cranky ones more tolerable!

Deniz – Funny thing though, I lived in Quebec for a year too! I was glad to leave, however… I didn’t want to have to do CEGEP. But I like going back to visit when I can. Thanks for the award, I’ll pop over and take a look-see!

Julie – If you have come here and learned the ways of cake, my work here is done. Be gone, to the chocolatier with you!

Len – I still can’t believe she doesn’t like it either. Well, that’s not true. I can believe it, and have the scars to prove it. ;) LOL

Tara – Her beauty is so deceptive! Hmm… like with many women… go figure.

Carol – I felt really bad when he didn’t pick it up… but then I laughed at him, so… wait, where was I going with this? LOL

Amanda – Thank you!!! I’ll swing by and check ‘er out. :D

PK – I know, it’s just something that “everyone” does, so I had a feeling no one would guess. LOL. Oh, my cat… a few days ago I walked into the bathroom and she was sitting on the back of the toilet, tearing wallpaper down from the walls. Yeah, that was great. Sigh. I really hope she calms down someday… though I may be waiting 10 years or so… o_O

Jackman – I know you knew, so I was surprised you didn’t get it!!! LOL. I guess I made it too hard, having it in a one-off sentence. Oh well!

March 4th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Great job with the challenge. :)
I’m a fellow crusader and new follower.

March 6th, 2011 at 12:15 am

I have a grumpy cat too. I call her my Princess. She’s often Not Amused like Queen Victoria. :O)

March 8th, 2011 at 9:27 am

I LOVE the name of your cat! We just started watching BSG and I am completely in love with it :)

I also wanted to let you know that there is a blog award waiting for you on my blog. Congrats!

March 9th, 2011 at 3:06 pm