The other day Courtney (a.k.a., Word Perv) tagged me to complete a meme, and since she explains what the heck a meme is on her site, I’m not gonna do that here. Nope, you’re either on your own in the wilds of the World Wide Web, or you’ll just have to check out her post entitled A Meme: The Six-Word Memoir.
Yep, you heard me… A memoir. In six words. Blast it.
Rules are as follows:
- Write your own six-word memoir.
- Post it on your blog. Include a visual illustration if you’re so inclined.
- Link to the person that tagged you, and to the original post if possible so the meme-gods can track it.
- Tag at least five more blogs with links.
- Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
Let’s see… first things first so #4: Ima gonna tag… Sarah S-E, Sarah J, Jenn, Max and Heather. I don’t know Heather (This Fish) personally, but I check her blog on a quasi-daily basis and I think she just might come up with a nifty six-word memoir. That’s right. I said nifty.
Now back to #1. Six words. My life. Damn. I was thinking about this on my way into work today, and came up with “Tries to do good, often frustrated.” But that just doesn’t sum up my LIFE – my deeds, my intentions, my stumbles and successes, my heart.
Wait a minute… let’s make sure we’re on the right track here, shall we? MEMOIR, 1: an official note or report, 2: a narrative composed from personal experience, 3: an account of something noteworthy. So, maybe it doesn’t have to be this hard? Instead of summation, think headline!
“Makes great cookies, remembers to share!”
Yeah, that’s a winner alright! Let’s get back to the all-encompassing life aspect. I’m a Type-A, good-hearted friend with perfectionist tendencies. I have a hard time saying “No” and can’t resist picking up new hobbies and interests because I find that everything is interesting. I like to laugh but am often serious. I resist change unless I’m the one trying to make a change. I enjoy being social, but find that my tendency is to be an introvert. I applaud common sense, rationality, imagination and creativity. I want to do something different with my life, but don’t know where to start. Sometimes I think I get along better with animals than people. I like to be active and outside just as much as I like curling up with a good book or a movie. As a Gemini, I agree that I can have a dual-nature (as evidenced by the preceeding sentences).
Wait! While my fingers were busy typing a secondary portion of my brain figured it out:
“Seeks to understand and be understood.”
That’s it! I’m happy.
Now go on… answer the call of your own personal meme. Take your time (but don’t forget to share)!
UPDATE: Check out the book “Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure” by Larry Smith.