Wednesday, February 13, 2008

pick up a book ...

These "memes" seem to be going around lately, like the flu. (That analogy will be relevant when you read my answer!) How can I pass this one up when the instructions tell you to pick up the nearest book? This one is from Kristine's blog. Instead of tagging anyone, I'll just invite people to participate: If you post this on your blog, leave me a comment so I can come look. Or, just leave your answer in the comment section.

Here are the rules:
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 people.

Mine:

The 2003-2004 flu season was particularly bad, with more reported infections and fatalities than usual. But when all was said and done, there were a total of 153 deaths in children seventeen years and younger in the forty states that were studied. If we included all fifty states, we could guess there were at most 200 deaths in children that year.

From The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert Sears

8 comments:

Ellen said...

You're now done with your Threshold Adjustment layer, so you can go to the Layers palette and drag that layer onto the Trash icon and delete it. When you do this, your photo will look normal again, but now there are two target markers visible on your photo, one in her hair and one on the coffee cup (as shown here). Next, press Command-M (PC: Control-M) to bring up the Curves dialog.

This is from a Photoshop manual.

Anonymous said...

A person can be treated, for purposes of the exemption, as having provided more than half of an individual's support if over 10percent of the support was provided by the person claiming the exemptions. This does not include items that represent the cost of maintaining a house, such as heat, electricity, repairs, taxes, etc. Medical care includes the premiums paid on a medical care policy, but not the benefits provided by the policy.

From Master Tax Guide. You can tell both Ellen and I are at work!

Monkeymama said...

I grabbed the 1st book off the pile of stuff on the desk that I need to find a home for tonight. I found my sentences before I read yours and they are the same! :)

Elizabeth in Mississippi said...

He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him."

The word of the Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia


This is from my Vatican II Sunday Missal... it's the end of the second reading on the Sunday after January 6 - Baptism of the Lord

---------It would have been very different if I picked up "T is for Trespass" by Sue Grafton

kristine said...

That's really funny that yours and Sarah's are the same! Thanks for playing along! How fun!

Christina said...

When people who live on the river attribute a gender to the Mississippi, they do so without whimsy, and nearly always they give it their own sex. "You better respect the river, or he'll do you in," growls the lockmaster. "She's mean -- she's had a lot of people from round here," says the waitress at the lunch counter.

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

Roxy said...

I'll do it later - all I have up here are children's books! and let's just say "How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors" is NOT 123 pages!!

Megan T said...

"It's helpful to make a personal connection with someone before you request that they change their behavior. In some situations it is useful to state that you have a finely tuned nervous system before you request that the person change their behavior. This would be a good time to practice what you memorized in Week 5..."

The Highly Sensitive Person's Companion (it's for work, really)!