The holidays are quickly approaching, and I'm
in a jam. My wife wants to go visit her parents. My kids want
to go visit my parents because they spoil them more than the
other set of grandparents. I want to stay here. Should I just
send everyone off to where they want to go and spend the holidays
alone, in peace? Or is that rude? What do you think?
Hmmm, turkey, beer, football. I know I can't wait. But unfortunately for you, Lance, what the wife wants, the wife gets. And if she doesn't get what she wants, you don't get what you want (wink wink.) So have a great time with her parents.
- Good luck, Diver
Does modern country music reflect rural living
like country music from the early 20th century did? Or is it
just contrived crap from a booming music industry?
Well I haven't heard any modern country tunes that talk about doublewides, wife-beater tank tops, Miller High Life and Ford trucks. But nonetheless, early country music was good; new country is just twangy pop or contrived crap from a booming music industry where mullets have stood the test of time and reason.
- Sincerely, The Diver
Diver: Chris the Irishman, from Storyville
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What's the point of staying in high school when
I can just get my GED? High school seems like nothing more than
a cliquey group of teen-agers killing time and judging people
based on how they look, dress and who they hang out with. Am
I right? Are American teen-agers as spoiled, shallow and lazy
as they are perceived by me and on television?
- Curious, Ryan
To me, high school was a great learning experience. I learned
so many things. First of all, where else can a 17-year-old have
many anonymous sexual experiences, get liquored and do lots
of mind-altering concoctions? Besides, the GED is there for
back-up purposes, for when you either get kicked out or flunk
out. Regardless of what you think Ryan, at least go to high
school for the aforementioned experiences.
- Your friend, The Diver
Do girls go for muscle cars anymore? I have the
chance to buy this bitchin' 83 'Vette but I want to know if
it will help me score. Your thoughts?
- Mr. X
I have this distinct feeling that you have a lot of hair on
your back, along with various gold chains, polyester leisure
suits and possibly a toupee. In any case a "bitchin' 83 'Vette"
ain't gonna help. I think your only chance of scoring Mrs. X
is to slip a micky to an unknowing young lady.
- Good luck, Diver