Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What marks your book spot?

What are your current favourite bookmarks? My partner takes pride in his nicely crafted slim metal ones. Me? Any old library slip or corner of a paper napkin will do.

Once I stuck an elbow in a book while answering the phone and writing a few notes. Another time, at my sister's house, her big lazy dog was snoozing as usual, so I used one of his black floppy ears as a bookmark for a few minutes while I got some snacks from the kitchen. Of course, when I came back with the food, the dog with the hyper-sensitive nose sniffed the titbits, opened his eyes and -- "No! No! BoBo, don't get up!" -- lifted his gigantic head and of course his ear slid out of the book. Hmmf.

Yeah, I've bird-brained ideas like that.

17 comments:

gRaCe said...

Hey Argus..
Thanks for making me laugh early in the morning..Ahh..today's gonna be a fine, fine day. ;o)

So cute la..! putting the dog's ear as a bookmark. Aiyorr...really very cute. Hahaha...*i just love dogs*

No, No..they're not bird-brained at all. =) i also use whtever i can find in my room as a bookmark. Used tickets, pieces of paper, pens, sometimes my baju..heheh..

Xeus said...

Oh Argus, you've started updating your blog regularly already and I didn't know! (smacks head)

My books are always dogeared :( thank god, not literally, since I have 12 dogs. Particularly because mine are old rental books from rental shops, and they're usually dogeared to bits already.

You see, when I leave a proper bookmark, my husband annoyingly transfers it to another page to trick me, so I won't know what I'm reading anymore. With a dogear, at least I'll know where I left off.

gRaCe said...

Xeus,
hahaha...aiyorr..u crack me up again..Ur husband is so cute and nautee at the same time. Does he do it all the time?

You have 12 dogs?!?!? When are u gonna invite me to your house to meet them?? Hehe...;o)

Xeus said...

Anytime, Spiffy! Next time you come for a litblogger's meet, you, Kenny, Eric, Sharon, Chet and the rest are invited over to my house :)

Tunku Halim said...

Xeus - 12 dogs! You must drive your neighbours insane, ha ha :)

Argus - I use any bit of scrap paper I can find!

Argus Lou said...

Hey, Grace. Glad to have made you smile. I think there are some of us who are unfussy and practical who simply use anything at hand.
For a while I was using a photo of a friend who had divorced; she had torn off the husband's side. So with her in a colourful dress holding a bouquet of tigerlilies and me in a baju kurung next to her smiling, we looked like we just got gaily married. ^_^

Xeus, I didn't want to 'disturb' you by telling you of my new posts 'coz I knew you were up to your ears in writing, rewriting and work. Maybe your cheeky hubby tried to iron out the dog ears in your books as well. ;-)
I will not dog-ear a book, and hate smelly old rental books (fussy in that way, oh dear).

Argus Lou said...

T Hal, you're terribly practical, too. Do you have a romantic side, by the way? I know you take artistic photos of graveyards... ;-)
Xeus's dogs, although giants, are very quiet and sweet. They've their own 'apartment' in the house.

Spiffy, watch out when Xeus lets out one or two of them to greet you. They'll be so excited and one of them might 'kidnap' a wooden duck off Xeus's side table (so funny coz their ancestors retrieved real ducks).

Xeus said...

Hee hee, TH, actually my 12 dogs are quieter than my neighbour's 3 dogs :)

Argus, I have 2 new puppies (6 weeks old) named Rufus and Classic and 1 new 4 month old named Fly. Very sweet. Very toylike with their beady eyes and soft fur. They nibble my toes while I'm writing.

gRaCe said...

Xeus,
It's a 'date' then! =D Not this month tho, i wun be around...the next one? R u sure u want to invite everyone?? Heheh.. oohh..i can't wait to go meet ur dogs. =D

Argus,
That's nice..using a photo.. summore with one side torn off. heheh..sometimes when i can't find anything as a bookmark, i'll just flip back to where i left off. Just need to search for the page abit. hehe..=D

Kidnap the wooden duck nevermind.. as long as they dun kidnap me. Hahah..

gRaCe said...
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gRaCe said...

Argghh..just realized tht my previous comments din go tru. Grr..

Xeus,
It's a 'date' then! Not this month tho..wun be around. =( the next one, ok? ermm..r u sure u wanna invite everyone to ur house? Heheh...;o) ooh..can't wait to go meet ur dogs. *gets excited*

Argus,
Nicee..using photos as a bookmark.. summore a torn one. Heheh..sometimes when i can't find anything as a bookmark, i'll just flip back to where i left off..of cuz i wud need to search for the page abit. hehe..

Kidnap the wooden duck, nevermind.. as long as they dun kidnap me. Heheh..^_^

Argus Lou said...

Sorry, folks! I didn't realise the 'moderator' got turned on.

Xeus, oh so nice to have puppies in the house...
I greedily eye the cute, patient dogs tied up outside supermarkets here.

Spiffy, yes, you gotta meet Xeus's pups and puplike adult dogs. Sweet giants, they are.

Xeus said...

Everyone's invited, everyone's invited, hee hee :) Rubs hands with glee in manner of axe murderer.

Argus Lou said...

Xeus, remember what one reader said to you? "What's a nice woman like you doing writing these terrible things?" or something like that.

Don't worry, Spiffy (& others). At the most, the beloved might leash you to a tap. ;-)

gRaCe said...

Hahahah...y'all always crack me up. Xeus, u can rub ur hands, take out ur axe(or knife)..for me, anything just to see all 12 dogs of urs. heheh..;o)

Kenny Mah said...

Uhm, mostly I just use bookmarks? Got tons of them all over so I always have one handy.

(Okay, okay, I know I'm anal already...)

Argus Lou said...

Kenny, I know I've lots of bookmarks too (somewhere in the house), but whenever I desperately need one, they seem to be hiding. Maybe they don't believe in existentialism.

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