gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 3/27/05 - 4/3/05

Thoughts From A Diva

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

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Would I? Hell yes!

Someone asked me if I would join the Navy all over again if I had the chance.


Joining the Navy right out of high school was one of the best things I ever did. I absolutely fell in love with the military life. The only reason I got out was I wanted to be a better mom and felt I couldn't do both properly.

And now, my son is leaving in a few short months for Marine Corps Boot Camp. And I am damn proud of him.

I found this on another site today. It makes me really stop and think.

It also made me cry.

You all make me very proud.

Paul wanted to know what I was looking for in an alternative to Blogger.

I guess I don't really know. I just know that Blogger doesn't always let me in to blog. And it is next to impossible to blog by e-mail. It keeps spitting my e-mails back at me.

And I want to be able to change layouts and colors and crap without having to reload all my shortcuts.

Is that an impossible dream? I ahve 5mb of website at my disposal. I just don't know how to utilize it.

Blessed Be, John Paul

The Pope has passed on.

I know I have little patience for organized religion, but he was much more than just the leader of a church.

Acidman compared him to the CEO of a large corporation. I have always thought of him on the level of a president of a country.

I remember when John Paul was elected Pope. I was 12 years old and absolutely mesmerized by the pictures I saw on the television of the events surrounding his election and ordination.

He has always seemed a kind and gentle man. You know that question everyone gets asked about who you would like to have at a dinner party? John Paul is one of the first that comes to mind.

Blessed Be, John Paul, you will be missed.

Stolen from Snappy Hour.

» V I T A L S «

Name: D'Arcy
Gender: Female
Location: WI
Height: 5'10"
Hair color: teal green with pink and blonde highlights
Eye color: green
Is your hair long or short: Just below my shoulders
Tattoos you have: 3. My first one is on my right shoulder blade. It is a sparrow. I got it in Millington, TN, just after I finished boot camp in 1986; The second one is on my left ankle...hummingbird received in Reno, NV, in 1993; The last one is of two hummingbirds in flight on my right upper arm..received in Detroit Lakes, MN, for Mother's Day, 2001.

» S C H O O L «

Are you still in school: Heck no, and I am soooo glad!!!
Favorite subject: English Lit and Art
Least favorite subject: Any variety of math
Do/did you buy lunch or bring it: Neither

» F A V O R I T E «

Number: 44 (Hank Aaron's number)
Clothing : Big, baggy muumuu type thing I wear around the house
TV show: CSI (the original)...M*A*S*H...Lost...Desperate Housewives
Fruit: Strawberries and Kiwi.
Movie: Bull Durham...Too Wong Foo...Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Scent: Babies after a bath
Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Color: Emerald Green
Season: Spring
Holiday: Beltaine
Thing in your room: My new Select Comfort bed!!!
Author: Louis L'Amour
TV channel: None
Shape: Hourglass
Time: Late night
State: Nevada
Disney character: Dory from Nemo
Scary movie: I don't like scary movies

» T H I S O R T H A T «

Hot or cold: Cold
Winter or summer: Winter
Spring or fall: Spring
Shakira or Britney: Ewww!!!!
Rollerblading or skateboarding: Rollerskating
Black or white: White
Orange or red: Red
Yellow or green: Green
purple or pink: Pink
Cell phone or pager: Cell
Powerpuff Girls or Charlie’s Angels: Charlies Angels
Scooby Doo or Dino: Dino

» Y E S O R N O P E«

Are you a vegetarian: no.
Do you like cows: yep
Are you a bitch: Sometimes.
Are you artistic: In a way
Do you write poetry: Not since I was in high school
Can you ski: nope
Are you British: no
Are you straight: curvy
Are you evil: I'm no saint
Is Britney a whore: Who cares?

» P R I V A T E «

Have you ever been in love: yes
do you smoke: no
Do you smoke weed: nope
Crack, heroin, anything else: Not anymore
Beer good or beer bad: Yuk!
Are you the sissy who drinks wine coolers: No...when I was in high school, maybe.

» T H E L A S T «

Thing you ate: Fish sticks and french fries
Thing you drank: Coke
Place you went: Coldstone Creamery
Thing you got pierced/tattooed: Eyebrow pierced in Springfield, MO, last year.
Song you heard: No clue
Person you instant messaged: Dawn
Person you laughed with: Meghan

» N O W «

What are you eating: nothing
What are you drinking: nothing
Any shoes on: no
Hair: unbrushed
Listening to: The Incredibles on tv
Talking to anyone: no

» L A S T «

Last Cigarette: 1993
Last Alcoholic Drink: Some kind of yummy Pina Colada thing at Red Lobster last week
Last Car Ride: Last night coming back from Coldstone
Last Good Cry: In America (Awesome movie!!) a few weeks ago.
Last Library Book: I don't remember
Last book bought: Too many, too often...I have no idea.
Last Book Read: Over The Dry Side by Louis L'Amour
Last Movie Seen in Theatres: Ice Princess
Last Movie Rented: In America
Last Cuss Word Uttered: Fuck
Last Beverage Drank: Coke
Last Phone Call: Dawn & Stef
Last TV Show: David Letterman
LastTime Showered: Yesterday morning
Last Shoes Worn: Tennis shoes
Last CD Played: Toby Keith Shock N'All
Last Item Bought: Coldstone Creamery ice cream
Last Download: ftp program
Last Annoyance: Meghan
Last Thing Written: this post
Last Key Used: house key
Last Sleep: last night
Last Ice Cream Eaten: Coldstone Creamery strawberry with bananas, strawberries and white chocolate chips
Last Chair Sat In: My rocking chair
Last Webpage Visited: Snappy Hour

