Feb 18, 2011

The First Crusader Challenge

Today is the First Crusader Challenge where I'm supposed to let my followers know a little more about me in 300 words or less by revealing the following:  one secret, one lie, one interesting quirk, one annoying habit, one of your best character traits and one of your favorite things in the whole world.


But here's the clincher, I have to use these random words somewhere in the post: “bloviate,” “fuliguline,” “rabbit,” and “blade”

Here goes:

Because I choose NOT to bloviate, I'm making this a short list.

My secret? Well, if I told you it wouldn't be a secret, now would it. But I can tell you that, when I lived in Michigan, we used to chase fuliguline with our canoe.

My lie? HA!!! You'll have to find that woven within this list. LOL

My interesting quirk? I hate when someone moves things around on my desk or borrows an item and doesn't put it back in the right place. DRIVES. ME. NUTS.

 My annoying habit? You'll have to ask my hubby for this one, but if I had to guess, I'd say checking my email, Facebook and Twitter every 2 seconds on my Blackberry. I can't go ANYWHERE without my phone.

My best character trait?  Hmmm . . . this is a tough one. I guess it would have to be my skinny thighs and girlish figure. I really should be a model, ya know?

And last, but certainly not least, my favorite thing in the whole world.  Because this is a thing I assume we can't name our kids and spouses, so I'll say . . . the sound of children laughing. I just LOVE listening to the giggles of little kids. So uplifting and satisfying. Makes me happy.

So there you have it. Can you guess what the lie is. If you know me at all, it should be easy.

Come back soon for another Crusade Challenge.

37 comments:

  1. I'm guessing your character trait is the lie?

    I like how you worded these- very fun!

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  2. How fun Christine! Love this! I need to go write mine now...

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  3. So fun! I'm guessing the character trait is the lie, because character traits have to do with qualities of character, not physical appearance?

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  4. I'm saying character trait! Rebecca totally has it--traits of personality not appearance. Awesome nonetheless! :)

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  5. hi crusdaer
    i think your lie is about your figure! Don't we all lie about that!

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  6. HA! Great guesses. And nobody even noticed that I totally left out rabbit and blade. My bad. I guess I'm not very good at these challenges. I'll do better with the next one.

    Thanks to everyone who dropped by to say hello.

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  7. Haha! The "I really should be a model, ya know?" line kind of gives it away. ;) I'm in your Crusader Group, just stopping in to say hi.☺

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  8. Nice to meet you Christine. I just know that canoe chasing episode is a humdinger of an untruth. :D

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  9. Hi, Christine! I'm following you now. I love your short list. I have to agree on the appearance lie as a character trait. If that's not a lie, you go, girl!

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  10. Hi Christine! I'm glad I'm meeting your through the Friday challenge. IT's more fun than just popping in and then taking off! So-- like all women you're lying about your girlish figure. Once you've had babies, THAT is a thing of the past. I haven't looked like a girl for 20+ years!!! :) OMG!!! (has it been that long-- )

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  11. Hi,

    just a crusader stopping by to say your blog is beautiful! well done

    good luck
    constance

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  12. Whoa, good for you, already doing the Challenge!

    Hiya, buddy crusader! I'm making the rounds today and checking out your blog. Nice to meet you, and Happy Friday! :)

    Artzicarol Ramblings

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  13. Great list! I'm going with the ducks and the canoe. But just because I stink at it, and can't imagine steering well enough to chase ducks!

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  14. I didn't even notice the missing words--I was captive without them.

    Hmmm...for the lie, I'd say the canoe and duck thing as well. That's my guess.

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  15. Hello fellow Crusader
    I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and go with the character trait. :-)

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  16. Yep, the "should be a model" thing gave it away for me too. I THINK, anyway.

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  17. Hee! Love! I need to write mine this weekend. I'll try not to bloviate either.

    We're in the same group! Nice to meet you.

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  18. Hello fellow crusader, I'm doing the rounds today and following you. Because I don't know you (yet) I have no idea which is the lie. I think you might live near me, if you're near the Snake River Canyon. If you live in Lewiston then we're neighbors, gal.

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  19. Hi, Fellow Crusader! Making the rounds today. :)

    My guess is that your character trait is the lie.

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  20. Welcome to the crusade! I have no idea. You lie so well... ya, know let's say you don't want to be a model with your girlish thighs.

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  21. Lovely post, Christine! So nice getting to know you today.

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  22. I wouldn't have a clue, but LOVE your blog - what a great idea having the 'Tag You're It' concept. I'll keep coming back for that!

    Look forward to getting to know you better,

    Aimee (Seeking the Write Life)

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  23. As a man I am not going to make any guess as to what your lie is, but you did well in weaving everything into your post.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

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  24. Well, at least the rabbit escaped the blade, right? :)

    I'm a fellow crusader (and ninja) and since this is my first time here, I can't begin to guess which is your 'lie'.

    I hope you're having a delightful weekend,
    Lola

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  25. Awesome post! I'm guessing the character trait simply because you didn't put one in.

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  26. Great list. I should probably geet on to my challenge. Haven't even thought about it yet!

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  27. Fun post! Another crusader dropping by saying Hi!

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  28. Great post. Fellow crusader and new follower. HI!

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  29. What a fun post and no I didn't notice that you left a couple of the words out. It was great regardless. I am a fellow crusader and follower. We are also in the same group.

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  30. The lie is bloviate. Yup, gotta be lol. I think it might be my favorite new word.

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  31. Maybe you never lived in Michigan?
    I liked your entry :)

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  32. Do you really chase fuliguline in your canoe? Haha, I can't wait to find out what the lie is.

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  33. You guys have all been really good sports about the lie, so I guess it's time to reveal. My lie is my character trait, which really isn't a character trait at all, it's a physical trait, which should have been your first clue. Yep, I'm CHUNKY. But that just means there's more of me to love. And yes, we lived by Lake Michigan and used to chase mud ducks with our canoe. So mean as a kid. LOL

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  34. C.K., I'm a bit late to the party so no need to guess your lie. I didn't miss the words rabbit and blade until you pointed out their absence.
    Nice to "meet" you.

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  35. This was fun to read!
    Happy Crusading!

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  36. I'm a bit late, but I will guess character trait because physical appearance is NOT part of your character! :D

    Hello fellow crusader!

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  37. Just poping over to say 'Hi' to fellow Crusader.

    Good luck with the challenge.

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