Friendship (Words You Don’t Want to Hear), in 6 Words

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photo credit: Katana vs. Lightsaber via photopin (license)

My daughter, Elise, got a six-word sentence from a friend that she didn’t really want for Friendship Month.

“Some !@#! wrecked our field again!”

This month’s 6 Words post is also a call for a little compassion.

Elise plays goalkeeper at Queen’s Grant High, a charter school in Matthews, N.C. All the team needs is a suitable field. And by suitable, I mean minimally playable.

Recently, for the second time in a few weeks, someone drove a car onto their meager field and ripped it up with donuts and peel-outs.

You can help the team raise money to fix their field. Players, school officials and parents will put in the elbow grease. All we’re asking is for donations so that we can buy the supplies we need.

qg soccerVisit this link if you can help!

Every month, I compile a post called 6 Words.

Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in a six-word sentence.

I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt.

February is Friendship Month. Here’s a twist: What’s one thing you never want to hear from a friend, in six words?


1. “Please take a look at this?”

Kathy R., of My Dishwasher’s Possessed blog

2. “Don’t have time for your sh**.”

Tamara G., of Confessions of a Part-time Working Mom blog

3. “I’ve fallen and can’t get up!”

Dawn K., of Thank You Great Spirit blog

4. “When in doubt, grab the wine.”

Ashley M., of Post-grad Jitters blog

5. “You didn’t need that, did you?”

Nicki L., of Lewis Lane Designs blog

6. Oops – bring parachutes, monkeys and chocolate.

Deborah W., of Temenos of the Blessing Light blog

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photo credit: Mud Fest 2008 via photopin (license)

7. “I just posted pictures from college.”

Deb of Deb Runs blog

8. “We’re out of beer – and weed.”

Toby S., of Dumbass News blog

9. “Remember that porn tape we made?”

Melissa S., of Home on Deranged blog

10. “I’m stuck in the ice luge.”

Stephanie L., of Kickass Problem Solver blog

11. “I smell like a dead animal.”

Darcy B.

12. “I’m giving up on my dreams.”

August M., of Girl Boner blog

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photo credit: not friends via photopin (license)

13. “I don’t want to be friends.”

Adriana H., of Here I Am blog

14. “Hold my hair while I puke.”

Dana H., of Kiss My List blog

15. “I had sex with your husband.”

Tat A., of Mum in Search blog

16. “Do you remember the time you… *”

*-(insert any crazy thing you would rather forget.)

Jillian R., of A Mom With a Lesson Plan blog

17. “Wanna train for a marathon together?”

Meredith S., of The Mom of the Year blog

18. “Your dog ate our magic brownies.”

Rhonda A., of Albom Adventures blog

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19. “We mixed up pregnancy tests…congratulations!”

Allie, of Vitatrain 4 Life blog

20. “Wonder if we will regret this?”

Kathy G., of The Second Half of My Life blog

21. “Is that really what you’re wearing?”

Kim T., of Day with KT blog


Sandy R., of An Honest Sinner blog

23. “I never want to hear…silence.”

Rabia L., of The Liebers blog

24. “Sorry, I am out of wine.”

Katy C., of Experienced Bad Mom blog

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photo credit: Kids life via photopin (license)

25. “MY child has never done that!”

Sarah H., of Your Moderate Mama blog

26. “So…about your car…it’s impounded.”

Tammie B., of The Graying Chronicles blog

27. “Good friends care for each other!!!!!”

Lisa, of Blondie’s Bearista blog

28. “About that body we hid yesterday … “

Lisa, of The Meaning of Me blog

29. “There’s your ex over there. HIDE!”

JD, of Honest Mom blog

30. “Who speaks the truth, never lies.”

H.J., of Avian 101 blog 

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photo credit: Milk and Cookies p29 via photopin (license)

31. “Oh my god you’re a grandfather!”

Bacon T., of Pig Love blog

32. “Hush now, the men are talking.”

Stephanie-May, of 50 Shades of Me blog

33. “Don’t open that, there’s snakes inside!”

Shane P., of Whispering Sweet Nothings blog

34. “I’ve been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.”

Kelly M., of Just Typikel blog

35. “I’m pregnant, and going on “Maury.”

Jodi F., of The Noise of Boys blog

36. ” Can I stay at your place?”

Kisma, of Kisma’s Life blog

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photo credit: Baboons in a row via photopin (license)

37. “Are you sitting down for this?”

C. Lee, of Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad blog

38. “Dude, I ate the last cookie.”

Gina T., of Full of It blog

39. “Your husband is a great kisser!”

Angela K., of Writer Mom blog

40. “Sorry, ate all the pink Starburst.”

