Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Tag Me Twice

The amazing Cate, proprietor of The Poisoned Apple, has tagged me -- TWICE!!

Oh, crumbs…

The rules state that I must tag six others. But I’m not good at chain letters, so I hope Cate will forgive me. :)

My rules:

1. Anyone who wants to be tagged can become so by leaving a comment. I will then add a link to your blog at the bottom of this post, confirming the tag.

2. You can choose to follow the real rules, posted on Cate’s blog, follow my rules, or make up your own!!!

Tag one: Six random things about me

I started talking at eight months old, but didn’t walk until two years later.

I’ve modelled for L’Uomo Vogue (Italian men's Vogue). They cast me as an art dealer.

I can often predict the future, for others; I’ve no idea what will happen to me!

I like travelling alone.

I love black olives.

My worst summer job was as a machine operator in a tin can factory.

Tag two:

1. Pick up the nearest book.

2. Open to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people (if you’re following the original rules) and post a comment back to Cate's blog (she's the one who tagged me -- you will in turn nominate the person who tagged you -- ie me) once you've posted your three sentences.

The nearest book is THE LOVE CURSE OF THE RUMBAUGHS by Jack Gantos. And… on page 123, the fifth sentence brings us to a paragraph of three sentences (cool), the last in the chapter titled SQUIRRELS ARE MY FAVOURITE:

“But lurking behind this ticking clock of fear and joy was the unspoken dread that some day she was not going to come home and I would have to do what the Twins did. I couldn’t predict the future. All I could predict was that the future would arrive and I would have to be prepared.”


Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks for playing along, Mary.

I started talking at eight months old, but didn’t walk until two years later. Ah!!!

And what an awesome book you chose. I'm going to have to search that one out.

Mary said...

It was fun, Cate!

I must have been a freaky baby and (non-toddling) toddler. Glad I scared you! ;)

Eamon said...

Mary what were you doing in Vogue exactly. Art dealer but tell us a bit more - sounds interesting.

DeeDubya said...

I have no idea what this tagging stuff is! But I thought I'd leave a comment anyway!

Mary said...

Eamon: I was modelling clothes. It was a fashion shoot with the photographer Roxanne Lowit. The story was shot as if it was a real opening at a gallery in SoHo, New York. L’Uomo Vogue’s New York fashion editor cast me as the “art dealer”.

If you happen to have a back copy of the September 1998 issue, I’ll let you have the page number!

Mary said...

DeeDubya: LOL! And thank you for your comment. :)