First off, thank you to all who guessed. I had a great time reading your comments. I was tempted to leave this up for another day, but that would be pandering. Not that i'm above pandering.
9.5 people guessed #1 (the half person is Sanjay, who couldn't make up his mind.)
3 people guessed #2
5 people guessed #3
5 people guessed #4
6.5 people guessed #5
Turns out you people are pretty smart. #1 is the lie. Although my best friend did swallow a straight pin and had surgery and spent a week in the hospital. It was an accident, and i had nothing to do with it. I think she was sewing and was holding a pin in her mouth, and something happened, and oopsie.
#2 is totally true. I named her Mavis Cannister and she was half black, a quarter native american and a quarter hispanic. The first line of one of the poems i wrote went "I fly high below the earth." I reported that she had been hit by a garbage truck when she was 26. My teacher's comment, after i read "her" poems to the class was, "Too bad she died before she had a chance to express herself."
#3 happened when i was 15 and was spending the summer with another family. They had let about 6 of us out with a car. It was beyond stupid and gloriously fun.
#4 read all about it here . I wrote about it, but that was before anyone read my blog.
#5 is true. I was angry, but scared and broke. So i walked to a shitty little pawn shop in Lake City and watched the guy do a test on the ring to see if it was really gold. We had paid a little less than $200 for the two rings 11 years ago. I probably got ripped off. But i was so depressed that i didn' t really care. It also had the Mister's name and our wedding date engraved on the inside, so it wasn't really fit for resale.