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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Six Word Saturdays

Lately, I've felt my posts have been really long. Sorry about that, it's just that I'm so prolific fascinating lonely rambly, I often have trouble stopping. So I'm introducing a new lie category: Six Word Saturdays. We'll see how well it works out before I decide it was an utter failure and ditch it.

The idea came from a book Joe bought me for Christmas. The book is: Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure and it was edited by Smith Magazine. The book is based on Ernest Hemingway's short story, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." The idea is to tell a story or describe your life in six words and the book is a collection of these. I'll give a couple of examples from the book jacket. "Found true love, married someone else." "After Harvard had baby with crackhead." It's interesting reading and has set me thinking in many directions so it might be worth checking out if that's your kind of thing.

I can't promise my Saturday posts will actually be just six words, but I'm going to at least base them off this idea for awhile and see how it goes. I'd love for you all to respond with your own six-word memoirs if you care to share.

Here's my start, a summary of the past 7 days:

Stressful week but we survive unscathed.

29 comments:

Ryan Ashley Scott@Opitimistic Cyicism said...

Had lottery tickets, not a millionaire. :(

angi_b72 said...

that is a good idea!! I will link up to you!

Lyndsay said...

I'm having the same rambly problem. I try to alternate between long and shorter posts, but those shorter ones seem to be MIA.

Six word Saturday:

Long list calling, doing nothing instead.

kimber p said...

awesome blog and idea..here's my memoir for today (and I'm linking to you as well)

pajamas still on, lazy icy day.

Call Me Cate said...

RAS - Maybe next time!

Angie - thanks for the linkage!

Lyndsay - I'm blaming my rambling this week on dementia. Better luck to me next week. And good luck on that long list!

Kimber - thanks for stopping by and for linkage. Stay safe and warm!

The Wife O Riley said...

Great idea! I'm going to try it and link you up.

So far, I haven't come up with anything that's acceptable, it's hard.

Debbi said...

yep, I love this idea. I'll link up to you too! Because, who really wants to blog on Saturday?!

PetalsYoga said...

Love your blog! I just added you to mine too!

My six word saturday:

Need fried food,hips say no!

Call Me Cate said...

Wife O Riley - I think you did a fabulous job! Thanks for the link!

Debbi - I figure this gives me a nice out on Saturdays if I'm busy with other things. I can get away with a link and 6 words and call it good.

PetalsYoga - I'd also like some fried food but my Fat Ass Soup diet says no. Of course, it also said no to the 2 glasses of wine last night but oh well!

A. said...

Cate, I really love this idea!

I totally giving you some linky love and joining you in the anti-rambling quest.

Deb said...

this is GENIUS. and i know what you mean... i have been trying to be more succinct in my posts, but most of them still come out too long.

angie sent me over, and i will definitely play next week (if i can remember)... saturday's almost over and i have football to watch. this will require thought, i'm afraid.

very cool.

Just say Julie said...

This is quite a catchy concept. I saw it on angie's page and thought I'd give it a whirl.

School started again, my brain didn't.

Think that about does it.

Ryan Ashley Scott@Opitimistic Cyicism said...

I posted and linked to here - probably not the "right" way, but it's there. Didn't think of it before - good call ladies.

Sarah said...

My week in review:
Snow days make my paychecks less!

Tova Darling said...

This is such a great idea!! I love it! I'm a weirdo who has already posted twice today, so I'll wait for next week to participate.

Hula's Secret Blog said...

That's so cool! You're so creative!

Call Me Cate said...

A - Try as we might, I'm pretty sure we'll always be ramblers. Thanks for the linky love.

Deb - Thanks for stopping by. Hope your team won! I don't follow football so I can safely say that even though I have no idea who your team is.

Just say Julie - I love your 6 words. I hope your brain starts soon!

RAS - Thanks for the link.

Sarah - But think of the quality time with the kids! Thanks for the comment.

Tova - I'll look for you next week!

Hula - I'm not sure about creative. Desperate for a topic might be more appropriate. :)

debilyn said...

ohmigosh!
my daughter and I LOVE six word memoirs!

Once, we spent an entire day speaking to each other in six word memoirs because we kept coming up with FABULOUS ideas!!

anyhoo...I found your blog through Debbi's...whom I absolutely adore. And you are freaking hilarious...so I'll just have to stalk you now! And link up to the six word saturdays...even though it's sunday. =)

here's mine...

sitting on toilet, pulled back muscle

(there's an image, huh?)

Call Me Cate said...

Thanks for stopping by, debilyn. Sorry about your back! When checking Amazon for a link when I wrote yesterday's post, I see there's another version of the book as well - Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak so I ordered that one too.

Tabitha Blue said...

Very cool idea!!! Can't wait to see what you post. I think it would be a bit hard to get it down to six... I may have to try.

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Muppet Soul said...

Awesome idea. Awesome.

MarjnHomer said...

hubby sprained back, first time wrist.

MarjnHomer said...

i linked you on my site for this great idea.

human being said...

brilliant idea...
came here from Soulbrush's blog...
i'm doing my first SWS tomorrow...

thank a lot for sharing this with us...

septembermom said...

Wonderful blog!

Here are my 6 words for the week:

Too many battles with my kids!

SparkleFarkle said...

Driving the bus, flu bug wins.

SparkleFarkle said...

P.S. Great blog! As Heckle and Jeckle always said: "See you next week with a brand new show!" (Apparently, they didn't know about the six-word limit.)

tinkalicious said...

Ok, I love six word anythings...
It's Saturday night, where's my wine?
Hold the fries, too many points!
One more day until Monday, you're kidding?
I'll get back to you on that..(oops that's seven)
You aren't still here are you?
or
I thought you said you're leaving!

septembermom said...

Find me a kid who listens!