Two Truths and a Lie: Game 1

The past summer, we would play a game called two truths and a lie. The object is to give three statements… two of them are true… and one is not. (Just don’t ask Joey to demonstrate). Since I think people enjoy the 100 Things About Me. I’m going to be a conforming nonconformist on this one. I plan to have 5 games. Each game will contain 20 truths and 10 lies. The object is to guess the lie in each set of three.

1a) I was born in Huntsville, AL.
1b) I have lived in 4 cities.
1c) I have lived in 4 states.

2a) I play the piano.
2b) I play the trombone.
2c) I play the guitar.

3a) I have two younger sisters.
3b) I grew up in a foster home.
3c) My youngest sister is 10 years younger than me.

4a) I’ve played in an AYSO league.
4b) I’ve played in an USYS league.
4c) I’ve played TSSAA soccer.

5a) My first vehicle was a 1986 Ford Bronco II.
5b) My best friend always seems to have the first name Matthew.
5c) I’ve hiked over 400 miles of trails in the Smokey Mountains.

6a) My favorite food is pizza.
6b) My favorite drink is Cherry Coke.
6c) My favorite snack is popcorn.

7a) I failed my driving test the first time.
7b) I’ve never had a minimum wage job.
7c) I’ve got two bachelor degrees.

8a) I’ve only gotten one speeding ticket.
8b) I’ve been in 5 wrecks.
8c) I’ve gone to both Private Schools and Public Schools.

9a) The farthest west I’ve been is Seattle, WA.
9b) The farthest east I’ve been is Dijon, France
9c) The farthest south I’ve been is Sao Paulo, Brasil.

10a) I won the Middle Tennessee Precalculus Competition held at UT Martin.
10b) I won the Middle Tennessee Calculus Competition held at UT Martin.
10c) I graduated in the top 5% of my class in high school.

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right

This weekend was awesome and yet this weekend just sucked and I’m gonna leave it at that.

Friday night Michele and I ended up going to Cozymel’s to grab a bite to eat. When we showed up, Tina Wesson of Survivor fame was also waiting to be seated. I’ve seen her at events that she was brought in for, but never out in the general public. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but Survivor is one of my favorite shows. Afterwards we went to Blockbuster and rented Napoleon Dynamite. I’ve seriously rented this movie like infinity times, so I guess I really should just buy this movie the next time I’m at Wal-Mart or someplace. Its an awesome movie. I thought it was stupid the first time I saw it, but it keeps getting funnier every time I watch it.

Today Michele and I went up to House Mountain. It was a fun little hike, and best of all, its only like 15 minutes away. I love the Smoky Mountains, but sometimes they are just too far away and you lose some of the time just driving. Today turned out to be a great day to be outdoors. The temperature was great and it didn’t rain. We probably could have gone backpacking, oh well.

Here’s a panorama I took from the summit of the mountain.
House Mountain Panorama

Just Smile and Nod Your Head

For the service project last night and yesterday, a few of us were in charge of visiting some of the elderly and shut-ins of Laurel. It started at lunch, when a group (Mer, Audrey, and Todd) went to visit one of the former deaf ministers at Laurel. Last night Jesse D, Adam B, and myself were in charge of the places that would be visited. One person was out in Farragut and the other was just off of Papermill. Since the Farragut group had longer to drive, it only makes sense that two of the three leaders go there. Jesse and Adam went there along with Charlie S. This left just me and Lora to go visit Mrs. Green, who was in a nursing home just off of Papermill.

This lady had been a long time member at Laurel. We showed up and I don’t think she was expecting us. We delivered the fruit basket and the lasagna that was made for her. We talked very little the time we were there, all 35 minutes of it. She would tell us the sad stories of her children. Her oldest son was an FBI agent who was murdered on their back porch and her middle child had run away from home. She went on to tell us stories of her youngest daugther and her grandchildren and her greatgrandchildren. These were a lot happier.

She then went on to talk about her roommate at the nursing home. She’s a heart patient as well. The lady we went to visit has a special string that she can pull (its attached to a buzzer or something) whenever her roommate there at the nursing home feels the oneset of a heart attack or something. Mrs. Green kept talking about how she can’t do much in the state she’s in know, but she can pray and she can still sing.

There was one thing that Mrs. Green kept talking about that had us a little baffled… She kept saying a group from the CSC was going to come visit at 6:00 on Friday. Both Lora and I were convinced that she was just a little confused… In fact, she may not remember that she had visitors last night.

The Mystery of the Bible Mega-Site Revealed

Many of you may remember, a while back the CCG was being redirected to a Bible Mega-Site when she would go to Mer’s blog. Finally, the mystery of why this was happening has been solved.

Its been a while since since the Cuff Daddy went on a detective spree. The last time was probably The Case of the Missing Halloween Partyers. This account is guaranteed to not be near as funny as the last.

Thanks to a call, I got to stay in Knoxville today. Anwyays… last night I discovered the super secret blog site of our own Todd Tarbett. Well given that I don’t have a link to his site, I had to type in http://* to get to it. However, I had made a mistake. Instead of, I had put

The mystery of the Bible Mega-Site has now been solved. The conclusion, I can’t type.