7 Lies and 3 Truths

Said in my best Zoolander voice, "Who am I?"

Today we are going to play a little game–a little get-to-know-you game of sorts called “7 Lies and 3 Truths”. My life (as I’m sure yours does as well) has many random characteristics for sure. Below are 10 statements. Three of them are true, while seven of them are false. I’ll share on Wednesday’s post the “answers” and do a little commentary as well.

Your turn: Comment with the three that you think are true… Winners will get a virtual fist bump (or #KnucklePunch as my daughters say) from yours truly. Enjoy!

1. I am so clumsy. I have broken the same toe on my right foot every year for the last 4 years.

2. While in Amsterdam, I was chased by Red Light District police officers at 2 o’clock in the morning.

3. The band I started in high school, Prehistoric Vader and the Phenomenon, sold 103 albums over the course of 8 glorious months.

4. My great-grandfather was a silent-film movie star from Las Cruces, New Mexico.

5. I wasn’t the most popular “Dustin” at my elementary school. That title belonged to none other than Dustin Diamond.

6. I am childhood acquaintances with Jessica Alba. In fact, we “went out” as third graders.

7. I can recite every single lyric by heart from the Foo Fighters’ iconic sophomore album “The Colour and the Shape”.

8. Three years ago, my brother and I flew out to New York as part of a final casting decision for The Amazing Race. Sadly, we didn’t make the final cut.

9. I gained notoriety in college for being the guy who wore a bathrobe to class (yes, I was “The Bathrobe Guy”).

10. My second car was a old, restored ice cream truck. Regretfully, I could never get the music to play on the sound system.

Okay, your turn. Which three are true? I’ll share which three on Wednesday, shed a little light into my life, and hopefully give out a few virtual bumps!

(And family… you know who you are… don’t spoil the answers in the comments. :))

Also… What is a completely random fact about your life?

63 Comments

  • Matthew Snider

    May 2, 2011

    2,4 and 8 is what I think!

    Reply
  • Jon

    May 2, 2011

    Ha. Love this game. I’m going to say: 2, 7, and 8. :)

    Reply
  • Michael

    May 2, 2011

    2, 3, * 5.

    they seem the most unbelievable. so i think they are truth.

    Reply
  • John

    May 2, 2011

    I’m gonna go with 2,5,and 8.

    Reply
  • Jay Cookingham

    May 2, 2011

    5, 8 and 10….

    My friend Paul and I embarrassed Tony Bennett at a dinner after it took our booth. We sang “He stole our booth in NY city” to the tune of “I left my Heart in San Francisco”…we were quickly seated somewhere else…

    Reply
    • Dustin

      May 2, 2011

      LOL, Jay…. how I wish you had video of that moment.

      Reply
  • Moe

    May 2, 2011

    3, 9, 10 (I really have no idea)

    As for me? I once threw urine balloons at Mormons from the roof.

    Reply
    • Donald Borsch Jr

      May 2, 2011

      Moe,

      >>As for me? I once threw urine balloons at Mormons from the roof.
      ————

      I should be holy enough to not laugh at this.

      But.

      LOL! Classic! Wish I would have thought of that one!

      (I’m such a bad son….)

      Reply
    • Dustin

      May 2, 2011

      Moe, Moe, Moe….

      Reply
      • Donald Borsch Jr.

        May 2, 2011

        “IN the midnight hour, babe– Moe, Moe, Moe! With a rebel yelllll– Moe, Moe , Moe!”

        Sorry. Couldn’t resist. Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I could have resisted. I chose to say what I said! There. LOL!

        Reply
    • Keri

      May 2, 2011

      Oddly, this isn’t nearly as horrific as prevening the pigeon episode.

      Reply
      • Keri

        May 2, 2011

        What? I can’t type! Should say “this isn’t nearly as horrific as the pigeon episode”!

        Reply
        • Moe

          May 2, 2011

          I don’t know what you are talking about. (keeps walking while whistling)

          Reply
  • Donald Borsch Jr

    May 2, 2011

    I vote for: 2, 4, 6.

