Sunday, June 01, 2008

Nan's C's: Cooperate, Cogitate and Crazy

triangulatons tagged me for this blog tag challenge....
1. Write the title to your own memoir using 6 words.
2. Post it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who tagged you.
4. Tag five more blogs.
Jane Kirkpatrick
A blogger I haven't read until now, (I had to look for this one off of Mt. Hope Chronicles) Susan

It didn't take me long to come up with this title to the memoir I haven't written, after all, I was given only six words. Technically, I don't think I have six words.
Cooperate-My mother claims this to be a word I used quite often as a youngster. My family had at least seven people living in our house at the time. I'm assuming I heard the word on Seasame Street. I feel somewhat mixed about this word in the title, as it now seems this idealogical word is less of my mode of operation that some word that has to to do with doing things the way I want to do them. 
Cogitate-From someone whom has labeled herself ADHD, this sounds kind of strange. I think I heard this word from a cartoon character from television, but didn't take time to think about what it meant.  I've only recently come to use this word, but can say that I have spent a good amount of time cogitating. 
Crazy-Since I labeled myself "Crazy Aunt Nan" I thought I'd put it in the title. Why "Crazy"? Well, the word in now politically incorrect. I find myself believing, and thinking about things that are politically incorrect.
 I also have fantastical ideas, like throwing a folk concert in my backyard. 
I do things like invite myself on other people's vacations. 
There are others that would label me crazy especially when tall tales of celebrity friendships paint me as a celebrity stalker.  
I speak Spenchglish.
Since I have worked in the mental health field,  the "crazy" label might get me into trouble, but I would qualify the use of the word only if it's definition included that we are all crazy in our own special way. 
* My friend commented the other day, "We wouldn't call you 'Crazy Aunt Nan" if we really thought you were."


SKELLER said...

Nan -
you're so sweet. Thanks for thinking of me and leaving your funny note in my comment section - made me smile :-)

In general, I don't do tags, memes, etc. because they take me FOREVER. My mind just doesn't usually work that way (smirk!). But, you're so right - this one really is "short on words" (hehe) and the thing (simple, trite but true) that came directly to mind is this:
Saved By the Grace of God.

Blessings to you this weekend...