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the second annual 5 truths and a lie

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Bloggers start to go a little crazy halfway through NaBloPoMo, so we turn to games like 5 Truths and a Lie to amuse ourselves, each other and, hopefully, all of you.

As challenging as it was to do last year, it’s way harder this time around. I mean, I’ve already shared my confessions about throwing out my husband’s beloved sweater, about slapping a woman in the face over a cab, about getting cursed out by a prostitute.

Really, what don’t you know about me?

Well, I guess we’ll see right now.

Five of these are true. Which one do you think is the lie?

1. I smoked cigarettes throughout my senior year of high school.

2. I wrote a bestselling book.

3. I lost a diamond at the racetrack.

4. I bought a TV in college to watch one show, and returned it the next day.

5. I was undefeated in my tennis league.

6. I threw up in the elevator of my apartment building.

Check back tomorrow for the answers 🙂


  1. I think I will pick #5 because if you smoked cigarettes in high school, and wrote a best selling novel then you probably didn’t get around to much tennis! Can’t wait to hear the answer!

  2. I too am thinking #5 for no particular reason, but my gut (which has a 75% accuracy rate).
    NaBloPo Mo can be a bitch!! You’re almost there 🙂

  3. It’s a toss-up for me because I didn’t think you ever smoked, and I can’t imagine you returning a TV. For any reason. Even when you were younger and perhaps broke. So I’ll go with #4……Here we go! xo

  4. #1. I think it’s Smoking.

  5. .Number 5. I know you play tennis so I am going with the undefeated tennis champion.

  6. After all the times we have had lunch or breakfast, I cannot believe we never talked about smoking! Hmmmm. What to pick, what to pick. Gotta go with 1. Even though it was “cool” back then to smoke? I just can’t picture you smoking.

  7. Just when you think you know someone :)! I know which ones I want to be true!!! Writing down my guess! Can’t wait to see the answer tomorrow!

  8. I have no idea why but I’m guessing #3.

  9. I’m going with number 3 because I don’t really picture you hanging around race tracks, but I could be wrong. I could totally see you being a competitive tennis player. I think it’s funny that no one yet has chosen #6.

  10. Don’t know which is the lie, but I hope it’s not #4. That’s hilarious!!

  11. I am so bad at stuff like this, but i will pick #2. And that is totally a guess…..

  12. OH! This is kind of hard :). I mean I do not want to think you threw up in your elevator, but well, spit happens—oy. THAT was a bad pun! But then again…smoking? EW! I had no idea you played tennis, but I would like to think you were UNDEFEATED!
    So, my guess is…I will come back tomorrow and see how wrong or right I was.
    How’s that for walking the fence??
    This was def a fun post.

  13. I believe them all — really, you should write fiction, LOL!

    I can’t wait to see which one is the lie. Really, I can’t. The suspense is killing me 🙂

  14. I guess #1 I can’t picture you smoking at all! I’m now curious as to the answer of this though! How fun!

  15. Well I’m going with number one the smoking of the cigarettes. The reason I’m probably going with that one is because I hate see girls smoking

  16. I’m thinking it is number 3.

  17. Unlike others, I can see a cigarette hanging from those lips (perhaps, because I was a chain smoker long ago), but I think you probably hold your liquor better than I did. I’m going with #6, unless I’m wrong, at which point I will change my answer. 😉

  18. I love all these -and love the fact that only one is a lie! Hmmm.. #6, perhaps?

  19. I think I’m gonna go with number 3 Most people that lose something valuable like a diamond no matter how long ago shout it from the rooftops several times over.

  20. I’m going to go with #2 best selling books are had to pull off

  21. I did this last year and it was awesome! I’ve been thinking about doing it again.

  22. I’ll say No. 2. If you had done that one, I would certainly own it. Or at least see a link to it posted here. (Yes, I’m quite the detective, aren’t I?)

  23. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I’m going to say #2 but this is a toughie! I really hope the story about the TV is true — love it!

