Thursday, April 28, 2005

I Think, Therefore I Craft!

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I am so excited! I am part of the planning committee that is coordinating this event. An Alternative Arts & Crafts Fair here in lame ol’ Slovannah! The theme is Mutation, you know, one thing changing into another. For those of you who can make it will be at Starland Gallery (41st & Bull), Saturday, May 7th, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

The items I plan to make and sell are:

Crochet bikini tops and purses,
Crochet brass and silver jewelry,
Rasta bling rings,
Cigar box purses, and
Domino art jewelry.


As soon as I get the film developed, the merchandise will be here for you to view (and purchase).

I’m crazy busy. I have two orders one for the store
(
Afrika in Savannah) I am the buyer for; and for a wholesaler friend of mine. Plus, I have one birthday and two graduations where the specific request was for "hand crafted items".

At any rate I will not be posting or commenting as frequently (well, I seldomn post already) for the next week and a half. So with out further adieus:
Imara, girl…hold it down – you gotta deal with Soundboyz. You have the patience of Job. Sorry about attending anniversary party sans gift. That fool didn’t even send me an invitation. So please accept these gifts here, here, here, here, and...here! I can’t wait for the next partayyyy.
Geekbird, be patient. Dope lyrics and fresh beats coming your way soon.
DJ Xplicit, I just received the beat back from my boy – now I need to listen to it (lol).
And
Nzyme…ride those dolphins girl!

Thanks to all who read and comment on my blog. Soundboyz, thanks for always posting first. I am glad you finally have a committed relationship with your blowup doll, Dolly.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Two (types) eclipses in one month? 2005 is definitely the year folks. Those plans and great ideas you have been putting off.....just do it, do it, do it! I love astrological phenomena, I can't say it enough (like the word gargantuan). In Tahiti, eclipses have been interpreted as the lovemaking of the Sun and the Moon - oooooooooooooo.

There will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
on Sunday, April 24. It reaches its deepest point at 9:55 Universal Time, which is 5:55 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This particular eclispe will be barely visible, but hey it is still a celestial event. Our next total lunar eclipse will not be until March 3, 2007. What more info? Click it
Sky & Telescope .

The Astrological Effects of this Eclipse

There can never be a Lunar Eclipse without an accompanying Solar Eclipse, but Solar Eclipses can occur without an accompanying Lunar Eclipse. Full Moons bring matters to fulfillment. If you have been working on a business deal or looking for some kind of settlement, this eclipse could finalize things. A Full Moon heightens feelings and emotions anyway, but they will be even more so because this Full Moon is occurring in a water sign (Scorpio). All eclipses produce stress in our lives as blockages begin to crumble followed by a feeling of freedom. Shock, they say, is good for the soul and a reminder of our humanness. Sometimes an eclipse signals the end of a relationship, sometimes the taking of a relationship to the next level and sometimes a change in marital status. At the very least, a stage in our lives ends and a new one begins especially for the signs directly affected by the eclipse.

On April 24, 2005 a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will occur as the Moon passes through the constellation of Scorpio. At exactly 6:06 am the earth will be moving through the constellation of Taurus at 4° 20' blocking the light of the Sun to the Moon as it falls in direct alignment at 4° 20' of Scorpio. The environment will be a little unstable because, as with all eclipses, there is change in the electromagnetic energy that affects us neurologically and mentally. An eclipse in Scorpio usually emphasizes money, investments, venture capital and inheritance. Keep this information in mind as you go through this eclipse cycle because the April 24th eclipse promises to be a positive one with many good planetary signals accompanying it.

Read your Sun Sign below to see how this stellar event will affect you.

Arians (would this mean
Two Dogs? pun intended for regular commenters) can expect long-term changes in a partner’s finances. A career change over the next few months would not be a surprise. This eclipse will magically open new doors and avenues of abundance.

Taurus natives will experience a test in your marriage of current relationship. Long-standing seething issues come to the surface and need to be dealt with. A good relationship will survive.

