Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Two Memes For Tuesday

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. ~ Wilson Mizener

My DH got called into work at midnight last night (he works an hour away), and then returned in less than an hour -- told me they called him en route and said he could do it in the morning after all. Grr... in the meantime, our sleep last night was nearly nonexistent.

So, I'm stealing a couple of memes since my brain isn't quite functioning yet.

From Groovy:

161 & 5 Book Meme

Rules:

1. Grab the book closest to you
2. Open it to page 161
3. Find the fifth full sentence
4. Post the text of the sentence to your blog
5. Don't search around for the coolest book you have, use the one that is really next to you.
6. Tag five people to do this meme.
Ok... I have a choice of two sitting on top of each other: "Body Trauma: A writer's guide to wounds and injuries -OR- Crowned: An Ordinary Girl by Natasha Oakley. Hmmm... What the heck, I'll do both.

Body Trauma -

Uh-oh... It's a diagram in the burns chapters entitled "Figure 19 - Rule of Nines for Determining Percentage of Body Surface Area.

Guess that won't work. Good thing I have another choice!

Crowned: An Ordinary Girl -

I haven't read this yet, it is going to ruin the story? LOL... Here goes:

The fifth FULL sentence reads: "Dancing with you."

Guess it wasn't a spoiler, huh?

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Meme Two is from Alice:

The Silly Policies We Impose On Ourselves

1. I can't walk past a picture hanging crookedly on the wall. I can't. It's a sickness. God bless the lady at the place I bought my last paintings who told me to use TWO nails (using a level to make sure they are perfectly placed, of course). Now, my pictures don't list one way or the other.

2. I eat my food at room temperature whenever possible. I microwave fruit from the fridge for 15 seconds so that it's not cold. I put ice in my coffee (but not too much -- I HATE iced coffee). If there was a way to have ice cream stay solid at room temperature, I'd eat it that way, too.

3. I am unable to do nothing. DH loves nothing more than to go out on the boat, anchor it and sit. I would LOSE MY MIND. I need to be busy. All the time. It's a good thing I feel that way, considering the abundance of things I've recently added to my schedule.
I'm not sure if those fall into "Silly Policies", but it's all I could think of on less than five hours sleep and half a cup of coffee.

What strange quirks do you have?

5 comments:

groovyoldlady said...

1. "Dancing with you." is not a sentence. So there! :-)

2. OK, I admit it. You ARE a real person, but 4AM is not a real time. There is no time in existance until after 6am.

I have a friend who gets up early. I call her the OMP - Obnoxious Morning Person! She calls me at 6:30 and wants to chat or pray or whatever and I am stumbling and growling and incoherent. Once at a women's retreat, the OMP made her good friend, NightOwl (aptly named!) get up early, EARLY in the morning to see the sunrise.

It was not a popular move!

Tori Lennox said...

I always have to eat my veggies first. Gotta get 'em out of the way and save the good stuff for last. *g*

Diane Craver said...

Marianne,
Sorry about your loss of sleep.

And I think what you mentioned yesterday about reviewing books is awesome. Good luck with it.

I guess a quirky thing I do is that I talk to myself sometimes.

anno said...

My entree must always be on the right side of the plate.

I refuse to go out of the house without mascara.

I haven't used an alarm clock in more than twenty years.

Quirky enough?
Wishing you uninterrupted sleep tonight!

Alice Teh said...

Oooo... I definitely can relate to the last policy, Marianne. I would lose my mind sitting still too. Thanks for playing!

BTW, I also played the book meme. It's here. I got it from Melody who got it from you. LOL.

P/S: You need to get more sleep!!