Aquarius Horoscope for week of November 29, 2012
It’s time for you to be leader of the pack, Aquarius; to take your gang to the next level; to make sure the group mind isn’t suppressing innovation and enforcing peer pressure but is rather inspiring every member of the tribe to be as creative as they dare to be. And if it’s not realistic for you to wield that much power, then do whatever you can to synergize the alliances that hold your posse together. Build team morale. Gossip constructively. Conspire to animate an influx of fresh magic.
Psychologist Carl Jung believed that all desires have a sacred origin, no matter how odd they may seem. Frustration and ignorance may contort them into distorted caricatures, but it is always possible to locate the divine source from which they arose. In describing one of his addictive patients, Jung said: “His craving for alcohol was the equivalent on a low level of the spiritual thirst for wholeness, or as expressed in medieval language: the union with God.”
Therapist James Hillman echoes the theme: “Psychology regards all symptoms to be expressing the right thing in the wrong way.” A preoccupation with porn or romance novels, for instance, may come to dominate a passionate person whose quest for love has degenerated into an obsession with images of love. “Follow the lead of your symptoms,” Hillman suggests, “for there’s usually a myth in the mess, and a mess is an expression of soul.”
A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well. Henny Youngman
Ok, I am full blown sick now! I made it through the gig last night, barley. My voice started to go in set 3. But, I made it. Now I have been in and out of bed 3 times today and have been sucking down Alka Seltzer Cold Plus, yickkie! I have big plans today for a pizza, some hot coffee, a hot shower and then retiring to bed with a good movie after a nice hot shower. Tomorrow my week is going to be slam danced between my writing schedule, with 4 new accounts on my desk, Mom’s 2 doctor’s appointments, 2 rehearsals and a gig on Saturday at Fisher’s Bar in Homedale…..watch me go now! With that I leave you with Etta James….
Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars. Violeta Parra
We had a falling out, Donna and I did. We both did some stupid things to each other that caused a friendship of over 27 years to fall away, awash in mistrust and lies. We really stopped our friendship about a year ago and I won’t go into the reasons why here, it’s irrelevant. Needless to say, we have finally forgiven each other. It took some time and some work, but we are friends once again. Yes, we have renewed our friendship but there is a certain amount of trust that has been shattered and can’t ever be retrieved. No matter what I can always forgive, but I will never forget, I can’t, the pain is still too fresh, too new. So, we are friends at arms length. Is it good to have her back in my life, I don;t know yet…..That remains to be seen. On the other hand, my best friend, Brian (Boo), who is my daughter’s Godfather, pretty much blew me off. We were supposed to go do something together while he was here from Pocatello and we didn’t. He stopped in to see me for like a 1/2 hour on Tuesday and that was it. He has gone back home now. I had asked him to stick around and come see us play tonight at The Gathering Place, but he wanted to be home yesterday. It hurts that he didn’t make more time for me. Ci est la vie.
With that I leave you with queen…
Aquarius Horoscope for week of November 22, 2012
Psychologists have done studies that suggest we subconsciously adopt the qualities of fictional characters we read about or see in movies. That’s not a problem if those characters are smart, ethical, highly motivated people whose ideals are similar to ours. But if the heroes of the stories we absorb are jerks who treat others badly and make messes wherever they go, our imitative urges may lead us astray. Right now is a crucial time for you to be extra careful about the role models you allow to seep into your imagination. You’re especially susceptible to taking on their attributes. I say, be proactive: Expose yourself intensely to only the very best fictional characters who embody the heights you aspire to reach.
Build a plush orphanage in Minsk
Feel sorry for a devious lawyer
Rebel against your horoscope
Give yourself another chance
Write your autohagiography
Play games with no rules
Teach animals to dance
Trick your nightmares
Relax and go deeper
Dream like stones
Mock your fears
Drink the sun
Who are my heroes? My Grandma is my biggest hero. She always told me I was beautiful and I could be anything I wanted to be. She supported me as an artist, musician, she made me get involved in gymnastics and dive team, she taught me how to sew and cook, and she always loved me unconditionally. She is my biggest hero and I miss her dearly.
I’m not a big country fan but the song fits!
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. Woody Allen
I have so much to be thankful for today! I am busier than ever with music “stuff” and the band is doing really well. I am cooking dinner for the family and friends that have chosen to spend their holiday with us. So, over the next two days I will be cleaning and cooking like a mad woman. My husband is healthy and so am I, what more could you really ask for? Rosie and Mojo are doing great! They are very happy animals and have adjusted to living with each other in harmony. We have a great gig coming up this weekend and I am so thankful for Brother Bob, my friend of over 12 years, for sitting in with us, he has such a beautiful spirit. I am also thankful for Harmonica Rick Gibson for sitting in and being a part of us!
This is an excerpt from an article I wrote in 2010 and it’s amazing how the words still hold true for our current economic crisis!
Much like the first pilgrims, many families have seen the last two years as very harsh with job loss, lack of money for even the most simple staples as food, and many have had to go without some of the basic necessities of life. This year I think it is more important than ever that we remember those of us who have been less fortunate. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful gesture this year to give back a little of the good fortune we have had to those less fortunate. We can all do this in small ways by simply donating food to a food bank, clothes to a shelter or place that donates the clothing to needy families, or even volunteering at a shelter or soup kitchen.
This holiday season take a few minutes to find a way to give back, even if you have been less than fortunate, we all have something we can give this holiday season that is sure to warm the heart of some other person out there who has less than you. Be thankful and full of joy this holiday season!
With that I leave you with Miss Billie Holiday…. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!
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Here’s my addition to Dolly’s art game. Into each like a little snow must fall LOL
These are just a few of my favorite shots from The Frontier Club on the 9th of November. I realize the quality is terrible, but I did what I could to fix them. This was a really fun night and we are so looking forward to playing there again.
