123 meme and One Love for Liv

I’ve been tagged (a really long time ago, well, a week, in any case)! Chris over at Book-a-Rama tagged me with the 1-2-3 meme (and a nice award as well):

1). Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
2). Open the book to page 123
3). Find the fifth sentence
4). Post the next three sentences
5). Tag five people

The closest book? The one in my inbox, which is One Love for Liv by Marianne Arkins. Here’s what’s five sentences in on page 123:

She set out two salmon steaks on sheets of foil, then seasoned them carefully according to the directions. She only hoped she got the right amount. Some of it called for a “pinch” or “to taste”.

Ha! Clearly a woman after my own heart. Yeah, what’s up with a pinch and taste? Sure, we can put a man on the moon, but we can’t figure out measurements for such things. Because let me tell you, salting to taste certainly means something different to you than it does to Andrew. Trust me on that one. 

I haven’t read the rest of the scene yet to find out how the salmon steaks turn out. Maybe Marianne will stop by and let us know.

I’m going to tag Anno, Jen, Judy, Marianne (yeah, I know you’re boycotting memes), and Mary. Totally voluntary, too. No meme-angst here.


Filed under Books, Friends, Memes

5 responses to “123 meme and One Love for Liv

  1. Thanks for playing. I hate those obscure instructions. Give me a measurement, darnit!

  2. LOL… even better… she cooks the fish in the dishwasher.

    Yes, really.

  3. I haven’t gotten that far yet…. she cooks the fish in the dishwasher?!

    At the moment, the book closest to me is also One Love for Liv. And just under that is my instructor’s guide for Pre-Algebra. Maybe I’ll wait a day or two to see if something else shows up before playing this one…

  4. Okay… I’ll be playing along, but I have to confess here. That is SO how I cook. I can’t even FIND my measuring spoons most of the time.. that’s how little I use them. My poor girls. They will “phone home” to find out how to make something and they get all that, as well as… “Well, how long do I cook it?” and my answer, “Until it’s done.” 😉

  5. Okay, I’m playing AND I’m using Liv, too. What a great idea!

    And I’m okay with pinch and taste, but this “twice around the pan” stuff gets me nuts.

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