"It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction, fiction has to make sense." -
In my early days of learning to ride a motorcycle, I hit a rock that was on the side of the trail. The motorcycle stopped and I kept going. As I flew over the bike my shirt somehow got stuck on the handlebars and when I landed in a heap on the ground my shirt was completely off.
This lie is almost true except for the end. I couldn't find a picture of me on a motorcycle, so I used a picture of my hubbie. As you can see, the helmets we wear make it impossible for a shirt to come completely off, but what did happen is just as strange. As I flew over the motorcycle, somehow the handlebars went underneath my bra and pulled it off. I even had a rub burn that went up the center of my chest.
When I was 14 I went to St. Louis, MO with my family and we went up in The Gateway Arch. There were five of us, but there were six seats in the elevator. A really hot guy about my age took the 6th seat. We found out the guy's name was Ryan and he was on Holiday with his mom, but she was afraid of heights and refused to go up. He had an adorable English accent. The elevator was small and it tipped back and forth with a loud clanking noise as it rose to the top. I'm not usually squeamish, but with the combination of the chili dog I had just eaten and the claustrophobic feel of the egg-shaped room I ended up puking all over poor Ryan.
There's some truth in this one. I have been to the St. Louis Arch, but I was younger than 14. The elevator only seats five and it does have a claustrophobic feel and tips back and forth with a loud clanking noise that is unnerving. I didn't puke on anyone though. I did meet a cute guy from England when I was 14, but we were on vacation in California at the time. I can't remember his name, but he was on Holiday with his dad and he did have an adorable accent. We stayed at the same hotel. I had a picture of him, but I couldn't find it. He gave me his address and I'm not sure why I never wrote him.
We've been remodeling our house for ten years. About five years ago we remodeled our basement apt. When my husband opened up the wall where the stove had been, the electrical wire was so old it snapped in two. Sparks flew everywhere catching the wall on fire.
Everything is true in this except for the end. The electrical wire did snap, but my hubbie had turned the electricity off. No sparks, and no fire.
I smoked my first cigarette when I was 12 and liked it so much I kept smoking all through my teenage years and into my 20's. I knew I wanted to have children so I finally quit smoking a year before I got pregnant. To this day I can't smell cigarette smoke without wanting to take a drag.
The only thing true about this one is I smoked a cigarette when I was 11 or 12. I hated it though. It burned my throat and the whole thing was miserable. I tried it a couple of other times after that, because I thought the cool thing to do was smoke. It seemed like almost everyone I knew smoked. All of my 5 siblings smoked. Luckily I was smart enough to say - "This sucks. I hate this," and didn't do it anymore. My sisters both quit before they had children, but my brothers haven't been able to.
I love Harrison Ford. One year I was at the Sundance Film Festival here in Utah and I saw Harrison Ford. I was so excited, I ran down the street yelling his name. I was nearly at his side when a huge arm thrust out in front of me. It felt like I'd hit a brick wall and I fell to the ground. A bald guy with a big mean face leaned over me and said, "Mr. Ford appreciates all his fans, but he does not wish to be accosted at this time."
The only thing true about this one is - I love Harrison Ford. I've never even been to The Sundance Film Festival. I have been to the waterfall Loree mentioned in the comments and it is definitely worth the hike.
Now For the Truth
I met my husband when I moved into an apt. with his niece who was only three years younger than him. I didn't actually meet him until I'd lived there a week, but in that time I heard a lot about him and I went to my roommate's birthday party where I met his entire family. When we finally did meet I felt like I already knew him and thought, he's The One.