Tall Tales & Truth

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On the first day of class I would often ask my students to share about themselves; specifically, they would be asked to divulge two truths about themselves and one lie. We, as their classmates, would have to guess which tidbit was not true. Well, as your luck would have it, class is in session. Are you game? Of the tidbits listed below, four are absolutely fabricated.

  • I had braces as an adult.
  • While still waxed on anesthesia from having my wisdom teeth removed, I lifted my head and opened my eyes to see chickens strutting around the CVS drive-thru area.
  • While driving with a learner’s permit, I rolled my dad’s truck several times in a ditch. I did not get my driver’s license until I was 17.
  • My mom made me stand in the corner as a teenager.
  • I dyed my hair blonde as part of a dare.
  • A student once donated $40 to a school fundraiser in order to be allowed to put a creme pie in my face.
  • If I had a son, I would want to name him Carter.
  • I do not like chewing gum.
  • When I lived at home, I had to wash all of the dishes by hand even though we had a perfectly functioning dishwasher.
  • When in college, I wrote for The Tiger, the Clemson student newspaper.
  • I was egged at a Halloween party.
  • I fell down during the Senior walk at my Senior prom.
  • My first car was a blue Ford Tempo.
  • I have decided to return to the classroom as a high school English teacher once Campbell enters 5K.
  • As a teenager, I liked to watch myself cry in a mirror while singing Percy Sledge.
  • I love fried chicken livers.
  • My first purchase with my first teaching paycheck was professionally applied fake fingernails.
  • My friends and I use to cruise in Marion. We would pretend that our car died, and we’d get out and push it down Main Street.
  • We’d also ride around in the trunk with the top pulled down and then pop up to surprise the unsuspecting driver behind us.
  • I have recently begun writing a book.

Can you guess what’s not true about me? Probably leaves some rather disturbing truths…

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  1. erika
    September 10, 2008 at 3:10 am

    Okay we have to tackle this face to face because I am so confused. I am going to be pondering these until we can chat it out!

  2. Mark
    September 10, 2008 at 5:10 am

    I am stuck on the book. On one hand when do you have the time to write? On the other with all those diet cokes who knows you might have a whole series completed.
    As much time as our families have spent around one another I am stumped. What a great post!

  3. gillian
    September 10, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I’m going to take a wild guess… pretending your car died and pushing it down main st. marion???

    and it’s diet pepsi.

  4. Scarlett
    September 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    If this were a pop quiz, I would flunk! LOL……obvioulsy, you mastered the art of telling tall tales from your classroom students…A very fun post Cookie!

  5. Mary Nell
    Mary NellReply
    September 10, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I suggested this for an advising period activity this year…I don’t think you intend to return to the classroom (you seem so great with ministry and home), and I don’t think you fell during the senior walk (maybe stumbled, but not fell!).

  6. Melanie Turner
    September 11, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    I have no clue but I hope your next post is today with the answers! I do hope you did the Marion thing…that is too funny!

  7. Gina
    September 12, 2008 at 2:06 am

    I have met a few of you Marion ladies, so I DO NOT DOUBT the pretending about your car!! Ya’ll are some crazy people!! 🙂

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