I Told A Fib

First things first – you guys are hilarious!!!  I knew y’all would come up with some crazy facts (and lies) about yourselves in response to yesterday’s post, but you really outdid yourselves!  Here are a few of my faves from yesterday:

My dog weighs about 40 pounds more than I do.  ~ Jill

I went to a mormon college for one semester so I could ski the rockies for credit.  ~ Christy

I chased Luke Perry for an autograph after a broadway show and was nearly hit by a taxi in the process.  ~ Stacy

Truth, lies, I don’t care – that’s funny stuff.  You guys are awesome!

But okay, down to business.  Out of my 10 facts yesterday, 9 of those bad boys were true – and here’s how you guys voted.

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Here’s how it all breaks down, in order of how many votes each fact got (from least to most):

1.  My husband and I have been together for six years.  TRUE

Jason and I both started law school in August of 2003, and we were in the same section (the first year of law school, the entire class was split up into three sections – you had all of your classes with the people in your section, so you spent a lot of time together!).  My friend had a huge crush on Jason’s friend, so our two groups of guys and girls started hanging out all the time, like most nights and weekends – so much for studying!!  By the time I finally realized I really liked my hubby-to-be and wanted to date him, another good friend of mine in the same group had decided that she liked him!  My friend wound up being very gracious when I finally got up the nerve to ask her if she would mind if I went out with Jason – and the rest is history!!  Jason and I got engaged after we graduated in 2006 and married in 2007 (and the very next month, my gracious friend married a great guy that was also in that same group of friends!).

Pretty as a Peony

2.  I am a middle child, with an older sister and younger brother.  TRUE

It’s crazy, for all of our differences my older sister and I are so similar in a ton of ways.  We went to the same college, joined the same sorority, were in the same law school class (but not the same section!), had the same group of friends in law school (which was awesome because she got to know Jason really well), both became lawyers, and now live about 4 miles from one another.  It’s been pretty great!!  My younger brother is also awesome, and lives just as close to me as my sister.  He’s outdoorsy and super-smart, and is always off kayaking or hiking or doing something cool.

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And it’s actually my sister’s birthday today, so Happy Birthday, Caroline!!

3.  I broke my arm during soccer practice in 6th grade when I was hit with a soccer ball.  TRUE

The next year, I fractured that same arm while doing gymnastics.  I love that these stories make me sound somewhat athletic, when that couldn’t be further from the truth – most people can manage to get through sports without breaking limbs!

4.  I studied abroad in Australia when I was a junior in college.  TRUE

See that little arrow down there?  That’s where I lived for about six months during my junior year of college while I attended the University of Queensland (I use the term “attended” loosely – I’m not gonna lie, there wasn’t much studying going on!).

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I lived with two other girls in a little house walking distance from the university, and word on the street was that the house used to be a brothel!!  Who knows if that’s true, but I couldn’t help but notice the fully mirrored bathroom with the pole in the middle . . .  While I was initially scared to move so far from everything I’d ever known, it’s one of the best, and coolest, things I’ve ever done.  So many great friends and experiences and travels!  I need to scan in all my old film from studying abroad so I can share those pics with you guys!

5.  I’ve had Lasik.  TRUE

I used to be blind as a bat, but no more.  My eyes got zapped the day after Christmas in 2002, and it’s been awesome ever since!  I’m a total wuss and the procedure kinda freaked me out, but it was totally worth it.

6.  I graduated first in my class of 250 people from a public high school in East Dallas.  FALSE

Nope, not quite.  I was number 4.  Sorry my lie wasn’t something a bit more fascinating!!  But I’m flattered that most of you guys thought it might be true!

7.  I have been bungee jumping and skydiving.  TRUE

The skydiving was first, in a small town in Australia.  I remember being disappointed after this tandem jump because we were supposed to do a flip out of the airplane but instead we just jumped – bummer!!  It was a cool experience and I’m glad I did it, but I was surprised at how uncomfortable it was from the wind and cold!

Now bungee jumping, on the other hand, totally didn’t disappoint.  I was with two friends in Queenstown, New Zealand, which has been dubbed the Adventure Capital of the World, and the place where bungee jumping was invented.  How could we resist?  I remember panicking in the middle of the night the night before we were set to jump – I literally wandered around our hostel in the dark, without my glasses, trying to find a phone so that I could call and cancel (I didn’t realize that you had to cancel 24 hours in advance).  When I finally found a phone, I was too blind to figure out how to operate it, so I gave up.  I guess I was going to jump!  I’m so glad I did, because it was awesome – the most exhilarating and exciting thing I’ve ever done (and also the scariest!).  That first jump was the Nevis jump which, at 134 meters (about 440 feet), as one of the highest jumps in the world.  Here’s a link to a little YouTube video to show you what it’s like!  (Except when I did it, the river was dry – talk about intimidating!).  And, of course, I couldn’t resist taking another (lower!) jump when they offered us a second jump at a discounted rate – I’m a sucker for a bargain!  This link shows you what that second jump looked like.

