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Friday, April 24, 2009



Time For A Party Game!
"Disco Paragraph" - Fill In The Blanks
After a long week working as an assistant trainer at the Jane Fonda Exercise Studio I was ready for a night out. I went to my closet, put on my ________ and headed out the door. I stopped to pick-up my friend ________ and we headed to Studio 54. This place was packed! I had just about sweated my ________ off when they turned on the lights and told us it was time to boogie home. Another great night. Can you dig it? :->

*Fill in the blanks by following the charts. If the First Letter of your FIRST name begins with an 'A' then fill in with "Polyester Suit", etc.
First blank/First Letter of your FIRST name:
A - E = Polyester Suit
F - J = Hot Pants
K - P = Platform Shoes
Q - U = Roller Skates
V - Z = Tube Top
Second blank, go by the First Letter of your LAST name. A - E will be Bob Mackie.
Second blank/First Letter of your LAST name:
A - E = Bob Mackie
F - J = Deney Terrio
K - P = Jimmy J.J. Walker
Q - U = K.C. & The Sunshine Band
V - Z = Liza Minnelli
Third blank, go by the First Letter of your FIRST name.
Third blank/First Letter of your FIRST name:
A - E = Glitter
F - J = Lipgloss
K - P = Blue Eye Shadow
Q - U = QT Tanning Lotion
V - Z = Sequined Headband

After a long week working as an assistant trainer at the Jane Fonda Exercise Studio I was ready for a night out. I went to my closet, put on my _platform shoes_ and headed out the door. I stopped to pick-up my friend _Bob Mackie_ and we headed to Studio 54. This place was packed! I had just about sweated my _glitter_ off when they turned on the lights and told us it was time to boogie home. Another great night. Can you dig it? :->

Have fun!! I can't wait to see what you get to wear to Studio 54.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Google Page Rank Happy Dance

I'm doing the Google Page Rank happy dance! Lola's Diner went from a Google Page Rank of 1 to 3!!!

And Fire Crotch Rocket which started out with no Google Page Rank when I took over, now has a Google Page Rank of 2!!!
Lola's Diner's Google Page rank is:
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I Am Sophie's Dealer

This is Sophie. I have become her dealer. Yup. She's completely hooked and it's all my fault. I signed up for a sample of Feline Greenies Dental Treats.

Sophie is a very finicky cat, so I was thankful the sample was free. I have tried giving her several different kinds of cat treats and she just sniffs, turns her nose up and walks away. Not Greenies. The sample was the Oven Roasted Chicken Flavor. Boy did they have her number! Sophie loves chicken and begs like a dog when we serve chicken for dinner. Sometimes I think she's not even a cat, because she dislikes anything fish flavored.

These Greenies are like kitty krack.

Sophie won't leave me alone today. She is constantly underfoot (which is usually normal when my daughter is gone) but she is also constantly nudging me with her head and trying to climb up next to me. She's even striking submissive poses for the camera:

She has no shame!

PS - This is not a paid post, but I would be happy to accept more free samples.

She's sitting at my feet now, staring at me, pleading. She is mad jonesing for Greenies.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The 40 Meme