Lisa C., of Life as Lisa Knows It blog

41. “Sweetie, your hair is on fire.”

Rachael B., of Three Boys and a Mom blog

42. “So long. Farewell. Auf Weidersehen. Good-bye!”

Lisa W., of The Golden Spoons blog

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photo credit: Fine French Wine via photopin (license)

43. “NO! You’ve gone off wine completely??”

Shelley S., of Peak Perspective blog

44. “Can we just be Facebook friends?”

Tarana K., of Sand In My Toes blog

45. “They’ve run out of martinis, sweetie.”

Kir P., of The Kir Corner blog

46. “You won’t really like this but…”

 Tricia M., of Raising Humans blog

47. “Remember how I said I’d babysit?”

Kim, of Protean Mom blog

48. “Saw your naked selfie on Instagram.”

Mandi R., of Cellulite Looks Better Tan blog

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photo credit: El Cucho y el Conejo via photopin (license)

49. “Get help – you are going insane!”

Pat C., of New Bloggy Cat blog

50. “Forward this right away, or else.”

Mo, of Mocadeaux blog

51. What happened? You let me down!”

Debbie T., of Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains blog

52. “I used you for your toys.”

Penelope G., of Penelope’s Oasis blog

53. “Done pubbing. Join my book club?”

Louise H., of Baby Gates Down blog

54. “Babysit my pitbulls for a month?”

Wendy, of Green Light Lady blog

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photo credit: Getting Married via photopin (license)

55. “I’m getting married to your ex!”

Lisa W., of Planet Weidknecht blog

56. “And you’re wearing that, why?”

Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic blog

57. “Sorry, but I hired another photographer.”

Tamara B., of Tamara (Like) Camera blog

58. “Are those your boobs or knee-caps?”

Jennifer S., of Jenn’s Midlife Crisis blog

59. “Organic tofu burgers, coming right up!”

Eli P., of Coach Daddy blog

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  1. Rhonda Albom says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for including me amongst this really clever group of bloggers. My favorites, or should that be least favorites to hear: 7 and 54 (I am not a dog person).

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you liked it, Rhonda. The haul was smaller than some months, but the quality spot-on. Let’s see how long it takes for pictures from your college days to surface!

  2. That is absolutely terrible about their field and will be clicking through in a moment to see what I can do to help. And once again a fun month’s list and am so happy and honored to be a part. Huge thank you, my friend 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Janine – Elise says she’s found animal bones in the goal box and there’s rocks everywhere, but it’s their field, and there’s pride in your home turf, you know? I just hope they catch who did it.

      Glad you joined in the fun again … I think you have perfect attendance at these, you and Tamara.

      1. It is definitely their field, so I totally get it. And I love that the twins (Tamara and I) have perfect attendance!!

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        It wouldn’t be a proper 6 words post with you two ying yangs.

      3. Aw, now that made me smile so much!!

  3. Ouch, there are some un-nice ones… Glad this is just hypothetical!
    I wouldn’t mind a friend who says to me “when in doubt, grab the wine”, well, except the wine is bad of course.
    Thank you for including my contirbution and for being my strange blogger friend – or is it the other way round?
    Sent some bucks for the soccer field. Hope it’s back in shape soon so they can play and kick some a**!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I felt compelled to ask if there’s a story behind them! Not a single person mentioned rum or tequila.

      I think when it comes to strange blogger friends, the feelings are mutual.

      Thanks so much for helping out with the fund! I hope part of the plan is to build a barrier to keep cars out.

      Amazing that this is even necessary for a girls’ soccer field!

  4. 1jaded1 says:

    Boo. I hope they catch who did it and make THEM pay.

    Great words. Mine are You’re gonna be angry with me. Chances are, I won’t.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      My thoughts exactly. I wanted Shawn from “Psych” to visit and match up the tire treads to the perps.

      I wouldn’t get too mad at friends either – unless one of them wrecked the field!

  5. vitatrain4life says:

    Hahahahaha another round of greats!! Thanks for including me Eli and I absolutely love that most of these are about drinking, social media and kids…that pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it?

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Allie! We’ve discovered the holy trinity of blogging parents here. Drink it. Tweet it. Feed it. Yep, that about covers it.

  6. Thank you for asking me to be a part of this month’s list! 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks for joining the circus, Lisa!

  7. Debbie @ Deb Runs says:

    Oh my goodness – there are so many funny “six words” this month! Nicely done everyone, and thanks, Eli, for including me.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Y’all brought it, Deb. Glad you got in too!

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  9. PigLove says:

    I ❤ these monthly challenges. They really make my day! XOXO – Bacon #31

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Bake. Glad to have you represent the farm crowd, my pig.

