Monday

Tag- I'm IT!!!!

I was tagged (by my friend at I love Retro Things) to do the following wacky thing. And I have to say the results made me smile...
Instructions: Take the book you are reading and turn to page 123. Post the 5th-8th sentences on the page....
The audience might have thought what I am thinking now: "Was that terrible or was that good?"Laughter in these poorly designed places rose a few feet into the air and then dissipated like steam, always giving me the feeling I was bombing. One night, from my dressing room, I saw a vision in white gliding down the hall- a tall, striking woman, moving like an apparition along the backstage corridor. When she turned the corner , she revealed an even indelible presence behind her.
This is from Born Standing Up by Steve Martin. Steve is my life-long love. I adore him. I could recite 'Steve Martin Live" performance word for word since I was about 12. I played that cassette (taken from my parents collection of course) over and over until finally it gave out. I now have a down loaded version on my ipod. I could go on an on....but I mean it when I say I LOVE this guy. He is the perfect embodiment of cerebral comedian with an absurd execution. And while this book was more gaurded than I would have liked (it says nothing about his personal life for the last 20 years at all)...it was still in intriguing read. So hey look at that- this little tag turned into a book review AND a love letter to Mr. Martin. Oh, yes I am a multitasker...
I am not gonna tag anyone special (don't want to stress you out) ...but if any of my fellow bloggers wanna try this- go for it!!!!

3 comments:

Amy said...

Steve Martin is one of my faovurite actors - I particularly loved watching him in "Roxanne" :-)

proseandconverse said...

I love him too! I'm a big fan of his books and movies...

And I played along too!

Oh, and did you see that you got "Comment of The Week" on Re:Generator? Dang, I'm proud to know you! (Or, kinda know you, as the case may be!) ;)

Becky said...

Okay...my fave.

I recently left a comment on a blog about the things we listened to as kids...and I remember his stand up routine from way back when from a family road trip. We listened over and over again about
"cat juggling" and "the turd museum"...do you remember?

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