A Little Bit of Silly Fun…And a Giveaway!

by Carol Kicinski on February 20, 2011

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This giveaway is closed – congrats to the winner Michelle B!

As I sit here enjoying a cup of coffee and a healthy gluten free pear muffin (more on the muffins tomorrow) I have been having a little bit of silly fun. Diane from The W.H.O.L.E. Gang sent me an “award”, no not an Oscar or Tony or even a Bloggy, she awarded me “Memetastic Award”.

This is a fun, irreverent award that asks the winner to list 5 “facts” about themselves; 1 of which is true and 4 of which are outright lies! Now while lying is a completely foreign concept to (especially when asked to state things like my weight on my driver’s license) I decided to give it a try. Readers try to guess which one is true and I am to pass along the award to 5 other bloggers. I am passing this along to 5 great gluten free bloggers –  Nancy, Heidi, Sea, Ellen and Naomi. I can’t wait to hear what they come up with.

Since this award was passed on to me by Diane Elbin, who aside from being charming, funny, committed to healthy gluten free eating and the most industrious woman I know, is the author of The Gluten Free Diner Cookbook, I am giving away a copy of her book.  This ebook is packed with recipes for all those diner favorites you may be missing since going on a gluten free diet.

The Gluten Free Diner Cookbook by Diane Elbin

All you have to do to enter is guess which one is true in the comments below.  From the people who guess correctly I will pick a winner and announce it on March 6th.  Simple!

So here are my 5 “facts”:

1. I own 257 pairs of shoes, 237 of which are black.
2. I was born in Manila in The Philippines.
3. I am currently building a chicken coop in my back yard and have 4 beautiful laying hens on order so I can have fresh eggs every day.
4. I was once charged by a herd of elephants in the wilds of Africa and had to run for my life.
5. I wear the same size jeans today as I did when I got married.

So, which is true?

Check back here on March 6th, 2011 and I will tell the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth.  And announce the gluten free winner!

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{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeanine February 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Hmm…tricky. I’m tempted to say 4 are true & 1 is not. lol However, I will guess that you were charged by elephants. I know you enjoy traveling, so maybe you’ve had that experience.

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Audrey February 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I pick #3 – the chicken coop. I’ll admit it seems the most boring, but maybe that’s your sneaky strategy :-) I hope so

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Nancy @SensitivePantry February 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I bet you wear the same size jeans today as when you were married.

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Nancy @SensitivePantry February 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Almost forgot….many thanks for the award!!

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Jhesika Menes February 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I am taking a gander that you were born in Manila.

I love your website.

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Forrest Harstad February 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

1. You’ve given away more of your shoes than that.
2. You weren’t born; you were placed here by the gods for the rest of us.
3. You actually converted the chicken coop to a dog house that Thom sleeps in when he fails to keep you in fresh, organic, locally farmed eggs harvested and cleaned by his own hands.
5. You quit wearing jeans when you started wearing the pants in the family.
Number 4 is the true one. But you didn’t share that the reason they chased you guys was because of how great your shoes made your pants look–and vice versa–when you were showing Thom, yet again, how you can not only still get him to chase you when ever you determine, but you can also still make him trumpet like a bull elephant.
:)

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Forrest Harstad February 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm

p.s. Make him call me. ;)

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Sabrina February 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I’m guessing number 5.

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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat February 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Oh, it’s totally #5. You are definitely one healthy chica who could definitely fit into her high school genes. Plus, in high school, we all still had a slight helping of “baby fat”. Yay for letting go of the baby fat, even if it took SOME of us til our 30s!

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Laurel February 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Actually I like them all you didn’t make them far fetched enough. Jeans? Elephants? Eggs? Everyone has over 200 pairs of black shoes. Hmm… born in the Philippines? Gosh, one in four, I want to say Elephants because that’s fun. I believe the jeans but I’m guessing you were born in Manila.

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Diane-thewholegang February 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Thank you for sharing my cookbook! I love your 5 statements. They are all so believable. I’m going to guess #5. I bet you do have 257 pairs of shoes but they are not all black. I can’t wait to hear which one is real.

