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The answer is D

Written by Alison | January 9th, 2008 at 6:23 pm | Comments

a) I don’t like to wake up on a zero or a five so I set my alarm for weird numbers–TRUE! (I’m weird! However if I HAD to wake up on a zero or five I wouldn’t have a problem with it, hence my telling myself this is just a delightful quirk and not fullblown neurosis)

b) I wrote the first cover story of No Doubt to run in a national magazine–TRUE. It was in the now defunct Axcess magazine which was a national glossy magazine out of San Diego. I also did covers on Sandra Bullock, Milla Jovovich and… I swear there was someone else but now I’m forgetting. And here is a bit of trivia: apparently the cover picture of that story inspired the video for “Don’t Speak” because Gwen was made huge on the cover and the guys were shrunk and stuck in the background. There are some pictures of the story here, though you can’t read it, just see the images. The cover is that little thing on the left!)

c) In college, I lived in the dorm that was the exterior of Eastland from Facts of Life—TRUE! (the show was shot on a soundstage but Harwood dorm at Pomona was the exterior of Facts of Life when you see it in the credits. I didn’t even realize this until after I’d been going there for about a year!)

d) I hosted a radio show after college—FALSE! (I’ve done radio but never had my own show)

e) My hair is naturally curly—TRUE! (you can kind of see it in this old and somewhat embarrassing band article. Note how goth I look. I am not now nor have I ever been goth, I just seem that way sometimes because of the dark hair, light skin and pet raven)

Thanks to everyone for guessing!

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Four truths and a lie

Written by Alison | January 8th, 2008 at 10:16 pm | Comments

Because you people love these so, here’s another battery of factoids plus one falsehood.

a) I don’t like to wake up on a zero or a five so I set my alarm for weird numbers

b) I wrote the first cover story of No Doubt to run in a national magazine

c) In college, I lived in the dorm that was the exterior of Eastland from Facts of Life

d) I hosted a radio show after college

e) My hair is naturally curly

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The correct answer…

Written by Alison | January 7th, 2008 at 2:10 pm | Comments

to last night’s four truths and a lie is C. I don’t collect puppets. Congrats to all those who got it right and to those of you know came thisclose but then missed it, better luck next time!

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Four truths and a lie

Written by Alison | January 6th, 2008 at 8:24 pm | Comments

Alright, because you guys have asked, I’ll do this again and make it a little harder:

a) When I was six I wanted to be a psychiatrist
b) Sometimes I say mirror when I mean window and vice versa
c) I collect puppets
d) I hate horror movies
e) I love the smell of laundry

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Five Things

Written by Alison | January 5th, 2008 at 8:50 pm | Comments

Awhile ago my friend Rhett Reese who created the brilliant reality show parody The Joe Schmo Show taught me the “3 truths and a lie” game where you tell someone four things about yourself and they have to guess which one is made up. I was terrible at this game as I’m both gullible and a bad liar. But that shan’t stop us from playing it now, blog readers! Perhaps this will even be a recurring blog thingie! You love thingies!

Okay, here are five things you don’t know about me. You find the one that isn’t true:

a) I can believe it’s not butter, but I don’t care

b) I’m clumsy

c) I had pet ducks growing up

d) I always preferred Judy Blume to Beverly Cleary

e) I’m a civil war hero

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