5 Truths and a Lie

Jen of Sips of Jen and Tonic did a fun post last month.  She listed 6 things about herself — five were true and one was a lie.  And she challenged others to do the same.  So here I am.  I’m ready.  I think.

Which one is the lie?

  • I once lobbied for the Koch brothers.
  • When I met him many years ago, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court Justice, told a story about how he was once mistaken for the elevator operator by tourists in the Supreme Court building, and how he pretended he was the elevator operator.
  • I developed my interest in politics when I took a college course on the Kennedys only because I knew the professor would give me an “A.”
  • I attended an anti-war protest and had a front row seat for Peter, Paul and Mary.
  • My mother contracted polio when she was pregnant with me.
  • I grew up in a house that the whole neighborhood thought was haunted.

My hairdresser knows, do you?

Put your guess into the comments.

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94 responses to “5 Truths and a Lie

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  2. I thought the Koch Brothers then said no probably the Thurgood Marshall story.

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  3. Ok now I just really want to know thw answer….

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  5. My guess: the lobbying for the Koch Brothers … though, even that seems plausible, because of your work (not your politics).

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  6. I think I will go with the Koch brothers as the lie.

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  7. For the record I threw up a little when I read the words “lobbied for the Koch brothers”, but I do believe it could have happened when you were young and filled with vigor.
    My guess is your mother having Polio when pregnant with you.

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  8. I think the first one is the lie! The pregnant with polio sounds teeerrriiifying!

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  9. My guess: “My mother contracted polio when she was pregnant with me.”

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  10. Ok, now I wat to know the answer!!!

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  11. Not being from the US, I don’t know enough about several of those to even guess, but I now know who the Koch brothers are (thank you Wikipedia). 🙂 I’m curious to find out what the answer is though.

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    • Are you guessing the Koch brothers one is the lie?

      I have to go check out your blog now — I’m a big Potter fan!

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      • Ha ha! I had to come back again to work out the Potter connection… I’d forgotten what my name was! The Hedwigia name was more to do with my fascination with mosses and other plants than with owls, though admittedly the Potter link was why I chose that particular moss name.

        As for your lie… I give up, it’s all too American for me to understand. 😀

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  12. I’m going with the college course. Trying hard to recall all of your past posts. What have you said? I know some answers are in them but I am too lazy to look. (And that is a truth.)

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  13. cortney

    The college course is my guess. If that’s one of the true ones, though, how did you know you’d get an A? 🙂

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  14. I’m going with number 1.

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  15. I’m going for the Peter, Paul and Mary. Its just a guess !

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  16. I am guessing it is your mother contracting Polio.

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    • I think I’m getting upset that nobody is guessing the haunted house. Hasn’t anybody seen any scary movies? I knew LINDA BLAIR! (Well, actually, I met her and worked with her sister, Lisa. But I forgot that. That would have been a good one to add.)

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  17. bigsheepcommunications

    Please tell me you never lobbied for the Koch brothers!

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  18. This is a tough one….but I’m going with Peter, Paul and Mary.

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  19. I’m voting for the college course one being false.

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  20. Gede Prama

    Thank you friend, there are many inspirational articles
    and thank you for following my web and regards compassion ^_^

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  21. It’s gotta be the Koch brothers. Although I guess it’s possible that it was a long time ago, you’d never heard of them, and they funded some charity that was completely separate from their political stuff. So maybe it was the one about your mom having polio. But would you make something like that up? I think I’m going to stick with Koch brothers. I mean, not the actual Koch brothers, just my guess that you’re lying about lobbying for them.

    (On the other hand, I’m pretty sure the Thurgood Marshall and haunted house stories are true. And the Peter Paul and Mary item isn’t outlandish enough to be a lie).

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  22. I tried calling your hairdresser for help, but keep getting sent to voicemail. So I’m just going to guess it was the course about Kennedy.

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  23. I’m going for Peter, Paul and Mary. Aren’t you too young?

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  24. Luanne

    You never lobbied for the Koch brothers.

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  25. I think the one with Peter, Paul and Mary is a lie.

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  26. I have absolutely no clue, so I’ll guess the one about how you developed your interest in politics.

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  27. I’m torn between polio and the Koch brothers, but since we only get to pick one, I guess I’m going to go with lobbying for the Koch brothers. Although, honestly, if five are TRUE, then you, dear lady, have had an interesting life. And you’re barely even getting started. 🙂

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  28. I think your mother contracting polio while expecting you would be the lie. Mostly, it was children who contracted polio – that’s the only reason I say this.

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  29. I can’t believe that you ever lobbied for the Koch Brothers, but maybe this is a trick question. The one statement that seems to be in a different category and more subjective is the last one about the haunted house. Maybe everyone but you thought the house was haunted? When do we find out?

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  30. I’ll say the Koch brother one is the lie. We’ll see how good of a guesser I am…

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    • We’ll see. Or we’ll see how good a liar I am. Already I am seeing angles on all of these stories that I didn’t think of when I posted it. Maybe they really are all true or all false.

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  31. I really hope the one about the judge is not the lie!

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  32. Five are true and one is false? Or Five are false and one is true?

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