Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday Fill Ins and Some Meme Fun

1. Some relationships are meant to inspire songs.
2. Josh Gracin at the House of Blues in Anaheim is the last concert I saw; it was uncomfortably crowded and the wait was way too long, but Anjin and I had a great time just the same.
3. Spring should be getting better any minute now.
4. Oh no! I forgot where I put the garage remote! Again.
5. I've recently started feeling very old.
6. Witnessing a random act of kindness never fails to make me smile.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to settling in with my book and forgetting the world outside; tomorrow my plans include taking in a movie, lunch out on the town, and a trip to the hospital for more blood tests; and Sunday, I want to sleep in if the animals will let me, read to my heart's content, fit in the laundry, and catch up on Lost!

It's about time I get around to trying my hand at the six-word memoir. This was hard! Florinda and Amy both were thoughtful enough to tag me.

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!

Bleeding heart tree hugger with chainsaw.

Or maybe

Just one more chapter before bed.

Or this one

Passions: Animals, Education, Human Rights, Reading.

I can't decide!

Please consider yourself tagged if you haven't give this a try yet. I dare you.

My friend Candid Karina who does an amazing job reviewing American Idol each week (even if I don't always agree with her take) on her Cafe Karina blog, tagged me for the 123 meme. Remember this one? It's always fun to do!

The rules...
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

From After Hours at the Almost Home by Tara Yellen:
"Drinks," Fran said, holding up her shot in one hand, her mixed drink in the other, "the elixir of forgetting."

"Forgetting?" Lena scoffed. "Forgetting what?"
Go on, even if you have done this one before, give it another go.


  1. Looove your six-word memoirs! Right up my alley, too.

  2. Thanks for playing the "memoir" meme (meme-oir?), Wendy! I vote for your second one. :-) And I agree that this isn't easy.

    Enjoy your weekend (well, except for the hospital part). I know just what you mean about "sleeping in if the animals will let (you)" - my dog is the reason that getting up at 7 seems "late" to me! :-)

  3. Love your #1 in FFI. Great response!!
    The six word memoir looks interesting, I'll have to give that some thought.
    I did the 123 a while ago but it probably won't hurt to do it again :)

  4. I love your six word answers! What a fun idea. Sounds as though you have a nice wkend planned - I hope all of your tests come back fine. Oh - also, I love your answer for #1 fill in!

  5. Andi - I really wasn't sure what to write for them. I'm glad you liked them!

    Florinda - It was fun--and got my brain working. :-) Ah yes, waking up after the sun comes up is my idea of sleeping in, even if it means it only just rose.

    Julie - Thank you. I had a hard time with #1 of the FFI. I ended up doing that one last.

    I would love to see what you come up with for your six word memoir. Let me know if you do decide to give it a try.

    April - Thanks so much. I think it will be a nice weekend--no work, at least. :-)

  6. I can relate to your FFI #5 answer. My hair is prematurely gray and while I found it interesting looking to begin with, I am definitely feeling haggish now!

    I hope your blood test all turn out okay. Just keep a book handy because it really can shut out the world.

  7. "Just one more chapter before bed."

    I love this, lol. One of my favourites so far :)

    I hope you have a great weekend, Wendy, despite the trip to the hospital (hope everything's fine!)

  8. Laura - Thank you. I probably won't get the results until Monday, but I'm hopeful.

    Some days I feel quite old. My mother-in-law went gray prematurely also and even though she had/has a very young face, people still would try and offer her senior discounts and ask if she was a grandma--long before she was old enough to fit into either of those categories.

    Alice - I like your six word memoir very much! Very Shakespearean. ;-)

    Nymeth - I think that's my favorite too. My husband likes the first best, but probably because it's a version of how he describes my balance of my liberal and conservative tendencies.

  9. Just like Nymeth, I love the second of your six-word memoirs. I think that could describe a lot of us. :)
    I hope the animals let you sleep in a bit.

  10. I like them both, but since the second one has to do with books, that's my favorite:)

  11. Tanabata - Yes, I imagine a lot of us say that now and again. :-)

    Bookbabie - I think it's my favorite too!

  12. re: #5 - me, too :-(

    Thanks for playing!

  13. Oh, no! Not you too, Janet! We have to figure out the key to being young at heart before it's too late.


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