Stolen from..Somewhere

Bondage movie! You're into BSDM (Bondage &
Discipline, Dominance & Submission) and chances
are, you're fond of whips, chains, harnesses,
and tight leather outfits. You like to mix a
little pain with a LOT of pleasure, baby!

What kind of porno would you star in?
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Typing Test

I suck...I can only do 60 words.

Check it out.


Okay, I know I have been missing in action for quite some time now.

Problem is...I am totally disgusted with using blogger and was hoping to move to something else, but I can't seem to find anything else to work with either. So, I am back to using blogger.

There have been a lot of changes in my life in the last few weeks.

2 weeks ago, Pat and I had a huge fight. It started by him telling his boss that I would drive Pat to work on Tuesday morning without even consulting me. That wouldn't have been a problem, except work is almost 40 minutes away from here. And I had to get the kids to school at 7am and then pick up the carpool at 7:20. Which means I would have had to leave here about 6am, drive for an hour and a half, then work a 10 hour shift. I don't think so,Tim!

Well, after I told him I wouldn't do that, he got all pissed of and stomped and raged around the house for an hour or so. He kept saying over and over again how maybe he should just packs his stuff up and go live with his boss. Finally, I got sick of his slamming all the doors in the house. I told him if he really wanted to go, I would take him to his boss' house that very night and he could stay there!

He came flying out of the room and told me that would be perfect! "Let me finish my laundry and you can do just that!"

Well, he called his boss back and decided to go over there on Sunday morning. I didn't say another word to him. We got up Sunday morning and got dressed and left the house without saying a single word to each other. It is a 2-1/2 hour drive to his boss' place. We didn't say 4 words all the way over there.

And I have not heard from him since.

I was kind of upset at first. Really missed him a few times, but I am much happier now. Even if he were to want to come back, I don't think I would take him back. If I did, there are lots of things that would have to change.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Missing Deity

Misplaced Deity sought by Christians.....!

So, I'm standing at a bus stop and they pull up. A car load of well
meaning, bible thumping nut cases that are just frantic! The middle
aged professionally dressed woman rushes forward...She takes my arm
and with trembling voices she asks...."Have you found Jesus?" Her eyes
plead with an urgency that is out of proportion to a bus stop.

Now normally I just politely decline the sermon, and free religious
paperwork that such folk pawn off on unsuspecting by-standers. But,
unfortunately for her, she is the forth car to accost me in the last 9
minutes. So by now I'm beginning to wonder what the heck is wrong with
these people. I mean if its not Christians it is the Jehovah's
Witnesses. Can a simple Druid get no peace?

So calmly as I can muster, without being sarcastic I reply, "You
people lost him, again??"

The woman looks confused. This is not the response she was hoping for
and she needs to regroup. She takes a deep breath intending to launch
into her sales pitch for her God, and church, paying no heed to the
concept that I might not be into being converted. I decide to not let
her get going so I launch into a speech of my own...

"What is wrong with you Christians? Every time I turn around you've
lost Him!" I hit her with a glare of accusation. "I mean really..." I
take a measured breath. "How do you expect to have anyone follow a
deity that you can't even find!"

The poor woman looks stunned. This isn't going so good. Panicked she
looks desperately to the car... Surely one of the men can help....

Undaunted I press on... "Maybe the problem is with you people... I
mean Muslims never seem to loose there deity. Come to think of it
neither do Jews, or Pagans of any kind."

I look at the man getting out of the car. He's all smiles. "I realize
you people used to burn people like me at the stake...What was that
about... deity even? I may be a Pagan-heathen, but I have never ever
woke up panicked that I couldn't find my Goddess or God. They are
always right where they should be... In the fire of my candle, in the
air that I breath, in the earth that I stand on, in the water of my
spring. I never feel abandoned by my deity(ies)."

"Of course, you Christians aren't much fun..." I continue. By now they
are all out of the car. Befuddled, aghast, and at a loss for words.
"Of course," I offer trying to give them some defense for losing
Jesus. "He could have left due to religious differences. If I remember
correctly He was Jewish. So if you are really so eager to find him..."
I smile gently to soften the blow. "Check the nearest synagogue. He's
probably in there. Also you folks should try and remember that this is
America...Where freedom of religion means ALL religions."

Slowly they climb back into their car and drive away. I stand at the
bus stop... No pamphlets, no bible, no dogma. I haven't found Jesus,
but I haven't lost him either:)

Someone sent this to you because they believe no one can have to much
Deity. It is a blessing in disguise. You can keep it to your self or
pass it on. Oh, and if you've found Jesus, please get his face on the
evening news A.S.A.P so the Christians can stop
looking for him.