Thursday, August 28, 2008

A life in six words....what do you have to say?

I was looking through my monthly Quality Paperback Book Club flyer yesterday and saw a book titled Six Word Memoirs by Larry Smith and Rachel Ferschleiser. It must have piqued my imagination, because I was still thinking about it last night as I was trying to go to sleep. Here are some examples by people you may or may not know:
"Liars! Hysterectomy didn't improve sex life!" --Joan Rivers

"Well, I thought it was funny." --Stephen Colbert

"Revenge is living well, without you." --Joyce Carol Oates

"I still make coffee for two." --Zak Nelson

"Wasn't born a redhead; fixed that." --Andie Grace

"Giraffe born to a farm family." --Grant Langston

So here is what I'd like to know, dear Readers and Friends, how would you sum up your life thus far in 6 words, no more, no less? Please send me your ideas, and just to make it interesting, I'll put all the names in a hat and choose one, to whom I'll offer either a squishy of CQ goodies, OR a finished CQ item (my choice of finished item). You can email me or simply comment to this post with your 6 word memoir (be sure to leave your name or contact info if you comment). Shall I go first?

"Just one crazy thing after another." --Janet Popish

50 comments:

Lori said...

Should have been a grandmother first~
Lori

cq4fun said...

Excellence in all things; still elusive. =)

piney cq said...

Life is measured by our kindness'

Half Evil Customz said...

You are gone, I'm glad, goodbye


:-)

Cynthia said...

TWINS,NEED I SAY MORE~

Maddie Can Fly said...

Next time I'll be born rich.

Brenda said...

Life is one adventure after another.

Anonymous said...

Live well, laugh often, love much, I do!! Debbie (Maine) campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

Anonymous said...

Alive in Christ, dead to self.
Brenda in NH bveinotte@juno.com

Janice said...

Live for today, hope for tomorrow.

NormaH said...

Older than yesterday, younger than tomorrow!

Alice McClelland said...

I wasn't too mean to die!
Alice

Robin in Idaho said...

Sane Quilter Gone Crazy. SHORT TRIP!

Robin in Idaho
qltnrobin@Hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Going to be a piggy and write two:

God has been too kind, Amen.
and
Retired to do as I please. (chuckle here)
Karen in OH

crazyqsis said...

companion, kids, company, caring crazy, crafty

Jane said...

We stop playing - we grow old...

Jane

McKate said...

Crazy quilter? Sew it seams!

Gail said...

Why's everything have to be hard?

Cathy K said...

Jack of all trades, mastered none.


...but still trying. Hugs, Cathy

Lisa said...

The Last One Is The Best

Lisa

bonnied said...

Life is blessed, enjoy the journey!

Sherelyn said...

Life's complete and oh so sweet!

purplepaint said...

Time flies as you get older!

Marva

Marianne said...

Crazy? Certifiable! Spoiled? Rotten! Blessed? Gratefully!

WIPPYSPLACE said...

* laughing * loving * looking * listening * learning * living *

*~*CAROLE*~*

Diane said...

Mom, Nanny, Friend, Loving, Kind, Caring

Anonymous said...

Mine is a do-over, I used too many words on the last one, so now I say, "Burn bright-but don"t burn out!" Debbie (Maine) campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

Crazy Judyth's Stuff said...

Insanity runs in my family.

Crazy Judyth's Stuff said...

Not Sane but Crazy will do.

marilyn said...

Could have, should have, but didn't!

Gerry said...

Each day brings hope for tomorrow.

Diane said...

Three kids, three grandkids, love life

Jeanne said...

Just a COUNTRY GIRL AT HEART

Sharon said...

struggling to take baby steps

Sherry said...

always looking for a learning experience
Sherry

gocrazywithme said...

Gotta add my 13 year old daughter Michaela's memoir:
The crazier your friends, the better.

Can't disagree with that!
Janet

Cara Narkun said...

It's been good...only gettin' better.

Threadhead said...

Living, one stitch at a time.

Life's the journey, not the destination.

What-a-size it, then enjoy.

Life makes you wanna say, Huh?

-Linda C

Simona Tedeschi said...

Hi Janet,
I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Awards from my blog!
Simona

Rebel said...

Live every day to it's fullest

Rebel said...

Life can change in an instant

Rebel said...

Life is gone in a second

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

pineapple_ing said...

Hi Janet! Okay... I think a lot of us will agree to this...

So MANY Crafts, So little Time!

Don't you?!!
Love and Hugs, ~ Ing ;)

Charlene said...

What a neat thing - enough to work with!

Needle in Hand ~ Twinkle in Eye!

Although I've all but abandoned the blog, "When this you see, remember me" is a favorite!

'Course I really like your daughter's, too!!

Judith Anne said...

I did not want to be anonymous but somehow I was.....What a terrific idea, Janet.

My life in 6 words was "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

FredaB said...

Loved him then, Love him now

craftirn said...

Life's curveballs keep me in shape.
Barbara Roberts

Lauri said...

Hey QQ
I'd leave a comment but I can't think of anything clever to say, or even not clever at all. I think my brain is asleep. Hey!!!!! That's 6 words
Later
Lauruuu

Wendy said...

Great idea!!! Hmmmm,

"I live the life I love!"

That is the truth of it too. I used to try to make everyone happy and keep the peace. Now I live by giving to those who deserve my sacrifice. God first, my Hubby and kids, and those who join me in living joyous lives. So:
"You bring me down... seeee yaaaaa!"
LOL
Big Hugs,
Wendy