Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by victoria, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    A while back I posted about 6 word memoirs... lots of good responses. Now Smith magazine (for writers) is having a contest for 6 word resolutions - if you have a good one, you can enter it at:

    Here's some examples:

    Stop worrying about what others think. - davidltamarin

    Try to make next year matter. - davidltamarin

    No more Bloody Marys for breakfast. - davidltamarin

    i will listen while people speak. - madgepie

    Prepare to shine in second act. - Dkitty

    Not going down that road again! - Gabrielle_Adams

    Take my own advice more often. -Justntime

    I'll suffer fools gladly... fat chance. - Joey_Tranchina

    Always wondering about tomorrows future plans. - Kregor

    I will start a diet. Again. - SweetnSour

    Maybe my resolutions shouldn't be conditional. - aimee_thanatogenou

    Life starts now! Not next year! -TaNkGirrrl

    I'm not going to do anything. - 80vlad

    So now all you pithy witty people out there, what say you?

    Ok, I've been thinking about mine.

    And I think the above is what I came up with LOLOL!


  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I think I've got the concept.

    This year I'll finish what I

  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Fay, rofl, what kind of resolution starts with "Maybe"?????

    Rock, I think I need to adopt yours
    ( This year I'll finish what I )
    because I forgot to add the url in my first post for Smith Magazine's website...
    at any rate, here it is:

    Hmmm now that could be my new 6 word memoir:
    "At any rate, here I am."

    and in turn:

    "Ooops, this year I'll stay on topic."

    PS: Fay, what happened to your post?
    [This Message was Edited on 12/11/2009]
  4. FibroFay

    FibroFay New Member

    Hi Vic. I removed it. It was dumb. I'm not real good at these games.

    Fay :)
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I bet it wasn't dumb. But even if it was, maybe it was funny.
    As Dave Barry said, "If you're at a party and people are dancing,
    and you think you're not a good dancer, so what?! Get up
    and dance anyway.

    How about this one? Goin' to give up giving up.


  6. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I don't think they were dumb at all!

    In fact I think you were/are the most honest of us all in making resolutions, just because you started with the word 'maybe' - I just found it funny because it WAS so honest. The other(s) were good too.

  7. jole

    jole Member

    Know I can't beat Rock's...lol...

    Hear all, see all, remember little.......

    This year I'll amount to something......

  8. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Great idea. Once again you guys are so funny!!

    Victoria, does this magazine have exercises like this which spur on those creative ideas. I have been looking for something similar.

    Thanks for the laugh.


    ETA Keep posting the funny funny jokes!!

    Rock your contribution sounds like a Country Western Song!!

    [This Message was Edited on 12/13/2009]
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Jole, is "Hear all, see all, remember little" a resolution or a description
    of what you are doing now?

    I'm sure remembering little. Just put clean towels in the bathroom. Had
    to go back 2 min. later to see if I actually did it or just thought of doing it.

    Gap, what a kawinkydink. You mentioned country-western, and I am
    reading to c-w books. Both by Whispering Bill Anderson.

    Bill was a singer-composer. Wrote some well-known songs such
    as "Still" which was recorded by several singers including Bing Crosby.

    Bill said Minnie Pearl told him she was once in an elevator and some
    guy said to her, "Do folks tell you that you look like Minnie Pearl?"

    She said, "Yes".

    He said, "Don't it make ya mad?"


  10. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I thought of a few more:

    "I'll try doing it today, maybe"


    "I promise to not promise myself"


    "Every day starts a new beginning."


    "I won't stop day-dreaming about my tomorrow"

    (5 or 7 words are allowed officially, btw! :)

  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good to see ya. I meant to ask earlier, what are the
    Balloon Boys?

    How about: I'm going to work seriously on my
    counting skills.

  12. jole

    jole Member

    If at first you don't succeed....go take a nap

    And my first one "could" be taken either way...lol...the remembering for me is quite debatable. But in the past I did see/hear lots that I intentionally forgot.......kept me out of trouble..haha.

    Six, huh? ...........Visit cyber friends to stay happy....................

  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    experience this lately? I sign in. Then hours later, don't need to sign
    in again. Computers are so strange.

    Victoria, I don't know why we haven't had more precipitation, I mean
    participation on this thread. I'm having a good time.

    Wanna see an exciting 3 minute movie? Go here:

    Well, shoot! It no workee. Have to try again later.

    I like "Visit cyber friends to stay happy". that's what I do anyway.

