Saturday, March 12, 2011



We have all encountered them.
When you think of a prima donna, (
not pre-Madonna) you sort of think of someone who is a little demanding and temperamental. They love to dispense tons of advice, whether welcome or not. If they ask, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. Even though their "good advise" is certain to be ignored, there is still no reason not to give it!

They can be visionaries,
highly creative
with outstanding talent.

Divas are confidant, exuberant and full of energy. They often dress distinctively, and don't care about what others think of them and a bit of a drama queen.

"Having said that"-- the best way to manage a prima donna, is to make her your close friend!

Of course, there will be persistent nagging. She doesn't call it nagging, it is just a nudge to reach my higher potential, or the best in me. . . She just sent me an IM: "I am not ragging you,but just sayin'. . .!" Now isn't that precious!

She does have outstanding talents besides seeing others imperfections.

She is an awesome chef and is known for her culinary masterpieces made from simple wholesome ingredients. Her meals are accompanied by carefully chosen libations (ok-cheap swill or home-made rotgut).

And served with gales of laughter and her homegrown wit.

Yes, this crazy wild prima donna is one of my dearest friends. She is my four leaf clover and I am lucky to have her. Of course, she is opinionated, but she has a warm heart and is ready and willing to help in any crisis. From rescuing neglected animals to throwing a life raft to a soul adrift in the sea of life.We share the tears, the laughter and so many memories.

"A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world."

We'll be friends forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.


Cowgirl said...

Well, I guess I deserve all this adulation and passive-aggressive complimenting. YOU DO LOVE ME and that I know. I am pleased to hear you say that you realize all my 'help' is only intended for your growth and development into the person I know you can be ! Now, that is a precious statement, baby.

Actually, I did get a good belly laugh reading your description of me (a diva?). I love that you take it so are my perfect student...and you are forgiven for using some of the most flattering photos of me. But, be fore warned...I have a few good ones of you that I am just waiting to use.

I am honoured to be your friend for more than forever.

xxoxoxo yena

I think I have a very cool sense of style, btw, who else do you know that wears disintegrating clothes?

Anonymous said...

I have the doobieious distinction of cohabituating with said persona ( I am the guy in the lap dance picture as well as the 3rd Stooge)......its a riot!!!

Joey & Rick said...

I am confident that we wouldn't like her if she was a stitch different than she is, to us, she is perfection. I'm also confident she's agreeing with me.

We love and enjoy her "nudging" although, I will agree about it having little impact other than the occasional, guilty self confession of "Oh, Gina would SO NOT APPROVE!" when indulging in all those things in life she find unnecessary, evil to the body, or ridiculous.

As I see it we are so fortunate to have one that cares for us so deeply as to encourage us (Yes Thom and Kathy, it's encouragement, NOT nagging (she would say)), as Kathy said... to be our best self.

We all love her dearly and I pity the soul who doesn't have a "Yena" in their life. She comes with, as you said, Gales of Laughter, and so much more.

I think the pix are fabulous!!! They make me love her even more.

Cheers to Yena!