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Sunday, March 21, 2010

YOU Can't Handle The Truth!

Okay, maybe you can handle the truth, but the title seems so much more interesting with a Jack Nicholson quote, don't you think? Anyhow, it's time for me to come clean with my slick-von-trickster antics from the truth/lies game in my previous post. Thanks to everyone who played along... now it's time to see if any of your guesses were right:

1) I'm allergic to chocolate, but love it so much that I'll deal with the hives in order to eat it.

FALSE! I'd definitely suffer from a permanent case of hives if I had a chocolate allergy!

2) I own a show dog who has won two state championships.

FALSE! My pups are beauteous in my eyes, but neither one is a show dog. I adopted one of my dogs right before she was scheduled to be put to sleep at the pound. My other dog is half blind and was rescued from a puppy mill situation.

3) I was spat on by a llama when I was five.

FALSE! I've never been spit on by a llama because I'm the llama whisperer... referenced in the photo below. My sister has been spit on by llamas countless times though...which makes this story all the more hilarious.

4) I had an eyebrow ring when I was 18, and now I have trouble plucking that eyebrow without sneezing.

TRUE! Believe it or not, in a fit of teenage rebellion, I shocked my parents to bits by getting an eyebrow ring on my 18th birthday. I kept the piercing for a year, but will forever have to deal with the havoc it caused on my eyebrow nerves. Plucking my right eyebrow usually leads to sneezing nowadays.

5) I graduated high school a year early...but then I took the five year plan to graduate college... so it evened out in the end.

FALSE! I graduated high school on time. And I took the four and a half year plan to graduate college... it was just too much fun not to stay an extra semester.

6) I've never flown on a plane and never plan to if I can avoid it.

FALSE! I've flown on many planes over my lifetime. My most recent plane ride was to Dallas, and the time before that I went to Costa Rica.

7) I lived in Chicago for a few years and had the pleasure of meeting Oprah.

FALSE! Although I did live in the Chicago area for a while, I never met Oprah.

Thanks again to everyone who played along. Congratulations to Tahereh for guessing correctly!

Also, I'd like to extend a huge thank you to Nicole over at One Significant Moment at a Time for giving me the prolific blogger award! Please go check out and follow her awesome blog!

Stay tuned for a future post to see which bloggers I pass these fab awards on to...

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Blogger B. WHITTINGTON said...

Love the true and false questions. How fun. Let's us get to know you better.

Didn't know about nerve damage with eyebrow rings. I'm tooooo old to have one anyway.

Have a good one!

March 21, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

How funny about your truth!!! False and truths rocked! Awesome job!

March 21, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger DL Hammons said...

Oh well, I was close. Is there a consolation prize? :)

March 21, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Lily Robinson said...

I couldn't remember what I voted for and had to go back and check... Stupid me! I chose which ONE was a LIE. Duh...

Congrats on the award.

PS I have been spit on by a llama.

March 21, 2010 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Alissa said...

I wasn't even close. I think it was that sneezing detail that through me off, that sounded made up to me, but, of course, truth is stranger than fiction!

March 21, 2010 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Barb - I didn't know about the nerve damage either! If I had known, I would have thought twice before getting it. I'm not sure if that is something specific to me, or if that happens to everyone who's had an eyebrow ring. Hmmm... maybe I should do a study on that.

Jen - Thank you!! You're too sweet!

DL - The consolation prize is that you were in second place... since I don't really like to fly that much (airports are a pain) - so you were sort of right.

Lily - LOL! I made the same mistake on someone else's blog. And it sounds like you and my sister have a lot in common since you've both been llama spitting targets. Too funny! :)

Alissa - I figured that would throw people off... and you're right, a lot of times truth is stranger than fiction!

March 22, 2010 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Bish Denham said...

LOL! Well I sure was off! :O

March 22, 2010 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Claire Dawn said...

Considerign stealing this idea for my blog- well borrowing- if that's okay...

March 22, 2010 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Dawn Simon said...

Ooh, that was fun!

I like that you rescued your dogs. And the picture of you at eighteen--adorable!

March 22, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger gae polisner said...

Why is it so darn funny when our sisters get spit on by llamas when we don't, literally or metaphorically?


(enjoyed your trues and falses - yes that IS how you pluralize them -- I think you should do more!).

March 22, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Thanks for all the comments! I may have to make this truth/lies game a randomly occurring blog post now!

Bish - LOL! You weren't alone!

Claire - Sure, go ahead! It's a fun game! I'll pass along the Creative Writer (aka bold faced liar) award to you so you can be official when playing the truth/lies game!

Dawn - Thanks! I think rescuing shelter dogs is the way to go.

Gae - LOL! I agree with you, but my sister sure wouldn't!

March 22, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Christine Danek said...

Loved getting to know you better. I have something for you on my blog:)

March 23, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Thank you so, so much, Christine!!! I'm off to check out your blog! :)

March 24, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

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