The back story is:
Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Last year, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking our readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”).
Never one to pass up an opportunity to be compulsively, neurotically, chronically efficient I decided I would combine the ‘Six Word Memoir’ with ‘Project Green’.
Make sure to check out all the Green folks by going to Anna’s place.
I was thinking of how to sum up my illustrious life in six words and of course thinking always gets me to thinking.
When I moved from the big bad streets of Brooklyn to the idyllic rolling meadows of New Jersey (Lordy – I am so full of crap) one of the first things to change was my face. I stopped wearing make-up everyday. As much as I’d love to think it was because I became more confident, less shallow, I really know it’s because of two things.
You can do almost anything and everything from your car in NJ. NYC is so in your face, you have to walk, you have to tell cabs where you’re going, you have to jostle past dozens of people at every turn. You have to show your face.
And – shortly after moving here I had my ears pierced – again and for good! Guess third try was the charm – first two had resulted in allergic reactions and infections. I have no clue if there was an initial connection between no make-up and ear piercing; I doubt it – I’m crazy but I rarely plan that well for myself.
So now I reserve putting crap and color all over my face for shifts at the giant-ass store or client meeting or dates (that’s hilarious!!). If my face has to be in your face then I will be kind and fix it first.
But – I must have earrings on at all times.
These darlings are one of my favorites …
And they have inspired ….
I accessorize well, therefore I am.
Sunglasses on, earrings in, I’m hot!
Hell No! Talk to the ear!
Oh Baby Baby! Feel my sparkle!
Can you see my ears now?
So there you have it – green earrings and meme.
I’m supposed to tag five folks but I rarely do what I’m supposed to do. If you’d like to try your hand at ‘Six Word Memoir’ then put on your earrings (you too ladies!) and go for it.