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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm a Liar--meme

Jenna at Cranberry Corner tagged me with this one. The game is that I'm going to list 4 things about me, one of which is a lie. You're job is to guess which one is a lie. I'm gunna make a contest out of it and offer a free book (Earning Eternity or Tempest Tossed) to one of those that are correct. I'll enter all the names of winners into a drawing and have my 5 year old pick a winner. So be sure to make a guess.

I should warn you that I'm a very very good liar, it's why I write fiction :-)


1) I once met Harrison Ford--well, met might be a strong word since he didn't tell me who he was and I didn't tell him who I was. He has his own plane and sometimes stops as the airport in a little town called Milford Utah where my parent's used to live. It's really a podunk airport, but it was a good mid-stop for small planes leaving California and celebrities liked to stop there because they didn't get mobbed (John Travolta stops there sometimes too). My brother's friend's dad owned the airport and called my brother to give a guy a ride--he'd just radioed in--to the Chinese restaurant in town. There is nothing to do in Milford Utah, so I went with my brother and we picked up this guy. The sad part--my brother didn't know who he was at all and I was unsure enough that I didn't say anything--he looks a lot older in real life--later that day the whole town was buzzing about it. I couldn't believe I didn't trust my gut.

2) Ten years ago, my husband and I had never had a real vacation and we finally decided to go on one cause this travel agency by our house was giving a great deal. We used our credit cards now and again, but never for purchases we couldn't pay off in 30 days. But we were desperate to go on this trip so we charged the whole thing and had a good time in Mazatlan. The next month, I get the bill and it shows the charge AND a credit for the exact same amount. I called the credit card company and it turns out they had this program where every transaction made goes into a monthly drawing and then they pull out a few charges to credit back to the person. Somehow, our charge for the entire vacation package was drawn. We went to Mexico for free.

3) My husband and I went to Costa Rica on vacation about five years ago, and one night took a taxi to this little casino--little means about 4 tables. We're the only people there and figured we'd either lose or make $40 before we left--we are both great blackjack players, though we don't do it very much. We ended up winning over $800--enough to pay for the hotel stay for the entire six days we were there. They actually made us leave, telling us they closed an hour before they really did. We stayed in Costa Rica for free.

4) I once babysat for a woman who had a ten year old son named Mike. He was named after her first husband, Mike, but they divorced and she'd married another man by the name of Mike. Her second husband had a tradition that the first son is always named after the father, hence, this man was named after his father and grandfather--all named Mike. The woman I babysat for was pregnant and scared to death that it would be a boy; her husband was insisting that they would name it Mike, even though she already had a son with that name. Sure enough, she had a boy, and they named him Mike. So she had an ex-husband, a husband, a father-in-law, a grandfather-in-law and two sons named Mike. I think she also had a brother named Mike, but I can't remember for sure. Incidentally, I have a brother named Mike as well.

So, what do you think? Which one is a lie? I'll wait one week for the answers to file in. AMENDMENT: Because I got such fast responses, I'll answer it on Friday, November 2 :-) Thanks for playing.

As to who I'm gunna tag--let's tag Kathleen, Julie Wright, Traci Abramson & Carole Thayne Warburton.

27 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

I'm gonna guess #2. As the first to comment, I won't tell my reaons . . .

Luisa Perkins said...

My guess is #3.

You're GOOD.

Marcia Mickelson said...

I will guess the gambling in Costa Rica is not true.

Holly said...

I'm going with #1.

You're really good!

Deb said...

#3

Jen said...

Ooh you're good! I think the #1 is a lie.

Kate said...

I'm guessing #3 as well.

Karlene said...

#2

Tamra Norton said...

#2--the credit card one. That's just too good to be true.

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I'm guessing #3

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

wow, josi, you are good at this!

my guess is number 3

i would like to thank the academy for this tag and will write it sometime soon girl :) kathleen

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

wow this was hard to guess josi!

thefoxkids said...

i'm guessing #2 but YOU ARE GOOD!

Don said...

I've got to pick #3.

Janette Rallison said...

Ohhh, you are a good liar. I'm going with #3 though. Gambling never pays off.

newnorth said...

I'm gonna go with #4 just because no one has guessed that yet (unless they do before I hit enter)

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

I'm guessing #2 as well. You're right, you're an excellent fiction writer, but I find it hard to believe a credit card company would do ANYTHING that nice.

Carole Thayne said...

I'm thinking it's the credit card story--although the gambling story sounds more far-fetched to me, I'm still going to stick with the credit card story. And if I don't win I'm going to toilet paper your house. I know where you live and besides it has lots of trees and it's been a really long, long time since I've done that.

A. Riley said...

You are good. I'm going to go with #3 being the lie.

Kimberly said...

I'm tempted to pick the Mike one, but I'm going to bet against the gambling spree in Costa Rica.

Gamila said...

I'm going to go with #2

Pezlady said...

My guess is #3. I don't know why. And I am actually NOT being a copycatter this time. I just don't think you are a gambler. at all.

Heather B. Moore said...

#2????

Sandra said...

I'm guessing #3 as well.

Karlene said...

Hey, you won my Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway prize at Read Signature Scents for posting a button in your sidebar. :)

tegdirb92 said...

I'm going to go with #1 but they are all really great stories :)

Jenna said...

I guess #2. Thanks for playing!