Tuesday, February 12, 2008

This Should Not Come As a Surprise

Terry at Ornaments of Grace tagged me for this meme. I had already seen this at another blog and thought "that sounds interesting." At the time I first saw it I thought I would try to do it. Sadly, the only books I had lying around me were less than 20 pages. Dora the Explorer doesn't often go on for more than 100 pages, you know.

But I checked just before I logged on to do this and there is a thick enough book laying around. I should say it's the Bible, but there is one closer. OK, here are the directions for this meme.

  1. Find the nearest book and turn to page 123.
  2. Find the fifth sentence, and post the next 3.

Here goes. Oh man, wouldn't you know it? There is a big illustration on that page. I guess I really should try to read more books for grown ups, huh? Hmmm. What to do?

Why don't we just start counting on that page and keep going? (Don't tell. I'm breaking rules of which no one is in charge!!! Man, I live on the edge.)

"With a barrel on a sled, he drives fom tree to tree and empties the sap from the buckets into the barrel. Then he hauls it to a big iron kettle, that hangs by a chain from a cross-timber between two trees. He empties the sap into the iron kettle."

That was from Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. And I don't know about you, but I personally cannot think of another section that would discourage people from reading that book more. It's really much, much better than that, I promise.

Unless you like reading things intended for grown-ups. But I wouldn't know anything about that.

Wanna play along?


  1. Ha ha! Yeah, that didn't sound too interesting! This is funny!

    Here's mine. I'm in the office, so I walked over to the bookshelf, closed my eyes and grabbed the first book I felt.

    "Let's see how many loose balls we can get. Let's see. Let's see."

    Wouldn't you know, this is from Coach K's book "Leading with the Heart!" ha ha ha ha ha

  2. Thanks for playing along, Brenda.


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)