    Completely random fact about me:

    I consistently have to utilize the bathroom, (in a bad way!), once I enter a library or bookstore. I wonder if it has something to do with book dust? Even if I use the bathroom like 10 minutes prior, it doesn’t matter. Once inside, BOOM!, ‘Hey, gotta find the bathroom! See ya in 5!’

    Yep.

    Reply
  • Duane Scott

    May 2, 2011

    2, 5, and 9.

    :)

    This was fun.

    Reply
  • Adam

    May 2, 2011

    I am going with 1, 4, and 10 (and that would be awesome).

    Reply
  • Brandon

    May 2, 2011

    I think all of them are true…haha! Just kidding!

    Reply
  • mo

    May 2, 2011

    I’m going with 2,7,9 as the truths.

    random fact: in an armwrestling dynamo.

    Reply
  • mo

    May 2, 2011

    I’m going with 2,7,9 as the truths.

    random fact: i’m an armwrestling dynamo.

    Reply
  • Michelle

    May 2, 2011

    I think 3, 4 and 6 are true. Can’t wait to see which actually are. #10 would be awesome if it actually came fully loaded – and by fully loaded, I mean with ice cream!

    Reply
  • Michelle

    May 2, 2011

    I’m gonna say 2, 4, and 8. But that’s a total guess on my part!

    Reply
  • kristinherdy

    May 2, 2011

    1, 4 and 7 as truths.

    I play this get-to-know-you game with my students at the beginning of each semester, only, 2 truths and 1 lie. it’s fun and helps me learn their names.

    Reply
    • Dustin

      May 2, 2011

      You know, I played the game once (2 truth, 1 lie) with a small group once… Remember it getting pretty random (and funny). :)

      Reply
  • Arny

    May 2, 2011

    Number 5 has to be true…it just has to be…lol

    This is my first time reading your blog…i just saw that you won the web hosting thing at Ryan’s blog…

    I like it…

    Reply
    • Dustin

      May 2, 2011

      Sweet! Thanks for stopping by, Arny

      Reply
  • kevin

    May 2, 2011

    2,4,7 (but hopefully 9!)

    Reply
  • Scott

    May 2, 2011

    To the guy who has to poop at bookstores… I get the same way when I walk into a Boarders or B&N. I don’t think we’re the only ones either. Try a google search on “poop in bookstore”.

    I think there should be a formal study performed on this topic!

    Reply
    • Dustin

      May 2, 2011

      Scott, you are hilarious. I’ll be sure to pass this along to Donald…. Awesome.

      Reply
      • Donald Borsch Jr

        May 2, 2011

        Scott,

        Last time I Googled “poop anyhting” it brought up Michael Perkins.

        BURRRRN!

        #inappropriatejokeatmichaelsexpense

        Reply
  • Elyse

    May 2, 2011

    I know! But I might have a slight advantage being your sister :)

    Reply
  • Terry Valencia

    May 2, 2011

    Your mama here knows too, but I won’t spoil it :) :) :)

    Reply
  • Joseph

    May 2, 2011

    3, 4, and 8?

    Reply
  • Mark Wicks

    May 2, 2011

    Hmmm… I’m going with 1, 4 and 6.

    Reply
  • Mark

    May 2, 2011

    I would say #’s 3,4, and 7 are true. I love the Foo Fighters:->

    One random fact about me was that I was fired and escorted out of the building by the police from a past employer. The reason I was fired was because I (allegedly) built a website that listed the companies misappropriation of funds, and other shady business they were conducting. (They were a non-profit Mental health provider) Though they could never fully prove I was the author of the website, they had their suspicions, which I guess was enough for them. They did however pay me off (though I did have to sign a voluntary resignation and a non-disclosure agreement:)

    Reply
    • Dustin

      May 3, 2011

      Wow… talk about a dinner party story. :)

      Reply
  • Jennifer Hamilton

    May 2, 2011

    I am going with 2, 5 and 8. All were very funny. Bathrobe guy?

