gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 1/7/07 - 1/14/07

Thoughts From A Diva

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

Friday, January 12, 2007

Good Grief

Monday night, I was sound asleep enjoying some much needed rest after dealing with a migraine for two days. Anthony had left on Sunday and I was simply drained; I couldn't even function enough to go to work on Monday.

So, anyway, the phone rings about 11:00. I hear this deep voice say something about, "This is Officer Soandso with the Shelby Police Department."

I was instantly wide awake.

It seems that my knuckle-headed son Lucas decided to go drag racing on one of the main streets in town. He was busted doing 85 in a 40. He got a ticket for Speeding and one for Reckless Driving. He is damn lucky they didn't throw him in jail. I think the only reason they didn't is because he is leaving for boot camp on Monday.

So he has a mandatory court date for Feb. 8. (He's leaving Monday, remember?) So on Tuesday, we call the recruiter and he suggests we go see the District Attorney because Lucas cannot go to boot with any pending charges or fines. If he had been arrested, he would have not been able to go at all. (Thank God for small favors!)

We rushed over to the DA's office and they contacted the Court Clerk who told us they couldn't change the date of the appearance because they didn't have the report from the officer yet. We immediately went to the Sheriff's office who contacted the officer in question. He advised he would have the report there by end of business on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Lucas called the Court Clerk who said he was to appear Thursday morning in court.

On Thursday morning, we arrived early and watched as several people were talked to and punished by the judge. I was very impressed. He was fair and efficient. He was getting the cases in and out of there extremely fast.

Most of the cases were driving under revocation. What the hell? Why don't people in Wisconsin feel they don't need a valid license to drive? Then a guy gets up there and he had a DUI (OWI, whatever). He had a BAC of .16. Yikes! First strike, he got time served and a hefty fine.

Then they called Lucas.

He went up and the judge asked how he was pleading. He plead guilty. The judge then asked the DA if they could "cut Lucas some slack." The DA agreed to drop the reckless charge. So all he had was the speeding ticket. This was wonderful news! If both tickets had stuck, Luke would have lost his drivers license and thus lost his job in the Marines. He would have had to choose a different profession.

So now, we just had to pay a fine. How much, you ask? $501.

Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but I am a poor college student working part time for $8 an hour. I don't have $501 just laying around. And this fine has to be paid before he can leave on Monday.

So I did what any good Mommy would do. I called my rich sister. And she paid the fine with one of her many credit cards.

As of right now, Luke is still leaving on Monday at 12:30pm. Let's all pray it actually happens.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Yvonne DeCarlo

Actress Yvonne De Carlo Dies At 84, Canadian Actress Achieved Greatest Popularity Playing Vampire-like Lili Munster In '60s TV Show

Rest In Peace.


Eric has been talking about music and I have had this stuck in my head for two days. So I thought I would share!

That's The Way Love Goes
I've been throwing horseshoes
Over my left shoulder
I've spent most all my life
Searching for that four-leafed clover

Yet you ran with me,
Chasing my rainbows
And honey I love you, too
that's the way love goes.

That's the way love goes, babe
That's the music God made
For all the world to sing
Its never old; it grows
Losing makes me sorry
Well now, "Honey, don't worry."
Don't you know I love you, too
That's the way love goes.

Thats the way love goes, babe
Thats the music god made
For all the world to sing
It's never old it grows

Losin' makes me sorry
You say, honey, I don't worry
I love you, too
Thats the way love goes

-Merle Haggard

Monday, January 08, 2007


Anthony left yesterday to fly back to San Diego. He leaves for his ship in a couple months and we won't see him again until at least next Christmas.

It was much harder to say goodbye this time.

Next Tuesday, I say goodbye to Lucas as he leaves for basic training.

This is gonna be one horrible month...and an extremely long year.

Jesus & Finkelstein

Jesus was wandering around Jerusalem when He decided that He really needed a new robe.

After looking around for a while, he saw a sign for Finkelstein, the Tailor. So, He went in and made the necessary arrangements to have Finkelstein prepare a new robe for Him.

A few days later, when the robe was finished, Jesus tried it on and it was a perfect fit!

He asked how much He owed. Finkelstein brushed him off: "No, no,no, for the Son of God? There's no charge! However, may I ask for a small favor? Whenever you give a sermon, perhaps you could just mention that your nice new robe was made by Finkelstein, the Tailor?"

Jesus readily agreed and as promised, and extolled the virtues of his Finkelstein robe whenever He spoke to the masses.

A few months later, while Jesus was again walking through Jerusalem , He happened to walk past Finkelstein's shop and noted a huge line of people waiting for Finkelstein's robes.

He pushed his way through the crowd to speak to him and as soon as Finkelstein spotted him he said: "Jesus, Jesus, look what you've done for my business! Would you consider a partnership? "

"Certainly," replied Jesus. "Jesus & Finkelstein it is."

"Oh, no, no," said Finkelstein. "Finkelstein & Jesus. After all, I am the craftsman." The two of them debated this for some time.

Their discussion was long and spirited, but ultimately fruitful and they finally came up with a mutually acceptable compromise.

A few days later, the new sign went up over Finkelstein's shop.

Can you guess what it read ?

Are you sure you want to know ?

Here it comes...

Don't say you weren't warned......

Oh don't whine and know you're gonna pass it on!!