gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 12/21/03 - 12/28/03

Thoughts From A Diva

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

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Holiday Cheer

This article reminds me of what the holidays are all about.

If we all gave such great gifts, life would be so much more fun. I don't mean monetary to the Salvation Army, but fun things to each other.

For example, this year, I gave Prego a huge box. The only thing in it was a small Mama and Baby duck for the bathtub. We had seen it at Wal-Mart earlier and she had said how much she would like to have it for her baby(ies). So, when her back was turned I bought it and wrapped it up for her.

She told everyone she saw what I gave her. She was so excited about the way I gave it to her. Who cared that it only cost $2.88?

End-Of-Year Meme via Buddha

1. What did you do in 2003 that you'd never done before?
Went to a funeral

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I gave up on those years ago.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope. Thank God.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My sister-in-law died. We were very close.

5. What countries did you visit?
None this year. Hopefully Canada next year.

6. What would you like to have in 2004 that you lacked in 2003?

7. What date from 2003 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
August 6-8. We-Fest with my bestest friend.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I didn't kill anyone.

9. What was your biggest failure?
See #8

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I blew out my knee while bowling.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My daughter's Christmas presents

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My cat

13. Whose behavior made you appalled?
Prego's butthead father and boyfriend.

14. Where did most of your money go?

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Spending Thanksgiving with We-Fester

16. What song will always remind you of 2003?
Rock version of Jingle Bells on electric guitar.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
- i. happier or sadder? Happier

- ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter

- iii. richer or poorer? poorer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Playing with my kids and friends

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Spent it with family.

22. Did you fall in love in 2003?
No, been in love for seven years.

23. How many one-night stands?
None. damn!

24. What was your favorite TV program?

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I try not to hate anyone, but a few have come close.

26. What was the best book you read?
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Toby Keith

28. What did you want and get?
A video camera

29. What did you want and not get?
A new computer

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Pirates of the Carribean. ( I watched it 5 times in one day!)

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 37 and don't remember what I did. Mustn't have been very exciting.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Nothing comes to mind.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2003?
I love the 70's

34. What kept you sane?

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Toby Keith

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Same Sex Marriages

37. Who did you miss?
No one

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Brian at We-Fest. Yum! (I'm still waiting for his pic to arrive, We-Fester. Hint! Hint!)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2003:
Life is too short to put things off.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"I'll never smoke weed with Willie again."


I have decided I need to come up with nicknames for the people in my life. Too many people have names that start with the same letter.

So my friend P will now be We-Fester! (She'll love that! LOL!)

My oldest son will be Buttnugget Boy.

My second boy is Pukous. (rhymes with mucous.)

My daughter shall be The Brat.

The other half? Well, he shall be the Nameless One.

And the roomie? We'll call her Prego. 'Cause she is pregnant you know.

You didn't know? Oh yeah. We find out on Monday if it is twins. HeHeHeHeHeHe!!!!

Eight More Months

Only eight more months until We-Fest!!

What?? You don't know what We-Fest is? It is only the best Country Music party in Minnesota!

(Actually, it is little more than a four day drunk with some great music!)

I look forward to it every year. My friend P and I go every year. She is the one that got me hooked on it.

Eight. More. Months.


Today, I read almost all of the blogs on my Blogroll. Something I haven't done in a long time.

And you know what I noticed? I am one broke mofo. Out of all the blogs I read, there are only one or two that seem to make as little money as I do.

Most bloggers make some serious money or are in the military. At least the ones I read. And by serious money, I mean over $40k a year.

I don't even come close to that.

I have also noticed most bloggers are in supervisory roles or are MIS geeks.

Maybe it's just the bloggers I read. Aren't there any broke schmucks like me out there?

You know you are getting old when...

You find grey hairs in your pussy hair.

Not that I have, but...

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Merry Christmas!!

Well, what a great Christmas Eve this has been!

We have giggled and laughed for the past 2 hours! We opened presents and ate funnel cakes. What a great night!

My mother sent me a Betty Croclker Cooky Book. It is the same one that she had when I grew up. She went thru her cook book and copied all the hand-writen notes into my cook book. It is SOOOO cool!!!

I also received a small figurine from my daughter. I bought myself Seabiscuit The Movie and the book.

We have been playing with my daughter's toys and stuff.

Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

Monday, December 22, 2003


Yes, Eric, I know I have been M.I.A for a while.

Glad to see someone noticed. I have just been trying to get my life back in order.

Stay tuned. Life will improve after the holidays.

Wanna talk to me? Just send me an e-mail at drcdiva-at-msn-dot-com. Make sure you say BLOG in the reference line.