Tagged by NoR

So this is the task:

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

This is going to be so unsatisfying for my tagger… I’m in my office, so the nearest book is a programming reference guide:

“You can store text that is generated by the macro facility during macro execution in an external file. Printing the statements generated during macro execution to a file is useful for debugging macros when you want to test generated text in a later SAS session. To use this feature, set both the MFILE and MPRINT system options on and also assign MPRINT as the fileref for the file to contain the output generated by the macro facility.”

I tag… anyone who cares to be tagged by this.

Wow… I think this is now officially my dullest post ever! I almost fell asleep writing it.

ADDENDUM: I just noticed that my copy of the unabridged Shakespeare (one of my copies of the unabridged Shakespeare, anyway) is closer to me than the programming manual is. Oh well.

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Quirks & Quarks

Here are the rules: 1. link the person who tagged you, NoR. 2. mention the rules in your blog… 3. tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours 4. tag 6 following bloggers by linking them. leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged

(I don’t think I’m going to tag anyone else, but here are a handful of my unspectacular quirks; btw NoR, #4 on your list isn’t something I’d call unspectacular.)

1. I listen to CBC Ottawa pretty much every morning (as I’m doing now); despite the fact that I don’t live in Ottawa. I don’t even live in Canada.
2. I’ve been telecommuting (not just once or twice a week; exclusively) for the past seven years.
3. There are two degrees of separation between me and Bruce Campbell.
4. I carry a cotton hanky wherever I go so that I don’t have to use paper tissues.
5. I can’t walk past a sink full of dirty dishes without rolling my sleeves up and washing them. My brother and sister are aware of this and use it to their advantage when I visit them.
6. I like taking naps in my car, sometimes.

tagged

And now, for your reading pleasure, a brief game of tag! Thanks to NoR (some of whose responses I wanted to steal/borrow).

1.Post these rules before presenting your list.
2. List 6 actions or achievements you think every person should accomplish before turning 18.
3. There are no conditions on what can be included on the list.
4. At the end of your blog, choose 6 people to get tagged and list their names.
5. People who are tagged write their own blog entry with their 6 suggestions.
6. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged.

My list:
a. Spend some time away from home. I didn’t do this, but I wish I had.
b. Find the off switch for the TV (computer, iPod, xbox, &c)
c. Try something new, fail miserably, discover that failing does not kill you.
d. Start writing a journal.
e. Learn to cook and clean up after yourself.
f. Register to vote (okay, this you’d have to wait for your 18th birthday for).

I’m only tagging green weaver, who I think will have some interesting and well thought out responses.