It’s time the truth came out. A few days ago I was tagged in the Memetastic Award, for which I had to tell four lies and one truth. It was really fun trying to guess everyone else’s truths and to watch people try (and fail!) to guess mine. So, here is the honest truth:
1. I have been vegetarian for nearly 10 years, but though I never crave a sneaky sausage in the day time – despite living with a meat eating boyfriend and loving the smell of bacon – when I’m drunk I can’t resist a meat feast pizza from the local kebab shop. They do the best pizzas in the world – sober or drunk.
Lie: While it is true that I’m a vegetarian and that the kebab place does the best pizza in the world, it’s the mushroom pizza that’s my drunken snack of choice. I’ve never craved meat enough to actually eat it in the entire time I’ve been veggie.
2. Immigration officials in America thought I’d been kidnapped when I went on holiday with my aunt. I was only five and didn’t have the same surname as her. When I was asked if I knew who she was I was too scared to talk to the terrifying immigration lady.
Truth: My aunt won a competition for a family of four to go to America for the week. Her daughter was only a baby, so she did a child swap with my mum for the week and I got to go in her place. We did get through immigration, though I don’t really remember what persuaded the terrifying official to let us through!
3. I spend over £500 a year on my hair. I keep it quite short so it needs cutting every six weeks, but I also get it coloured. I don’t colour it completely – just different coloured highlights. Dark blue ones are my favourite, but they don’t stay that colour for very long. I don’t like the gray colour they go after a fortnight or so of washes!
Lie: I have had my hair short in the past, and have highlighted it (though never blue!) but I have it shoulder length now, because I really can’t be bothered with going to the hairdressers all that often. I hate going to the hairdressers… Plus, there are many things I’d rather spend £500 on than my hair.
4. I’m a bit of a movie geek and have a growing collection of movie memorabelia. My prized item is a replica of Sting, Frodo’s sword from the Lord of the Rings. It looks dead realistic (though it isn’t sharp!) and I really want to find some goblins to see if they make it glow blue…
Lie: I do like movies, but I haven’t got a house big enough for movie memorabelia – even if I did want it, which I don’t. I’ve always thought that replicas wouldn’t be that great on account of not being the real thing. I would want the actual item. And not the prop either – the actual weapon/jewel/object. I would like a sword, but if I had my choice, it wouldn’t be Sting.
5. Ever since going to South Africa on a school trip I’ve been bitten by the travel bug. I’ve been to Bulgaria, Holland, Finland and Turkey. I really want to go further afield, but since Uni I’ve not been able to afford it. Saving up for a two week trip to Brazil next year, but sticking with Europe this year.
Lie: I did go to South Africa, and I have been to Turkey (and a few other places) but I’m not much of a traveller. I like my own bed too much.