Sunday, March 2, 2008

I've been tagged!!!

This is a fun one, y'all...

Denise (DeniseFelton on Etsy) tagged me from her blog, and now it's my turn. Here's how it goes:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five other people.

Can I just say that the technical writer in me LOVE, LOVE, LOVES the numbered steps?? Anyway, technically the nearest book to me is my Stampin Up catalog, but on page 123 there are pictures of stamp sets but no sentences. In fact, the only text is the names of the sets pictured - Seeing Spots and the Spot On jumbo wheel, if you're curious.

So the next book down is the textbook from my writing class. Technical Communication by Mike Markel. If you turn to page 123 in that book, you get the exercises for Chapter 6. The sixth, seventh, and eighth sentences are actually questions: "a. What are the three largest or most important professional organizations in your field? For example, if you are a construction-management major, your field is construction management, civil engineering, or industrial engineering. b. What are three important journals read by people in your field?"

Lame, lame, lame. I need to get a life. So if you don't count a SU catalog or a textbook, the nearest book to me is actually The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy, which is in a stack of books that are currently looking for a new home. (In case there's any wondering, this means that I AM NOT PREGNANT, NOR AM I PLANNING TO BE ANY TIME SOON. Had to get that outta the way...) The sentences from that book are: "However, you can be sure that they are talking about it behind your back. This is when you will be tempted to buy a T-shirt with the motto, 'I'm Not Fat, I'm Just Pregnant,' but don't. Let's agree on one thing right now: A pregnant belly is not like the side of a city bus and is never a good place for slogans or advertisements like, 'Baby on Board.'"

So now it's my turn to tag some people: DiamondMeenah, Dyzart, and Debbie. (I know that's not five, but most other people I can think of have already been tagged...)


Denise Felton said...

LOVE it!

The only book on my desk was Reporting Technical Information by Houp and Pearsall. What sad little women we are. You're more honest than I am, though. I pretended like it wasn't there.

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

I was with Denise. I convienently ignored the top book on the pile--- Emergency First Aid for Birds and went to the top of 'Pile B'--a copy of the book I wrote and then the Poe Shadow. I need a life, too :-)