Category Archives: Diva Rant

Today’s Thought: Over-entitlement….

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I was at the breakfast hole this morning with my favorite fast food manager in the world.  She runs a tight ship and is gloriously a joy!  I call her one of my AngelGirls!  She and I were reflecting on how after decades in corporate America we have seen people become insensitive, over entitled, and just lacking in manners and common courtesy.  She says people come in and order a one dollar item and berate the staff like they are entitled. I’d probably dump hot coffee on them or something.  But not AngelGirl, she waits on these dweebs as if they were actually human beings.  I have lessons to learn from her!  

She makes each day that I go in a wonderful way to start the day.  We should all learn from her, in fact.  This grumpy crone actually loves people….(don’t tell anyone), but I draw the line at rude, manner-less, idiots.  

Yesterday I was leaving the wholesale super store with my sister…each with a huge cart full.  A manner-less, dweeb (you cannot imagine how much I want to cuss on this one) jumped between our overloaded carts and attempted to push past us in a hurry, with his 2 loaves of bread.  He pushed by me and I accidentally hit his heel.  He turned to me and said I needed to get my glasses checked.  The fire breathing dragon from middle Earth erupted and I went off like a bottle rocket.  

“What has happened to manners in the South” I screamed.  Rude old men deserve to get hit when they are not gentlemanly enough to let two women, pushing heavy baskets, leave a premises.  He began to curse back.  I told him to get out of my face or I’d hurt him worse the next hit.  My sister now red and embarrassed. What I really wanted to say was…” Unless you are taking those 2 loaves of bread to Jesus to feed the starving masses there is no excuse for your disgusting behavior”.  But I refrained realizing I’d let my disgust for the over-entitled masses make me as rude as they are. Although I felt truly justified in doing so with this old fart.  Courtesy people!  Respect! I still believe in good manners.  

However, as a time worn crone, I set proper boundaries, and take no shit! Someone still has to take a stand for those wonderful men who stand when we enter a room, open the door for anyone, and care for their families and loved one with gallantry. My tribute to those few of you who remain gentlemen in spite of the chaos of the world.  We love you best.  Is It Just Me? 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Diva Ranting: Idiot Drivers…

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I’ve been trying not to rant of  late. Trying to nurture the kinder, gentler, Crone….However, Is it just me, or do the dumbest drivers ever always get out during lunch hour, and impede the progress of those of us who have places to go during lunch hour?  

I just got behind some impaired git who was going …Oh, I don’t know…less than 2 miles per hour in the superstore parking lot all the way to the light.  The light turns green for the usual 5 seconds and the git sits, then runs the red light! Here’s me and the rest of the lot waiting at another light.  

Always safety first! However, my mind is saying run the light with the git, and push that little slow moving bug down the street into an oncoming train!!!  Sorry, the rant made me feel better!  Anyway, I wish you all a better traffic pattern than the one in the Crater today.  Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Rambling: Hoarding

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My daughter was once on a TV Show called “Clean House” she was the yard sale Diva and organizing expert.  I use to watch her try to talk people out of the junk they were hoarding in order to get their homes in order and generally always from being a health risk.  If you are concerned you or someone you know has an issue…Below is one school of thought to help you decide…..

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

8 Facts on the Physical, Social, and Emotional Impacts of Hoarding

Hoarding is the compulsive collection of possessions accompanied by difficulty parting with them. This behavior can negatively impact many areas of a person’s life causing serious physical, social, emotional, financial, and legal problems. These collected items can include objects such as newspapers, food, clothing, boxes, photographs, plastic bags, household supplies, magazines and animals. Let’s take a closer look at the reality of hoarding…

1. Hoarding Statistics

Hoarding affects 4-percent of the population.  It is estimated than 40-percent of object hoarders also hoard animals. In the United States 3,500 animal hoarders are reported yearly, affecting at least 250,000 animals.

It is estimated that more than 80-percent of animal hoarders have diseased or dead animals on their properties. Approximately 70-percent of hoarders are women, who are single, divorced, widowed, or have suffered emotional trauma in their lives. Unless a hoarder receives treatment they have a 100-percent chance of relapsing.

2. Hoarding Symptoms

Symptoms of hording include severe anxiety when they or someone else discards or attempts to discard an item. Patients also experience difficulty organizing possessions and are indecisive, overwhelmed and embarrassed about their collection. They distrust others who try to help.

Obsessive compulsive thoughts plague them in regards to their possessions. They are afraid of needing the item in the future. Other symptoms include pathways through their homes with possessions sometimes piled floor to ceiling, social and marital problems, health hazards and financial problems.

3. The Main Reasons People Hoard

Hoarding is associated with depression, hyperactivity, and obsessive compulsive disorder. In a few cases it may be related to an eating disorder such as pica (eating non-food stuffs) or psychosis. Hoarders often have endured emotional trauma in their lives, such as abuse, divorce, or the death of a loved one. Animal hoarders typically substitute the perceived love of the animal for the intimacy of actual human relationships.

4. Effect on Quality of Life

People who hoard often live in hazardous conditions. Their homes are cluttered and filthy. Presenting both a fire and disease hazard. Animal hoarders have the added danger of sick or dead animals which can spread disease to them. Hoarding causes anger and resentment in family members and can adversely affect the growth and emotional development of children.

5. Hoarding vs. Collecting

Collectors are usually well organized and have a sense of pride and joy associated with their possessions. They tend to budget carefully and don’t overextend themselves. In contrast, hoarders tend to be embarrassed about their hoarding, are disorganized , indecisive and try to hide their possessions from others. They are secretive and feel sad, discouraged and overwhelmed. They’re often in debt and feel sad after acquiring more items.

