8.30.2009

Time for a change ...

Have you ever heard of the game show, To Tell the Truth? It was a show that challenged a panel of four celebrities to correctly identify a described contestant who typically had an unusual occupation or experience. This central character was joined by two imposters who pretended to be that central character. The celebrity panelists questioned the team of challengers, with the imposters allowed to lie, but the central character "sworn to tell the truth".

Still with me? Give yourself 50 gold stars.

Today we're going to play a little game similar to that ... I am going to tell you three things, only one of which is true. And you, get to guess which one it is. 500 gold stars if you guess it correctly.

1. I've met someone. Well, I've met a lot of someones. But a special someone. I actually met him quite sometime ago. But at that point he was just a someone. Now he is a special someone. :) I am not quite sure how it happened! Because I have known him for some time, things are now moving kinda quickly. We're thinking of something pretty spectacular happening in early October. Invitations will be sent for this pretty spectacular thing. :)

2. I have a new job. For those of you who know me well, know that I have always been involved with youth (EFY, Seminary, to name only a couple), and so I have decided to go back to it, errr them. It was a quick, hasty decision, one I didn't inform my family of until even after I did it. I began working at my new job last Tuesday and I.love.it!! It's a lot of work and completely exhausting at some points (as if working as a behaviorist wasn't!), but it is fabulous for me. I hope there are no regrets in taking the new job!

3. Because of things that have been going on (refer to vague post below) ... I kinda feel like I need to let go of some things and move forward. I am not sure I can do that here (with "here" defined as "Logan, Utah" or even "Utah" in general). So, I am ... moving to Boston ... as in Boston, Massachusetts. No, I do not have a job lined up there yet. No, I don't know a soul there. But it feels right. I will be gone before my birthday (50 gold stars for anyone who knows when that is!). There is a reason behind why Boston ... but we can go into those details at a later point and time, when the the mere thought of it no longer makes me want to vomit, cry, or pee my pants.

P.s. Clue: This song inspired this post.

30 comments:

Alison said...

I'm going to be in Boston the end of September/beginning of October, and was thinking about going to a Red Sox/Indians game while I was there. If you want to see an non-dysfuctional baseball team, let me know and I'll get you a ticket and you can come with us!

Avree said...

I'm guessing Boston but that one is crazy too! I can't find your phone number to call you, so call me!

emily said...

Boston!? I want to come and visit!

Geoff & Cami Brown said...
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Daren said...

I was going to say that the early consensus was Boston until comment #4 showed up. Despite that, I'm going with #1. That's right, #1. Although, my birthday is closer to later October, but I'm glad you're already thinking about invitations. I'm not sure how having a chat over IM at the end of last week is "moving kinda quickly." Oh, and my mom and wife think I'm pretty special too. My dad, not so much. He just thinks I'm a pretty good son.

P.S. - I'm 95% sure I've earned 60 gold stars that haven't been reported. The 5% doubt is whether it's 70 and not 60. Add that to the 500 I just earned and I'm darn near the top of the leader board!

The Enslingers said...

I don't know if I actually believe any of them, so you can be assured you will be receiving a phone call from me tomorrow. Oh and duh, your birthday is September 18th. Stars or whatever for me. And yes I I have totally seen that TV show (Gameshow network I think) so I knew what you were talking about. More stars! Talk to you tomorrow!

Heather

Amber said...

Any of them would be huge!! I'm gonna close my eyes and pick one...and it's going to be #1. I'm hoping the apostolic help of Pres. M. kicked in!! :) Hook me up with some points - at least 50 for making it through that first paragraph.
P.S. I think your blog is one of my all time favorites to read! You're so stinkin' creative and HILARIOUS!

Erica said...

It better be #1. Although I lived in Boston and loved every single second of it. I also think it is the best place for a girl to go to get married. It was exactly where I was planning on moving back to after graduation....until 2 months before I graduated when I met Dave.

Toni said...

Please tell me you're moving to Boston!!! I need one more reason to visit my Boston friend ...and now my boston friends :)

Mike said...

Hmmm...I hope it's number 1. Your birthday is September 18. I'm now up to 701.

Katie said...

Well I wouldn't mind if all three happened! Not simultaneously of course. If you moved to Boston, I would be ok with that because that means you would live closer to ME! I agree that your blog is my favorite to read as well! Always good for a nice laugh and smile! I also made it through the whole thing, so I'm hoping for some stars now! As for the birthday thing, its been posted too many times now for me to be credited for Sept 18, but I will say it anyways ;)

Scott, Andi and Jack said...

Hmmm. Puzzled. Hope you're planning on posting the answer quite swiftly.
You are a rare a precious gem.

Danelle and Alex said...

Its killing me to not know which one! Just tell us already!!!

Snake said...

No one voted 2, I vote 2.

Chance said...

It's number 1, but it is not the special thing that all of us think it is! You are sneaky, sneaky Mindy! Quite possibly a party of some sort!

Meg said...

