A book meme

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions

This was a dry land. Just a short distance to the west lay the Kalahari, a hinterland of ochre that stretched off, for unimaginable miles, to the singing emptiness of the Namib. If she turned her tiny white van off one of the tracks that struck off from the mail road, she could drive for perhaps thirty or forty miles before her wheels would began to sink in the sand and spin hopelessly.
from “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Rockfordander McCall Smith

That worked out nicely; the first two sentences were one of my favorite segments in the book.

. . . . . the end . . . . .

I like this guy

If his show wasn’t on so late at night, I might tune in. Craig Ferguson’s monologue from President’s Day is a bit long, but it’s so honest and painful and powerful.