Archive | April 2005

Scurvy Rogues

The Bo'sun The Bo’sun

Sometimes I ponder on strange things like how piracy fits into Wicca or any other pagan path. On the other hand ( four fingers and one thumb) Pirate ships were democracies unlike the navies of the times. They were less likely to impose harsh punishment for real or imagined offenses. And there are several women pirates including a French woman who was a Captain of her own ship. Alas, history has lost her name. Or Granuille AKA Grace o’ Malley who took Queen Elizabeth I on and won.

pirate pirate
kat as pirate

War or Serial Murder

Public enemy #1
Public enemy #1
snail

Am I a serial murderer or a general at war against the evil empire?

I hate, loathe, despise and will anihilate the enemy. The beer kills the slugs but the really big snails go right on through the plates of beer. One pair even had sex in the beer. Grrrrrr!

Ali and I pitched snails in the street to their death this AM. They will DIE!

Next I buy copper stripping. I will win this war!

Faire feet

I feel like Clementine. Do you think I could wear herring boxes without topses at work tomorrow? Maybe not,its orientation. Ali’s friends always want to do every inch of Faire sssllloooowwwwllllyyyy. I think my size 9′s maybe 12′s now. It rained but at least that kept the dust down. I now have a combination compass,sundial and something else I haven’t figured out and a new spyglass. And of course the new leather bag from Oberon Leather to hold them. We watched egrets and the ducks on the lake with glass for awhile. Now we just need the ship.

no surprise here I think Ali is too.

INTJ -The Mastermind
You scored 9% I to E, 21% N to S, 100% F to T, and 15% J to P!
You are more introverted than extroverted. You are more intuitive than observant, you are more thinking based than feeling based, and you prefer to have a plan rather than leaving things to chance. Your type is best described by the word “mastermind”, which belongs to the larger group called rationals. Only 1% of the population shares your type. You are very strong willed and self-confident. You can hardly rest until you have things settled. You will only adopt ideas and rules if they make sense. You are a great brainstormer and often come up with creative solutions to difficult problems. You are open to new concepts, and often actively seek them out.
As a romantic partner, you can be both fascinating yet demanding. You are not apt to express your emotions, leaving your partner wondering where they are with you. You strongly dislike repeating yourself or listening to the disorganized process of sorting through emotional conflicts. You see your own commitments as self-evident and don’t see why you need to repeat something already expressed. You have the most difficulty in admitting your vulnerabilities. You feel the most appreciated when your partner admires the quality of your innovations and when they listen respectfully to your ideas and advice. You need plenty of quiet to explore your interests to the depth that gives you satisfaction.
Your group summary: rationals (NT)
Your type summary: INTJ

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 0% on I to E
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You scored higher than 33% on N to S
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You scored higher than 66% on F to T
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You scored higher than 33% on J to P

Link: The LONG Scientific Personality Test written by unpretentious2 on Ok Cupid

I bet 3 out of three and probably include Dad in there as well.

The Nature of Beauty and the Beauty of Nature

Now I walk in Beauty,
Beauty is before me
Beauty is behind me
Above and below me.

navajo prayer

For a lot of pagans walking in beauty is being in a state of truth and grace. In walking our talk and talking our walk. Truth and beauty are in the eye and heart of the beholder and everyone must find the state of beauty and grace for themselves.

For me, its in a state of wonder, in play and in nature, and in Circle which can be all of the former.

Do you take time to see how leaves curl in a spiral as they unfold or in the softness of leaf or the petal of a rose? In watching bulbs and seeds come up. In listening to bird’s call whether its a mocking bird imitating a car alarm or a red wing blackbird or a meadow lark? In the peace of dawn or twilight, or in the state of between. In a child or a friend’s eyes? Is it the smell of a fresh rainstorm? In the beauty of voices blending together in the sheer joy in raising and blending your voice? In the movement of your body to music or the rythmn of your heart? Is it in the taste of a sharp piece of cheese or other delight? Is it in things that cost nothing in money but in time prove their worth to your soul? Where do you find Beauty?

May you walk in Beauty.

Its Friday

I’m stir crazy and want to be outside. It is supposed to rain this weekend and Ali and I had planned a day either at the Rose Show tomorrow at the Arboretum or playing in our own garden. Sunday is back to the Faire if it doesn’t rain.

Somehow one end of the garden is all red and white and the far end of the other is all yellow and white. That was not how I planned it but that seems to be how it decided to assort itself. I will never buy random plants mixes of bulbs again with this small a garden. But it has been fun. Rather like Xmas seeing what was coming next. But we have gotten some spectacularly ugly iris that way
this year.

We have several colours of abutilon and nemisia blooming. Along with Ranunculus, lobelia, roses, pachystachys, violas, impatiens, solancea, nasturiums, osmanthus, lavendar, foxgloves, and some others I forgotten. I want the spiderwort to bloom but its being contrary.

I want to go play OUTSIDE!

The English Language

Not inspired yet today but someone sent me this and I love it.

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Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn:

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead, if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to
present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row amongst the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into the sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow how to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) After a number of injections, my jaw got number.

19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.

20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let’s face it – English is a crazy language. There is no egg in
eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

English muffins weren’t invented in England, nor French fries in
France.

Sweetmeats are candies, and sweetbreads – which are not sweet – are
meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find
that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea
pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers
write, but fingers don’t fing; grocers don’t groce, and hammers don’t
ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth
beeth? One goose, two geese. So, one moose, two meese? One index, 2
indices? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends, but not one
amend. If you have a bunch of odds and ends, and get rid of all but
one of them, what do you call it? If teachers taught, why didn’t
preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a
humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an
asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at
a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship?
Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a
fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your
house can burn up as it burns down; in which you fill in a form by
filling it out; and in which an alarm goes off by going on. English
was invented by people, not computers; and it reflects the creativity
of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why,
when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out,
they are invisible.

P. S. Why doesn’t Buick rhyme with quick?