I’ve updated yesterday’s post to include the answers and am shocked that some of you think what you do about me. Am I really that outrageous?
I’ve seen this meme going around the blogosphere and thought I’d give it a go. This is a list of ten things about myself, one of which is false. A prize to the first person who gets it.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, this should be easy. Those that
thought they knew me know me in real life, don’t give away the answer, ok?
1. My television debut was at the age of six.
TRUE. I was in the peanut gallery of the Howdy Doody Show and was asked to stand up and sing ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’. I was struck dumb with stage fright, so the microphone moved on, allowing my best friend, Paula Lackner to shine. It was great.
2. I once had a conversation on the phone with Robert Duvall.
TRUE. It was a very short conversation, but for what it's worth: I worked at a private high school in Middleburg, VA and one day a girl got sick and after we called the ambulance, I called the mother. I knew she worked for Mr. Duvall, but I never thought HE would answer the phone. I could tell it was him as soon as he said hello and asked who I was speaking to (Bob Duvall). He went to get the girl's mother after I told him what had happened. And that's that.
3. At the age of 20, my boyfriend and I seriously considered hiking the Appalachian Trail.
TRUE. What? You’re surprised? (And he’s my husband now).
4. I sang Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Fever’ at a karaoke bar one night to loud applause.
FALSE. I almost did. I was in a karaoke bar where some of my friends were singing, but I couldn’t do it. A couple more drinks, and the answer may have been different.
5. My favorite cocktail is Yukon Jack and fresh grapefruit juice on the rocks.
TRUE. Oh, so true. I even wrote a post about it [link]. Not that I condone drinking, mind you.
6. I once participated in a food fight with nuns.
TRUE. Same high school as mentioned above. I’d never met anyone like this group of sisters. Things were different in Virginia, I guessed. At the end of the school year, a celebration was held on the front lawn of the convent and the faculty were all in attendance as well as the board of directors. Crabs were served and I’d never seen so many. Everything was excellent.
At the end of the evening, with just about 25 of us left, one of the nuns picked up some food and threw it at the athletic director. Just for fun. He threw it back and before you knew it, it was an all-out food fight. It was insane but a huge amount of fun, because throwing food is really bad and nuns were doing it.
7. You can dress me up, and you can take me out.
TRUE. As comfortable as I am in jeans and a sweater, I love getting dressed up and going out. I don’t do it that often so it’s sort of special.
8. I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up.
TRUE. We all want to be something when we grow up.
9. The first car I bought for myself was a Fiat Sport Coupe.
TRUE. My parents helped me buy my previous car, but I bought this one myself, from my future brother-in-law. It was always breaking down, but I had a boyfriend who kept it on the road.
10. I can build a fire.
TRUE. Just hand me the matches.
I’ll put the answers up tomorrow. Until then, my friends . . .
PS: I’ll post the winner when I post the answers tomorrow.