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I've been charmed by the depiction of the various animals of the Chinese zodiac,and other folklore, shown participating in various Olympic sports.

Today's has been interesting. But please tell me:
Which story has the magic Chinese sperm?
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Schumann for my brain"

It helps.
Audio and written article good. But do click on the links on the left. NPR is building up some nice audio and concert files.

<edit: code fixed. Obviously needed more Schumann.
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General theme has been developing since mid-morning:

Is "Chump" stamped on my forehead?

Come to think of it; this has been going on for a lot longer.

It's going to stop.
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mental mashup

Tarot.com, Wed--for everybody.

An uplifting Sagittarius Moon encourages exuberant expressions that could overstep personal boundaries.

Effusive Jupiter is in the cosmic spotlight as it's tensely aspected by sexy Venus and macho Mars. Our attractions grow to match our strong desires, but we could suffer the consequences of overindulgence if we don't exercise self-restraint.

Checking in often with others can eliminate the need to apologize for any inconsiderate actions tomorrow.

And Thursday followup:

The angry red planet, Mars, symbolizes fiery emotions and today is opposed extravagant Jupiter in a tug of war that can push us beyond our limits. Our adrenaline is flowing and we are raring to go. The adventurous Sagittarius Moon will further inspire us to say "yes" when we should first consider the consequences of our actions. No doubt there are boundless possibilities everywhere we turn, yet we can exhaust ourselves if we don't know when to stop.

And, on a somewhat related note from Something Awful
A cute pouty lips will take you anywhere.
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It goes beyond "Evie touched my chickens"

Somedays it's just about her whole Umbridgitudity.
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for those of you who need more than coffee, some lovely photography from [livejournal.com profile] lrc


I may stroll in the arboretum after the morning meeting. (Flamingo tree is starting to bloom).

Ear worms

Jan. 7th, 2008 03:17 pm
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My own fault. Was looking for something different to distract my restlessness, without distracting my focus at work. I was fidgety and drowsy today, and needed an aural stimulant---but nothing distracting in terms of intricate lyrics.

Never thought to look for Philip Glass, before. Found him.

I will now have "Mr. Bojangles", from Glass's Einstein on the Beach stuck in my head.
You'd think it would be the "Knee Plays", but nooooo......
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[livejournal.com profile] tsgeisel warned me.

I have Lydia Pinkham stuck in my head.
There is nothing like trying to fall asleep with a fever and chills, and

drinka drinka drinka Lydia Pinkham Pinkham Pinkham.

And some of the verses, too.

Btw, I don't think I've ever seen [livejournal.com profile] edge_of_within have so much fun performing as he did with Can Can Bijou.
Yes, pretty girls do help--but he was having a blast at Mad Sal's, and it showed.

Next time

Dec. 7th, 2007 12:15 am
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its raining like a cow pissing on a rock, I am going to ask for space on a couch.

Shit. If I want a scary ride, I'll to an amusement.
Not fun.

40 minute drive, and half the time felt like I was hydroplaning. Not exaggerating. And I wasn't driving fast.

Fortunately, not many people on the 80 tonight and NO contruction...the all seemed to have gathered in Vacaville to have accidents.

for me

Nov. 3rd, 2007 04:30 pm
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I think I need a drive more than anything else.
Out. Sunlight.

Spent time indoors today being tired, trying to organize and update contacts.
And right now I'm looking at a rapidly setting sun, and realizing I was not laying on the grass, somewhere, out of this county, as I had imagined on Friday.

Artist's Way recommended a weekly date with yourself (insert joke here). I didn't get that. I need that. Now.

And I need it with sunlight and out of the city and the sound.
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Tomorrow, getting together with Kayak Buddy, and pull old electronics and computers out of our homes.
Solano Waste Management is having a FREE dump-it day. (Versus the $60 quoted for the load I had last Saturday....gee, yeah, I might prefer this.)

She brings the truck from Dixon, and her junk....I add my junk, and provide gas, lunch and a chance to get together and talk.

She was also the one who introduced me to Fly Lady....to my obvious resistance.
But I did send her a note today, while we plotted for tomorrow.

"And Fly Lady still drives me nuts....
but I've decided my Kitchen Sink is me.

