Here are the answers from yesterday’s 5 Truths and A Lie game. Thank you for all the comments, I’ve been loving them all! This has been SO. MUCH. FUN.
Okay, here goes:
#1 As amazingly romantic as this seems, it’s all true. I remember their sawdust floors just like it was yesterday. My “future husband” was on his lunch break and had been holding the ring in his pocket for days, waiting for the right moment. (Or was he having second thoughts? Hmm…) I love that he chose the Wiener Factory, because we really were just two big kids having fun. One of the most exciting days of my life.
#2 Two Pepi’s, how crazy is that? But, this is true, just not at the same time. The first was a standard poodle, the second a toy poodle. I liked the second one better, less snobby.
#3 Why yes, yes this did happen. I don’t think they were fooling anyone, but they were hilarious to work for and even taught me how to swear in Italian.
#4 If you said “Balderdash!” to the roller disco party you’d be RIGHT! I was as klutzy as they come and every time I got on roller skates I ended up in the ER and came home with a cast.
#5 Well, for those who said they can’t imagine I have any wild blood in me, sadly, you’re wrong. (And for the record this isn’t the worst of it…just ask my mom.) Many famous Lynda’s at the time were spelling their name that way and it felt wildly exotic. This faze lasted a few weeks, as did being a vegetarian.
#6 If two little mice seem not girly enough for a gal like me, I’ll have you know I begged my mom to buy them for me when I was overwhelmed with loneliness when my brother and sister foolishly signed on for a few more weeks at sleepaway camp. Needless to say, when my sister came home, she banished poor Pixie and Dixie to our garage because hopping on their squeaky little wheel was waking her up in the middle of the night. Poor Pixie and Dixie, I still feel guilty for not sticking up for them.
Carol Cassara says
I am so not good at these!
Ellen Dolgen says
You go girl….living on the wild – exotic side!
Ruth Curran says
I think that is the most memorable proposal story I have ever heard! You crack me up – consistently! One of the reasons I am so loving this November!!
Lisa Carpenter says
Woot!! I was right!! 😀
Lois Alter Mark says
Oh, I pictured you happily and confidently gliding around the roller rink to the disco music you posted the other day. Another illusion bites the dust. SIgh … xo
Doreen Mcgettigan says
I didn’t even consider the dogs could have been at different times. Brilliant!
Cathy Chester says
There’s something very funny about the Weiner, but of course I grew up in a house with 2 brothers and a lot of “potty talk”…Good one Linda. I pictured you as the Dorothy Hamill type! Beautiful and great on skates.
I could so see you as a roller derby/rink queen. Oh well. I never skated either. My sister on the other hand still rollerblades for exercise through her neighborhood. Enjoyed your list. 🙂
Angela Hall Weight says
Dang! I had a good feeling about this one. Thought surely the two Pepis were made up. Love the weiner factor marriage proposal. Does it get any more romantic than that?
Elin Stebbins Waldal says
Any fabulous pictures from that highly romantic proposal? Loved the stories behind all of them. Clearly I was not a good guesser…at all. I rather fancied the idea of a younger you–John Travolta style–on skates!
Mary Bird Lanzavecchia says
Stumped by yet another good liar! 🙂
it was good learning more about you Linda. I was a vegetarian briefly, too. Gained 10 pounds eating fried fish sticks!
Rosalind Warren says
If a dog name works, why not recycle it? Genius!
Wendy Walker Cushing says
haha! You fooled me. It was the time for rollerskating when we all grew up so I thought for sure it was real.
Carpool Goddess says
Thanks all, for playing this fun game with me! I so loved reading your truth/lie posts and getting to know you better too! Sadly, no photos of the Weiner Factory proposal, those I’m pretty sure I still have the pink overalls I was wearing that day 😉