Friday, November 2, 2007

I'm a liar - meme

Josi Kilpack tagged me for this meme. I am supposed to list four things about me, one of which is a lie. I should tell you now that I'm not a very good liar, which is rather ironic since I used to work for the Central Intelligence Agency. (Yes, I really did work there. This isn't one of the four things I'm listing about myself.)

Okay, here is goes:

1. On the way to my uncle's house several years ago, I was invited to stop and visit the home of actor Bill Murray. My kids and I drove up for the day and hung out with Bill's family on his New York estate.

2. While living in Venezuela, I was stopped by the local authorities and nearly deported ... to Columbia. The authorities thought I had illegally entered the country from Columbia and that I was a native Spanish speaker. When I started speaking in rapid English, they thought it was just a ploy to convince them I was a legal resident. Only when a friend showed up with my U.S. passport did they finally let me go.

3. I joined the Mormon church because I didn't like Coca-cola...sort of. I was at a party and I didn't want a coke, but that was all they had. Then some of my Mormon friends said they couldn't drink coke because they were Mormon. I piped in and said that I was Mormon too so I could drink something else. My friends blackmailed me into going to church with them since I had said I was the same religion as them. A couple of years later I ended up getting baptized.

4. Like all former and current employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, I had to sign a lifelong secrecy agreement. Because of this, all of my novels have been reviewed by the Central Intelligence Agency before publication to make sure I didn't inadvertently give away any classified information.

Now that I've given you my list of things about me, which of these isn't true? I'll give you the answers next week. As for who I'm going to tag, I choose Michele Paige Holmes, Tristi Pinkston, and Stephanie Humphreys.


Stephanie Humphreys said...

I'm picking #4. I'll post mine tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

wow traci, this was good. i am guessing number #1 is the lie. this was fun. cheers, kathleen

Summer said...

I'm guessing number 3!

Marsha Ward said...

I'm going with number 1.

Josi said...

I'm going with #4, I think you told me something about this...

Avery Gray said...

Well, since 2 is the only answer that hasn't been picked, and because it is the answer I picked for Kathleen's, I'm going to stick with that. Can't wait to find out!

Anonymous said...

so cute how avery mentioned my name in vain :)

so, traci, when are you going to post the answer? today sometime? i gotta know.

i am posting the answer to mine today, too. this was so fun to play this.

good day friend, kathleen :)

Deb said...

I'm sooo bad at this I'm not even going to guess, but I can't wait to read the answer.

Anonymous said...

hi traci,

so which one is really the lie? please do tell.

hope your night is better, take care, kathleen

Getty72 said...

A fantastic blog and a wonderful post. A great pleasure to read (and I am glad I found it after you posted the answer, the suspense would have killed!).

I truly look forward to catching up on your previous posts.

Best wishes and have a great week ~ Graham