gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 11/19/06 - 11/26/06

Thoughts From A Diva

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

Saturday, November 25, 2006


20-Year-Old College Student Missing in Chicago

Think this has anything to do with the disappearances in Minneapolis and LaCrosse? It is a direct line from one location to the other.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to wish everyone in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Today is traditionally spent with family and today is no different for us. Pat, Meghan and I are in Northern Minnesota with his family and my best friend.

We come to Penny's every year for Thanksgiving. But this year is a little different: Anthony is flying to Arizona from San Diego to be with his aunt since it is too far to come home.

And Lucas is at home in Wisconsin. He had to work, so he is spending Thanksgiving with his girlfriend's family.

So the family is a little lost today. I am missing my boys and my parents today, but I am surrounded by family and friends and it will be an awesome day.

I hope you all have a great day regardless of where you are.


Stolen from Bonnie.

1.) Where were you when the ball dropped for 2006?
In the car watching fireworks with Pat, Meghan, and Meg's friend Devin

2.) How did you get the idea for your MySpace name?
I've used drcdiva since 1994

3) What are you listening to right now?
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

4.) Has the death of a celebrity ever made you cry?

5.) What color underwear are you wearing?
White...boring...granny panties

6.) Do you live in a zoo?

7.) What did you do this morning?
Helped prep for Thanksgiving dinner...Cleaned the living room

8.) What did your mom do for a living?
She was a school attendance secretary, special ed teacher, executive secretary, phone operator...

9.) Where do you work?
At the school

10.) Are you happy?
For the most part

11.) What are the last two digits of your phone number?
Don't have a phone

12.) What was the last concert you attended?
Brooks & Dunn

13.) Who was with you?
Penny and about 50,000 other people

14.) What was the last movie you watched?
John Tucker Must Die

15.) What do you dislike at the moment?
My son's girlfriend

16.) What food do you crave right now?

17.) Did you dream last night?

18.) What was the last TV show you watched?
Celebrity Paranormal Project (I'm so addicted)

19.) What is your favorite piece of jewelry?
My emerald earrings

20.) Name someone on your Top 8 who is just like like you.

21.) What is the last thing you ate?

22.) Who is your best friend of the opposite sex?

23.) Who last IMed you?

24.) Are you on any medication?

25.) What side of the bed do you sleep on?
When laying on my back, I am on the left side

26.) What color shirt are you wearing?
White with red sleeves...Says Proud Marine Mom

27.) What color is your razor?
Pink and white

28.) Who is your favorite boy?
I like all boys

29.) How many tattoos/piercings do you have?
4 tattoos, 6 piercings

30.) What are your favorite stores?
Wal-Mart, Toy stores

31.) Are you thirsty right now?
Kind of

32.) Can you imagine yourself ever getting married?
Never again

33.) Who's someone you haven't seen in a while and miss?

34.) What did you do last night?
Watched tv, had a whiskey and coke and went to bed by 11:30

35.) Do you care what people think about you?

36.) Have you ever done something to instigate trouble?

37.) Do you like your nose?

38.) What color is your bedroom?
Beige and white

39.) When was the last time you worked out?
Who knows

40.) Do you have any pets?
two cats.

41.) Do you like pedicures?

42.) Where do you live?
On the Mississippi

43.) Are you an aggressive driver?
I can be

44.) Who is your cell phone carrier?
No phone

45.) What color is your car?

46.) What is your favorite color?
Yellow lately. (and green always)

47.) Do you like mustard?

48.) What do you tell yourself when times get hard?
I've been through worse

49.) Would you ever sky dive?

50.) What character from a movie/TV most reminds you of yourself?
Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham

51.) Have you ever bid for something on eBay?

52.) What do you think of Angelina Jolie?
She's gorgeous.

53.) Do you enjoy giving hugs?
LOVE hugs. The world needs more of them.

54.) Would you consider yourself to be fashionable?

55.) Do you own a digital camera?

56.) What celebrities have you been compared to?

57.) Who is your favorite Star Wars character?

58.) Does it annoy you when someone says "I'll call" but never do?

59.) What books, if any, have made you cry?
Most of the books I read

60.) Where would you rather be right now?
Oregon Coast

61.) Are you a jealous person?

62.) Do you ever feel guilty after eating meat?
Never...I love meat

63.) If you were born the opposite sex, what would your name be?

64.) What's your favorite fruit?
Crisp Granny Smith apples. Yum!

65.) Did you enjoy this survey?
Yeah, it was fun

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Minneapolis Drowning Ruled Homicide

Minneapolis Drowning Ruled Homicide

This is an update on the LaCrosse drownings...Maybe the police are finally starting to get a clue.

Don't get me wrong, I have great respect for police officers (I have dated my share and Meg's dad is a detective), but the cops in LaCrosse have their heads buried in the sand.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Robert Altman dies at 81

Director Robert Altman Dead at 81

M*A*S*H is one of my all-time favorite movies.

Rest in peace, Robert.


When I was a kid, I had a couple of dreams over and over and over again. One I would have every time I got sick. Funny thing is I still get that dream when I am sick. It is one of the ways I know I am running a high temperature.

The second dream is a scary dream. I don't know why I had the dream, but I would get it a lot.

When I was in elementary school, we had this really great guy live with us named BC. His real name was Craig, but since that is my brother's name, we called him BC for Boise Craig.

He was a really nice guy and I used to spend a lot of time with him. He is actually the person that taught me how to roll up my sleeping bag. When I joined the Navy, his brother had joined at the same time and we flew to basic training together. (Small world, huh?)

During the time that BC lived with us, mom and dad had a 1976 Chevy Suburban. It was green and huge. It was our main mode of transportation for several years.

My dream takes place in the small town in Oregon where we lived at the time.

I would be laying in the very back seat of the suburban under a blanket. I would wake up and wonder where I was. Somehow, I knew that BC had put me in the Suburban, but never quite remembered how I got there. The doors were locked and I was unable to get out of the car.

I would sit up and look around. The car would be parked on a side street facing the A&W. I can still see the hedges and fences that surrounded the houses on that street. I would see mom and dad walking down the sidewalk.

I would start yelling and screaming for them to let me out, but they couldn't hear me; they would just keep walking. All of a sudden, a skeleton hand would float up from the middle seat, and I would hear my mom's voice say, "It's okay, D, we are right here."

That's when I would wake up screaming.

I never understood that dream and I had it for many, many years. Long after BC and the Suburban were gone, I would have that dream.

I'll probably have it tonight since I wrote about it today. Yikes.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Road Trip!

What happens when you let 2 mk1 kids drive your S4 from NY to Seattle? (56k, not a chance)

Okay, I don't really know what an mk1 kid is, or what they mean by 56k, not a chance, but I do know this is a great post.

It was fun reading his comments and seeing where they went. Especially because I covered basically the same route two years ago.

Go check them out. It's pretty cool.

Found via Neatorama.