*Pick up the nearest book. (I’m sure you must have one nearby.)
*Turn to page 123.
*What is the first sentence on the page?
*The last sentence on the page?
*Now . . . connect them together….
(And no, you may not transcribe the entire page of the book–that’s cheating!)
The nearest book doesn’t even have 123 pages (it’s a book of poetry). The next closest book is Around the World on Two Wheels by Peter Zheutlin. The following is the first and last complete sentence on that page.
She arrived soaked, with a “broken machine,” though the nature of its mechanical problem wasn’t described. “The roads were very muddy yesterday and today and she was compelled to take the railroad tracks,” reported the newspaper.
Whoa. That actually makes sense.
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The Thursday Threesome: Kitchen Gadget Store
Onesome: Kitchen- What’s your favorite room at your place? Do you migrate towards the kitchen, or prefer to cozy up in the living room? …or do you prefer the patio? …or even the back porch!?
The living room, I suppose. All my books are there.
Twosome: Gadget- What’s your favorite gadget type item and why?
The piston-driven air displacement pipette. It’s possible to work in a biological laboratory without one, but who would want to?
Threesome: Store- What’s your favorite store to browse, even if you never actually buy anything there?
Man, that’s obvious. The bookstore, of course.