Saturday, March 01, 2008

My Life in Six Words



I've been tagged by Diane Lockward of Blogalicious for a six-word memoir.

Here are the instructions, from Bookbabie to Blogalicious to me:

What would you say if you had to summarize your life in only six words? Bookbabie got the idea from a book written by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, Not Quite What I was Expecting: Six Word Memoirs by Famous and Obscure. It's a compilation based on the story that Ernest Hemingway once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. His words were—For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Here are the rules:

1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

My 6-word memoir is:

"Admit it; the bastard could dance."

Like Anne Haines, I am a bit leery of tagging some and leaving others out, but if you are in the mood (C'mon, IUSB people!), consider yourself tagged. It is a fun exercise.

3 Comments:

Blogger bookbabie said...

Ah, a poet with a sense of humor, great memoir and illustration, thanks for playing:)

3:19 PM  
Blogger Diane Lockward said...

It's a pure delight! Very funny, all the more so with the picture. I thought it was fun, too, and a good exercise in illustrating the importance of choosing the right words. Also loved your review of your reading.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Love it!!

7:31 PM  

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