Monday, February 28, 2011

The Crusader Challenge -- Revelation!

Okay, time to fess up. The Crusader Challenge Blog from Thursday the 24th contained several requirements. I'll list them below and tell you how I fulfilled them.

We had to use the random words, "bloviate," "fuliguline," "rabbit," and "blade."
"Bloviate" actually is a word and, according to my source, is enjoying a come-back from it's heyday in 1890. It means to talk aimlessly and boastingly. I believe I used it correctly in the sentence; "I will resist the urge to bloviate endlessly about my "fascinating" life …"

I have no clue what "fuliguline" means, but chose to use it as an adjective. I suspect Rach made the word up. Fess up Rach!

"Blade" was what I hoped you wouldn't stab your computer with due to my aimless and boastful yammering.

And "Rabbit"… you know, the one I didn't want the eagle to eat…well, I really and truly do have one. She's cute, soft, and pretty fierce. I don't think the eagle would fare well in the encounter.

My secret? Blush. I rarely admit to being a Cheerios-lover. It's true. My family turns a blind eye. I was so happy to see all those Cheerios commercials with adults eating them. Made me feel, well, almost normal.

Sadly, habitual Cheerios eating is also one of my annoying habits. My family turns a … well you get the idea.

One of my best character traits is my dependability. Which, of course, feeds into the whole Cheerios-thing again.

And my interesting quirk is…NO! Not the Cheerios! Okay, I'll admit, it's kind of quirky, but I refer to my stop-what-I'm-doing-and-stare-in-awe reaction each time I see an eagle. They take my breath away!

One of my favorite things in the whole world is to gaze at the mountains, and that brings me to ….

The LIE.

I cannot see the mountains from my house. Sad, but true.


  1. ***waves back*** I used to ride too! Until a painthorse by the name of Bugsy threw me onto my ribs...

  2. (bows)(one must bow to royalty!) Hi Samantha! Sorry to hear about your ribs! Horses tend to live up to their names! I had one in training once called "High Tension Storm" ...and he was -- what were the owners thinking???

  3. Loved your reveal, Susan. For some reason, I now have a yen for Cheerios.:)

    Isn't bloviate a great word? I've been using it every chance I get. I just ignore the stares. As for fuliguline, it's way over my head, but it has something to do with waterfowl. I'd love to know how Rach came up with these.

  4. I couldn't even find fuliguline in the dictionary! I think Rach must be truly twisted to come up with these little tortures :)

  5. Those words that Rachel used were really original.

  6. The woman is an evil genius. I must use her in my next novel! Bwaaahahahahahaha.

  7. Hi - if you come by my place you'll find a surprise waiting for you

  8. Heyya fellow horse lover/crusader. Nice to meet ya. Love your blog, will visit often. So like your answers to the challenge. :)

    PS: I love cheerios too. Shhhhhhhhh