gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 10/5/03 - 10/12/03

Thoughts From A Diva

Random images and thoughts from a misplaced Minnesota Diva trying to survive in Wisconsin.

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Saturday Night

So, I spent today looking at skimpy lingerie and love toys. What an awesome day!

Tonight, we are going bowling. Monte Carlo night. Also called Moonlight Bowling. You can win money if you get the right pins and make a strike. It's a lot of fun.

Anyway, gotta get going. Hope everyone has a great Saturday night.


This is what I am doing today.

Friday, October 10, 2003

ABC Quiz

I snagged this from Acidman.

C-CHORE YOU HATE: Cleaning the cat box
F-FAVE ACTRESS: Sandra Bullock
H-HOMETOWN: Albany, Oregon
I-INSTRUMENTS YOU PLAY: Guitar, piano, saxophone
J-JOB TITLE: Order Processing
K-KIDS: Four. 2 boys, 2 girls
P-PHOBIA: Heights scare the shit out of me because I suffer severe vertigo.
Q-QUOTE YOU LIKE: I believe in the Church of Baseball
S-SIBLINGS: 2 sisters, 1 brother
T-TIME YOU WAKE UP: As late as possible without being late.
U-UNIQUE HABIT: Dyeing my hair different colors
W-WORST HABIT: Stress eating
X-X-RAYS YOU'VE HAD: Too many to count.
Y-YUMMY FOOD YOU MAKE: I don't cook.

Out of Hand

This story makes you think.

What's next? No cheerleaders because they "distract" from the game? What a bunch of hogwash!

I can remember painting our hair, faces, bodies, clothes, etc in team colors.


Windows Desktop

Wanna see what's on my desktop?

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Does anyone remember Demolition Man?

They talked about the "Arnold Schwarzenegger Presidential Museum".

Is that life imitating art or what?


I see I have had several visitors from Australia. I'm not sure how they are finding this sight from Google - but WELCOME!

My goal is to someday go to Australia. I have always wanted to visit there.

So, please, someone tell me how you are finding my site from Australia?

Thursday, October 09, 2003


Tonight we are having Papa Murphy's Pizza for supper. That is THE best pizza in the world!

Most times I order 2 family size pizzas: 1 Papa-roni and 1 Hawaiian.

I have seen my 16 year old son eat an entire large pizza by himself. Amazing sight.

When my brother (yeah, I know, I talk about him a lot!) was about 14, he and his best friend went to the local pizza place and bought 2 X-Large pizzas. Then they went and bought 44 oz. sodas.

They sat and ate all of that in ONE SITTING!!!

I couldn't believe they didn't puke.

I don't think I will try that tonight.

New York

I used to live on Long Island. We lived in a town called Mineola.

Of course, that was almost twenty years ago, but I had a lot of fun when I lived there.

I worked as a telephone operator for American Express. For New Year's Eve that year, I worked all night and celebrated New Years like 6 times. Got blasted while at work. The supervisor brought in champagne and we drank toasts every hour on the hour.

That morning, we all went out to breakfast at a local diner. Great food.

The food at a New York diner or a New York deli is better than any other place on earth. The deli sandwiches are just scrumptious and the diners feed you heaps of food.

We went to a local diner for Thanksgiving that year. We were almost the only people in there and we had a family style meal. I think I rolled out of there.

Food is about the only thing I miss from New York. Except for maybe going down Fifth Avenue on Christmas to see the lights and the store fronts. If you ever go to New York, go at Christmas. It is beautiful.

My one regret from living in New York? I never got to go to the horse races in Brooklyn.


I have just found out that my great-great-grandfather rode with Quantrill's Raiders. It appears my great-great uncle may have also ridden with them.

My parents have gone on to Missourri to see if they can locate some information on these men. I know I also had a relative that was the mayor of Dodge City, Kansas, at some point.

My great-great-grandmother was named Lucy Belle and she was a madam at a house in Dodge City.

Pretty amazing stuff. I am goping to try and continute to track down some more info on all these people.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Ain't Done It! has reminded me of a great writer.

I loved Lewis Grizzard. The man was hysterical. I read every book he ever wrote.

He had that great Southern humor. If you ever want to laugh out loud, just read one of his books!

I Can't Drive 55.

Drama Queen has been talking about speeding tickets.

I have only had 2 tickets in my life. I pray I will never get another.