6. Animal Hoarders

Cats, dogs, and horses are animals typically collected by hoarders. They take in or “rescue” these unwanted, unloved animals with the best of intentions. Hoarding gives these people the feeling that they are important and loved. Hoarders often become emotionally attached to the animals and don’t believe anyone else can love them as much. This makes it difficult for them to adopt the animals out, despite the fact that due to overcrowding they can no longer provide the basic necessities of life.

7. Hoarding Health Risks

Hoarders often neglect their own health, and often spend all their time, energy and money on hoarding or caring for their animals. They are often sleep deprived due to feeling overwhelmed by the great responsibility of caring for all the animals they have collected. Hoarders can also suffer from animal-borne diseases, fleas, ticks and the problems associated with ammonia inhalation. The animals are stressed, malnourished, and living in filthy, overcrowded conditions resulting in disease and death.

8. Hoarding Intervention

The most effective treatment for hoarders is intensive cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT). People with hoarding problems have been successfully treated. Treatment for animal hoarders involves help from family and friends. They will also need intervention by animal control officials who will apprehend distressed animals and make it more difficult for the hoarder to rescue or adopt in the future. Animal hoarders need to learn to replace their animals with caring human relationships. This can only be accomplished by the support of family and friends and with the help of a skilled therapist.

 

Diva Rant-I’m Over It!!!!

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I’m over all the neigh Sayers, the overly politically correct “crapists” who rain on everyone’s daily parade by stomping their feet and pounding their gorilla chests in protest of everything and acting like out of control, petulant children.  Narrow minded Nazis who want everything their way or else.  

Get over your bad selves.  Start doing some real activist work by putting love and better vibration out in our Universe.  Seriously…..breathe, read from the Dali Lama or Buddha. Use some enlightened masters to guide your thoughts…and first and foremost Get a Damn Job!….Grow up and contribute to the world and volunteer where it counts…do something besides whine, complain and riot! I don’t get it?  What am I missing?

For those of you who can relate to this Rant, thank you for being you and doing your parts. I stand in awe and respect.  

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Musing- Get Over It……

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I see our world in such chaos and grown adults acting like petulant children stomping their feet.  I don’t know about you but if I’d acted that way my parents would have given me a good head thumping or as they say in our neck of the wood…a good Kentucky butt whipping out on the back forty.

If one is a supportive responsible member of society, one gets up each day and does the job before them.  If you need a job, then the job is updating your resume and seeking a job. It is NOT stomping your foot like Rumpelstiltskin until you go through the floor with shin splints. Seriously,  what am I missing?  

I was in a near fatal accident once on a Friday afternoon.  I completely scalped my head and was in trauma care for hours flat-lining twice.   I was egg plant colored from collar bone to ankles but went to work on Monday as if nothing had happened.  I hate pussy, whining drones. Seriously, I’m so sick of lining in a whining, over entitled society.  Our grandparents are turning over in their graves along with the men, women who have died for this great land and our freedom, as well as the founding fathers.

Get a grip, Get a life, Get a job, Get grateful for this beautiful world and shut up if you can’t.

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Rant: Rules of the Road

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I was on my way to work this morning and stopped at the usual 4-Way Stop.  I was about 8 cars back in my lane.  All the vehicles were headed in the opposite direction from me.  As I sat observing 3 our of 4 drivers had cell phones to their ears.

What part of ...you’re worse than a drunk driver ….don’t you understand?!!!  Yesterday at that location a small unparented child headed toward the road.  Not one of the people on a cell phone would have seen her.  

Please people, isn’t there enough chaos in the world without you running around with carefree abandon on a public roadway and endangering lives…including your own I might add.  The rules of defensive driving say we are responsible to see that we drive safely so that every other driver ends up at their respective destinations safe as well.

Be the light!

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Rant-Idiots!!!!!

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OK!!! Do you ever have to deal with the mutant, male chauvinist pig who refuses to listen to a “Woman” period? Will go out, ignoring authority, and purchase something that is useless and detrimental to an organization…just to show the EGO is right….and when it isn’t, expects someone else to bail them out and points the finger at a others?  

I’m a juicy old crone and those people still piss me off!!!  Hopefully the Karma Cops won’t be too hard on  my Divaness with zero tolerance for mean spirited idiots?????  Blatant lack of respect totally pisses me off!  I’ll go work on my temper…the rest of you don’t do like I do; do like I say…be kind and respectful of one another.  

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Rant-What’s Your Pitiful

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I was chatting with one of the true Diva’s at the Diva Watering Hole this morning and we were discussing all of the people in the community who walk around their whole lives with a pity act going on day in and day out.  Oh, woe is me, nobody loves me, everybody hates me. OMG!!!! No wonder; no one can stand a person who chooses to be a sad sack by choice.  You have to let go.

Form follows thought! That is basic physics. So if all you ever do is think in the toilet….you life has no choice but to dwell in the toilet of your chosen thoughts. It’s you and only you who can bring it out.  It is a Universal Law.  Stinkin’ Thinkin’ brings only disaster. 

Get out of your sorry self and volunteer in your community.  Get a job that helps people or animals.  Let go of yesterday; its dead (dead energy unless YOU hold onto it) bury it.  It’s like carrying around a piece of dead meat for weeks…it stinks and spoils everything around it. 

If you can no longer find joy in every day, if you cannot find 5 things to be grateful the Universe has given you, or even one thing that lifts the heart, then you dead of spirit by your own volition. Look at the sky, look at a pet or child, and tell me you cannot find joy.  If you cannot then you are dead of spirit.  

Luckily there is a fix for it all.  Love, light, meditation, joy  and gratitude can cure anything. Get the cancer of bad thoughts out of your mind and heal your heart and body at the same time.  It’s always, always your choice.  

Love, Light and Namaste,

The Queen Cronista