Sunday, February 20, 2011

Guessing Game Follow-Up and the Giveaway Winner

(under my apple tree)

So some of you read about my Guessing Game, where I shared five things about myself, with four of them partially true and partially fictitious, and (1) is totally true, and I asked you to select the TRUE statement.  

Here is where the truth get's revealed:
  1. Meryl (Mary Louise) Streep was a camp counselor at the summer camp I attended one summer in New Jersey. (sorry - not true, but I was pretty proud I thought of this one)
  2. A good friend was killed in a jeep accident when we were in high school. (it happened sadly, but she was not in high school. She was 27 at the time and married)
  3. I received some shocking news last week, so shocking I kept it to myself. (I did learn some shocking news, but I shared it with my husband and my SIL).
  4. My husband was mistaken for a famous movie actor by a limo driver in Florida. (YES, YES, YES--TRUE, TRUE, TRUE). 
  5. Most of the people who work at my library do not enjoy reading. ( I'm actually not too sure about this one, but feel like it might be true, as I almost never see anyone with a book, and (5) coworkers have mentioned they were not readers....sad).
and the movie actor, you ask???

 My husband, although considerably younger, does resemble movie actor, Leslie Nielsen, who passed away in 2010.  Like Nielsen, my husband's hair turned completely white by age 50, both are of similar height, weight, same thick, white hair and hair style, and both have those piercing blue eyes.

About 7 years ago, my husband was on business in Florida, and the limo driver was so persistent about getting his autograph, that finally my husband took the pen and paper from the driver, and he said to the driver ..."How do you spell Nielsen"? The driver just stared at him, so he scribbled a name, handed it back to the driver and got out of the limo at a Marco Island hotel.

This wasn't the first time something like this least (2) other times, in New York City, and at an airport in CA, he's been mistaken for Leslie Nielsen....LOL.

Thanks for taking the time to play along and congrats to LESLIE.

I wanted to post a side by side picture of Nielsen and my husband, but my husband NO. He did not want his photo know those celebrities, paranoid about stalkers, paparazzi and all that stuff ! LOL


  1. Totally fun game! And a hubby who looks like Leslie Nielsen...lucky you!

  2. Hooray for Leslie! That is a very good story about your hubby!

  3. Congratulations Leslie! You managed to stump me with these questions, but I loved coming back and checking out the answers!

  4. This was a lot of fun! Congratulations Leslie!

  5. The part where he asks about the spelling is just too funny!

    And Leslie guessed the right answer (about Leslie Neilsen)? What a coincidence!

  6. Congrats to Leslie!

    Great guessing game, Diane :) You outsmarted me! As you probably know, Meryl Streep was born in NJ - so that one sealed it for me.

    Sounds like hubby is one handsome guy.. you lucky girl :)

  7. I passed an award on to you! Here is the link:



  8. +JMJ+

    I LOL-ed at your husband's story! Too funny! I'll bet the limo driver still thinks he was Leslie Nielsen.

  9. This has been an interesting and fun post. Congrats to Leslie.

  10. This has been an interesting and fun post. Congrats to Leslie.

  11. Loved your game, the fact that your husband can be mistaked for Leslie Nielsen is fun all by itself, but that sutograph story is priceless!!

  12. Thank you, thank you! That was a fun contest. Too funny about the autograph. And lucky you with a handsome husband that looks like Leslie Nielsen.

  13. That was a fun game ... you did just enough stuff that was ALMOST true that it was hard to guess.

    And I'd say Leslie Neilsen is a pretty good person to be mistaken for. I guess it won't happen too much now though.

  14. *Chortle* Your husband's paparazzi fears had me LOL-ing!

  15. Too funny! But that was my guess. I love snow white hair--so distinguished.


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