Thursday, February 21, 2008

Open Book Meme

Ok, I've been working on this for over a week (although it's probably hard to tell), but here it is, finally.

Eric Valentine over at Scattered Chatter tagged my father, The Ancient One, Blessed Be He, with a meme called "Open Book".

These were the instructions:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open it at page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence/ phrase.
4. Blog the next four sentences/ phrases together with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig your shelves for that very special or intellectual book.
6. Pass it forward to six friends

Now, I can't be trusted. So I assigned my daughter Shayna to go to a book case and pick a book for me. This is what she brought me:

That's The Curious Shopper's Guide to New York City: Inside Manhattan's Shopping Districts (Paperback) by Pamela Keech

Great. Not my book. Oh well, and so it goes.

Page 123, go to the fifth sentence;

wait! Page 123 is just a photo, so I am going to page 124...crud, only 4 sentences. Let's go to page 125....again only four sentences. The problem is, this book is small 4 x 4 x 1.1 inches.

Let's get another book, this time, Jolee's getting it. Cool. It's Steve Martin's The Pleasure of My Company: A Novel.

Ok, going to the fifth sentence on page 123, and blogging the next four sentences:

...I had not seen either of them at all during Easter week.

"Are you up?" she asked.

"I'm up," I said, and Teddy, holding out his arms, climbed over onto me.
Clarissa came in, glancing toward the street...

A little disappointing. Oh well.

Now I must choose 6 others to tag. Unfortunately for me, my Pops tagged me, so that eliminates one of my definitive six. Of course, as he has since told me since meme-ing me, doing this has helped increase his "authority" on Technorati, helping his blog rank leap frog over mine. Kudos to the Ancient One, but I must do something about this.

The tagged:


Time in a Blog

Vic Monchego's Episodes

This Blog Right Here

Big Window


Good luck and thanks in advance for partipating.


mat g. said...

I thought also since you left a comment, I'd drop you one for a shameless plug...would you mind mentioning (even pulling one of the pieces) the charity Collaboration project on your blog, permalinking back to my post?

I know this a ghetto sort of approach, but I'm trying to pull down stars in a short amount of time and I don't want to burn my hands :)

Thx bro, if you can.

bonnie said...

Ha! Well, serves me right for checking email at work!

The closest book is one I grabbed out of the giveaway bin the other day thinking that a young relation of TQ's might like. Oh well, it should fit with my maritime theme - "A rip-roaring adventure about...piracy and the Caribbean" says the Times of London blurb on the cover!