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    Thursday, December 20th, 2012
    6:35 pm
    This is an ADVANCE posting. Waaaaay in advance. Enjoy !

    Today is 20 December 2012

    It is once again my year:
    The Year of the Water Dragon
    It is also my birthday

    Also

    According to some sources, whatever its significance or insignificance, today is the eve of either an ending, a beginning, both or just more of the same.

    Thusly, I offer this link as a decoration and a celebration of how interesting Meso American history can be:

    The Aztec Calendar

    And, since it is my birthday, I think it is good enough for today for us to

    Eat, Drink and Be Merry


    for tomorrow we diet........

    Nuff Said !
    Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
    6:47 pm
    Which My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic pony are you?



    Applejack
    You're the friend everybody can rely on- the one who'll lend a shoulder to cry on, the one who'll never let people down, the one who will drop everything to help if a friend is in need. Genuinely a very reliable and trustworthy pony, you're incapable of telling a lie. You'll always speak the truth- even if it hurts. Because you are so open with your thoughts and feelings, your brusque comments can come off as a little too harsh at times. But that's you- rough around the edges, but steadfast through-and-through!

    Take this Quiz · Browse Quizazz
    Sunday, July 10th, 2011
    10:37 pm
    Score !!!
    At a Yard Sale on Saturday:

    Mac Mini, External second Hard drive, 22 inch digital apple monitor, keyboard, mouse and camera, all apple. It works, watched part of Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

    How much ?

    100 smackers !

    :)
    Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
    2:58 am
    Not what I expected......
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    What American accent do you have?
    Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

    Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

    If you are not from the North, you are probably one of the following:
    (a) A Southerner who hates Southern accents and tries really hard to "talk right"; or
    (b) A New Yorker or New Jerseyan who doesn't have the full accent

    Take this quiz now - it's easy!
    We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?



    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
    10:41 pm
    A recap for 2008
    Well, forget a recap.

    Instead how about a nightcap, eh ?

    and a re-iteration of some New Years Resolutions......

    640 by 480

    1200 by 1040

    and finally

    1600 by 1280

    Happy New Year everyone !
    Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
    9:53 pm


    Your Power Bird is an Eagle



    You are spiritual and able to soar to great heights.

    You are a true inspiration, and many people look to you for guidance.

    And you are quite demanding in relationships... but you're worth it.

    People know that you will become even greater than you imagine.

    Saturday, September 20th, 2008
    9:02 am
    Friday, May 9th, 2008
    11:41 am
    OMG

    OM F'in G


    Thursday, March 6th, 2008
    11:43 pm
    Cameo in "The Awakened" comic by Sad Cat
    Hee Hee

    I got a background cameo in this edition of "The Awakened" by Sad Cat.

    I'm ready for my cameo !

    Can you find me ?

    I'm not Waldo...... although I might be a waldo ....... but that is another story.
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
    10:46 pm
    Which way is it going ? Clockwise or Counter Clockwise ?
    When I first saw this, it was going in one direction, then it was suddenly going in the other. The constant switching of directions, for me is uncannily eerie. So which direction is it going for you ?



    If you see this lady turning in clockwise you are using your right brain.
    If you see it the other way, you are using left brain.
    Some people do see both ways, but most people see it only one way.

    See if you can make her go one way and then the other by shifting the brain's current.
    BOTH DIRECTIONS CAN BE SEEN


    Experimentation has shown that the two different sides, or hemispheres, of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking. The following table illustrates the differences between left-brain and right-brain thinking:

    Left Brain Right Brain

    Logical Random
    Sequential Intuitive
    Rational Holistic
    Analytical Synthesizing
    Objective Subjective
    Looks at parts Looks at wholes


    Most individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes. In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes of thinking, while downplaying the right-brain ones. Left-brain scholastic subjects focus on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy. Right-brained subjects, on the other hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity IF YOU THINK THIS ISN'T LEGIT, get two people ( you and another ) to watch her and she can and will be turning different ways at the same time if you give it some time. NO JOKE !
    So is it clockwise or counter-clockwise ?
    Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
    12:27 pm
    It is CHRISTMAS !
    Best wishes for all for a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday !
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
    9:34 am
    Blame it on my weird sense of humour

    Your Score: The Coyote


    You scored 13% domestic, 27% gregarious, 57% trickster, and 38% intellect!




    Wild, Solitary, Emotional Trickster: you are the Coyote!

    Coyote is a complex symbol of humor, cunning, and survival. Coyote is often portrayed as the ‘wise fool’, helping people to see the truth in difficult situations. Coyote medicine is often strongly tied to learning to be adaptable, seeing the humor in even the worst situations, and being able to cope with even the toughest things life can throw at you.



    This test categorized you based on four different axes of personality, which were then associated with a different animal. The four axes, as well as all possible results are explained below.



    Wild/Domestic: This first axis categorizes you based on how much you are drawn to the outdoors, versus how much you are drawn to civilized situations. Domesticity has many shapes and forms, and varies from the joy of dolphins leaping next to a ship to the steadfast loyalty of a family dog.



    Gregarious/Solitary: This axis measures how solitary you are. If you scored high, it means that you enjoy the company of other people, while a low score indicates that you prefer a more solitary lifestyle.



    Trickster/Serious: This axis measures how well you line up with conventional trickster archetypes. People who fall into this archetype have a sense of humor and an excitable, highly chaotic streak. Scoring low doesn't mean that you don't have a sense of humor; it just means that you probably don't think dynamite is very funny.