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Michelle B February 20, 2011 at 8:35 pm

My guess is #4. P.S. Your blog inspires me to stick with my gf diet- THANK YOU!! Which ever is true, all the choices great. I bet you wear smaller jeans now than you did when you got married :)

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Carol, Simply Gluten Free March 6, 2011 at 8:54 am

Michelle -Congratulations! You are the winner of this great cookboook. Hopefully it will inspire you even more!

xo,
carol

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Monica February 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I am saying number 4. If I will I will tell you my strategy!

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Monica February 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

If I win, not if I will. Ha ha. Would be nice if I could type.

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penny February 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm

the chicken coop!

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Katrina (gluten free gidget) February 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm

5!

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Samantha February 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I’ll go with the jeans, but I’m going to hope the elephants one is true.

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Kim-Cook It Allergy Free February 20, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I want to guess 2 different answers ( I am a rule breaker, what can I say):
#5, of course, because I love you! And…
#4, just because it seems so crazy that it just has to be true.

xo
k

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Neva February 21, 2011 at 3:06 am

Going to pick #3. Thanks for the give-a-way.

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InTolerantChef February 21, 2011 at 5:01 am

I guess #4 because you like to travel!

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Karen February 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

I’m guessing #3 is true!

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Mandy G. February 21, 2011 at 9:06 am

I am guessing you were born in Manila.

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Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free February 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

While I’m not saying that #2-5 aren’t likely to be true, just for the sheer enjoyment of your feet I’m going to vote for #1. It would be fun to have a good selection of shoes to go with whatever else your day has in store — especially if you’re running for your life from charging pachyderms!

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Nancy Cherven February 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

5

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Elizabeth February 21, 2011 at 10:59 am

#5. That is tough. I can’t imagine having that many shoes!

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Barbara February 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I hope it’s the chicken coop – fresh eggs are amazingly better than store-bought, but the elephants would be totally amazing, too!

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Jeri Cole February 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I’m guessing number 5. I only wish I could make that statement.

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Elizabeth February 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I vote for the chickens.

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Melanie February 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I think it was being chased by the elephants!

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Kathy February 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm

It’s the shoes!!! I can totally relate to 257 pairs of shoes, yes mostly black! :)

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Laila February 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Hmm…I’m guessing #2.

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Paula Thomas February 22, 2011 at 11:18 am

I’m going to guess the chicken coop.

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Staci A February 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

I would guess #5 is true. I know I’d love to fit into my pre-wedding/pre-little ones sized jeans!

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Marisa H February 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Chicken coop!

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Tia @ GGF February 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Hmmmm. I am guessing number 4. I think you were probably born somewhere exotic, but you changed it just a little bit to throw us off. I bet you already have a chicken coop and have had it for years. And, I think you wear a small size than when you were married. I can just see you being one of those people that gets in better shape as you get older.

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Lisa V February 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I’m going to guess 3. I am currently building a chicken coop in my back yard and have 4 beautiful laying hens on order so I can have fresh eggs every day.

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Susan February 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I’m new at eating gluten free..would love this bood
my guess is #5

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Susan February 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I’m new at eating gluten free..would love this book…
my guess is #5

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Leslie February 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm

#2

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Lili February 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

Can make up my mind between 3 and 5! I’m thinking 3 is stronger! Who would not want the chicken coop in their back yard?!? Thanks for offering the book!

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Wayne Nickless February 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I would guess the chicken coop is the correct answer. I was diagnosed 3 months ago and have been having a wonderful, delicious ride on the new diet. Thank the almighty that I didn’t have to give up Mexican food.

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Shannon February 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

#2

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Jen March 3, 2011 at 8:54 am

This is hard, but I’ll say #3

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Jennifer March 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

I am going with #3.

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Renee March 5, 2011 at 9:55 am

If it is only one…then I would say born in Manila…but I really think it’s all of the above:)

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Cheryl March 5, 2011 at 11:48 am

Number 5! =)

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Marissa March 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I’m guessing you were born in Manila! :)
Happy bday fellow Pisces!

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Mary March 5, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I’m guessing #3 is true.

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Nicole Sirote March 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm

# 3 the chicken coop since you bake/cook so much and make your own recipes.. could it be crazier… NAH!

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Valerie Eisner March 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I’m thinking #5 because you are eating so healthy! I REALLY REALLY need that book!

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