Fibbing Friday

Di is the host:

1.  What would you do if you found yourself seated next to a disgraced member of the  family? Build a large napkin barricade with my utensils and ask for extra straws to extend the barricade high enough in the air so that I couldn’t see their face.
2.  How would you react if you were subjected to ‘Hatgate’? That is someone with a monstrous hat being seated in front of you. Laugh right in their face and ask them if they really wanted to share their hat with me
3.  Photographs are not allowed, but you have a plan to take pictures………. what is it? I am going to wear what looks like an audio device for my “hearing impairment” but it will really be a small camera.
4.  The person on your left has fallen asleep. How would you wake them discreetly ? Pull out a few strands of my hair and tickle them under their nose until they woke up either to scratch or sneeze
5.  The grand entrance occurs and something is not quite right from your point of view. What is it? The leader of ceremonies has toilet paper stuck to the bottom of their shoe
6.  After the service, it’s time for the buffet. Not quite sure where you’ re supposed to go, what do you do? Slip in right where we take a plate, acting like I am talking to someone and not realizing that there may be a starting point
7.  Making small talk over the canapés is awkward. What do you do to make it less so? Invite the others around me to play “I Spy”
8.  Time for the Speeches and they seem to go on for hours. What do you do to keep awake? Nothing, everyone else is bored out of their minds too, no one notices that I close my eyes for a bit
9.  You are suddenly asked to say a few words at the podium. How do you react? I smile and thank everyone for coming today and hope they enjoy the event I put together.
10.  It has been a tiring experience and you catch 40 winks in a quiet corner. When you wake up, the venue is in darkness. What do you do? Close my eyes and sleep for a little longer while I have the place to myself.

Fibbing Friday

Join in here:

What came before the big bang? the little spark
What did Galileo drop off the tower of Pisa? a heavy paper weight
Is a Cartesian bear similar to a polar bear? Yes, except they are not white
What did Newton say when the apple landed on his head? what the *#@$*
Why did Columbus think the world was round? because the best things in life have curves
What was Heisenberg uncertain about? speaking English
What was the name of Schrödinger’s cat? Cat-er-shlogan
When a photo finish decides the winner of a race, did they change the outcome by measuring it? no, photo machines are not rigged
What is the God particle used for? keeping people honest
Is the theory of everything all you need to know? obviously, yes, it incorporates everything

Fibbing Friday

Di is the host of Fibbing Friday where you are encouraged to lie!

This week I am inviting you to suggest or invent authors for these (I think) fictitious books.

1. The Mystery by Wanda Findout
2. Dances with The Wolverine Red Capison
3. Who killed Roland Rabbit Miyo Coondog
4. The Taming of the Crew Desord Uffear
5. Far from the Maddening Crowd Tom Depeeper
6. The Golden Crown Lotsam Onny
7. Up, Up and Away Izzy Updear
8. Bottoms Up Al Colism
9. For Whom the Bell Tinkles Gram Manonny
10. A Dog’s Day Izzen Inhell

Friday Fictioneers: Finally Found

Rochelle hosts Friday Fictioneers here:

Tony pulled up to the curb slowly, not wanting to risk having a small child run in front of the car. When you stopped at these roadside tag sales you never knew what you would find and if they had a big section of used toys you would usually find a few kiddos running wild. He was looking for a shelf for the kitchen. Nothing too big, nothing too wide or fancy, just something to hold the spices and maybe a few dressings.

Getting out of the car, Tony started scanning the sale to see where he might find this kitchen shelf when he saw it. He stopped, almost feeling like he might pass out, as if in a dream state. Sitting on an old whicker chair sat the old violin, his old violin, that his granny had given him when he graduated college. He hadn’t necessarily loved the ornate design but granny had had it painted special for him and for that he loved it. When he had moved into his new place he had left a few boxes at his parents house, figuring he would get them at some point that he had the room. He didn’t know that they would have a clean-out day and donate all of the “stuff” in the garage. When he realized what he had left in that “stuff” he was heartbroken.

Tony walked over to the violin, almost as if to not catch anyone’s attention, feeling like if he caught someone’s attention they would want the violin and snatch it away first. Picking up the beautiful instrument he could feel the tears welling behind his eyes and his throat starting to get tight as he held back his emotions.

The guy running the tag sale walked over. “Hey, what do you think of that old thing? My mom had picked it up at some thrift shop thinking I would love it but its a little too girlie for me. Do you play?”

“Um, well, sort of,” Tony stammered, now that he knew the guy thought it to be too girlie he didn’t want to admit it was his. “My niece is starting to play and her birthday is coming up. I’m her Godfather too so I wanted to give her something really special.”

“Well, I was asking $25 but if you really want it you can have it for $20. It would be nice to know someone loves it. I won’t play it,” the guy said laughing.

Tony took his wallet out of his pocket and took out a twenty-dollar bill. He handed it to the tag sale guy and nonchalantly walked away, not wanting to show this guy how ecstatic he really was. Getting into the car he laid the violin on the front seat next to him and smiled. “Thank you, Granny, I love it!”


