Item #1: I found out after the last post that I was tagged by Goodworks1 for a second meme. Here's the instructions:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Turn to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and acknowledge who tagged you.
The closest book, sitting in my purse behind me on the bed, is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (currently rereading The Chronicles of Narnia for obvious reasons.)
Starting from sentence 5, plus 3 sentences:
"Hang it!" said Caspian. "The whole thing is moving this way."
"And moving a great deal quicker than we can sail, Sire," said Drinian. "It'll be up with us in a minute."
Oh, the drama! I'm going to misbehave now, and not tag, because I had so much trouble coming up with people for the last one and I know from Bloglines that this one's been floating around for awhile. So if you want to do it, feel free to steal.
Item #2, connected to the first by involving a book of some sort: as promised, a few pics from J's scrapbook that C and I gifted her with this past weekend. (She loved it.)
The idea for this one came from my friend T, who was up here during that crafty weekend when C and I put most of it together. (She crocheted while we scrapbooked.) She saw the tie-dyed paper and thought it would be neat to do writing in a spiral--which I loved, because I used to do stuff like that all the time when doodling in notebooks and such. So this page is entirely one-liner movie quotes from a few of our 3-way mutual favorites, like The Emperor's New Groove, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Lord of the Rings, the first Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.
We've spent many a get-together munching on Dove chocolate and laughing at the wrapper messages. So C had the idea to include some of the wrapper messages-- what we ended up doing was gluing them down, and then writing our own short additions/commentary in a circle around the wrapper pieces, ranging from serious to silly to snarky.
Yes, we included pictures! Lots and lots of pictures, actually. I just included this page for my palm tree doodle, in the bottom left-hand corner. ;-)
This completely random page has a story behind it... one time, J and I decided to surprise C for her 25th birthday with a Series of Unfortunate Events-themed day (her birthday coincided with the release of one of the books), only we did a Series of Fortunate Events. So we had this letter written in the style of the back of the books, along with clues written in the style of the definitions scattered throughout. C still had them, so we were going to include a copy here. But then we forgot that I'd stuck them further down the sorted stack with this paper, thought we'd lost them, and printed out a new copy to include with pictures of that day. So then we had this random piece of paper that we didn't want to take out, because it would throw off the paper pairings for the rest of the scrapbook, so we took a cue from Monty Python and did an entire page themed around llamas, with llama quotes from The Emperor's New Groove, the lyrics to the Llama Song, a transcript of the llama credits from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and of course, a picture of a llama.
I wish I could take credit for this page, but it was all C. I really like the way she angled the pics on this one. (Plus you can see a bit of my fabric scrapbook cover on this one.)
Item #3, connected to the previous item by the fact that it also has to do with J's wedding. I had a bit of a laugh today at the expense of my bridesmaid's dress. I took it out and tried it on to make sure I don't need to hem it shorter or anything, and noticed a disclaimer on the tag, which was obviously meant for people who don't sew and therefore don't know anything about fabric. It says....
The irregularities and variations in the color and texture of this fabric are characteristic of the fabric adding to its natural beauty, and is in no way to be considered as defective.
Grammatical errors aside (I would have put a comma between "fabric" and "adding"), what really killed me was the "natural beauty". The dress is made of 100% polyester.