Tuesday, August 24, 2010


The eclectic Deanna Schrayer at the wonderful blog The Other Side of Deanna has bestowed us with the Creative Writer Blogger Award -- With a Creepy Twist. I humbly accept and thank her. I also want to apologize for getting to this so late.

Here are the rules to accepting the award:

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you.

4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth – or – switch it around and tell six outrageous truths and one outrageous lie.

5. Nominate seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies. *

(*) I usually don't like to nominate so many bloggers. It keeps the spread interesting...

6. Post links to the blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

I nominate for their utter creepy twistiness:

1) The Wit and Weirdness of Al Bruno -- Al's must-read blog is one-stop shopping for creative, twisted, (and sometimes) creepy fun. And he's MONDO creative. Check it out and you'll see why.

2) Mindspeak - Carrie Clevenger's blog is ripe for this award. She's twisted. She's creepy and she can WRITE! Go there. Now.

3) The Bathroom Monologues - While he's not as creepy as the above pair, blogger John Wiswell certain adds a definite sense of twist to his daily blog. It's wickedly entertaining.


OK, now for the fun part: The following are my Seven Lies and One Truth or Seven Truths and One Lie… You decide and let me know in the comments...

1) I chugged my first beer when I was 6 years-old. Man, that was gooooood.

2) I was once in a stage production and did an acting monologue pretending to be a peach.

3) My first concert ever was Donny and Marie Osmond. I couldn't take my eyes off of her.

4) After high school, I used to sneak to Englishtown on weekends and work a demolition derby pit. They let me I drive once and dislocated my shoulder.

5) I once had a wildly hot run playing craps in Atlantic City for 13 hours. It made my salary for the year.

6) I once got into a fight at a Planet of the Apes marathon. Some A-hole apparently thought I was flirting with his girlfriend. I wasn't. She was flirting with me.

7) When I was 19, I joined the Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. It's where I earned my stripes in drinking great beer.

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  1. Man these are good, Anthony. You're a damn good liar - creative writer. Whatever!!! Obviously both!!! I'd pick chug the beer, but my sister's nephew actually did just that at six and he LOVED it.
    I have no clue - 3 or 4 maybe???

  2. Ah, RaShelle... You have to tell me whether I'm lying or telling the truth ...

  3. See I was sort of hoping it I mentioned a few - pecked around like a chicken - or a politician -that'd get me by. LOL
    All lies except chugging the beer when you were 6. =D

  4. Me again - I remember reading somewhere that you didn't start drinking until after 21 - so now I know I'm totally off. I hate to be wrong. Ugh!!! *throwing hands in air*
    So now I've cluttered your comment section for nothing. =D

  5. I'm thinking that's six lies and one truth. I'd guess that #2 peach monologue is the truth...

  6. Congratulations Ant! And thanks so much for your gracious words.

    I guess that all are truths except winning a year's salary in Atlantic City. If you DID do that, hey, share the wealth dude! :)
    The peach bit reminds me of high school theater - our group visited elementary schools to portray Aesop's fables - I played a milkmaid, a chicken, and a miser, (in which I was painted entirely green). Ah, fun times.

    Can't wait to hear the truths/lies!

  7. Six lies, one truth. I was tempted to say the craps was the truth but I'm going to throw caution to the wind and say it was dislocating your shoulder while driving in the derby.

  8. Congrats! I'm not even going to hope to guess... :)

  9. I do bestow you the best lying creepy host on the internet.

    Now that was a lie.

  10. I think they're all true, except for number 3. I absolutely cannot picture you at an Osmond concert!

    If I'm wrong, please don't tell me.

  11. Thank you for the award sir!

    I would try to guess which stories are true or false about you but I prefer the mystery.

    (BTW one of these days I am going to name a character after you- be warned.)

  12. You're just PEACHy.

    Also, thank you kindly for the award. I'm glad you enjoy my twists.

  13. Okay, I'll give it a shot. I think you were telling the truth for all of it except #7.

    (I'm probably exactly wrong!)

  14. Wow .... some interesting guesses here all around. But ... here's the truth... drumroll...

    Mr. Davidson and Mr. Wiswell have hit the nail right on the head.

    Sorry to blow any mental images of myself to anybody ;)


  15. Have planted your seeds here: http://johnwiswell.blogspot.com/2010/08/seven-somethings-thanks-anthony.html


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