Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Kitchen Sink Post

Edna: Margie, take a look at these messages from some of our fellow bloggers. We've been tagged to do a book tag, and we've won a few more awards. Let's blog about that today!

Margie: That's wonderful, Edna. I love all our fellow bloggers. They are such thoughtful folks.

Edna: Aren't they? We got tagged by Cactus Jack Splash and his owner to do the book tag. My goodness Margie, he surely is a handsome horse! Well-spoken, too.

These are the rules of the book tag:

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open the book to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the next two to five sentences.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest.
  • Tag five people to do the same. (We opted not to do this.)

Edna: Now, here's the book I have closest to hand: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). I know that must seem like heavy reading for such a sweet old lady, but let me tell you folks: something is wrong with that doggone sister of mine, and I aim to find out what!

Here's the fifth through seventh sentences on page 56: "The most common associated feature of Expressive Language Disorder in younger children is Phonological Disorder. There may also be a disturbance in fluency and language formulation involving an abnormally rapid rate and erratic rhythm of speech and disturbances in language structure ("cluttering"). When Expressive Language Disorder is acquired, additional speech difficulties are also common and may include motor articulation problems, phonological errors, slow speech, syllable repetitions, and monotonous intonation and stress patterns."

Well shoot, that won't help me find out what's wrong with Margie. I'd best keep reading, there's got to be something in here about "Pain-in-the-tushie disorder."

What book are you reading, Margie?

Margie: I'm reading Jack Knife, Edna. It's all about time travelers trying to stop Jack the Ripper. I must say, though, that page 56 is a short page and the only sentence doesn't have much to do with the book.

Edna: That surely sounds interesting, and that's not something I often say when I'm talking about you. Why don't you still share what's on page 56 with our readers? You've got me curious, too.

Margie: "He tipped the corner of the certificate into the candle's flame. The paper caught, and he let it burn to within an inch of his fingers before he dropped it into the empty chamber pot."

Edna: Now I'm intrigued; you take good care of that book, I want to read it next.

We also got a whole heap of awards recently. I am so happy that people love us so much, but we just can't choose anyone to pass this along to. It seems unfair since there are so many bloggers that we love.

Maitri from Magic and Moments at Dragonfly Cottage and Lidian from Kitchen Retro each gave us the "I heart your blog" award.

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Sweet Maitri also gave us the Butterfly Award and the My Favorite Blog award.

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Angie from In Pursuit of Fulfillment gave us the Uber-Amazing Blog award.

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Thank you very much, ladies!

4 comments:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

You guys absolutely rock! If you come visit sometime my friends and I will take you out on a trail ride.

Shinade said...

Congratulations on your awards. I received them too form Maitri but haven't had time yet to get them up.

This has been a crazy week in real time. But, Maitri is super special and so are you two!!

"He tipped the corner of the certificate into the candle's flame. The paper caught, and he let it burn to within an inch of his fingers before he dropped it into the empty chamber pot."

I love this one!!

Very cool:-)))

Margie and Edna said...

Edna: We may take you up on that some time, Mr. Cactus Jack! Thank you for tagging us for the book meme, it was very interesting indeed. :)

Shinade, thank you for visiting and for your kind comments. My sister claims that the Jack the Ripper book is most interesting, and I'm looking forward to finding out if she's right or not. I won't tell you about how I snuck up on her when she was reading that book and yelled, "Boo!" She jumped a mile and let loose with some very unladylike language, let me tell you!

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