Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Two truths and a lie

I took my first creative writing course freshman year of college, and it was there that I first learned about the best ice breaker ever.

"Two truths and a lie" is a game in which each person says three things about him- or herself; two are true and one is a lie. Everyone else has to figure out which is which. By now, I'm a master at this game. I've played it so many times that I can spot the lie mid-sentence and can craft the best truths and lies.

Unfortunately, when I was 18, I didn't get it. Anything. I was very self-serious. While all the other students had anecdotes about Greek serenades, drinking misadventures, and curious rashes, I told of crashing cars, running away, and therapy. (The class quickly guessed my lie because one of its details was "five miles," and "five" is a fake-sounding number, apparently.)

Anyway, my winning combination a couple months ago:
  • I've never had a pet for longer than 6 months
  • I was born at home.
  • I've never gone out of the country.

(Everyone guessed the last one; they obviously hadn't read this blog!)