Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Last night while driving home in the fog and mist, I text message (while waiting at the red light) my niece to "be careful driving because it was masty". I actually meant to type nasty but was in a hurry because I was sitting at the light. She said her and co-workers just laughed at that. As my niece was driving home, she had her windows down and for some reason there was just a bad smell all around Houston and so she texted me to tell me it was "smasty"....S for smelly, M for misty and 'asty" for nasty and thus she came up with a new word-SMASTY! We went and did some quick Christmas shopping after she got home and while driving around we were just cracking up at the word. A goofy evening we had!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We just got done having our office holiday luncheon complete with a white elephant Christmas gift exchange and someone made the comment that, "crappy wrapped gifts are the best gifts". Note to self...always go for the crappy wrapped gifts! ;-)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I wish I could take them all and give them a home for the holidays. Just breaks my heart and melts it as the same time. So much was lost and taken from Hurricane Ike. My prayers go out to those who lost so much. I have a lot to be thankful for. Ok, I'm getting my Christmas spirit back.
Another sleepless night here in Htown, which kind of goes with the foul mood I was in earlier yesterday afternoon. For months I had been planning a long awaited vacation to New Mexico...specifically Albuquerque and Santa Fe. I was going to attend the Ottmar Liebert Concert in Rio Rancho and meet up with two fellow fanmencas... Desert Diva/Cheryl and Linda but the show was cancelled! Even as early as Saturday morn we were eagerly making plans to meet up on Thursday and take in the spirit of the season by spending time in Santa Fe. Then the ball dropped and talk about major dissappointment and now major "bah humbug" and I think I speak for Cheryl and Linda as well. All weekend I was in denial about the cancellation but the final blow came when I cancelled my flight Monday afternoon. Thankfully, Southwest Airlines gave me a refund credit for future travel so yeah for Southwest but boo for Rio Rancho and the venue that cancelled the concert. Needless to say my Christmas Spirit has all but dissappeared, gone! Not to mention that I am now going to work Thursday and Friday of this week as well. I was all set for an early holiday vacation!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
My great grandmother
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
only if I can count my niece and nephews!
IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
no comment! ;-)
DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS
WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Absolutely not! I'm the biggest chicken!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Lucky Charms of course!
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Dulce de Leche
RED OR PINK?
WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST
Calvin, my old parakeet--I swear he was human!
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Music by Ottmar Liebert of course!
IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Anything on a grill
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
highlighted black ;-)
DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
not like I used to :-(
SCARY MOVIES OR SAPPY ENDINGS?
Alvin & the Chipmunks-love that movie!
WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Depends on who I'm with!
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD
WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
the sound of water-
ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Corpus Christi, Texas
Saturday, December 06, 2008
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? There's a difference!?
2. Real tree or Artificial? This year-Real!
3. When do you put up the tree? Definitely, not on Thanksgiving or the day after!
4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime after Jan 1st. and before holiday break is over.
5. Do you like eggnog? Too much!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Hmmm, can't remember and must not have been that good if I don't remember!
7. Hardest person to buy for? Mom!
8. Easiest person to buy for? Dad!
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Sadly, I broke the last one I had. Definitely need to get another one.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? No e-cards 4 me!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A bad cold!
12. Favorite Christmas Movie/Music? Winter Rose by Ottmar Liebert.
13. When do you start shopping? Sometime after the 15th!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Dare I tell?
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Tamales, of course!
16. Lights on the tree? Never enough!
17. Favorite Christmas song? Rocking around the Christmas Tree!
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Mostly travel before Christmas.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Si, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen. Rudolph ...Chulo!? ;-)
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Depends who I am celebrating with.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? If it feels like summer when it should be winter!
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Penguins!
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Back home with family in Corpus.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? The same thing I always want year after year...A white Christmas!
