These Romans are crazy

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Your life in 6 words

Smith Magazine has announced a new contest. To write your memoir in 6 words. Your entire life, all your accomplishments, your achievements, the ups and downs you have faced over the past 20, 30, 40 or maybe 60+ years. That my friends, could be less than a word per decade for some people.

They cite Ernest Hemmingway as one of the early pioneers of this; His response being "For sale: baby shoes, never used."

Here is one of my attempts at this:

India America; caught between two cultures

I would encourage all of you out there to make an attempt at your own 6 word memoir. Feel free to post them on here as well.


Friday, January 13, 2006

55 Friday the 13th - Take 9

I religiously avoided ladders of any kind - even those that may have led to success.
No black cats were going to cross my path.
I reached home with no mishaps.

I opened the door and suddenly I hear the sound of a mirror shattering.

The Television was on and there she was…….

Bianca Castafiore.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

55 Friday 8 - BCS Resolutions

The Steer resolved to defeat the warrior from Troy

Pennsylvania Joe resolved to show that they were no second hand lions

The Mountain men upheld their resolution of being the Biggest in the East and to overcome their fear of Bulldogs.

The Irish failed in their resolution to win a bowl of Tostitos and salsa

Friday, December 30, 2005

55 Friday 7 - It is a brand New Year

The clock announced the approaching midnight hour. A pumpkin and mice stood in front replacing the stagecoach and horses. She started to run with one slipper on. Then the realization struck her that it was New Years day.

She turned around and went back in. Time to drink some champagne and kiss a wonderful prince.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Shaq Attack

Cue up the "Jaws" soundtrack because there was a Shaq sighting last evening.
As I was looking for a parking spot (not an easy thing during Christmas season in Somerset Mall), who do I see walking towards Neiman Marcus - none other than Shaq Diesel himself.

I could have chatted with him about the rationale behind trading away
Eddie Jones, but then one does not want to anger a 7'1", 325 lbs athlete.
So instead I settled for a Wazzup and in return I got a "V" sign.

So thus ended my 15 second tryst with a celebrity, but more important was the fact that I got a great parking spot :)

Saturday, December 24, 2005

55 Take 6 - The gift of Magi

I've always wondered about a sequel to the "Gift of Magi". My version is presented below:

She cut her hair with no thought except the perfect chain for his pocket watch. He exchanged his watch for the perfect jewelry for her long flowing hair

The girl looked at the hospital mirror and beamed as she saw the wig covered her head.

His memories flooded her mind as she clutched the watch

Saturday, December 17, 2005

55 Take 5 - A reminder from the Endless

The sound of furious waves thrashing, the howling wind, the sight of destroyed lives and terrible suffering, the cry of abandoned children

The sight of Death and Destruction, the sounds of Despair, lack of Desire and Delirium invade my senses.

Is this Destiny or just a Dream?

A year later - have we done enough?