* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
"The after tubes appear to have been landed before the ship went to Norway in June 1940."
From Cruisers of World War Two by the late M. J. Whitley.
On a different note, the past few months I have noticed that on several occasions some Russian LJ-user adds my to his/her friendslist, only to remove me again a few days later. In all cases, the other person's LJ is entirely in Russian, as are userinfo and interests - we have no interests, friends or communities in common, except perhaps some of the official LJ communities like lj_maintenance or news.
Perhaps there's something about my username - I have that on MSN. It turns out that my MSN username i apparently also is the word for a specific type of jewelry worn by the bride in traditional weddings. That will explain, I think, why there are so many Turkish men ready for marriage that want to be my rather close friend on MSN.
As for the dog (called Ailo), he is settling in, with all his quirks - he is now around 3 years old, if I understand correctly. He is, one could say, a dog that is kind and loving in his own brutal way. He is also putting on weight nicely - he was very skinny, and was apparently so underfed that he'd twice needed hormone-injections from the vet to ensure normal development.
He likes to play, but it appears that through his life he hasn't actually learnt how - having actual toys seemed puzzling to him the first several weeks, and while he wants to do the tease-and-run routine, he hasn't got the hang of it. He's also a bit too fond of suddenly going all-out in trying to dominate me. On the joint birthday-celebration for me and my father (at which day I worked so late that I got home 10 minutes before the last guests left), Ailo managed to break my aunt's hip, just by being playful.
He doesn't bark very often - when he wants to get in, when begging, etc. he normally makes a sound that's more like crying or weeping. When he is frustrated, he'll sometimes resort to grumbling. He mainly barks when he wants to be taken for a walk, which he wants from around 5 pm or so.
Right now my parents are away, and - as the last time my parents were away several days, he started marking territory inside the house - he's been in a kennel for the duration. I wonder how he'll react when my parents pick him up again - as he's been passed back and forth between so many families before, there's some potential for complications, but at the same time I don't think there was much choice given what happened the last time. And at the kennel, there's no-one trying to integrate him into a new family/pack, so at least he doesn't get that confusion.