Friday, March 07, 2008


I have never been tagged to do a meme before but I have seen this one doing the rounds so I thought I would just do it of my own accord.
The rules are simple. Look up from the computer, look around the room where you're sitting and pick up the closest book. And closest really means closest. No cheating by running upstairs to unearth your pink-highlighted college copy of The Critique of Pure Reason or the Prolegomena. Open the book, turn to page 123, count down to the fifth sentence on that page, and then post the next three sentences.

Ok, the first few times I read it was at work and the closest book around was the telephone directory so I thought I would leave it till I got home and use the book I am reading at the moment. It is difficult to know what to put down here as the page starts in the middle of a sentence so I excluded that one. The there is a paragraph of medical terms which are not really complete sentences so I will count the paragraph as 1 sentence. Here goes:
It lives in a deeply grooved area on either side of the brain called the sylvian fissure and impairs both the speech areas and those controlling fine motor skills. BPP is sometimes accompanied by cerebral palsy, causing even greater motor difficulties and loss of control of voluntary muscles. None of this had manifested itself in Schuyler in any dramatic form.

The book is Schuyler's Monster by Robert Rummel-Hudson. I ordered it online last year and it only just arrived (had to wait for it to become available in SA). I often read Rob's blog so I know his story in as far as he has talked about it on the blog but the book makes for fascinating reading. I am sure I will pass it on to the rest of my special needs support group.
I am not going to tag anyone specific but I challenge anyone who hasn't done it yet to do the meme and leave a comment either with your results or pointing to your blog where you have it up.


Anonymous said...

My meme: "These are the DNA of civilization. Without our ability to devise and then accept standards, we could never have developed such a complex society. Standards enable us to communicate."

The book is titled "First, Break All the Rules", by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman.

Funny that it mentioned DNA. But I guess everything reminds me of my dear Aiden. I am commenting on another post today too.

Susan from VA

Rathla Cheti Savuti said...

Hi Vannessa, Good to read Kendra's blog. It probably sounds SO corny but it does make me say thank you thank you for Rathla Franci and Savuti and helps me to remember that they are all on loan to me. Anyway, something I need to talk to you about and now I really regret not having talked about it when we saw you. well, perhaps the time was just not right. Hopefully will get chance soon.

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