Thursday, February 12, 2009

Your love life in six words?

Who knew so much could be said in six words? In honor of Valentine's Day, NPR's "Talk of the Nation" did a great segment on Smith Magazine's new book, "Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak." The book has hundreds of mini-memoirs from famous and regular folks. (Examples: "Don't trust a man who waxes"; "Tried men. Tried women. Like cats"; and "She got Hodgkins lymphoma. I bailed," which is brutal.) People called and e-mailed in to the show to share theirs; some of my favorites: "Beth filled gaps. My wife disagreed." "College boys are really, really awful." "Should have considered nose-hair trimmer."

I then asked a few people to describe their love lives, with cool results:

My Relate co-writer, Alicia: Getting better despite having two kids.

A single male co-worker: My ex scares away cute girls.

A married male co-worker: It's my anniversary. Try me later. (He's an inveterate smart-ass.)

A pal who's a single mom: I wish I had more sex.

And here's mine: High-strung but low-maintenance. Interested?

Get in on the memoir action! Describe your love life in six words.

Addendum: One of my best friends sent hers and I had to add it, because it's pure poetry: "She teetered between desire and disappointment."

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

King-Size Bed. No Trespassing Allowed.

Anonymous said...

Nonexistent. Nonexistent. Nonexistent. Nonexistent. Nonexistent. Nonexistent.

Anonymous said...

second only to my becoming mom

Anonymous said...

One mate 24 years,still fun !

Anonymous said...

Tired but willing....no, just tired!

Anonymous said...

Opps. Thought you'd be turned on.

Anonymous said...

Cute boy met a Cute girl!

Anonymous said...

Trisexual: She Looks Good Try It....

Anonymous said...

More comfortable than exciting - still nice!

Anonymous said...

Great husband + two beautiful little girls!

Anonymous said...

We're better now than ever before!!

Anonymous said...

Great husband + great child = great life!

Anonymous said...

Marrying next month, couldn't be better!!

Anonymous said...

Didn't expect to still be single.

Anonymous said...

just married, doing it like bunnies

Anonymous said...

Love it hard and he supplies

Anonymous said...

I think he's having an affair...

Mama Glenda said...

Married 2x to the same guy: "Never buy same real estate twice."

Anonymous said...

Best friends, Someone above planned this.

Anonymous said...

Two to describe the same relationship:

Waves of work stress drown libido.

Anonymous said...

Whoops, forgot the second one:
Affection, respect grow in challenging times.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the Australian accent super sexy?

Nickname unavailable said...

Soul mate + daughter equals pure bliss

Anonymous said...

Mother nature is a bitch, period.

Ken Thomas said...

Seventeen years together. A good start.

DocB said...

Twenty years single ... life is good

Anonymous said...

Love my husband and my life

Anonymous said...

she broke my heart. never again.

Anonymous said...

Married, but feel like a monk.

rachel said...

where did it go, i dunno...

Anonymous said...

Married 18Yrs...Best Friend...God's Best!

Anonymous said...

Now I believe in soul mates.

BigMikey said...

I never have, I never will.

(Name that tune, anyone?)

Anonymous said...

Husband buys vibrator, I love him

The Girl said...

Please ME first,you won't regret !

Marie said...

Rekindling-Makin' love like newbies again!