Monday, July 24, 2006

Please extend a warm welcome to my aunt. Myrtle Rae Burnstein.

I'm so goddamned mad I can hardly speak! But I hear great things are happening in these quarters and my niece, jm, wanted me to meet you all.
The wringer of my washing machine is busted. My parrot, Mortimer, has been talking unkindly using bad language. My asparagus soufle fell. My cow, Judy, is flippin' and snappin' her tail. It's 102 degrees. There's a horsefly in the house, and my blueberries need picking immediately.
They're dropping frikkin' bombs all over tarnation, but I don't want you good people to worry. Just keep doing what you're doing and wait till the rest of the jackasses in this blasted world wise up and come join you.
Enough is too much!
So nice to meet you.


Blogger Diane L said...

Nice to meet you, Myrtle Rae . . . now tell that niece of yours to post some pictures of her wonderful costumes!!! :-)

24/7/06 6:14 PM  
Blogger Diane L said...

Hey jm - don't know whether you've done much w/composite charts. When I came across info on them saying they describe the relationship in particular, I found them very helpful . . . check out our composite & tell me what you think . . . :-)

24/7/06 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Myrtle! Just catching up today, probably a good thing we didn't estagblish any kind of a set time to meditate, worked all night at the shop (a lot of it had to do with exchanging phone calls with Bali, about 19 hours difference...Hopefully we get our stuff soon...) and wound up taking what I intended to be three hour nap which has become far more (sleepy) :). Fashionably late sags...
Hear, hear costumes!
BTW, What a wonderful description of your partner jm, he sounds like he was a very interesting person..Take care, juno

24/7/06 9:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...


Our composite has NN in Taurus. I can't believe this. It couldn't be better. Hell's Bells!

Very very interesting. Everything is in the interpersonal part of the chart, and the packed 8th is cause for notice. Veeeerry tight conjunction:Sun/Mercury/Venus. Do we have a lot to talk about? Are we kind and appreciative?

The Moon square the Saturn/Pluto is also very interesting, Moon being in the 10th. I think the partnership has a lot to do with getting our talent out in the world. The Leo 7th maybe means we will attract other creative people to effect this. The ruler of the 10th, Pluto is also in Leo, so the pattern is repeated. And the ruler of the 5th house of creativity conjuncts the Sun. We're in business.
Definitely a creative alliance. Like with my 13 degree Leo rising.

Aquarius rising is wonderful with all its fair play and group dynamics. The ruling Uranus in the 5th is more creativity, in Gemini... communication. Songs, poetry, and all kinds of odd information. We fit with Pat, the Aquarian archetype. No wonder we congregated there.

There is so much. We can see where our houses land in the composite and learn more. What sticks out for you?

I still don't know what to think of all that Virgo. Maybe we will get to some detailed accomplishment despite all of our usual sag scatteredness.

Juno? Bali?????

24/7/06 10:07 PM  
Blogger Diane L said...

Virgo to me is the sign of the service oriented. After the flair & drama of Leo, earthy Virgo is the quiet, competent take care of business sort. Good grounding energy! My S/O & I have a composite sun/moon/Asc in Capricorn . . . most people see us a stable, reliable & somewhat conservative! One of the things I most enjoy about Astrology is there is ALWAYS more to learn. As applied to humanity in it's endless variety.

Juno - one of these days, you must start a blog too . . . didn't you mention recipes?! :-) Silk screened t-shirts business?!

24/7/06 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it certainly took long enough to get back here, what with all the household problems and the damned Mercury retrograde.
Jm, darling, you must come by and meet my new friend, the mouse that's taken a liking to me. I've named him Bob. He reminds me of my wonderful Aquarian friend of the same name who is now hanging out with the sea lions in northern California.

One of my husbands and I had a composite Sun/Mercury(without the Venus), and I coudn't get him to shut up. He finally ended up in bali, believe it or not, and never came back. I certainly enjoyed the moment of silence.

I'm so glad I came over here. It's an oasis in this frippin' miserable world!

24/7/06 10:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Aunt Myrtle, I'm coming over to meet Bob the Mouse. I need cheering up. I can't stop crying.

I come from a small town on the Pennsylvania/NY border. My 40th HS reunion was held last June, but I couldn't get there as much as I wanted to.
I finally braced myself and looked at the photos. What a sensation. They are Senior Citizens! Fat, bald, gray haired, laughing against all odds, just plain old. Drinking at the Elk's Club on a Friday night.
I looked on the class list for my first best friend, an Aries, from 7th grade, with whom I had one of the most intense relationships of my life. I found her.deceased.
I just can't stop crying.