    Oops. The landlord was just here. He's going to AZ for 2 weeks. In case
    of an emg., I'm to call Francisco. I met Francisco last year. He's young,
    small, from some place like El Salvador, friendly, speaks very little English.

    How do you say "Help" in Spanish? I think it's close to Italian. When Tosca
    stabs the baritone in Act 2, he cries, "Aiuto! Aiuto!" And then: Morte!

    And on that melodious note, I leave you.

  14. victoria

    victoria New Member

    PH started timing us out if we left a page open with no activity, or closed the page. Maybe that function isn't working right now? glitches happen all the time, it seems... :(

    Jole I think you'd win the grand prize (if there was one) for your "Visit cyber friends to stay happy"!

    Rock: he probably would get the idea if you did use Italian...
    We have a friend who was born in Sicily, moved to the US at age 12. (BTW, he wondered why Superman didn't stop WWII, he was born in 1940). It was a good thing he came with my DH to Mexico on his first trip here, otherwise DH would've turned the car around within the first 50 miles LOL.

    Anyway, you would want to say, "ayudeme" with the accent on the u. And 'por favor' of course. It basically translates as 'help me' - so pretty close to the Italian. (Ayude just means 'somebody help'). 'Morte' translates to 'muerte', lol.

    (Some people, unlike us, are smarter about relocating... Doug Bower who wrote an article about moving to Guanajuato because he had fibromyalgia, and has since written books about moving, was very smart - he and his wife took lessons AND came to Mexico for an immersion program, living with a family in Guanajuato. He likes it there because his FM is limited to the 3 month rainy season, and his MX doctor has him down to 3 meds from the 7 he was taking... and they could start out by living on his SSD. Before that they weren't making it with his wife working full time plus his SSD.)

    OK so now that I'm here, let me think of another one...

    Fewer needs, less stress, more contentment.

    [This Message was Edited on 12/17/2009]
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member


    Above is the URL for the movie on Youtube.

    Sounds like Doug Bower found his own little Bower. While you're visiting
    Youtube, you can listen to the old Irish song "Come to the Bower". I read it
    was Davy Crockett's favorite song.

    I remember a Superman comic from my yute. Don't know how old I was,
    but Superman won a battle single handedly during WWII. I knew that was
    a big mistake. It just raised the question why didn't he end the war.

    As somebody pointed out, on the old Superman TV show, bullets would
    bounce off Superman's chest. But when a criminal (in those days they
    wore suits. Clearly a better class of crook than we have today) threw the
    empty gun at him, Superman ducked.

    Superman's near-invincibility ultimately proved boring. Harry Potter was much
    more interesting to kids because he struggled, was learning, had flaws.

    Wonder if colleges now have a major in comic books. A year or two ago I read
    an illustrated biography of Carl Barks, the main writer and illustrator of Scrooge
    McDuck comics. People like George Lucas would pay big bucks for his oil
    paintings of Scrooge and Donald.

    I like your latest resolution. Sounds like a Buddhist concept. Wanna ask


  16. fight4acure

    fight4acure Member

    You always bring joy in here! :)

    Wow, that was six words, lol.

    Happy New Year to all of you!

  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Everything you said was 6 words.

    Well, pretty much; more or less.

    Reminds me of the night Bill Moore came to our bridge club for
    the first time. He didn't have a partner, so my regular partner Les
    and I took turns playing with him.

    In short, all night long I played with Moore or Les.

  18. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I love everybody's thoughtful NY's resolutions!
    I love getting the wordsmiths here...
    Hope some more participate after tomorrow!

    & all that was 6 words
    Much to my surprise, that is.

    nothing (I wrote) was as witty, pithy or funny!

    Here are some I scoured up:

    No resolutions, go with the flow.
    Relax more, worry less about…everything.
    Quit being so hard on myself.
    Don’t let past events harm future.

    and another hopeful one from me:

    Do something awesome within my limitations.
    Ask myself, is this really necessary?

    and a rip off from a tee shirt:
    I will survive- tho petrified- 2010!

    PS: Rock, if you really want to know, the balloon boy was about that hoax by the parents of the 6 yo kid supposedly up in the weather balloon. Father just got sentenced to 90 days in jail, mother got 20 days of community work.

    PPS: FAY, OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE! Come out, Come out, Wherever you are!
    [This Message was Edited on 12/24/2009]
  19. Callum

    Callum New Member

  20. victoria

    victoria New Member

    where are you Callum?

    another great NY's resolution:

    “Living in the present…starting tomorrow.”

    -Libby Ellis Lowe, SMITH's "Member of the Month" (Jan)