TRUE! Every June, my family headed to Ocean City, Maryland on vacation for a week. We drove the 10 hours down there (without air conditioning and without seatbelts - it was the 80's) and rented a condo on the beach. Tons of dead jellyfish would be washed up on the shore. And I, of course, stepped on one. Since I was kinda known as a drama queen anyway, when I complained about my foot hurting, my parents were too
2. I have never broken a bone.
TRUE! And aside from the stitches that accompanied my 3 c-sections, I've only ever had to have stitches one other time. My best friend and I had just hopped out of the car after arriving at her family's log cabin on the lake. I was going to be staying for a whole week with them. We skipped down to the creek in our flip-flops, I slipped on a rock and cut my shin. 5 stitches and no lake swimming all that week.
3. I once sang "Mustang Sally" as a backup singer with a band. In Australia.
TRUE! In 1994-1995, I spent a trimester abroad
4. I have driven a NASCAR racecar.
BIG FAT FALSE. Never have. Congrats to Suburb Sierra (a fellow Masshole!) for guessing correctly. But I have been to the Daytona 500. And only saw 13 laps of the entire race. That will be my next story for ya.
5. Arnold Palmer was at my wedding.
TRUE! Hubby and I got married in Charlotte, North Carolina, the same weekend that the Senior PGA golf tour was in town. Our reception was held at a Hyatt, and Arnie was staying at that very hotel. He was bellied up at the bar throughout our reception. The bar which the groomsmen kept leaving the reception to frequent, much to this Bride's annoyance (1) because Arnold Palmer was in there and (2) because the Bruins hockey game was on the TV. One of my bridesmaids got her picture taken with him, and we have his autograph on a Hyatt cocktail napkin.
6. I have hiked part of the Appalachian Trail.
TRUE! After going through a pretty bad breakup (pre-Hubby), I took a road trip with some friends to visit one friend's boyfriend in Virginia. And we spent a drizzly Saturday hiking part of the Appalachian Trail (remember this, Christy and Kim?), passing hard-core hikers who smelled as though they hadn't used a smidge of deodorant EVER. We ended our trek at an awesome family-style restaurant and ate our faces off.
7. When I was a child, I had a black tooth.
TRUE! I totally remember this, even though I was only about 5 years old. I was walking to church between my Mom and my Grandmother. I had a green woolen coat on, and I had both hands in my pockets. And was skipping. I tripped, fell and banged my face on the sidewalk. Blood everywhere. Turns out, I killed the nerve in one of my top baby teeth and it turned BLACK. My parents started wiggling that ugly tooth immediately and it was the first baby tooth I lost. I'm not sure why, but Dad called it my "moo tooth".
8. I'm going back to NYC in less than a month!
TRUE! And this time, it's on someone else's dime! I can't reveal all the details yet, but I can tell you it has something to do with fishies...
9. I once spent an entire day in the Pittsburgh airport because I allowed myself to get bumped off two different flights in order to receive 2 free round-trip tickets.
TRUE! Wouldn't you do this too if you were young, single and didn't really want to head back to your job at a law firm after the Christmas holidays?
10. I was advised by my doctor that I should not become pregnant again because it could be potentially harmful to me and the unborn baby.
TRUE. Sad, but true. After Baby's birth, I ended up with a catheter for 7 DAYS. 7 days, people! With a