Friday, September 19, 2008

What Gulf Coast Women Learned from Ike

This appeared in the Houston Chronicle today. It was entitled Fumbling in the Dark, We've Learned. I picked a few funny ones that apply to women and renamed it What Gulf Coast Women Learn from Ike.

* Manicures are a sign of civilization
* Coffee is possible without Starbucks
* That neighbor who knows how to use a chainsaw
is your new best friend.
* Hair can dry without a blowdryer, but it may not
look the way you planned.
* What looks acceptable by candlelight in your bathroom
will scare you when you look at yourself in the mirror at the
* Baseball caps go with any post-hurricane ensemble.
* You can't train yourself not to flip on light switches
when entering a room.
* You have neighbors.
* Garage doors aren't magic.
* The storm treasures your kids are finding
really belong to your neighbors.
* It's easier to ignore a dirty floor when you can't see it.


Corgidogmama~ said...

This...was a very clever post! I really enjoyed it! It's great that you can keep your sense of humor as Mama Nature wreaked havor with your life!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I agree with Corgidogmama. It's great that you can keep your sense of humor. I particularly like the imagine of kids finding things that belong to the neighbors!

Melissa B. said...

Amen, sister! I keep trying to tell my daughters that manicures aren't their God-Given Right, but they haven't caught on yet...On a completely different note, please drop by my place today--we're featuring our regular Silly Sunday Sweepstakes. There are no winners, but it's a whole lotta fun!

Veggie Mom said...

Yeah, I'm all about hiding the dirt! But if it's half a foot of mud, I guess that would be rather difficult, wouldn't it? BTW, got a Great New Giveaway going on over at my place, to commemorate my 100th post--please stop by!

HOPE said...

Hi Joy...I'm visiting from Lorie's blog. I saw your Schnauzer photo and had to take a peek at your blog.

I am a Schnauzer owner too...My Heidi passed away last Jan. and Gus my current was suppose to be a mini but turned out to be a Standard! He is a fantastic "furry friend" as was Heidi.

I recommend Schnauzers to everyone. Such loyal sweet pets.

I liked this post and the note about the "treasures your kids find...are the neighbors" LOL

I have a post about Gus on my blog This is the day. Take a peek when you can at a handsome fella!

God bless..