Two Truths and a Lie

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Truth: One of my favorite things to photograph are dinghies.

When my friend Hallie Sawyer tagged me today to write a post based on the Two Truths and a Lie game, of course I jumped at the chance. For one thing, I haven’t posted a blog since February. (Truth. Sad, but still a truth.) For another, Hallie and I just talked about how I wanted to blog more (Again, truth). But, most importantly, Hallie is one of my very favorite friends I’ve met in the blogging world. (Truth.) Hallie is one of the funniest women I know–we laugh together all the time–and she has a heart the size of Kansas. She’s a mom to three kids, a holistic health advocate, and a physical fitness guru who has helped me become more physically fit. So when she tagged me, I couldn’t turn her down. (Truth. This one’s for you, Hal. Love you.)

I’m going to list two truths and a lie, and then I’ll challenge another blogger to do the same. So…here goes…one of these is a lie and the two others are truths:

  1. My first kiss was with a boy named Martin, and I married a man with the last name Martin.
  2. When I was in college, I worked as a squid cleaner at a seafood restaurant.
  3. I grew up all over the world, and I’ve lived on every continent.

Leave me a comment with your guess of which one is a lie (or which two are truths). Come back on Monday when I’ll post another blog and you can find out whether you’re right! Thank you Hallie for the push to post a blog. You’re the best (Truth.).

Now my turn to tag someone: Jamie Miles, one of my favorite bloggers. To be honest, I can’t remember exactly where I met Jamie…but it was about four years ago. We connected over our sense of humor and our kids and (of course) writing: Jamie has been a beta reader for one of my novels, and I hope to return the favor. She lives in Georgia, she’s an award winning humor columnist, she blogs, and she writes fiction. Jamie has three kids and one of her kids has the same name as one of mine (Truth.). She and I both love okra (Truth. I’m not sure Jamie knows this; I learned it today from her blog.). She is an avid runner and, I’m just guessing here, is always on the go. Will you play along, Jamie? I hope so because I love your blog posts–they always make me laugh!

Jamie, this is a two post game–like Hallie said–you state your three things in one post, adding a link to the blogger who tagged you (that’s me!). In the second post, you admit which of the three things was a lie, and you tag another blogger.

Now, you should go read Hallie’s Two Lies and a Truth post…and then subscribe to her blog. Because she’s the best. If you want a blast from the past, here’s another Two Lies and a Truth post I wrote back in 2011!

And don’t forget to guess which of my three statements is a lie. And just for fun…leave me three of your own and I’ll guess, too!


  1. Jamie says:

    Yay. Thanks for the sweet compliments. How did we meet? It was through Twitter I bet but not really sure how we found each other. This will make me write a post! I really want to believe that you were a squid cleaner so I’d say the first one is false.

    • I think we might have met on Nina Badzin’s blog? Or maybe through Christine’s? I don’t think it was on Twitter… As for which one is a lie, good guess, and you’ll have to tune back in to find out if you’re right! 🙂 Can’t wait to see your post, Jamie!

  2. Christine says:

    I think the first part of number 1 is the lie. Much too common for the fascinating life you’ve had.

    And I’ll have to visit my blog (if I can remember how to get there) to see how long it’s been for me.

    • Fascinating life???? That definitely would be a lie if I said it! It seems very ordinary to me. Let me know how long it’s been since you’ve posted a blog…very curious! Thanks for the guess, Christine, and tune back in on Monday to find out if you guessed correctly!

  3. Elaine Wood says:

    I’ll vote for number one as the lie. For some reason, I don’t think anyone would say they had lived on every continent unless they had!

  4. Hallie says:

    I’m not going to guess because it would be unfair but I loved this post!!! I can’t wait to see where this goes and all the fun stuff we get to learn about each other.

  5. Nina says:

    I don’t think it was my blog, but now I’m going to find Jamie and “meet” her.

  6. I see your other post is up. I’ll read that next. I am going to say #3 is a lie. I hope I’m not getting ready to say something dumb because I’m not the best at geography stuff. But I didn’t think people really “lived” in Antartica. So we shall see. But I really hope you didn’t have to clean squid either.

    • You are the only one who guessed correctly!! And your reasoning was great! However, I truly and really was a squid cleaner, as you now know… I wish I hadn’t had to, too, haha.


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