Saturday, January 27, 2007

Please do not eat these

Although they look tempting, they are decorations for Aunt Mary's do tonight. She's having a pianist in to play some Ravel, Brahms, Faure, and a selection of popular tunes. There will also be readings from some of her favorite poets. Sounds relaxing and enjoyable. Very eclectic groups of people she gathers. Always enlightening. And there will be plenty of other edibles. 

20 Comments:

Blogger jm said...

And now for some really unusual news!

It's snowing again in Denver.

27/1/07 5:07 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Wow, jm, that's really something.

I've been doing some digging (surprise!) and I'm finding some signs that global warming is being hyped, to the point where meterologists who are skeptics are keeping silent lest their license/salary/livelihood be ruined by others who are loudly demanding that they toe the party line.

Something's up. Cui bono (Who benefits) from promoting the idea that the planet is warming up? I dunno but take a look at this.

27/1/07 8:58 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Zen fingerfoods? Hmm, could be a product name. :-)

27/1/07 10:58 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe!!! I'm so glad your realism and digging are here. I've been onto this for some time. Thank you so much! Let's pursue it.

Zen fingerfoods!! LOL! Your sense of humor is the best. Who else would come up with that??

27/1/07 1:59 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG Joe.
I've been talking about the next Ice Age for "ages". Before each one, I believe the earth warms. The earth has been warmer than this before. Life is a series of adaptations. Thanks so much.

This is important to me. Even more helpful would be to respect the earth in the biggest way and understand that we aren't in charge, along with acting right. This is neglected as man's power is still the story.
People still are pitting man against the earth. We are an intrinsic part and we will act accordingly.

BTW, thanks for the language lesson..:-)I didn't know what that meant, so I do appreciate it.

Another sign of Capricorn....one of today's headlines:

New standard for actresses; class not sass

Now if they'd only put their clothes back on.

27/1/07 2:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Wonderful joe. The lava shelf. Warming historically has been caused by activity on the floor of the ocean. 95% is unexplored, as I mentioned before. Wouldn't it be wonderful if people used their good sense, intelligence, patience, honesty, accuracy, and love of life?

27/1/07 2:26 PM  
Blogger jm said...

You got me excited. Another thing that's happening is new species of animals are being discovered, as others die out, as it's always been. If man thinks he's in charge of the whole animal kingdom, he's mistaken, no matter what the bible says.

Maybe some species don't want to be saved. If the habitat is changing, and others are taking their place in the food chain. Maybe they have better places to exist and we're trying to prevent their passage.

If anything, I hope for humans to see the big picture, which is why I pursue astrology and try to take it beyond the archaic applications.

27/1/07 2:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's all part of a dependable, predictable cycle, a natural cycle that returns like clockwork every 11,500 years.
. . . And since the last ice age ended almost exactly 11,500 years ago . .


This is in exact synchronization with the precession of the equinoxes. Due to a wobble in the earth's spin the axis changes and the comes back halfway and to the original point in keeping with the Ice Ages. The Hopi Indians also knew this.

27/1/07 2:40 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"Who else would come up with that??"

Now, now, I'm just a-pointing out what I see. And I see a product name, ha ha. :-)

28/1/07 12:18 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Product name? A new business venture for the family? Luck?

28/1/07 2:07 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Well, now. Luck's an interesting thing, looking at some of my uncles. A Chinese uncle did well in real estate and the stock market. An Irish one got money as a result of an accident at work, and used it while going back to school to become a social worker. (Although, he did splurge on the motorcycle of his dreams, only to have to sell it later. And he's still struggling financially.) I remember being told that the Chinese uncle told his relatives, many years ago, You know, we produce all these tofu products for the whole community here. We should be thinking bigger, and package this stuff for the national market. The partners ignored his advice, and after some years, sold their business for a quick, admittedly big, profit. But it could have been so much more, had they stepped up to the opportunity. Years later, it passed to other entrepreneurs.

