To celebrate today, I'm going to give you a puzzle. Below are four true statements and four false statements. You tell me which is which. Have fun!
(And if you know for absolutely certainty, please answer but don't spoil it for the others by including details in your answer. Otherwise, feel free to justify your answers. I'm eager to hear why you think some might be true.)
- When I was young, I once thought I had an incredible gift because I could see air and everyone else believed it was invisible. After several days, I finally had to share this insight with someone. I told my dad who asked me to describe what I was seeing. After I finished, he told me I was just seeing dust. I was pretty disappointed.
- Though I speed like a maniac, I have never been pulled over by a cop. I'm not really expecting this record to last. Luck does run out at some point.
- I went through a phase in college when I was certain I didn't want to have children ever. I also thought I would move to New York City, spend countless hours in crisp white shirts and shiny high heels and hail taxi cabs. Clearly, it was a phase that didn't last since I'm a 25-year-old living in Indiana and fleece pants while taking care of an 18-month-old.
- I'm a closet Judge Judy fan but only on the radio. I love to run errands at 4 p.m. because our local T.V. station broadcasts on the radio. I always imagine the people having big hair and big waistlines. I'm pretty certain I'm dead-on but I never watch it on TV to find out.
- Forget dignity: I am addicted to The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Trista and Ryan - you captured my heart and I've never looked back. Let the mocking commence.
- I am a dish fanatic. If we had money to burn, I would probably own 37 sets of dishes, including a Christmas china set, Fiestaware, bright white square plates and every setting at Crate and Barrel. Probably even the plastic summer sets at Target. This might be why God hasn't given us millions.
- I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. But one day, I was out in our backyard, scattering seeds for the birds (picture the scene in Cinderella minus singing mice). Out of nowhere, a squirrel came running at me and jumped on my leg. I kicked and screamed and finally threw him off. It changed my life. Clearly. Have you heard about Matilda? Have you heard that I hate every rodent of every size from mice to beavers? And did you notice I'm not a vet?
- For the first time in my life, I want to go out my front door and go for a run. So I did. On Wednesday. Without planning to. Pushing a ginormous stroller, I just started running. Then yesterday, Joe and I ran together. This desire has never happened before. Never.