Monday, October 16, 2006

Shell We Dance?

I know ....... dumphf ........ a dark ...... dumpphf .... secluded place!

Where no! ..... one ..... ehh-ver ....... knows your face!

A glass! ...... dumphf ...... of wine! .....dummphf... a fond embrace!

It's called....dumphfff......Hernando's Hideaway..........



Anonymous casey said...

Ella Fitzgerald! Love that song. Love her voice.

I'm home today, waiting for the high water to go down because it's FLOODING. Just your usual Houston-variety flooding. Streets impassable. Houses okay. Unless you live near a bayou.

16/10/06 5:11 AM  
Anonymous casey said...

well, I lost a tree but I've made it to work.

Found a website that sounds right up our allies:

This kind of thing is why I can never take my mother's enthusiasms seriously. They always strike my funny this guy.

16/10/06 8:07 AM  
Anonymous casey said...

ummm...alleys. not allies.

but we're all allies, right? in the war against the blue meanies?

16/10/06 8:08 AM  
Anonymous tseka said...

Yike's and i thought that Cindy was so demure, must be the Prince eh? A scorpio? Who knew? Asking her to slip away to his hideaway on a first date.

Mars conjunct Venus with the Sun all at the last moment of'll be one heckova birthay for you Neith! And just for a sec Mars will be in Sco, Venus in Libra how rate is that?

back to the dance...
Oh! and look who else is also at this scoprpio party, over yonder is Jupiter and Mercury with their heads together, wonder what they're whipering'll all spill out soon enough as mercury turns around.

Saturn and Neptune are still working the crowd. Pluto he's thinking transformational love i'm guessing...or was he the one responsible for the get-away rig that fell apart, turning into a pumpkin at the witching hour?

The story cont.....

16/10/06 8:10 AM  
Anonymous tseka said...

Casey, darn it we hate to lose a tree, which one was it?

Ja, Swami Beyondananda is terrific.

Rained here too, day before yesterday, the temperature plummeted, i had to pile on the clothes, after the sweatshirt the fleece and the down vest, i finally had to admit that i needed to build a fire. I'm really good with imagination but my body refuses to play make-believe. I was so hoping for a few days of autumn. The A/C was still running a week ago.

16/10/06 8:43 AM  
Blogger Neith said...

Ja, Swami Beyondananda is terrific.

He's one of my favorites too - makes me laugh so hard tears run down the face!

Casey!! I always check the Houston area on the weather reports . . . pretty solid green there lately. We had rain yesterday & possibly more today - smells very, very good & brings out the fall colors even more vividly.

Count me in as an ally in the war on the Blue Meanies . . . yesterday they won but I'm putting up a fight today! Moon in Leo + Saturn there & Mars coming up to conjunct my Sun . . makes me much more volitile than usual.

tseka - thought I was the only one who resisted turning heat on one way or another . . . it must be about 45-50 degrees in my bedroom since I insist on sleeping with the windows open. Leaving the door open to allow warm air in is not allowed unless it's below zero! At least it's cool enough to think about picking up wool to knit! :-)

kj - your kitty Kali sounds a lot like a calico cat that adopted me years ago. She was a pistol too . . . a firm bite was often the way she said "put me down...NOW". Loved that cat!

16/10/06 9:26 AM  
Anonymous casey said...

It was a volunteer Chinese tallow tree -- they are really weed trees, though they do put on a lovely fall show. One of the few trees that do. But they are very brittle and not long-lived. Anyway, this one popped up along the fence line several years ago and needs to go. There's a pecan tree next to it and it split down the middle last spring too. It needs to come down too. I'm just relieved the tallow didn't come down on my car which was sitting right next to were it came down on.

We're getting bands of rain waves coming from the gulf. Long blobs of red and yellow on the radar...they call it "training" cuz the storms follow the same track and the same areas are getting soaked over and over again.

I'm so mad I could spit because I've been told I can't leave until I'm "dismissed" ...and I have a window of opportunity to get home between red blobs.

I always thought this was supposed to be at our "discretion."

I am high-blood-pressure furious.

16/10/06 11:34 AM  
Anonymous casey said...

Next time, I won't bother to come in.

16/10/06 11:36 AM  
Anonymous casey said...

Blood pressure 165/95...

I think I'm sick. I need to go home.

I am Scorpio-mad.