Venus in Cancer finally got me.

25/7/06 2:38 AM  
Blogger jm said...


Is that English?

25/7/06 3:59 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

OK I made it here. So how has it been? So JM, thank you for the invite. And thank you so much for the comment on my blog when I first got it up. Talk to this cancer. Hiya Aunt Myrtle!!

25/7/06 4:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donnie, I like you already. :o) How do you get the little icon to show?

25/7/06 5:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hej all
jm you have an amazing aunt - aging well runs in the family i bet.

Ja JM costume, english; a style of dress, including accessories, know what we are talking about those spangles and sequins that you love.
we wait.

Meanwhile Juno has been far too modest. She told you she does silkscreed T-shirts? What an incredible understatement!!!

Ok Juno the sagittarian, blunt speaking woman with arms folded across chest (that'd be me) is standing right behind you suggesting that while i would never give up your perfectly wonderful website why aren't you sharing your fabulous art here???

25/7/06 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah Tseka, (blush), thanks. I guess I haven't said too much out of a certain shyness, I don't know if any of you have ever watched 'Mad TV' over the years, having few TV's between us (right now, we are only hooked up to the DVD...)but the there is a regular character named 'Stewart' who is supposed to be about three (I think, he's played of course by a grown man which makes him a little ambiguous...) and he does this 'thing' where he yells 'see what I can do!' and half-spazzes/half-somersaults to the ground (kinda like a 3-year old). I guess often I worry about being Stewart sometimes... but ah what the heck, looky here! (All the outdoor shots were taken at our old place in CA)..that's our website, although we haven't updated in about a year, so we've got a bunch more things to add. We're becoming somewhat skilled in intense multi-color prints (we use a program called 'fast films' for the seps)and are currently working with one of our local art leagues on the T-s for their upcoming art show. We're really happy with that one because the art they're using for the show is a very colorful painting by a well-known local artist. In fact, I have to tweak some art later so we can shoot the screens today. The 'honor day' festival on aug 20 thrills me too, because we've gotten some wonderful art to use for that as well.
As for Bali, we sent some money with a friend who has an import biz of her own to get us some stuff while she was there. It's a very long, merc retrograde story complete with missed chances, bad communication and horrible language barriers which has now left us holding the bag for shipping costs which I have to figure out how to wire there from our credit card... We should have some lovely Balinesean imports in the store by uhhh...say....X-mas, maybe?
Hmmm... blog. I'd love to. Maybe I'll post some costumes so jm will show hers! :) Put that on the list to-do... maybe after we get over this hump here going into august and I have some more time free... Oh, the vet just called, gotta go pick up Max who just lost his 'nether' bits today (and had a leukemia test, I kept having a nightmare this morning that it came back positive)...but he's all clear and good to to you guys soon, Juno
PS Hi Donnie,welcome!How DO you get the little icon to show up? Inquring minds want to know... J

25/7/06 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hej alright Juno!!!
half-spaz? to a sagittarian this is spice! an ingredient for a free-soul. Here's to half-spazzies.
isn't that code for courage?!?

25/7/06 2:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...


You're kidding? Another Cancer?
Well, you can kick back and curl up here, and get your mind off those troublesome people out there. I'm a Cancer too! So is the USA!

Juno, what a great website. Simple and kind to the eye. Good advertising and easy to order from. Whose design?

These are wonderful. The V neckline on the shirts is perfect. I'm heavy into necklines, as I think the neck is one of the most beautiful parts of the human body. Too bad we can't blanace our big heads on them yet! We need to hold them up high. And the rayon skirt with the top is beautiful.
Another interesting thing is how natural the models look, which goes perfectly with the concept of natural fibers. It's so good to look at a real woman in an add, without a surgically altered midriff! Excellent.

tseka, you are so right. Too many of my works aren't finished, but let me get my camera clicking and see what comes up.

25/7/06 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya to you, Donnie, and all you fine people who seem to be the best of friends. It helps in this ego wrecking world.

I was just pouring myself a little cocktail to relieve some of the stress of the last horrid days and I've decided to toast all you half-spazzies. This damned world is too unappreciative of all the little things we humans do. You have to drop some megaton weapon and blow body parts to tarnation to get any attention out there.

Code for courage is right. I tried for 10 freaking years to to a cartwheel right and it never happened. I had to search elsewhere for confidence.

And jm, honey, don't worry about those old farts you went to school with. Just keep those little runnung shoes laced and moving and you'll be youthful forever. Yes, it does run in this blasted family. I know you love Sauconys, but I still prefer my Reeboks.

