123, 5, 3 Meme

Alison from AliBlog tagged me for a meme last night.

Now normally I am not this prompt about anything, but since hers was the first blog I ever read (yes, I owe most of the credit for this mess of a blog to her) and since I’ve know her for close to 30 years – and since I haven’t sent her a gift for her beautiful new baby girl yet (and also since I still have a Santana onesie that she left at my house three years ago – I bet she forgot about that one) I thought I would do this one right away.

Plus it is a book meme, and you know I’m a sucker for a good book meme.

Here are the rules: Pick up the nearest book, turn to page 123, skip the first five sentences on that page, then type the next three sentences.

To be perfectly honest, the closest book to me is the new Cabela’s catalogue (Sorry, catalog). For some reason they sent Gabe the hard back edition yesterday. We were browsing elk drawer pulls and night vision goggles before I got distracted by the fact that they sell Keen shoes now. (Have I mentioned how much I love Keens?)Cabelas

Anyway, to answer the meme it would be this:

Eliminate line twist with 300 high-quality barrel swivels in a range of sizes to cover all of your saltwater needs. Holding strengths range from 90 lbs. to 350 lbs. and the swivels have a nonreflective black finish. In this kit you’ll receive barrel swivels in sizes: 5, 3, 1, 1/0, 2/0 and 4/0 (50 of each size).

Sice that was so amazingly boring, and since I’ve covered all of your saltwater needs, let’s try a different book.

The second closest book to me is “The Dog Who Cried Wolf” by Keiki Kasza. It only has 30 pages, so I am going to get up off of my lazy butt and grab the book that I am reading.

A ha!

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Page 123:Ken_Follett_Pillars_of_the_earth

The acrid air stung Philip’s nostrils, and he could see that the stalls had not been mucked out for three or four weeks. He was not disposed to overlook the negligence of the stable lads today. As he handed over the reigns he said: “Before you stable my pony you can clean out one of the stalls and put down fresh straw.”

Awesome. Barrel swivels and horse poop. Aren’t you glad you tagged me, Tiffer?

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  1. my nearest is “Tickle the Duck” -which is so short that it doesn’t even have numbered pages. I’m reading “Killer Pancakes” by Diane Mott Davidson:

    “Somebody from security come now!” The man leaned down, “Lady, I’m here,” he said.

    And that’s the end of the chapter.

  2. I’ll go with Bob Newheart’s “I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This! and Other Things that Strike Me as Funny”(I have at least 3 books the same distance away, so I just picked one).

    It’s sort of a torture chamber they devised to drive the fathers nuts while their wives are having the babies. There was one guy in there whose wife had already give birth so he was superior to everyone else. He was chewing on a cigar and gloating.

  3. It is death du jour by kathy reichs and yes it is about Death so I might have to add * viewer discretion*

    “whew it is bad -ass cold out there! I’m iced enough to freeze tequila.”She hunched her shoulders and wraped her arms around her rib cage.

  4. From “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson:

    “Tell me,” Luke said politely to Theodora, “since you *are* a princess, tell me about the political situation in your country.”

    “Very unsettled,” Theodora said. “I ran away because my father, who is of course the king, insists that I marry Black Michael, who is the pretender to the throne.”

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