Sunday, February 27, 2005

If I press this button... what does it do?

As has been pointed out by Absum, it has now been over two weeks since my last entry. My excuse is simple, the damned PC of mine was riddled with viruses since acquiring ADSL. So it has been rebuilt (new motherboard), new firewall and other accessories, got a USB memory stick for backup, new power supply, and updated virus scanning. Many hundreds of dollars later - I am now online again. In addition, it appears that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. I apparently set my firewall so effectively that I could not get out to actually use the internet. A quick uninstall and re-install later, I was again functioning. (This time, albeit without the mouse....but still).

As expected, life is its usual topsy-turvy journey full of adventure - some of which I shall probably vent here over time. But not today.

One of the regular blogs I read, due to a combination of his wit and pure regularity of entries, is Lawyer Guy. He recently posted an entry which made me smile. It involves posting sentences from a nearby book. Taking text out of context is often amusing. The rules are:

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.

So the book I am reading at the moment is The Noodle Maker by Ma Jian. So that is the nearest book I have at hand........ and the sentences are;

'Why not put an end to it now? You'll have to go sooner or later, so you might as well get it over with. Ha!

When Lawyer Guy did this exercise, he found that it provided no insight into his life. I fear, that my version, is a little more ominous!

Thoughts anyone?


Lawyer Guy said...

Oh, far more to read into than mine. :)

Anonymous said...

lol, what a cracker!
Though I figure the first sentence is easily long enough for 2:

"The trouble with girls is, if they like a boy, no matter how big a bastard he is, they'll say he has an inferiority complex, and if they don't like him, no matter how nice a guy he is, or how big an inferiority complex he has, they'll say he's conceited. Even smart girls do it."

Catcher in the Rye