book meme

Oct. 1st, 2008 09:45 pm
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Yeah, I know I already did this one or something like it a while back. Nevertheless, newly absorbed from [livejournal.com profile] scriva:

Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

"Note the wall-to-floor curvature, an asymptotic function of material accumulation in inverse ratio to decreasing surface area of actual tatami."

It's actually from page 57, which bears the captions for a two-page photo spread. Tokyo: A Certain Style (text/photos by Kyoichi Tsuzuki, translated by Alfred Birnbaum) is (appropriately enough) a small but densely-packed book showing how a wide range of real people in Tokyo furnish/decorate their apartments. In this case, it's the eight-tatami room of an American freelancer in "computer-related fields" who (unlike the wombat-consort) evidently shares my philosophy that the floor is the biggest storage shelf in the house (a phrase picked up from a standup comedian once seen on telly).

(Actually, the very first book I picked up was Tokyopop's English edition of Fruits Basket: Fan Book Cat, but then I remembered that the closest books weren't over there on the table, but piled up in front of my knees in a shelf under the laptop. At least the book on top of the pile wasn't Zoku Kuusou Gendai ^_^;;; )
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(picked up from [livejournal.com profile] eeedge) Well, this is certainly an interesting group of results, though I should perhaps note that I was feeling deeply apathetic about most of the choices that were presented. Then again, maybe I'm just really bad at these things; the first career indicator I remember taking was part of an entire day of standardized tests when I was 12 or so, and it told me in no uncertain terms that surely I was meant to join the military.Read more... )
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...so that heap of previous lemmings should help cushion the fall.









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1.) List five famous people who share your mother's maiden name.
2.) If your social security number were a nine-digit zip code, where in the US would it be?
3.) How many decimal places of pi do you have to go to reach exactly the same 20-digit sequence as your credit card number and expiration date?
4.) What is your PayPal account password?

(Still grumpy. Need more tea. Grump.)

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