Instead, we were playing Two Truths and a Lie. If you've never played this, each person comes up with three statements about him or herself. One is a lie and the others are true. The group must then guess which is the lie. The intention is to "get to know each other better."
Luckily, some other people went first. We learned that Rob's favorite food was broccoli (we thought that was the lie) and that Todd raised sheep and goats. When it was my turn I came up with:
1. I've climbed to Camp 1 on Mt. Everest.
2. I have a twin sister.
3. I grew up in Michigan.
The group bought the Everest story easily. "You don't have a twin sister," a woman I'd never met before stated. "You didn't grow up in Michigan!" the rest declared.
My conclusion was this: if people easily believe that you've been to Camp 1 on Mt. Everest over growing up in the Midwest, you are leading a pretty interesting life.
|You have to go through the Icefall to get to Camp 1. Nope, nope, nope. Photo from AFP.|