Today's we meme comes from Lady Nina @ Live the Good Life, Fight the Good Fight. Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The 40 Meme
1. My uncle once :
was a war photographer in WW2. Sadly, I didn't find that out until his funeral.
2. Never in my life :
have I gone bungie jumping. And I never will.
3. When I was seventeen :
I was finishing high school.
4. High School was :
HELL! It was the 70's, bell bottoms, platform shoes, disco. Need I say more?
5. I will never forget :
my parents and my memories with them.
6. I once met :
Rosie O'Donnell and Oprah. (Not at the same time.)
7. There’s this girl I know who :
went to like a bazillion Grateful Dead concerts. She actually followed them for almost a year around the country.
8. Once, at a bar :
I skillfully deflected a slimy kiss from what later become my future brother-in-law. I was only 1 of 5 who dodged that bullet. Bleche.
9. By noon, I’m usually :
blogging and watching AMC.
10. Last night :
I watched the Cubs game with my son.
11. If only I had :
10 grand so I could pay some bills and b r e a t h e.
12. Next time I go to gym/church :
I'm afraid I'll burst into flames if Anastasia and I try to attend church near home. Lol! Not exactly GLBT friendly around here. I'm sure the next time we attend would be for a funeral or wedding. I should check the church we attended in Joliet and see if they got a new pastor yet. It was ok, but I really don't like when a church is going through a transition. I'm hoping to get a Y membership.
13. Susan Boyle :
is AWESOME! Why wasn't she doing local theatre?
14. What worries me most :
My daughter. She just doesn't seem to understand the gravity of some of her actions.
15. When I turn my head left, I see :
The purple drapes that came with the house that we hate, but can't afford to replace. And the leather sofa.
16. When I turn my head right, I see :
The Simpsons on the big screen tv.
17. You know I’m lying when :
I believe in Karma. I typically don't lie. I especially don't lie to Anastasia, it's better to just fess up. And to me omissions are lies, if you are omitting something to be deceptive, it's just as bad as lying. Full disclosure, that's my policy. ;D
18. What I miss most about the eighties :
My Mom.
19. If I was a character in Shakespeare, I’d be :
Certainly not Juliet....I have no idea. Were there any dykes in Shakespeare?
20. By this time next year :
I hope my daughter will be healthier and that things will be better for us.
21. A better name for me would be :
What's wrong with Lola? After all it was Ellen's stripper name on her sitcom.
22. I have a hard time understanding :
why if someone is depressed, despondent, feels persecuted and hates their life, why they feel it is necessary to kill innocent people and then take their own lives.
23. If I ever go back to school, I’ll :
I have no idea. I always thought I'd finish my bachelor's degree in Accounting, but I'm not sure I want to do that anymore.
24. You know I like you if :
I don't avoid you.
25. If I ever won an award, the first person I’d thank would be :
My kids.
26. When I compare 80’s rock to 90’s rock :
I AM old. The 70's were better. But if I had to pick between the 80's and 90's, I guess I'd pick 80's.
27. Take my advice, never :
marry my ex-husband. Just take my word on this one.
28. My ideal breakfast is :
Denver Omelette, or an Omelette with FRESH spinach and Feta cheese.
29. A song I love, but do not own is :
I'd like the album, Head East Live! I used to have it on 8-track tape. (That show's you how old I am.)
30. If you visit my hometown, I suggest :
If it's the town I'm in now, sheesh, I have no idea. I guess you could go contemplate your navel over a the village commons. They play muzak 24/7 when they don't have a movie or concert. Now, the town where I grew up, Oak Creek, WI, I have no idea. It's been more than 5 years since I've been back and they didn't really have anything to see. I doubt that's changed much. I'd say drive to Milwaukee and go for a brewery tour. Yah, that's the ticket.
31. My favorite Beatle is :
32. Why won’t people :
be more charitable? You can be more charitable with your time, your money, your choice of words even.
33. If you spend the night at my house :
You'd probably be up late.
34. I’d stop my wedding for :
35. The world could do without :
Thongs. Period. Not even on thin hawt women. I just find them gross, sorry.
36. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than :
Root for the St. L Cardinals.
37. My favorite blonde is :
38: Paper clips are more useful than :
Ex-husbands. For real.
39. If I do anything well, it’s :
purely luck.
40. And by the way :
Thanks for reading!

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My Sixth Conversation 10 Months - 10 Lives Challenge

Some of you may recall my previous posts on the 10 Month - 10 Lives Challenge.
Join The Impact says “Join us in a challenge over the next 10 months that will make an IMPACT. 10 months - 10 lives changed. Everyone in this movement must help keep the conversation going.
"We are asking each and every one of you to engage in 10 conversations with someone who does not understand our struggle and help them to see our point of view. We are not asking that you try to infringe on or disrespect their beliefs. Change can not occur with insult, it will only occur with respect. If all of us work hard to positively affect 10 lives, we can change this entire nation!"
If you missed my original posts, be sure to click on each to view them:
It's time for my Sixth Conversation of the 10 Month - 10 Lives Challenge. For this 6th conversation I found a great video on The Advocate. Comedian Kathy Griffin recently took to the streets of the SoCal suburb where voters were equally split on Proposition 8. She was trained along with other volunteers by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center's Vote for Equality Campaign. Her camera crew from her Bravo reality show, My Life on the D-List followed her. I wish I still had Bravo, I really enjoyed her show. Please note, the video may take a moment to load. (You will see "The Advocate. Building Channel". Then the Kathy Griffin video will load.)
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