Thursday, July 02, 2009

Strange Things

Alexis and I walked from our hotel in Orlando over to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum while we were at the RT convention in April, and we got some interesting photos of the building from the outside. I'd been thinking of this earlier when Gretchen sent me a link to the Ripley's wedding dresses - made from toilet paper.

Little guy in the water has nothing to do with this conversation - I just liked him. I'll try to find my photos of Ripley's building and post them later.

Anyway, I couldn't imagine making a dress of any sorts out of toilet paper, much less a wedding gown, but I applaud the creativity it took for these ladies to make those dresses. Thanks, Gretchen. :)

And before I leave, a joke Heather sent me - LOVED IT!!!

CURTAIN RODS --- Should they stay?

On the first day, she sadly packed her belongings into boxes, crates and

On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.
On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful
dining-room table, by candle-light; she put on some soft background
music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar,and a bottle of
When she'd finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a
few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar into the hollow centre of the
curtain rods.
She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

On the fourth day, the husband came back with his new girlfriend, and at first it all was bliss.
Then, slowly, the house began to smell.
They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place.

Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned.

Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to
set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a
few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool
carpeting. Nothing worked!
People stopped coming over to visit.

Repairmen refused to work in the house. The maid quit.
Finally, they couldn't take the stench any longer, and decided they had
to move, but a month later - even though they'd cut their price in half
- they couldn't find a buyer for such a stinky house.
Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return
their calls.
Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a
huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.
Then the ex-wife called the man and asked how things were going. He told
her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely and said that
she missed her old home terribly and would be willing to reduce her
divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.
Knowing she could have no idea how bad the smell really was, he agreed
on a price that was only 1/10 th of what the house had been worth ...
but only if she would sign the papers that very day.
She agreed, and within two hours his lawyers delivered the completed

A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched
the moving company pack everything to take to their new home ......
.... and to spite the ex-wife, they even took the the curtain rods!



At 2:17 PM, Blogger Denise Patrick said...

I loved that joke. I've seen it before, but I still ROFL every time I read it. Thanks for the laugh - and thanks for the comment about my cover. I actually have a blurb now, but for some reason I haven't been able to sign into my blog to post it. Oh, well, one of these days it will be up.

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

will be looking for the blurb :)

At 11:39 PM, Blogger Denise Patrick said...

It's finally up now. Hope you had a great 4th.


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