Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Centus–something new I’m trying.

I’ve been reading Karen’s entries over at her blog for a while and decided to try out this week’s:  Autobriefagraphical.

The rules are simple: I have to write an autobiography in exactly six words.  A picture is allowed, which of course I’m going to have one.  If you want to see more, or join in too, just click HERE.

Saturday Centus – Autobriefagraphical

MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH,
INSTEAD OF SAD.

21 comments:

Lisa Shafer said...

The grammatical structure in that sentence is merely making me cringe.
I'll try just looking at the picture instead.

(Yeah, that's what you get for being friends with an English teacher.)

anitamombanita said...

Welcome on board!

Max Sartin said...

Lisa - :) Sorry, I had take some liberties with the six word limitation.
Anita - thanks.

Lisa Shafer said...

Yes, but "Make people laugh instead of cry" would've been fine.
I'll shut up now.

Karen S. said...

Welcome, WELCOME!!! I love it Max! Imagine this world if more people lived by those words! Great selection...and that photo just rocks! I burst out laughing! I hope you play along again!!!

Max Sartin said...

Karen - Good, then I picked the right photo for it, eh?

Karen S. said...

Oh for sure, a Purr-fect photo! ;)

Jo said...

Wow! I really like your entry! great words!

Max Sartin said...

Jo - thanks, and glad you dropped by and said hi!

janaki nagaraj said...

that's a nice thought

Judee said...

What a lovely thought!

Anna said...

Hi Max,

There are two ways of fixing this:

1 - Make people glad, instead of sad.
(Here you even get it to rhyme!)

or

2 - Make people laugh, instead of cry. (Here it does not rhyme, but grammatically it is in agreement with the two verbs. Oh, wait a moment. I see that Lisa Shafer suggested that.)

I am not an English teacher, but I have studied different languages all my life. I think that if someone critises you, this person should come with some constructive suggestions and say it in a polite way. Your basic idea is very good!

Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's life in six words for SC wk 94
Take a look at last week's too:
'Cissi and Cassy'-Anna's SC wk 93

Sue said...

A very good idea!

=)

Judie said...

It's a good thing that you and Lisa are friends!!

Note to Lisa: I think we are related.

Max Sartin said...

Thanks everyone, glad you liked the sentiment, if not the grammar. I actually had thought of different ways of saying what I wanted to say, such as the ones suggested, but none of them fit my thoughts exactly. The laugh/sad comparison fit perfectly, even though I knew it sounded grammatically wrong.
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Judie - Yeah, we're good enough friends that Lisa knows I'd never be offended by her correcting my English, just like she has never been offended at me correcting her math.

Sarah in Maine said...

Just reading the comments made me smile...
Peace,
Siggi in Downeast Maine
http://www.siggiofmaine.wordpress.com

Karen S. said...

I so agree with Sarah and it's brightened morning...."Goodness before the mad hour rush" right!!! Some of us don't get President's day off! ;)

Gail said...

Wonderful message.

Max Sartin said...

Thank you all, and welcome to the new people visiting my blog!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I agree. That's a great philosophy. Thank you.

Jenny said...

Six words is tough. This was an interesting, albeit difficult, challenge for sure!

I enjoyed your take on it.

And I share your philosophy of life.

Thank you for linking up.