Saturday, 12 July 2008
In the absence of any gumption from myselves to post something more creative, I give you Book Meme (the second edition).
1. Pick up the nearest book - Now, I had to employ some lateral thinking here, as if I'd picked up the nearest book in this room, I'd've got The Colour Of Magic again seeing as it's the first book in line on the shelf nearest me (about six feet away). Therefore, this meme would be the same as the first one I did. So instead, I picked up the actual nearest which is in the living room only two feet behind me at most, but on the other side of a wall. I had to go further to get it, but it's still technically the nearest.
Anyway, the book is: Colin & Justin's How Not To Decorate. Fabulous!
2. Open to page 123 - Done!
3. Find the 5th sentence - Uh oh. Only two sentences on this page, but a rather nice picture of a cool, contemporary dining room. Better start again...
1. Next book in line - The City Garden Bible by Matt James.
2. Open to page 123 - Yay! A whole page of sentences!
3. Find the 5th sentence - 'Basements can be screened from above by several methods; some permanent, some temporary; and some ideas are a mixture of the two.'
4. Post the next three sentences - 'Permanent structures would involve putting beams at intervals across the basement roof, rather like a pergola in an above ground garden, and covering them with Akebia quinata, Clematis armandii or Trachelospermum jasminoides - that way you get a rather more fragrant version of the net-curtain effect. Think about safety, though, and make sure you support beams securely against the walls using joist hangers.
You don't have to be restricted to just wooden rafters; contemporary schemes look good with steel or ironwork, or even stout steel wires.' Christ, Matt! Next time use shorter sentences.
5. (Tag five people, and) acknowledge who tagged you - Tara & CyberPetra!
There. Wasn't that fun?