Wednesday, May 14, 2008

OK, yeah, a meme

Pansi tagged me to write a 6-word memoir, which is: Too many words spoil the plot.

MEMOIR, n.  A look back at life as it might have been lived looking forward.  A memoir can be distinguished from an autobiography in that an autobiographer has research assistants and the memoirist makes do with only a ghostwriter.

22 comments:

TLP said...

Too many plots spoil a life.

TLP said...

I am first, by the way.

Tom & Icy said...

Many words: happy writer, unhappy reader.

Jim said...

Six Words? Write it yourself, six word meme.

Six Words? Not me, I tell stories with ...

:-)
..

PANSI!!!! said...

You did a reel good job accept for not menshoning ME in the meam it's self!!!!
I coudent aggree more!!!!!

Jamie Dawn said...

Too many truffles does not compute.

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Memoirs are told using a fuzzy lens.

G said...

Tell that to Tolstoy, my friend.

Doug said...

TLP, is their a transitive property of spoilage? Too many acres spoils a burial?

Ya know, Ice, I was just saying that the other day to a friend of mine who is a big Cubs fan. I mean, a huge Cubs fan. Back in the days of the Sosa/McGuire home run race, he used to put Mark McGuire's picture on dart boards. I'm not kidding. And his dad was from Saint Louis, too. Well, not Saint Louis but that area. Definitely Missouri and to the East of Colombia, which is the traditional dividing line between Cardinals fans and Royals fans. Man, is there anyone sorrier than a KC fan? I mean, I like George Brett and all but he wouldn't have a statue in front of any other ballpark, I can tell you. And what's with no statue for Rod Carew?

Six photographs/six thousand words, Jim?

Thanks, Pansi. I tried to honor you in the breach.

And soft lighting, JD. And sometimes, a Sharpie tattoo.

I tried, G. Couldn't get a word in edgewise.

javajazz said...

that logorrheic paragraph
is scaring me, Doug...

Doug said...

Scared terse, JJ?

javajazz said...

in your dreams...

javajazz said...

tho' i have fantasized
about being a woman
of few words...

mireille said...

Up, down, up, down, down, up. (xoxo)

a4g said...

Memoir, n. A series of gentle reflections on how life slowly teaches humility, written by the guy whose face fills the back cover.

Anonymous said...

enough of those everlasting enduring memories ............ but then what would the present and future be without the past ......

quilly said...

That's sure to be a best seller, Doug!

cooper said...

Too few plots - a dogs life.

Memoirs are written in bed - on a lap desk, while wearing a silk robe, coughing consumptively, and trying to figure out how to use that god forsaken feather quill pen.

Doug said...

JJ, I have fantasized about one day meeting one. Actually, I met one last year and she had a single horn growing from the middle of her forehead.

Mireille, that's Mireilliously ambiguous.

a4g, and reinforced on the book tour in every signature.

Surprising, Brer Bear.

Quilly, at a penny a word, I'll make my fortune.

Cooper, that's funny.

javajazz said...

ouch. (the single horn).
sometimes one must
not let the outsides
distract us from getting
to the insides...

Ariel the Thief said...

ROTFL Mireille! The best memoir. If I have a tombstone, I'll have those words written on it.

What's ever happened to her other horn, Doug?

tsduff said...

Ariel, that's a brave question.

Not all of us loathe verbosity

Doug said...

JJ, that goes doubly for Unicorns.

Ariel, what always happens. She broke it off and dipped it in ink to write the Mabharatta.

Terry, where there's democracy I never win.