Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two truths and a lie

Last week-end, I attended a strategic planning meeting for the Autism Society, and a group of us went to dinner after Saturday's sessions. We played a game where each person would tell two truths and one lie about himself or herself. The others were asked to identify the lie. My three assertions:
  1. One time, I yelled at Lucky Reagan--the late President and Mrs. Reagan's dog--to "Shut up!" when it was barking.
  2. Due to a volcanic eruption that grounded all incoming and outgoing flights, I had to stay an extra six days in Iceland.
  3. When trying to join a tall club, I failed the measure-in.
Any guesses as to which one is false? Nobody got it right at the dinner!


Gale said...

If I were a betting woman, I would wager that number 1 was fabricated because even if you spent any time in the White House you would know that Lucky did not live there with them.

Lars Perner, Ph.D. said...

It is true back when I taught at George Washington University, my office was four blocks from the White House. However, that was when Bill and Hillary lived there. During Ronald Reagan's last years in office, my mother had a horse ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, down the hill from the Reagans' ranch.

anzelea said...

My guess would be number 3. It's almost a joke and after living with my step father (whom I believe has AS) I don't see jokes being made with a person with AS.

Nulani Sapiie said...
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Lars Perner, Ph.D. said...

Actually, it is #2. I did visit Iceland once, but there was no volcanic outbreak.

Lauri Crowe said...

What a fun game. Will definitely consider playing this at our next Ability Parenting meeting! Fun icebreaker too.

Ross Lumbus said...

Well I came here through a series of misdirections and after seeing the two truths and one lie, I could not leave without knowing the answer.
Glad I found out as the suspense was killing me. I guessed 3 and was wrong
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