I bitched and moaned yesterday about being hot. Today it's more than 20 degrees cooler. I liked hot better.
I went looking for some kind of different meme or quiz, and came up with this one. It doesn't "do" anything, and I'm not even sure what the point is. I suppose, however, that if enough of you post your results in the Comments section, we might eventually get a short little story of fair to middling interest.
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in Comments section, and/or put your results and these instructions for your readers in your own blogs.
5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.
The book at my fingertips was Jan Burke's "Bloodlines." The fifth sentence on page 123 reads as follows:
"O'Connor looked back and saw Auburn watching them from the front porch."
Are you bored enough to want to play around with your user name? I was. And did.
Name Acronym Generator
Oh, my goodness. Lindsay Lohan made the "news" for writing a rambling, disjointed, horrendously spelled and worded e-mail on the occasion of director Robert Altman's death. She closed it with, "BE ADEQUITE." Nuff said. Well, except that the girl seems to have what it takes to become a PublishAmerica author.
Speaking of lightweights in the "news," there's more Blonde News. It seems that Anna Nicole Smith informed her erstwhile landlord, with whom she had a "brief relationship," that he was her baby's daddy, whereupon he up and evicted her post haste from her Bahamas digs -- rendering her "homeless." One can't help but wonder what Howard Stern, the last-named putative father, thinks of this development. Oh, and that's not even the biggest Anna Nicole news. She also announced that she's pregnant again. I don't even know what to say about that. Nothing good, that's for sure. And probably not even anything printable.
We found these Words Gone Wild today, teetering on the edge of consciousness, barely coherent. We rushed them to the Word Rehab ER, where we were able to get a few mumblings out of them regarding who they are, where they came from, and what they do. I just don't know. What do you think? Will they live? Should they live?
stricked rules - That's that rule about striking somebody upside the head. Unfortunately, it was flouted. Again.
strickly by the book - Luckily, both the rule and the book were struck down.
delima - What a toddler says about a large, light green bean his mother is trying to make him eat.
starng - Imaginary stairs on the starboard side of an imaginary yacht.
looks arn't everything - No, but they help when one has no smarts.
languir - A lost medieval alphabet.
em is leagl - 'Em might be legal, but 'at ain't.
de-anochrionising - The act of taking back an unsanctioned christening.
cumpulsivnesses - Good Lord! Somebody needs to stop that before they go blind.
sort of fepends - A type of disposable underwear that really wasn't designed for males.
fiegn ignorance - Better than poor ignorance.
niether happiness nore sadness - Can describe the way the neurons are firing in this person's brain. It would, however, make a nice noir short story.
tast - A task which involves tasting food before the queen eats it.
nieghborhhod - Nay, there is no basket for the coal nigh and we shall all freeze.
do to circumstances beyond our control - We've been reading this ad nauseam but are now due for a break from that certain printer where this usage is commonplace.