Sunday, May 28, 2006
Posted at 03:45 pm by Milehighdiva
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
A Quiz for People Who Know Everything!
Falls. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.
Go ahead ... try it! The answers are below so you don't have to wait....I like instant gratification too!
1. There's one "sport" in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?
5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
6. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
7. Only three words in Standard English begin with the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them.
8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar Can you name half of them?
9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers?"
10. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls (a walk) is one way. Name the other six.
11. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?
12. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter "S."
"Answers To Quiz"
1. There's one "sport" in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it? Boxing.
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables? Asparagus and rhubarb.
4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball? Baseball.
5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside? Strawberry.
6. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine—it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle? The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
7. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.
8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name half of them? Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
9. Where are the lakes that are referred to as the "Los Angeles Lakers?"
In Minnesota. The team was originally the Minneapolis Lakers and kept the name when they moved west.
10. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls (a walk) is one way. Name the other six. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference; catcher drops third strike; fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.
11. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it? Lettuce.
12. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter "S." Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
Posted at 06:30 am by Milehighdiva
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
My Sunday evening sucked. Two pit bulls (that I didn't even know were in the neighborhood) escaped through their owner's fence (across the street). Apparently, there are enough missing boards to let the Hulk through. Anyway, they tried to attack a man walking his dog on a leash. My friend, Eric, was able to grab the two dogs by their spike collars and pull them down. He's a big guy, 6'3" tall and 210 lbs. We got the dogs into my garage. They attempted to get through the passage way door into my home but thankfully I have a good bolt lock. Called the police/animal control. They took the dogs away for "Running at large" and now I'm the bitch of the neighborhood cause I turned "the puppies" in. The people who own the dogs are 6 young men who live in the house...... Last night, the neighbor girl down the street couldn't wait to run her mouth and tell Jorge, Jose and Juan who turned them in....pointing to me. Never mind she could have been a victim, or her poodle she walks on a leash. It's not illegal to have pit bulls in my county or my neighborhood.
Now, I am fairly worried about retalaliation... I am going to keep my pets in my basement each day rather than the pet door thing....the funny thing is, I was asked if I wanted to swear a complaint for vicious dog and I said no....just the running at large.....so they can get their dogs back by paying 200.00 to the shelter.
I just don't get it....do you?
Posted at 06:13 am by Milehighdiva
Thursday, July 07, 2005
I know I've been gone for way too long.....and I'm going to attempt to make a comeback. I don't blog from work because I am too concerned about the big brother stuff and getting into trouble for doing so. Besides, where I work...they monitor your web surfing, etc. And---some blog sites (blogger.com and others) are literally restricted sites and notations are made you were attempting to access them!
I'm having all kinds of trouble with my AOL and my home computer...so I have a laptop I'm going to get busy with.
I am okay. I'm poor...very poor (not that I was wealthy before) but I have a severely reduced cash flow now. I'll make it--because I always HAVE made it. I've been more poor than this and I'm still standing. HAHAHAHHA After I get over my self-induced withdrawal from everything I always bounce back.
I met a very nice man who I am seeing exclusively and almost 24/7. He is younger than me which was early on an issue for me but not him. He is 36. I am 52. He tells me that I am pretty and beautiful, smart, etc., etc. He cooks! He washes my car! He treats me like a princess. One day after a particularly crappy day in cube land, I came home to find a rose on my pillow and a card. On my birthday last month, he not only gave me flowers, he arranged them himself and hand delivered them to my office. Someone hold me back! He is very fun to be with, very witty, creative and OMG handsome. We have a great time together and I really enjoy everything about him. He is 6'3", 210 lbs. blonde hair and blue eyes. I can hardly contain myself he is so fine looking! I have never dated anyone that looks like him. HAHAHAHHAHA Wow...I am in magic land.
He met me by sheer "stranger to stranger social conversation" at a tire store where we both were customers waiting. He asked me to coffee...I went about a week later. But coffee turned out to be dinner (then coffee) He is the impetus behind my recent split decision. I wasn't seeing him at all and he wasn't WHY I made my decision, but he made me get out of my "I'm ugly and worthless and no one" mindset. He's one of the reasons I'm not online that much. I'm actually busy...doing stuff...going to movies, flea markets, yard sales, playing games (no not that kind...scrabble, battleship, trivial pursuit), going thrift store shopping (which he loves to do)....visiting with his family.