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Last night I finished washing the dishes and was putting plates away when I saw this reflection. Listening to chant music by the Cistercian Monks, hence the title. For a truly uplifting experience give this music a listening too.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
The photo is from my front porch planter. The flowers are left over from a few weeks back and were getting wilted but instead of throwing them into the trash, I de-stemmed them and tossed them in the planter where they have brought color into my world over and over again. So here's to pushing daisies!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
While the clock keeps the pace
Human wheels spin round and round
Help the light to my face...
This land, today, my tears shall taste
And take into its dark embrace
This love, who in my beating heart endures
Assured, by every sun that burns
The dust to which this flesh shall return
It is the ancient, dreaming dust of God.
...rocking the house tonight, listening to iTunes, Last FM and dancing in my chair, ahh but I find myself wanting to go dancing at the club, "Cherry Bomb". Love the oldies, remember when John Mellencamp was Johnny Cougar? I thought he was the bomb! Well, time to go to sleep but , "A'int Even Done with the Night"! Good night, sweet dreams and always remember, "I Saw You First"!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz
My first ""official" bike ride. My nephew/Greg and I joined others with Bike Barn of Houston on their "Day of the Dead" tour. It was only supposed to be two hours but ended up being more like 4 because of so many riders. We had a police escort along the entire tour, which was nice.
One thing I forgot to bring during the bike ride last night was a camera. We toured some interesting sights and I managed to capture this one on my cameraphone. There were so many bikers there that it was impossible to walk the cemetery and it was dark-very dark--even with our bike lights. I never knew this cemetery exisisted and would love to return--but in daylight!
I really enjoyed the bike ride and thanks to my nephew for pushing me to go. I just bought the bike last week and still getting used to riding on it and wasn't sure if I was ready for such a run that was supposed to last two hours. Last Sunday I rode out to the bayou from my house which was a little over 1/2 an hour and I was tired--especially in the last 10 minutes.
Kudos again to my nephew as he is training for the MS150 next year and was such a cutie in his new biker shorts. I meant to get a picture of him as well. Because of our new interest in biking he and I have developed a closer bond with one another and I look forward to other bike rides together.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I am hooked on this song! I first heard it when I was getting a massage last month and it's been in repeat mode at work, home, and car. During the massage I was up in the clouds moving to this song and for the first time I finally saw the full spectrum of the chakra colors but the violet hues were all around me carrying and moving me in ways I had never experienced before. I didn't want to come back down from that --whatever that was!
Life lately, has been moving at the speed of sound. At work we are moving to our new building and since hurricane Ike, Houstonians have been on the move getting this and that done and cleaned up. I just bought a new bike and I love the way it moves me from here to there. During my meditations, I can't stop moving or at least my body is moving/vibrating to the chanting. A new season is upon us and yesterday afternoon after work, I was sitting in the backyard and watching all the moving. Leaves falling, squirrels moving their fall harvest from different spots, birds hurriedly flying south for the winter and butterflies moving from garden to garden for that last taste of sweet succulence. Here's to Mother Nature and her message to us that even though circumstances may be dire (economy) life is moving! So look up to the clouds and move to the dance of life.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Power was restored on Saturday morning just after 8:00. I wasn't home but my niece was and called to tell me the good news. I got home from work just after 3:00 and never realized how bright light can be especially when it's coming from your house! We take so much for granted! I celebrated the evening with Bacardi Limon on the rocks.
Last night was my first real night of sleep in about two weeks. The dark of night with its heat and humidity can make for many stressful, sleepless nights. It was heaven to wake up at 9:00 a.m and see my ceiling fan blowing, hear the AC cranking and the coffee brewing. Hallelujah indeed!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
2. No matter how many times you flick the switch, lights don't work without electricity. I finally stopped flipping light switches three days after the storm.
3. My car gets 23.21675 miles per gallon, EXACTLY (you can ask the people in line who helped me push it). Thank goodness, I had a full tank of gas and didn't have to resort to this.
4. Kids can survive 4 days or longer without a video game controller in their hand. Don't have any kids so not sure on this one but sure do miss the mouse on my computer!
5. Cats are even more irritating without power. No cats here, just my Chi and thankful for his company on these powerless nights.
