The other is 100+ Blog Party hosted by The Girl With One Eye at A Squirel Amongst Lions. She’s giving away a $20 Amazon gift card, so run…don’t walk.
Now, back to the business at hand. It seems nobody guessed my one truth (big surprise), but it was interesting to see how many of you gravitated to the lie that you most wanted to be true. There sure are a lot of romantics out there. Here’s the straight scoop.
1. I suffered a compound fracture in my left arm that necessitated 2 metal plates and 17 screws to put me back together. As a result, I’m always setting off the alarm in airport security and I’m required to carry a note from my doctor explaining the situation. False, but with some truth mixed in. I did break my arm and do have the hardware in my arm, but it doesn’t set off the metal detector at the airport.
2. I was driving a country road at night when a deer dashed in front of my car. I hit and killed it, causing substantial damage to my itty-bitty Nissan. Less than a minute after hitting the deer a pair of drag racing teenagers in their souped up cars came around the curve up ahead and nearly crashed into me. I’m still convinced today that if I hadn’t hit the deer, I would have ended up in a head-on collision with those boys. A complete fabrication. I did hit a deer once, but there were no other cars around.
3. Several years ago a friend of mine from work bet me $100 I couldn’t get in shape enough to finish a 5K charity run our company was taking part in. I took the bet. On the day of the race I ran the entire distance…except for the last ten feet. I didn’t finish the race because I was so grateful to her for pushing me to get back in shape that I couldn’t take her money. Another fib. I did run a 5K on a challenge, but there was no bet involved.
4. In high school, I used to have a problem with sleepwalking. I also used to babysit for parents in our cul-de-sac. Late one night when I was sitting for a family, I woke up standing outside on their front lawn. When I tried to get back into the house, I found I was locked out. When the parents showed up ten minutes later (lucky for me…cause it was cold out there), I told them I heard a noise and locked myself out when I went looking to see what it was. TRUE! If the parents hadn’t shown up when they did I was just about to knock on the kid’s window to let me in. I made sure to never fall asleep again while babysitting.
5. When we first moved to Arkansas, I lost my wedding band while we were boating. I figured it ended up on the bottom of the lake. Last year the family was boating again and my wife’s wedding ring came up missing. We frantically tore apart the boat searching for it. We found it wedged in a seat…right next to my wedding band. Our rings had found one another. Sorry ladies. This was the sentimental favorite, but it’s a lie. I did lose my ring in the lake, and my wife did lose her ring years later, but it was after the house flooded because of a busted water-hose.
6. I have a severe peanut allergy and I almost died one day when I used a product intended to remove earwax that unbeknownst to me contained peanut oil. Another complete fabrication, but interestingly enough there is peanut oil in some ear-wax removal products.
7. I am 55 years old. Close, but no cigar. I’ll be 54 in December.
That was fun. Thanks to everyone who gave it a shot. I’ll be back later this week to prep everybody for the Drunk at First Sight Blogfest hosted by Jon Paul this Sunday. I’ll be posting a scene that will serve as a bridge between my Love at First Sight entry and the coming one.