Wednesday, May 28, 2008

For Better of Worse!

You have two choices in life:

You can stay single and be miserable,

or get married and wish you were dead.


At a cocktail party, one woman said to another,

'Aren't you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?

''Yes, I am. I married the wrong man.'

A lady inserted an ad in the classifieds: 'Husband Wanted'.
Next day she received a hundred letters.
They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'
When a woman steals your husband,
there is no better revenge than to let her keep him.
A woman is incomplete until she is married.
Then she is finished .
A little boy asked his father,
'Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?
'Father replied, 'I don't know son, I'm still paying.'
Then there was a woman who said,
'I never knew what real happiness was until I got married,
by then, it was too late.
Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
If you want your spouse to listen
and pay strict attention to every word you say --
talk in your sleep.
Just think, if it weren't for marriage,
men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all.
First guy says, 'My wife's an angel!'
Second guy remarks, 'You're lucky, mine's still alive.'
'A Woman's Prayer:
Dear Lord, I pray for: Wisdom to understand a man,
to Love and to forgive him, and for Patience for his moods.
Lord, if I pray for Strength I'll just beat him to death'
Husband and wife are waiting at the bus stop with their nine children. A blind man joins them after a few minutes. When the bus arrives, they find it overloaded and only the wife and the nine kids are able to fit onto the bus. So the husband and the blind man decide to walk. After a while, the husband gets irritated by the ticking of the stick of the blind man as he taps it on the sidewalk, and says to him, 'Why don't you put a piece of rubber at the end of your stick? That ticking sound is driving me crazy.' The blind man replies, 'If you had put a rubber at the end of YOUR stick, we'd be riding the bus, so shut the hell up.'

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Eau de Nil

Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz
Water of the Nile was the inspiration for the this beautiful table created by Dan Axton. The flooring was salvaged and the shower door was recycled. This was the first creation by Dan and he plans to design additional tables to be sold, and yes he is taking requests. As you can see this is a one of a kind, unique design. The wood was salvaged by hand, piece by piece from an old farm house in an East Houston neighborhood now known as Pecan Park. This wood is old "Heart Pine", which can no longer be found naturally unless salvaged or bought (expensive). The Golden Mean/Ratio of 61.8% was measured precisely in the height and width with exact measurements of 1.68%. Additional photos can be found here. Btw, Happy Birthday to my mom!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy 56!

Archived George
Originally uploaded by mRio
Happy 56th Birthday George! George Strait is one of my favorite famous George's from Texas. Don't get me started on the other famous two! Strait is the King of Swing in Country Music and is cowboy cool! He just topped the charts with his 56th number one hit, "I Saw God Today". Years ago I used to work a part-time job at the old Astrodome and that's how I got hooked on Strait's music. I've been a fan ever since. 56 never looked so good! ;-) Thanks to Mario for wonderful photo and memory of George when we went to rodeo last year.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Alice in Wonderland

Originally uploaded by :Eureka:
Bravo Erika for such a nice photo and the fantasy! Sometimes, I do feel like Alice in Wonderland when I pull up to the house. It's the little things that make it special, like fresh cut grass, cutting a magnolia flower from my tree and taking it to the office. The morning sunlight in my room--especially on a Saturday when I don't have to rush off somewhere. The lovely walks around the neighborhood and the enchanting bike rides making new discoveries on every turn of another street. Though, I"ve only been here just under two months in some ways it feels longer. Sometimes, I pinch myself just to make sure I'm not dreaming! Although at times the nightmares can be scary like last week with the work in the attic which is still a work in progress and I have to remember to be patient, sit back and enjoy! Even the unwanted little bumps and bruises. Yes, I have been given much and I am so grateful! Alice does live here!

Thursday, May 01, 2008


...from an email I received... and this was actually reported by a teacher

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. .....