6. He who has the biggest generator wins. Yep, this one is right on the money!
7. Be nice to your neighbors, you may need to borrow their utilities some day. Absolutely!
8. A new method of non-lethal torture- showers without hot water. Again, this one didn't apply to me.
9. There are a lot more stars in the sky than most people thought. Yes, there are! I just wish the mosquitos would go away so we could enjoy the views.
10. TV is an addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are painful. I can do without TV, but having to live without internet has been painful.
11. A 7 lb bag of ice will chill 6-12 oz Drinks to a drinkable temperature in 11 minutes, and still keep a 14 lb. turkey frozen for 8 more hours. No turkeys in my ice chest!
12. There are a lot of dang trees around here! Lots of trees sure got a wacking thanks to Mother Nature and the winds of Hurricane Ike.
13. Flood plain drawings on some mortgage documents were seriously wrong. Thankfully, this did not apply to me--this time BUT I am going to buy flood insurance very soon!
14. Aluminum siding, while aesthetically pleasing, is definitely not required. I'll hang onto my wood shingles for sure!
15. Crickets can increase their volume to overcome the sound of 14 generators. I wish I could hear the crickets....all I've heard is dogs barking incessantly!
16. People will get into a line that has already formed without having any idea what the line is for. Especially at Home Depot and Lowes!
17. When required, a Lincoln Continental will float, doesn't steer well but floats just the same.
18. Tele-marketers function no matter what the weather is doing. My phone didn't work for the longest time and so I missed on these guys!
19. Cell phones work when land lines are down, but only as long as the battery remains charged. Keeping mine charged was a challenge!
20. 27 of your neighbors are fed from a different transformer than you, and they are quick to point that out! Still waiting for any neighbor in my area to have power!
21. If my store sold only ice, chainsaws, gas and generators... I'd be rich. Need to add batteries to the list!
22. Price of a can of soup rises 200% in a storm. No soup here! Too darn hot!
23. Tree service companies are under appreciated. I wisely invested $$ months ago for tree service in my backyard!
24. I learned what happens when you make fun of another states' blackout.
25. MATH 101: 30 days in a month, minus 6 days without power equals 30% higher electric bill ? ???? Sad but true, this morning's paper stated that the power company will most likely raise prices to makeup for what they've lost!
26 Drywall is a compound word, take away the "dry" part and it's worthless.
27. I can walk a lot farther than I thought.
28. Vienna Sausage is only part of the major food groups during a Hurricane. NO VS for me!
29. According to the scale, calories consumed during a Hurricane do indeed count. For reals!
The above was sent to me via email! Yes, finally getting around to answering emails, flickring, and catching up on the happenings of the past week and a half. Day 11 and still no power. Thus, Lessons Learned from Hurricane Ike to be continued on Part 2.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Reply: I'd try to at least bring him in the garage if you can. Would you want to be tied to a tree during a hurricane?
As we prepare for hurricane Ike, all of us along the Gulf Coast wait in high anticipation--of the unknown. I'd by lying if I'd said I wasn't worried but trying to remain calm. Earlier today, I came across this and couldn't stop laughing!!! I can't believe someone actually would think of tieing up a dog up to a tree during a hurricane.
Chulo's crate is ready to go! In fact, I have two crates packed! I guess the above dog owner has never heard of a crate!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Mood: frustation (earlier in the day)
I needed a whole bottle tonight to take away my frustrations of the day...mainly from the idiot who hit my car today! It was nothing major-so far and thank goodness it was not my fault. Even more disheartening was that I had just left my massage therapists' office. So much for the wonderful day I was having. It's been one of those weeks! Very much looking forward to the holiday weekend but now another worry...another hurricane possibly heading our way! I think that calls for another trip to liquor store to stock up on more wine!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
9/23 – 10/22
You'll finally be able to get comfortable with the changes that have been going on
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Mood: Happy (home on the Tuesday afternoon thanks to Edouard).
