Friday, June 20, 2008

I got tagged

Pick up your nearest book and go to page 123. Find the fifth sentence, and post on your blog the next three sentences. Acknowledge who tagged you, and then tag five more people.

The problem with this is honesty. To play honestly, I have to find a book with more than 123 pages. After that, I'm not going to post a line from a project management training book I stole from my wife which is the closest book. I've got my laptop propped up on an English grammar book. I'm not posting any of that either.

The nearest book that's worth posting: "Rough Ride" by Paul Kimmage.

"I hadn't got a clue what that was, but I didn't like the sound of it so I said I didn't want any. It was a bit embarrassing, but the doctor bowed to my wish and didn't insist -- he gave it to my room-mate instead. (Synacthen is common, even a 'lightweight', among many of the hormonal products used in the peloton."

I read this book several years ago during the Festina affair. It's been sitting on the shelf ever since. The author's quote is from his experience during the '87 Tour de France.


Matt_J said...

By the way how are your rhododendrons doing? Judging by your pictures they do alright in MN's climate. How long have you had them? I am thinking of planting one at my Mom's house in Owatonna she would like that.

rigtenzin said...

The blooms dropped off a couple weeks ago and the new leaf growth has covered the old, rusty colored stuff. They look great and are thriving.

They were here when we moved in. I hope the previous owners understand that they left us with lots of nice plants. The quality of the home remodeling is another story -- to call them hacks is to insult real hacks.

Matt_J said...

My wife found a variety of small leaf rhododendron that tolerates -25F.

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