Thursday, October 06, 2011

Blog Challenge: Truth or Lie?

This is my contribution to Dave Dodgson's blog challenge to post a video, audio recording or just a regular post on your blog in which you state 5 facts about yourself - 3 truths and 2 lies.
I've been enjoying discovering more about my PLN-friends, and wanted to join in. I didn't make a video of myself speaking because I hate seeing myself on camera and also because I have the opposite of a 'poker face' and you would tell in an instant when I'm lying :-)  Thanks to Janet Bianchini for the idea for presenting my video using Powerpoint and a Jing screencast - though Janet's 'truth or lie?' post is much more creative than mine!

Please be patient, I'm testing video formats:

- this one is straight from Jing in .swf embedded from

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- this one was converted from the swf (from Jing) to mp4 in Camtasia Studio and loaded to YouTube:

Let me know which you think are my truths and which are lies. 


Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Lesley

That's fantastic you have joined in the challenge! Thanks for mentioning my post :-)

You have been very creative in your presentation and it looks lovely! Also it looks good that you have got your name on the front of your slides, something which I omitted to do, lol!!

So, here goes. I have been very unsuccessful at guessing other bloggers' lies and truths, so hopefully I'll do better with yours!

I think number 1 could be true - you had a baby kangaroo as a pet. You mentioned the name "Joey". I didn't know that refers to a baby kangaroo, so I've learned something new.

Number 2 is not true - you didn't live in a bus, although it does sound very exciting!

Number 3 is also not true - I don't think the police would pull you over to admire your driving - it sounds a bit unusual.

Number 4, yes, I think you probably can speak this language!

Number 5, again I think you look like an adventurous type so you could have done paragliding.

Well, it will be interesting to see if I have got any guesses right!!



Lesley said...

Hi Janet
Thanks for guessing, and all I'll say for now is that you only got one correct! I'm better at lying than I'd thought :-)
Will see if you try again, and if others post for a day it two, then reveal all!

Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Lesley

I'm going to have another go!! I think numbers 1, 2 and 3 are TRUE. I still think it's possible yhou had a Joey as a pet. You might have lived in a bus and done some travelling around, and maybe number 3 is a bit unusual, so it could be right?

Lesley said...

Hi Janet
Now you have 3 correct, well done! Maybe you can work it out now? I'll post my answers and explanations tomorrow. Thanks for taking part!

Chiew said...

Not true that Jan's been unsuccessful - she guessed mine 100%!
My guesses:
No, having a kangaroo as a pet is illegal, so I think that's a lie.
Living in a bus - I can very well believe it, perhaps this coincided with the time you learned the Pitjantjatjara language - you pronounced that right, so I can believe that. So, it's a choice of paragliding or the award for driving. The award is so ridiculous it must be true, so I'd say that you didn't fly a paraglider!

Lesley said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and guessing, Chiew! You have 3 correct. Perhaps someone can work this out between yours and Janet's now :-)

Fiona said...

Hi Lesley
Great presentation using Jing. I'm going to say that:
1 is a lie
2 is true
3 is true
4 is a lie
5 is true

Let's see ...

Lesley said...

Well done, Fiona, 5/5!
I'll post my explanations soon. Thanks for 'playing' ^_^