28/1/07 4:54 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

This evening I was in the bookstore looking at the books and games. I said to my aunt, "Hey, this game is based on very similar principles to one I invented as a kid." She said laughingly, "Really? You could sue them!" "Yeah, my father got us a patent, though I never made any money from it. But the design and motif is probably different enough. Besides, it costs too much to do that kind of thing."

28/1/07 5:01 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

One year, a job-free friend of the family pestered me and my aunt to write a computer program to generate lottery number combinations. He was convinced that he had a theory that could predict combinations of numbers that were likely to win big. We all rolled our eyes when he talked about it. A Moon child with Sun conjunct Moon square Neptune, he was highly intuitive on an astral level, and he spoke often of his visions of Hindu deities, his insights into numbers and planetary aspects, but a scientific thinker he clearly wasn't. I finally gave in, thinking that if I show him it doesn't work, he'll stop trying to come up with a theory of everything and try something more constructive.

There was a huge lottery pot at the time, that had been accumulating. Many people were talking excitedly about it.

So he bought a $200 computer with a mere 64 K of RAM (the computer on which I type this story runs three thousand times faster and has eight thousand times more RAM), and I spent all night crafting a program based on his specifications. He said that his plan was to take the first 200 combinations generated by the computer, and buy enough tickets to play them all.

I finally crashed in the morning, falling into a deep sleep, and no one could wake me up. Later, he came back from buying tickets, saying that the lines were incredible; it took hours just to stand on line. He didn't play all 200 combinations -- it just took too long. And maybe he'd had second thoughts about spending his money all at once.

Well, somewhere near the bottom of the list of 200 combinations printed out by the computer was the winning combination! Had he played all 200 combinations, he'd have won the jackpot. I think he'd have gotten into trouble, though. He'd been talking to certain people, telling them he was close to learning the numerological secrets of the universe, and predicting lotteries was a demonstration of what could be done.

For months he made many more printouts, trying to spot another winning combination, thinking that he was close, but the computer never generated another winning combination for him again.

It just wasn't meant to happen!

28/1/07 5:40 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

What a story Kadimiros. You sure there isn't a screenplay there?

28/1/07 7:07 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

LOL! Maybe a plot that revolves around luck and mischance within the private lives in an inner city neighborhood? What a thought.

28/1/07 7:23 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Especially when the mischievous elf falls asleep generating the magic...numbers.
I think it has legs.

28/1/07 7:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hey, this game is based on very similar principles to one I invented as a kid." She said laughingly, "Really? You could sue them!" "Yeah, my father got us a patent, though I never made any money from it. But the design and motif is probably different enough. Besides, it costs too much to do that kind of thing."

This is the Leo/Aquarius pattern in the family. That's why I called you the wizard.

28/1/07 8:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Amazing story and verifies my theory. These secrets reveal themselves in moments to those who are advanced but they disappear almost as fast as they come. The illusive nature of these things. I don't think we're meant to win lotteries with the knowledge, just be reminded of the miraculous nature of the universe that is within our discovery. I love it. Those fleeting glimmers of brilliance.

28/1/07 8:27 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

One day, still down on his luck, he went to the family seeress for counseling. During his session with her, he asked her if she could perchance tell him some lucky numbers to play.

She usually laughs and tells people that she'd tried to win the lottery for years.

But that one time, she felt sorry for him, so she concentrated. In a matter of seconds, she told him three digits to play. So off he went to play one of the 3-digit games.

He played 8-2-4. And it was wrong! He didn't win, no he didn't. The winning number was 8-4-4. Perplexed, he put the tape recording she'd given him into his tape player, and played back at high volume what she'd said. And what she had really said, and he had misheard, was, "I see...an 8...and two 4s."

It just wasn't meant to be!

28/1/07 8:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes!!! Again. The tricks of the trade the spirits use. They taunt and tease and within this game is the enlightenment. It's all in-between.

28/1/07 9:14 PM  

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