Friday, November 03, 2006

Lying liar

Everything i say is a lie. (Picture exploding computers from old Star Trek episodes.)

I was tagged for this meme by Cat from Princess in Galoshes.

I've made a list of 5 things I've done in my life, one of which is a lie. You get to guess which one is the lie. Please leave your guesses in the comments. I will reveal the truth in a day or so.

1.) I convinced my best friend in the 5th grade to swallow a straight pin. She had to have emergency surgery to remove it, and spent a week in the hospital.

2.) When asked to report on an obscure ethnic poet in the 11th grade, i made up the poet, her life story, and the poems. I got an “A”.
3.) I broke into the pool of a Rotary Club in San Francisco in the middle of the night and went skinny dipping.

4.) I put a whole dead fish underneath the back seat of my brother’s car because i was so angry with him. He had to sell the car.
5.) I sold my first wedding ring to a pawn shop for $11. I told everyone that i had thrown it into a lake.


I am tagging Marsha at Family Adventures and De over at Sober Briquette.


Update: Thanks so much to those of you who sent good thoughts. My friend's father's surgery went well. He should be home in a few days.

32 comments:

Josephine said...

#5 is the lie.

Princess in Galoshes said...

If #2 is true, you are my hero forever and ever.

I'll guess #4 is the lie, because: EW, but I really have no idea.

kerewin said...

I think #1 is the lie, don't they sort of hope those things pass all the way through?

In reality I am torn, they all seem plausible and I would prefer to sit and talk with you for a few hours over coffee before making my decision. :)

Bob said...

#1 is the lie - only because I would still feel guilty about that today had I done that and I wouldn't wish that on you.

Maggie said...

I'm voting number three. Not that you don't seem like you wouldn't but it doesn't sound as much of a leap as the others, and you seem like a leaper.

urban-urchin said...

I'm with Bob- #1.

daufiero said...

I'm choosing #1. It's either the lie or it was a pivotal point in your ethical development.

This might take me a few days. I'm a bad liar.

Mignon said...

I'm guessing the Rotary club one. I don't believe there's a Rotary Club with a pool anywhere. They're a bunch of cheap old bastards. (Except when they give a bunch of money to Childrens' hospitals and sent me to Japan for 3 months. Other than that, cheap!)

Maya's Granny said...

Number 5. Surely you could have gotten more than $11.

Thailand Gal said...

I would guess #2. :)It seems a teacher would know how to verify these things.


Peace,

Thailand Gal

LazyLazyMe said...

#2 is waaay to easy to be a lie.

Ummm...how could he sell a car if it smelled so bad?

so #4

Lucia said...

I'm guessing #1 is the lie too. You're complicated and adventurous, though, and I wouldn't be surprised if I'm wrong.

holly said...

My guess is #5, because if you were angry enough to get rid of it, you would probably have been angry enough to do something harsher than pawning it.

I have to say, though, that #1 seems kind of lie-able, too.

katie-q said...

Having done something very similar to #2, I'm sure that one is true.

I'm going to guess #4, who would buy a car that smelled like dead fish?

Norma said...

I'm guessing #2 is a lie.

I got here through nablopomo randomizer.

jen said...

i am going w/ five. i sense you are far more passionate than selling the ring permits.

SUEB0B said...

I am with Maggie and Mignon. #3, because it sounds like such an innocent prank to do...and I know you better than that.

caro said...

I have to go with the fish in the car. The rest I absolutely believe.

Mother of Invention said...

#1 is the lie....I can't believe a kid would do that and that they'd operate.

chirky said...

I'm here via the NaBloPoMo randomizer. This is my first time reading you, which makes guessing which is a lie a tad difficult.

I'm going with Number One though, because I can't imagine a 10 year old swallowing a straight pin. OUCH.

liv said...

I'm going to go with #3 as the lie. no real reason, except it seems very 'Ya-ya' or something that doesn't jive with me.

lildb said...

#3. for the reasons Mignon already gave. (I was an exchange student thanks - yeah, thanks a *lot* - to Rotary International. I know about Rotary. Come to think of it, so does Mignon. yeah. it's DEFINITELY #5.)

awesome list, man.

lildb said...

dude. are my fingers broken? first I say #3, explain my choice, then finish by saying #5? wow. I need sleep worse than I thought.

so. to recap. #3.

geez.

Penny said...

#3

D_Man said...

It's number 2.

Lucia said...

OK, I'm dying to see your next post to find out the answer.

Holly Capote said...

I'm hoping it's number 1, 'cause it's so horrible, but number 5 seems a more likely lie, since a wedding ring is worth more 11 bucks.

Sanjay said...

I think #1 is the lie but my gut tells me it's #5. So do I get 2 entries? ;-)

sari said...

I think it's the fish story. It's always the fish story!

I'm glad your friend's Dad is doing well!!

SparklieSunShine said...

I am going to guess #1 also.

Tay said...

I'm gonna say #5. I believe you, I just think you got a different amount for it.

Mama P said...

#1. It's too casually put out there. She'd have needed way more than surgery. (If this is not a lie, I want a post on it.)