Saturday, February 17, 2007

Word Beads & Book Memes & Blogging To Do List

Word Beads: Fever Reigns (A True Story)

Marley's fever mechanism grinds away unabated.
My simplistic mind grapples with the consistent registration
of degrees on the thermometer.
Seven days.
This virus has become in my mind a behomoth,
a thundering bison leaving trampled behind it
my daughter's body, her schooling, my plans and birthday celebrations.
Wretched virus!
Word Beads, a weekly meme, can be found here.

For ennuiherself, in response to being tagged for the 123 Book Meme. Thanks Ms. Ennui for what I believe is my first meme tag!

1. Find the nearest book.
2. Name the book & the author.
3. Turn to page 123.
4. Go to the fifth sentence on the page. Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
5. Tag three more folks.

What is the What
by Dave Eggers

Bor is in the south of Sudan, the region called the Upper Nile. The people there are like you, but different. We're all Dinka, but their customs vary.

I can't tell you much about these sentences because I'm not that far along in the story yet. I'm reading this book for my book club this month and am very excited about it. I like Dave Eggers and this story of the journey of one Lost Boy is compelling, to say the least. When I finish it, I am going to try to write a decent review and share it here.

Officially, I am supposed to tag three people to do this meme. I know this one has been done by a lot of you, so I'm going to hope that I tag three people who haven't done it yet. Terri B., Sheila and Chickenone: Tag! You're it! (If you have already participated in this meme, maybe you can tag someone else in my name.)

Blogging To Do List:

In no particular order:
  1. Finish draft on identity.
  2. Finish draft on what to expect when you blog mean and nasty in the name of changing the world and then get forced to resign a good gig. (Add kindness button to sidebar.)
  3. Take picture of scenic view of hometown like Meredith did recently over at Poppy Fields.
  4. Get back to more creative writing like I did during NaBloPoMo.


Beck said...

Poor Marley. Everyone here is pretty sick, too. Tell her to get better soon!

meredith said...

Oh, you can just see the fever in your daughter, I hope she is feeling better. I'll keep looking for those photos from your town.

I like that "42" is the answer to life, the universe and everything! I've joined the club of the wise and knowledgable ;)

Mel said...


We'll hope for her to feel much better very soon.

*sending healing thoughts*

Alpha DogMa said...

So what is the background to "Finish draft on what to expect when you blog mean and nasty in the name of changing the world and then get forced to resign a good gig."
Did I mess some drama?

Alpha DogMa said...

MISS. Miss some drama!

Mary-LUE said...

AD, I'm referring to a blogger who was hired to work for a Democratic presidential campaign. She is apparently rather straightforward in her opinions of the Catholic church and conservatives. Some of her straightforwardness takes the form of some inflammatory language. While Edwards (the candidate) did not bow to the pressure from the man/group trying to get her fired, she just resigned. My take isn't based on being conservative or liberal. It is more of a the dangers of what you put into words, who reads them and potential consequences.

Em said...

I love your poem ... although I hope the subject is feeling a little better now :(

atypical said...

Goodness, I really hope she is feeling better now (and that you didn't get it). I'm sorry to send the sickies to you. if I had known they could be transmitted via the internet, I certainly would have remained in seclusion with my whiny brood!

I'm really looking forward to you crossing off the items on that to do list. :)


Terri B. said...

I just now saw that I was tagged. I'll have to answer this when I get home. I know, I know ... there are 10s of thousands of books surrounding me here at work, but I want to pull from my own books ;o)

daisies said...

your poem is so beautiful, you are so very talented my dear :)

hope marley is feeling better, poor thing ...