    Intellectual/Emotional: This last axis determines whether you are more emotional -- acting based on feelings and instinct, or rational and intelectual -- acting more on thought than on your gut feelings.



    WildGregariousTricksterIntellectualThe Hyena
    WildGregariousTricksterEmotionalThe Otter
    WildGregariousSeriousIntellectualThe Antelope
    WildGregariousSeriousEmotionalThe Wolf
    WildSolitaryTricksterIntellectualThe Weasel
    WildSolitaryTricksterEmotionalThe Coyote
    WildSolitarySeriousIntellectualThe Raven
    WildSolitarySeriousEmotionalThe Frog
    DomesticGregariousTricksterIntellectualThe Fox
    DomesticGregariousTricksterEmotionalThe Dolphin
    DomesticGregariousSeriousIntellectualThe Horse
    DomesticGregariousSeriousEmotionalThe Dog
    DomesticSolitaryTricksterIntellectualThe Rat
    DomesticSolitaryTricksterEmotionalThe Ferret
    DomesticSolitarySeriousIntellectualThe Cat
    DomesticSolitarySeriousEmotionalThe Squirrel




    Link: The Animal Archetype Test written by crumpetsfortea on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
    5:00 pm
    Saturday, November 24th, 2007
    10:15 pm
    One Stormy Night
    underwolf mentioned this and so I tracked it down on YouTube and found it touching.

    You may enjoy it also:

    One Stormy Night


    Friday, September 14th, 2007
    2:46 pm
    I had to chuckle
    If you enjoyed 300

    From the folks at The Latino Comedy Project.....

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
    5:23 pm
    A Knock At The Door.
    About two and a half years ago I posted a link to this. Since then it has been updated and it is still moving and powerful. If you want your heart and your imagination touched, or if you are down and need to be lifted up, then click here:

    A Knock At The Door


    Enjoy !
    Saturday, August 25th, 2007
    9:12 pm
    Ah Hah Hah

    This version of a video based on a song by Daft Punk is really entertaining:

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2007
    5:57 pm
    Pale Blue Dot: An Unauthorized View
    Some years ago I had my first encounter with the intellect of Carl Sagan, when he produced and narrated one of the best PBS documentaries that has ever been made. Cosmos. I fell in love with that program, its music and was mesmerized with Sagan's skill and elan and enthusiasm for what he was communicating. Years later, he wrote a book called Pale Blue Dot. Along with that, he began to record the audiobook to go with it. But before he could finish, he passed away, on December 20, 1996, the day on which, each year, that I celebrate my own birthday.

    Some years have elapsed since Carl Sagan's passing, but the impact of his intellect remains. Recently, a fellow going by the name of Kasranov, based in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, was inspired to create, for all to share, his vision of what that book would have been like, had Sagan's narration been applied to telling the story for television.

    What Kasranov has made of Sagan's work, is nothing short of amazing. I only wish that I could own a copy at full resolution on DVD.

    So, here I give you the link to the blog in which he discusses the making of and offers free access to his video of Pale Blue Dot: An Unauthorized View: Chapter 1, Wanderers. It runs a mere 40 minutes as a google video and you will arrive at the end, eager for more.

    It is also available on Youtube: Pale Blue Dot
    5:15 pm
    Pale Blue Dot: An Unauthorized View
    Some years ago I had my first encounter with the intellect of Carl Sagan, when he produced and narrated one of the best PBS documentaries that has ever been made. Cosmos. I fell in love with that program, its music and was mesmerized with Sagan's skill and elan and enthusiasm for what he was communicating. Years later, he wrote a book called Pale Blue Dot. Along with that, he began to record the audiobook to go with it. But before he could finish, he passed away, on December 20, 1996, the day on which, each year, that I celebrate my own birthday.

    Some years have elapsed since Carl Sagan's passing, but the impact of his intellect remains. Recently, a fellow going by the name of Kasranov, based in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, was inspired to create, for all to share, his vision of what that book would have been like, had Sagan's narration been applied to telling the story for television.

    What Kasranov has made of Sagan's work, is nothing short of amazing. I only wish that I could own a copy at full resolution on DVD.

    So, here I give you the link to the blog in which he discusses the making of and offers free access to his video of Pale Blue Dot: An Unauthorized View: Chapter 1, Wanderers. It runs a mere 40 minutes as a google video and you will arrive at the end, eager for more.

    It is also available on Youtube: Pale Blue Dot
    1:23 am
    That is not a dragon.
    Yeah, it is an avian, but it is most decidedly NOT a dragon:



    Your Score: The Majestic Eagle


    Here's your results! Your spirit animal has a Nobility ranking of 18 out of 18.




    Your spirit animal is the Majestic Eagle. No other compares with the splendor, grace and majesty of your guardian. When others only walk, you take wings and fly, and while they stumble through the dark forest of ignorance, you soar high above, and see all. You are alive with a spirit and wisdom that defies belief. Some have even thought that such spirit animals only look after divine souls.

    ***Wondering how this animal was chosen for you? These questions were carefully thought out to see how important you hold certain virtues such as: humanism, self-knowledge, rationalism, the love of freedom and other somewhat Hellenic ideals. Some of the questions were very subtle. Your score was then matched with an animal of corresponding nobility. However, you shouldn't think this was a right/wrong sort of test, but more of an idealistic values test. It's ok to not hold these values, you'll just get an animal spirit of lower stature if you do!***




    Link: The What is Your Spirit Animal Test written by FindingEros on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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