April 16, 2004

Meme too

Rose has joined the fun, so I probably should too. The rules are:

Pick up the nearest book. Open it to page 23. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

So many ways to interpret "nearest book to me" when I am sitting next to a frickin' bookshelf. Let's see.

The nearest book to me (measured by how little I have to move my arm from the armrest of my swivel chair to reach it) is the Walt Kelly collection "A Pogo Panorama", which I have owned since second grade. The sentence is "Stan' back from the door."

The other nearest book to me (measured by absolute distance from my person) is "Uncle John's Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader" (still on my shelf from when I was working on Bathroom Reader-inspired puzzles for the Uncle John puzzle book). The fifth sentence on that page (counting the intro, but not the section headers) is "When they left that show, they decided to work together on a comedy set in a hotel...so they'd be able to bring in new characters whenever they wanted."

The other other nearest book to me (measuring again by absolute distance from my person, but this time broadening the definition of "book") is the e-book I'm currently reading on my Palm, Lois McMaster Bujold's "Memory". The fifth sentence on page 23 (and they are tiny pages, on my Palm) is "Again." The book is more interesting than that sentence, I swear.

Posted by Francis at 05:43 PM

Heh. Mine, at the moment (for a broad interpretation of "sentence") is:

Bowen M 200 Pierce Av Mcn 31204 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 742-3747

Posted by: David. at April 16, 2004 09:12 PM