Month: June 2008

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Welcome to Part Two of your outlook for the second half of 2008. We’re checking up on how you’re progressing with the challenges you were given near the end of last year. I hope by now you’ve realized that you have unprecedented opportunities to forge combinations that have never before been possible. Opposites you’d always assumed would never attract should now be headed toward unification. Elements of your life you’ve long feared were irreconcilable have been showing signs of finding common ground, and may even be primed to achieve a delicious synergy. Keep refining your primal urge to merge, Scorpio!

FreeWill Astrology

It helps to have the space to focus.  Quite lovely, actually.  Now to get working on the rest of it.

This is how much I’ve been slacking…

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) 

How well are you capitalizing on this year’s unique opportunities, Scorpio? Now that we’re halfway through 2008, let’s take an inventory. One of the most important things you’re doing, I hope, is increasing your effectiveness as a communicator. What do I mean by that? While it’s true that you Scorpios gather information more skillfully than any other sign, you aren’t necessarily as blessed when it comes to sharing information. In part that’s because you believe that keeping secrets enhances your personal power. And in part it’s because you sometimes forget that other people aren’t as clued in to what’s happening below the surface as you are. Your mandate in the coming months is to overcome those challenges as you learn to express yourself with ever-greater candor and clarity and clout.


FreeWill Astrology

Well, it’s definitely something I’m working on, with my blood family, spiritual family, work and partner.  Mostly, learning to communicate with myself as well.  I’m amazed at how much I’ve fallen away from that, and how badly I’ve been at communicating.  Oh yeah, and I haven’t been writing here as much either, mostly from lack of ability, but also from lacking desire to open up.  But it will clear, one of these days I’ll have something of meaning to say.

 It’s been nice, the library section of the apartment is coming along nicely and it’s starting to look more like someone lives there.  My Scotsman and I are moving the bed tomorrow, so I can stop sleeping on the couch.  My habits are not coming along as fast as I’d like.  They’ve been derailed by season catch-ups of Lost, the move, visiting the parents and other schedule issues.  The positive, I’m taking better care of myself, except for eating.  I have gotten a nice break from training and I’m at the point where I can start to work back into it (once I get that whole “waking up in the morning” thing back on track).  I’ve also figured out one minor glitch in my personality.  I’ve lost the ability to make necessary decisions and stick with them.  I spent the better part of a massage on Tuesday, going over whether or not I was going to make a Target trip that night, or the next morning, and if so, to which Target I was going to go.  I did the same thing earlier in the day, with Whole Foods.  So, now that I had succeeded in getting to Target that night, I have two dry erase boards.  The one on my bathroom mirror states:  “Today, I will not flip flop.  I will make a decision and I will follow through.”  Or, something to that effect.  So that is going to be personality habit #1 that I need to change.  

I already have the kitchen habits set, so I’m good to go there.  My eating habits I’m trying to improve on, as with the change in temperature, it takes longer for my stomach to be ready to eat.  Which means, I’ve been having smaller breakfasts and getting hungry faster at work (my stomach is currently growling, and I have another 1.5 hours before lunch).  And that brings me to another issue…..snacks.  I have them at my house, but they never manage to make it with me to work.  Must change that, ASAP.

Think once I have the bulk of the apartment set-up, and I can get my sleeping schedule back on track, I’ll be in a much better spot to start implementing my other habits.  As I told a trainer who was trying to schedule an early appointment with me…that will be fine, once I can get into the habit of waking up at 7.30 again, instead of 10.  My body has just been exhausted, and since I only have 2 more episodes of Lost left, I won’t be going ape-shit about trying to watch half a season after 8.30PM.  😀

 I guess I could post an update on my weekend….

The usual stuff went on, had last minute appointments and changes on Friday, which resulted in me leaving for NC around 7.30PM.  The drive was pretty uneventful, was able to speak with a few friends that I haven’t heard from, in a while, which was lovely.  I got lost finding my hotel, only to find out I got gas at the station right across the street from it, but at least I got to see the sign that said, “for assistance, dial *WF” (which read to my sleep deprived eyes as “dial *WTF”).  But at 1.30AM can you really see the unlit street signs?  No.  Stayed up till o’godoclock talking to Skeet, since I never see him.  Then woke up bright and early to change into my “conservative wedding clothes”.  I feel shamed, as Shane managed to make jeans look like good wedding pants.  😀  At any rate, I was finally able to meet Mads, as well as Lars’ wife, and future child.  The wedding was more than gorgeous and quite suited to both Tess and Claus.  They opened the ceremony with the song he wrote, sung by Michael Erikson, and it was beautifully done.  High five to Claus for being such a closet romantic (but I already knew that).  Of course, anyone who knows this group, knows good and well that the moratorium on the hand game was only going to last so long (basically, if you get caught looking at someone’s open faced hand, you have to hug your face and tap your foot till they say “release”).  The minute people were walking out the front doors of the church, a decent sized group was sitting there face hugging.

Afterwards, Justin and I snagged Mads and Martin, and took them for some good ol’ fashioned Southern food…at Waffle House, where I proceeded to gross Mads out by eating pickles.  The man must have penis issues, given his description of the dream that precipitated his pickle issue (think Akira, with the flying penis’).  On the way to the restaurant, we noted the Guitar Center, which must have been a sign.  Because, as we were getting ready to leave, we got a phone call requesting us to pick up a keyboard pedal.  Then back to the hotel to change and head to the reception.

Now, here’s the cool part, nothing like a private concert by two members of Circle II Circle.  And while Zak managed to pull some of his usual conversational stunts, he was wonderful at the mike.  Delivering some of the best sounding Billy Joel I’ve ever heard.  As well as some stuff off their upcoming album.  😉

I’m glad I went, even though I’m slightly in the hole from it.  But, I do find it interesting that the only two times I can claim I’m close to being drunk, were a result of hanging out with Claus.  Thankfully, Martin was there to finish my drink and Justin was there to drive us home.  😀

I’m sorry I missed hanging out and meeting some people, but the timing just wasn’t on our side, this time.  I’ve promised Claus I will go visit more, now that I know how to get there.  I wasn’t able to get any pictures, as I don’t have a camera.  But I now have to place to hang when I go to Denmark, and depending on the group that goes, a place to stay if needed.  It was good to see the guys, especially Teddy and the funny sounding bunch.  😀  Least I got some practice in listening to Danish, not that it helped much.  *giggles*  And yes, contrary to thoughts about progpower, this was THE metal event of the year.  Too bad The Man, was unable to make it up.

Oh yeah, I have a minion this year.  Seems The Man, has seen fit to give me power over someone.  *shudders*  Hehehehehe.