You saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.
("Blue Moon," Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)
Once in a blue moon,
There's a thing called happiness,
It happens when you're in,
A state of natural grace.
("Once In A Blue Moon," Van Morrison)
It's the night of the Full Blue Moon. I knew it was coming. I'm ready for it. I probably impute more superstitiousness to myself vis-à-vis full moons and such than is actually the case. I'm not superstitious. I'm not scared of cemeteries or Friday the 13th. I don't carry around crucifixes or garlic. I don't believe full moons or black cats or anything else will change my luck for better or for worse. I do believe full moons have a physical effect on me, though. Whether you know it or not, they probably affect you, too.
For hundreds of years we have known that it is the regular and predictable cycles of the moon and sun that regulate the ocean’s tides. The tides of human emotions are harder to chart. It often seems as if they are ungoverned and erratic, answerable to no known forces.
Extensive research into such cycles over the past thirty years has shown tangible links between cyclical human behavior and external natural cycles ranging from weather and solar radiation to phases of the moon and planetary cycles. Ergo, it's not all in our heads. Hallelujah!
And just what is a Blue Moon? According to Wikipedia, one modern blue moon definition is for a second, extra full moon that occurs in a calendar month. The older definition of blue moon is for an extra full moon that occurs in a quarter of the year, which would normally have three full moons, but sometimes has four. Oddly, it is the third full moon in a season that has four which is counted as the "extra" full moon and named blue moon. According to certain folklore, it is said that when there is a blue moon, the moon has a face and talks to the items in its moonlight.
I've already adopted Friday the 13ths as my especially lucky days. I think I'll do the same with full moons. And this one, this pretty blue moon, should be especially lucky coming as it does the day after my birthday.
calm demanor - Quiet in the house!
absolutly - A complete slut.
occassion - A Nordic fertility rite.
A while back, I wrote a post about being viciously attacked by my bra. It's happened again. I felt the wickedly portentous poke about an hour after I got to work and knew immediately what it was, so off to the ladies room I went. Since my dress zips down the side, this entailed practically taking the damn thing off to get at the perpetrator of the sneak attack. And yep, that's what it was -- one of those evil little underwires had popped through its placket and was stabbing the hell out of me. Yeah, yeah, I know I said I wasn't going to wear underwires any more, but I changed my mind (as is my womanly wont). They do produce a nice look. Anyway, I zipped my dress back up and went back to my office to get my purse to see what might be in there to counter-attack. And I found just the thing -- Band-Aids! Word: if you plaster enough Band-Aids on the popped out wire gone wild, you'll neutralize it better than Switzerland and you won't be savagely poked and prodded for the rest of the day. I just hope I don't get into an accident on my way home and get hauled off to the hospital in my weird Band-Aided brassiere. Wouldn't that give the doctors and nurses something to talk about?
And finally, may I reiterate -- Vista sucks. I finally figured out a way to get a "Run" command in the place where I'm accustomed to seeing it, but it's small solace.
Boudreaux was out at da Dew Drop Inn an he picks him up a real purty gal named Eileen. Dey have a few drinks too many and before you know it Boudreaux done ax her can dey go some place more comfortable.
Eileen say, “Yeah, cher, I don’t live too far a piece up da road here, but I got to warn ya, I’m on my menstrual cycle.”
Boudreaux, he don’t miss a beat and he say, “Dat’s okay, cuz me, I’m on my 4 wheeler!”
I strongly beg to differ with these quiz results. I am not!
|You Are a Drama Princess (or Prince)|
You're not over the top dramatic, but you have your moments.
You know how to steal the spotlight...
And how to act out to get your way.
People around you know that you're good for a laugh.
But at times, your drama gets a bit too much for everyone.
Tone it down a tad, and you'll still be the center of attention.