Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Thanks for the Meme-ories

I was checking out Eric's blog, and came upon this Meme. And at the end he says, "If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged. So...A meme consists of any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. You've no doubt gotten e-mails where you fill in lists of information about yourself. That's one example.

Here are the rules for this one:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

So, the nearest book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin, Jr. and pictures by Eric Carle. This is Duncan's board book, so needless to say, there ain't a page 123. Maybe I could do pages 1, 2, then 3, but then there's not a fifth sentence, either. The next closest book is a mystery called The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters.

A chain of ruby beads wavered on for as far again, and there was a second starry bloom, and beyond, the chain continuing, thin and clear. The frozen snow held its dyes well. They were at the peak of day, the brief clarity would soon be gone, but while it was at its height it showed them the frowning outline of the Clee straight before them, the goal of this ancient pathway.

I will copy Eric's idea by saying, if you're a blogger reading this, you're tagged!


Eric K. said...

Too bad the kids books didn't have enough pages or sentences - that would have made for some serious good reading! And I'll post the "history" behind the tiger picture here in the next week. Check back.

Amy said...

Well, I'm not a blogger but I feel compelled to participate so I will do it here in the comments section. The book is "Positive Discipline for Preschoolers," which I picked up at a yard sale.

"Children who are successful at social relationships often learn to watch a game in progress and then join in by creating a role for themselves. Angela, for instance, spends a few moments watching her playmates play "house," then offers to bake cookies for the others. She smoothly blends into the game in progress."

skoots1mom said...

Closest book: STREAMS IN THE DESERT, L. B. Cowman

Page 123, 5th-8th sentences:
Let us remember that no earthly circumstances can hinder the fulfillment of God's Word.
We must look steadfastly at His immutable Word and not at the uncertainty of this ever-changing world.
God desires for us to believe His Word without other evidence, and then He is ready to do for us according to our faith."

frogonthefly said...

Not a blogger either....but...
The book is "A Walk in the Woods"
by Bill Bryson. About hiking the AT.

"The Appalachians alone lost four billion trees, a quarter of it's cover, in a generation. A great tragedy, of course. But how lucky, when you think about it, that these diseases are at least species specific. Instead of a chestnut blight or Dutch elm disease or dogwood anthracnose, what if there was just tree blight - something indiscriminate and unstoppable that swept through whole forests?"

Pam said...

This one was kinda fun. Thanks for contributing everyone, especially non-blogging buds. I didn't think people would want to participate through my comments, but I guess I was wrong!

SK, what happened to your picture?!

Eric K. said...

FYI - the "Backstory" to the tiger picture is now posted on my blog. Feel free to click over to it.