Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I've been tagged!!!!

Okay, so I got tagged on my (rarely used, and mainly to bitch to a few friends) LiveJournal, but it's really more appropriate to post it here, because I am pathetic, and the nearest book is Super Special #6: New York, New York, waiting to get blogged.

Here's the meme:

book fun
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
6. Tag five other people to do the same.

Here's the result:

Mrs. Ramsey hugged Jessi protectively.

Emily fell off my suitcase and skinned her knee.

In the midst of her tears, I spied the headlight on our train, and soon the engine was roaring into the station.

Okay, I tag PoBal, Neurochic, and anyone on here who has a BSC book right next to them when they read this!!!


And, cause I'm feeling generous, I figured I'd let you in on a little more about me...and this pretty much says it all:

Now, add about 27 years and some alcohol:


K said...

I am striking out here. I have two BSC books sitting here. I just bought them both and haven't read them yet (terrible Mysteries). In the first one I picked up, the middle of page 23 was boring the hell out of me with the oh-so-exciting news about Dawn's Mom and Mary Anne's Dad getting married. Again. Page 23 in the next book only had 2 sentences and one half sentence. For all my trouble I decided to just go ahead and pick the most entertaining one: :"I was so busy writing in the record book that I barely had time to make out the contact sheets for the Free Babar campaign." (Courtesy of Mystery #7: Mary Anne and the Zoo Mystery.)

K said...

Or Mystery #20. Whichever.

Erin said...

Oh, how lucky am I to have The All-New Mallory Pike under my keyboard! This is the part where Mal and Jessi were trying to make up secret codes for the letters they would write while Mallory was away. Except they can't break each others codes. Dumbasses. Here's the line:
What in the world is bugusta?

ashley said...

What if you have multiple BSC books right in front of you? (Six and a Little Sister one just at my computer desk, heh. And the rest aren't much furter away.)

Anonymous said...

you are my hero...seriously....because for real...this website makes some long nights of schoolwork (grad studies) go a little easier...)

Thank you

colleenn said...

I happen to have Kristy's Big Day next to me (yes, I'm at work... yes, it's in my backpack because I'm heading to my parents' house for a few hours tonight and I wanted something to kill time with... yes, that is pathetic). Let's see.. page 23 is the start of Chapter 3. Fifth sentence is "Claudia Kishi, our vice-president and a junk-food addict, was prowling aound her room, trying to remember where she'd hidden a large bag of M&M's." I'm not sure I read the part about posting "the next three sentences" correctly since in Tiff's post the three sentences didn't sound like they all came from the same paragraph, but I'm posting the next two sentences anyway because they are another great example of Claudia's "artistic" fashion sense: "She was wearing one of her usual gorgeous outfits: a black leotard and skintight red pants under a white shirt that was so big it looked like a lab coat. Claudia's a wonderful artist and she had decorated the shirt herself, covering it with designs painted [turns onto page 24] in acrylic." Awesome, hehe. Nothing says "style" like puff paint. I think I used a shirt like that as my smock in first-grade art class after I'd decorated it in Brownies. I'll have to copy this into my own blog hehehe.

Lauren said...

We need this to be changed around for BSC books. Page 23 is smack dab in the middle of the cookie cutter chapter 2 descriptions. I have Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby and Stacey's Emergency both sitting right in front of me, and I'm getting the description of Abby in one and the description of how the club works in the other one.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I have Dawn's Big Move sitting near me. The fifth sentence on page 23 is: "Then there's me. I'm the alternate member. That means I take over whenever anyone can't make a meeting."

K said...

How about double the number and take the sentences from page 46?

liss said...

Haha it was really amusing when I read this post because I already had a BSC book in my hand whilst reading it! I have Babysitters' Winter Holiday (changed from Vacation to Holiday in the UK version) and this is the fifth sentence - "Immediately our driver slammed on the brakes."

And the next 3 -
"We missed the deer but we ran into a snowy embankment on the side of the road."
"Everyone screamed."
"Claudia and I clutched hands."

What melodrama :p

Library Lady said...

I don't have a BSC right beside me, but I have one equally as bad... Can I still play?! Hmm? Can I? C'mon, please?

"I felt my jaw drop open. She made it sound so simple. She made it sound so tempting."

Leigh said...

I stumbled upon this website after i was looking up everything babysitters club on google and its amazing. i just had a baby and there wasnt much for me to do in the first few weeks when all she did was sleep and breastfeed. i kept myself busy reading the super specials (my personal favorite : snowbound) and all the things you write on here were going through me head while reading. what kind of a parent still goes out to dinner knowing a huge blizzard is predicted and a thirteen year old is in charge of their three kids - one of htem being a baby. please. anyway, i love you. thank you.

Lauren said...

Stacey's Emergency. Going with page 46 so it's something a little more interesting...

There was a long pause. Then mom said harshly, "I am not jealous of what you can do for Stacey! Just give her some time off... All ri-ight," she went on, as if to say, "I know you're going to do everything anyway - and it will be a bad idea."

Margie said...

Okay, this is sort of interesting. Colleenn did Kristy's Big Day, and I'm going to do KBD as well, only the UK version. And it's different! Hahaha.

Pg 23, sentence 5-8 (this sounds like the intro to a Bible verse):

"Want some?" asked Claudia. She'd just found the M&Ms in a box under her bed labelled ARTWORK: STILL LIFS AND PORTRITS. (Claudia is a terrible speller.)

I like how in this comment thread, Colleenn's entry set up the problem, and mine had the solution! And there you have it, folks, the true difference between the US and UK versions.

B. said...

I'm not commenting on the books, just on how hot you are.


p.s I do love this site, not just because of the above.

Anonymous said...

Mallory's Christmas Wish. p23 fifth sentence is
Patience is another one of Mary-Anne's great qualites. As secretary blah, blah, blah.

P46 is equally boring it is about how Matt and Haley hate Jessi's (stupid) ida.

Leigh said...

Okay - Super Special #1: Baby-sitters on Board!

page 23

[finishing Stacey's spiel] "... You can go off on your own as long as you behave yourselves."

"Awesome!" exclaimed the triplets, and they started to run off.

"Behaving yourselves," I call after them, "means no running and no laughing at people. Got it?"

Good times.

Anonymous said...

k super special 15: baby-sitters' European Vacation

5- "But I'll be w. mom.
6- And possibly Robert."
7- Robert is Staceys former boyfriend.

(just cuz i had to verify the stupid-ness of the paragraph ...)

8 - Mom is Staceys permanent mother

WTF? i no ANM (or ghostwriter, w/e) is tryign to be clever, but thats just dumb. effing dumb

Anonymous said...

im 12. yes, i know im supposed to be over books like the babysitters club but i cant hep it dammit! theyre just so funny! i love to tease them. and now that ive found this blog (hurray!) i can share my love of teasing with others. oh! also i seriously doubt that Claudia can't spell great (or in her spelling: grate.). her parents need to send her to a doctor i thiknk.