Monday, October 03, 2005

Alright Then, Clokeeey.

I've been tagged for a meme, and despite being universally terrible at these things, I'll indulge everyone's favorite mad ocker. As Clokeeeey says:

"The Rules:
1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five other people to do the same."

From June 1, 2004, line 5 of a post about workaday America and the growing unease with the war in Iraq: Therefore my default listening is Maine Public Radio, and in particular a charming and gentle big band/trad jazz show called "The humble Farmer." Just the kind of writing to set the world alight, eh?

I tag Baumer, Listmaker, Maestra, Joe, and oooh I don't know, Arianna Huffington.


Listmaker said...

i refuse to completely play along. no tagging others, no putting it in my blog.

but i'll post it here.

from 7/04 when i wasn't sure that i would be able to go on a baseball trip that summer or not, i wrote about an article about a couple who had just completed a tour of all the balllparks in the country.

the sentence - "The only park where they didn't root for the home team- Yankee Stadium."

pretty great sentence to randomly be led to, huh?

Clokeeeey! said...

Thanks Weasel.
Listmaker, see it didn't hurt did it.
I've got another meme brewing inside me.

Listmaker said...

yeah, not too bad. but i don't like tagging others. oh yeah, i'll translate the sentence for you - it should read "The only park where they didn't support the home team- Yankee Stadium."

weasel said...

I made an exception this time as I found the subject interesting but I'm with Listo, Clokeeeey old chum; its a bit like opening a birthday card only to find a chain letter.

Debbie said...

From 12/04

It was around the holidays,obviously.

Here it is- I would include Kwaanza but there is no gift exchange in Kwaanza.

I think we should put all these sentences together.

I tag unwellness, mactechwitch, scrappy, mondale I don't know many bloggers

Joe said...

If I can go the "not play along" route as well, here's my contribution.

You tagged the Air Blog, weasel, which doesn't have a great deal of history just yet. The post is just a month old, "Apocolypse Now?", about my reaction to Hurricane Katrina.

"My question to him was, were they able to evacuate?"

Not earth-shattering stuff, but it might work well with Debbie's idea to make a paragraph out of these sentences.

I can use the Sea Blog, which goes back further. From April '04, when that blog was in it's infancy. We're just getting ready for the 2004 baseball season (the topic is when I'll be updating the Blog):

"Those will get into high gear come the home opener, April 15 vs. the Binghamton Mets."

How embarassing.

weasel said...

What can I say, Clokeeey? I tried, but as I suspected, its a non-starter.

bri said...

I really loved the idea of this meme but I am less than pleased with the result. Mine is a quote from (GASP!) an unnamed source!! What kind of librarian am I?? Anyway, it was from May 7, 2003, around Mother's Day. This was from an essay about the origins of the day:

Anna began to lobby prominent businessmen like John Wannamaker, and politicians including Presidents Taft and Roosevelt to support her campaign to create a special day to honor mothers.

If it had been something more exciting, I might have picked up the meme for my blog.

Mondale said...

I am unable to contribute as mine is a gushing love-a-thon in praise of Weasel. I refuse to reproduce it.