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Six-Word Caption Contest #9 (and winner #8)

Monday, November 12th, 2012

By meredith

firstcarSMITH and Shutterfly’s Six-Word caption contest revs up this week with a shiny, new photo. If you don’t know the drill, each Monday morning we post a photo from Shutterfly on the Six-Word Memoir project and you have until Friday at 5pm EST to write a six-word caption. One savvy six-word scribe wins a gift certificate for $50 for Shutterfly. So leave your six words that get to the essence of the photo you see here in the comments area below. You can submit up to 10 entries; read the official rules for more details.

Last week hundreds of you chimed in to describe the photo you see in this blog post. And the winning six is: “Bright light, blurred memory, dancing shadows.” by Rebekahb. Thanks to all for playing—and good luck this week.

Plus: Don’t miss your chance to catch SMITH on the road! Check out this post and our new SMITH Live section for the latest updates on upcoming tour dates.

157 responses

  1. bevvie says:

    my little red Corvette is fast.

  2. TeaTopper says:

    In the driver’s seat at last.

  3. Taisha says:

    Who said sixteen was old enough?

  4. JAD says:

    Driving much better than mommy does.

  5. JAD says:

    And I don’t need a license.

  6. JAD says:

    I’m foot loose and fancy free!

  7. Staraj says:

    Of course I drive on sidewalks!

  8. kisskissgirl says:

    Wise beyond her years, already eco-conscious!

  9. KFitty says:

    I’m in mid-bike crisis, too, Daddy!

  10. KFitty says:

    Mommy taught me how to aim.

  11. Gerri says:

    Ah, sidewalk driving. No license required.

  12. Gerri says:

    Don’t like my driving? Then move!

  13. PV Harrington says:

    I love being Noddy’s getaway driver.

  14. DFitty says:

    I’m NASCAR’s star driver by far!

  15. Autumn22 says:

    I have always wanted a Jaguar!

  16. Autumn22 says:

    Magnum PI, eat your heart out!

  17. Autumn22 says:

    Convertibles always mess with my hair.

  18. Autumn22 says:

    Until my daddy takes it away!

  19. Autumn22 says:

    Ah, life in the fast lane!

  20. Autumn22 says:

    No gridlock on sidewalks. Better mileage.

  21. RFitty says:

    Who likes walking? I like driving.

  22. RFitty says:

    Why walk when you can drive?

  23. Kaylen Directioner says:

    First car was wreaked at five
    Daddy’s petals are so far down

  24. maryjane31 says:

    Pumping the pedals, outta my way!

  25. maryjane31 says:

    Cruising in my little red Jaguar.

  26. maryjane31 says:

    Daddy can I go around block?

  27. Calliandra_Logyn says:

    See, I can drive like you!

  28. sweettems says:

    The only convertible I ever owned.
    Moments before I broke Daddy’s foot.
    Because six is the new sixteen.

  29. rabbithole says:

    Sidewalk’s mine, bitches. Enjoy the mud.

  30. maryjane31 says:

    Won’t you ride along with me?

  31. maryjane31 says:

    Big smile, new Jaguar, life good.

  32. jeffkoa says:

    For only $5 month, she’s yours!

  33. jeffkoa says:

    Room for you? Nary a chance!

  34. jeffkoa says:

    Sensors are indicating low tire pressure.

  35. jeffkoa says:

    Um, engage ludacris speed; ready go.

  36. jeffkoa says:

    Stay right there and watch this!

  37. jeffkoa says:

    A bit squirrely on fresh pavement.

  38. H2point0 says:

    Driver’s ed: you’re doing it wrong.

  39. LadyMac says:

    The new Smart Car for One.

  40. LadyMac says:

    Parking is easy but trunk’s nonexistent.

  41. LadyMac says:

    And there’s no room for siblings!

  42. LadyMac says:

    Prefer black but red will do.

  43. LadyMac says:

    I’m gonna run down the paparazzi!

