gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 12/10/06 - 12/17/06

Thoughts From A Diva

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

Saturday, December 16, 2006

So not like me

So today I have a huge Politics Final at 12:15. So what am I doing? Watching Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) on tv.

I know...kind of hard to think of me - Ms. Non-Christian - watching this movie, but I really like this movie. The music is fantastic and I just thoroughly enjoy it. I watch it for the entertainment value, not the faith.

When I was a kid, I loved this movie and Godspell. I can't stand to watch Godspell now, but I still love JCS.

I used to have the soundtrack, I'm not sure where it is now. But I can still sing all the words to all the songs. HeeHee...Bad Pagan!!!

Update: I took the wasn't as bad as I thought...I think I passed it okay.

In this image released by the U.S. Marine Corps, soldiers assist their platoon commander, 2nd Lt. Samuel Joiner, a 23-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., to safety after he was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Anah, in the volatile Anbar province, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006. The Marines and sailors, part of the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based Company A, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, have spent nearly three months conducting security operations to Rawah and Anah, two cities along the Euphrates River about 200 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Lance Cpl. Nathaniel F. Sapp, U.S. Marines)

23 years old? And leading those troops? Makes you realize how young these guys really are. My heart goes out to all of them.

May they all come home soon.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Good Grief

Thank you, Rivrdog, for saying what I have been thinking all along.

Complete Dunderheads.

Update: Okay, so I went onto the Climbers forum at and found these guys are not dunderheads. They made the summit as planned while the weather was still good. They knew there was a storm coming and did not plan to be up there more than a day, possibly one night.

But after they reached the summit, the one in the snow cave got hurt, or was too exhausted to continue. The other two started down the mountain to get help.

Now they are all lost.

They are experienced climbers and had gone well prepared for the climb and the weather. While they still shouldn't have been up there in December, they do know what they are doing in bad situations.

I hope they all come out okay.


Stolen from The Daily Buzzer.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Joke from my Dad

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face..."

"Yes," the class said.

"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary positions the blood doesn't run into my feet?"

A little fellow shouted,
"Cause your feet ain't empty."


Found at: Wild in Bed

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Sorry posts have been short and few this week. I have finals this week and next. Things are a little hectic around here.

Oh, and did I mention that my second son Lucas (age 18) dropped a bomb Monday night? He informed me that he was going on Wednesday to take his physical to join the Marines.

I get up Tuesday morning and he informs me that the Staff Sergeant called and he could leave as early as the following Tuesday (December 19) for basic training!!

I was stunned. Dumbfounded. Speechless.

I am still in shock. He took the ASVAB yesterday and did excellent. As long as he passes his physical today, he will leave next Tuesday for San Diego.


So this means that next March for my 40th birthday, I will be playing on the beaches of San Diego with a brand new Marine. Plus, Anthony is supposed to make Lance Corporal in March. Plus, it will be the first time EVER that all four of my kids will be together at the same time.


Life just keeps throwing those curve balls, ya know?

Update: Lucas passed his physical. He will be leaving Tuesday for San Diego.

Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle has died.

He was the best part of Everybody Loves Raymond. The man had a fantastic sense of humor.

I didn't even know he was ill. He will be missed.

Rest In Peace, Peter.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

So long, Green Lantern

Martin Nodell, creator of superhero Green Lantern, dies in Wisconsin at age 91.

I loved the Green Lantern. When I was a kid, he was my favorite superhero.

Probably because he was green.

Rest In Peace, Martin.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Did I do that?

Stole from Views From the Back Row

What was the first line from your blog the first day of each month in 2006?

This line is unavailable since Blogger lost about 6 months of my archives.

"As you can see, I have had to remove all comments from this site."

"You've been tagged. So, here it goes...hit forward, then delete my answers and replace them with your own."

I have posted pics here."

"Blog Tipping was found via here and here."

"Found over at WildInBed"

"I miss Pat tonight. "

"22 years ago today, I gave birth to a beatiful little girl."

"I want to know 20 things about you."

"I woke up this morning shaking."

"The Great Pumpkin obviously visited this town overnight."

"Sgt First Class Paul Ray Smith was given the Medal of Honor (posthumously)."

Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Highwayman

Eric is waxing poetic tonight so I thought I would share my favorite poem. I have loved this poem since I first learned to read. My parents bought a set of Childcraft books one year. This poem was in one of the volumes. I loved those books; wonder whatever happened to them?

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight, over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding-
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.
Click to read the rest...