gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 11/16/03 - 11/23/03

Thoughts From A Diva

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

Saturday, November 22, 2003


Jack had this commment about my Friday Five answer:

While I've aways enjoyed reading Heinlein and his ideas of open relationships and group marriages, I know in my heart I'm too possessive to share the woman I love. I don't know if that's good or bad...

It's good he knows that. And it is neither good nor bad. Some people can handle it and some can't. It's all a matter of perspective and emotion.

When I say I don't want to be monogomous, I don't mean that I don't want a steady love in my life. It means I want to be able to go out and enjoy my life without destroying the person I am with.

Fortunately, I have a man like that. The thing that keeps me from doing as I want is my kids. I won't bring others home while my kids are at home.

I was married at one time to a man that introduced me to the "swinger's life". We would go to a bar in Reno and enjoy life.

He was jealous, though. It drove him nuts if I even thought about going home with someone else. We didn't swing for long. He wanted to have multiple relationships, but didn't want me to have anyone but him.

That's not why the marriage ended. That is a whole other story.

With the man I am with now, there is no jealousy there. He will say that he is headed for the bar or club or wherever. My reply is "See ya".

I've seen other wives/girlfriends get all bent out of shape because their other half is going out without them. Why shouldn't he go out and have fun? I don't like bars and clubs that are loud.

His friend J freaked the other night. P came home and told me that he had met a woman that wanted to take him home. I said "And you didn't go?" I thought J was going to fall over.

I have total trust and faith in P. He won't leave me. IKf he does, then he does. I will survive.

I have a friend that cannot go anywhere without her b/f. And I mean ANYWHERE! He has to go with her to the grocery store and vice versa. They do not trust each other at all.

How can people live like that?

Friday, November 21, 2003


Oh yeah, I got vinyls .

I've got a turntable, too.

Just recently I listened to The Eagles - The Long Run. And Peter Frampton's I'm In You and Winds of Change.

I also have a great Marshall Tucker Band album.

Music just doesn't sound the same on any other media. Yes, cd's are very clear and digital MP3's are great, but I love the sound of Janis Joplin singing about Bobbie McGee on vinyl.

Her voice just doesn't sound right on a cd.

Friday Five

Gut Rumbles: friday five

1) Have you ever done anything in your life that you REALLY wished you could take back? If so, what was it?

No. To regret something is to regret where and who you are right now.

2) Have you ever been in a situation where you had to choose between your principles and your income? How did you handle that decision?

Yes. I walked away from the job. I left a job that I absolutely loved and I still have dreams about. I miss it greatly, but I would make the same decision again and again.

3) Did you ever do something knowing full well at the time that it was wrong? If so, why did you do it?

Depends on what you mean by wrong. Legally wrong. Several times. Just because I wanted to. Morally wrong? Not by my morals.

4) Name a movie that made you cry (and if you say "I never cried over a movie, you should be dragged off and shot, you heartless shit!)

Lilo & Stitch makes me cry every time.

5) Name three things in your life that you feel OBLIGATED to do that you WOULD NOT DO if you didn't feel that sense of obligation.

1. Grocery shopping. I would eat out every night if I didn't have to feed kids.
2. Live in the same place for more than a few months at a time. I would like to be traveling constantly.
3. Be monogamous. I would not be with just one person if I could get away with it.

Woman Too Busy too Shop

This would never happen to me.

I love to shop. I never have money to shop, but I love to shop.

And why would you even enter a contest if you didn't want to win it?

It would be a dream come true for many: a prize of 6,000 euros ($7,118) to spend on a three-hour shopping spree.

But one Spanish woman turned down just that on Friday, saying she was too busy.

Excuse me??? You can just hand that prize over to me, thank you.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Micheal Jackson

Rob says it best.

Military Moms

I was a military mom. I got out when i found out I was pregnant with my second child. Went into the reserves.

Rob has a post about a military mom that has 7 kids.

A week or so ago, my son and I went to talk to the Navy recruiter. While we were talking, he stated that the Navy requires single moms to release custody of their children for the time they are in the Navy.

I don't know if I agree with that policy. But I sure understand it. Just for the reasons stated by Rob.

If a war had started while I was in the military, I wouldn't have know what to do with my kids. While I was in the reserve, my aunt had temporary custody of my kids when I went overseas.

When soldiers/sailors go to war, they need to have nothing on their monds except survival. Not wondering where their kids are and if they are safe.


They are talking about pardoning Billy The Kid?

This is a man who killed 20 people before the age of 21.

And they want to pardon him? I don't care that it is post-mortem. Does that mean in 100 years, some idiot will want to pardon Jeffrey Dahlmer???

I admit he was a legend of the Old West. He was a very important part of the Lincoln County Wars. But how can anyone even think of pardoning a killer?

I just don't get it!

Crank: The Working Man’s Drug

This is one of the best articles I have ever read on this subject.