Juno, excellent work. It is a smart women who can make a living with her art, partnered with a man, and still be speaking to him!

Tseka. I've been trying to get that slow poke, jm, to show her talent for ages. Maybe she'll listen to you.
I think her typos, however are hopeless. blanace?. And she used to win spelling bees. That child.

You people have spirit.

25/7/06 3:23 PM  
Blogger Diane L said...

Juno!! That is a very nice little website you have there . . . and for those of us who are always looking for comfort clothes, veeerry interesting indeed!! Let us know when you get it updated! Excellent colors too. I second myrtle rae on being able to make a living with art, partnering w/a man & still be speaking to him! And you do realize you can always two or three or more opinions, feedback whatever you want to call it from this lot . . . :-)

25/7/06 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hej Myrtle Rae
Thank god jm has you nudging her on one side! When i first came on at Astroworld and saw the radiance of jm i was in her cheering section. We both agree that it should be just as possible to learn our life lessons through enjoyment as through pain.

An for you creative ones here let me stress that it is entirely possible to make a decent living as an artist. i know this from 30 years of doing it and having it be my sole income or is that soul income??? the homeopathy medical stuff is purely pro-bono, my payment to the universe on another level for an opportunity to live a creative life exploring the patterns of the spirit.

i don't drink Myrtle Ray but i join you (she lifts ice water) in your toast to all of us half-spazzies. Salut and rejoice!

25/7/06 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Half-spazzies of the world, unite! You have mothing to lose but your, something like that...(raises glass)...

Thank you for the encouragement guys. This is something that has been growing since about 1990...when I was in IL and pregnant with my son I picked up sewing as a hobby (and a cheap way of getting maternity clothing)... After awhile I was making sundresses and harem pants and selling them at the local co-op and the farmer's market. I always wanted to add silkscreened designs to them, but didn't know anyone there to do it. When I moved out to CA, I met my present husband...when I asked him what he did for a living he promptly replied 'silkscreener'. I suppose it's a good thing it's worked out :) We have our moments, but I don't think either of us would trade the creative energy that we generate together for anything. I don't make the clothes anymore, but I do all the dyework,Both Stefan and I do the art and he mostly does the printing. I do try to find 'comfort clothing' and carry things in a pretty good range of sizes. Thanks for the compliment on the models jm, the tall 40-ish lady is my former chef Marion (cancer, sag rising), who is now trying her hand(hmmm,pun) at massage, reiki and other healing modalities...

As for the website, we have a guy, Jason, down in the Bay Area who hosts our site, he did most of the html design work, but we specified how the menus would work and supplied the photos and copy...

Well, gotta go here and have some 'family time' with the kid and the poor tramatized cat :)... (also going to try that abundance check thing that Joe mentioned on Pat's blog, thanks Joe...) Take Care, all, Juno

25/7/06 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez I reviewed this twice, it's not 'mothing' but 'nothing', half-spazz ir right!J

25/7/06 6:57 PM  
Blogger Diane L said...

Juno - I went over & found Joe's instructions and wrote one of the abundance checks too. It's a darn good way to establish a new tone to one's life. I feel the seeds of change starting to sprout, and a generous heaping of abundance is a good place to start!!

25/7/06 7:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka, you are a true inspiration. Thank you so much.

25/7/06 10:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

President of the United States, my behind!

One cocktail turned into another and I've had it! I've never liked one damn one of them! I don't care how high their pompadours are with their dyed silver temples, or how pretty their stiff and sprayed wives' china sets are. Damned flowers all over them! No wonder one of them lost his state dinner on the table in Japan, or somewhere.
They lie through their veneered teeth, and if there is one thing I can't stand, it's a frippin' liar. Hypocrites, too.

You people are so creative. It's our best hope.

25/7/06 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was me Myrtle Rae. You can tell it's not that good natured jm.

25/7/06 10:13 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

OK I'm back now. Sorry I did not get back sooner with how to use the lil avatar. It has been a crazy work week. And add a death in the family and my ISP being down for 2 1/2 days to that.

The Impeach avatar that I use, is one I made. You can click to d/l it. To activate the avatar, you have to check out your profile. Go to the edit profile, and you have a place to put a pic in your profile.

The first thing you have to do, is make like you are gonna post a pic, and save the link to blogger. When you go to edit your profile, use that link you saved, to put in the area for a pic.

I think it also gives instructions there. I know there is a size limit to the pic for that. I might be making some more avatars soon. I will let ya'll know when I do.

27/7/06 12:06 AM  

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