Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Me! Me!

Michael has tagged me with the "Really Good Meme," or something like that. The rules are as follows:

1) Open the nearest book to page 123.
2) Post sentences 6, 7, and 8 from that page.
3) Tag five others.

OK, since I have two books on top of one another, I'll cite them both. Book 1:
In 1994, Koch, working with his own proprietary strains of yeast over multiple fermentations, fired the first shot in the ABV wars by blasting through the 15 percent brewing mark with a dark ale called Triple Bock at 17.5 perent, which had been three years in the planning and making. As if that weren't enough, Kock threw down a gauntlet to other craft brewers by declaring that he had brewed a beer that consciously crossed the line between beer, wine, and spirits; a beer that, after brewing, he had aged for eighteen months in oak whisky barrels before bottling; a beer that he said had "the complexity of a fine cognac, vintage port, or an old sherry" and that "should be sipped from a small snifter in a two-ounce serving."

Calagione was barely out of Pennsylvania's Muhlenberg College then and didn't enter the craft brew fray until the summer of 1995, when he and his wife, Mariah - his high school sweetheart - opened a brewpub near the beach in Lewes, Delaware, twenty miles from Milford, Delaware, where Mariah grew up.

From Travels with Barley by Ken Wells, who apparently likes long sentences.

The other book:
The EGF acts like a tonic to enhance the growth of important cells like these throughout your baby's body. Your milk also contains many of your hormones - vital substances that help important organs work better.

We have only skimmed the surface in pointing out the unique quantities and components of human milk.

From The Baby Book by William and Martha Sears. The third book I'm reading, Vonnegut's Player Piano, wasn't near me at the time.

Ben, Mike, Matt, Jacob, and Lindi, you're up. I'll tag a sixth, too... Trish. If I've forgotten any regulars who haven't done this yet, feel free to chime in.


Ben said...

Well, this is kind of difficult.

I'm at work, and the nearest book was a collection of Mine Safety regulations. Problem is, when I turned to page 123, it's a collection of diagrams used as an appendixt to a regulation regarding use of electrical equipment in coal mines. There's not even really a sentence!

I'll try this again when I get home. Instead of being surrounded by regulations, I'll have something like a Stephen Colbert book, a commentary on the book of Romans, or a book about the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth.

-Dave said...

Not on the list, but I want to share the joys of the Dictonary of Titles. The sentences fall under the description for "Production Superintendent (agriculture)"

"Directs amount and kind of insecticides and fungicides to be used and method of appliation. Keeps company officials informed of condition of groves, quantity of crops estimated for harvesting, and other factors affecting production of citrus fruits. May contract to maintain groves for independent owners."