November 1st, 2007


Humor - Giving up Wine

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly
dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a
couple of dollars for dinner.

I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, "If I give you
this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?"

"No, I had to stop drinking years ago", the homeless woman told me.

"Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" I asked.

"No, I don't waste time shopping," the homeless woman said.
"I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?" I asked.

"Are you NUTS !" replied the homeless woman. " I haven't had my hair

done in 20 years!"

"Well," I said, "I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going

to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight."

The homeless woman was shocked. "Won't your husband be furious

with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty


I said, "That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine."
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NaNoWriMo 2007, Day #1

Writing: 687 words--but they're good words, I think. I am not shooting for 1700 words a night, this year.

I don't have a good title for my story yet. Its working title is Lenoir, after its main character, Paul Lenoir.

Yes, it is that Paul, actually. He seemed to fit the story. I'll post it into my musevoices journal tomorrow, I hope. Anyone who would like to follow the first draft who isn't already friended to that journal, please let me know, and I'll friend you.

In other news--My laptop arrived! *does the Snoopy dance*
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    Cello theme from 'Angel'