  44. Robin Slick says:

    Auditioning for future Go Daddy commercial

  45. Robin Slick says:

    Auditioning for future Go Daddy endorsement

  46. NumbrOneAunt says:

    Sixteen…I can see it now…

  47. canadafreeze says:

    Vroom! Vroooooom! I’m ready to go.

  48. NumbrOneAunt says:

    Hey, at least I’m not texting!

  49. TeaTopper says:

    She’s cute and she’s fuel efficient.

  50. JAD says:

    Friends will be green with envy.

  51. MacDon says:

    Wind in hair, living the dream

  52. Wench says:

    Always growing up before we’re ready.

  53. Fireball says:

    Can I crash at your house?

  54. Fireball says:

    Danica! You’re late for Drivers meeting.

  55. Dee says:

    Hop in! It’s road trip time!

  56. caisgram says:

    jaguar,freedom and the open sidewalk!

  57. caisgram says:

    Don’t text, I’m driving my jag

  58. Anonymous says:

    Move over Maybelline and Mustang Sally!!

  59. scribbling_scribe says:

    Oops, I forgot to enter my name. “Move over Maybelline and Mustang Sally!!”

  60. mzejay says:

    Carpool lane okay? Maximum occupancy reached.

  61. Miss Sally says:

    Won caption challenge. Got no prize.

  62. Contemplative says:

    Childhood: License to have unadulterated fun.

  63. Contemplative says:

    Fitting in. Keeping up with Jones’.

  64. Mzejay says:

    I brake for timeouts and naps.

  65. bevvie says:

    Little Red riding in the neighborhood.

  66. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Danica warming up at age 3.

    Daddy insisted, car without a backseat.

    Lemonade stand money = Little Red Corvette.

    Mid-toddler crisis. Solution? Red sports car.

    Who says blonds have more fun?

  67. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Big Bad Wolf can’t touch this.

  68. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Taking fast lane to grandma’s house.

  69. MeganS says:

    Gonna be #1 someday! got it?

  70. MeganS says:

     Wait till I get my license

  71. MeganS says:

    The best sweet 16 present ever!

  72. MeganS says:

    Daddy said “I got this early”

  73. MeganS says:

    Mach Baby is in 1st place!

  74. MeganS says:

    Watch out! Warning! Baby on bord!

  75. Kaylen Directioner says:

    Made noise, because there’s no petal

  76. Kaylen Directioner says:

    Engraved my name not the ground
    Engraved name on my first ride

  77. Kaylen Directioner says:

    Is this me, in this picture

  78. Kaylen Directioner says:

    My first jaguar, daddy last jaguar

  79. Helen Davis says:

    Mom’s a cougar, I’m a jaguar.

  80. Helen Davis says:

    Nobody said I needed a license.

  81. Helen Davis says:

    Someone direct me to valet parking.

  82. JAD says:

    Is this what Heaven is like?

  83. crimsonone says:

    Move over world, here I come!
    What do those red lights mean?

  84. kathi wright says:

    is that a milk mustache, miss?

  85. Miss Sally says:

    Car at 6? What’s next, Daddy?

  86. Vilija says:

    Mrs. Mini-Me looking for Austin Powers.

  87. JAD says:

    So glad I’m the only child.

  88. Lulu McD. says:

    Daddy’s little girl growing up fast.

  89. Liz S. says:

    Who needs car insurance? Not me.

  90. Liz S. says:

    Driver’s Ed can never start too early.

  91. Liz S. says:

    Toy cars cheaper than real ones.

  92. Liz S. says:

    Rather have my teen drive this.

  93. Liz S. says:

    Full speed from 6 to 16.

  94. polk says:

    pretty, picture perfect, princess, patiently posing

  95. favepeep says:

    Places to go, people to see.

  96. favepeep says:

    For sale. Runs great. Low mileage.

