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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tag...I'm it

Don't know what rock I've been under, but there's a game afoot in the blog world called Tagging. I have been tagged by Jude Hardin to come up with five interesting or unique things about myself. One of them is not true.

Whoever is the first to guess which one is the lie gets a free autographed book.

1. When I was 47, I was in the Miami City Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" directed by the acclaimed Edward Villella.

2. I once stood on my head at Les Invalides, the place in Paris where Napoleon is entombed.

3. Telly Savalas let me lick his lollipop.

4. I interviewed Michael Jordan in the Bulls lockerroom for a story about "hang time."

5. I was invited to a party on the royal yacht Britannia where Queen Elizabeth asked me what I did for a living.

And now, I am tagging Bob Morris, J. Carson Black, and the girls over at Lipstick Chronicles.


Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Okay. Telly Savalas did NOT let you lick his lollipop!

I want the new one when it comes out. :)

2:57 PM  
Anonymous J. Carson Black said...

I'll have to go with hanging out on the yacht with Queen Elizabeth. Because that was *me*! Bwa-ha-ha-ha! We played checkers, which was the inspiration for President Nixon's famous Checkers Speech.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

OK, I'm late to the party, so I will guess that you could not possibly have stood on your head. In Paris or anywhere. But if you did it while wearing a dress, then applause, applause...

Sorry, gotta run and go make up my own lie... damn you.

3:40 PM  
Blogger lainey bancroft said...

I'm with Jude. Who would swap spit with Kojak?
Although, a 47 y.o. ballerina sounds a bit iffy...
Nope, #1 is my final answer.

Am I allowed to make up 4/5 so I sound as interesting as all you people? :(

8:30 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

My guess is standing on your head in Paris, too. And I know at least one of the others is true.

Mark Terry

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Kim Laird said...

I'd have to guess number 5. But all of those sound really interesting & like they must have some really good stories behind them.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Evil E said...

I'm betting on the Savalas thing. You would have been too young to know him. :)

2:34 AM  
Blogger Sara Hantz said...

I'm guessing the one with Michael Jordan!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Sara Hantz said...

I'm guessing the one with Michael Jordan!

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Good heavens, they all sound true to me! I just want to know how tall Ed V really is. Tell, tell!

4:22 PM  
Blogger PJ Parrish said...


How tall is Edward Villella?

Taller than Queen Elizabeth but shorter than Michael Jordan.

Seriously, I got to know Edward really well when I was a ballet critic. Lovely man, generous with his time, articulate about his art. I'd say he's about 5'7ish. In fact, his lack of height is one reason he was cast in one of his great roles in The Prodigal Son, so the ballerina playing the Siren could tower over him. But that is probably more than you wanted to know about hummingbirds... :)

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for some reason this isn't coming up under the correct post ... oh well! I enjoyed the post on needing an editor so much that I've sent several here to read it!

1:44 PM  
Blogger PJ Parrish said...

Thanks Diana!
Appreciate the referrals!

4:24 PM  

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