November 7th, 2004

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I have a tired green brain

Found via oursin (with whom it seems I must have some things in common because we keep getting the same results on these quizzes). I would say this is pretty accurate:

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And the reason my brain is tired is because I've been working through the materials and exercises for the poetry course I'm taking. It was so hard at first but, pushing on, it seemed to get easier.

I am more and more convinced that I am not a poet, but having said that, I can see the fun in it and if I survive to the end of the course, I may well try to write a bit of poetry every now and then, purely for the exercise and amusement, you understand, rather in the same way some people do crossword puzzles. I wouldn't think of inflicting it on anyone.

So now one corner of my head feels not unlike a muscle does when you take up a new sport and start using parts of the body hitherto not exercised.
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    thoughtful Too much thinking!
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Book virus thingy

Found first via green_knight.

Grab the nearest book.
Open the book to page 23.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the sentence in your journal, along with these instructions.

This was harder than you might think. The absolutely nearest book didn't have any text on page 23, other than, "Part Three. September, two months later".

So I tried again and had the same problem with the next nearest book. However, I'll post the third and final sentence on that page and exhort you to:

"Resolve today that you are going to spend more and more of your time working in those few areas that can really make a difference in your life and career and less and less time on lower value activities."

Yes, indeedy. I do that all the time. Not.

OK, so trying again, I found:

Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your first-born."

See, although there's a bookcase barely out of arm's reach in the little room I dignify with the name of "My Study" I don't have novels there, so that was from the Bible I keep to hand for reference.

Third and final attempt produced the deathless line:

"His nonchalence would have delighted a charm-school instructress."

From The Copenhagen Affair: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. #3
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    curious Is there a point to this?