This story is pure fiction but I wrote it after remembering a story my dad told me a long time ago. Apparently, he, Tony, had a beautiful violin, something expensive and a brand that most violin enthusiasts would know. He loved it and cared for it, as he learned to master playing it. One day he took it to a music shop to get tuned and cleaned properly. He picked it up and put it near the music stand in his living room. He didn’t play it again for quite a while, not really recalling why. He did remember that when he opened the case the next time it was NOT his beautiful instrument. The shop had switched it out with a typical, store-bought brand that was sort of cheap, maybe the kind for beginners who don’t want to put a ton of money into the playing until they were sure they liked it. He had been heartbroken and he never played again. It still breaks my heart to think of that.

Fibbing Friday 24th February

You can join in by writing a post with your answers and tag it #FibbingFriday.

Here are some familiar words but can you make up new definitions for them?
1.   Silicone An icecream cone made specifically with a hole in the end so anyone eating it has a big drip of icecream on their shirts. The person who invented this thought it was funny.
2.   Fluff the bit of flour that rises in the air from the bowl when you add flour to wet ingredients
3.   Loofah What someone in Boston says when asked where the bathroom is
4.   Caddy a male cat
5.   Pedantic a new quick step dance move
6.   Tangent The guy at the beach that looks like he should work there but he really only goes everyday to people watch
7.   Muffler The bad guy in a criminal duo who is in charge of shutting people up and then tying thier hands around their backs
8.   Calamity The pretentious term for Clam Chowder
9.   Archive excema on the bottom of the foot
10. Fortify the number after 44

Conspiracy: Compilation 01/27/2023

You live in a world where no Gods exist
where fantasy’s real and wishes will die
Nefarious creatures you face by the dozens
to do nothing more than than leer and tell lies.
But how do you yield to a power so bold
To lurch to the front of this crowd?
Without leaving truths spun so even and fine
yet speak in harsh words so terribly loud.
Time to throw in the towel, leave through the door
put the past far from that part of your mind
Of course the best path to take this time ’round
Verify any old clues you can easily find.

©2023 CBialczak

throw in the towel
lurch, leer, face
You live in a world where no Gods exist

Fibbing Friday 30th December 2022 – a day late…better late than never!

Di took my idea and of course, I have to try my go at it but I am more anxious to see what everyone else wrote!

1. What is a dentist? The appraiser at the autobody shop
2. What is a paralegal? a girls best friend, always walking side by side
3. What is a Nanny? a goat herder
4. What is an auditor? The docent at a car museum in Germany
5. What is a programmer? The person who checks written work for correct noun/verb usage
6. What is a cartographer? Someone who studies vessels used for carrying things
7. What is a musician?
8. What is a cordwainer? A doctor who specializes in ED and other “male” issues
9. What is a taxidermist? The person who washes taxis with a soft sprayer and cotton cloth
10. What is a penciller? Someone who rules 5 countries at one time

I couldn’t think of anything for #7!

Fibbing Friday: 12/23/2022

Here we go then:

What were these carols about?

1. Away in a Manger people hiding from the police
2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing becoming publicly famous
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem Ode to a small town that otherwise would get no notoriaty
4. Silent Night. instructions on staying quiet at night
5. While Shepherds Watched This was taken off the air for the lewd contents, but previously it was the theme song to a porn video

Part 2:

What were these songs really about?

6. Mistletoe and Wine kissing and getting drunk
7. Jingle Bell Rock The meeting place for Santa’s elves should they get lost
8. Walking in a Winter Wonderland When Memphis got its first big snowfall
9. Santa Baby someone crying because Santa didn’t bring any gifts
10. Frosty the Snowman a Yeti

Fandango’s Flashback Friday — December 9th

So this is from December 10th, 2020. It seems like when I finally remember to do Friday Flashback that is the one day that I have no posts, and most of you know I post/blog almost every day!

The Way I Feel

The way you look at me each day 
sends shivers up my spine 
I love your eyes and sexy voice 
The way your hand holds mine 

The joy you bring to me each day 
makes my heart just skip a beat 
You make me quiver in my shoes 
and knock me off my feet. 

Seeing you with me each day 
makes me jubilant and fine 
I’m glad that you have me to love 
and that I have made you mine.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Fibbing Friday 12/9/2022

Let’s re-write the movies this week.

Who could have been the stars of these blockbusters?

1. The Great Escape Nemo

2. The Glass Mountain Dale Chihuly

3. The Deer Hunter Santa Claus

4. Logan’s Run Forrest Gump

5. Terms of Endearment The Dali Lama

6. Look Who’s Talking Trump

7. For Whom the Bell Tolls The Grinch

8. Joan of Ark RuPaul

9. The Thirty Nine Steps Lynyrd Skynyrd

10. The Mouse Trap Halle Berry