picking a husband
"Picking a husband is like buying a hat; if their friends don't like it, they take it back and get another one."
"I found this interesting - not because I think picking a husband is like picking a job. But because I do think marriage is a decision based on commitments and investment, not romance and my foot popping up into the air when we kiss."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.