Monday, July 2, 2012

Six Word Memoirs

Day 2 of Sarah's 15 Day Challenge and the prompt is this: Write a [few] six word memoirs[s].

Here goes.

I struggled with this for many moments this morning.  When I think of a memoir - I think of an autobiography.  Some truly classy memoirs that come to mind are "Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining" by Judge Judy and "Don't Hassel the Hoff" by David Hasselhoff. 

Others include Tina Fey's "Bossypants," Ellen Degeneres's "Seriously... I'm Kidding," and Chelsea Handler's "Are You There Vodka?  It's Me, Chelsea."

As I thought a little more about this, I thought about what my autobiography/memoir might be called - should I ever write one.  I tried and tried to find a deep and meaningful six words, but I just couldn't.  I kept going back to humor.  So, that's the approach I took to this.  Most of these gems require a subtitle/text of some sort (which of course I've included!).  

I swear some of these memoirs could fit at various points of any day, and that's what makes them perfect.  Enjoy.

[1] The Dog Eats Better Than Me
(Our journey with canine food allergies)

[2] Stop Clipping Your Fingernails at Work 
(And other pet peeves)

[3] A Little Tomboy Becoming a Mama
(If it's a girl - Lord help her)

[4] Buy This Girl a Joke Book
(Dreams of becoming a comedienne)

And say, if my dreams of becoming a comedienne do come true - perhaps these could also work as my comedy bit titles?  We shall see, friends.

 Take Luck,


  1. I had the same issue! could not think of any deep, thoughtful, or meaningful six word sentences. (I am not a deep, thoughtful, or meaningful person, as such.) had to resort to humor as well. love yours (i.e. kicking myself I didn't add any semi-colons or subtext to mine).

    1. You could always go back and add some semi-colons AND subtext :)

  2. Buy this girl a joke book -- OMG... you really believed you were a comedian at a very young age and I did have to purchase you books to try to help in this endeavor. I am happy to report that you are extremely funny ... and also very sweet.

  3. It's amazing how well animals eat..sometimes when I'm on an eating plan or something - I often think my dog eats better than me :)

    Good Luck with the rest of the challenge!


    1. I spend an hour a week making our boxer's food. I certainly would't do this if I didn't have to :)

  4. So creative! Love them, especially "stop clipping your nails at work". Oh, the things you could put in that book! Sometimes, people are just clueless.

    1. Seriously. The noise drives me up the wall and it's rude. Becky thinks I have "misophonia"... And I think she is correct. Very minor misophonia.

  5. Oh gosh, Laur, I love these! Totally creative (and your parenthetical thoughts are funny)!

  6. love your blog :) I bet having a dog with allergies is SUCH a challenge. My little dog has sensitive skin sometimes so I know a little bit about how you feel. Please come check out my blog some time :D


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