Drinking: Tomato juice (my new fav bev...thought about adding vodka but didn't)
Here it is Tuesday afternoon and so far so good from the storm. I couldn't sleep last night in anticipation of what today might bring but thankfully just much needed rain and a chance to try and get caught up on some unpacking...just as soon as I get off this computer! Been blasting iTunes today and the beautiful Flamenco Sketches by Miles Davis was playing previously. The man was a master!
The dog days of summer are upon us with August here. The heat and humidity have been oppressive but we're getting a nice reprieve today thanks to the storm.
Ok, time to light some more candles, turn off the 'puter off, pump up the volume, brew some afternoon tea and get on a tear of cleaning out some of this clutter in my computer room. Hopefully the rain will let up a bit this eve as I'd like to take a quick walk around the neighborhood.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Noise I can live without,
...the humming of an air conditioner.
...wheels screetching as the car cuts in front of you
...cicaddas--their just too dang loud!
...someone smacking and popping gum! Happens much too often in my office.
...blaring cell phones and people's conversations on them.
...flip flops! Pick up your feet people!
...automated phone service and their stupid messages.
Noise that I can never get enough of
...wind blowing but ever so gently--especially a north wind bringing cooler air.
...Rain! Nothing like a little rain shower and something we've not seen enough these days.
...the clicking of a camera.
...music-I have to have my daily dose of music by Ottmar Liebert!
...voices of friends and loved ones--both near and distant.
...my bike as I'm peddling. I'd like to hear the sound of a newer bike-someday!
...Chulo as he's chasing a squirrel and barking. I know-poor squirrels but it is funny to hear and see.
...a crackling fire.
...the sound of pecans breaking open.
...fireworks. They still make me teary eyed!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
It all began with John Paul II’s love for young people. On Palm Sunday of 1984, the Pope convoked the youth of Rome to celebrate with him the Holy Year of Redemption: their answer was enthusiastic and surpassed all expectations. There were over 250,000 youth from around the world attending this event.
I was a Youth Counselor then and one of the group leaders on the trip to Rome and Denver. Each event included 7 days of activities for the attendees. It was something to experience and behold.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
1. Anything by Ottmar Liebert but probably Opium and The Scent of Light
2. Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
3. Stephen Duros-Thira
4. Mana-Suenos Liquidos
5. Santana's Greatest Hits
6. Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Time*Sex*Love
7. George Strait- Somewhere Down in Texas
8. Tish Hinojosa- Frontejas
9. Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run
10. U2- 18 Singles
There would be others but I these would be my top 10. So go on and take it to the limit. Happy Summer Solstice!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
She's sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee.
Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box.
Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week.
Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.
And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.
Keep reading-they get better!!!
'Cash, check or charge?' I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.
As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
'So, do you always carry your TV remote?' I asked.
'No,' she replied, 'but my husband refused to come shopping with me,
and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.'
WIFE VS. HUSBAND
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word.
An earlier discussion had led to an argument and
neither of them wanted to concede their position.
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs,
the husband asked sarcastically, 'Relatives of yours?'
'Yep,' the wife replied, 'in-laws.'
A man said to his wife one day, 'I don't know how you can be
so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.
'The wife responded, 'Allow me to explain.
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me;
God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!
God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Phrase of the day:
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
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Thursday, May 01, 2008
After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following: We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They usedto live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Florida .
Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They
ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags because they don't know who
they are anymore. They go to a building called a wreck center, but they must have got it fixed
because it is all okay now, they do exercises there, but they don't do them
very well. There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with hats on. At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches
all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in
their golf carts. Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat the same
thing every night --- early birds. Some of the people can't get out past the man
in the doll house. The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked
center for pot luck. My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too. When I earn my
retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will let people out,
so they can visit their grandchildren. .....
Friday, April 25, 2008
This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it everyday. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.
1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
7. You are special and unique.
8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.
11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
And always remember....when life hands you Lemons, ask for tequila and salt, and call me over! ;-)
....actually with lemons I prefer Vodka for lemon drop shots!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
4/24/08 Update: The word balance has creeped into the word of the day again as I read an excerpt from Daily Om... As we build a relationship with our power, and follow it, we begin to see that we don’t always have to do what we’re being asked to do by others, and we don’t have to jump on every trend. All we have to do is have the confidence to listen to our own voice and let it guide us as we make our own decisions in life and remember the necessity for balance.