I used to have a 1994 Toyota Paseo. It had 59 miles on it when I bought it. It was bright red.

Early one morning, I was on I-84 between Baker, OR, and Ontario, OR. I had 5 people in my little car. And a trunk full of luggage. It was about 5am and there was no one on the road.

All of a sudden, this beatiful, fully restored Roadrunner showed up. He was flying!

I was bored (and the only one still awake). So I decided to keep up with him. We raced down that road. I had my speedometer buried. It only went to about 110.

When we stopped about 15 minutes later at the local truck stop, i asked the guy how fast we were going. He said his speedometer read 140.

Damn! I have never gone that fast since. Maybe someday. But only on a track.

I didn't get a ticket for that. I got one on that same stretch of road for doing 82 in a 65.

Then I got one in Wyoming for doing 84 in a 65. Guess I'm lucky I didn't get a reckless driving charge!

I still like to drive fast, but I try not to. Thank goodness for cruise control!

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Unusual Call By Ref

iWon - Sports News: "The league confirmed Tuesday what referee Johnnie Grier said after the game: The rules ban running forward, leaping and falling on a player, as Rice did.

Rule 12, section three, article two calls for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a player 'clearly running forward and leaping in an obvious attempt to block a field goal or try-kick after touchdown and landing on players unless the leaping player was originally lined up within one yard of the line of scrimmage when the ball was snapped.' "

I have never seen this call made. I asked my dad about it. He knew of the rule, but had never seen it called either.

Lucky SOB's. Actually, I don't care how they won. I'm just glad Tampa Bay lost.


When I was 18, I lived in a five bedroom house with 7 guys. One of whom was my brother K.

I felt like a sister to all those guys. They were my buds and would always watch out for me. (I got really sick one time and they had to take me to the hospital. I've never seen a bunch of guys stand outside an emergency room and look so concerned in my lfe!)

Anyway, they decided to start a band and move to California. My brother moved out and moved back in with his wife T.

So now I ws living in that big old house by myself.

I worked as a disc jockey at the local radio station. I worked the graveyard shift and usually got home about 5:30 or 6:00 in the morning.

One morning, I got home and found the back door to my house wide open. I immediately went next door and called the cops. They checked the place out and found no one in the house.

I went in and looked around. I didn't have much in the way of belongings, but there were a few items missing.

I was too afraid to stay there alone after that. My brother and his wife had split again, so i moved in with T and helped her take care of my nephews.

The cops found my stuff a week or so later. It seems a 13 year old boy and a 14 year old boy had broken into my place. Then they had broken into the neighbor's place and stolen their car! The neighbors were on vacation, so they did not know anything had happened until they got home.

They wrecked the car. That was how they got caught.

I have never been robbed since. But I will never forget the feeling I felt that morning when I walked into my house and saw that door open. Absolutely terrified. Creeped out. Scared shitless.

Road Rage

Beer Mary summarizes my feelings perfectly.

Extreme Pumpkins

This is the kind of pumpkin I want for Halloween.

Columbus Day 1962 Storm

When I was in junior high school, our scienceteacher took us on a field trip to see the regrowth from this storm.

That was a sight I will never forget. Even 25 years later.

Mother Nature was very angry that day. I hope I never see her that angry.

Monday, October 06, 2003


I received an e-mail from a friend today:

Does anyone know how to get the smell of onion and garlic off of your hands? I have been washing them repeatedly since yesterday when I made spagetti and used fresh garlic and onions in the meat sauce. Before anyone suggests lemon juice, I am allergic to lemons so the cure would definitely be worse than the smell.

Can anyone help?

Comments (Pt 2)

Okay, I finally got my comments back. I had to regenerate a couple lines of code, but I got it.

Thank goodness! I hated being without comments!

Now you people better leave some good ones! I'm starting to feel lonely!

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Sorry, Acidman

Minnesota 39, Atlanta 26

Ooh-rah!! I love that Mike Tice!!


I have done some work on my blog and now my comments have disappeared.

Please be patient as I work on this problem.

Thank you.

In the meantine, you can always send me an e-mail using the link on the right side of the page.

For Mel

1. Coat::Paint
2. Allowance::Money
3. Mist::Ireland
4. Disorder::Dyslexia
5. Scheme::Plan
6. Dick::Asshole
7. Homework::Yuk
8. Milton::Poet
9. Shampoo::Movie
10. Z::Zorro