Geminis have job changes in store and major shifts in the overall conditions at work. Those who hire others could see some shake-ups with employees.

Cancers have the opportunity to redefine their personality, image and appearance (dressing differently) and detox their bodies. New creative hobbies accompany this eclipse for Cancers.

This eclipse is very powerful for Leos so slow down a bit. Changes in the home and family pattern - possibly a move - are in store for you.

Virgos see changes in their intellectual interests. The neighborhood in which you live shows disruption and change. Get maintenance work done on your car.

Librans can look forward to important long-term financial change. Needed change that will ultimately lead to greater prosperity and greater financial health.

Scorpios experience a very powerful, intense time as this eclipse in Scorpio affects you the most as it occurs in your own sign. You redefine your personality and self-concept as there is a change in your image, the way you dress and the way you present yourself to the world. If you aren’t clear as to who you are, you will be defined by others so take heed and be aware!!

Sagittarians see serious love as being complicated but this eclipse will clear things for you.

Capricorns see friendships and a current love relationship tested. You could see a change in your marital status.

Aquarians experience a very powerful, strong eclipse so it is advisable to slow things down a bit. Don’t do anything you don’t HAVE to do at this time. You can expect job changes.

Pisceans (these chicks ROCK :-)) see all obstructions just blasted away to your good. Important educational changes are happening and future education plans are at a turning point. Any love issues are straightening out.
Information courtesy of
Astrology-Source .


Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Martial Law - Parte Uno

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Living in Georgia is sublime hell. More specifically living in Savannah is like living in hell with palm trees. Don't get me wrong, Savannah is one of the most aesthetically appealing places you will find on the planet - but if you live here you know there is something inherently wrong. Those people who find the Hostess City perfect either a. walk around with their eyes closed (all 3) or b. they are part of the problem.

Georgia got its start as a penal colony; this state was founded by murderers, rapists and your garden variety crazies. When Sherman marched through Georgia he burned it down, but he found Savannah to be so "purty" he decided to spare her. He should have burned the mofo down to the ground! Fire is a cleanser and this place's energy has not changed since its antebellum days. When there is no change there is no progress or you will have the illusion of slow progress (i.e. time stands still here).

Last summer the powers that be decided to do the 90 Days of Summer Heat or whatever the hell it was called. This meant that if you drive on the interstate all you saw was the Man with his state of the art patrol car and scanner monitoring you. Making sure you are buckled up and obeying the speed limit. Right. For my protection....Right. Oh and they promise to be even tougher this year.

In Savannah, the city and the county have a new merged "relationship". Recently, a friend of mine was dropping me off at home at 9:00 PM (I live 5 blocks away) the road was blocked. There was a serious accident. All you saw was one patrol car with Officer Crufky (a la West Side Story) taking notes in his car. We never heard sirens. By judging by the looks of the car there should have been a body, an ambulance and the fire department present. Nothing but blinking silence. Scary...

The Mayor has begun his new war on crime. Before I go any further, I dig the Mayor he lives about 4 blocks away from me. The plusses the "boiz on da corner" are being picked up left and right - this has happened in just one week. The minuses are how it’s being done. There are now helicopter sweeps at night, they are picking up cell phone transmissions... This is way to Gestapo/Orwellian for me.

What is more unfortunate is that all targets are profiled. If you are an African American male with locs (dreadlocks) BEWARE - you fit the profile. There was a time when you saw a person with locs you were a threat because you were politically active and culturally aware. Now you are a dealer or a member of Lil Jon & the East Side Boys (hey, I dig crunk music, but c'mon).

The corner boiz are just foot soldiers, if you want drug trafficking to stop - stop the multibillion/million traffickers and plantation owners that are the source.

It’s a shame I can't go to the corner store for some Ben & Jerry's ice cream with out seeing helicopters circling. Thank God I have boobs, so I don't totally fit the profile.

Think of it as "legalized lynching".