I believe that light I saw on Tuesday was my inner power intertwined with a higher power lifting me out of my body for but a moment. It served as a guide to nurture my soul towards my renewed path of balance that is lacking and surely needed in the coming days and months ahead.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
After having been in the house for more than two weeks, I realize that it's going to take me longer than I anticipated to get settlled in. My kitchen is about 85% done. Just need to get a few things taken care of such as a breakfast bar in which to have something to eat off of till I get a dining table.
Occasionally, I still confused and will walk into the bathroom thinking that I'm walking into the kitchen. Just last night Chulo did the same thing! Yes, he's still confused as are the parakeets. I've yet to set up any of the TV's which is relatively un-important since I didn't transfer the cable over to the new place. However, my niece and I decided that one night a week would be a "movie night". Instead of purchasing DVD's we'll be heading to the local library. Tonight, I hope to get the bike out and take a ride around my new neighborhood and wave to the neighbors! :-)
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
It happened! I signed on Friday and will be moving today! It's very early in the morning and I am tired and sleep will be a luxury as the movers (my brother & family) will be here around 9:00 a.m. Thus, I'll be out of commission for a few days. My thanks to my parents who helped make my dream a reality. We both shed some tears yesterday when I came home with the keys. BTW, poor Chulo is freaking out from all this packing as he's thinking I am leaving him. I finally pulled out his lil red bag and he was so happy. He's figured out that he's coming as well! ;-)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Did you know that Dan played all the instruments on the 2003 CD "Full Circle"?"Wait," you say, "I have that CD and there's a list of musicians".The musicians:Roland Laboite - drums, percussionDonny Trout - bassSven Birkebeiner - keyboards,Lee Mealone - congas, percussion
Take a moment, can you figure any of them out on your own?
Roland Laboite - drums, percussion*The drum machine (also known as a "drum box", or "beat box") Dan programmed for the CD was made by Roland Corporation.
Laboite is French for "box".
Donny Trout - bass*Trout.
Bass.Sven Birkebeiner - keyboards*Skiers call their skis "boards". The Birkebeiner is a Nordic cross country ski race honoring a historic Norwegian event. In 1206, two warrior soldiers, called "Birkebeiners" because of the birch-bark leggings they wore, skied infant Prince Haakon to safety during the Norwegian civil war. Prince Haakon subsequently became King of Norway, and the Birkebeiner soldiers became a Norwegian symbol of courage, perseverance and character in the face of adversity.
Lee Mealone - congas, percussion* Le' me alone, ay....
I just love this man's music. Still feeling his loss but his music will live on. I don't own this CD but I plan on getting it soon from Amazon as all proceeds will go to the foundation that was created in Dan's name. Thanks to his wife Jean for sharing Dan's joke.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
We grow like roses on the vine
We wear our hearts on our sleeves
You probably know a girl like me.
We live alone and in our heads
We eat standing up or in our beds
Guilt and fear merge easily
In the quiet souls of girls like me
And loneliness is like a cold,
Common and no cure we’re told
We take to bed per chance to dream
In the blue light of the TV screen.
Girls like me like summer light
And cold beer on a summer night
And boys who aren’t afraid of what they see
Inside the eyes of girls like me
And hopefulness is like a drug
It makes a girl believe in love
And if somehow you love us back
We think there’s something wrong with that
Girls like me aren’t hard to trust
Your deepest secret’s safe with us
And when it’s time to set you free
You can always count on girls like me
It’s good to know a girl like me
You used to love a girl like me
Words by Mary Chapin-Carpenter
Friday, March 07, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!
So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs.
She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.
"That's nice," she thinks, "but I want more."
So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.
"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.
"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store!
To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.
The first floor has wives that love sex.
The second floor has wives that love sex and have money and like beer.
The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited!!!