1. My favorite band during high school was The Who.
False. During my high school years (1982-86) my friends and I were all big Kinks fans. Yeah, I hung were a pretty tough crowd.
2. My original college major - before switching to Geography - was Chemistry.
False. I started out as a "Pre-Engineering" major, which predated my alma mater creating a world-class School of Engineering by about ten years. The idea was to finish the two year Pre-Engineering program and then transfer to a real Engineering program at some big-name university (I had my heart set on Drexel). Chemistry was the subject I failed my first two semesters, which was why I switched to Geography (that and the fact that I had zero idea what was going on in my Physics class - but at least I only failed that class once).
3. I've never not finished a race.
True. 126 races and counting. Impressive, no?
4. Playing "Tag" once landed me in the emergency room.
False. As an eight-grader I sliced my hand open on a broken Coke bottle while playing Hide-and-Seek.
5. To help pay for my last two semesters of college, I worked as a escort.
True. True, true, true! In last year of college I worked for the military contracting department of the [retracted] [retracted] Company. I received limited Department of Defense clearance so that I could take uncleared personal (mostly janitors working the graveyard shift) through high security buildings. My official title? Escort.
6. I spent my last two semesters of college on the Dean's List.
True. Escorting janitors around made for a whole lot of down time while waiting for them to finish cleaning bathrooms (or whatever it was they were doing in there - luckily I didn't have to go into the bathrooms with them). That gave me time to actually do my homework, actually read my textbooks and actually study for my tests, which brought about the best (by a long shot) grades of my life.
7. I was in the school play my freshman year of high school, but had no lines.
False. I was a stage crew geek my freshman year, but I was on stage (behind the scenery) for You Can't Take It With You and Mame.
8. I'm really not that upset about my allergy to shrimp.
False. Trick question! While I am allergic to most shellfish, shrimp isn't one of them. I still stay away from them, have never tried them, and have never had any desire to try them. Dude, they've got that poopy black thing going down their back.
9. In my eighth-grade yearbook, I was voted "friendliest."
True. And I was one of only four to receive that honor. Although right after the yearbooks came out I was told by someone on the selection committee, "yeah, we were told we had to come up with something for every person in the class, so we kept friendliest open for the people we couldn't think of anything else for." So I beat the crap out of him. (Okay, that last part was false.)
10. I've never been to Florida.
True. But that all ends tomorrow, god (and US Air) willing.
Looks like infrequent Long Cut commentator and frequent sister Terry was the best of those of you who tried this. With eight correct answers she even managed to tie the missus! Of course, the missus was the only one who had no problem envisioning me working as an escort.