Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

bookworm, bookworm... inching through the library

The lovely Akelamalu bestowed upon moi that nifty badge up there and tagged me for a book meme. Who can say no to a graphic like THAT!?

So there are rules apparently and since the germies have beaten me into submission and I'm too tired to be a rebel I'm going to follow the rules.

Rules: Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 46. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences. The closest book, not the coolest, or the one you think will sound the best. THE CLOSEST!!!

I've been reading a VERY cool autobiographical account of a real-life CSI, "Never Suck A Dead Man's Hand" by Dana Kollman. I would have been an awesome CSI... I'm all stealthy and a total geek. I actually tested a driver's splash visor with a reactive chemical to prove he wasn't wearing it the way he was supposed to, when he was supposed to. Yeah, don't mess with me or I'll totally bust you, biotch!

So here goes...

I was disgusted! I was horror-struck! Suddenly, I wasn't cold anymore. I had blood in my mouth and on my chin and one of the firemen ran to his truck and returned with the only cleaning agent he had: rubbing alcohol. I opened the bottle, filled my mouth and swished, swished, and swished. I did it again and again.

Now... for the award ceremony.

I nominate:

Mimi The Queen of Meme because a writer of her caliber must have interesting reading on hand.

, from Forks Off The Moment, because she's super cool and I always enjoy reading her blog, great mix of opinions and sauciness.

Kate, from Sauciwee... I recently learned 100 things about her and now I want to know what she's reading.

Lu, from PAGreenery is one cool chick and she's been enjoying writing more and mre, so again, I need to see what inspires her.

And lastly, but just as cool, my guy twin, Ron who likes to VENT and I like egging him on. I know whatever he's reading, I'M going to want to read.


Kay said...

What a neat idea... and what a cool graphic! (Slap some glasses on that chick and it could be me!)

I like your new look btw!

And I might need to add this book to someone's xmas list... i think this is the sort of thing DeathChic needs to own....

goodfather said...

That IS cool graphic, and great meme. LOL - 'Certain Girls' by Jennifer Weiner is the closest book to me right now - NO WAIT! 'Finding Laura' by Kay Hooper. I need some books on MY side of the desk.

~Virginia~ said...

the quote was kind of, um. ick. :)

thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! :)

hope you have a great thanksgiving! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

That video was soooooooooo funny. Loved it.

Ron said...

OMG, my Libra friend...please don't despise me, but I don't partake in memes.

I actually wrote that on my current blog post.

I think I need to put something on my sidebar, just so people know in advance, before they ask me.

Gosh darn it...I'M SO SORRY.

However, I enjoyed your sentence and the NIFTY badge! I LOVE retro!

Thanks SO MCUH for thinking of me for this meme, Anndi.

And I hope we're STILL twins!!

Tee, hee!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Nice meme. Great Video. BWAHAHA...

Anndi said...

Kay: I totally identified with it as well. The book? Is a very funny read and you actually learn stuff too! If you want to do it, grab the badge and go at it.

Goodfather: So that's your story huh? LOL Feel free to grab the graphic and participate. I'm feeling generous.

Virginia: When you can get past the ick factor it's a very funny read. Enjoy the season with those you love.

Charles: I thought you would... ;)

Ron: LOL I know.. but I wanted you to have the award anyway! ;)

Bud: Think the Queen will forgive me? I've had to use the "Helpless" Desk a few times... ;)

Kate said...

Thanks for tagging me.
I posted! Go read, if you like.

Lu' said...

Right on. Happy you thought of me. I just dropped of my computer at the fix it guy so I don't know when I'll be playing but it should be interesting because I know exactly which book is sitting right next to where the computer normally sits. Thanks for thinking of me sweet oh so sick and at this moment I don't mean in a good way thing :)

Kate said...

I"m really not a "book" reader...
hence the self help and health issue books..
if it weren't for those, I probably wouldn't read books at all.

I do love reading blogs though!

I think you are right - a funny book is in order. Maybe that would make me a more avid reader.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for playing along Anndi :)

That sounds like a great book and great choices for tags.

Travis Erwin said...

That badge would make a great tattoo. Soon as I sell a novel I'm getting some type of pinup girl inked on my arm.

Casey said...

I've seen this meme going around and it makes me jealous that people have TIME to read. And blog....

Blarney said...

That graphic ROCKS! Whew ~ glad you didn't pick me ... I'd embarass myself. Reading Alan Greenspan's book ... yup you can back up and read that as many times as you like - it will still say Alan Greenspan. It's not quite the book you cuddle up to in bed but it is interesting reading his viewpoint on past presidents.

Anndi said...

Kate: You did a great job, sweetie. :)

Lu: You're one of my fav bloggers babe! I'M still sick in the good way too, right? ;)

Kate: I really think it's a question of finding the right type of book.

Akelamalu: Thank you for tagging me. It was fun! And the book is really a great read.

Travis Erwin: Agreed that pin ups make fantastic tats! Hopefully you'll get your soon, my friend. You're a wonderful writer. I'll be buying that book! Maybe you'll autograph it for me?

Casey: As busy as we are, we have to find some time for ourselves... even if it's reading for 10 minutes before bed.

Blarney: You know, that actually sounds interesting to me. Views from an insider. Feel free to do it and grab the badge if you feel like it.

Ron said...

Thank you SO MUCH Anndi!!!!!

I will display it with PRIDE on my award page!

I LOVE this award!!!!


steenky bee said...

Congrats and good choice! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Dianne said...

I will definitely do this on friday, I'm putting my Thanksgiving post together (I hope) and then I'm cooking like a mad woman but I will post this on Friday

thanks for thinking of me :)

coopernicus said...

Ooo! Ooo! Ooo! A book meme!!! You should join me and some of my blogging buddies at Good Reads

Dana said...

We're bookworm buddies! Hehe!

Travis said...

Now this, and an email I received recently, reminds me to update my Goodreads with that stack of "to reads" on the table.

maryt/theteach said...

Great post, Anndi! I did the meme because Jamie awarded me. Your book sounds so good I want to go out and buy it right away! :)

nitebyrd said...

Great meme and cool award! I'm so going to read that book!

Dianne said...

wanted to let you know I put my post up today :)

you inspired me