Month: April 2008

 Every now and then, I get a bug up my ass to post something of substance.  And since I’ve said that, I’m sure you all know what that means.  At any rate, a topic thread over at Blonde Sagacity had me pondering the topic of warrior women.  This, coupled with the recent drama involving my model portfolio and stuff within my dating life, has had me exploring the issue of warrior women within the confines of “traditional society”, e.g. romantic relationships and family structures.  So, I have enlisted the help of my Scotsman, montieth , and we are going to write a rebuttal, of sorts, to the blog post he linked in his recent journal.  I will post an actual rebuttal to that post, namely explaining why the author would have gotten an F, had she written that for a Rhetoric or Literary Criticism course.  So, stay tuned, as it will be a public post, that even strangers can read.

P.S.-  The official title is “Warrior women and the men who love them”.  Which means, I want input.  So, here is my definition for this work: a warrior woman is someone who participates in high level competive sports, the military, police and first responders.  To give a specific, relevant to the author that spawned my Scotsman’s post, women like Zoe, from Firefly.  I don’t limit the term “warrior women” to just these areas, as I find women that would fit the definition in many other realms, as well.  However, for the purpose of this essay, this is what I’m going to work with, specifically.

What I’m looking for, experiences within your lives, positives/negatives, when it comes to dating or pairings – or even dealing with the parents.  What perspective shifts did you have to make, which ones helped you the most, etc. etc?  For the guys, what perspective shifts have you had to make, if any, what are the strong points of being with one, what are the weaknesses?

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Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

It’s the Week of the Fabulous Smirk. Not the Week of the Arrogant Smirk or the Vengeful Smirk or the Hateful, Whiny, Passive-Aggressive Smirk. Rather, the Smirk that Passeth All Understanding. The Wise, Charitable, Forbearing Smirk. The Uber-Smirk that says, “I’ve figured out what everyone’s hiding, and I love them anyway.” You are ready, Scorpio, to explore the Divine Smirk that arises naturally when you have outwitted an obstacle that was obscuring the truth from you; when you have finally seen through the delusion you were under and guessed the secret you weren’t smart enough to see before.

Fun!!!!! Ya know, I’m really starting to get into the “happy” mode of myself. Gonna be fun. And talking to my dad isn’t all that bad either:

Dad: What else is new?

freakchylde not much.  just trying to pack up everything, and get some goals set

Dad: What kind of goals?

freakchylde developing personal habits, to make my life smoother and a bit more meaningful for myself
Dad: You probably need extensive phsyciatric help after dealing with me for 18 yrs.
freakchylde lol, nah.  i don’t think i’m THAT damaged  
just want to get back in the habit of reading more, listening to music, my yoga and meditation practice.  stuff like that

Dad: Well just slow down and enjoy life and don’t expect so much. Look around and see what you might like to do that will also pay enough and provide some security.

freakchylde yeah, that’s kinda the goal of all of it going to start teaching yoga at my gym will be able to ride my bike more, too  

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Marie Poland Fish was an oceanographer who invented a new form of underwater sound detection for the navy. To perfect the technology, she spent years studying the sounds made by 300 different species that live in the sea. Her innovations allowed attack vessels to tell the difference between enemy submarines and schools of fish, thereby avoiding assaults on the fish. She’s your role model for the coming week, Scorpio. May she inspire you to develop foolproof methods for distinguishing between actual threats and the harmless influences that may superficially resemble them.

FreeWill Astrology

This might go well for me, for the next year. When it comes to certain, delicate, situations, I do feel a little paranoid as to what might be a threat to the survival of said situations. Call it a fall back to Jr. High, as it kind of is, where all situations could be destroyed in a second based on one word. Sad, isn’t it? That sometimes, things never evolve past a certain point in our histories, but we never realize how stagnant those experiences are, till we are faced with them again, later in life.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
In her book Waiting for God, French mystic and political activist Simone Weil (1909-1943) wrote a passage I’d love for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks: “When an apprentice gets hurt, or complains of being tired, the workmen have this fine expression: ‘It is the trade entering his body.’ Each time that we have some pain to go through, we can say to ourselves quite truly that it is the order and beauty of the world that are entering our body.” I encourage you, Scorpio, to adopt this redemptive attitude about the suffering you have been experiencing.

So, let’s see, the trade of BJJ is entering my body and maybe the trade of love. Though, I’m still iffy on that latter. I think I am more in love with the idea of Love in its purest form, which does not exist here, least, not between two people, without the work to cultivate it and appreciate it for what it is. Sometimes, I just feel like I put more effort into the cultivation, that those who wish, or claim to wish, to return it do. And there, emptiness and desolation is found instead.

Yep, I’m running late, blame CA time….

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

If you’re intent on scoring and imbibing an exotic psychedelic drug from Africa, please seek out stuff that has been grown organically. If you’re planning to acquire a panther as a house pet, make sure it has been housebroken. And if you find it impossible to repress your urge to stagger into a bar and find a stranger to take home for a night of carnal rapture, be sure to practice safe sex. APRIL FOOL! Everything I just said is a lie. Here’s my real message for you: You’re susceptible to rationalizing risky behavior, which could lead you to do stupid things. I suggest you either postpone sketchy adventures for a couple of weeks, or else get frank feedback from a clear-headed friend before diving in.

FreeWill Astrology

Well, let’s see…I didn’t do anything stupid this weekend, besides train on an injured knee. Didn’t compete and managed to only oogle one guy. Go me. Oh yeah, I did get to snuggle the most beautiful woman in my world (who also happens to have a level head).