May 27, 2013

Answers to "Two Lies and a Truth"

Thanks to all who participated in the "Two Lies and a Truth" game! Here are the bare truths about me :) And congratulations to one of my best friends, Brianna for winning the game! (I will have a special gift for you when I see you Brianna! :) )

1. When I grew up, I wanted to be:
A. paleontologist
B. astronaut 
C. lawyer 
*When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut more than anything else. Space was my passion, and I was convinced going up into space would be the coolest thing ever. I was also convinced I would be among the first to live on one of the gas planets, like Jupiter. Hey, when you're a kid, you think anything is possible.
 2. In high school, I was involved in:
A. the dance team
B. yearbook staff
C. band 
*In high school, I was on the yearbook staff. I was involved with dance, but not for the actual high school team. I was involved with band up until high school, but I convinced myself that band wasn't a "cool" thing to do in high school. Shows you how smart I was. But I really did enjoy being on the yearbook staff. I'm grateful I was part of that. 
3. As a child, I believed in what the longest:
A. the Easter Bunny
B. Santa
C. Santa's elves
*For some reason, even when I stopped believing in Santa Claus, I was convinced his elves still existed and were watching my every move. I wanted to please them, and was convinced I saw them at one point. That's why I believed in them the longest :)
4. Up until what age did I believe "sniping" was a real thing?
A. 16
B. 8
C. 20
*One time a bunch of my friends got together to go "sniping." I was super excited and was convinced my team would be the first to find one. I should have guessed the whole thing was a farce, especially when we had to wear toothpaste on our faces to attract them. But, in my naive mind, I still wanted to catch one.
 5. In college, I worked as:
A. theater janitor
B. telemarketer
C. grocery store clerk
*In college, I was a theater janitor. It was actually one of my favorite jobs. After the movies let out for the night, I would go in and clean the two theater rooms, bathrooms, lobby. I loved the job because I did it at night and I didn't have to talk to anyone. I could just listen to my music and dance and clean to my heart's content. The free movies weren't too bad either :)
6. I once had a boyfriend who:
A. drove a yellow Corvette
B. dumped me for a guy
C. worked out at the gym more than spending time with me
*Alas, this is sadly true. I was 16 or 17 and he made it a public ordeal in front of his friends. It was an emotional day for me. I mean, it's one thing to be dumped, but for a guy? Man. My self esteem shot way down after that. Then I realized how completely ridiculous the whole situation was and got over it. 
7. The only bone I have ever broken is:
A. arm
B. collarbone
C. wrist
*I was a sophomore in high school when this happened. Up until that point, I was very proud of myself for not having any broken bones. But, during a friends' birthday party, we decided to play Red Rover. The opposite team had two of my guy friends, and I knew I couldn't break through them, so I cleverly decided to dive under their arms. That's when I heard a crack in my bones, and it felt like a fire spreading through me. It was one of the scariest things because I had no idea what had happened. 
8. In high school, I once:
A. skipped one class period to cry in the bathroom
B. accidently hit a car in the parking lot, and was so terrified I drove off
C. thought my lab partner was a complete loser and told him so
*This was not one of my proudest moments, but I was a freshman in my science class. I had one of those goof offs as my partner, who didn't care about doing anything. So one day, after having enough of his antics, told him I thought he was a complete loser and that he should be ashamed of the way he acted during school. My teacher overheard and just started laughing uncontrollably. My partner started laughing too and told me he thought I was the funniest girl he had ever met. Well, that's one way to put it. 
9. The scariest thing to happen to me in school was:
A. getting a bad paper cut on my hand. When asked to go to the nurse, I refused.
B. getting caught cheating on a test
C. having a tornado warning 
*One of the great things about growing up in Nebraska were the tornado drills we had to practice during school. And even though they were drills, I was still completely terrified. I would internally freak out when that tornado siren went off. Then one day in elementary school, the tornado drill was real, and I became a complete wreck. My parents were out of town, so my grandparents were at home with my brother. I sobbed to my teacher that I was worried about my grandparents not being able to handle a tornado and to take me home to them. My teacher assured me everything would be all right, especially my grandparents and brother. I wasn't convinced, but had to calm down. 

10. In college I contemplated on this major before deciding on English:
A. philosophy
B. business
C. nursing
*Shocking huh? Most people guessed philosophy. Well I thought having a business degree would be more beneficial in the long run, and get a great job. But I failed nearly every class that semester. It was horrible. So that's when I decided I was being a complete idiot, wasting time and money. So I switched to my love of English.