Friday, October 21, 2005

Tag, I'm it...

Okay, I was tagged by Michelle, however my sentence is not nearly as cool as hers, but very Canadian. Here's the rules:

1. Delve into your blog archives.
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 show.

Okay, I haven't been blogging that long, so my most recent blog was the one I had to go with, and I wrote it on my Palm Treo when I was supposed to be paying attention in class. Here it is... the grand 5th sentence:

"Get this!"

See, Michelle! It is lame! Okay, I'm going to attempt to un-lame-ify it here.

When I wrote it, I was mentioning that Tim Hortons here in Quebec has breakfast. But I think the reason I wrote it as a demand rather than a "Hey, did you know..." sort of thing is because I often feel as though when I'm talking, people don't listen, and more often than not, I'm interupted. It's not such a bad thing, because I'm not a stunning linguist - I'm a writer, not a speaker. But I think when I do speak, I have to do it quickly and forcefully, both to command attention and prevent being interupted (I'm also told I speak very quickly, presumably for the same reason...) and since I blog like I'm having a conversation where everyone is mute (secretly delightful...) I create short, choppy sentences to *hopefully* keep the listener (reader)'s attention.

How's that for pondering meaning and subtext? hehe...

Okay, TAG!
Voodoo's Room
Devon Ellington
Colin Galbraith
and since I don't know many others who blog, I'm also going to tag readers:
Ajay and...
Heather Hughes
to pick either a reply to one of my previous blogs, chose a sentence and do the same, or write the first sentence that comes to mind, and ponder for meaning and subtext!

3 Comments:

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Michelle Miles said...

hehe but you pondered your "Get this!" sentence, so that's cool. :) Hope you're having so very much fun in Montreal! One of these I'm going to have to visit Canada.

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger Voodoo's Room said...

Ooo! I'm tagged....well I don't know a bunch of bloggers so I don't know if I'll get a response! But I'll respond to you!

 
At 2:06 AM, Blogger Colin said...

Cool! I already got tagged! Cannae mind where it is now.....further down....I think. :-)

 

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