  10. These may be my favorite ones yet, Eli. I really needed a laugh this morning and these were just what the doctor ordered.
    So sorry about the kids’ field. What is wrong with people, you know? Honestly.
    Thanks for including me in this great roundup – I love that every month I know a few more of the contributors. Good people. Good blogs.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Not a bad collection, right Lisa? So much creative power here used for good. Good, right? I think.

      We’re determined to make the field better than ever when the girls play on it next season. They’ll have to play this season away from school. We’ll have time to work hard on it!

      It’s sort of a serendipitous process, the invites for these posts. Every month you should see a lot of familiar names, and a few new ones, too.

      1. dyannedillon says:

        Lisa – is this a good time to tell you I have recurring dreams where I have killed someone and hidden the body?
        Eli – I hope your girls’ team gets the field of their dreams, or at least, not the one of their nightmares.

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Dyanne – I think you’ve told the whole tribe about your dreams now. If you ever feel like you’re angry at me, let’s talk about it first, okay?

        Thanks about the field – I know it often looked like the surface of Mars, but it was playable and it was their home field. Now they’ll have to play at home somewhere else. I think the experience will bond them a little, though.

      3. I love ’em no matter how they happen. Some seem kind of serious, like they have a history. And mine is so irreverent.
        Speaking of irreverent (haha) my friend Dyanne said she left me a comment over here, but I don’t see her. She always lands in my spam folder, so I’ll bet she’s in yours – just a heads-up. 🙂

      4. Eli Pacheco says:

        Dyanne was safe and sound in approvals, that’s all. It’s like customs. Just have to have the dogs sniff out smuggled marijuana here (or pizza you didn’t intend to share.)

      5. Well-played,Dyanne. Dreams…nightmares…I see what you did there.

      6. Eli Pacheco says:

        That’s the kind of thing that’ll earn you an extra cookie around here.

  11. This is a bittersweet list. I already told you my answer brought up some history, but it looks like some people here have had similar things happen, or are at least afraid of them. Thanks for including me this go ’round!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Isn’t it? You never want to hear bad news, but it’s especially tough when it comes from someone close. So glad you’re in this one, Rabia. You can count on only good stuff coming to you out of this friend.

  12. Thanks for the fun post, Eli. It’s always good to have a chuckle and remember that things could be worse. There’s always something to be thankful for.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks for being a part of it, Wendy. We get a little bit of everything around here.

  13. kismaslife says:

    I can’t seem to pick a favorite because they are all wonderful!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Heckuva crop this time around, right?

      1. kismaslife says:

        Well done and thanks again for the invite!!

  14. Kim says:

    Donuts are meant to be consumed, not made in grass. Sorry about the field – that’s rough. Hopefully the gals will be able to look back and laugh… someday.

    Great stories, everyone! Had me laughing – #1 had me thinking of every gross thing I’ve seen as a nurse. Oh, what fun. 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      That donut quotes belongs on a T-shirt, and in the bible, Kim. The wrecked field has kind of rallied these girls, and we really appreciate that you tweeted it!

      We’re determined to make this the best field we can by next season.

      I had to ask about the stories behind these … you wouldn’t believe. Have you ever posted a blog about the grossest things you’ve seen as a nurse?

  15. Honest Mom says:

    Ha! Those are some good ones! Thanks for including me!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Not a bad roundup, eh JD? Glad you were part of the mess this month.

  16. I loved this totally hilarious! What a great idea!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Rena! My strange blogger friends really brought it!

  17. Kim says:

    Lots of fun ones this month – some of them I might be OK with – anything involving “bring the wine!!!”
    Horrible about the fields – you need video cameras to catch the creep:)

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      This crowd has proven it’s not too averse to wine, for the most part. Or at least chocolate. Often both.

      I’d love to install permanent bleachers or barrier posts to block auto access, at least. But catching the perp would be cool with me.

  18. TammieB says:

    Thanks for including me, Eli. And tofu IS wonderful! 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad to have you as always, Tammie. Tofu feels like a horrible contradiction of my carnivore core.

  19. Dana says:

    You have some sassy blogger friends – love it! Not loving the fields – hope they catch the culprits.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      They’re the sassiest, Dana, and if sass was a badge around here (and it should be), you’d have earned your long ago.

      I hope they do too – I think the rally to fix the field within this team is going to build unity.

  20. Tracy@CrazyAsNormal says:

    I make a kick-ass tofu burger. Just sayin. 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Kick-ass tofu burger falls into that category of “mild salsa” – you could make it, but why? I’d be willing to give yours a try though, Tracy.