  97. Surya says:

    “Lets” GO
    Shadowing my future self

  98. Anonymous says:

    Watch out! Riding White and Nerdy!

  99. whelp says:

    First red car was also green.

  100. whelp says:

    Sidewalk driving made commuting a pleasure

  101. whelp says:

    Remember, I’m still going in stroller.

  102. whelp says:

    Paid with all pacifiers and bottles

  103. favepeep says:

    I really oughta be in pictures.

  104. maryjane31 says:

    Pretty girl. Hot car. Look out!

  105. monya46 says:

    Drive on sidewalk. No DWI yet.

  106. Suzy says:

    Wanted a Bugatti; but it’ll do.

  107. Vilija says:

    Zoom, Zoom. Yeah Baby!

  108. Vilija says:

    But Officer, it was just milk!

  109. Vilija says:

    Oil leak? Oops! Darn Huggies!

  110. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Childhood. Please don’t fail me now.

  111. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    You can run, but can’t ride.

  112. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Don’t they grow up so fast.

  113. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Living life in the fast lane.

  114. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Daddy, don’t take my T-Bird Away.

  115. mzejay says:

    Would you have any grey poupon?

  116. Dyan Titchnell says:

    Phone? Lipstick? Coffee?..Good to go!

  117. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Girls Just Want To Have Fun.

  118. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Binky. Bottle. Blankie. Ready to Go

  119. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Teens, don’t be hatin on me.

  120. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Hey! Are you sure you’re sixteen

  121. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Daddy! I asked for a Ferrari

  122. Songwriter says:

    Just 13 more years…. So close!

  123. Songwriter says:

    Who needs a Ferrari these days?

  124. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    Look at me, I’m so Fetch

  125. Dobbs Ferry 7th grade says:

    The sidewalk today, red carpet tomorrow

  126. Tim Anson says:

    100 dollars never went so far.

  127. Tim Anson says:

    My Jaguar’s bumper sticker: “Cougar’s Prohibited.”

  128. Liz S. says:

    I brake for Cabbage Patch dolls.

  129. Tim Anson says:

    Attention!: Stolen car. Happy little girl.

  130. Tim Anson says:

    sped past cops, sirens, riding dirty.

  131. Tim Anson says:

    She might need a bigger windshield.

  132. Tim Anson says:

    Traded Marty my Delorian. Forever Young.

  133. whelp says:

    Cruising around for ice cream trucks

  134. whelp says:

    Was wishing for bottle holder wrong?

  135. whelp says:

    Had some gas in the car

  136. Emmett says:

    Eleven more years is too long

  137. Novice says:

    Jag, will you grow with me?

  138. favepeep says:

    Next car: Nancy Drew blue roadster.

  139. favepeep says:

    Willing to trade. Girl not included.

  140. favepeep says:

    No pedals. No brakes. No problem.

  141. favepeep says:

    For sale. One owner. No mileage.

  142. favepeep says:

    Simple girl. Simple needs. Fancy car.

  143. Emmett says:

    Running from the PoPo in stile

  144. Emmett says:

    She’s trying to pass as sixteen

  145. Emmett says:

    It doesn’t just take “Vroom Vroom.”

  146. Emmett says:

    Isn’t driving on the sidewalk illegal?

  147. gaby says:

    hair down, top down, priceless adventure

  148. Steve says:

    “Till daddy takes her
    T Bird away….”

  149. AdyShearer says:

    I wanna be a Nascar driver.

  150. Rehtak says:

    Daddy got me my own car!

  151. Rehtak says:

    Sorry, Officer, it won’t happen again.

  152. moabchick says:

    Desperate Housewife Los Angeles in training.

  153. moabchick says:

    The world’s only low maintenance Jaguar.

  154. moabchick says:

    Fastest daddy’ll ever let me drive.

  155. moabchick says:

    Daddy’s little princess. Future husband’s nightmare.

  156. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Just upgraded from a bumper car.

  157. Cara says:

    Who needs training wheels?

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