Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Long weekend

This Memorial Day, 3-day weekend seemed much longer. Maybe because I actually got stuff done and had fun!

I saw "X-Men 3" at 12:01 am on Friday. I went to dinner with a group of friends, to a Portuguese place called Atasca. The food was fantastic!

I hung out with my friend Corrie at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. One of my favorite places in Cambridge and everything was green and beautiful and I found a few cool headstones, I hadn't seen.

While Corrie did bird-watching, I did tombstone/flower watching. She saw about 20 species of birds, but I thought this flaming azalea was friggin' sweet.

Then for Memorial Day, slept in, then took a short ride to Plum Island, Newburyport, MA. Took a short walk and rescued a few crabs. IL provided company all weekend and the trip to the beach. :)

OOOOhhh, and fried clams at Bob Lobster.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Birthday Calculator - May 26, 1978

Your date of conception was on or about 2 September 1977 which was a Friday. (Wrong, I was premature).
You were born on a Friday
under the astrological sign Gemini.
Your Life path number is 11.
Life path number 11: 2 (11/2, 20/2)
The Life Path 2 suggests that you entered this plane with a spiritual quality in your makeup allowing you to be one of the peacemakers in society. Your strengths come from an ability to listen and absorb. You are a fixer, a mediator, and a very diplomatic type of person using persuasive skills rather than forcefulness to make your way in the world. When you embrace and exhibit the strenghth of your spiritual side, you are intuitive, avant-garde, idealistic, and visionary. These extremes make you interesting with much to offer society. You have the potential to be a deep-thinker, and no doubt interested in understanding many of life's mysteries and more intriguing facets.

If you are living with the positive attributes of the number 2 Life Path, you are apt to have the most delicate ability to be balanced and fair. You clearly see the full spectrum of viewpoints in any argument or situation, and because of this, people may seek you out to be a mediator. In this role you are able to settle disputes with the most unbiased flair. There is sincere concern for others; you think the best of people, and want the best for them. You are honest and open in thought, word and deed. You excel in any form of group activity where your expertise in handling and blending people can be used effectively. Manners and tact mark your way with others, and you are not one to dominate a group or situation. You are the master of compromise and of maintaining harmony in your environment. As the ultimate team member, you never demand praise or recognition.

In many ways, you are a creature of habit and routine, and you like your path and pattern well worn and familiar. Your ability to analyze and render accurate judgments is a wonderful natural trait you bring to the business world. You strive for complete accuracy and even perfection in your work. Perhaps you are not a leader, but you are a visionary and a very talented idea person.

On the negative side of the 2, nervous energy is a trait often observed in the 2. Because of this, you may be seen as an extremist who is sometimes the zealot in expressing likes and dislikes. Nervous tension can bring the normally easygoing 2 into a state of emotional outrage, which to those around you, may seem so out of character. Indeed, the 2 can sometimes become oversensitive. In some instances, the strength of the 2 can also become its weakness. You may find it hard to decide what to do at times. Twos often struggle against indecisiveness. Making decisions and getting your life in gear, so to speak, may be a challenge. There is a tendency for the many 2s to harbor feelings of uneasiness, and dissatisfaction with accomplishments and personal progress in life. The biggest obstacle and difficulty you may face is that of passivity and a state of apathy and lethargy. The negative 2 can be very pessimistic. When this sets in to any degree, you are able to accomplishes very little. If living on the negative side of the 2, you may lack common sense, and you are quite often unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality.

Even the more positive individuals with the 2 Life Path will prefer a more amiable and less competitive environment, often shunning the business world. You can best serve society in endeavors utilizing your skills of counseling and guidance. Much of your idealism is people oriented and quite humanitarian in nature. You expect a great deal of yourself.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 3 & 6.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2443654.5.
The golden number for 1978 is 3.
The epact number for 1978 is 21.
The year 1978 was not a leap year.

Golden Number:
A number showing the year of the lunar or Metonic cycle. It is reckoned from 1 to 19, and is so called from having formerly been written in the calendar in gold.
Epact Number:
The moon's age at the beginning of the calendar year, or the number of days by which the last new moon has preceded the beginning of the year.

The Life Path Number
The Life Path is the sum of the birth date. This number represents who you are at birth and the native traits that you will carry with you through life. The most important number that will be discussed here is your Life Path number. The Life Path describes the nature of this journey through life.

Julian date:
The number of days since noon 4713 BC January 1.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/7/1978 and ending 1/27/1979.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Horse.

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 26 March 1978.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 30 April 1978.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 8 February 1978.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 14 May 1978.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 21 May 1978.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Monday, 2 October 1978.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Saturday, 22 April 1978.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 7 February 1978.

As of 5/25/2006 12:10:51 PM EDT
You are 27 years old.
You are 336 months old.
You are 1,461 weeks old.
You are 10,226 days old.
You are 245,436 hours old.
You are 14,726,170 minutes old.
You are 883,570,251 seconds old.

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.00234833659491 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

There are 1 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 28 candles.

