My first submission was sent to me by my good friend and mentor, Warrior Wanda. Moral of the story, girls -- you have a choice about giving up your power...
upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess
happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of
an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.
frog hopped into the Princess' lap and said “Elegant Lady, I was once a
handsome Prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.
One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young
Prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and setup housekeeping in yon
castle with my
Mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my
children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.”
night, on a repast of lightly sautéed frogs legs seasoned in a white wine and
onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself and thought:
I don't freaking think so.
Not sure who sent this one to me, but I does let you know that things could always be worse...
Another way to keep our lives in perspective.
oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the
most expensively saved animals were released back into the wild
amid cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full
view, they were both eaten by a killer whale.
2. A psychology student in New York rented out her spare room to a
carpenter in order to nag him constantly and study his reactions.
After weeks of needling, he snapped and beat her repeatedly with
an ax leaving her mentally retarded.
3. In 1992, Frank Perkins of Los Angeles made an attempt on the world
flagpole-sitting record. Suffering from the flu he came down eight
hours short of the 400 day record, his sponsor had gone bust, his girlfriend
had left him and his phone and electricity had been cut off.
4. A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen, shaking
frantically with what looked like a wire running from his waist
towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly
current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood by the back door,
breaking his arm in two places. Until that moment he had been
happily listening to his Walkman.
5. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of
sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs,
all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and
stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.
6. Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a
letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. Forgetting
it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.
There now! Your day's not so bad, is it?
Those of you that know me, know that I do have a true love for the beauty of the English language. And often I see that beauty realized most touchingly in the form of prayer. A friend and minister sent me an e-mail a few years ago with the following prayer, which I saved, and which I lovingly pray for all of you.
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