Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Drumroll, please.

Okay, okay... I'll talk. But first I have to say that I can't believe you guys wouldn't think that I'd perform with the circus! Should I be offended or happy that I don't come across as being circus folk? Make sure you go back to the comment section of yesterday's post and make your guesses for what everyone else put down. And for those who played along, give us your answers in today's comment section, okay? Don't leave us hanging!


1. An Arab man tried to buy me. True!

I was working at Disneyland at the time. I was selling Mickey Mouse balloons at the front of the park near the train station. Not far from where I was standing, a group of Arab men were walking by when they all suddenly stopped and looked at me. Two of the men approached me and asked, "He would like to know how much to buy you?" "Um, the balloons are a dollar," was my reply. "No, he would like to know how much to buy you." A bit more nervous this time, "The balloons are a dollar!" The two men walked back to the group, said something to the man in the middle and they all stared at me for a bit longer. Finally they moved on. No, I won't be forgetting that one anytime soon!


2. I've ridden an elephant through the jungle. True!

Back in the summer of '93, I went on a summer mission trip to Thailand. While there, I did get to ride an elephant through the jungle, and yes! It was scary! Even though there was a "seat" on the elephant's back, it didn't feel at all stable. I have to say that I was pretty darn happy to get off! One of the other highlights of that day was having a baby elephant steal a bunch of bananas from me. So cute!!! I'll have to post more about my Thailand adventures sometime.


3. I spent a year performing with a circus. False!

No self-respecting circus would have me! The closest I've ever come to anything circus-y was when I was in college (yea Westmont!) and half of the student body would go down to Ensenada, Mexico, for a spring break mission trip. I was on the Mime Team (no, not like that) and we'd dress up like clowns and perform in the different villages. It was a lot of fun, but it was no circus.

So there you have it. Isn't it fun to have stories to tell? And for all of you who stayed silent, don't you wish you'd played along? Hmmm...?


Peter P said...

I don't believe you.

One out of three was a lie yesterday so why should I start believing that you're NOT lying today?

jasonS said...

For once I jumped on the bandwagon and the bandwagon was right! Woo Hoo!

And I wasn't throwing Peter under the bus. I just happened to think it was funny. I don't think he was really trying to say that, but who knows... :)

sherri said...

I'm with Peter. How can we be certain that anything you say is not a lie?

Heart2Heart said...

I love this! It was super fun, getting to know you that much more! WOW! Can't wait to hear the baby elephant story! Guess since the baby elephant was so short he took the bananas from you since it was much easier.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Beth said...

Man. Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Here's my answer:
#2 was a lie. I have never been to Canada. My bro-in-law is Canadian and he and my sister have been stopped before, but never me.

Yes, Marni, I did pee my pants in front of my husband (then boyfriend). We were laughing about something in my dorm room at ended up in a tickle fight. I screamed, "If you tickle me anymore, I will pee my pants!" He did. I did. Epitome of romance, I assure you. And he still married me?!

So I will forgive him for missing Joey's birth because he got a little woozy and left the room...and then when he came back into the room, he said in his best dry, deadpan voice, "So, did I miss anything?" Uh....yeah. You did. :)

The Fat Dietitian said...

I'm a little late, but you were right... # 3 was a lie! :)

Tiffany said...

You were part of a Mime Group? I really have trouble believing that you could be quiet that long! :)