Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What a Wallet SHOULD Look Like

Oh my goodness, look at Debra's tiny wallet! It's pitiful, isn't it? It probably doesn't weigh anything. Now, my's impressive -- 4.2 pounds stripped to the bare essentials. The bare essentials being two tape measures, husband's spare glasses, cellphone, spare keys for two cars, house keys, pen and four pencils, changepurse and ziplock bag full of overflow change, pill box loaded with glucosamine (only), post-it notes, kleenex, Purell hand sanitizer, sudoku puzzles, two sets of disposable chopsticks, and an appointment book which I can probably eliminate.
Ah, Clare has joined us and her purse is on display here. Love the beautiful leather of her wallet and purse! I can never find anything as nice -- and I've looked, I really have. It's such fun snooping, isn't it?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

123 Meme

Debra Hamel from "The Deblog" tagged me for the 123 Meme. The rules are:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

I chose "Foreskin's Lament", a memoir by Shalom Auslander. On page 123 he talks about his childhood friendship with a pair of black children. Now he tells how the friendship dissolved as they grew a little older:

Our friendship seemed to wither as new friends entered our world: friends of his who wondered why I was talking to him. Hellos became waves. Waves became nods.

I commented on this book earlier. I certainly have reservations about it, but it impressed me.

Now, to tag five people. How about Tom, from Random Thinking; Clare from Keeper of the Snails; Maxine from Petrona; Kimmy from Smug Cloud; and YOU (You know who you are! You'd like to do the meme, wouldn't you?)