  24. This is so funny! I think maybe #4 is a lie because surely other people around had TVs!

  25. I don’t have to go any farther then #1. I just can’t see it. Me on the other hand….

  26. I’m always terrible at guessing the lie! I guess I’ll go with #5!

  27. I hope #1 is a lie but if #3 is a lie that would be awful. #4 is something I could totally see myself do.

  28. I have no idea which one of these is a lie, but they’re all pretty hilarious.

  29. I’m going with #2. Just because all of the others seem so “everyday”.

  30. I’m going to go with #2. What a fun little game!

  31. Hi Lois
    you made this look so easy…and it’s really not. thanks for sharing my 5 truths and 1 lie
    ok -here goes…

    1. wound up stranded on a bus for 24 hours all because i had to watch a wing eating contest

    2. I’ve read Pride and Prejudice 5 times

    3. Scratched Glenn Tilbrook’s back. (lead singer of Squeeze)

    4. kept a pair of earrings from the set of Sex and The City -the movie

    5. Tried to sell Imus a lamb beanie baby on-air

    6. Told Billy Joel that I was much more of a Phil Collins fan

    • I am going to go with #1 because I don’t remember you ever smoking….unless we didn’t see each other the entire senior year of high school….

  32. I will say #3 is a lie. It’s so random compared to the other ones 😛

  33. Hmm tough one don’t know you well but guessing you could not make up the TV one.

  34. I have NO idea which one of these is a lie. I had a great time reading all of them, though!

  35. I’ll say number 4, but that’s really because I am too lazy to ever do that.

  36. Wow, I would have been so distraught losing a diamond ring! Oh my goodness…awful!

  37. I’m going to go with six just because it seems like the less obvious lol! I can’t wait so see which one it is!

  38. This is great. Great way to get to know someone!

  39. While it might be hard to believe you were totally undefeated it might be true, but I’m thinking 4. You bought it just to watch a TV show and returned it the next day? I think that’s your lie. 🙂

  40. Oh this is a tough one. I’m going to say number 3!

  41. This is so tough! Okay, well I’m not sure if you wrote a book, but I don’t think you’d smoke, either. Hmmm…I’m going to say the diamond one.

  42. Gosh. So hard. I hope it wasn’t the TV because if you did that — you are really my hero! Hmm. Gosh. I go for the smoking. But you’ve really got me stumped.

  43. I truly hope #3 is the lie. It would be painful for me to loose a diamond because those pieces all have sentimental value

  44. This is a cute post. I am wondering what the lies are. I have to be sure to check back tomorrow.

  45. I cannot wait to come back and read the rest of this! Very interesting.

  46. Having visited your blog a number of times I really want to say #1 seems to be the farthest from how I picture you…lol

  47. I am going to go with number 5. We played this one time on my website and it was a ton of fun for everyone.

  48. I hate all this guessing! Ahhh! I will choose #5 because if you were that good I would have seen you on tv playing tennis! Hahaha!

  49. Wow – those are all great. lol I’m not sure at all which one is the lie! I’d guess the Tennis one.

  50. I’m going with the lie being, “I smoked cigarettes throughout my senior year of high school.”

  51. Oh dear, I don’t even know! I’ll be holding out for your next post so I can see the answers LOL

  52. This sounds like a fun, let’s get to know each other game.

  53. I will say number 4 is the lie! What a fun post! Can’t wait to read your post today…(busy day yesterday…didn’t get a chance to read until today 🙁

  54. I seriously don’t even guess when people do this. I am always afraid I am going to get it wrong and the person be like “well why would you think I didn’t do that?????” LOL

  55. I don’t think you smoked. However, this is my first time here.

  56. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    This is a fun post. I would say #5 is the lie.

  57. I have no clue so I’ll just guess that the lie is #5

  58. I hope for everyone;s sake that #6 is the lie. I do have to say though, it sounds like a great plot for a Seinfeld show. 😉

  59. Ohhh I didn’t guess right. 🙂 This was fun though! I might introduce this to my blog, too.

  60. I’m going to say you have not lost the diamond at the race track. Just let me lose one, it won’t be a race track anymore. It’ll look more like a pudding field

  61. Celeste - www.FashionFortuneCookie.com says:

    I am guessing, “I smoked cigarettes throughout my senior year of high school.”

  62. Oh wow, I really have no idea! I can’t wait to see what the answer is… and what a wonderful idea for a post 🙂

  63. This is a fun game! i can’t tell which is the lie…..maybe the cigarette smoking?

  64. I am thinking it has to be number 4 for no particular reason. I am going to check back for the answer.


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