Monday, October 20, 2008

How well do you know VE Contest

One of my newest blog friends Eve over at That's Funny Because tagged me to do one of those obnoxious meme things. Now she doesn’t know that I did this to a meme once and I invented this concept and I even used a lot of my blogging friends in my meme movie .

But Eve is new, she likes my gnomes, and I’m on her short list for future husbands. I haven’t told the wife we’re all moving in together soon as I start shopping for houses in fundamentalist Utah. But that’s another story. No, I’m just going to have to turn this around on her completely. Sorry about that dear!

First of all…they want me to list seven unusual things about me? Seven!!! Can you imagine? Only seven? Do you think Rocky will stop at seven films? Do you think seven will be all the husbands Pamela Anderson will divorce? Noooo sir re. So we’re not going to do seven here.

Oh, and we’re not going to play fair either. We’re going to turn this around. How well do you know VE? I’m going to give you 20 ridiculous things I have done. One of them is false. You tell me which one (oh, iamnot and Suz can’t play…they know this one). Winners get a free request here on Fantastical Nonsense…you tell me what you want and I’ll comply with it on the blog (within reason). Here you go:

1. I jumped between two ships in the Bering Sea during a hurricane

2. Drove over 150mph….legally

3. Climbed a 200 foot cliff without a rope

4. Lost my car in a drive in and slept in the gravel until morning

5. Wiped my ass with poison oak only to have it spread to 80% of my body

6. Rode my bicycle 200 miles in a half a day

7. Been right in more than one of the top 15 strongest storms ever recorded

8. Run into a deer; not with a car, with my body

9. Drank 22 large full glasses of water at a single restaurant dinner

10. Swam in the ocean 100 miles from the nearest dry land

11. Drove from Denver, CO to Portland, OR by myself only stopping for gas

12. Walked through the watts area of LA at 3:00am with no car

13. Ran a marathon in under 2 hours 50 minutes (sub 5:30 per mile pace)

14. Was stranded in the middle of the Mojave desert

15. Jumped off a bridge over 60 feet into a river

16. Did a 100 mph high speed chase from the police, got caught but not arrested or ticketed

17. Walked right up to a full grown grizzly bear while hiking

18. Been driven down a sidewalk, Ronin style, with people diving out of the way

19. Rappelled off a 400 foot drop with a single rope without touching anything

20. Made $7,000 cash overnight from a $200 investment which wasn’t gambling or illegal

I’ll tell you the answer and announce the winners on Wednesday’s post. You get one comment guess only.

41 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

It has to be the 22 glasses of water. Nobody can drink THAT much water!!

Marvel Goose said...

Was that a single's restaurant or a single restaurant?

hmm, the 150 mph legal and the high speed chase lead me to guess you were a cop. And its pretty obvious you are a sailor. If the incredible woody is wrong, then you have an incredible bladder as well.

I'll insult you on the 2h50m mile. You didn't do it. There, that's my random stab.

If I win, we'll have another contest to see what we'll make him do!

eve cleveland said...

ve,
Have I told yew lately that I luuuuhhhvvv yewww!!! (said like holly hunter in raisng arizona)?
I'm calling bs on the glasses of water too, the rest of it, I buy.
Eve

Jeff said...

I'll say #1. Unless you were on one of those extreme crab boats, I can't see why you would have done that.

It's just hard to believe you've done all of these but one. Everyone of them would make a good post. I think you should either write them up or post a link to the ones you have written. You've lived a charmed life my friend.

Roy Scribner said...

Let's see, I'll go with the biking 200 miles in half a day.

Jacki said...

This is hard, because I can imagine you doing every single one of them.

So let me say...the 22 glasses of water.

I think you should blog about the rest.

VE said...

Hey everyone, I'm not going to give you individual comment replies. It might give something away. But on Wednesday, I will give you the story behind each and every one of these. It'll be a long post; something I don't normally like to do because I don't think most people have the time or interest to read that much. But you'll be able to read the ones that you find amusing...

Chris C said...

I say #11. That just sounds way too crazy for someone to do. Drive from Colorado to Oregon? Over mountains? Wow.

Evil Genius said...

Gotta be #9. I don't believe you are really a water with dinner kind of guy.

:-)

ReformingGeek said...

Ve, you are one crazy dude. For some reason, I believe all of your athletic accomplishments although I'm not sure of that marathon time. I'll give it to you, Mr. Speedy. I hope to finish my 1/2 in a little over 2 hours so I'm nowhere close to that kind of time for a mile.

Anyway, I'm rolling the dice.....and it's #14 (OK, I used three dice).

Megan said...

I was going to say #18, but then I thought about it, and it doesn't say driven "in a car." You could have been in your stroller for all I know.

So I'm going with #1.

Kurt said...

22 glasses of water seems like a lot, but I'm going with #16, unless you worked on a movie, in which case you have deceived me and I get an automatic win.

