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Really, What is a Meme?

Ok, I do not really care. A clear definition would be nice but heck, when I saw yet another meme, caught on by The Fanatic Cook, I did it anyways, just because I badly needed a distraction from work.

So this time around, the instructions were:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Use what’s actually next to you.

Okay, I looked around my work desk. How neat it was, after I tidied up per strong warnings from my boss about an internal audit to pounce on us anytime this two weeks. Where's a darn book when I need one?? First paper publication I laid my eyes upon was chemicalweek magazine and that do not run pass 40 pages. Frantically, I swept my eyes behind my chair and onto the shelves. Ah! There's one!

"These companies offer insightful advice on the reality of world competition and Singapore's place in and response to it." How boring and so totally work related! Needless to say, I was disappointed that my 5th sentence did not turn out to be anything exciting or thought provoking. Oh well, misery loves company, so what's yours?


satsumabug said…
"Place the steaks in a shallow baking dish, pour on the onion-tomato mixture, and bake 12-15 minutes, depending on their thickness." Thirteenth edition Fannie Farmer Cookbook.
Nic said…
"It bakes into a gorgeous shape and has a beautiful color."
Maida Heatter's New Book of Great Desserts
sarah said…

"Consider a machine-tool company that wants to estimate the area market potential for its wood lathe in the Boston area."

also from a work-related reference book.

*sigh* again.

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