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Friday, January 16, 2009

Idle Thoughts and Great Advice!

You 'snaps hear Miss Ginger talk about the "Krewe" a lot, and you may wonder who they are, and why I talk about them so much. Well, the "Krewe" is like my surrogate family. Oh, don't get me wrong, I have a "real" family that I love very much, and they love me. They even deal with Miss Ginger pretty damn well, for a bunch of straight boys. My real family is there when I need them, for things like strokes, and cancer, and birthdays, and vacations. But they have their own "everyday" lives, and that doesn't always coincide with Miss Ginger's life, or even Boy Ginger's, for that matter.
My Krewe family, however, is always there. When Miss Ginger hosts a show, her Krewe family shows up, with fists full of dollars, to cheer her on and drive her cause. They are there on Sunday at 9:30am for breakfast, when the rest of the world is just arising. They are there to be the Captains and Lieutenants in the Ball we call Miss Ginger's life. And for a group that is decidedly NOT a "drag" organization, they are there to let Miss Ginger be Miss Ginger.
Some people in the Krewe or outspoken and omnipresent, and some are demure and behind the scenes. But they are always there, and Miss Ginger loves them all.
And from the Karma of the internet, Miss Ginger has received several comuniques recently from one of her favorite individuals in the Krewe, who is often softspoken and understated. She sent Miss G the hilarious Ass Smiley at Walmart photo, and she also sent this piece of clever and usefule advice:

Car Keys Tip - pass it on PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT. Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.'s Office, the check out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the keychain. It works if you park in you r driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break in your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around... After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that! And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or prevent a sexual assault. It is also a good idea to carry your car keys with you in case you fall outside and no one is around ot notice or hear you. you can activate the car alarm and then people will know there's a problem. P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. It would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone .

It makes Miss Ginger remember that old commercial from a few years back: "I've fallen (down drunk) and I can't get up!"
Thanks, Lea! If you're reading, keep on reading and sending me great stuf!


mistress maddie said...

What a good piece of advice. With the money more tight,the Mistress had to let go the secuity here at the estate and when the Boy-Toy is away she gets nervous. Thanks for the tip girl! It's nice to know that people look out for you isn't it?

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad your second family is so supportive.

Good tip on the keys, but here at Nutwood, all it would do is scare away the deer and squirrels :o)

David Dust said...

That is excellent advice - but unfortunately I live in Manhattan and don't own a car.

So the "Screaming Bloody Murder" method will just have to do in case of any emergencies here.


alnhouston said...

thanks for the heads up advice. it also works really well in a parking garage if you've lost your,always note the garage level #,color and door to Nordstoms that you've entered:)

Beth said...

Great advice, but Ken is right...I'd probably just be laying there in the driveway until he came home from work!

Whoa, that lady on the I've fallen and I can't get up commercial was actually drunk?! Another icon knocked off of her pedestal....

Love, Beth


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