gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 5/16/04 - 5/23/04

Thoughts From A Diva

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

Saturday, May 22, 2004

What A Night!

Went out with some friends last night. Oooohhhh.....I drank way too much!!

The evening started about 8 last night. I went over to K's house and I removed the Sasser worm from her computer and got her up and running again.

Then K,B and I polished off an entire bottle of Tequila Rose (Yum!). We headed down to the bar about 9:30. They were both drinking beer. I was drinking Windsor and Cokes. I only had about 3 or 4 of them, but after the tequila, that was more than enough.

It started raining about 10:30. I stood outside for a while to cool off. It was cool standing out there watching the lightning show. I was intoxicated enough I didn't realize I was soaked completely through.

K had about 3-4 buddies that went with us. Mostly young guys. I don't know where she finds them, but a couple were real cuties.

Anyway, one of them bummed a beer off of me. After I bought it, I realized he was doing that to every woman in the bar. I don't think he bought a single beer all night.

Last call was at 12:45. We found a designated driver, and climbed in to K's pickup. Some guy I had never seen before sat next to me. He put his hand on my leg and I just gave him a funny look. I didn't care. It was only a leg.

We were sitting in the back seat, and K was in the front. I reached up and was tickling the back of her neck. This weirdo started brushing his hand across my boob!! I bet he has sore ribs this morning from where my elbow caught him!

When we got back to K's house, I was too drunk to drive home, so I went downstairs in her house and worked on her computer some more. I started sobering up and realized I was freezing because I was sitting there in soaking wet clothes.

I grabbed a blanket (or two) and rolled up in them on the bed. After a couple hours of shivering, I felt someone crawl in next to me. I was fully clothed and mummy-wrapped in some blankets, so I didn't care who was next to me. I just knew they were warm!

We slept that way for a couple hours. Then the beer guy came in and tried to crawl in bed. UNDER the covers. I pushed him off the bed and got up. It was about 7:30. I got up and drove home.

I slept for a few more hours and woke up with the first hangover I have had in years. Took some Tylenol and feel much better.

I think it will be some time before I do tequila and whiskey again.

Friday, May 21, 2004

Favorite Music A to Z

Stole this from Random Fate. He is my favorite person in France.

A - Abba
B - Boston
C - Creedence Clearwater Revival
D - Devo
E - Eurythmics
F - Eagles
G - Genesis
H - Buddy Holly
I - Inxs
J - Billy Joel
K - Toby Keith
L - Little River Band
M - Montgomery Gentry
N - Nazareth
O - Ozzy
P - Pink Floyd
Q - Queen
R - Rush
S - Styx
T - Tzaikovsky
U - Keith Urban
V - ????
W - Warrant
X - ????
Y - Yanni (Give me a break!)
Z - Frank Zappa

Thursday, May 20, 2004

I'm SOOOO Angry...

I received this message from some friends in Missouri today. This is just wrong.

To a sweet, very loving, charming, and
well-loved Siberian Husky named Mishka.
May she have a safe crossing over.

Born: February 21, 2002

Died: March 19, 2004 at 2:35 p.m.

Mishka was shot in the chest by a 22 calibur gun by our
next door neighbor for "stalking," pacing back and forth
by his chicken coop.
He told the police that he was protecting his chickens
and his 3 yr. old grandbaby that was outside. Mishka was
shot to kill, and was shot through the chest wall and was
noticeable on both sides of the body. Hopefully she
experienced a quick death, as was obvious by blood
coming out of her nose and mouth. The neighbor brought
her over, was rude, and just pulled her out of the back
of the truck by the collar and left her on the gravel
driveway. Then went into a rant about dogs killing his
animals including his dog and he has had enough. The
police that came, said that after inspecting the site,
he would have shot to kill her to protect his grandbaby.
There will be no criminal case, and I can pursue a civil
case, but do not have the money and it will probably be a
waste of my time.

I will post a picture up here soon once I find her
graduation photo from Obedience Training.

She was my baby, I will miss her a lot. She was only a
little over two years old.

Mishka was kept in a yard with an electronic fence. She was a good dog, just exuberant. This was the first time she had gotten out in several months. The man who shot her said she had been over there several days in a row.

I cannot believe he never said a word to the girls about their dog. He simply shot Mishka and then dropped her off.

Have we developed into a country where a neighbor cannot even say, "Hey, your dog is over here, can you come get it?" And give the owners a chance to correct a wrong.

