Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Meme: Why 23?

Now that the DMBLGIT write-up week is over, I can get back to regular programming!!! But before I delve into my quickly mounting stash of food pictures - including finds at the West Side Market in Cleveland! - I've got a meme to join!

Brett and Joy (whose new look is lovely) kindly tagged me for this one. I love memes and I think they're a fun way to share a little bit about ourselves and about our blogs.

This one is about getting back to the archives. The instructions are:

1. Delve into your blog archive.

2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).

3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).

4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas...

5. Tag five people to do the same.

At first I was confused by what the closest to the 23rd post or closes to the fifth sentence really meant. I mean, you are either on the 23rd post or not, right? And then it dawned on me that some people might not have hit the 23rd post yet - in which case the latest post would be closest to the 23rd post... Yes, yes, I know, I know. I'm slow. (Hey, that rhymed!) I've been balancing two major projects - a humongous one at work - and DMBLGIT for the past week...

Anyway, my fifth sentence from my 23rd post was:
"My discovery of the eclair treats at Justa Bite was exactly one of those moments when luck meets chance for a wonderful end result."

Oh goodness, that's an embarrassment. What a horrendous sentence. Can I rewrite that as:

"My discovery of the eclair treats at Justa Bite was a moment of serendipity."


Those early days were filled with unnecessarily long posts while I mused and moaned flowery sentences that were pure junk. Eeek!

Here's a recycled photo from that post.

Sadly, I haven't had a chance to take my lazy butt up to Justa Bite yet recently, but I wonder what kind of fun Asian-inspired eclairs Kim's got baking recently. Anyone been recently?

So, who should I tag? I think I'll send this one out from our US corner to my friends in the international blogging community... Since this meme is not particularly food-based, I'll go ahead and tag two of my Japanese fishing mates, Yoko-san and Shuko-san. Although their blogs are not food blogs, it ends up being an occasional food blog, because all Japanese people are obsessed with good food and we can't help but write about it even when the main focus of our blogs is not food. Next, I'll tag Clea, who qualifies as both an international blogger and a food blogger over in France. Then, since my sister hasn't been commenting much lately here, I'll tag her just so she has to come read this post. And last but not least, I'll tag Arthur whose blog I like to stop by when I just can't decide where I want to go out to eat.

Can anyone tell me why it's the 23rd post that was chosen as the magic number? All I could think of was some Michael Jordan-related trivia. I guess that's what happens when you spend too much time in Chapel Hill, NC...


Clea said...

Thanks Alice! This is an unusual and fun meme, and I wonder which is my 5th sentence in my 23rd post... I'm scared !!

The Papa Bear said...

I think the number "42" should have been chosen, instead.

I thought that the "luck meets chance" part was cute and would have voted to leave the sentence as it was written.

Alice said...

Hi, Clea!

Looking forward to your post! It gives me incentive to try to review my high school French!


42 - you had to explain the reference to me...