So here is the truth (see Saturday's post if you have no idea what I'm talking about). Thanks for playing along!
1. I threw up during the tour of NBC studios in NYC, in front of everyone. FALSE. This actually happened to a friend of mine, though.
2. My brother is a member of the Special Forces and is deployed...well, we're not sure where, because he's not allowed to tell us. FALSE. My peaceful and mild-mannered brother is actually finishing up seminary, where he's training to become a pastor.
3. All four of my children were delivered as water births at a birthing center. FALSE. I am a wimp. Where pain is concerned (particularly pain of the childbirth variety), you will find me in a hospital bed hooked up to as much medication as is humanly possible.
4. Chelsea Clinton once took a nap in my bed while Hillary waited in the living room. TRUE. I grew up in rural Arkansas, where my family has been involved in local and county politics for decades. My Dad campaigned for Bill Clinton in his first campaign, and they have been friends ever since. One year when Clinton was campaigning for the governorship of Arkansas, he came to our small town for a speech. Chelsea was a young preschooler at the time, and Hillary needed to put her down for a nap. My parents offered our house (I was at school), and Chelsea napped in my bed while Hillary, indeed, waited in our living room. Later in the day she would compliment my mother (a talented cross-stitcher) on a particular piece of cross-stitch hanging in our house. So my mom made another one and gave it to Hillary; years later my dad would see it hanging in the governor's mansion. We always wondered if it ended up hanging in the White House! [And to clear up a question you might be having since I've blogged about the extraordinary integrity of my Dad--yes, he was deeply disturbed by some of the shenanigins in the Clinton White House but, being my Dad, he quietly stood by his old friend while speaking the truth in love.]
5. When I was first out of college I worked as a nanny in Los Angeles for a famous person, but I'm not allowed to say who it was because I signed a confidentiality agreement. FALSE. But wouldn't it be cool if it were true?