Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Two Truths and a Lie Birthday Contest (Week 1 - Twilight Zone Edition)

It's birthday month here and I'm trying really hard to stay positive about the end of my 20s. How'd it happen, where'd they go? Sigh...

Anyway, in the spirit of being festive rather than horribly depressed - a birthday contest! Back in August, JulieFricknits played a little game called Two Truths and a Lie. Over the next 3 weeks, I'll be posting a new Two Truths and a Lie every week - spot the lie and post it in the comments and you could win the grand prize. Every correct answer gives you a chance to win. I turn 30 on the 21st of Oct so all entries prior to that date will be included and the prize will be really, really good. Trust me.

The theme of this week's TTAAL is 'Welcome to the Twilight Zone'...

1. In mid-August of 1994, the Perseid meteor shower peaked. On the evening of the 12th, my mother, my little brother and I were lying on a blanket watching for meteors in the flatbed of my dad's truck. After about 20 minutes of meteor-gazing, we saw a strange yellow light similar to that of a plane but moving much faster pass by. We all thought it was a bit unusual and decided to walk to the edge of the yard so we could have another look at it. In the field behind my parent's house, we witnessed glitter falling from the sky similar to what you see after fireworks have gone off. Suddenly 3 horizontal lights became visible about 150ft off the ground, after a few seconds this became 8 lights and started rotating. About that time, we ran like the dickens into the house where my 12 year old brother was hysterical for the better part of an hour. Mom and I may have started running without him - whoopsy.

2. One sunny summer day when I was about 8 years old, my dad, my older brother and I were walking to our favorite swimming spot. We called this place "the rock" because there was a big rock jutting out into the water that we could jump off of - creative naming was obviously not our forte. So just as we're about to scamper over the cape and cool off, my dad (a fisherman) saw something out in the water. It was approx. 100ft off shore and basically looked like a GIANT sea snake. Black on top, white on the bottom and 20-30 ft long at least. We didn't go swimming that day or any other day for the rest of the summer. A couple of years later I was paging through our Childcraft Encyclopedia "Stories of the Sea" edition and saw a drawing of exactly what we had seen surfacing next to an American sub.

3. The second year I was living in residence at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia (love that place) I had a single room. Even though I was a second year student, I still had a couple of 8:15AM classes that I would drag myself to in winter, hurrying back to my room afterward to crawl under the covers for a nap (never was a morning person). One particular day I was lying on my side and just about to fall back to sleep. My hair was in a ponytail and I felt someone lift it gently and set it back down. There was no one in the room with me. That year 4 other girls had their heads stroked by unseen hands in Plessis House.

LOL - so take your best guess at which of the above is the lie. Did I NOT see a UFO, did I NOT see a sea monster or was I NOT touched by a ghost?? Please note: I realize there are perfectly reasonable possible explanations for the above - don't judge, just guess! ;-)

Also doing some knitting - these are Xmas socks for Brad's dad. No way to glam them up - they're your basic work socks. Same ones I always make him...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going for #2 as a lie.


9:12 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

My Birthday is October 20th! But I'll be 31, and because I know now from experience, being 30 is not that bad.

I think you didn't see a sea monster.


11:01 AM  
Anonymous janine said...

I think it is a hard call but I would go for number 2 too !

2:02 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Great socks!

I think #2 is a lie. Happy Birthday month! The 24th is my 8th wedding anniversary. :)

5:42 PM  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

This is so fun, and you tell such good stories. It's so hard to decide but I'll go for no 1, although it sounds so fun, I wish it's true.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Inica said...

Although I dont believe UFO stuff, the last one sounds more ridiculous so I will say the last one is a lie. I dont believe there is GHOST in the world.

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Rita said...

It was very entertaining to read your stories. I'm looking forward to what else you can come up with. I think #2 is a lie.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Hummm ... very difficult ... I think number three ... I can't believe you would never have told me about being patted on the head by a ghost ... although that could slighty explain your haunting show addiction ;)

I think number three is the lie.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Mmmmm. I think that #3 is the lie. Don't worry about the 30s thing. I remember that feeling of angst on the eve of my thirtieth birthday, but the thirties ended up being way easier than the twenties for me.

11:11 PM  
Blogger JulieFrick said...

Dare to be different- I vote that number one is the lie, because I can't imagine a mom leaving her kiddo behind for any reason!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

#2 is such a lie, you liar.

(Basic ribbed socks are the BEST.)

9:20 AM  
Blogger Ana said...

My 30's were one of the best years of my life! Enjoy do not look back! Happy Birthday!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Moe said...

So far, I prefer my 30's over my 20's...I'll go with #2 as the lie.

4:05 AM  
Anonymous Line said...

I love your truth or lie stories. They all seem as far fetched one as the other. But I am going for #3 as being the lie on this one.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Dani said...

I'm going to guess #1 as the lie - #3 happens to me all the time!!!

4:11 PM  

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