I guarantee that the first 20 words or so of this caption are 100 percent true! Some others as well!
From there, it gets a bit fuzzier, but isn't that one of the fun parts about this blog and its contents? What's true, what is somewhat or mostly true, and what has been completely invented for dramatic purposes? Do I ever lie, or is it mostly lighter fabrications to cover up real facts I would prefer not to get out into the public?
Among the lies of this caption .. the kit came in while I was sick with a lung infection .. and fucking thrush. Yeah, that stupid mouth yeast infection disease that mostly kids get. Mine came from a bronchial inhaler I was using blah blah blah. So I haven't swabbed my mouth yet or turned in the test, as I didn't want them to let me know I was some sort of bacteria from 50k years ago. Also, I don't think my relatives were in America until the mid to late 1800's, so I am not likely to have a Salem witch aunt. There have been rumors of a possible Micmac connection though I doubt it highly, and the kit I purchased isn't likely to include markers for individual tribes .. so unless there is a good amount of Native American in me, I doubt this will find it.
Truths are that I most likely come from mainland France (and a tiny sliver from England) on my mom's side, and French Canadian on the dad's side. The test will let me know how much Neanderthal DNA I have so that should be fun! Side note, Ozzy Osbourne has twice as much Neanderthal DNA as the average person does, or so says pop culture!
As to what is true here on the blog .. I tend to be fairly truthful in what I say, usually with a few things told to distort enough that you couldn't necessarily hunt me down on MyFace or Spacebook. I can bend the time frame of when something happened to earlier or later in my life. Turn friends into relatives or the other way. Merge different people into one person or the other way. I guess that my blog is mostly true in ways that a TV Movie of the Week from the 70's would be true about me.
What IS true though is how I feel about my readers, my captioning colleagues, the TG community, and the passion I have for them all to succeed and prosper. You can tell it's real, can't you? I don't think I could fake it if I wanted to. It's why I took a sabbatical this year, and why I won't feel bad if I ever have to do so again. I don't want to pretend, for myself or your sake, that I am ever just going through the motions. I always want to give, and hope to receive, 100 percent. That's the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!
This is a blog exclusive so comment early and often! Also, if you have any experience with 23andme and their DNA testing, I'd love to hear about it as well. I just took the ancestry package and got it half off, or 49 bucks.