#FibbingFriday – 03/18/2022

822D67A2-DCF5-4FE7-A8CE-DB81DBAFD57CIt is again time to exercise my creativity and stretch the truth a little! Fibbing Friday is hosted by Di this week over at her blog Pensitivity. The questions this week inspired me so let’s see how it goes.

1. What is a humdinger?

It is a musical instrument akin to a harmonica. Instead of blowing into it, you hum into it. 

2. What is Hopscotch?

Hopscotch is a drinking game played in bars across Scotland. You take shots of Scotch, hopping from bar to bar until you cannot hop any more.

3. What is Boeuf Bourguignon?

This is the name of a chain of gyms where only Muscle Heads hang out.

4. What is a Lady In Waiting?

A lady standing cross-legged in line at the ladies restroom during a matinee hoping to make it inside the bathroom before the house lights are dimmed signaling the second act.

5. What is a lupin?

The tool used to loop in the yarn when making a latch hook rug.

6. What is brimstone?

Material used to pave the road to hell.

7. What is a Lady’s Slipper?

Also known as The Cinderella Effect, any move a woman makes to entice a man to pursue her no matter the cost.

8. How long can a snail sleep?

In a shell, 24 hours in a stretch. Out of the shell, the sun wakes them at dawn.

9. Up to 1 trillion germs can be found on which part of the body?

Any part without an application of hand sanitizer.

10. What is a Puffling?

Smoke break at a cigar factory.


#FibbingFriday – 02/25/2022

It’s that time again. Put on your best lying face and see what whoppers you can tell. Fibbing Friday is hosted by Frank this week over at his blog Thoughts and Theories. The questions this week made me smile and I need the lift, so let’s go!

  • In the world of international finance, what do the abbreviations, USD and GBP stand for?
    • Much like organized crime, these bank terms have hidden meanings. United Scam Developers and Generating Big Profits.
  • What exactly is cryptocurrency?
    • Currency so secret that no one understands it. Cryptographers are working to solve the riddle and create financial freedom for everyone! I do not recommend holding your breath.
  • What is the difference between stocks and bonds?
    • Stocks are torture devices and bonds, well…consult your 50 Shades book.
  • What is meant by a “bull” market?
    • It is the term used when your financial advisor hands you a lot of bull about your financial security.
  • What is meant by a “bear” market?
    • It’s the feeling you get when you can no longer bear to watch your money slipping away…
  • What is a stock split?
    • It is the act of ripping your stock certificates to shreds when your investments go down the toilet.
  • What exactly is crowdfunding?
    • It is an insider term for making your living off the money of others.
  • What is a pension?
    • The name of a retirement which will be worth pennies when you finally get around to retiring.
  • What is a 401(k)?
    • It is a retirement system designed when businesses decided they did not want to “profit share” their profits.
  • What is day trading?
    • It is your retirement job as an EBay seller selling all the stuff you bought while you were gainfully employed.


Fibbing Friday October 22, 2021 – Collective Nouns

Di and Frank take turns hosting Fibbing Friday. Di is up this week.

Di asked us to try our hand at imagining a new definition of the following collective nouns. My answers are italicized.

1. A walk of retirees.
2. A bed of butterflies.
3. A horde of Halloweeners.
4. A bike of cycles.
5. A rhumba of vacuums.
6. A shrewdness of lawyers.
7. A raft of sailors.
8. A mess of politicians.
9. A huddle of gossips.
10. A family of flamingos.

Thanks, Di. That was fun!


Fibbing Friday Aug 27, 2021 – Friday Fun

Di and Frank take turns hosting Fibbing Friday. Di is up this week. It is always fun to stretch the creative muscles and fine tune our ability to discern between the truth and a lie.

1. Where will you find a pushme-pullyou?

In the hardware store. Located in the kitchen cabinet section.

2. What is meant by the term ‘chocolate box’?

This is where Cat Stevens stored his Buddah.

3. Who lived in the house made with gingerbread, cake and pastries?

Pretty sure it was Paul Hollywood.

4. Where will you find Mr Stay Puft?

He’s the final inspector at the pillow factory. No one wants a de-puffed pillow!

5. Where will you find The Hallelujah Mountains?

Just west of Hosannah Hills.

6. What did Gru intend to steal with the Shrink Ray?

Steve Carell’s voice box.

7. Going back a long way, what was ‘Baby’ in the 1938 film Bringing Up Baby?

This was Cary Grant’s code name for fiery redhead co-star Katharine Hepburn.

8. Who played the drums in The Muppets?

Peter Best. His manager thought it was his best shot for a comeback.

9. What magical instrument did Sparky play?

A recorder. Someone had to take pity on all the parents that listened to those when their children were in primary or grade school.

10. What did ‘Andy’ have waxed in The 40 Year Old Virgin?

His shower curtain. It was disgusting.


Fibbing Friday Aug 6, 2021 – Why Not?

Di and Frank take turns hosting Fibbing Friday. Frank is up this week. It’s been a while since I participated but today it seems the right thing to do. Here goes!

Stretching from the Bering Strait, to the Strait of Magellan, what does the Continental Divide actually divide?

It is the imaginary line denoting which countries can serve a Continental Breakfast of course. 😏

What was the name of Denali before 2015?

Denali. Only the federal government called it anything else.

What was Sir Edmund Hillary’s claim to fame?

He was Hillary Rodham Clinton’s namesake.

What happened to Mt. St. Helens in 1980?

She got fed up with Climate Change and blew her top. Enough is enough!

What is significant about Kilauea?

It is tricky to spell.

When was the last time Mt. Fuji erupted?

We have not seen the last time yet, so how would I know? 🙄

What, besides Switzerland, comes between France and Italy?

Lots and lots of atmosphere.

What famous rock does Prudential Financial use as its logo?

Mount Prude, in Finland. People are very conservative there.

What is arguably the most prominent feature of Yosemite National Park?

Yosemite Sam, of course.

In the sci-fi classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, what did Roy Neary (played by Richard Dreyfus) make a sculpture of out of mashed potatoes?

He tried to sculpt the universe but only had enough mashed potatoes to do the Milky Way.