Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I Tell You...

1. It is true. I have traveled from sea to shining sea.

2. It is true. I was there when someone died.

3. It is true. I was there when someone was born. Three times, actually. Childbirth is not fun, but in my case it was very quick each time.

4. It is true. I had four different rental cars in a 24 hour period. Tam and I went to Florida once. We flew into Tampa and got a Chevy Cobalt at the rental place. It had XM radio and we really liked it. Long story short - the A/c quit on that first Cobalt and so we traded cars at Sarasota, again at Tampa and then at Orlando. Chevy Cobalts were having difficulty with the A/C units at that time, but the XM worked fine. We just kept trading till we got a car with A/C that worked.

5. It is true. I drank Southern Comfort till I threw up. What was really gross was that I was 14, puked out a second story window, all down the side of the house. Epic embarrassment. Swore I would never do that again, and I never have. Puked down the side of a house, that is.

6. It is true. I visited Hale Telescope. It is located atop Mt Palomar in Southern California. Going up was great. Coming down was a nightmare. There were 5 of us in a Datsun 210. I hated every moment of that ride.

7. It is true. I had an operation when I was in second grade.

8. It is true. I have tested the patience of my mother - in - law. Many, many times, I am sure. But what I find really remarkable is that she loves me anyway.

9. It is not true. I never allowed my children to smoke or drink before they were of age. I have a huuuuuge problem with that.

10. It is true. I was chased around the house by a lunatic with a meat cleaver. But that slice of shite is dead now, killed by a car while walking along a dark road. I am not sorry.


  1. Yipes on number 10. Number 8 seems intuitive.

  2. I love being right even when I dont post the correct (or any) answer.

    I also have a huge problem with your children smoking and drinking before they are of age.... but I'm pretty sure their all old enough now.... and still dont do it.

  3. #9 -- your kids were better behaved than I was! I wasn't "allowed", I just did it anyway!

    Ick about throwing up all over the outside of the house. I really wish I hadn't read this at dinner time.

  4. Yikes! What a story #10 sounds like, right to his own demise. Bluh!

    #3 had to be true, because you were there when YOU were born.

    Loved the last line on #5!!

    I never would condone my kids smoking (half my family died of cancer after all) but in Ireland our drinking age is 18, and when we spent the summer in West Virginia without thinking about it I offered my husband, neighbour, and my 19-year-old daughter a beer after a hard day's work in the garden. Our neighbour said, "wow, you're the coolest Mom!" and I didn't realise why at the time LOL. Technically, underage, but... !!

    I loved your list!

  5. Number 10 is scary. My daughter was not allowed to smoke and we didn't so she never did. The drinking I didn't worry so much about and she not much of a drinker.

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