Those 28 candles produce 28 BTUs,
or 7,056 calories of heat (that's only 7.0560 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.20 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1978 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
In 1978 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1978 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
In 1978 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

Your birthstone is Emerald
The Mystical properties of Emerald

Though not meant to replace traditional medical treatment, Emerald is used for physical and emotional healing.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)

Agate, Chrysoprase

Your birth tree is

Ash Tree, the Ambition
Uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with its fate, can be egoistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over heart, but takes partnership very serious.

There are 214 days till Christmas 2006!
There are 227 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waning gibbous.
Friday, May 26, 1978
Moon's age (days): 19
Distance (Earth radii): 57.35
Percent Illumination 80.22%
Ecliptic latitude (degrees): 4.69
Ecliptic longitude (degrees): 299.26

Copyright © 2006 Paul R. Sadowski (http://www.paulsadowski.com)

What your name means...Numerology.

You entered: Marie Minako von Kampen
There are 20 letters in your name.
Those 20 letters total to 94
There are 9 vowels and 11 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 4

The characteristics of #4 are: A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.

The expression or destiny for #4:
Order, service, and management are the cornerstones of the number 4 Expression. Your destiny is to express wonderful organization skills with your ever practical, down-to-earth approach. You are the kind of person who is always willing to work those long, hard hours to push a project through to completion. A patience with detail allows you to become expert in fields such as building, engineering, and all forms of craftsmanship. Your abilities to write and teach may lean toward the more technical and detailed. In the arts, music will likely be your choice. Artistic talents may also appear in such fields as horiculture and floral arrangement, as well. Many skilled physicians and especially surgeons have the 4 Expression.

The positive attitudes of the 4 Expression yield responsibility; you are one who no doubt, fulfills obligations, and is highly systematic and orderly. You are serious and sincere, honest and faithful. It is your role to help and you are required to do a good job at everything you undertake.

If there is too much 4 energies present in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes of the number 4. The obligations that you face may tend to create frustration and feelings of limitation or restriction. You may sometimes find yourself nursing negative attitudes in this regard and these can keep you in a rather low mood. Avoid becoming too rigid, stubborn, dogmatic, and fixed in your opinions. You may have a tendency to develop and hold very strong likes and dislikes, and some of these may border on the classification of prejudice. The negative side of 4 often produces dominant and bossy individuals who use disciplinarian to an excess. These tendencies must be avoided. Finally, like nearly all with 4 Expression, you must keep your eye on the big picture and not get overly wrapped up in detail and routine.

Your Soul Urge number is: 7

A Soul Urge number of 7 means:
With a number 7 Soul Urge you are very fond of reading, and retreating to periods of being alone and away from the disruptions of the outer world. You like to dream and develop you idealistic understandings, to study and analyze, to gain knowledge and wisdom. You may be too laid back and withdrawn to really succeed in the business world, and you will be much more comfortable in circumstances that are tolerant of your reserve, your analytical approach, and your desire to use your mind rather than your physical being.

You are very timid around people that you don't know very well, so much so at times that casual conversation and social situations can be strained. You tend to repress your emotions to the extend that some people have a good bit of difficult understanding you. You tend to be very selective with friends and you don't easily adapt to new environments or to new people very quickly.

The negative traits of the 7 include becoming too much the introvert and isolated from others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 6

An Inner Dream number of 6 means:
You dream of guiding and fostering the perfect family in the perfect home. You crave the devotion from offspring and a loving spouse. You picture yourself in the center of a successful domestic unit.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Year of the Horse, 1978

As my birthday looms above me, I've been delving into my astrological something-or-others. My Chinese zodiac is the Year of the Horse, and in 1978 it was the Year of the Earth Horse. Does any of this sound like it fits me?

The Year of the Horse
The Horse gleefully gallops into his year, promising his reign to be one of reckless, carefree and romantic abandon. We all gain self-confidence and bravado, and will find ourselves doing the mad, adventurous things we always dreamed of doing, happily finding that the risks we take to be more rewarding than we imagined. The fast pace of the year is one where industry and economics will advance, and entrepreneurs will shine most brightly.

The Horse Personality
Black Beauty
Happy and Light hearted
Exudes sex Appeal
Independent and Non-conformist
Engaging and Charming
Honest and Straightforward
Considerate and Kind-hearted

Dark Horse
Fiery Temper
A Playboy / Playgirl
Restless, Bores Easily

The Earth Horse: 1918, 1978
“The Cautious Horse”
It is a rare thing to find a horse who can settle down, but the Earth Horse will prove the punters wrong and even learn to cooperate with authority when necessary. This congenial chap is less decisive though, hedging his bets and considering all sides before acting. Still, he possesses the business acumen of the Horse, and can bring about a new lease of life to any sagging venture.

Prospects for the Horse in different years

Lucky years for Horse are the years of the Rabbit, the Horse, the Monkey and Dog.

Happy events, prosperity and achievements are in the spotlight, and the recognition of these will bring him much joy.

