Thursday, March 27, 2008

First Time TAGGED: Meme

Okay. What's a MEME? I'm clueless about a lot of things BLOGGED, but I'll try to complete my assignment anyway. I feel honored to be included in Bush Babe's TAG! Thanks. I think. I'm slow and well--as anyone knows who's read my comments on their blogs (or my own)--being concise in writing is excessively (May I emphasize how excessively?) difficult for me. I love Jane Austen, and Victor Hugo, and people who write with rich detail. Not that I could ever catagorize myself in their company as a writer (particularly because for one, I'm as yet unpublished) I tend to be verbose. None-the-less, Bush Babe was kind enough to TAG me with a Meme. (I tried looking that word up in the dictionary. Well . . . unfortunately, I found it not. So, I'm following her challenge (loosely) anyway and passing it on, according to the rules of the game.)

The TAG assignment is as follows:

1. Write a six word memoir and post it on your blog.
2. Add a picture if you wish.
3. Link to the person who tagged you.
4. Tag 4 or 5 others, with links, to keep it going.
5. Leave a comment for the ones you tag with an invitation to play.
6. And link to the original post about the Six Word Memoir meme.

The unstated purpose--(I am rather slow, I admit)--is to make the memoir of yourself. I struggled aimlessly around--in a verbose sort of way, naturally--and asked my daughter with an English degree what she thought. (She's amazed that the mother who brought her up is so poorly educated as to not understand more rules of grammar, English, spelling, etc. But, she still puts up with me and tries to educate and help me when I seek such. I'm glad I have a ready source of assistance!)

This was one attempt:


She didn't think that was too good, so we worked together on another one or two. (I'm sorry I bent the rules and got outside help, but, HEY! I do need help!)

So, I'm going with this one:

(You might want to ask WHAT I like to write?)

Now I must try to link to Bush Babe's blog . . . and TAG a few other people and link to their blogs . . .

Bug Girl at Bugs in the Desert
Ashley's Blog at Three Little Princesses
Brittany at Bartleme Bunch
Corri at Hayashi Journey
Danielle at Heels and Steele

As those are all family, I should probably link/TAG/challenge someone else . . .

Debby! You're it! at Life's Funny Like That

My daughter encouraged me to also TAG Pioneer Woman.

(Of course, that does extend the column of TAGGEES to 7 rather than the 5 required. So I'm in BIG trouble with the Memoir Tagging Police. I'll hunker down and hide in the back woods and maybe they won't find me?)

I think she's too busy with her own MAJOR renovations to her original website, her cooking website, the creation of her photoshop website, four children, hunky husband, ranch hands, extended family and brother Mikey, not to mention herds of cattle momma's and their babies--with a stray longhorn steer now and then, and wild mustangs. But--IF she's not too busy and feels inclined to do so, she's invited--TAGGED as it were--to join in the assignment. (If she's too busy, it's okay. We'll all understand!)

Sorry if I'm the fly in the ointment. I really am trying! And good day to you all!


Amy said...

Mom, I like your memoir. It suits you perfectly.

Ashley said...

Wow yours was really good, mine may take me a while to think about it and post it up. I am up for the challenge though.

Alison said...

I think it's fabulous!
I love reading your blog and your comments around the place, too.

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

I like the first effort... alliteration and I are close personal friends!! I'm no English major, but I did gain employment as a journo on a few newspapers and I reckon they're both bloomin' cool.

If you think you are verbose, try my sister Jeanie. I'd love to see a meme where we describe the person who tagged us... cause I don't like navel gazing and I am intrigued to see how we are coming across to people who don't know the un-virtual us.

And I do love your visits and comments on my lil' ol' blog. They make my day.


PS Good luck with the other PW - I would love a reply to comment on her site (which is utterly gorgeous, of course). But I understand she has a life... sigh!

Pencil Writer said...

Bush Babe, thank you so much. My feelings are mutual! Love your pics and humor! I check out your blog every day. Does that make me a lurker? I don't know much about these terms--or a whole lot of much anything else.

I'll be watching . . . and yeah, it's more interesting to see what others think about us. Especially when they're should I say (burtally) honest? And what can I say, my kids know me quite well!

Pencil Writer said...

PS: Neither can I spell! Or write nearly so well as I'd like. That is "Our" feelings are mutual. Is that right? and "brutally" rather than "burtally" . . . who knows? Maybe it is more burtal!