Monday, January 4, 2010

Welcome, New Followers

Since Saturday morning, my followers have almost doubled.  Hell, if I'd known that all I had to do to increase my followers was to publically announce that I've got a polar bear attached to my ass and I have to lose it to gain followers, I would have done it long ago!  So, welcome and here's a quick history lesson of me and my blog(s).

Why "GunDiva" as a name?  Well, that's easy.  I love, love, love to shoot anything that goes bang.  In the past, I've competed in defensive pistol and long-range rifle matches.  I visited my brother in Arizona one year and we went to the Scottsdale Gun Club.  They had a cute little baby-doll t-shirt with "Gun Diva" printed on it.  I bought the shirt and the nickname GunDiva stuck.

This blog started, I guess, as a way to share stories with my family and friends.  It was kind of just a fun way to write.  This blog, my primary one, is kind of a catch-all for anything.  There's no real theme.  I brag about my students, my horse, my kids and my husband.  I also rant on ocassion, the most recent being about an idiot (if she wasn't an idiot, I wouldn't have had to rant) in a movie theater.  And most recently, my blog is being used to document my 1st resolution of 2010 - to become healthier (I'm trying my best not to say "lose weight").

My second blog, Tales From The Trail, arose from my years as a wrangler in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  I'll be submitting the stories to a publisher (with help from a dear friend and fellow GunDiva) this spring in hopes of getting them published.  Keep your fingers crossed.

My third blog, Lyon's Roar Protection, is a WIP that has been sorely neglected of late.  My hope is to post once a week, but that hasn't been working out so well, with the majority of my energy being directed toward getting Tales published.

I've got three teenagers and a new husband...


...the equine love of my life...



...a cat...



...a step-dog...



...and amazing friends...





12 comments:

Aunt Juicebox said...

My daughter loves shooting too. She hasn't gotten to do it in a long while though, because I don't, and her dad is always too busy.

Love all the pics! Cute pets. =)

Allenspark Lodge said...

Well, never again will I hear the term "bare assed" without thinking "bear assed" Thanks.
Bill

A. Dakota said...

I came over from No Telling who I found on Blogs of Note. I've been wanting to check your blog for a while now, but as with any mom in this generation, it was always... no time, not now, until I actually just went ahead and did it. (Yea! I accomplished something I said I was going to do!) I'm going around and collecting feeds from other mom blogs. Not only does it help other bloggers, its the best way to keep track of updated posts while I'm on my own.

K. Erickson said...

Quit dawdling and get back to work on Lyon's Roar. Your fans eagerly await who's going to whack the preacher.

GunDiva said...

Aunt Juicebox, welcome! You should learn to shoot, too. Really. Most women don't because they know nothing about it, but once the mystery is gone, so is the fear :) I'm glad you stopped by.

Bill - you're a pain in my bear ass.

A. Dakota, welcome! I'm not sure how much "mommy" stuff you'll get here at my blog, but I'm glad you came on over. I've found some of my favorite bloggers from Monda at No Telling.

K, don't you have some claims to adjust? Seriously, I'm having problems with the preacher...Stacy really, really wants to kill him herself and if she allows him to be killed...we'll how can she be the best protection agent around if she allows someone to get killed on her watch?

GunDiva said...

K - typo that I just can't let go..."well, how can..." not "we'll". Sorry. Grrr...must be the bear on my ass :)

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

i got here just in time!
Following your polar bear ass now

GunDiva said...

Martinis - welcome. Please excuse the excessive weight and hair on my ass, but it will be leaving soon. Actually, there's no hair, just weight. Wanted to clear that up right away!

Mama Gayle said...

Hey.....loved your comments left at my post! Good luck with the healthy lifestyle, I know how hard it can be! I think from what I have gathered from you so far, you can do it! or anything for that matter!

adrienzgirl said...

Nice to meet you! I am glad to have you in our healthy life style forum! Please stop by to play anytime!

Nathanael Rey said...

and so sums up the woman that is... "GunDiva."

Obv. not a new follower, duh... but i'm so glad i clicked "follow" that fateful day! :-P

seriously, you know I love your blog... nuff sed?

GunDiva said...

Nate, I'm awfully glad you stopped by and clicked follow a million years ago :)