Two Truths and A Lie: Guess which one is the Lie?! This week's featured member - Tanya Nouwens

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Tanya Nouwens

Welcome to Ralph's Weekly Feature: Two Truths and a Lie: Guess Which One Is The Lie?

Each week, I'm going to feature one Active Rain Member, with their photo, and what they are going to do is tell you 2 Truths about them and 1 Lie.

The object of the game is to guess which of the 3 bits of trivia about them is a lie!

I will post the answer in that same blog at the end of the week on Fridays so you can all find out!

It's a great way to get to know your fellow Active Rain members and staff.

This week, we will be featuring: Tanya Nouwens

Tanya is a Montreal West Island real estate broker and home stager in one. Staging all of her listings to help sell your home quickly, with less hassle. A fresh approach to Montreal West Island real estate.

OK, Here goes:

I once turned down a chance to go to a party with a famous (in these parts) Canadian rock band called "The Tragically Hip."

 

I once wrote a letter to Clifford Olson, Canada's most notorious serial killer.

 

I have never seen the movie, The Wizard of Oz.

 

OK, gang. Tell me which one is the lie!

Remember, for those members who guess the most amount of correct lies at the end of the month, you will be awarded 1,500 Bonus Points! If there is a tie, each member who ties will be awarded 1,000 Bonus Points!

(Also, for those of you who would like to be featured, let me know, send me your 2 Truths And a Lie without telling me which is the lie and I will put you on the list - remember! make them good ones!)

 

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Letitia Stevenson
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Sep 09, 2010 09:30 PM #42
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Vienna Bello
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Taking a guess... #3

Sep 09, 2010 10:07 PM #43
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John Pusa
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I think, #3 is wrong.

Sep 10, 2010 12:07 AM #44
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Rich Cederberg
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Ralph,

What a fun idea!

I think number three is the lie.

Sep 10, 2010 12:42 AM #45
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Dee Mayers
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My pick is #3

Sep 10, 2010 02:39 AM #46
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Yvette Chisholm
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I am going with the #3, I don't think it is possible not to have seen it.

Sep 10, 2010 12:56 PM #47
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Alan Bruzee
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#1 is my choice. 

Sep 10, 2010 12:57 PM #48
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Judy Colburn
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Ralph, I totally forgot about your weekly game! I'm going to say #3 is the lie...

Sep 10, 2010 07:41 PM #49
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Tammy Lankford
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OH Tanya- Are you gonna make us wait until Saturday. 

And Jane- I really thought I was the only person who hasn't seen it.

Sep 10, 2010 09:58 PM #50
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Tanya Nouwens
RE/MAX Royal (Jordan)/Ready, Set...Sold! www.readysetsold.ca - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager

OK, here goes folks. (No, Tammy, I won't make you wait...though hubby won't be happy about me being on here now :)

When I was 25 years old, I was working for the Correctional Service of Canada, a government department that runs all federal prisons across Canada as well as the parole offices that manage federal inmates who get out on parole.  I was working at National Headquarters in the research division, and I was in charge of organizing a conference for corrections researchers from across the country.  The conference took months of planning and was held in Kingston, Ontario, home of the Tragically Hip.  The conference was tough to organize because we were at absolute full capacity, and it was being held at two hotels, not one.

First day went off well, and we were letting loose a wee bit in the hotel bar when, at about midnight, my colleague/friend told me that one of the researchers at the conference knew somebody who knew somebody who was going to a party with the Hip there in Kingston.  Did we want to go?  My friend says, "Uhhh, yeah!"  I say, "Uhhh, no.  I can't go.  I have to be up in a few hours, and I've got a big day ahead of me."

Yup, that's right.  What a loser!  I didn't go, and I regret it to this day.

While still working in the research division, my boss received a letter from Clifford Olson, Canada's most notorious serial killer.  A few years earlier, I had met the parents of one of his victims and was unbelievably moved by their story and their strength and their efforts to change national police policy for how missing kids are investigated.  (At the time of their son's disappearance, when a teenager went missing it was assumed that they had run away and so the investigation was put on hold for 48 hours to see whether they turned up on their own.  After this case, things changed.)

The Correctional Service of Canada had a policy that all letters we received would be answered, and so it was my job to write a reply to him.  Handling the letter he had written and drafting a reply to him was surreal...and disgusting.

Which leaves #3.  Of course I've seen the Wizard of Oz!!  But not until I was a mother, and I only did it for my boys.  And I was really disappointed.  So much hype!  Such high expectations!  A rite of passage maybe, but not much more for me :) 

Thank you, Ralph, for inviting me to be part of this fun party.  And thank you all for your comments.  Guess I'm not nearly as exciting as some of you thought I was, but at least I'm not a serial killer groupie either :)

Sep 10, 2010 10:24 PM #51
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OK ActiveRain junkies,

That's it for this week's post.

Feel free to post follow-up comments, but any guesses after this do not count towards bonus points.

Watch for our new game posted this Sunday!!

Sep 10, 2010 11:11 PM #52
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Jane Peters
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That is hysterical.  I was so busy commenting, I forgot to vote.  It was actually No. 1.  I am kicking myself.

Sep 10, 2010 11:15 PM #53
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So #3 was the lie this week!!

Sep 10, 2010 11:17 PM #54
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Cece Blase
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But why??? Why??? WHY??? Why Have You Never Seen the Wizard of Oz???

Are you afraid of the witch? The munchkins? The flying monkeys? Dorothy????

Perhaps you've waited so long, you now refuse to see it on principle?

Or you hate movies altogether??

Seriously, I'd LOVE to know!

Sep 11, 2010 02:12 AM #55
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Tanya Nouwens
RE/MAX Royal (Jordan)/Ready, Set...Sold! www.readysetsold.ca - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager

Jane: Stop kicking yourself. #1 was true (I DID turn down that invitation), as was #2 (I DID write that letter).  Even if you had voted, you would have been wrong LOL.

Cece:  This one was the lie.

I have never seen the movie, The Wizard of Oz.

I HAVE seen the movie, which means #3 is a lie (because it says I've never seen it).  I waited until I was a mom to do so, but better late than never  :)

Sep 11, 2010 08:18 AM #56
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Tammy Lankford
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WOO HOO, I'm two for two in September. Back on my game after I was a no show in August. LOL

Sep 11, 2010 11:48 AM #57
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William James Walton Sr.
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Oh wow. One never knows the things we have in our past lives.

Sep 11, 2010 04:25 PM #58
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Cece Blase
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Duh! Double Duh! On me! Sorry I misread the truth/lie thing. It was verrrry late!

Sep 11, 2010 05:57 PM #59
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Tanya Nouwens
RE/MAX Royal (Jordan)/Ready, Set...Sold! www.readysetsold.ca - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager

Don't worry, Cece. You weren't the only one ;) 

Sep 12, 2010 08:19 AM #60
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Lisa Ludlow Archer
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I love these posts. How have I not seen them before? A huge fan now.

Oct 14, 2010 11:00 PM #61
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