Book Meme

Via Therru

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open the book to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST

She turned and hugged him.

(From The White Plague by Frank Herbert)


Change We Can Believe In
Change We Can Believe In

Change We Can Believe In

Make sure you get out and vote today, especially you, you and you! In fact, if you’re a registered vote in the United States and are reading this you best be reading it on your mobile from the line at polling place while you wait to cast your vote!

If you’re thinking it’s not worth waiting to cast your vote; I have two words and one initial for you: George W. Bush.

Also, voter suppression is a terrible fact of life all over our country, and the ACLU has prepared a great resource for all 50 states, with printable sheets you can take with you to know your voting rights wherever you are.

The Voting Rights Project of the ACLU is dedicated to providing citizens with information and assistance in exercising their right to vote! We are urging citizens to ACT this election year. For more information or to voice a voting rights complaint, call 1-877-523-2792 [...]

I post this with apologies to Wil Wheaton for swiping the image from his site and for stealing some of the text as well.

Halloween Weekend 2008

  • Only 93 kids this year.
  • Attended ICON 33 on Saturday.
    • Ran into several people I hadn’t seen in years, yeah!
    • Arrived after 2 of the extremely few panels of interest were already over, boo.
    • Got stuck in an AI meeting during which I missed another panel of interest, boo.
    • Went to Cath’s author reading. She read scenes from Substance of Shadows with Milo, yeah!
    • Successfully avoided the Hammer Horror Vampire Babe room party.
    • Attended the Wylde Nept concert, yeah!
  • Raked the yard on Sunday and then took delivery of a load of firewood.
    • The load was supposed to be a face cord, but I think it was a little short of that.
    • Also their version of delivery was to dump the firewood in our yard, whereas I’d been hoping they were going to stack it for me.
      • As you might well imagine my back did not care for stacking the firewood at all and I’m moving rather stiffly still.

LiveJournal Broken?

While I do all my posting here at CoffeeBear, I do have some friends who stick with using LiveJournal (some of them have real blogs too). For those of us living in both worlds, we tend to use WordPress with the LiveJournal Crossposter plugin. I help one of those friends by maintaining her website and yesterday she reported that the crossposting had stopped working. I updated the plugin, tested crossposting via my devblog and it worked fine. Unfortunately, she’s still having problems. So I’m trying to crosspost from my real blog this time to see if I can recreate her error.

Fortune Cookie Wisdom

I like the little fortune cookies you get when you eat Chinese food. I also tend to tuck the fortunes into my wallet. Today I’m going to type up all my saved fortunes for your reading pleasure.

  • “Your joyfulness will prolong your days.”
  • “You will spend your old age surrounded by comfort and wealth.”
  • “Your favor will be granted.”
  • “Creativity is your ace in the hole.”
  • “Confusius says: to err is human.  To rub it in, is divine.”
  • “Pleasant surroundings and a happy time await you.”
  • “One Who Never Asks Either Knows Everything Or Nothing.”
  • “You have a reputation for being reliable and trustworthy.”
  • “You change the world with each thought, word and action.”
  • “Good Judgment Comes From Experience.  Experience Comes From Bad Judgment.”

The best fortune I ever got from a cookie is one I doubt I’ll ever forget.  In part because I was having lunch with my mother and she got the exact same fortune.

  • “You will do well at the race track.”

How about you Intarwebs?  Got any good bits of fortune cookie wisdom to brighten my day with?

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