I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I swiped this from my new pal Buzzard Billy, who if we were going to be politically correct would be Buzzard Nanny...but I digress..
Your supposed to reach out and grab the nearest book to you and turn to page 123..go to the 5th sentence and then copy out the next three sentences...The first book I grabbed was a Portuguese Dictionary, and didn't think that would work, so then I grabbed the next nearest book and it's A Light In the Attic by Shel Silverstein and it's a kids book and doesn't have 123 pages..so then I grabbed this book:PIECE OF MY HEART -JANIS JOPLIN.
Here are the 3 sentences after the first 5 sentences.

"With her mesmerizing intensity she wielded together all the threads, scales and fragments of our collective person, as if she were piecing Humpy Dumpty back together again.
Through music's anarchic power to both dissociate and , ultimately, to integrate, Janis let us know that only all of us can see it. Too vast to guess by parts: too enclosed within us to recognize."
Goddess bless Janis...........


Cheesemeister said...

Janis is forever amazing!
I thank you for my birthday tree. :0)
My fibromyalgia is kind of bad today so that made me feel better.

Juanuchis said...

Wonderful! Absolutely grand.

I would do this meme, but my computer is in our home office, and what book shall I take off the shelf?

Juanuchis, real name Janis...

jan said...

A Portuguese Dictionary? I don't seem to have one of those. I'm curious about why it is close to your computer.

Nit Wit said...

I'm goning to do it right here so I don't get tagged by someone.
I had a choice of Duma Key by Stephen King Or the local phone book. See if you can tell which one I picked.

"Part of Duma's development problem is simple overgrowth. The sea oats belong, but the rest of that shit has no business growing without irrigation. Somebody better investigate, that's what I think."

That was a pretty good place to read.
Of course being a Stephen King Novel it hasn't really gotten started yet.

yellowdog granny said...

janis;the first one you can touch...
jan:for some reason i collect dictionary's...I stared collecting them over 20 years ago..I have japanese, greek, french, german,mandarin,hungarian,polish,finnish, etc...Even have a dictionary for dead languages..go figure..when i spin my computer chair to the left i have a 3 shelf book case and the dictionaries are rigt there...i use them for crossword puzzles mostly..mainly i just like having them..?????

yellowdog granny said...

nitwit:dang, i want to read that book...i may sneak in the library and see if nancy has got it in since last tuesday...

billy pilgrim said...

i was with you until that part about copying all those sentences.

BBC said...

Richard Bach liked to screw with that also.

Like if you are dealing with something pick out a book and open it to a random page and put your finger on it and read the next line for the answer.

He of course has gone off the deep end but to each his own.

sageweb said...

The closest book to me right now is The Name of the Wind. Since everybody from your blog is about to read it..I don't want to ruin page 123. Ha. Oh I love Janis Joplin...She was part of Captain and Tennille Right?

Nit Wit said...

I can't get The Name of the Wind. They don't have it in Kmart or Wally world and the nearest real book store is 30 miles away in one of those new fangeled places. I think they call them Malls.
Maybe I'll take my new truck out Tuesday night and see if there is a copy in Ohio. Could use Amizon but I have to put more money on my Green Dot card and I need all my cash for gas.

Nit Wit said...

I did go to Wally World tonight so my some could spend his tax refund. I got The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama.
The funny thing is I think there might be Hillary supporter straightening out the books at night. All three copies of the book were hidden in the remotest (is that a word? This is English so it is now.) Corner of the bible thumping section. I have noticed that this area has gotten larger in the last year.
Gotta finish Duma soon. Want to see what he has to say. I still have Blaze waiting in the wings too. It came out in paperback a couple of weeks ago.

RoxRocks said...

I'm reading Tommy Land by Tommy Lee. It's inappropriately divine. Translation: there's some nasty ass shit up in there!!

Page 123 is probably just him talking more about his Johnson. :)

Gadfly said...

My friends laugh at me about my P!NK fetish.

(Out of all of her album releases, and singles -- I have 14 songs that I like a lot :o)

But she credits Janis as her #1 influence.

And she's a total smartass and she hates Bush ;-)

yellowdog granny said...

billy:yah, it's not that bad..ha
bbc;hmm, that' would be a fun way to run your life..ha
sage:let me know how you like it..no she was sonny of sonny and cher..
nitwit:dang, hope you find a copy of it...or see if your library has it..
i still haven't gotten duma or blaze yet.and am getting anzious..so..how's the big white blazer doing?
rox:I wonder who would win in the size of their johnson contest?..tommy, tom jones or victor mature or milton berle..all are supposed to have the biggest dick in hollywood..or maybe that's just is the 'biggest dick in hollywood'..
gladfly:i knew there was a reason why i liked pink...anyone who likes janis and hates bush is ok in my book..

rebecca said...

Okay, first of all I just wanted to say that I just read this line in your "about me" and nearly spewed diet coke out my nose:

I think George W. Bush is a bumbling idiot who's lack of intelligence is only surpassed by his ability to fuck up..

Priceless! (And sadly, true...)

Secondly, I think I'm going to do this meme. Yeah. I'll do it. Here I go.

yellowdog granny said...

rebecca:can't wait to see your meme...
yeah, i have changed that about me a couple of times..but the slamming of bush stays the same..ha

Tina said...

"You will always be a champion; you will always do your best. Nothing more than that can ever be expected. I learned that myself." ~ from Swimming to Antarctica book


Hey you know, on that Idol show, there is this girl that made the top 24 that has a bit of Joplin's soul to her - u should check her out. She's the one with two-tone hair-can't miss her :)

Sling said...

Well okay..

Pg. 123-

Rodricks hand trembled as he reached to unbutton her blouse,and expose her bountiful orbs of flesh.
With a breathy sigh,she lay back on the bed,offering her sweet surrender...
'STOP!',cried Father Patrick.

The next 2 sentences spoil the mood.

buddha_girl said...

A genius of sorts who died much too soon. Period.

Love this meme. Will have to do it later this week.

Loved my tree planting email! Very nice, Jac!

The kid's hair is FINALLY growing back. I may actually have pics tomorrow. I have a workday and will try to bring my camera and cords to work so I can show you Christmas and a myriad of other times since then!

LostInCO said...

p 123
"We made a very efficient and lightweight combination consisting of fiberglass plastic standoffs bonded to the underlying structure, supporting a .005" aluminum alloy sheet of micrometeorite shield, and insulation blankets consisting of multiple layers of aluminized mylar only one-eighth of a mil (.000125 inch) thick."

what can i say?? I'm a geek.

yellowdog granny said...

tina:i will watch the show just to see her..i haven't even watched it this year..gets to be a pain in the ass watching all those crapy singers..
sling:i laughed my ass off when i read that..it still makes me laugh..your so bad, your good..
buddha:can't wait for the pictures...
lost:jeez,what the hell is that about?..ha

more cowbell said...

great random sentences!