Mark tagged me for a meme. Pick up the nearest book, turn to page 123, and post sentences 5, 6, and 7.
The nearest book to my computer is… (getting tape measure, as bookshelf 1 is about as close as bookshelf 2)… well, they are both within the margin of error, so… I give you two books.
On my left, from Home Comforts, The Art & Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson:
“Shop first for inedibles, such as paper towels and soap. Next, pick out nonperishables: canned and bottled things and anything else that you will store outside the refrigerator or freezer, such as sugar, salt, dry cereal, flour, canned and room-temperature bottled foods. Next, buy refrigerated things, such as milk, cheese, fresh meat and poultry, and fruits and vegetables.”
On my right, from Monkey, a folk novel of China by Wu Ch’eng-en, translated by Arthur Waley:
“It was now getting late, and the farm-hands set out tables and brought in several dishes of cooked tiger-flesh which they laid all sizzling in front of their master and his guest. ‘I must tell you,’ said Tripitaka, ‘that I was admitted to the Order almost as soon as I left my mother’s womb, and have never in my life indulged in meats of this kind.’ The hunter thought for a while.”
I never could stick to the directions. It was a problem in college. I’m also not going to tag anyone, because, while I recognize that it can be fun, Mark tagged all the people I know with a blog (sad, isn’t it?) and plus, I don’t do that sort of thing. What a pisser I am.
Feel free to do this on your own blog, comment on my books, or post your own Page 123 entries below.