Saturday, May 3, 2008

Two Memes & An Award

I was tagged by Suldog to do The Fives Meme and by T in an email to do a book meme. I'll start with the book one first, since it's short.

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.

I have a bunch of books next to me, but the one at the top of the pile is the one that I have been planning to write a post on for months. I loved this book and a post with special commentary will be coming up soon!

The book is A Clearing In The Distance, by Witold Rybczynski - the biography of Frederick Law Olmstead.
"After leaving New Orleans, he visited several more plantations, among them that of Meredith Calhoun, one of the largest cotton growers in the South, who owned fifteen thousand acres and more than seven hundred slaves. Olmstead spent two days there, interviewing both Calhoun and his overseers. Olmstead had originally intended to proceed up the Red River to Texas, but various exasperating delays--and lost luggage--caused him to cut short his western excursion."

Here are my answers for The Fives Meme.

1. Still in my 30's.
2. Soon to be laid off from my full-time job.
3. Loving writing book reviews freelance like this one.
4. Unaware of blogging.
5. Enjoying my new apartment.

1. Oatmeal
2. Cookies
3. Cake
4. Muffins
5. Yogurt

1. Quit my job.
2. Pay off all my debt - especially my student loans!
3. Pay off debt of family and friends and give them money.
4. Buy a gorgeous loft condo in downtown Boston.
5. Start a charity and do lots of good things.

1. Telephone Operator
2. Telemarketer
3. Marketing Research
4. Investigator
5. Attorney

I've only lived in Massachusetts.

I'm not going to tag anyone to do these memes, but please feel free to take either of these up if you would like.

And last, but not least, I received another Nice Matters Award. Thank you Susan!

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Jac said...

"I've only lived in Massachusetts"

That is not your home
here is your home, anali.

Lovebabz said...

Thank you so much for that beautiful poem. It is posted! You are indeed a very talented woman. Talented woman indeed!

Suldog said...

Thanks for playing along, Anali!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Ooh, investigator sounds so mysterious! And you're welcome!

i must confess said...

I like your first meme, and I'm tagging myself.


Anali said...

jac - Awww. So true. You're so sweet! One day I will make it to the Motherland! : )

lovebabz - You're welcome and thank you! :D

suldog - You're welcome!

susan - I enjoyed the work! ; )

serendipity - Thanks for playing! I'll be stopping by your blog. ;D

Tera said...

This was a fun read Anali...since I've had blogger-block lately, it just might be my next post---Especially the 5 Things!

Anali said...

tera - Glad you liked it! ; )

Gunfighter said...

Hi Anali,

I'm tagging myself, too!


So Simple said...


I love the book idea I shall be tagging myself as well

5 years ago my word how time has flown. Actually I don't think it was a great year for us and consequently, I can't remember much about it. Funny how your mind does that to you.


Anali said...

gunfighter - Great meme! I just read it a little while ago.

so simple - Hey Gilli! I'll have to stop by your blog next. I guess the ability to forget can be a blessing. I recently saw a tv special about a woman who has a new book out. She literally never forgets anything and it has caused her great emotional turmoil.

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