I used to have three things at the ready for just such a situation, because try and come up with three random things about yourself on the spot and see how you do. I'd normally keep my list under lock and key, but if I ever find myself in the corporate world again, enough crazy things have happened to me the last few years that I can come up with a new one. My old list:
1) I've flown a plane
2) I wet my pants during an intramural basketball game
3) I once had the guys from the band Linkin Park in my apartment and DIDN'T KNOW WHO THEY WERE
Well, if Mason ever needs a random, unknown fact about himself, I think we just gave him a pretty good one.
We had his one year old birthday party last weekend, and served LEG OF GOAT and a WHOLE BABY PIG. Who, in this country, gets to say that? He'd be one of a million in Brazil, but here goat and a whole roasted pig aren't the usual fare.
What he might NOT want to mention about his first birthday?
We did learn one very interesting fact about leaving gum in hair for such a long period of time, which I'm assuming most people don't know because they're better parents than we are- it's a great dread facilitator. The right side of Mason's head was really rockin' the Rasta look.
We didn't intend to throw Mason a shindig with enough fodder for him to make several random, unknown facts lists about himself, but that just seems to be the way we roll.
Next year we're going the bouncy warehouse route, where it is warm, ant free and our guests aren't subjected to the open belly of a legless pig staring at them when they go for more potato salad.