8.  I don’t eat any seafood, except fried calamari.  TRUE

My poor husband – he longs for fishy dinners.  Too bad, because he married me!  None of the kids in my family eat seafood, although my sister is starting to branch out, and my parents eat very little.  I wish I did, though, because I know I’m missing out!  I’ve vowed that our kids will eat seafood – we’ll see how that goes someday!

9.  I have been on a photographic safari in Africa.  TRUE

Talk about an amazing adventure.  My parents sent me, my sister and my aunt to Kenya and Tanzania after my sister and I graduated from law school in 2006.  I’ve never been so in awe of nature’s beauty, and the welcoming nature of the African people.  I remember we were gawking over our first herd of zebras when our tour guide, wondering what all the fuss was about, said “What, you guys don’t have these in America?”  Um, nope!  I’ll do another post sometime to give you the full scoop on my Africa trip, but hopefully this pic that I took will hold you over in the meantime:

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10.  I recently quit my job as an attorney to start selling real estate with my husband.  TRUE

It’s funny (but not very surprising) that you guys were most skeptical about this fact.  But it’s true!!  I know, it’s totally crazy, but all I can say is that it is the right move for me.  This plan has been in the works for quite some time, and now we’re ready to put up our signs!  I quit my job just over a month ago and we’ve been scurrying around like bunnies for the past month getting everything in order.  I’m beyond excited, and hopeful for the future.

So now it’s your turn – which of your “facts” are actually fibs?  How shocked are you about the new job news?  And stay tuned, I’ll be giving you guys the inside scoop on our new real estate team tomorrow!!

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Comments

  1. christy says:

    WOW! Congratulations! I’m so excited for you Liz. What an enormously exciting undertaking. I can’t wait to hear all about it tomorrow!!!

    And your list is just fabulous – I love learning all those things about you, and would love to see more safari photos.

    My lie: I don’t speak Welsh! I did go a mormon college to ski, and I was a champion baton twirler. I hope you make it to my site today — I’m playing the game over there too!

  2. Abby says:

    I never received two speeding tickets in one day, but it almost happened. :)

  3. Averill says:

    Wow I am so excited for you — way to go for being brave enough to strike out on your own (and how fun to do it with your hubby!). I definitely want the download! Btw, where did you go to law school? I was c/o 2006 at UT!

    So my lie was that, while I did give up diet coke for Lent in 2008, I broke down earlier this year (after more than a year of cold turkey) and started downing the stuff again! Ah well, there’s always next Lent….

  4. nikkisnacs says:

    If I had voted I would have been wrong! Congrats on your new adventure.

  5. Jen says:

    As the “gracious friend” in #1, I have to say I think it all worked out perfectly :)

    & I got your lie right!

    p.s. Can’t wait to see/hear more about the flip!

    • Liz says:

      Guys, thanks for all of your good wishes! I can’t wait to fill you in some more tomorrow. :)

      Jen,

      Hehe, I was waiting for you to read that!!! And I agree, things worked out pretty darn well! You’ll have to come by on Sunday to check out the flip – we’re planning on having an open house. :)

      Averill,

      I could never give up Diet Coke!! I’m impressed you made it for a whole year, I would have cratered way earlier than that! I was class of 2006 from SMU – jealous that you got to be in Austin for 3 years. :)

      Christy,

      I need to hear more about those baton twirling skills!!! P.S. Love your facts on your blog today!

      ~ Liz

  6. Meredith says:

    My lie:

    I have a blog

    I’m just an avid reader of IGTBH and many others!

  7. christy says:

    This was so much fun Liz. LOVED it!

  8. Lucinda says:

    My guess of lasik was wrong! So East Dallas High School grad could you be a WW wildcat?

  9. Jill says:

    I’m afraid that the bit about my dog is true! My lie was that I would eat any seafood, except calamari. In truth, I don’t really like much seafood at all.
    Congrats on the new business/job expedition! We might move to Dallas in 3 years after I finish law school. I’ll have to look up your business for serious then!

  10. Averill says:

    I knew several folks in SMU c/o 2006! Did you know Chanel Stark? She was a friend of mine from college….

    • Liz says:

      Averill,

      Yes!! Our groups of friends used to hang out fairly often. How fun!! Anybody else? I love this game! Did you know Stephanie Gause from UT?

      ~ Liz