Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2 Truths # 2 Reveal you go. See how well you did:

Brushes with Celebrity
1. I once sat next to Grant Goodeve (the oldest--and best looking--son on 8 is Enough) and his wife on a flight. Bad thunderstorm, she was hysterical. I thought I’d have to slap her a la’ Airplane.

2. I was an extra in Convoy. They didn’t pay us, but gave us hotdogs, beer and coke. It was really, really hot. I was about 5 yards from Ali McGraw and Kris Kristofferson. The scene was at the end of the movie when they rolled into town in their big convoy. You can’t see me in the crowd. But I was there.

3. Sandra Bullock commuted to Albuquerque while making a move back in the early 90’s. She was a regular on our red-eye flight and once brought me cookies that she had baked. My husband still thinks she is really h-o-t-t. I still think Kris Kristofferson is, but the man can’t even speak on key. Brilliant lyricist tho’…
# 3 is the lie. This is one of those half-truths. Do ya'll remember The Facts of Life, with Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Garrett)? Well, SHE was a regular on one of our flights for a period of time and SHE brought me cookies. Probably more believable than Sandra Bullock, huh? Yep, Mrs. Garrett brought me cookies. I heart Mrs. Garrett.

Toddler Follies
1. My youngest son once cleaned the toilet with his sister’s toothbrush. When I explained to him that he was using the wrong tool and showed him the toilet brush, he complied. He then used about ½ a bottle of shampoo to clean the toilet with. It took about 5 flushes for the bubbles to go away, but the toilet was real shiny, boss.

2. My oldest son did not have many temper tantrums. But when he did, woo-boy! Once at Wal-Mart he actually laid down in the crosswalk of the parking lot, kicking and screaming and refusing to move. At the time, I had 3 children. Amy was only about 6 weeks old, Caleb wasn’t quite 2 and Tyler was 4. I was afraid to spank him when we got back to our van, because we were trying to sell it at the time and had our phone number plastered all over it. We had to run a couple more errands and when we got home, he asked if he was still getting a spanking. I had calmed down and forgotten. But he reminded me….

3. My middle son painted himself and his sister with Desitin one day. Then they had a baby powder party in the bedroom. Then they cried and cried and cried after I found them. Can you guess why? If you know of a way to remove zinc from carpet, you could probably be rich. I ended up tearing the carpet out and putting in tile…turned it into a play room.
Again, # 3 is the lie. I saw a picture of this once and it cracked me up. And it totally could've happened. Sigh.

Sporty Spice
1. I was on the gymnastics team in high school. I wasn’t very good, and I wasn’t very dedicated. I was also very tall. About the only thing I excelled on was uneven bars. I quit when they told me I had to cut my fake nails off. In 1978 it cost $20 to get fake nails put on. In 2009, it costs $19.95 for a new set of acrylics. I made $2.65 an hour at Montgomery Ward back then. I wasn’t cutting those nails off for anything.

2. I was a monster roller skater. I could disco, shoot the duck and jump down flights of stairs. I started out with the kind that clipped on to your shoes and you had to use a key to tighten/adjust them. I was the first kid on my block to get “shoe” skates. I once broke my mom’s clothesline off at ground level by grabbing in as I did a “slingshot” around it to the “dark side of the moon.”

3. In the 9th grade I was on my church’s basketball team. I was worse than awful. I made one basket the whole season. It was for the other team. Pitiful. Shameful. Not to mention the spindly white legs that went up to my neck, but at the time were oh, so unattractive. I can’t even imagine what got into me to consider it.
#1 is the lie. Seriously, y'all? Me? On a gymnastics team? I did have a set of fake nails in the 70's. I did pay the equivalent of a king's ransom for them. And when ANOTHER girl in my gymnastics class (for credit...only got a good grade because I dressed out every day) fell and popped off one of her fake nails and blood spurted rather impressively across the gym, I was persuaded to scale them back a bit. # 3 totally happened. And I can still skate. I got skillz.

IF I can come up with more stuff, I'll do this meme again...I know I have lots of stuff to lie about, but the reason I don't lie in real life is that my memory just isn't that good. Oh, well. Thanks for playing!


My ADHD Me said...

Well, I got 2 out of 3 again. Not too shabby.

I like this game. I want to get around to doing this one but lately I haven't had anything creative to write (aka, my last post haha) and haven't been as motivated. Time to get off my butt (ok, actually get ON my butt) and start writing!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Hey there!

I finally have recovered form vacation and am making the rounds to those who stopped by my blog while I was away!

I always love new visors and meeting new bloggers.

Thanks for stopping by.