My recipe for what I'm sure is going to be a great weekend:
- Gorgeous, sunny day here in Seattle - check!
- No rain in sight for d.a.y.s. (oh, God, I may have just jinxed it...oh please no!) - fingers crossed check!
- No work for 48 hours straight. Huh. When you put it that way, it just doesn't seem right. None-the-less, check!
- I bought me some PowerBall tickets - it's $133 meeel-e-un dollaaars (muwahaha!) - that's almost $70 cool mil, if you take the cash lump sum. I believe an offshore account somewhere in the Grand Caymans or Switzerland, is standing at the ready with my name on it. (Someone's gotta win it and I've been practicing REALLY hard!) - that's a seriously BIG CHECK!!!
- And today's PaperHanger Friday Five topic? Five Favorite First Lines! Total check!
But considering I rarely like to follow directions, I couldn't just share my five most favorite first lines...so, on par with David Letterman, here is a list of my top 10!
And to make it a little interesting, I thought I'd try something different: I'm not going to tell you what book the line is from and see if you can guess! Just a warning, it's a bit of an eclectic list spanning all my years of reading - some of them are easy (at least I think so) - but others (unless you are a true fan of the same authors as me), might not be.
*FYI, something buggy is going on with my formatting - my apologies for this lumped all into one giant paragraph!
So with that, counting down to my #1 most favorite:
10. A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.
9. The door starts shaking.
8. I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975.
7. There is one mirror in my house.
6. Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.
5. In fairy-tales, witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks, and they ride on broomsticks.
4. When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.
3. Sophie couldn't sleep.
2. It was not that Omri didn't appreciate Patrick's birthday present to him.
1. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.