My job is to make sure my clothes and gear are laid out in the morning where I can find them.
Including backpack, projects, and maybe lunch. Must include containers/carriers/bags....no hunting for plastic or canvas bags at 6.30am because 'I knew there was one somewhere, just saw it yesterday'. "
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1. Update on Dad situation, which WILL involve bragging rights for me.
2. Reply to [livejournal.com profile] labelleizzy's meme.
3. A Barabara Sher meme I've been wanting to do for two months.

But for now. I have day off with Mr. Snuffy. Headed to State Fair.

Moo. Ewe cam.
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Little marshmallow bits, trying to spill forth from the head and its not happening. (Started at 10am)


Not getting focused. Don't want to get focused.
Focused means facing what life is bringing, and I really don't want to deal with it.

I've had some lovely days in the midst of stress/worry/fear. I am focusing on *that*.

I'm selfish and childish. I am not only worried about what the future may bring for others, as well as difficulties for myself---and I'm worried about losing fun and pleasure.

No, correction. I'm worried about losing happiness.

This period of my life as been the most alive I've been in a long time. This doesn't mean always happy. I have been hurt and angry---but it has included the most happy joyous pleasurable times.

I don't want to lose that.

Maybe that ain't selfish. Maybe that's human survival. Not just animal survival (although I've learned how to be a good healthy animal in the last 10 years---I just have to remember to allow myself that basic instinct.)

No, I am learning what I am allowed to desire, aspire, as a cognizant, learning, human.

***************Good Lord. Good LJord.
I'm either 14 year old drama squeen, 17 year old emo, or mid-life I am woman, hear me worship psuedo pagan feely goodness.

Bleagh. Bad mis post, no miso soup.
Only tofu.

OK, done at 12am.
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Based on the ending of #6 HBP )

....I'm just sayin'....
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Thank you to friends who excused me from fun social dates so that I might get some sleep.

Happy to report I got home, went face first into the pillow, and napped for about an hour and a half. Got up, wrote, then back to bed. Got almost 8 hours total.

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Trying to work, "A Very Merry Unbirthday" is running through my head....

and I have images of NewCastle being danced to that tune.

SwearTaGod, it works during the chorus.
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mis y mas
2007 June 12 Tues

For myself, must do treats:
a movie (waitress)---instead of solstice poetry Wed?
a book from UCD bookstore---nature guide
a subscription to Games magazine

for Dad
a bird book

for myself
keep writing.
keep bitching
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My new boss let's me work, with my mind, my clock.
My mind is finding new interest in my daily tasks.

I'm starting to enjoy dance, for the dance.
I'm almost ready to close my woman and daughter stages.
I'm almost ready to explore the crone.

If I can regain my writing, my rhythm voice
If I can gain a music, for expression with no voice

I'll start breathing and pulsing, again.


Feb. 21st, 2006 09:49 am
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I hate these crashes. Really good times, breaks/hiding from the daily grinds/stresses, really long weekends. Or a great combination of all three, like this past weekend

And I come back to the office, refreshed, full of plans on how to take back control of my work and life---and slam headfirst into a brick wall.

I really don’t know what I’m doing, and I have no idea how to get back into being a functioning adult. And worse yet is the sensation that the gears are grinding faster, tighter, the work in all my life is piling up, and my resources of time and money and energy are shrinking. And I really don’t know how to fix any of this.

I am really fighting an urge to pack it all up, turn it all off and run out of this building.
I know, I know: breathe breathe breathe.
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I forgot to note this important fact: per my office calendar, and Brian Froud, this is the goblin month of Lymus, “vulgarly called Fibruary, or the Moon of Deceits….culminating in the abhorrent (and often actionable) Feast of Slanders”.

I’ve missed the opportunity to notify you all of such holidays and special reminders as Present Dents Day (Feb 12), Eat Your Heart Out, and Festival of Denyatorio (Feb 17). Feb 18 through 25 has noted the following reminders each day:

Keep denying everything
Stick to your story
Hide Evidence (President’s day)
Burn evidence
Throw evidence in river (Washington’s birthday)
Run away
Go back for more evidence left in obvious places
Run away again.

This, by the way, is the calendar girl my co-workers get to view: http://www.natureswonderland.biz/follimal.gif

I think they are worried about me.


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