Thursday, February 7, 2008

I'm IT

Well, this is a new one.

I have been 'tagged.' Yes, that's right....I said, 'tagged.'

No, I was not outside with the boys playing a game when this happened. I was actually sitting here at my computer, reading my friend
Julie's blog. Someone 'tagged' her. I thought it was funny....till I scrolled down and realized, "She's gonna tag me next."

I could just feel it. And sure enough.....there was my name. And now, here we sit.

I didn't even know about this sort of thing, but it seemed humorous to me. I'm always up for humor. So I decided to participate.

The instructions are as follows:

We are going to see what kinds of books you all have lying close by. Here's what you have to do...

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. Link back to the person who tagged you.
6. Tag five people.

#1. Pick up the nearest book. Well, my computer is in my office, and all my books are out in my bookshelves in the living that meant I didn't exactly have a book lying "close by." I already can't do this right. This does not bode well for me.....I sigh, get up, and walk to the living room to my bookshelves (and cheat a little--I didn't exactly pick the nearest book, I picked one that I thought would have something worthwhile in it.) I figured, if I am already doing this wrong, what's it matter?

I picked "Couplehood" by Paul Reiser. Have you read this one? Funny, funny stuff.

#2. Open to page 123. Funny thing.....This book actually starts on page 145. No kidding. Paul did this on purpose. Here are his actual words on the 'Authors Warning' page of the book:

You will notice in just a second that this book actually begins on page 145. Don't be alarmed--this is not a mistake. Don't try to get your money back. You didn't miss anything.

It's just that I know that when I'm reading, I love being smack in the middle of the book. Pages behind me, pages ahead of me. It's too overwhleming to know there's so much left and you're only on page 8.

This way, you can read the book for two minutes, and if anybody asks you how far along you are, you can say, "I'm on 151--and it's really flying. It just sails, baby."

You'll feel like you're accomplishing something, and I get credit for writing bigger book. Everybody wins, and it costs us nothing." --P.R.

So, for number 2, I actually had to turn to page 268. :-)

#3. Find the 5th sentence. Got it.

#4. Post the next three sentences.

I like the combination products. Things that you probably already have, but not in this particular combination. "It's a sweater vest and a bottle opener!"

#5. Link back to the person who tagged you. As previously mentioned, I was tagged by Julie. (BTW, Ethan could sooooo take the Jib--HaHa!!)

#6. Tag FIVE new people.

Okay. So, I tag (and you all seriously better do this too....)

Aimee (cause she has nothing better to do than chase a 15-month-old around and care for a 6-week-old)

Karie (cause I love both of my sisters-in-law, DUH)

Kara (cause we have so much in common)

Jill (cause she has the most adorable little girl)

Steph (cause she's a reader like me)

And for all five of them--because I'm interested in what you will have to say!



Julie said...

YAY! Thanks for participating! I really like Paul Reiser's sense of humor. I remember when I was in the hospital in labor with Bug and the episode of Mad About You where they had their baby aired - I remember being SO ticked, because I had been in the hospital since Monday afternoon and it was Wednesday night and still NO BABY.

Kara said...

Okay, I am a little slow, but I got it done finally! I have been feeling a little ill lately, and not just in the morning :)

The Colorado Carrs said...

Oh we have that book. I think it is so funny. Maybe I should pull it off the shelf and read it again!