2.24.2011

Two Truths and a Lie...

I'm all about icebreakers. In fact, this introvert relies on them because small talk is no strength of mine. Icebreakers come with rules, and give me little opportunity to get all awkward like I do. So, when my friend Liz from Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Geek (who has been privy more than once to my social awkwardness in group situations) dreamed up this blog carnival, I was all for it!

Here's the deal, you get to play along! Start here, try to figure out which one of the following statements is my lie, make sure you leave a comment with your guess, and then link away to your hearts content to the blogs below, make sure you leave them comments too! If you have a blog, and want to play, too -- link up! On Monday, I'll tell you the answer here, and all my bloggy friends will do the same on their own blogs. Sound like fun? I knew you'd be in...

Here goes:
OMG, THIS WAS FUN!
You are all gonna die because most of you were WRONG!!!!!!

1. When Donny Osmond toured to Minneapolis with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, I was in one of the choirs that performed onstage during the production. LIE! BIG FAT FATTY FAT LIIIIIIIIIIIIIE!!! Donny toured in Joseph when I was in high school. I was waaaaaaaay too old to be in the choir. I definitely wanted to be though, and don't think for one moment that I didn't have every word memorized. I can barely carry a tune, like you would need to put it in a backpack for me and tell me where to drop it. Friends can attest to this... and if they are unwilling - my high school music teacher (Ms. Thompson) who told me how much I sucked when I was in Guys and Dolls would be more than happy to tell you why her words are the sole reason I, AKA Bitter Betty will barely sing anymore (except to my children and in church - because All God's Children...)

2. My maiden name is Brady, and I am related to Tom Brady. Yes. Technically I am related to Tom Brady. Not THE Tom Brady. My dad and grandfather are both named Tom Brady. To my knowledge, neither of them show a great talent in the way of football, though.

3. I went to a B-52s concert with Barry Williams (Greg Brady from the Brady Bunch). Sooooo true. Funny story. When Mr. Lindstrom worked for the local NBC affiliate (for which he won an Emmy award as a producer... and for which I am greatly proud), we were fortunate enough to go on a trip to Disney World when they opened a new ride, Mission To Mars. Okay, Mr. Lindstrom went for work, and I paid my way... just for the fun of it. We think it was 2003 or 2004 - we know it was after we were married (2002) and before we had kids (2005). One evening's festivities included a B52s concert. For reasons unknown to me, Barry Williams was in attendance, and he somehow ended up standing right beside me. Perhaps I'd had a couple Chardonnays by the time I told him that my last name was Brady and I loved him. He left within seconds. Our time together was short lived and amazingly awkward... but I like to refer to it as the time I went to a B52s concert with Barry Williams. Tin Roof, Rusted.

Pretty fun, right? Now I've got you noodling. Don't forget to guess by commenting - and then make sure you come back Monday to see how you fared. Most importantly, hop around to these awesome blogs below! Play along!

35 comments:

  1. I love this game! I think your lie is #2: You are related to Tom Brady. Your life is so colorful I am actually imagine you doing #1 and #3!

    Can't wait to find out the answers!

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  2. I think your lie is number three, though I can see you doing that!

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  3. I will go with #3. I know your maiden name is Brady and just because you say Tom Brady doesn't mean that you are saying THEE Tom Brady.

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  4. I'm going with #3 - and HOPE it's the lie...
    Wow...Greg Brady.
    Wow!
    :)

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  5. I believe #3 is the lie..... Cause your dad IS Tom Brady... And I could see you being in a choir....

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  6. I'm going to go with #1, just because no one has guessed it yet. So either I'm beating the odds or everyone is WAY smarter than me. Possibly both!

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  7. I'm just guessing here....#3.

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  8. I think your Lie is #1...although I imagine you would have LOVED to sing in one of the choirs, I don't think you did.

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  9. I'm going to hope it's #2 , so that's you're not related to Tom Brady, cause you can't have a crush on family. LOL :)

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  10. Plus, I love your blog...loooooove it!

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  11. I say #3 because like Tanya said, you ARE related to Tom Brady.

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  12. I've never met you, so I'm guessing #2 =)

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  13. I think your lie is #1 I don't remember you being in choir or anything - thought you were a dancer. I don't think they can sing :)

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  14. I think the lie is #3, but I really have no idea. If you did do that...Wow!

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  15. GUESS?? I know your lie is number 3. I was around back then, remember?

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  16. I love this icebreaker, except I always have a problem coming up with a lie. I believe your lie is #2

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  17. Oh man, I hope it isn't one, because I was in the audience, row 3 in fact when Donny was in town with Joseph. I think I was in 7th grade.

    I'm going to guess that the lie is 3, especially since someone revealed your dad's name is Tom.

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  18. hmmmmm ... are you old enough to have gone to a B-52s concert? I suppose it could have been after their heyday. I'm still going to go with that one as the lie since someone outed you on Tom Brady. ;)

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  19. I will guess #3 because I can't imagine him at a B52s concert! lol

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  20. #3, no way.....or maybe I should read the rest of your blog to see if you might have really done that!

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  21. Ooh...I want them all to be true. I have a thing for Donny (he's on that "list" we all keep in our heads). Greg Brady? Well, he's not on the list but I bet he'd be fun, if not a bit out of place, at a B-52's concert. Brady? Hmmm...I'll say that's the lie.

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  22. How fun to sing on the same stage as Donny Osmond! I'm going to guess that Greg Brady is the lie.

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  23. I'm gonna say #3 is the lie.

    I'm an introvert too and I HATE icebreakers...but one online is ok...I communicate best in the written word...and at my own pace.;-)

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  24. I'm going with #1 for the lie. I kiind of think they are all true because you are just that interesting!! LOVE following your blog and love that this blog hop has introduced me to some new ones to follow!

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  25. I think number 3 is the lie. Local choirs in the Joseph production seems plausible and I just don't think you'd pull that out of thin air. I agree that you might have dated any Tom Brady...perhaps not the famous variety. Not that your Tom wasn't just as special.

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  26. I'm guessing #3 and boy is that creative thinking.

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  27. I have no idea, but I'm also going to go with #3. :) fun!

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  28. Love this!

    I am going with #1 since #1 seems a good way to fool us to think that it was somewhere besides the first one. midnight logic.

    I don't have a blog so does that mean i cant blog hop? Because that sounds like fun!

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  29. Love it. Need to find the time later to reveal mine. I know everyone is just on the edge of their seats.

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  30. I WAS IN THE CHILDREN'S CHOIR!!! Donny hugged me on my birthday.

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  31. Greg Brady...that is a great story. I lauged out loud.

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  32. Colleen--your trip was in 2003. I remember it well because it was the same weekend as our wedding, and Matt, God bless him, flew back early in order to make it to our reception. :)
    Barbara Marincel

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