I finally have someone who likes to be with me who laughs and makes me laugh. I feel so good in my heart. I don't know how long this will last --- but while I have this joy, I will savor it. After all the losses I have endured in my life of so many proportions and through such tragic circumstances, I have learned this much-----enjoy each day....and that is what I am trying to do...keep an eye on the positive side of my life and cherish each moment. (well, not mowing the yard...but I consider that exercise now..GRIN!) Hell, I even take vitamins now.
I'll try to get to all of your blogs today!
Posted at 11:01 am by Milehighdiva
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Mother Nature to the rescue
Hey! Not that I like cleaning -- because I don't!!!
But if you are going to have to do it (or someone is going to have to do it) and you don't want to spend those hard earned funds on cleaning solutions and other smelly chemicals which are going to destroy your lungs and skin...........I just found this cool site for alternative cleaning methods that don't cost a fortune or send you off to the respiratory hospitals.
Turns out Grandma was probably right....
check it out: Cleaning it
I could even be persuaded to experiment....
Posted at 03:44 pm by Milehighdiva
Thursday, June 09, 2005
I'm just not able to really "blog" these days....
I do truly appreciate all the lovely and supportive comments and emails you have all sent me.
Seems I vacillate between tears and happy and when I'm like this..I pretty much stay silent.
A life long fight with depression isn't easy to always balance when there are other life, work, financial issues going on.
So, trite as it may seem, I do think about all of you and wish I had the emotional charge right now to be able to blog and read blogs....
maybe it'll be back before I know it.
Love to you all
Posted at 10:01 pm by Milehighdiva
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Sorry for the lapse in reading/writing blogs..I'm in the recuperation mode right now.
He is gone and I am trying to clean up the leftover mess in my home, garage, basement, head and heart. I had to take the pets to a kennel in order to be sure they were safe. I took myself elsewhere to make sure I was safe.
We are back home now...the furkids and me.
Now I have a lot of work to do physically re-organizing and re-arranging and I'm trying to get that done. Taking a week off from work this week for some downtime to do these things. Learning to take care of my yard myself. For some of you that would be "what??" as if I don't know how...but no, I don't. I'm not a yard work person...learning to become one.
I'm also trying to recuperate mentally and that will take some time I'm sure. My decision to break up with him was a decision that should have been acted upon a longgggggggggg (as in years) time ago but I was a chicken shit and didn't do it. Fortunately, the cosmos intervened and someone came into my life giving me at least the guts to do this.
Thanks for listening and I'll be back after a re-grouping of my home and my head.
Posted at 04:25 pm by Milehighdiva
Friday, April 29, 2005
An evening of light - Dr. Maya Angelou
Let's see---I've been to rock concerts, ballets, the opera, you name it...
tonight was special... An Evening With Dr. Maya Angelou.
What a remarkable woman. 77 years young with a gleam in her eye, a loving heart, a wise woman of the world, a sensitive spirit, an old soul with a young mind.....She is amazing. Truly amazing. She read poetry - both hers and others. Challenged us to read African American poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The best??? She sang "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine"....and told the story of lights...the lights that we are to others who we don't even know, and the lights that have gone before us....paving the way for us, even when they had no idea who we would be, or our names. She told about her family, and growing up the way she did...her years mute from trauma, her grandmother and her uncle Willie (who were her lights)...and asked that we all learn courage....and use it. She does not tolerate racial prejudice in any form and was so refreshing and just absolutely wonderful.
She talked about the slaves who came here, the Irish potato famine ship residents, the pilgrims, the Chinese who built America's railroads, the indigenous people....all those who came to America to build a land of many faces, many colors, many religions and how they paved the path for us..those of us who they never would know.
She spoke of courage --- how important it is to have courage and how we are not born with it. We have to learn it little by little and practice it to get it stronger.
So I have much to think about---
How to let my light show and pave the way...and who is going to benefit from my light shining?
Whose light has shone and lit my path...Not only those I know, but those I have never met....who have gone before me.
What about you? Who are you shining your light for? Who is yet to come who will benefit from your life's candle and who is being illuminated by you now? Whose lamp of love shone for you?
Posted at 11:12 am by Milehighdiva
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Tonight I am attending a presentation by Maya Angelou.
I'm so happy about this. What a powerful woman and at this time in my existence...I really need to hear her words.
She is so amazing!
Posted at 08:31 am by Milehighdiva
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Okay...you are a sandwich
What kind are you?
I'm a bacon lettuce and tomato
spicy, colorful, crunchy and delicious! (with mayo of course)
oh and P.S.
all you blogspot.com friends....
I cannot access your site from work....it's a no no.
I'll catch you from home.
Posted at 03:39 pm by Milehighdiva