Sharon said...

I'm going with the Mojave Desert one.

Jen said...

18.

lime said...

wow, this is a tough one to guess. you clearly have a penchant for potentially self destructive activity. i'm going to guess #1. that just sounds too far out.

Sarah said...

I am going to go with #1. I watch the Deadliest Catch and I am pretty sure I didn't see you on there. LOL

QuirkyLoon said...

Count my vote for #1.

Make it so.

Quickroute said...

#12
....but I'd like to see a reattempt at #9 with beer this time

Memarie Lane said...

Heck, I only lived in Florida for three years, but I think I've got you beat on #7. :P

RED MOJO said...

Although jumping between two ships in a hurricane seems highly suspect, I would also say that the phrase "half a day" should be examined. Half a day meaning; I get up at 6 and go to bed at 10, so 8 hours is half the day? In which case you rode your bike for 8 hours at an average speed of 25mph which is very fast to do for eight hours, unless it is a very long downhill slope with the wind behind you! I'm going with the bike ride!

eve cleveland said...

ve,
Please make us a long post....we hang on your every word! Writ a book.
Eve

AngieSS said...

I say #4 is false. How the heck would you not find your car after everyone left when the movie was over?

At first I thought #9, but then I thought maybe you were replenishing after 200 mile bike ride or marathon.

Seriously, I have no idea. With the right person, all of these are plausible.

I hope #5 is true -- sorry. The thought of someone wiping their butt with poison oak cracks me up!

Tiggy said...

Technically you should be dead by now. Well done!

ChrisEldin said...

I say it's the marathon one. Unless you did this as a teenager and you were one skinny dude.
But I did click on your photo and enlarge it for the first time. You're quite the hottie! But not a marathon runner.

leelee said...

I am going to say [20. Made $7,000 cash overnight from a $200 investment which wasn’t gambling or illegal]

I'm not sure I really believe its false because I think you could have one all these...so perhaps its a trick question.

but..I'll say 20.

HUGS!!

angie said...

I'm going with 5. I think you are way too outdoorsey to mistake poison oak for something......non itchy.

Thinkinfyou said...

I say you didn't do any of the above ,and you are really just a delusional schizophrenic that found a computer somewhere on the psych ward and decided to start a blog posing as some sort of super hero.
I'm right aren't I?

Serena said...

This is hard. I'm guessing it's the umpteen glasses of water, but I'm probably wrong. Or it could be the grizzly bear. They don't usually take too well to polite hellos, and you're still here, so that makes sense.:)

Bee said...

I'm saying #20 is the false one because I love all the rest!

monica said...

well, if anyone had any doubts before, now they don't: you are NOT the ordinary kind of guy... but in a good way off course... hmf - my guess would be....... 4. Not so much superhero over that one...'course neither is no 5..., but no I'd say 4. Definitely no 4.
:o)

Matt-Man said...

I'm sorry...There is no way in hell that you drove from Denver to Portland. That's just crazy talk. Cheers!!

Deb said...

I think you did every single one of those things once and then you retried.

Jeff said...

@ matt-man... driving from Denver to Portland is totally doable, that's only 1261 miles. I once drove non-stop from Harrisburg, PA to Alburqueque, NM (1830 miles) when I was on the road in a band. Of course I won't disclose any of the sleep-reducing "help" I took to make it possible.

lime said...

i'm feeling pretty good about my guess if for no other reason than it is technically impossible to jump from ship to ship during a hurricane in the bering sea.

http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF17/1774.html

padraig said...

#13. For no particular reason except that a bunch of these fit into four lump categories (things VE has done while fishing, things VE has done while drunk, things VE has done in a car, and things VE has done while training for a X-marathon). It seems to be the fish out of water.

The 22 glasses of water is biologically possible but not a good idea, unless it was after you were stranded in the Mojave.

padraig said...

@ Lime

Ooo, hm. Didn't think of that!

VE said...

lime, lime, lime. Ha ha. You are being so technical...remember, this is VE we're talking about. He might be using the 'literal' sense of the word hurricane. Or not...

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I'm going to guess this:

7. Been right in more than one of the top 15 strongest storms ever recorded

Because it makes no sense to me. Been right about what? Were you a game show contestant and got more than one answer correct?

Ohhhhh, maybe you meant that were caught in more than one storm....Well, too late to change my guess. I'll stick with it.

Annie Ha said...

I'll pick #5. Mostly because it hasn't been picked yet.

The Dunce said...

1. I jumped between two ships in the Bering Sea during a hurricane

My grandmother once jumped during a tornado and, well, we miss her. I can't imagine a hurrican would treat you much better....

MJ said...

I'm going to go with #18.

If you really did do that, well, kudos. I've always had the dream of making people shit their pants as they dive out of the way of my careening Honda...