16/10/06 11:38 AM  
Blogger Neith said...

I am Scorpio-mad.

That was me yesterday morning . . . got a LOT of house cleaning done. Funny, first feeling was hurt, then morphed into totally furious. I actually slammed some doors! :-)

16/10/06 11:44 AM  
Blogger kj said...

My dad's one bit of advice to SO before we married was: "If you want the house cleaned, just make her mad."

Raising a toast to all furious women today. @;-)

16/10/06 11:57 AM  
Anonymous casey said...

I'm still waiting to hear. But the next band is just about here. I'm not getting anything done.

SuperJeff says "sure, it's at your own discretion, but it depends on whether you want to get paid or not." Well, I'm salaried and I was told when Melanie was making me salaried that one of the benefits is that is you show up at all, it counts for all day.

That was to make up for the 25 percent pay cut I got by becoming salaried.

Let's see. Lots less money and they didn't really mean it when they said that?

Oh, yeah, I WANT to be salaried.

16/10/06 12:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...


I actually slammed some doors! :-)

You do seem to be better today! Slamming doors is a good one.

The ladies are in snits today I see. Good week ahead I think.
Last one was not, so we're due.

Fire away!!!! Cannonballs ahead!

16/10/06 1:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That reminds me about doors and emotional expression. Doors didn't know what they were getting into when they were invented. about as multipurpose as the clothes pin.

16/10/06 1:08 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Raising a toast to all furious women today. @;-)

Cheers!!!! Here's a little Aries/Scorp note . . . my S/O is Aries, so he gets mad, says his piece, goes away - and can come back in a couple of hours, and do the "who's mad?!" thing!! Scorp me takes much longer to get mad, and much longer to cool down! So I get the "what are you so mad about?!" Fortunately cleaning house really helps me sort stuff out, so I could say I was furious w/myself for making some bad choices . . . :-)

16/10/06 1:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hot intense fury works a lot of times. That's where that Aries comes in handy.

You're right about Scorp. When my Scorp sis gets mad and calls, I know I'm in for at least three hours of complaint. If I'm lucky.
She has a Moon in Cap so it's usually some woman with money who's trying to control her. Always, in fact.

16/10/06 1:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

was furious w/myself for making some bad choices . . . :-)

I do a lot of that. But when you consider how many we make, the odds are some pretty bad ones will be there.

16/10/06 1:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I need a "closer" in my chart. Aries is a fine beginner, Cancer gets the goods, but no closer in sight.
What sign, planet, aspect, transit is a closer, anyone?

You can bank on your Saturn in Scorpio which will come up with the deepest goods and self mastery. Control of desires.

Add the North Node in Capricorn and you can achieve exactly what you want with a minimum of fuss, eventually.:-)

16/10/06 1:48 PM  
Anonymous casey said...

I made it home! I finally went to the Center Manager (not the Data Processing Manager or the guy above him -- we have too many layers of management!), a French guy who's only been here a year. I said, my neighborhood floods and we're between bands of rain. This would be a good time to go home. He said, oh, whatever you think is necessary.

So I drove through three places of high water (up to the bottom of door). Which is why I have my Rav4. Watching these big black swirling clouds sitting right over my house. Hoping like hell they weren't going to turn into funnel clouds, cuz there was rotation and that whispy clouds hanging down. But I made it.

Then the moment I shut the front door behind me, the skies opened up and POURED. Like a waterfall.


Now you guys know why I have high blood pressure.

16/10/06 2:09 PM  
Blogger kj said...

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16/10/06 3:09 PM  
Anonymous casey said...

Downed branches. No downed wires. My duplex-mate came home a few minutes ago and said, "did you see the tree?" yep. "It was inches away from your car."

I love my little Rav4 too. It's eight years old, 95,000 miles on it, a soft-top with a pop-out roof thingy. A bit noisy because of road noise. But zippy, good mileage, and although very short (it has NO rear end), sits up high and goes fearlessly through high water. Never had any problems with it either. 30 mpg.

16/10/06 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

OMG check out Saturn here!

16/10/06 5:47 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Joe! What a picture!! I'm going to download that one for my desktop . . . thanks!! :-)

16/10/06 6:10 PM  
Anonymous -pd- said...