    Reply
  • I would have to say you’ve never gone in for casting calls in the Amazing Race. Or maybe you did – you’re just that fantastic!

    Reply
  • Sandy Sandmeyer

    May 2, 2011

    Ok, here are my guesses:
    1. I am so clumsy. I have broken the same toe on my right foot every year for the last 4 years.

    7. I can recite every single lyric by heart from the Foo Fighters’ iconic sophomore album “The Colour and the Shape”.

    9. I gained notoriety in college for being the guy who wore a bathrobe to class (yes, I was “The Bathrobe Guy”).

    One random fact about me…I traveled with a gospel group for 3 summers in high school. I parents sent me from Connecticut to North Carolina and I traveled on a then 25 year old Greyhound bus up the east coast of the US singing in churches, schools, prisons, street corners, and other places. I went to Haiti under Baby Doc’s regime twice for 2 weeks at a time and I recorded an album. It was a great time for me.

    Reply
    • Dustin

      May 3, 2011

      Very cool, Sandy – Sounds like you had some pretty memorable experiences!

      Reply
  • Bryan Thompson

    May 3, 2011

    Dustin, gonna go with 3, 7, and 8! Bring on the fist bump! :)

    Reply
  • David Miles

    May 3, 2011

    Dustin, I’m going to go with 2,4 and 8.

    Reply
  • chris vonada

    May 3, 2011

    this is good stuff!!!

    i’m guessing 2, 6 and 9 (just kidding :) )

    my moment… check http://chrisvonada.com tomorrow, ironically i’m posting some evergreen about my journey through Las Cruces and nearby Taos!

    Reply
    • Dustin

      May 3, 2011

      sweet, I’ll be sure to check it out. thanks Chris!

      Reply
  • ThatGuyKC

    May 3, 2011

    5, 7 & 8 are my guesses. Fun post!

    Reply
  • bill (cycleguy)

    May 3, 2011

    Guessing 3, 6 & 10

    Reply
  • Tony Alicea

    May 3, 2011

    I’m going with 3, 7 & 9.

    Random fact about me? Hmm…I can gleek like a waterfall. Seriously, it’s like a water sprinkler coming out of my mouth.

    On a side note: It’s super creeper city to see your avatar as the default when people who comment on your blog don’t have one. I was like “whaaa?” Ha!

    Reply
    • Donald Borsch Jr

      May 3, 2011

      Tony,

      >>On a side note: It’s super creeper city to see your avatar as the default when people who comment on your blog don’t have one.
      ————

      Yeah, I’ve thought that, too. But it’s only on D’s blog. I’ve not seen it elsewhere.

      Reply
      • Dustin

        May 3, 2011

        Hmm… I’ll have to look into that, maybe try and change the default avatar image. Thanks guys.

        Reply
    • Dustin

      May 3, 2011

      Tony, that is awesome. I can do some pretty sweet stuff with my spit as well. :)

      Reply
  • Keri

    May 3, 2011

    I really want 1, 2, and 8 to be true. 1 and 2 would have made for great entertainment if 8 had come to be so. I LOOOOOOVE that show!

    Random fact about me: I’ve never dyed my hair, or permed it or anything. I have what the stylists call virgin hair. And, if I do say so myself, it’s quite beautiful in it’s virginity.

    Reply
    • Dustin

      May 3, 2011

      you have me beat. i put sun-in in my hair one summer. #badnews

      Reply
  • Louie Valencia

    May 3, 2011

    To funny…….I know too, but won’t spoil it. : )

    Reply
  • rob white

    May 3, 2011

    OK, I’m game… 10, 1 & 2

    Reply
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  • Alex Humphrey

    May 5, 2011

    I haven’t looked at the answers yet.

    I’m thinking 3, 7 & 8!

    Now to check out what’s true! lol

    Reply
    • Dustin

      May 6, 2011

      YES! thanks for ‘playing the game’. :)

      Reply

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