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Fun With Words

I've gotten tagged with another meme and did another meme-ish thing. Both are really around words, which is my kind of thing.

First, Karen at The Rocking Pony tagged me with the following meme.

(1) You must post the rules on your blog before you answer the questions.
(2) You need to list one fact about yourself using each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name use your maiden name instead.
(3) When you are finished with your answers, you tag one person for each letter of your name.

Well the problem with this one is that I have two middle names, my middle name from birth and my maiden name. That is a total of 12 letters, so I'm not going to do both. I want to do my birth middle name... but here is my confession... Cara is actually a nickname from my middle name--or at least, I consider it a nickname for it. I really prefer it to my first name and real middle name, and have always liked going by that name.* But my real middle name is... Clara. I never go by Clara, so don't use it. But see how Cara is a shortening of Clara? It makes sense, right?

Anyway, I will use Clara for this meme because games have rules, and I follow them:
C - Caring towards people (especially children), animals and the environment
L - Lazy when I can get away with it
A - Angelic outwardly, but a little bit of the devil underneath
R - Reasonable in general, but speak to me in terms to which I can relate
A - Articulate (I totally stole that from Karen!) in writing and speech

I have to tag 5 people, so I'll make it ImpostorMom, Burgh Baby's Mom, One Tired Ema, nutmeg96 of Two Shorten the Road, and Don Mills Diva.

Second, Rhea of Word Tangle invited me to participate in a meme-ish word game**, the 6-Word Writing Challenge. My 6-word memoir is:
Each year even better than previous.

Want to give it a try? I'm not tagging anyone, but opening it up to anyone. What would be your 6-word memoir?

*I especially love going by "caramama" because of the double meaning, combining my favorite name to go by with the italian language that I love. I was very proud of myself when I thought of it. ;-)

**UPDATE: As I look into this a bit, and read a recent post by Girl's Gone Child, I'm learning that there is more to this one. There is a contest at SMITH Magazine for 6-word memoirs because a book has recently come out full of 6-word memoirs called Not Quite What I Was Planning, by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser. Pretty cool! Check it out.


Karen said…
Great job! I have an Aunt Clara - it's not a name you hear often.
I love Cara as short for Clara. Brilliant!

Thanks for the tag. Now we'll see just how long it takes me to remember to do it. I am notoriously bad at these things. ;-)
Don Mills Diva said…
Thanks for the tag - I am definitely going to do this one this week!
ImpostorMom said…
I second that Burgh Baby's Mom. :P We'll see how long it takes me to do that one.

great meme!

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