In typical Sharah-esque fashion, I have had an idea. Absolutely amazing, isn’t it?
In order to follow my rather convoluted thought process, you need a little background info. On Friday morning, I was feeling rather low. The beginning of a cycle is always tough for me, and I had gone to see a friend’s brand-new baby in the hospital Thursday night. In an attempt to acknowledge and address my feelings instead pushing them away and pretending they weren’t there, I followed Mel’s lead and indulged in a few of my favorite things. I wore my favorite perfume, I stopped for a mocha and the best cinnamon roll in town, and I put one of my favorite cd’s at work. But in the back of my mind, I couldn’t help but think about how ironic my life has been lately. Example: I married Manly because he was the only man I could ever imagine having children with, and yet I’m infertile. Another: I’m so happy for my friend who just had the baby, and yet I could have really used finding out on a day when I didn’t wake up bleeding. At one point the thought floated through my mind that perhaps the Heart of Gold was floating around outside somewhere. And then I wondered how many bloggers would know what I was talking about if I wrote it down. Thus the idea of Game Day was born.
Game Day is going to be an ongoing feature here at Outlandish Notions. The rules are simple: I will give you a trivia question based on my extensive knowledge of random quotes, lines from movies, song lyrics, and book plots. The first person to post the answer to the question in the comments will get house points, value to be determined by how hard the question was. Questions can come at any time, as I use random quotes liberally – they won’t be posted on any kind of regular schedule. At the end of the year, the person who has collected the most points will get … something. I don’t know what it will be yet, but it will be something fun. I think that this will be more fun if everyone doesn’t use google, but I can’t hold you to anything other than the honor system on that.
So on the inaugural Game Day question: what are the title and author of the book in which the Heart of Gold was introduced? First person to comment with the answer (email doesn’t count) gets 10 house points and bragging rights. Have fun!