Friday, November 03, 2006

Tagged, and Tagged Again

Jeff at http://www.psychosomaticwit.blogspot.com/ tagged me with the following book tag:

1. Grab the nearest book. If you are currently reading something, that'll be fine too.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your Blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet I know that is what you were thinking!
6. Tag 5 people.

Here goes:
"Goodman's father had died under a scalding cauldron of molten steel. Broken, body and spirit, by years of physical punishment, he just couldn't move fast enough. When his father died, Goodman, then nine, and his mother moved to the city. They had never owned anything. Everything belonged to the company."

The book is Primal Fear by William Diehl. I've read it several times - usually when I need to get my willies wiggling. It's very dark and if you've seen the movie, you don't know the whole story.

Tagging S. William, Christina-the-Wench, Nikki (First-time Mom), and whoever else wants to play!


And S. William at http://www.swilliamshaw.com/ has also tagged me with this one - I have to list 5 unique or interesting things about me.

Here goes:

1. I have a phobia about things that spin... which makes sleeping under a ceiling fan very difficult but I can't sleep at all without one.

2. I have a son who is a year and a half older than my granddaughter (though in this day and age of second marriages, maybe that's not so weird - it just messes with MY head).

3. When I hear about someone's pain or a bad injury, my shins hurt.

4. I used to be able to speak and sing in two tones at the same time. I can't do it anymore, though.

5. Ever since I quit smoking, my sense of smell has kicked into high gear. Sometimes that's good, sometimes that's bad, and sometimes it's just plain weird. Like the time I walked into our downstairs lobby at work. I stopped and sniffed. Someone whose office opened onto the lobby asked what I was smelling. "Smells like..... dog feet!" She burst out laughing. Apparently there HAD been a dog running around down there the day before. As I said - weird.

So... what's weird or unique about you????

5 comments:

Janet said...

There are so many things that are weird about me. I even blogged about them once, how there was a little bit of Monk in all of us.

BTW, Did you know the first hyperlink isn't working?

S William said...

I quit a few years back but my sniffer still seems weak.

Thanks for tagging me. I'm off to tag someone else.

Sayre said...

Janet - I think I've got the hyperlink fixed. Mis-typing gets me again... Go visit Jeff!

Hey, S William - I've also noticed that it seems to improve when the allergies aren't killing me. I'm on medication now, so they don't get me quite so badly...

Kim Ayres said...

I remember that sense of smell coming back with a vengeance when I gave up smoking. I suddenly realised that there were a lot more unpleasant odours around than nice ones.

Alice in Wonderbread said...

5th sentence on page 123 of the book nearest me:

"If the search string can include the pattern-matching character itself, we can use an escape character to represent the pattern matching character."

Five odd things about me:
1. I have pink hair right now.
2. I have had a 10 year gigantic crush on Christopher Walken despite the fact he's twice my age.
3. I cannot eat scrambled eggs without dousing them with ketchup.
4. I can bend my thumb back far enough to touch my wrist.
5. I can spit water up to two meters through the space between my front teeth.