Wednesday, January 4, 2006

The Truth Is...

This seemed fun, via Ji-in of Twice the Rice.

"So just for the helluvit, only 10 of the following 15 statements about myself are true":

1. I played center fullback (stopper) on my college soccer team.
2. I had part of my front tooth broken playing Little League.
3. I met Jerry Seinfeld at a Yankees game.
4. My first concert was the Beastie Boys.
5. My Master's Thesis explored the relationship between Aristotle and JFK.
6. I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.
7. I almost have my black belt.
8. I won a pool table and spa on the Price Is Right.
9. I tore my Achilles tendon.
10. I have backpacked through Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos.
11. My first car was a blue VW bus.
12. I don't like beer.
13. I saw J. Pederman (from Seinfeld) at LAX.
14. I published an essay in grad school on Willa Cather.
15. I know all the words to Public Enemy's "Fight the Power."

Can you guess which five aren't true? Go ahead and do your own list, I know you want to.


Ji In said...

These are tough. I'm taking a *wild* stab and guessing 12, 8, 7, 14 and 4.

Lee Herrick said...

Not bad at all...3 out of 5! (It was hard for me to even write the sentence for #12.)

Pris said...

hmm, my guess before seeing Barbara's was 1,8,5,12,13. If three out of her five were right, then I missed big time:-)

ok..Here are 15 for you to guess for me.
1. I saw Jerry Lee Lewis play the piano with his feet and rearend.
2. I loved to wear pretty dresses as a little girl.
3. A lifeguard deflowered me.
4. President Johnson wrote me a letter.
5. I prefer a wheel to a tiller in sailing.
6. I used to have a cat named Monster
7.I hate chocolate.
8.I travled from Boston to Florida on a 22 foot sailboat.
9. I still remember how to tapdance.
10. When I lived in Hawaii I loved three finger poi for lunch.
11. I know how to make a lei.
12. I played in a dance band.
13. I went to the Filmore West in San Francisco.
14. I saw Skinner debate Carl Rogers.
15. I've had an out of the body experience.

Lee Herrick said...

2 correct, Pris! not bad...but you get an extra point for agreeing with Ji-in correctly that I do, indeed, love a good dark beer now and then.

you're right that I never won a dime (or appeared) on The Price Is Right (despite my love for game shows).

For yours, I'm guessing 2, 7, 8, 10, and 11.

Pris said...

You got three right:-)..2, 7, and 10. I'll fess...4 and 5 are the others. I always liked a tiller because there was no lever system between you and the boat and the slightest movement or change came up from rudder to tiller and, I think, made sailing more of a connected experience. They're not practical for big sailboats, but for a 22 footer. Perfecto! That's what I made that six month trip in. Poi, you were right. I didn't like one finger poi, either. Just couldn't get the hang of the taste, but liked probably every other authentic Hawaiian dish I tried when I lived there.

(now when do you fess all of yours??:-)

Lee Herrick said...

On my list, 7, 8, and 12 are false. Last call for guesses...I'll tell all Monday night.

Lee Herrick said...

3, 7, 8, 11, and 12 are false. But I did see Seinfeld in concert last year, my wife has a brown belt (but I sure don't), my first car was an 81 Toyota pickup, and as I mentioned once before, I love a good dark beer now and again.

Lyle Daggett said...

On your list, I'm going to guess the false ones are 3, 6 7, 8, and 10. (No real basis for guessing any of these, other than vague notions of probability in general.)

Here's my list:

1. I lived for a short time in a trailer in a small town that later disbanded.

2. I was once two blocks from a tornado that touched down.

3. I was an extra in the Arnold Schwarzeneggar movie "Jingle All the Way."

4. I have a B.A. degree in The Art of Political Poetry.

5. I've never drunk coffee.

6. I received a hand-signed letter from Richard Nixon in reply to a letter I sent him.

7. My favorite musician is Joni Mitchell.

8. I survived (barely) falling through the ice on a lake in northern Minnesota in January when I was 19.

9. One of my favorite foods is pickled watermelon rind.

10. A poem of mine was once published translated into Greek.

11. I once wrote a fan letter to Kurt Vonnegut.

12. I've played Beethoven on the piano.

13. I was introduced (by a mutual friend) to Jessica Lange and Sam Shepherd in a bookstore in St. Paul.

14. My original declared major in college was Religious Studies.

15. I know the words to the "Internationale" in Russian, Tagalog, English, and the original French.

Lyle Daggett said...

Lee, I posted my guesses about your list before I read any of the other comments or your comment post with the correct answers. Turns out I got three right on your list.

That backpacking trip through Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos had to be just mind-blowing amazing.

Lee Herrick said...


Yeah, southeast Asia is beautiful. We flew into Bangkok then trekked north to Laos, down through Viet Nam (mainly in the central part--Hue, Hoi In), and through Cambodia. Phnom Penh is startling and beautiful, and of course Angkor Wat is everything it appears to be and more.

For your list, I would guess...(and I hope I get at least 1 or 2 correct)...5, 8, 9, 12, and 14. Close?

Lyle Daggett said...

Lee --

You got two right (8 and 14) on my list. My other false ones are 3, 6 and 13.

I have in fact never drunk coffee (#5), have never even tasted it. To me it always smells burnt.

I've played the first movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata on the piano (#12), though it's been many years.

And yes, one of my favorite foods is in fact pickled watermelon rind (#9). My grandmother made them (watermelon pickles, as she called them), the home canning method with mason jars. She boiled the pieces of rind for a long time so they were no longer tough or crunchy, but more like a cooked carrot or something like that. She spiced it so it tasted like sweet pickles (rather than dill). Mmmm - yummmm!