Wednesday, March 12, 2008

You're It!

I've been identified by Iconolith to participant in a challenge and since I have a stack of books right by me I thought I'd play along.

Referred to as a meme this is like a 21st century version of a chain letter except we're not exchanging $$ or recipes or even good wishes for luck but rather we're giving our community a chance for a glimpse of what inspires, interests, or edifies.

The Rules:
  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 (sentences 6-9).
  5. Tag five people who blog posts you read on a regular basis.
So here's mine:

K1, p2 tog, ssk, Sl 4 sts to cn and hold to back, k4, k4 from cn - just kidding!

  • On September 17 they resigned themselves to wintering on the open pack ice, and must have known that this meant probably death. They built a kind of igloo on a big ice floe and with a net tried to catch plankton to eat. Two days later they caught several seals, enough to give them hope of surviving into February, and began to drift past White Island, which seemed to comprise a huge glacier and some cliffs.
Those I've tagged:
Ginny: we share the love for knitting, laughing, and a red-haired male
Naomi: a little pressure might inspire you to get a post on your blog! xxxooo
Sage: always thought-provoking and filled with intrigue
Shauna: your strength and positive attitude is an inspiration
J. : you don't have a blog but you need one so you'll just have to leave your excerpt here as a comment...or it could be the first post or your new blog!

3 comments:

j said...

so, if my name doesn't appear as blue, what does that mean? and from what was your passage???

Son Q refers to memes as almost viral thoughts replicating thru the populace. One of his personal sites was named memeslut, I guess to indicate that he would sleep with whatever idea came along. I just hope he's practicing safe thinking....

Heidi and Tim Olson said...

My passage is from The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration and the passage is called "Ballooning to the North Pole: The Andree Expedition." The introduction kept me busy for a a couple weeks but once I got into the actually accounts it was a quick read. Or maybe it was the atmosphere of being on the ferry to Sitka.

Shauna said...

OK, so I am a bit behind with my blog reading :-) I just saw this and will now follow the directions. I am not sure I have 5 bloggers who are different from your bloggers, but we will see what happens. - SS

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