Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The Creative Writer Blogger Award
It's time to come clean and tell you which items on my list are truths and which are lies. I'm going to do this Stephanie Thornton-style, showing you my list again, but this time with commentary.
Here we go:
1. Just after making the cut for the 1984 U.S. Olympic team (equestrian), I fell off my horse and dislocated my shoulder. I was dropped from the team. Since the Olympics took place in L.A. that year and I lived in L.A. County, I was able to go and cheer on my friends. Lie! Reality: I took horseback riding lessons in eighth grade and loved the Black Stallion series. Is it just me or is my truth slightly less impressive than my Olympics whopper? ;)
2. My mom and a few friends met JFK. Even though he only talked to them for a few minutes, a photo of them together came out in a magazine about twenty years later. Truth! Isn't that way cool?! My mom, from Boston, was a nurse. She was with some of her friends who were also nurses. Someone was rushing Mr. Kennedy (I believe it was just before or just after he became president) along, but he said he first wanted to talk to the group of nurses from Boston. He was very friendly and sweet, talked with them a few minutes, then left for wherever he was headed. Years passed. We all knew the story from my mom, but it was wild when a picture popped up in a magazine in the eighties!
3. When I was four, I modeled shoes for the Sears catalog. I did this for two months, but I got fired when I started throwing tantrums. Lie!
4. I performed in three parades at Disneyland. Truth! Our high school marching band, drill team, tall flag team, and rifle squad performed there every winter. I guess this is where I tell you that I twirled a rifle in high school. Don't laugh--our uniforms were pretty cute. Well, our competition uniforms were completely dorky, but we wore cheerleader-style uniforms to football games. Anyway, after performing in the parade, we had free admission for the rest of the day!
5. My cousin Paul played a corpse on NCIS in 2008. Lie! And who the heck is Cousin Paul?!
6. I have a bobblehead collection. Some of my favorites: Rodney Dangerfield (CADDYSHACK edition), the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese dinosaur, and thin Elvis. Lie! My son owns a few sports bobbleheads, but that's about it.
7. They had to stop the escalator at Mall of America because my shoelace got caught. Lie! But couldn't you totally see that happening to me?
Now that I'm done with the award, you can trust me again. Honest. :)