Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Answers

TRUE 1. I've kissed an alligator.

It was a baby alligator, and a handler was holding it. Not the smartest thing I've ever done, but probably not the dumbest either. As to what it was like -- Have you ever kissed a leather purse?

TRUE 2. I don't cook very well, but I can order take out with the best.

This was a giveaway!

TRUE 3. I appeared in a Las Vegas show.

My hubby and I and another couple were in the opening scene in a Cirque Du Soleil performance. I didn't catch on at first that we'd been invited to join the clown on stage, but once I realized the spot light was trained on us and we were heading through the stage doors, I finally picked up on what was happening.

TRUE 4. I played the violin in my high school's orchestra. (Go, Stings!)

My freshman year, I was third chair in first violin. I sat behind Mike Montgomery, who was a year older, and not only one of the smartest people I've ever met, but also a wicked fiddler.

TRUE 5. I have one newspaper photo publishing credit.

I took the cover shot for a local paper running a piece on a charity fundraiser that I was volunteering for.

TRUE 6. I collect tea cups from Occupied Japan.

It all started with a pair of cups my Great Uncle brought back from WWII to his mother. I somehow inherited them. They looked lonely, so I began collecting play mates for them, and now, I have a little collection, but am always looking for more of them.

FALSE 7. I was once stuck in an elevator with Anthony Bourdain.

I met him at a book signing, and to answer Gretchen's question -- he was very nice. I had my then five-year-old daughter with me, and he talked to her and autographed his very bloody mystery novel for her. (We'd skipped the talk because I didn't want her repeating any of his adult language.) But no, I was never stuck in an elevator with him.

TRUE 8. I've ridden a bike for a total of 150 miles over two days.

Yup. MS 150.

TRUE 9. I worked in a tackle repair shop in high school.

This is just one in a string of odd jobs I've had.

TRUE 10. The first plane I ever rode in was the one I took to Germany as a kid.

My ears popped so loudly when we landed that I thought my ear drums had broken. By contrast, my oldest daughter took her first plane ride when she was only three months old.

So, who got it right? Kristen! Yay! Whoo-Hooo!

Thanks for playing. Now, you need to do the same and invite me and others to guess. HINT: Facebook works well for that sort of thing . . .

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