gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 6/6/04 - 6/13/04

Thoughts From A Diva

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

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Ireland Immigrants

I'm not sure what to think about this story.

"the tables are turned and Ireland, with one of the fastest-growing economies and lowest unemployment rates in the EU, has become a destination of choice for immigrants."

I guess I never really thought about what nationality children are.

When Buttboy was born in Italy, he could have had dual-citizenship if both parents signed the citizenship papers. Even though we were both Americans, he could have had dual citizenship if we had both been there to sign. (His dad was in California at the time.)

I did not press the issue because with dual citizenship, he would have had to go back to Italy when he turns 18 and serve 2 years in their military. I saw how they lived. No way was I going to let that happen.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I guess I will have to think about it for a while.

Mail Call

One Sunny Day

One sunny day in 2005 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenuewhere he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Bush."

The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here."

The old man said, "Okay" and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President Bush."

The Marine again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here."

The man thanked him and, again, just walked away.

The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U. S. Marine, saying, "I would like to go in and meet with President Bush."

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Bush. I've told you already that Mr. Bush is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don't you understand?"

The old man looked at the Marine and said, "Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it."

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, "See you tomorrow."

Friday, June 11, 2004


We have had rain 27 out of the last 35 days.


Stupid Blogger

I love to post via e-mail. But it has been very slow recently.

Now, I am getting my posts back saying I can't post that way.

No reasons. Just won't accept my posts.

Hmmm...maybe I should think about finding my own site.

But I really like using Blogger. It is simple and direct. I just want to find an easier way to post.


Seriously Scared

Well, that was the scariest 30 minutes of my life.

Tornado to the south. Tornado to the east. Tornado to the north.

I just spent the last 1/2 hour in the basement.

My kids are not even home. The Brat and Butthead are both over at friends'. At least Asshole was home with me.

Lots of prayers were said, but we are okay. Lots of rain we don't need, but at least we are all still in one piece.


I have just finished reading every blog on my bloglist. Plus, I have added some new ones.

It took me all day, but I think I have managed to catch up.

I hope everyone is doing well. We are going to batten down the hatches and await the next round of t-storms. They are in the Mankato area now. Should be here sometime in the next couple of hours.

I’m so sick of rain.


Found at MamaGeek's place.

You're the color blue. You have the three c's in
life--you're cool, caring and confident.
Trustworthy and honest, people are naturally
attracted to you. You're unusually optimistic,
but that makes life all the better. You're an
imaginative person who loves sleeping and
dreaming. Hard-working and determined, you
excell in school. You're everybody's favorite,
and this is because you have this undefined
richness in your personality and attitude.
Mild-tempered and stable. Not to mention very
intelligent. Along with the fact that you're
conservative, you're worried about the
environment. So basically, you're a generous,
dependable and devoted--just the kind of person
everybody needs. Wouldn't it be great if
everybody in the world were like you?

What color are you? (Amazingly detailed & accurate--with pics!)
brought to you by Quizilla

Dante's Inferno

Stolen from Special K

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Third Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Low
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Another Quiz

Stolen from Nee


I stole this from my newest Blogroll entry.


Here in South Central Minnesota, we are having some trouble with a little bit of water.


The river is the highest it has been since 1965.


This year, from December through April, we received 6.11” of rain.


In May alone, we received 6.31” of rain.


In June, we have only had 2 days without rain.  And most of those days we have received at least 2-3 inches of rain.


Needless to say, I am sick of the rain.  I grew up in Oregon, so I understand that it rains.  But after dealing with snow all winter, it is time for summer!


Granted, it is warm out.  It has been in the 70’s.  A few days in the 80’s and 90’s.  But I would still like some more days without rain!


A lot of the town is having flood problems.  Along the river, they are sandbagging like crazy.  All the bike trails are closed and some of the roads around town are closed due to flooding.


It is supposed to clear up for a few hours this afternoon, and then start again.  More thunderstorms are in the forecast for tonight and all day tomorrow.  Another 2-4”.




Anybody got a boat I can borrow?


Thursday, June 10, 2004


My computer is home. And mostly fixed. There were no hardware issues - just software.

I am still having problems, but at least now I know I can fix them.

Thanks to everyone that said they would stick with me even though I am not a Reagan fan.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Rough Week

Okay, I talked to Best Buy tonight. I should have my computer back tomorrow. They wouldn't tell me what was wrong. They just said they would call me when it was done.

This was probably the best week for this to happen. I haven't had to read all the mushy bullshit about Reagan.

Don't get me wrong - I am sorry the man died. It is never a good thing to lose a life.

But the man was not a saint.

And his face should not be on a $10 bill!

I am a registered Democrat. If I lose readers over that fact...too bad.

I would vote for Hillary Clinton in a heartbeat. Don't like that? Tough shit.

On the other hand, I would vote for Colin Powell in a heartbeat.

And I think Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) will make a great president in 8-12 years.

I don't read the political blogs. Most times they make me want to puke. But I cannot stand listening to people rant about Ronald Reagan any longer.

Monday, June 07, 2004

90 Day Wonder

Meet Captain William C. Flett. Company E, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. Severely wounded near Prum, Germany, February, 1945.

It's amazing how men people pass on the street without thinking twice, are the men who have led this and other countries in battle.

I agree with Bitterman. Next time you see a Veteran, make sure you at least say hello.

Mail Call

A big corporation recently hired several cannibals. "You are all part of our team now," said the HR rep during the welcoming briefing. "You get all the usual benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but please don't eat any of the other employees." The cannibals promised they would not.

Four weeks later their boss remarked, "You're all working very hard, and I'm satisfied with you. However, one of our secretaries has disappeared. Do any of you know what happened to her?"

The cannibals all shook their heads no.

After the boss had left, the leader of the cannibals said to the others, "Which one of you idiots ate the secretary?" A hand raised hesitantly, to which the leader of the cannibals continued,

"You fool! For four weeks we've been eating Managers and no one noticed anything, but nooooo, you had to go and eat someone they would miss!"

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Stupid Computer

Not only have I lost everything, I have now had to take the machine back to Best Buy. It crashed completely. Something about an error in the RAM. ARGHHH!!!!!
So, I have to use my son's machine. It sucks.

My posts will be erratic and infrequent for the next few days until I get my computer back.


I had to reformat my hard drive this morning.


I lost everything.  So I am in the process of setting everything back up.


If you have sent me an e-mail in the last 12 hours, I have not received it.