The years of the Dragon, the Goat, the Rooster, the Tiger and the Ox are fairly mixed – smooth in some ways, seemingly difficult in others. Nevertheless, obstacles presented during these times are never as bad as they seem, and will blow over quicker than the Horse predicts.

Trying times come in the years of the Rat, the Snake, and the Pig. Misfortunes and complications to his plans are likely, and any major decisions in business or love, should be left for now. These are years where the Horse must be cautious and persevering.

For your own interests go to Chinese Astrology.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Why I kinda like being half-asian.

Top 10 Reasons why being half-Japanese is good! (Ok, reasons why I think it's cool.)

10. Lost of cultural exploration and adventures.

9. Anime.

8. Japanese food.

7. There's enough of us to make a new race, but instead we just diversify (and conquer).

6. We have very diverse looks. Ok, so maybe not but I needed another reason.

5. Depending on the rest of your heritage, you can fill in "Other" on all types of applications, or "Asian", it's up to your mood. I personally like to alternate.

4. Interesting names: Marie Minako von Kampen, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Apolo Anton Ohno, Andrew Kohji Taylor.

3. You tend to tend to instantly bond with other half-Japanese, ok, so not always.

2. You're usually hot. For example, Doug Robb of "Hoobastank" and Devon Aoki.

1. That eternal question, "Are you half-asian?"

Yaddah, yaddah...

This is randomly funny and put me in a good mood.

Thanks to Married to the Sea.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Need a blue sky holiday...having a bad day...

Where is the moment when needed the most
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
They tell me your blue skies fade to grey
They tell me your passion's gone away
And I don't need no carryin' on

You stand in the *light just to hit a new low
You're faking a smile with the coffee to go
You tell me your life's been way off line
You're falling to pieces everytime
And I don't need no carryin' on

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Well you need a blue sky holiday
The point is they laugh at what you say
And I don't need no carryin' on

You had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day

(Oh.. Holiday..)

Sometimes the system goes on the blink
And the whole thing turns out wrong
You might not make it back and you know
That you could be well oh that strong
And I'm not wrong


So where is the passion when you need it the most
Oh you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
You've seen what you like
And how does it feel for one more time
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Monday, May 15, 2006

Starting my week off right....

So the schedule back stage looks like it has been tie-dyed cause I managed to spill my red gator-ade all over it...it is sooooooo a Monday.

I found out "I should be practicing" is a closet "Highlander" fan like myself, and lent him my dvds of all 6 seasons. I am not going to see him for at least 2 months.

If you don't know what "Highlander" is about there are 3 movies and a tv series. Basically, dudes (and a few chicks) with swords....and lightning...and maybe kilts...and Roger Daltry from "The Who"...and Miss Alabama who slept with Bill Clinton...and the lead singer of "Fine Young Cannibals" (what a great name!)...and the guy who played Krycek on "The X-Files"...and Joan Jett....yes, THE JOAN JETT!

Here's Conner and Duncan MaCleod, don't really know about the proper capitalization of the clan name. Whatever.

Let Geekiness abide...

This is Krycek...he was cute until he was a bag guy...

Anyways, other than that, I saw "MI:3" -- twice. Can't get enough of JRM. Then "Poisidon", and "Thank you for smoking". A entertaining movie weekend...but the big one was...seeing the "X-Men 3" preview 4 times!!!! Yes. I am happy.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Dreary Day and Book Recommendations

You Are Lightning

Beautiful yet dangerous
People will stop and watch you when you appear
Even though you're capable of random violence

You are best known for: your power

Your dominant state: performing

Yada-yada, for days like this, here's a book recommendation or two....

The Confessions of Max Tivoli : A Novel (Paperback) by Andrew Sean Greer.

This is one I want to read, The Stolen Child : A Novel (Hardcover) by Keith Donohue.

Otherwise, there are a few movies I want to see. Also I plan on crying a lot on May 26, for my birthday. Blah.

Blah, blah

So bored but nothing worth writing about.
Later folks!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Last one, I'm really bored

You Were a Crow

Eternally wise, you have a deep understand of ethics.
You guide people from the darkness to the light.

My Hair Color

Your Hair Should Be Blue

Wild, brilliant, and out of control.
You're a risk taker with an eye to the future.

My Birthday

Your Birthdate: May 26

You lucked out the the skills to succeed in almost any arena.
Put you in almost any business or classroom, and you'll rise to the top.
You're driven and intense, but you also know when to kick back and cooperate.
Your ability to adapt to almost any situation is part of what's going to make you a success.

Your strength: Your attention to detail

Your weakness: You can be a little too proud of your successes

Your power color: Turquoise

Your power symbol: Arrow pointing up

Your power month: August

My Name


M is for Musical
A is for Articulate
R is for Rebellious
I is for Intense
E is for Elitist

Oh yeah....

My last entry had a point to it. Being called "we get better with age...", but at this point, I can't recall shizzle. So. Whatever.

This is funny. Fetuses are funny.