Sunday, October 11, 2009

2 Truths and a Lie, 2nd Edition

Ok…time for the second edition….these are harder to come up with than I originally thought. Please play along, post your own and then come back and link up. It’s kind of like that old TV game show To Tell the Truth….

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’…

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.

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.


NOW! Your turn. Invent your own, or just guess these. Post on your own blog and link back up. Answers for these will be up on Tuesday. Have fun!

5 comments:

Kelly Combs said...

Lies:
Brushes - #3
Follies - #1
Sporty - #3

Fun game!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Grr. Too late again.
Lies:
Brushes: #2
Follies: #1
Sporty #1

May I say, and I'm not sure how you will take this, but I think you are a good liar!

Email me Saturday to remind me to post on Monday, will ya?

My ADHD Me said...

OK. This one is harder than last time.
Celebrity-I want to say #3 but it is so far fetched that I feel like it might just be true. SO I'm guessing #1.

Toddlers- I've been there on the Walmart thing...well, I wasn't there THAT same day that you were and I probably was at a different Walmart....But I've been there. My guess is #3.

Sports- We had a girl on my team that did the exact same thing. It was the only basket she made all season, I felt bad for her but being a typical 7th or 8th grader I was SI relieved it wasn't me. My guess is #1. You don't strike me as the type that would pass on the olympics due to fingernails....then again, they DID cost alot. OK, I'm sticking with it anyway. #1.

These were hard. I got 2 out of 3 last time. Don't think I did as well today!

My ADHD Me said...

You know, I don't think I ever got my picture taken back when I worked for Mr Dunderbak's.
Pity, eh?

But I am quite sure that I didn't look like the girl I had on my post..haha

My ADHD Me said...

I think a road trip would be awesome!
i have issues with finding help to watch the kids...opps. just one now, but I'm sure I could work out something with lots of notice.