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College Study - The Kind Of Face A Woman Finds Attractive - Sent in by Chat Room Friend "Tamashii"

UCLA STUDY (VERY INTERESTING & SHORT)  

A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle. For example: If she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features. However, if she is menstruating or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth with a spear lodged in his chest and his hair is on fire.  

No further studies are expected.

HOW TO BE A GRACIOUS EX-WIFE, from Facilitator "Cindy"

Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement - not even her parent's nasty divorce.

  

Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear, and would be the best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!

  

A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new, young wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother!

  

Jennifer asked her father's new young wife to exchange it, but she refused. “Absolutely not! I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing it!”' she replied.

  Woman wedding dress

Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, “Never mind sweetheart. I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day.”

  

A few days later, they went shopping, and did find another gorgeous dress for her mother.

  

When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, ''Aren't you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it."

  

Her mother just smiled and replied, “Of course I do, dear.....I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.”

Men! Geesh!

This is a story which is perfectly logical to all males:

A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one
carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6."

A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.

The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?"

He replied, "They had eggs."

Sent in by Chat Room Friend "Pam"

I've seen two shows lately that went on and on about how mid-life is a great time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be....Puhleeeeeeeze! I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with you. Whether you are pushing 40, 50, 60, 70 (or maybe even just pushing your luck), you'll probably relate.

Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down.

This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache.  
In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wing spans.

We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag.

Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you can see your rear without turning around.

Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless.  

Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube top and scream, "Listen honey, even the Roman empire fell and those will too".

Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we're sitting on our biggest ones.  

Mid-life is when you look at your know-it-all, beeper-wearing teenager and think: "For this I have stretch marks?"  

In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can retain is water.  

Mid-life means that your Body By Jake now includes Legs By Rand McNally -- more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of  Wisconsin.  

Mid-life means that you become more reflective . . You start pondering the "big" questions.

What is life?

Why am I here?

How much Healthy Choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice?  

But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is important. We realize that breasts sag, hips expand and chins double, but our loved ones make the journey worthwhile. Would any of you trade the knowledge that you have now, for the body you had way back when? Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold all the wisdom and love we've acquired.

That's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it!
-Author Unknown

"Cup of Tea" Sent in by Facilitator "Cricket"

"Cup of Tea" (Author Unknown)

One day my Mother was out and my Dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2-1/2 years old. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a gift and it was one of my favorite play things.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of 'tea', which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!' My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I came down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watched him drink it up.

Then she said, (as only a mother would know...):

"Did it   occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?"

Sent in by Chat Room Friend "Vsingh"

Midlife Crisis
After being married  for 44 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, 'Honey, 44 years ago we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black  and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 24-year-old girl.    Now I have a $500,000  home, a $45,000 car, nice big bed and plasma screen TV, but  I'm sleeping with a 68-year-old woman. It seems to me that you're not holding up your side of  things.'  
My wife is a very  reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 24-year-old girl, and she would make sure that I would once  again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car,  sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and  white TV.  Aren't older    women great? They really know how to solve a mid-life  crisis!

Kids know what they're talking about. Sent in by Facilitator, "NoWorries"

1) NUDITY
I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!'  

2) OPINIONS  

On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.'

3) KETCHUP

A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. 'Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle.'

4) MORE NUDITY


A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'

5) POLICE # 1

While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, 'Are you a cop? Yes,' I answered and continued writing the report. My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?' 'Yes, that's right,' I told her. 'Well, then,' she said as she extended her foot toward me, 'would you please tie my shoe?'

6) POLICE # 2

It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me. 'Is that a dog you got back there?' he asked.
'It sure is,' I replied. Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, 'What'd he do?'

7) ELDERLY

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'

8) DRESS-UP

A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, 'Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit.' 'And why not, darling?' 'You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning.'

9) DEATH
  
While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: 'Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes.'  

10) SCHOOL

A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!'

11) BIBLE

A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible.. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. 'Mama, look what I found, ' the boy called out. 'What have you got there, dear?'
With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, 'I think it's Adam's underwear!'

Six Again

A man asked his wife what she'd like for her birthday. "I'd love to be six again," she replied.

  

On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear - everything there was! Wow!

Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park, her head reeling and her stomach upside down.

  

Right to a McDonald's they went, where her husband ordered her a Happy Meal along with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake.

  

Then it was off to a movie - the latest Star Wars epic, and hot dogs, popcorn, Pepsi Cola and M&Ms. What a fabulous adventure!

  

Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed. He leaned over and lovingly asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being six again?"

  

One eye slowly opened, and then the wife said, "You idiot, I meant my dress size!

  

The moral of this story: Even when the man is listening, he's still gonna get it wrong.

Nothing Fancy

A couple walks into a dentist's office and the husband is in a hurry to get the procedure over with. "Doc," he says, "Nothing fancy. No needles.  No gas. Let's pull this tooth and get it done quick."

The dentist is surprised by the man's stoic approach. "I wish all my patients had your courage. Now, which tooth is it?"

The husband turns to his wife and says, "Show him your tooth, honey."