Thursday, February 21, 2008

Watching the meme go round...

It's been fun in this very stressful week to open my Feed Reader of choice to find a different person attempt the meme that I passed along. For me at least, a meme always seems to not go very far. You see, Wess tagged me last week, and I tagged a few others. From there it spread like wildfire. Yet again, everything in Newberg spreads like wildfire.

Here is my highlight and a few awards from my meme reading this week.

Kathy just tagged Dan (which I wanted to do initially but thought better of since he isn't really "into" that kind of stuff... but HE'S A PUBLISHER FOR GOODNESS SAKE. I know that if you walk into his office right now, you would see a stack of books on his desk, one next to his chair, and one behind his chair. But I digress...)

Book of the Week: This award goes to Mike, hands down... I mean really?...a Chilton's manual...that's when you know you're hardcore.

Quote of the Week: This one goes to Sherry. So good in fact that she got tagged twice. Maybe she'll step up to that challenge and give us a little more dooty.

Title of the Week: This one stays with Wess. What in the world do Puppets and Dwarfs have to do with theology? Or with each other for that matter?

(And I'm still waiting for Jason to follow through on my tag. I don't know him well, I know his wife, but for some reason his is one of those blogs that I go to each day expectantly, but my feed reader lets me down. What blogs do you go to each day expectantly, only to be let down?)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Book Reading Meme

Wess tagged me for one of the better memes I've seen, or maybe I'm just a nerd and I like books too much. I am supposed to write out a quote from the book nearest to me. I have had a giant stack of books on my desk having to do with my research on Cuba. The book at the bottom of the pile, and therefore closest to me, is: The Politics of Trade in Latin American Development, by Steven E. Sanderson.

The rules of this meme are as follows:

1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
2. Find page 123
3. Find the first 5 sentences
4. Post the next 3 sentences
5. Tag 5 people

Currently some participants in the U.S. sugar quota, though protesting the protectionist disposition of the quota itself, realize that in a declining international market for sugar ,in which prices have been subject historically to wild fluctuations and have been quite low and unstable over much of the post-Depression period, the U.S. sugar quota offers a certain protection against the uncompromising marketplace. This situation has in common with bilateral dependence without a preference system the necessity for the smaller country to negotiate from weakness better treatment by the greater power. From the standpoint of national pride and autonomy of economic decision-making, this is an unattractive condition.

Sanderson, The Politics of Trade in Latin American Development, 123

I tag:


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Friday, February 1, 2008


I'm it. Melissa tagged me to do a meme. Thanks...

I'll oblige only out of procrastination from the mountain of research I have to do. (More on that later.)

6 Non-Important things/habits/quirks about myself:

1. I have a large jaw. My lower jaw has grown faster than my upper jaw. This leads to a large underbite, occasional trouble eating, and comments from my brother on my resembling a certain celebrity.

2. When I find a new song I like I will listen to it on repeat for hours. Just one song. (ok, maybe not hours). This drives Melissa crazy on long rides in the car.

3. I'm a perfectionist [period]

4. This past month I flossed every night before I went to bed... that's a record.

5. I download a lot of podcasts on Itunes that I often never listen to. I think I just want to have them on my computer "just in case."

6. I used to sell hot dogs.

I tag:
Aforementioned brother.