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Goldi Sets It Straight or Venus & Mars Wars - Parte Uno

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Dating what does it mean? Going out, sometimes its just hanging out. Unfortunately, to the testosterone enhanced gender it means getting some. Shame on you. Just because you spent (at least) $70 for dinner and $20 for the movies does not mean you are going to get any. (Pay my house note, then maybe we can discuss *ahem* terms; and I need a Foredom flexshaft for my metalsmithing too).

I recently had an ex (who has been begging for 5 years), what would it take? I simply said, "I want to be wooed". The calls stopped.

What ever happened to romance? Ladies, its partially our fault. I blame those 20 year-olds and "easy teens". You’re just giving it up because estrogen told you so. What for? You don't reach your peak until your 50s. Men - 16. Mother Nature, you do have a sense of humor (the platypus and George W. Bush are other examples). When you hit your 30s you realize the value of what is between your thighs and you start to understand the power of femininity; and the men in our peer group are chasing 22 year olds. Why? It is all a matter of control. Self-possessed independent women terrify men. They have to find women they can dominate.

Gentlemen rise to the challenge, how many of you have mates that are your political, spiritual and mental equals. Yes, men and women are different - differently equal.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Two Men Down!

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I can't believe it; I'm down to (gasp) 3 men! I like to keep a steady 5, my self-esteem--shattered.

Mr. Nasty Time a.k.a. Mr.Pisces #1. - Out of the picture (yet, always a ring away). Honestly, could I date someone with a name like that?

Scorpio Guy - He reads my blog, so I don't dare. I will say this, CHICKEN!

Special note: Mr.Pisces #2. - I like him best, so sweet...just waiting for the dental work
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Friday, April 08, 2005

Annular Eclipse

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No, this is not an critique on the Ring 2. Today is the first of four eclispes that will be occuring this year (yayyy this means i have material for 3 more posts). If you live in the durty-durty (i.e. Georgia) you can view this spectacular annular eclipse from 5:35 p.m. until 6:18 p.m. .

If you would like more information about this or any additional astronomical phenomena go here
Sky & Telescope . Other locations are listed below in Universal Time.


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Friday, April 01, 2005

The Vernal Equinox

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It is springtime in Slowvannah tra-lala-laa! Spring is always a magical season. (Even though it is unseasonably cold down here – 65 degrees, omigosh...and we won't discuss the almost-daily-torrential-downpours)! The azaleas have bloomed early; it was unseasonably warm a month ago. The Universe seems to have and extra golden glittery glow…o.k. I’ll stop. There is more sunlight during the spring and summer months. More sunlight means more seritonin being secreted out of your brain. My point? It is time for one to turn her/his attention to the pursuits of wooing, i.e. get your mack on.

I am always accepting and reviewing applications (for potential boyfriend, lover, video game buddy [can you believe I have never played Halo], lunch pal, movie partner…). Sometimes I score and one person fits all the above. Other times? One for each heading. Then there are times when they are all lumped into one topic--sheesh.

At any rate the following are the currents for this season.

1. Scorpio Guy: He kinda (kind of) reminds me of a Virgo (sometimes) friend. How are they alike? They both think I am shallow. Like that’s a bad thing. Whatever. He reminds me of myself.

2. Mr. Pisces #2: A really nice guy. I was thinking how great it would be if he would get some dental work done. One day we were talking and he mentioned that he was going to get some work done. I’m like you read my mind – yayyy!

3. Mr. Pisces #1 a.k.a. MNT (MNT -- Remember Ice Cubes auntie in Net Friday – a phrase she said)? Every time I see him I simply think that.

4. New York Guy – Why do I not remember his sign?

5. This one is in constant rotation. Reserved for ex-boyfriends and persistent fans. The problem with ex-boyfriends/ex-lovers is it’s always something followed by some crap. The cool part about them is that we usually understand and tolerate each other’s idiosyncrasies. Conversely, we usually do not understand nor tolerate each other’s idiosyncrasies.

I’ll post an update if there are any staff changes or new positions available.