It's okay. I won't take it personally if it's the last one.
Really. *sniff* I won't.
Because, as it turns out, only two of you knew me well enough (or at least were lucky enough guessers) to select the right answer.
Well, before I tell you that, let me tell you what it was not.
1) I was born in a hospital waiting room...by Cesarean.
TRUE: The hospital where I was born, in the spring of 1977, was undergoing extensive remodeling for the first time in 50 years. Because of this, the number of labor and delivery rooms was drastically diminished until the renovations were complete. If the hospital admitted more laboring moms than they had rooms for, certain other rooms were utilized as overflow rooms--the waiting room where I was born being one of them. To prove the expression truth is stranger than fiction, my mom was not the only woman delivering in the room at the time. The other woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Katherine. She would later become my best friend in fourth grade (though at the time we had no idea of our connection. We just thought it was cool that our birthdays were on the same day.)
2) I have never used an electric toothbrush for anything other than its intended purpose.
TRUE: Though I'm surprised that 17 of you thought I had. I do not want to know where your minds are, people.
3) My timed score on Bejeweled is better than my untimed score.
TRUE: And here I thought that made me some sort of Bejeweled master. Turns out I'm not. My high score on untimed Bejeweled (which, for those of you who have never played, is a highly addictive, pleasantly mind-numbing puzzle game) is 25,680 points. Timed is 28,430. Still nowhere near the high scores of some avid
5) I was a high school Mathlete, but I was the weakest link on the team.
TRUE: Though only two of you guessed this, and that was only because it was one of the least guessed responses, it is true. I don't know how to feel that more of you didn't choose this. Good, because you think I'm intelligent enough to snag a spot on the prestigious Mathletes team, or not so good, because it comes as no surprise to you that I was the weakest link. Well, I'll have you know, the team was made up of five people--two of the four valedictorians, the salutatorian, an Asian kid, and me. How could I not be the weakest link?
6) I almost died of hypothermia once in college when I was locked in a parking garage overnight and the temperature dropped below freezing.
TRUE: The parking garage where I normally parked was closed, but I was told by the parking attendant that there was another parking garage closer to my dorm that I could park in. So I did. I had plans to meet my boyfriend for dinner downtown the next night, so I made my way to the parking garage, and up to the top level where my car was parked. Unfortunately, that particular parking garage was privately owned, and the gates were pulled down and the doors locked at six. If this makes any sense, you could get IN the structure through the doors in the stairwell, but you couldn't get OUT without a code. Since this was before the age of widespread cell phone use, I didn't have one, so I spent the worst night of my life huddled in the backseat of my car. I was woken up at four the next morning by a security guard banging on my window. He took me to the hospital where I was hooked up to IV's and put under a warming blanket. The kicker? The parking garage where I normally parked WAS the hospital parking garage. The one I was in was only two blocks away from the hospital. To this day, parking garages make me nervous.
7) I have never killed a man just to watch him die, but sometimes I'd like to.
TRUE: I'd like to kill whoever designed that damn parking garage. And child abusers mostly. But sometimes, God help me, I would love to bring my own brand of sweet, sweet justice down on the jackasses who wait until the last second to merge in traffic, then cut me off. Road rage? Not quite. Because I'd never act on it. But that doesn't mean I can't fantasize about it, right? Oh, and magazine salespeople who want you to high five them? They're on my list, too. I'm not the only one who feels this way, am I? Come on, people. Who's on your list?
So, that only leaves...
4) I am a Republican, born into a family of damn dirty Democrats.
FALSE: Two of you saw through this load of malarkey--Sheila and Lazy Iguana. What threw some of you was probably the inclusion of the "I am a Republican". That part, as some of you know, is true in that I vote mostly Republican (read more than 50%). But I come from a family of STAUNCH Republicans (read 100%). So, to them, I am the liberal. Hey, whatever. I vote my conscience, not my party line.
And, yes, I think Bush is a doof.
So, now's the time to announce which of these two intuitive individuals won the drawing. I'd like to commend you both for your efforts, but as you know, there can only be one grand prize winner. And that person is.....
Congratulations, Ig! Send me an e-mail (avery.gray at yahoo.com) with the prize you'd like to select from the list and mailing info, and your holidays will soon be merry and bright!
And thanks to all who entered! Hope you had fun!!