I think it describes crank very well.

There are days I crave it. Then there are days i can't believe I ever did it.

I have no clue if I will ever do it again. I can't say never because there might come a time that someone lines one up for me and I won't be able to say no. But as long as there is no one to offer, there is no reason to accept.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Victoria's Secret (Pt. 2)

Okay, how many men are out there wacking off to this show?


We have four cats in our house. 3 males, one female.

Our oldest cat is Spike. Better known as Fat Cat. He is black with white spots on his chest and by his nads. He is very laid-back and is a total wuss. I think that cat is afraid of his own shadow. We have had him for a few years. A friend gave him to us as a kitten.

The second-in-command is Snotface. He is white with a black cap over his ears. He has a black spot on his back and a black tail. He is a bird-catcher. He loves wild bords. They are his favorite food. Every time we let him out, he catches another bird. Sometimes he catches bunnies, but mostly birds. Swallows, robins, cardinals, you name it - he catches it.

Snotface's mother was a beautiful calico that we lost one winter. She and a whole batch of kittens. We think the hawks got them. Snotface is all we have left from her first litter.

The other two cats belong to the girl renting our basement.

She has Casey who is an older calico. We think she is about 9. That cat is a true bitch. She hisses and everything and everyone. Drives me nuts.

The other cat is tiger. He is an orange tabby. He is a young cat and is a lot of fun. We play with him almost every night. He chases a feather tied to the end of a string. I've seen him make leaps 3-4 feet high. Pretty amazing.

No dogs in my house. We live in town and I don't believe dogs belong in the house or the town. If we someday move out in the country, we might get a lab, but don't count on it.


I love Sting's voice.

There are a few singers out there that I truly enjoy listening to. He is one of them.

Another one is the lead singer from Matchbox 20. Rob something. He makes me hot just listening.

The one that really gets to me is the lead singer from Metallica - James Hetfield. Not only does he have a great voice, the man is just gorgeous! I would love to get him alone for a few hours (days).

Not sure his wife would appreciate it, though.

Victoria's Secret

We are watching the Victoria's Secret special.

Wow! Some gorgeous women on that show. And some even more beautiful clothes!

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

The Lopsided Poopdeck

The Lopsided Poopdeck has a great commentary on Minnesota.

I don't know about the snow part, but the rest of it is very appropriate.

He's Guilty

John Muhammad was found guilty yesterday.

Today, they start the penalty phase of the trial.

This is one trial in which they need to bring back the firing squad.

He should be killed. Immediately. And without appeal.

Monday, November 17, 2003


This is for Eric and Jack.


Happy Birthday, Nic!

Be sure to go say Happy Birthday!

Another Quiz

I like this one from Mamageek's Journal.

You are the playful pin-up! Do you know how to be

What Type Of Retro Gal Are You?
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This is one of those times I am glad I am not a "popular" blogger.

When you fly under the radar, you don't get hit as often.

Sunday, November 16, 2003

CBS Sucks

I was so excited about the CSI special on CBS tonight.

Then I turn it on and it's a fucking repeat!! It's an episode that was on earlier in the season as a two-parter.

I'm so pissed!!

Southern Drawls

Every day people make fun of the way I talk.

I live in Southern Minnesota. But I sound like I live in Southern Georgia. I guess it is because that is where I learned to talk. I have never totally lost my accent.

It gets worse when I am tired or emotional. I will never be able to say 'tire' or 'fire' like a Northerner.

So, I fully understand the problems Louisiana is having with their phone system.

If I talk to someone on the phone, they think I am in the South. If I do talk to someone from the South, I pick up their accent immediately. By the time I get off the phone, my accent is so bad, my co-workers can barely understand me.

But you know what? I don't care. If you don't like my accent - don't talk to me.

Football Rant

Yes, I spent most of my Sunday watching football.

And this is all I have to say about the Vikings losing again today:

Frerrotte as quarterback: 5 wins, no losses

Culpepper as qb: 1 win, 4 losses

Hmmmm...does anyone else see a pattern here?


I watched the Purdue vs. Ohio State game yesterday. Simply because there was nothing else on television.

When Purdue's Ben Jones missed the first kick, I felt bad for him, but thought, "Well, it happens."

Then I found out he was a transfer from another school.

Then he missed the last kick. And lost the game.

As he sat curled up in a ball on the field, I just wanted to hug that poor boy. His heart had to be breaking. I mean, I felt bad for the rest of the team, but my heart just went out to him.

I hope wherever he is now and wherever he spent last evening, there was somewhere there to hug him and tell him his life was not over. Because I'm sure he thought it was the end of the world.

Another silly quiz...

cuddle and a kiss
cuddle and a kiss on the forehead - you like to be
close to your special someone and feel warm,
comfortable, and needed

What Sign of Affection Are You?
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