  21. I came over to your blog because of my buddy Mo at Mocadeaux. This is too funny. Loved all of these answers!!! Very fun post.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      So glad you’re here, Katie. Glad you liked this collection! My strange blogger friends sure know how to bring it.

      I look forward to checking out your blog!

  22. ma_honey7 says:

    Reblogged this on postgradjitters.

  23. Louise says:

    Sorry to hear about your daughter’s field and glad there is a movement a foot to help! Thanks for letting me play again this month. I had a good laugh reading through 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Louise – one of the players initiated this movement, and it will allow us to fix things up. They’ll have to play home games somewhere else this season, though.

      Glad you were part of this! It was a tough challenge, but y’all brought your A game!

  24. “I just posted pictures from college” is AWESOME, hahaha! So funny and would totally terrorize me 😉 … just the clothes back then alone!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Unless you’re from way back in the day like me, which would mean you’d have to get the negative, scan it in, or upload it to snapfish, or take a picture of a print on your smartphone and post it that way.

      Glad it would be harder!

      My girls marvel at the fashion in “Saved By The Bell,” and don’t believe me when I tell them I used to dress and look like Slater (and by that I mean, I had a couple of shirts that looked like his, and acid-washed jeans and I’m Hispanic).

  25. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says:

    These are always so much fun!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Someday I’ll publish a post of the entries that didn’t pass FCC regulations.

  26. Jen @ Driftwood Gardens says:

    Awesome! I laughed all the way to the end, but the organic tofu burgers sound good to me 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Jen! So many votes for organic tofu burgers, but the tyrannosaurus rex in me revolts against it.

  27. I LOVE this list and as always am so honored to be part of it. Thanks for including me my friend!!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you made it Rachael! Come back again next time, would you?

      1. That’s the plan 😀

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Email me for the next prompt!

  28. ksbeth says:

    fantastic list, as always, eli. . so awful about the girls’ field. what is wrong with people?

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      thanks beth! we just can’t figure out why people keep doing this. this is twice already!

  29. mocadeaux says:

    Wow! What a collection! Thanks for including me, Eli! Hard to pick a favorite. NOT hard to turn down a tofu burger.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Mo! It was a great batch. Glad you were part of it. Lots of potential faves to choose from. Tofu burger just seems like something went wrong in the universe, somehow.

  30. tamaralikecamera says:

    Oh dear – these are hilarious!!! One or two hit me in the heart strings, of course. I love that there was a cookie one. Girl after my own heart.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Folk really brought it, didn’t they Tamara. Hilarity and heart, all over the place. Cookie and friend go hand in hand.

      Ever been to Tina’s blog (the cookie girl?)

      1. tamaralikecamera says:

        No, but I’m a new fan!

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        She’ll love you, too.

  31. Rorybore says:

    all these out of booze ones are giving me the shakes! LOL
    another great 6 word outing.
    and WTF about their soccer field?!! what kind of asshat does that?

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Booze and chocolate – they make up 66% of all 6 words entries. This one was a blast.

      I wish I knew who did this to their field. There’s a small tree planted near the field, and neither time did the vandals mess with it. So maybe we should look for environmentally friendly vandals.

  32. laurie27wsmith says:

    Another great collection here Mate. Laughed out loud at a few.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks mate. Hope you didn’t choke on your vegamite.

      1. laurie27wsmith says:

        Mate, I eat vegemite very sparingly. Choked on my cuppa though.

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Depends on what’s in your cuppa, mate.

      3. laurie27wsmith says:

        Only tea or coffee Mate, oh and sometimes a hot Milo.

  33. These are FANTASTIC! I totally regret having dropped the ball by forgetting to submit my entry! What a fun compilation!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you liked it, April. Email me if you’d like to know this month’s prompt – I’d love to have you in for March!

  34. Hmmmm….this might be one of my favorites thus far. LOVED all of these!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Michelle! The next prompt is ready for March – email me!

  35. Such a fabulous compilation! I love the variety, and had such fun participating. Thanks for doing this, Eli!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      You guys really brought it, August. Thanks for playing along again! I’d love to have you in the one for March, too.

  36. That really stinks about their field! I hope whoever did it gets caught and learns their lesson.

    Thanks for including me in the post this go-round!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      They’re scrambling to make a schedule because their field is unplayable. I’d love for them to catch who did it!

      So glad you were in the 6 words, Angela!

  37. These are fantastic. Hope you don’t mind – I’d like to reblog this tomorrow afternoon! 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Jenn – and thanks for the reblog!

  38. marianbeaman says:

    Great list, CoachDaddy. Another one: My keys feel down the ________. (Somewhere irretrievable!)

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Marian! (So long as that blank isn’t ‘latrine,’ you’re doing okay.)

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