Wow, a whole lot of dancin here, and drama.
Just wanted to say hey. Was too busy and tired and sore to type a word over the weekend -- been racing winter to get outside work done.
But I saw Joe's artwork, and was blown away. And oh yes, Swami Beyondananda, I still remember a piece from him earlier this year and his great phrase "adults of God"(dess). Every time I go to church -- I do about once a month (it's a real alternative Methodist one with "celebration" not worship, sage smudge and a reading from Lao Tzu, plus response time after the sermon -- and hear the phrase "children of God" I want to call out, how about adults of God?!

16/10/06 7:16 PM  
Anonymous casey said...

oh, wow, joe. what a beautiful, beautiful picture. Love those colors.

and alternative Methodists? My grandmother would be rolling in her grave. ('course, she was kind of out there already too. Daughter of the "Eastern Star". A Masonic group. We ALL know about those Masons, right? I mean, pre-DaVinci code, right?

Oh, well. It's been a long, hard day so I'm off to bed. Even if it's only 9:30. pooped.

16/10/06 7:37 PM  
Anonymous tseka said...

Sweet dreams Casey, snug down into the covers with your wee petites, you've earned a good rest tonight.

16/10/06 7:42 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Glad you made it through this deluge OK, Casey. Our weather report said your area got like 10" of rain in 24 hours?! There were pictures too of cars & trucks who went too far into the water . . . I can't even imagine what rain like that must be like!

16/10/06 7:45 PM  
Anonymous tseka said...

-pd- i love to hear that such things are happening as your alternative Methodists. I have friends in Colorado who are Jewish and the woman Rabbi, also does ceremonies honoring pagan wisdom, incorporates the path of several into her teachings.

Seems like an affirmation of faith to me.

16/10/06 7:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

What a day!

Couldn't get the picture in. I'll try again. I'm just in the mood for saturn.

16/10/06 9:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Very unusual picture. Right up my Saturn return street. No wonder I'm dizzy.

17/10/06 4:19 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

How beautiful it looks with the rings backlit by the Sun. The news reports that it is composited from 165 photos taken over three hours on Sept. 15, 2006. Also, it's a digital mixture of ultraviolet, infrared and clear filter images.

The other side of Saturn. Almost seems a pivotal moment.

17/10/06 9:35 AM  
Anonymous -pd- said...

At celebration on Sunday was a family visiting from PA, from near where the tragic Amish school was. The dad said that they travel a lot -- he is with an opera company, here for a month, then off to Seville -- and that he asked his home minister for recommendations of churches to visit, based on the latter's published compilation of "alternative" churches. He followed up by checking out the churches' web sites, and ours was their #2 choice. During closing circle, before singing Amazing Grace, he said they felt happy and refreshed to be there.
Another wonder of our post-modern world.

17/10/06 10:27 AM  
Blogger kj said...

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17/10/06 12:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The other side of Saturn. Almost seems a pivotal moment.

What an incredible thought.

Could Netune be revealing a new dimension?

17/10/06 1:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

You know, pd.

In all the screaming and attention to negativity, this kind of thing has always gone on in this country. No wonder it's not noticed. It shouldn't be. Quiet prayer, humility, and reverance are just what they are. So good for you to participate in this. And to report it to us.
Thank you.

17/10/06 1:36 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It is interesting, this photo. It's a composite of the old photographic approach and the new technology. The result is entirely different as we blend our own need for fantasy with the old Saturn. Photographers have always worked with filters and colors, shaping reality, but not to this extent.

There is so much Uranus/Neptune going on now and this technological reach to new horizons. So interesting that Saturn got implicated.

I wonder what other Saturnine structures will be influenced by our imaginative reach in the near future.

17/10/06 3:22 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"I wonder what other Saturnine structures will be influenced by our imaginative reach in the near future."

I've been looking forward to the extension of perceptual range for a long time. I suspect that medicine will make amazing strides. I think it'll be great.

17/10/06 5:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I suspect that medicine will make amazing strides. I think it'll be great.

I'm sure of this.
All traditional Saturnine bastions will be subject.

17/10/06 5:54 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

It seems to me that banks tend to merge, and they face growing competition from new forms or sources of credit and transactions. I think our banks and currencies will change a lot from today, but of course at a more gradual pace than do the fields closer to technology. There is a lot of infrastructure, incompatible systems to harmonize, resistant interests and separate agendas, false needs, whereas the core of medicine is still urgently allied to transformation and the individual.

17/10/06 9:06 PM  

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