April 19, 2006

Six Things...The Results Show

Yesterday, we played a little game of guess the lie. I've retained the top-notch accounting firm of Abramoff, Skilling & Ebbers to review all the votes and deliver a decisive winner. Despite charging me $394,000 to do the job (which took 20 minutes), plundering various Indian casinos and leaving behind a trail of dead hookers, they seem to be unable to deliver one clear winner. Instead, they brought my 12 names (and a heap of legal trouble). Yes, there were 12 lucky winners. Before I reveal them, however, I need to clear some stuff up.

The Truths:
I'm not scared of boats, just the undersides of them. And shipwrecks. That's some eerie stuff right there. Strangely enough, the example Beth used to poke fun at me was partially true. I was indeed snorkeling off the Caymans when a giant ship passed by. It was freaky. Now, the sock thing is also true but Beth did exaggerate just a bit. And, truth be told, Beth has some socks that are so worn they're practically transparent. People with crappy socks shouldn't throw glass in stone houses. Or something like that. It's also true that I go all rainman when it comes to music yet I can't remember how old I am. I actually had to do the math the other day. Nor can I remember how much money I make a year.

The Lies:
As much as I do collect things - music and books, mainly - I don't have a lightbulb collection. Nor do I understand the delicate art of origami, even dirty origami. Although I might learn because that could be fun. Finally, I absolutely abhor The Dead, with every fiber of my being. I have never, in my life, been able to comprehend the appeal. And for two fucking days I've had Ripple in my head. I need to floss my brain.

Now, the winners, each of which will receive a special Cactus-Fish compilation CD.
- Fauve
- Michelle (no site)
- Wordgirl
- Linda (no site)
- Kim
- Jen
- Ms. Q
- AK
- Sue (no site)
- Ali
- Jen
- Starfruit (no site)

Posted by Chris at April 19, 2006 07:36 AM

WOAH!! I won!! I won!! That just totally made my day (in conjunction with rocking out to GNR right now!!) KICK ASS!! YOU ROCK CACTUS!!!

Posted by: Michelle at April 19, 2006 08:28 AM

Yeah! I needed a boost after the 6 wakeup calls I got from Lucy last night. :P

Posted by: A.K. at April 19, 2006 08:53 AM

The really scary boats while diving are the sailboats. They make no sound and you don't see them coming until you look up. Or when that big shadow comes over you.

Posted by: Jon in Michigan at April 19, 2006 08:56 AM

Woo Hoo HOO!

Man, that was tough. I was sorely tempted by the lightbulb collection. I admit. :)

Another compilation? Really? You rock!!!

Posted by: jen at April 19, 2006 08:58 AM

I think I hurt myself doing my Snoopy Happy Dance....

Posted by: fauve at April 19, 2006 08:58 AM

Well I didnt win, but I had fun!!!

Posted by: Kelly M. at April 19, 2006 09:15 AM

this was a completely cute and unique twist on the six things idea!

Posted by: betty at April 19, 2006 09:30 AM

I'm so excited!

Posted by: wordgirl at April 19, 2006 09:31 AM

DAMMIT, how did I miss this? I've been trying to get my hands on a homemade cd by Cactus for EVER.

Posted by: JuJu's Mom at April 19, 2006 09:40 AM

Oh shoot. should've played the game :-)

Posted by: Ginny at April 19, 2006 09:46 AM


Posted by: Starfruit at April 19, 2006 09:47 AM

Dang, I knew I'd regret the Grateful Dead choice as soon as I made it!

Now you've made me have to defend my chosen profession a little bit. Arthur Andersen kind of gave us accountants a bad name for a while but there have been so many improvements in the industry to better detect fraud since Enron. As an auditor I feel I have a fiduciary duty to the shareholders and the public in general to give them an accurate picture of the company's financial standings. Obviously, Arthur Andersen was more concerned about AA's bottom line which is why they looked the other way when it came to Enron's shady investment holdings and ultimately why they went belly-up. **cautiously steps off of soap box**

Posted by: Beth in StL at April 19, 2006 09:57 AM

suh-weet!!! I think the Dead was the final tip-off for me...Yay!

Posted by: Sue at April 19, 2006 10:46 AM

Ok, so I'm going to guess that you're scared of the underside of boats. And shipwrecks.

Oh wait.... Heh.

Posted by: statia at April 19, 2006 10:52 AM

Damn, I was sure looking forward to seeing some of that dirty origami...

Posted by: Bayou at April 19, 2006 11:15 AM

Im so sad. To be so close and yet so wrong. Ah, the humanity.

I got sliced up (on the leg) by a motorboat motor when someone pushed me out but I never thought to be scared of boats. Snorkels, on the other hand, well, not in this lifetime, that's all Im saying.

Posted by: That Girl at April 19, 2006 11:17 AM

i knew i was right about the Dead. i can sense when someone else feels the same way about them as i do.

Posted by: jodi at April 19, 2006 11:51 AM

Hot damn! I love Scarlet Begonias and all, but winning this is better than a Box of Rain and Ripple combined!! I know every silver lining has a Touch of Grey but with a bonafide Cactus-Fish Compilation I can keep on Truckin' and make Casey Jones and my other Friend (of the Devil) so jealous!

By the way, I am married to a Dead Head. All I can say is he is really good in bed!

hee!! That was fun.

Posted by: Ms. Q at April 19, 2006 12:28 PM

I'm so glad to find someone else with the same fear of shipwrecks. I once became frozen with fear in a museum exhibit that had a replica of the Titanic wreck and had to be physically removed from the room. I had difficulty even snorkeling around a fake shipwreck that had been planted off an island in the Bahamas.

Is there a support group for this? ;)

Posted by: Liz at April 19, 2006 01:01 PM

LOL! I always enjoy the truth - ly posts.

Posted by: Sweety at April 19, 2006 01:45 PM

Yeah I think I would have been wrong on a few there so that's pretty much why I didn't guess. Very interesting the boats. Kinda like my phobia of airplanes.

Posted by: Sabrina at April 19, 2006 02:17 PM

Ok, now see, you couldn't have just told me I lost yesterday? I needed that Instant gratification. I had to wonder all night.

Posted by: Melissa at April 19, 2006 02:44 PM

WHOA!!!! I'm WAY excited here! You'd think I'd won the lottery!!!!

Posted by: VirgoJen at April 19, 2006 03:16 PM

PS. I will be doing an online blog review...keep that in mind! :)

Posted by: VirgoJen at April 19, 2006 03:17 PM

I did read it yesterday but never got a chance to comment and guess. But that was a very cool idea that you and Beth had there.

Posted by: Lisa B at April 19, 2006 06:59 PM

Damn! I was really rooting for the light bulb collection to be a truth!! ;)

Posted by: DeAnn at April 20, 2006 12:23 AM

an easy way to remember how much you make in a year... translate it into diapers.

which is, simply put, a lot.

Posted by: brianna at April 20, 2006 09:10 PM

Finally. Someone who feels the same way I do about the Dead. (One of my oldest friends used to play bass in Bob Weir's side band...you wouldn't believe the sun-gropers that followed even THAT band around...)

Posted by: Marilyn at April 21, 2006 11:58 PM

I've been reading you forever...howevery today I am moved to reply...

My gift to you...pornagami!



Posted by: Rain at April 22, 2006 09:40 AM