I would never shoot an animal in my yard unless it was snarling and attacking. And Mishka did not have a mean bone in her body.

I am just soooooo angry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Another Meme

Stolen from mamageek's journal

1. What year was the best year of your life?

2. One animal or insect that Noah should have left off the ark?

3. Do you make a wish before blowing out your birthday candles?
Of course. Any chance I get to wish for someting - I take it!

4. Do you generally open your bills on the day that you receive them?
Yes. But don't pay them right away.

5. How many pillows are on your bed?

6. Favorite ice cream flavor?

7. What is the most dominate color in your wardrobe?
Red and Black

8. Have you ever seen a ghost?
No, but I have felt the presence on more than one occasion.

9. Would you rather go to a carnival or circus?

10. Favorite meal: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

11. Your favorite fictional animal?
Brer Rabbit

12. Have you ever flown first-class?
No, but I would love to. Flew Business Class once. That was pretty nice.

13. Would you go on a reality show?
No way! Too many skeletons in my closet!

14. Are you more optimistic or pessimistic about the future?
Always an optimist

15. Pancakes or waffles?
Depends on who is making them.

16. If you could own a home anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Fiji or the coast of Australia

17. Your favorite Soup of the Day?
Cheddar Potato

18. What site is a must see for all visitors to your city?

19. Can you recommend a good restaurant in your city?
Graces - great Mexican food!

20. You go to the zoo; what is the one animal that you want to see?
The Meerkats

21. Potatoes, rice, or pasta: which is your favorite?
Potatoes. Any way you make them. (Rice is like eating bugs! Eeeewwww!)

22. What is the best movie that you've seen this year?
Secondhand Lions

23. One of your favorite books when you were a child?
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

24. What in your life are you most grateful for?
My parents

25. You are home alone and use the bathroom; do you close the door?
No. Most of the time I don't close it when I'm not alone.

26. What is your favorite small appliance?
The snow cone maker

27. Salty snacks or sweet treats?
Depends on the time of day

28. Are you usually a little early, a little late, or right on time?
Early if at all possible

29. What is the most daring thing that you have ever done?
I had sex on stage.

30. Have you ever met someone famous?
I have a picture of myself and Buttboy with Lee Greenwood.

31. What was one of your favorite games as a child?

32. At what age have you looked your best?

33. One person that never fails to make you laugh?

34. What was the first music that you ever bought?
I bought Peter Frampton Wind of Change on vinyl. Still have it.

35. If you could change one thing about your family life when you were a child, what would it be?

36. What is the one thing that you cook that always receives compliments?
Cook? I don't cook. That's a man's job!

37. From what news source do you receive the bulk of your news?

38. In the last calendar year, how many people have you told that you love them?
Asshole, Buttboy, The Brat, My parents, We-Fester, My other son

39. Who received your first kiss?
Jeff Fusselman

40. The single most important quality in a mate?

41. What do you value most in a relationship?

42. Do you believe that you have a soulmate? If yes, have you already met?
Yes and yes.

43. Do you consider yourself well organized?
In my office, but not at home.

44. On average, how many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror?
Once in the morning. Twice if I am going out.

45. Did you ever make a prank phone call?

46. What one quality do you seek in a friend?

47. Have you ever killed an animal?
Not on purpose. Cry when I do it accidentally.

48. When you were twelve years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a jockey in the Kentucky Derby.

49. Do you believe in an afterlife?

50. What would you like to accomplish with the remaining years of your life?
No clue. Little things, but no major goals.

And here are 15 more questions:

1. What is the "theme" on your calendar this year?

2. Do you read the newspaper every day?

3. What kind of shoes are you wearing right now?
Pink high top tennis shoes.

4. What magazines do you subscribe to?
Too many to list. Mostly golf and computer magazines.

5. What is your favorite condiment?

6. What was the first occupation you remember wanting to have?

7. Do you have a green thumb?

8. Did you have an imaginary friend when you were little?
No, the real ones tormented me enough.

9. Do you floss regularly?
What do you consider regularly?

10. If you could still hang posters of celebrities on your walls and get away with it like when you were 12, who would be on your walls right now?
Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp

11. Do you keep shoe boxes or throw them away?
Toss 'em

12. Would you be embarrassed if someone looked under your bed?
Nope. There's nothing under our bed because our mattress and boxspring are on the floor.

