Sunday, 20 April 2008

Tags (6)

Yes I've been tagged again, and I'll look upon this one kindly because it's from dj kirkby, because it's short, and because I haven't done a tag for a few months. Thanks dj! Still I won't completely play along - I'd rather not tag anyone else in turn, but consider yourself tagged if you fancy doing this one.

Anyway, I have to write my own six-word memoir.

I'd originally considered "Too much thinking, not enough doing," but I don't think that really functions as a memoir and also sounds too negative.

So instead, here it is: "From there to here. Still here."

I thank you.

Incidentally, I also have a six-word phrase which I thought could serve as an epitaph:

"Can't somebody else sort it out?"

15 comments:

Merkin said...

What about, for you, 'I had a dream, I think'?
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Oh well, it is Sunday afternoon.

trousers said...

Haha, you're right merk - that's a very apposite one at the moment :)

Reading the Signs said...

I'm not going to be able to stop thinking about this now. I know I'm not.

But Why? said...

Harder than it first appears, no? DJ did for me, too. Took longer than I ever thought possible to write six words...

trousers said...

Well, why not give it a go signs - that might get it out of your system :)

Correct, but why? - it did require some thought: and now I'm not entirely sure whether it doesn't need redrafting...

szwagier said...

A memoir in 6 words you say.

Born. Lived. Died. Everything else irrelevant.

Or perhaps Spike Milligan's?

"I told you I was ill."

Merkin said...

Gustav was a hero of mine when I was young.
Last words?
Adolphus, Gustavus II : "I have enough. Save yourself, brother"
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and
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"I am the King of Sweden,"
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Me?
'Half and a half pint, please.'

zola a social thing said...

And Dieu donne le bon adventure

DJ Kirkby said...

I like it, in fact I like them both and may ask to steal them for use in future writing...

trousers said...

Excellent szwag, puts everything in a nutshell, pretty much. I've always like the Milligan quote but again I personally see that as more an epitaph than a memoir...

Good words too, zola and merk, thanks for those.

dj, I take that as a compliment. You're welcome :)

Anna MR said...

Hei housut, I'm most impressed - by my count, you've come up with at least four six-word memoirs - all of them good (although naturally, only you know whether they are apt). It makes me feel like a bit of a cop-out, what with the eminent Dr ? solving the problem for me (as you know), and with such gusto and uncanny insight I don't feel any need to try my hand at it. No, I don't, particularly given the agony the six-word discipline has proven to cause.

Lovely to see the press is still itself, by the way. And glad to know you're deriving such joy from The Fall album. I'll wait a few months and no doubt it'll start trickling into youtube, my main source of self-education...

trousers said...

Thank you Ms MR (capital letters duly noted), and it's equally lovely to see you back here at the press too. You've spotted that I'm enjoying the new Fall lp then?

I also think you're doing yourself a disservice, since you wrote plenty of very clever 6 word sentences on the thread in question over at yours - I was most entertained.

xxx

Anna MR said...

Dear housut, do not tempt me. Obsessive behaviour will be my undoing. Feel cursed with six-word sentences, truly.

(Capitals or not, it matters little. Hope you've had a nice day.)

trousers said...

I've had an alright day, thanks. The weather here is mighty fine.

I see you've written hyphenated words. It appears they count as one?

My apologies for tempting you anna. Hope your day has been good?

Anna MR said...

housut of trousers, save us all. There's collective guilt at Chez Signs. It's that MOCDOC thread - you remember. You are our only hope, housut. Go read the thread and see.

(Back to work, at long last. Yes, hyphenated words count as one. Very handy, when one is verbose. I am, as we both know.)