I refused to read any of the previous cause i wanted an undiluted answer. First of all I have seen that show so hand over my points! Number two I think this is a trick question and that you are going to be hosting something with this person which requires invites!! Thirdly.. of course I know your bday.. I did do a blog about it last year,, now didn't I?! LOL Sept 18th baby! Now hand over my points my dear!

The life of a college girl said...

Seen the show, it makes me laugh but boggles my mind. Your birtdhay is Sep 18, so close to mine it is great. I would hope it is Number 1, having someone special is great, but the song is telling me number 4. Mindy you cant leave me, I need you! I will be calling you, I want to talk about life. Love ya!

Our Little Fam said...

You are moving to Boston? THat is my guess bytheway. That is great!! I am so jealous! ANd your birthday is Sept 18. I did not copy this from The life of college girl. I know this because of our running days, thanks to you being so on top of birthdays!! SO we need to catch up I would love to know more of what is going on with you, not quite sure about all the vaugueness. I don't think I have your current number though, and if you are moving before your birthday that is soo soon. I want to come to the USU home meet this weekend but I am coaching and my team is at byu. Anyway I would love to talk to you!

Meg said...

Well, I get at least 50 stars.

I didn't know your birthday before I read the other comments. That's soon. Good luck with the packing if you truly are moving that fast. I'm just not quite feeling like #3 is the right answer, though. Hmmm... I think I have to guess #1. I just wonder what kind of spectacular happening you might be planning. :)

Cali said...

I'm clueless- but interested.. so post the answer soon!

Amanda said...

Mindy!!! Are you really moving to Boston? That is so far away! Please you have to tell us THE TRUTH!

Krystal said...

50 stars, still with you... 50 stars, your birthday is September 18; also, I'm owed about 600 stars for everything in the past (including my 100+ comments on the facebook photo album)... hmm... I can't decide what to vote on. I vote for #2 - the new job.

Linze Kate said...

I can't choose. It's too much pressure. I mean, what if I am wrong. What then? What does that mean?

Does that mean I am a bad friend? Does that mean that I have no ability to make an educated, astute guess? No. It simply means that I have no idea which one it is.

My original thought was "no" on the Boston - It's really fast to make such a move. It's possible, but really fast. I then thought, "Mindy wouldn't get married that quick," in regards to number one. Then, I pondered the fact that it might not actually be speaking of marriage. Then, number two... It seemed to easy. Nope, it couldn't possibly be number two.

Yep. After spending about twenty minutes (literally, yes, literally twenty minutes) debating about the possibility of a correct answer being written on that entry, I simply resigned myself to shrug and not pick. Call me stubborn, call me absurd if you must, - I believe I am all of the above - but I have concluded to answer the game question with a game because I feel: that this game is either:
a) Too hard for me
b) Too emotionally draining
c) Too time consuming
d) All of the Above

Which one is it?
*muah* :)

P.S. Can I have one gold star for creating my own game in response to your game? I thought that was clever. Perhaps not.

Allison and Josh said...

hmmmm....I am gonna go with number 2, but I want it to be number 1. I do NOT want it to be number 3!! I need my pink friend near!!!

p.s. I want my 50 gold stars :)

Nicole Anderson said...

Isn't it wonderful that so many people love and care about you? Well, we do! Telling you your birthday now would be fruitless because everyone else posted about it, but Sept. 18th. I am thinking that you may be looking for some changes, but I am not sure... I will likewise be calling you soon... and hoping for a quick blog post to fill us in. Love you girl!

Toni said...

ok... it's time to tell us!!! Your birthday is coming up SOON!!!!

Kristin said...

I want some freaking points on the point board- this is ridiculous! I was with you on the game show: 50. BDay: Sept. 18th. My guess?? Well, the # 2 seems too easy- it's got to be mroe extreme like # 1 or # 3. You would makle a very good liar by the way, because the way you posted those stories were all very very believable. I can see you escaping to Boston for a short time, but I don't know. And the # 1 is very possible given what a hottie you are and so irresistible to men. But it's very fast and also coded in a way that makes me think it's deceptive. And the fact that a song with the word Boston inspired the post is confusing! Did it give you the idea for the Boston lie? Or did you liek ti cuz you're moving to Boston and it's name has Boston in it?? Sooo, (I feel like Vencini for The Princess Bride trying to pick which glass has the iocane powder!) I choose... BOSTON!!

Allred Mom said...

Mindy!

I'm so excited that everything worked out so quickly with you and JD! Especially since, I know you really didn't expect to move to Boston by the 18th of this month. But, at least you have a job waiting for you there! Sorry you have to leave the one you just got in Logan. But, this is going to be so great! Keep me posted on all the changes!

I can hardly wait for the first part of October!

"heart" ya!

Allred Mom said...

OOPS! I just realized I put JD instead of DJ! I hate when my fingers get dyslexic!

Tom Grover said...

Congratulations on your new adventure in Boston Mindy. I hope you find everything you are looking for (and then some) there. I am sure it will be an amazing experience.

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