13. If you could be one character in a book, who would you be?
No clue.

14. What do you sleep in?
An awful, uncomfortable bed.

15. What is your favourite word?

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Willie Nelson sidelined by wrist injury until July

Willie Nelson sidelined by wrist injury until July

AnotherBlogger Gone

Stepherific's Blog-o-rific

Blessed Be, Stephanie.

The War Hits Home...

Go give Dizzy Girl some support. She just lost her nephew to Iraq.

Blessed Be, LCpl Jeremiah Savage.

Texas official says Unitarian church not a tax-exempt religion

"What constitutes religion? When and how should government make that determination? Questions that for years have vexed the world's great philosophers have now become the province of the state comptroller's office.
Questions about the issue were referred to Jesse Ancira, the comptroller's top lawyer, who said Strayhorn has applied a consistent standard - and then stuck to it. For any organization to qualify as a religion, members must have 'simply a belief in God, or gods, or a higher power,' he said.
'We have got to apply a test, and use some objective standards,' Ancira said. 'We're not using the test to deny the exemptions for a particular group because we like them or don't like them.'
Since Strayhorn took over in January 1999, the comptroller's office has denied religious tax-exempt status to 17 groups and granted them to more than 1,000, according to records obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Although there are exceptions, the lion's share of approvals have gone to groups that appear to have relatively traditional faiths, records show.
But of the denials, at least a fourth include less traditional groups. In addition to the Denison Unitarian church, the rejected groups include a Carrollton, Texas, group of atheists and agnostics, a New Age group in Bastrop, Texas, and the Whispering Star Clan/Temple of Ancient Wisdom, an organization of witches in Copperas Cove, Texas."

As churches find themselves in more and more difficult economic times, happenings like this make life even more difficult. To suddenly have a body of the government decide that your church is not a "real church" can come as a real shock to a community.

How many people live in a rural community that cannot afford to support 2 or more churches, so they have combined faiths? Or they have simply said, "We don't care what religion you believe in, just come be part of our community for the sake of the community."

I worry about the fate of this country when the government starts telling us what to believe.

On PBS last night, the premier of Colonial House was on. It is about a group of 17 people that have decided to go back in time and live like they did in 1627.

There was a statement made by one of the members that really struck me. One member (a minister in real life) stated something to the effect that people came from England and battle those horrible elements in order to have religious freedom. They did not want some person in the government telling them how they have to believe and what they have to believe in.

Are we headed there again with George W. and Co.?

Tuesday Is Chooseday

tuesday is chooseday

either leave your answers or a link to your webpage with your responses.

    Would you rather:
  1. while visiting new york city, fall from the 4th floor of a building OR get hit by a bicycle messenger?

  2. Get hit by the bike messenger. Then I would get up and kick his ass!

  3. kiss somebody with severe chapped lips OR eat lunch next to somebody picking a scab on their arm?

  4. Eeeewwwwww! Chapped lips. Picking a scab at the table is just gross!!!!

  5. live next door to a registered sex offender OR a recently released murderer?

  6. Tough choice. I would go with the sex offender. Because I would have a better chance of killing him first.

  7. always talk like your nose is stuffed up OR talk with a lisp?

  8. Well, since I live in the allergy capital of the world, I talk like I have a stuffed up nose anyway. So, I would go with the stuffed up nose. No one would notice the difference.

Tony Randall Dies at Age 84

iWon News: "He is survived by his wife, Heather Harlan Randall, who made him a father for the first time at age 77, and their two children, 7-year-old Julia Laurette and 5-year-old Jefferson Salvini."

I love Tony Randall movies. He was so funny in Pillow Talk with Rock Hudson and Doris Day. He was great in the Odd Couple.

And to become a father at 77 is a remarkable achievement!!

Blessed Be, Tony Randall.

Sunday, May 16, 2004


A friend, whose nephew is a police officer, sent this to me. It is not for the faint of heart. If you have a weak stomach, then don't click on the link. It is a picture of the demise of a suicide jumper. Taken shortly after he landed. It shows him with his insides now on the outside.

You will see the look of horror on the faces of the bystanders .

Click Here

86 Rules for Being an Evil Overlord

86 Rules for Being an Evil Overlord

This is just the ticket for guys like Eric.

Conspiracy Theory

A friend sent me this link. I swear some people will find a conspiracy anywhere.