With that I leave you with our version of “Cold Shot”….
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary. Martin Luther
Why, oh why now? I woke this morning with a little bit of a sore throat, the sneezels, and head congestion. We have this gig coming up on Saturday and I am hoping that I will be over this dam thing before Saturday. It’s going to be a real test on my vocals tonight for rehearsals, but that’s how it goes brothers and sisters. You don’t stop the train just because the engine is chugging a little slow and poorly. I am going to go get some OJ and try my damdest just to will myself to get better. The worse thing is the scratchiness in my throat. In 20 + years of performing I have only had my voice go out once when I was sick and I hope that if I am still sick come Saturday this isn’t that “other” time. I have been on stage and sang when I was so sick I thought I was going to die, but I have always managed to pull through. I guess this is the week of heavy mantras, a lot of bed rest and lots of hot broth and cold OJ…..WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
With that I leave you with Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jeff Beck…
I absolutely love this little gem that I found this morning!
And this looks like a BAAAAAD nite. LMAO
I leave you with Etta James and BB….
Well it’s not much but here is my mask for my saloon girl costume for the masquerade party. It’s not perfect, I made it, but I like it….
And here is the rest of the outfit….
This story made me absolutely sick and I thought I would share it with everyone in the hopes that someone may know who these ass clowns are!
Boise Police are investigating a break-in at Zoo Boise overnight. Shortly after the suspects were spotted by security and ran off, a severely injured monkey was found. The animal has since died of its injuries.
“It’s very disturbing that someone would intentionally break into the zoo and harm an animal. We’re doing all we can to find who did this.” said Sgt. Ted Snyder of the Boise Police Department.
Boise Police were called around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning by security personnel at Zoo Boise that a break-in had occurred. Security told police that they had spotted two males, both wearing dark clothing, one inside the zoo grounds, the other outside the fence near the primate exhibit.
“When the suspects saw the security guard, they ran,” said Boise Police. “The suspect inside the fence appeared to run into the interior of the zoo. Additional officers responded and did two searches of the zoo, including one sweep with a thermal imager but did not find the suspect.”
As police investigated, they found a Patas monkey lying next to the fence near the primate exhibit where the suspects were last seen. The monkey appeared to have a head injury. Zoo managers immediately got the injured animal medical treatment, but the monkey died a short time later. Zoo officials are investigating exactly what caused the monkey’s death.
Boise Police detectives are on scene as of Saturday morning investigating and searching for evidence that could lead to the suspects.
According to Boise Police: ”Detectives were able to collect blood evidence that’s being tested to determine if it’s blood from the monkey or a human suspect.”
Anyone with any information on this case should call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto http://www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.
Ok here’s my addition to Miss Dolly’s art game! Enjoy!
Well, here it is. I spent all day working on my masquerade costume for New Year’s Eve when we play at The Frontier Club in Meridian. I had bought this dress at a thrift store a couple of years ago for like $5 with the intention of using it for something and it was perfect for my saloon girl dress. It was actually pretty easy, I just slit the front open, sewed the two sides, punched holes and ran satin ribbon criss cross through it for a bodice. Then I slit the front of the waist down and made a drape effect to show the red satin lining. I still have to finish the mask, so far I have put a black glitter glue design around the eyes and added the red and peacock feathers. I have to wait for the glue to dry over night and I am going to punch a hole under the feathers and add some satin ribbon strands under the feathers. After that all I need is fishnet hose and I am ready! What do you think? I am very pleased with the results and think it’s gonna look really cute…. Miss Lilly requested that I post another song so I am posting our live version of Landslide from the BoEx benefit gig for Baby Maxwell on October the 26th, hope you enjoy!
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem. W. Somerset Maugham
I love Halloween and when we got booked to play New Year’s Eve I thought it would be fun to make it into a masquerade party. I have never actually been to a masquerade ball but I thought it would be a lot of fun and mysterious since no one knows who anyone else is. We do the unveiling at midnight. It is mysterious, alluring and romantic to me. This is going to be the best New Year’s ever for me! Well I am off to the craft store to get my supplies, watch me go now! With that I leave you with one of my favorite all time movies and the masquerade ball scene…
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. Emo Philips
It appears that I am caught in some sort of karmic justice boomerang. I keep running into people from my past that I thought were long gone. I find, even after all this time, literally years, I still have trouble letting go of “stuff”. Believe me I try, but it isn’t easy. The Buddhist in me says that I must forgive and let go in order to move forward, but it is so hard when all these mix of emotions come welling up inside. You put on a good face and just try to pretend like everything is ok, when deep down inside you know it’s not. You’re standing there smiling at this person that hurt you, you are saying “Hi” and all the general small talk, and you know that you are simply putting on a false front, you are bald face lying when your smiling! I don’t know whether I hate myself more for being fake and pretending a false forgiveness that I don’t honestly feel or whether I hate myself more so for my inability to let go and go on. I am trying to grow as a Buddhist and I find that at times like this my faith and belief is really put to the test. Maybe this is karma’s way of giving them a chance to say “I am sorry”. I don’t know. I do know that two simple words go a long way toward mending the bridge of past hurts and ill will. With that I leave you with one of my all time favorite heartbreak songs…..
If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization. Murphy’s Law
My camera has been acting up so I pulled a Fonzie on it! That’s right, I banged it against the table a couple of times and it seemed to straighten out whatever issue the dam thing was having. I just had to take a couple of pictures of Mojo to test drive it and here’s what I came up with.
It’s a good morning and I am seriously considering crawling back into bed myself! With that I leave you with a song from The Fonz’s era…..