gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 4/29/07 - 5/6/07

Thoughts From A Diva

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

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Out there in this big, wide world there is a man named Patrick that needs some serious loving.

Patrick had surgery last fall and now has a large abcess in his abdomen. He is hospitalized with no food or liquids until at least Monday. Go read his story and leave him some love.


I don't know what happened with YouTube, but it doesn't seem to want to post to Blogger anymore.

Anyway, found a great video...Click here.

Shift Work

When I read this post over at Big Fella's, it brought back a lot of memories.

Once upon a time, I was a dispatcher for the county sheriff and the city police in a podunk little town in Oregon. I loved the work, but the hours sucked.

We worked 12 hour shifts. Mine was from 8 at night until 8 in the morning. But the way the scheduled worked was really screwy. We worked 4 days on, 4 days off, 3 days on, 3 days off.

It got really confusing. And it was really hard to plan things in advance because it was hard to calculate the days off without actually sitting down with a calendar and counting the days.

I don't know if they are still working that way, but it was a killer. Twelve hours of dispatching and answering 911 calls can be very taxing. We weren't busy, but I think that made it worse. If we had been busy, time would have gone by much faster. As it was, we got a few calls, but mostly in the evening. By 2am, it was dead until the morning officers came on duty at 7.

Did I mention I only had 1-2 officers to deal with? One or two county guys until Midnight and maybe one city officer until 2am when the bars closed. After that, there was only one guy on duty.

Ugh. Good thing I was young and stupid and didn't know any better.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

'Newhart' Sidekick Tom Poston Dies at 85

'Newhart' Sidekick Tom Poston Dies at 85

He was my favorite part of that show. He always made me laugh.

Rest in Peace, Tom.

Monday, April 30, 2007


I have posted two or three videos from YouTube in the last couple days and none of them are showing up on my blog!


What's up with that?

Plus, we were out fishing yesterday and I fell on my ass in the mud. Cracked a frickin' rib and ripped a bunch of skin off my arm.