I started out trying to be like Lorianne. My #1 was simple and direct. It was also a lie. I was born in Highland Park--30 miles north of Chicago. Boring? You bet. Harold Ramis lives there now. . .that's all I got. Except for the important part which is most people spotted it as the lie!
I did see the President play basketball. LONG before he was president. Wrote about it. 100% factual piece. Especially the part where I had no business being in the East Blank Club, the upscale place where this happened.
By #3 I was trying to get cute and I blew it. The phrase "republican Ward Boss" in Chicago would lead most people to say BS because there isn't such a thing. But there was. Mostly when I worked for this guy I did things like bartending at Mexican weddings in Cicero---a small town outside of the city known for Al Capone and lots of corruption and bigotry. But every now and then we did things like try and be oil brokers. Which of course worked out well. . . .so that was total truth.
Many thanks to all who played. That was fun!