Friday, January 26, 2007

Fortune cookie

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 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 you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag 5 people

Nearest book: Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen, 1980 Signet paperback edition. (No fakey intellectualism here, I'm actually rereading it for my ad hoc Austen book "group" with my friend/colleague Michelle.)

Sentences six, seven, and eight:
"I have a notion," said Sir John, "that Miss Marianne would not object to such a scheme if her elder sister would come into it. It is very hard indeed that she should not have a little pleasure because Miss Dashwood does not wish it. So I would advise you two to set off for town when you are tired of Barton, without saying a word to Miss Dashwood about it."

Hmmm, no message from the universe here, except maybe to call my sister and convince her to do something that she doesn't want to do, although I'm thinking that a trip to London would be up her alley. Tags? Well, since I don't have a readership, I say anyone who wants to do this may do so with my fullest compliments, you may depend upon it.

1 comment:

Katie said...

I think it's a sign for you to call your sister and "head to town!" Oh, and don't tell Miss Dashwood ANYTHING.

I LOVE that book.