Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The reveal

*If you haven't read yesterday's post, do so now so the following will make sense.

1. True. When I was young, my friends and I were playing, and one day we got the idea to tie a rope to a bicycle and then tow someone on a skateboard behind it. When it was my turn, my skateboard hit a small pebble and stopped. Unfortunately, I didn't immediately release the rope and I went flying, slid about 20 feet and then my chest kind of stuck to the asphalt but my legs still had momentum so my body flipped up and slammed my face down into the street. Result, a third of both front teeth broke. They made some kind of mold and "remade" them, but if you look closely, you can still see the slightly different color of the fake part.

2. True. For one long summer I worked graveyard at a company that archived paper documents onto microfiche. My job was to remove the staples from the files before they were sent to the microfiching station. Getting laid off from that job was one of the happier moments of my youth.

3. True. I went with my family on a 7 week tour of Europe in 1983. When we drove to Spain from France; we stopped in Andorra, a place I didn't even know existed before then.

4. True. Once at Prentice Park Zoo in Santa Ana, California, there was a kind of workshop about milking. That day was the goat demonstration and I had a chance to try my hand at the udders. It was very difficult to squeeze it just right.

5. Lie. C'mon, do you know anybody who has seen them? I didn't think so.

Congratulations to t, scotty, em, dirk and bob for spotting the lie!

20 comments:

GayProf said...

Drats -- Foiled again.

Snooze said...

For some reason I never even questioned that you saw conjoined twins. I just figured that you were from California and anything can happen there.

Pete Mitchell said...

Damn those conjoined twins.

S. said...

Yea I win I win! I guess we are even since you won over at my blog too!

Yippee for me. I usually NEVER get these right!

nongirlfriend said...

I knew you milked that goat!

Dantallion said...

I would have gottent hat wrong. And for the record, I thought Andorra was Samantha's Mom on Bewitched.

The Persian said...

The dumb things we do as kids! Glad they were able to fix your teeth. :)

toobusyliving said...

I thought I was at least right about the Goat and Andorra being related :(

Jason said...

I cringed just thinking about your accident. Seriously, a job taking staples out of paper? That's depressing.

Kalvin said...

I don't think I am ever going to win at this game.

Chunks said...

Well, stink! I cannot believe you had a job removing staples, that is just bizarre to me, but then when you explained it, well, it makes sense.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

Even though I feel the sting of loss, it was worth it for the pleasure of fantasizing past events in your life. I'm such a voyeur.
Daniel

St. Dickeybird said...

I just don't want to picture you milking a goat. That's nasty, skanky, and rural.

Manic Mom said...

Ahhhhhhh, I was thisclose to the right answer. Anyway, it was fun. I might steal this idea for my blog. Oh wait, I think I did this once a long time ago.

Once, when I was at band camp, I stapled my finger. Don't ask me how that happened.

t said...

Woo-hoo! I won!
If I'm right, I get an all-expenses-paid round trip to Montreal with you, Torn, as my tour guide, right?
Oh, well. Just winning one makes me happy.
Bad news is: my perfect record of 0-and-7 is broken.

Ouch!
That hurts just thinking about how you broke your teeth! And it sounds like a reasonable thing to try as a kid. I mean, I've heard about people tying skateboards to the back of cars with ropes and getting pulled that way.
Now THAT sounds dangerous!

D e s i g n Girl said...

Goat milking? You have more special skills than I ever will :)

Bob said...

Wow! I can't believe I won! I had a similar experience to your skateboard incident. My older sisters had the bright idea of one of them pulling me down a hill on my tricycle with their bicycle. I was 4ish. A rope was used to tie the bike and trike together. Result: I tumbled. The handlebars knocked out one of my front teeth. Tooth came in crooked years later. Had to wear braces for a couple years! UGH! AWFUL EXPERIENCE FOR A KID!

dawn said...

Uh, anyone who watches either daytime or latenight TV has seen siamese twins - thank you very much.

In fact, considering you don't have two front teeth you are actually the target audience for daytime and latenight TV, so you definitely should have seen them...

The Wisdom of Wislon said...

staples, I think everyone must do a job like that- it's character building, well something like that.

Worst job- in a department store nearly getting stuck inside a metal crate out the back where no one bothered to check on employees!!

Patricia said...

well crap. kudos to that dentist.