Book 123 Meme

Chris Marsden tagged me with this meme. I barely participate in these, so I’ll humor him and you.


  1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more
  2. Find page 123
  3. Count down five sentences
  4. Post the next three sentences
  5. Tag five people

This is from Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. In chapter 6, titled “Processing: Getting ‘In’ To Empty”, this is under the section about one item at a time:

That item may be more attractive to your psyche because you know right away what to do with it — and you don’t feel like thinking about what’s in your hand. This is dangerous territory. What’s in your hand is likely to land on a “hmppphhh” stack on the side of your desk because you become distracted by something easier, more important, or more interesting below it.

I’m trying to think of friends who will actually participate, so I’m tagging: Jean Ma, Jason Stone, Jasmine, Brett Kelly, and Brian Auer.

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan works at Automattic. Cat whisperer. Sometimes, a photographer and card magician.

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