Friday, August 16, 2013

2 Truths and a Lie

Ok, great fun today—Jenn at SomethingClever2.0   came up with an awesome Theme Thursday topic: 2 truths and a lie. We used to play this in college and the rules were simple—one person tells 3 stories or make 3 statements, 2 of them are true, 1 of them is a lie. Everyone else guesses which one is the lie…and if you’re wrong, DRINK!

Obviously, this is a little different than college but the basic principles are the same; 2 of the stories below are true and 1 is a lie. Put your guess in the comments!

I dropped out of veterinarian school.  If you’ve read my blog at all, you know I’m a little bit nuts about animals. When Opie and I started dating, I had 2 dogs, 2birds, and a cat.  I also fostered Chihuahuas for a rescue organization so occasionally had 2 or 3 other puppies in the house.  I’m a little obsessed.

So, right after I got my bachelor’s degree, I decided to go to veterinarian school.  It was an epic disaster.  I love animals but the thing about all medicine is that sometimes you have to cause a little pain to start the healing process.  And I got too emotional. I couldn’t even draw blood without crying. 

A situation not helped by the fact that I hate blood with the fire of a thousand suns.  The sight of it makes me woozy and the smell of it makes me want to throw up.
“You’ll get used to it,” the teachers said.
But I didn’t…so I left vet school and became a teacher instead…which was a much better choice. 

I’ve seen a UFO.  It was in college and my friend Kelly & I had gone to Worlds of Fun for the day.  Not for fun, though, but for this whole service project/fundraiser mess for our sorority.  We had to work at one of the food service stations and it was a nightmare.  After 8 hours of lugging big bins of hot dogs and fried chicken around the park, more energetic girls decided to stay and ride the rides. Kelly and I, on the other hand, ran for her car like we’d been shot from a gun.  And as we were driving through the middle of nowhere Missouri, we saw it.  2 bright lights in the distance surrounded by smoke that flashed red several times, rose slightly into the air, whirled around and disappeared. 

“What the hell was that?” I demanded.
“Well, it wasn’t a UFO.”  Kelly said quickly.  “Because only crazy people see UFOs.”

And I can’t think of any other explanation…but we’ve never talked about it again.

I’ve been to the Oval Office.  My mom’s best friend is married to a secret service agent.  When I was  a kid, we went to visit them in Washington D.C. Frank took us all over the city and got us into all the cool monuments, buildings etc.  Because I was just a kid, the thing that I thought was super cool then was the fact that, since we were with Frank, we didn’t have to wait in any of the lines – even at the White House. Frank would show his credentials and we just walked right in. 

But now that I’m older, the thing I think was coolest was that we could go places that weren’t on the regular tour.  And since the president was out of the country at the time (and no, I won’t say which one because that would give away my age J) we could go to the Oval Office.  We couldn’t go in and meander around, of course, but we got to see it.

So, what do you all think? Which one is a lie?  Put your guess in the comments and if you're wrong, DRINK!
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