We’ve made it to that point in NaBloPoMo where we’re all going a little pygmy-brained.* So we start playing games to keep the writing assignments interesting. Yesterday was Five Truths and a Lie.
You know the game, right? You read all the statements and decide which one is false. There are no prizes if you choose correctly. We just make a mental note that you’re not easily lied to.
Here’s a recap of my statements from yesterday.
1) When I was pregnant with my first child, I craved blood and raw meat everyday.
2) During college, I supported myself working as a radio disc jockey and voice over talent.
3) I’m not afraid of spiders.
4) I was once on a malfunctioning roller coaster that left us stuck high up on a super steep incline for three terrifying hours.
5) In my spare time I create artwork from recycled hardware.
6) I once fell into an open septic tank.
Before I reveal the life, here’s a shout out to some wonderful blogging friends.
1) True! Thanks to an undiagnosed iron deficiency, I craved blood and red meat for most of my pregnancy with Andrew. My saintly husband would run to Safeway at midnight to buy the bloodiest London Broil he could find and I secretly worried that I was carrying a baby vampire.
2) True! I worked as a disc jockey and voice over talent during and after college. Some of my funnest** memories happened in a control room, goofing off behind the mic.
3) True! I’m not afraid of spiders. Nope. It’s not like we’re BFF’s, though.
5) True! I do make recycled junk art in my spare time. (Not necessarily good art, but art, nonetheless.)
6) True! When I was three and our family home was being built, we’d go out to the site every evening to check the progress. As my parents, siblings and I stood admiring our new septic tank which looked like a big mud pit to me, I got hyper, started jumping around and tumbled head-first into the brown murkiness. Thank God it was freshly dug and didn’t contain any…you know.
4) False! I hate roller coasters. Only ride them under extreme peer pressure. If one should malfunction mid-climb, my heart would undoubtedly malfunction also.
Only one person, my friend Sheree Styrlund, guessed correctly. Not only is she smart, she’s a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan. Love that gal!
*No offense to pygmies. I’m sure their brains are just as large as any other human species. It’s just a phrase that my family’s always said. Please don’t label me as a pygmy hater. I’ve never even met one.
**Funnest–Is that even a word?