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January 3rd, 2005
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Follows orders like a trooper (or is that trouper?!)...
Gacked from tootsiemuppet:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"I don't want to get jugged for bigamy."

(*L*!!! I think I won the lottery with that one - *WHOOOT!!!*)

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From:ilthit
Date:January 4th, 2005 06:54 am (UTC)
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Hah! What book is that, and what's jugging?
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 4th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
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I know! I know! I know!

It's "Jeeves in the Offing". Bertie gets engaged to two girls at once, and one of them (Bobbie Wickham) releases him from her clutches to run back into the waiting arms of Kipper Herring. Which prompts Bertie's sigh of relief and that line.

Kee! I'm strangely proud of myself now.

Getting jugged means getting arrested and put in jail.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 4th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Good God! You even got the right STORY!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!

*feart*
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 4th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Dear me, Ros. I'd have thought that you of all people should know that geekiness is to be encouraged and not feared.

;) Okay, so I might have already finished combing through JITO for references to add to the library, so I've got it pretty nicely memorised.
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From:ilthit
Date:January 4th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Go you! I haven't read that one.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 4th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Isn't it scary that she actually knew which STORY that random line came from? *eyes widening*

Hey - guess what I'm reading? *nods* Yep. "Monstrous Regiment*

Sure hope Maladict gets a coffee fix very very soooooon!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 4th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
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Stop telling people I'm scary! O.O!

I'm a geek, this is what I do. I obsess.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 4th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
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*now scared to tell people you're scary!!!!*

*meepMEEP!*

*G*
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From:ilthit
Date:January 5th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)
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Scary? No. Which chapter is this from:

"And what has become of Balin and Ori and Oin?" asked Frodo.

Whee! I made Ros read MR! :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 5th, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
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*G* Darn... can't tell you which chapter, but... I'm guessing it's from the dinner at Rivendell, where Frodo's seated next to a dwarf!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 4th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
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It's good. Most of my favourite quotes come from that book. Okay, so mainly it's because he managed to work in the "qu'ils mangent de la brioche" line, which I had been DYING to use in my own speech for ages.

*hugs Plum*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 4th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
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*G* It's a Jeeves book, of course! *G* And "jugged", in this instance, means "thrown into jail", I believe.
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 4th, 2005 09:39 am (UTC)
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That's Wodehouse, that is!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 4th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
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Wheeeeee!!!! I knew you'd get it!!!! *G*
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 4th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Actually, it was the 'jugged' that set me off. Heh. If I hadn't read the book, I wouldn't have believed it could have been Wodehouse. Bigamy not being a hugely discussed topic in his works.

Ehehe.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 4th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Naw... Bertie and Jeeves seem pretty monogamous. *G* An old married couple!
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From:bluelily17
Date:January 5th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
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Ohh I like that idea. Fun discourse possiblities. I've never heard of the book you're reading so now I obviously have to try it on for size. Thanks for informing me of new literature
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 5th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
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*L*! Well, it's not exactly new... Wodehouse is a bit of a "classic" from the 1930's or so... You've heard of Jeeves? He invented that character. Very clever English humor!
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