On Friday, I started a little two truths and a lie game here on the blog. If you didn't guess yet, head over to this post, read the options, make your guess, and then come back and find out if you were right or not.
Firstly, I've got to say, you are GOOD! I'm impressed by how many of you picked the lie out. I also loved reading some of your reasonings behind why you chose the ones you chose.
Let's start with the one that was supposed to be easy. The lie was... #2! I've never been to South America, let alone be on a soap opera there.
I was a model in Asia - Taiwan to be exact. Most of you know I grew up there. As a Caucasian with blond hair, I was a hot commodity for modeling. I was chosen to do runway shows, catalogues, and product boxes. I had a blast being fawned over and made up for my photoshoots. Those experiences are ones I'll never forget! I blogged about it in a few places but HERE is the one I thought would have completely given it away.
I was in the operating room, witnessing major surgeries in Africa - Ethiopia to be exact. The summer after my junior year of high school I flew across the globe to spend the summer in Ethiopia. I got to work in the orphanage where three of my siblings were for a few weeks and then I travelled about seven hours south to the hospital at which the dad of the family with which I stayed worked. They had a daughter my age and she and I helped out in the hospital - mainly the pediatric ward and the urgent care clinic - for a few weeks. Her dad invited us to watch three of his surgeries while we were helping out. We watched a skin graft of a little boy who had been mauled by a hyena, the removal of a blockage in a woman's fallopian tube, and a knee surgery. It was fascinating and surprisingly easy to watch - even with the blood. The only times I had to turn my head away were when the patients were given shots or having an IV put in. I'm pretty much deathly afraid of needles. It's dumb. I blogged about my trip to Ethiopia a few times but HERE is the one I thought would have completely given it away.
Ok, onto the more challenging set. The lie was... Letter A. I didn't break my arm in seventh grade trying to use my friend's skateboard. That does sound like something that would happen to klutzy me. Actually, the only bone I've ever broken was my nose and that was in eighth grade, during softball practice, while we were practicing catching pop flies.
So yes, my first date was freshman year of college and it was to Wendys. Yeah, Wendys sounds like a silly place for a first date but it actually was great. We went out, grabbed some frosys and sat chatting for a while. We actually went on quite a few frosty dates. Although in the end this guy and I decided we weren't right for one another, we still are really good friends and he's really good friends with Nate now as well (he even was one of Nate's roommates before we got married). Nate and I support him financially as he's overseas spreading the word of God. (Nope, no picture of this one. Keeping this guy's identity a secret)
And yes, I got in the only car accident I've ever been in while going to homecoming senior year of high school. I went with a group of girls. We were driving two cars and I had to stop by my house on the way to dinner to grab someone I had forgotten. I pulled into my driveway (in my parent's minivan) and the other girl who was driving pulled her dad's Lexus in behind me. As we were pulling out, I completely forgot she was behind me and backed into her dad's car. It was horrible and I was terrified all the adults would be so angry at me. In the end, no one was super angry and my insurance didn't go up since it was in our driveway and we didn't have to get any authorities involved. (That pic is of a different dance... But you get the idea)
Did any of my answers surprise you?