Thursday, January 31, 2008

123 meme

The instructions are to pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. Find page 123. Find the first 5 sentences. Post the next 3 sentences. Tag 5 people.
from Lagniappe.

A friend who didn't know what was going on stopped me one day when I was out shopping. "I've seen you two on your walks," she said. "How nice."

From Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright.

I'm not feeling taggy. Do this if you will.


Christopher said...

I was going to do this, but the nearest book was "Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions," which is the textbook for my class right now.

Even still, I turned to page 123, just to see what the sentences I would write would be, and a figure takes up half the page, and then there are no full sentences on the page without equations.


Erin said...

Nearest book: Walt Whitman's _Leaves of Grass_. I think the page as a whole contains maybe 3 run-on sentences. I'll go by lines rather than sentences. Next three lines:

"The efflux of the soul is happiness, here is happiness,

I think it pervades the open air, waiting at all times,

Now it flows into us, we are rightly charged."

meeegan said...

That's lovely, Erin.

Yay, Laurie! You tagged yourself from me. :-)

Erin said...

So, I'm in a library, so you think I'd at least have something interesting to add to this. However, I'm in the reference section which is only legal dictionaries. Worse than that, the "nearest" book is the Bluebook which is the legal citation formatting book. Given all of that, here's what I've got to offer:

The arbitrator's name should be indicated parenthetically. Thus:

Kroger Co. v. Amalgamated Meat Cutters, Local 539, 74 Lab. Arb. Rep. (BNA) 785, 787 (1980) (Doering, Arb.).

Charles P. Ortmeyer, 23 Indus. Arb. 272 (1980) (Stern, Arb.).

I think this is a clear indication that I need more interesting things to read in my backpack...