Monday, June 29, 2009


The latest meme doing the rounds and thanks to Jamie, I have something to blog about today - no really, thanks, Jamie .

"Sometimes you can learn more about a person by what they don’t tell you. Sometimes you can learn a lot from the things they just make up. If you are tagged with this Meme, lie to me. Then tag 7 other folks (one for each deadly sin) and hope they can lie."

Pride: What is your biggest contribution to the world?

Darren Lehmann. No, he's not a mutant love child or anything like that, but I was his captain in junior representative cricket and it was because I kept getting him out in the nets that he vowed to concentrate harder on becoming an excellent batsmen. I heard rumours he acknowledged me as the reason he was able to hit the winning runs in the 1999 world cup.

Envy: What do your coworkers wish they had which is yours?

Quite a lot. But specifically, my ability to act calmly in a crisis and to have the uncanny knack to know just the right thing at just the right time. My knowledge of everything has saved their bacon on numerous occasions.

Gluttony: What did you eat last night?

Pretty standard fare last night. We started with King Prawn cocktails followed by Pheasant Under Glass with a side Cesar salad. We enjoyed a simple Peking Duck flown in by the Royals just for the quick stop over visit by Harry. It was nicely complemented with a bottle of Grange Hermitage, before we had a simple pavlova for desert.

Lust: What really lights your fire?

This is becoming a difficult thing. I mean, I'm on the wrong side of 40 now and last weeks visit from the triplets only just managed to get me in the mood.

Anger: What is the last thing that really pissed you off?

Lying. I can put up with a great deal from the little people of this world but those who just can't tell the truth really make me see red.

Greed: Name something you keep from others.

This is almost as difficult an answer as Lust. I am so open with those I consider my friends. I am generous with my money, emotions and time. I put everybody first, before me and usually before my family. Still, I scoff at suggestions I should be canonised immediately upon my death. I mean seriously, if you could cure blindness and heal the sick, you'd just do it too - wouldn't you?

Sloth: What's the laziest thing you've ever done?

I once watched my son mow the lawn while my wife washed and dried the dishes, but then it was they who suggested I have a morning off.

Just in case you didn't catch onto any of this - I have lied my ass off!

Next on the tag line: Danielle Ferries, Felicity Dowker, Jason Fischer, & Jodi Lee.

Yeah, I know I'm supposed to tag seven, but I've got another dozen or so people who I'd like to link to and don't want anyone to feel left out, so if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged. Perhaps I should have put that under sloth...


  1. You eat very well, your menu surely trumped my lobster and seal flipper pie...I especially loved the canonization upon death. Your contribution to the cricket world was a nice touch.

  2. What, no truffles with shaved gold? ; )

  3. I am sooooo calm in a crisis too. Never see me flap. No sir.

  4. LOL! Cate tagged me too, so I did it, and then tagged you!


  5. Ha! This is a good one. I'll play.

  6. I am so glad you are so generous. I will remember that when you are on your world tour for your book and stay at my place.

  7. Hey BT, check your gmail account. I sent something out--Alan

  8. Funny stuff.

    Alan - nothing in my gmail account inbox :c(

    bt[dot]author @ gmail[dot]com

    Let me know when/if you try again.