Montana Outdoors

February 21, 2008

Six word memoir

Filed under: Montana — montucky @ 10:40 am

My friend Sandy at My Inner Edge tagged me for a new meme. It’s a six word memoir, inspired by Hemingway, who once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. He came up with: For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Here are the meme 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 who 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!

I found this meme to be quite an interesting one to consider. Here’s my entry:

Eddy Peak

Look at what’s outside the cities!

I tag Wolf at Irrelevant cheetah, Silken at Did You Know?, Pinhole at Pinhole’s Blog, Lori at Random Musings to participate if you would like to. (And anyone else who wishes to join in is invited!)

Advertisements

29 Comments »

  1. Interesting…I’ll have to think on this one.

    Like

    Comment by Pinhole — February 21, 2008 @ 11:34 am

  2. I thought you might find it interesting! It leaves lots of options.

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 21, 2008 @ 12:23 pm

  3. Beautiful rephotograph! It is fun, it would be a good exercise to do every day. My word choice seems to change with my mood:)

    Like

    Comment by bookbabie — February 21, 2008 @ 2:37 pm

  4. It really is a good exercise. I changed mine a dozen times until I finally had to quit to make the post.

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 21, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

  5. I, too, must give this some thought. I have a feeling that I’m going to have to submit more than once.

    I’m also glad you tagged Pinhole on this one so I didn’t have to.

    Like

    Comment by wolf — February 21, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

  6. “Look at what’s outside the cities!“

    That is so amazingly awesome. It fits you perfectly!!!! Thanks also for the tag I’ll play (but need at least one day to muse.)

    Like

    Comment by aullori — February 21, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

  7. Yeah, Wolf, I made sure I got both of you guys. For such a simple meme, this one had me going!

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 21, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

  8. Lori,

    Yes, it takes time to decide, re-decide, etc. on this one! (And it seems so simple at the start!)

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 21, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

  9. Great choice! You did a great job!

    Like

    Comment by AK_Adventurer — February 21, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

  10. AK Adventurer,

    Thanks! You are certainly invited to give this a try as well if you have an inclination!

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 21, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

  11. Hell I can’t even use fifty words to describe my life the last few weeks Terry, but the image is amazing 🙂

    Like

    Comment by Bernie Kasper — February 21, 2008 @ 6:12 pm

  12. I hope that means the playoffs have been good for your team!

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 21, 2008 @ 7:18 pm

  13. Good work, Terry…I just keep thinking of new ones daily–my most recent is:
    “Aging flower-child bent on awakening…”

    Like

    Comment by myinneredge — February 21, 2008 @ 7:34 pm

  14. hm, I left a comment here earlier….

    l love your motto, so perfect. I will play along. still thinking what/how to say

    Like

    Comment by silken — February 21, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

  15. Sandy,

    I keep thinking about it too. I like your latest: after reading your blog for quite a while now, I think it fits! It’s an interesting exercise in analysis and another one in articulation., both of which are beneficial.

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 21, 2008 @ 8:25 pm

  16. Silken,

    It takes a few iterations, doesn’t it? This might even be a challenge for your kids: I would be interested in seeing what they might say!

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 21, 2008 @ 8:27 pm

  17. nice! I’ll have to tag them and have them post it on their blogs!! great idea.. thanks! 🙂

    Like

    Comment by silken — February 22, 2008 @ 11:06 pm

  18. Which are their blogs? Please let me know if they post it!

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 22, 2008 @ 11:12 pm

  19. Nice memoir. Don’t shout it too loud though, or everyone in the cities will head out into the country and screw it up–mainly because they’ll bring million dollar houses and strip malls with them. 🙂

    Malcolm

    Like

    Comment by knightofswords — February 23, 2008 @ 9:34 am

  20. They’re already doing that here, at least the houses. One of the biggest problems with that now is that trying to protect houses that were built where they shouldn’t be is taking up so much of the Forest Service budget. Fighting a fire in the urban/woodland interface costs 10 times what it does in an area without all the homes. Guess who has to pay for that?

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 23, 2008 @ 10:35 am

  21. montucky, I’ve posted my six word memoir here: http://silken-didyouknow.blogspot.com/2008/02/did-you-know-i-could-sum-up-my-life-in.html

    Like

    Comment by silken — February 24, 2008 @ 7:45 am

  22. What an excellent choice! I have always liked that other blog of yours anyway, and maybe that’s why.

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 24, 2008 @ 10:36 am

  23. thanks montucky. and thanks for stopping by my daughter’s blog. she was thrilled that you commented and she replied back. she also says you are so nice! 🙂

    that other blog of mine…I’ve told you before how hard it is to write in it at times. I think being in the middle of sowing those seeds makes it a little too difficult at times…

    Like

    Comment by silken — February 24, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

  24. I read her reply. Your daughter is very sweet!

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 24, 2008 @ 11:48 pm

  25. perfect memoir and depiction!

    Like

    Comment by Ralph B — February 25, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

  26. […] Terry (a.k.a Montucky to his pals) tagged me for a new meme. His personal and brilliant answer is right here. It’s a six word memoir, inspired by Hemingway, who once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his […]

    Like

    Pingback by six-word memoir « Random Musings — February 25, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

  27. Thanks Ralph! I enjoyed the one you chose too. It is characteristic and very fitting.

    Like

    Comment by montucky — February 25, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

  28. […] Lori of Random Musings was kind enough to pass it on to me. His personal and brilliant answer is right here. It’s a six word memoir, inspired by Hemingway, who once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his […]

    Like

    Pingback by Art is Beauty « Beautiful Explorations of Creative Passion — February 25, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

  29. […] montucky tagged me for a meme a few days back, and I haven’t answered yet. Not because I don’t think […]

    Like

    Pingback by Irrelevant cheetah » Blog Archive » Do ya think I’m sixy? — February 26, 2008 @ 12:56 pm


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: