Friday, July 18, 2008

A book just lying around

I was tagged for a meme by Julie at

Here are the “rules”:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

Here is what you’ll find on page 123 in the book that is laying on my desk….

"Le Marche' Saint-Pierre is an old wooden building that houses five floors of fabrics of every imaginable color, texture, print and waver. Le Marche' Reine across the street is a competitor, but the prices, the variety, and the quality at Saint-Pierre make it worth the trip (ca vaut le voyage, as the French put it). The sales program is superbly organized, and the goods are enticing to judge by the number of shoppers and the intensity of commerce."

Oh yeah, baby. Its a book about the Markets of Paris. And I will be leaving for Paris exactly 2 weeks from today!!!!! YAYYY! And no, we won't be hitting the fabric market, but will hit some other ones! More about the trip later -but just 6 words - no work, no kids, no husbands!

I won't tag anyone, but feel free to try it yourself! Let me know if you do!


hildjj said...

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Dan & Duffy said...

Closest book is "Information Technology Use at Homes Survey" :(

Mordermi said...

" The Knights areentrusted with power by the Sidhe Courts. They're tough."
"I don't know much about them,"I confessed."

Summer Knight, Jim Butcher

Julie said...

OMG I'm so jealous of your trip!!!

dml91hokie said...

Ahh! The nearest books are all kid books - they don't go to page 123! Hold on. OK - the top most book on my night stand.

"Psychologists have found that most people make up their minds about others within 30 seconds of meeting them, even something as simple as how you shake hands and introduce yourself creates a big - and sometimes lasting - impression.

When people greet us warmly and seem genuinely interested in us, it's not just polite; it begins a relationship. It invites us to reciprocate, to show interest in the other person."

-- Smart Parenting How To Raise Happy, Can-Do Kids by Dr. Brad Smart and Dr. Kate Smart Mursau