Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Still here on Vacation for a while

I will be away for a while I will be posting pictures of the places I visit. Thanks for stopping by. This picture is from the "Capilla Del Cristo" in the old city of San Juan. Located at Parque de las Palomas (Pigeon's Park ) on Calle Cristo, this is a beautiful and unique chapel set at the foot of steep cliffs. This small chapel was built in the 1700's. According to a legend the builder was a man whose life was saved when he and his runaway horse suddenly stopped short before plunging over the cliffs. In an act of gratitude to God for saving his life, this saved soul built the chapel on the exact spot where his life was spared.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

You Can Reach The Weirdness Within

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the 6 weird things about you. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says you are tagged in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

So I got tagged and asked to share my weirdness, so If you read my blog you can consider yourself tagged if you want to answer as well go ahead and mention where you got tagged from.. LOL! It is hard to think of things that are weird when they are normal to you. What more unusual that the Stonehenge picture I took myself. So I am to share 6 weird things about myself, I think that's too few ROFL! Nevertheless I will give you the joy of Laughter through my experience.

1. Few people know this , but I am a ghost whisperer, I have been talking to the dead since I was a child and continue to do to this day. To me there is no death, the soul is eternal and part of what we call God or Gods, A super consciousness. I don't believe in good or evil, I believe in levels of things toward good or away from it; Some people call me a psychic, some called me Medium. Yes I see dead people and it is almost like in the movies. Each of us who has the sight, sees things in a different way. I sometimes hear voices,sometimes I see people that have passed on. Anyway I will leave it at that for now.

2. I believe myself to be a scientist. Also a Sci-Fi fan and a Star Trek fan at that, I believe we will travel to the stars and we will meet people from other galaxies. I am always paying attention to the news for signs of extraterrestrial encounters. I want to meet the good guys, not the bad ones. I also love the Scifi Channel, most of its shows and the genre. LOL!

3. My mind is always talking, judging, planning, there is a constant chatter in my head that is no longer in charge of me. I have disciplined my mind and turn it into a tool. I also believe Life is a set of "Illusions" like the book from Richard Bach that questions our views on reality.

4. I always factor mistakes in everything I do, it is only human. I have no regrets.

5. I don't like to sleep, I wish I could sleep and be rested, one day a week, then be awake there rest of the week 6 days and 16 hours. There is so much to read and talk and share, that I hate wasting time sleeping. I do like to rest, don't take me wrong.

6. I have always said that I if I had the power of the Gods, I will end famine, disease, poverty, homelessness, all kinds of child abuse ,and eliminate all violence . I will end all wars and declare all disputes resolved. I will reveal my plan to humanity and I will solve the incognita of the chicken or the egg. I think I will be a merciful God, astonishing in physical beauty and endless intelligence, LOL!. I will teach all my children to believe in themselves and let them know that there is nothing that they can own, buy, sell, hide, steal, lend or possess or destroy, that will enhance or diminish their self worth. I will reveal the secrets of the Eye of Jupiter.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I am the Spice of Arakis!

If you ever saw this movie "Dune" you know what I am talking about when I say I am the Spice of Arakis. Dune is set far in the future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary fiefdoms are controlled by noble Houses that owe allegiance to the Imperial House Corrino. The novel tells the story of young Paul Atreides (heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and scion of House Atreides) as he and his family relocate to the planet Arrakis, the only source of the spice melange, the most important and valuable substance in the universe. In a story that explores the complex interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion, the fate of Paul, his family, his new planet and its native inhabitants, as well as the Padishah Emperor, the powerful Spacing Guild, and the secretive female order of the Bene Gesserit, are all drawn together into a confrontation that will change the course of humanity.

But why wait for that to happen LOL! So why does this have to do anything with Crochet. Really nothing, but it does have to do with the way we do things in life, the way I live my life. If you remember the movie, you will remember that they had a weapon that was activated by the power of the voice. Muad'Dib was the pronunciation of this word was the strongest weapon..

Muad'Dib is the name of two fictional entities within the realm of Frank Herbert's Dune.

The definition, found in the Terminology of the Imperium section of the Appendixes of Dune, defines muad'dib thus:

The adapted kangaroo mouse of Arrakis, a creature associated in the Fremen earth-spirit mythology with a design visible on the planet's second moon. This creature is admired by Fremen for its ability to survive in the open desert.

In addition to the markings on the second moon, there is also a constellation called Muad'Dib in the sky of Arrakis; its tail points to the north.


The symbolic definition is broader in complexity.

It is part the chosen name of manhood that Paul Atreides selects when he is accepted into the Fremen. It is one of two names that Paul maintains within the tribe. Stilgar explains that the first, Usul, means "strength of the base of the pillar". That it is his secret name, his troop name, that only Sietch Tabr may use and none other may presume.

The second, Muad'Dib, is that by which he is known openly. Stilgar explains that the choice pleases them and then goes on to explain:

Muad'Dib is wise in the ways of the desert. Muad'Dib creates his own water. Muad'Dib hides from the sun and travels in the cool night. Muad'Dib is fruitful and multiplies over the land. Muad'Dib we call 'instructor-of-boys.' That is a powerful base on which to build your life, Paul-Muad'Dib.

Paul is reluctant to throw away his full past and get rid of the full name his father gave him, which is why he first wished to be called Paul-Muad'Dib. Unfortunately, this name was soon forgotten and became simply "Muad'dib". Also, it was hoped that by keeping the name his father gave him, he could prevent the mass slaughter that would occur later in his name. Sadly, it was not.

The meanings of both Usul and Muad'Dib have powerful ramifications and a great deal of foreshadowing for the purpose Paul has on Arrakis.

If you go to the Bible it says that God spoke and it was done. And God was the Word and the Word was God. So where does that leaves us? We have a powerful instrument in our voice, and we create our destiny with our thoughts. I am not advocating for any religion here, so do not misunderstand my message.

When you think about the modern day visualization, it is actually telling you that if you have enough concetration on a particular thing it will be manifested, or rather you will manifest it. People take this very lightly, I don't, I try to be very careful about what I say, about what I think. I don't like negative thinking people around me. I actually try to avoid them.

You know the type, they can always find the dark cloud in any silver lining. The power of the spoken word is the power to create. The mind is just a tool, never let your mind take you hostage. Does your mind talks to you all the time? Learn to quiet your mind and learn to use it as a tool. The mind tends to talk all the time without making any sense. You can discipline your mind by concentrating in the sound of silence! When you are in a moment of quiet contemplation and your mind wants to tell you that you have things to do, stop it is going to be only five minutes. You can even put a timer to help you out, but then you can do it in 5 minutes increments until you are 30 minutes in quiet contemplation. Whenever a thought comes observe it as if it was a leaf being blown by the wind and see it come and go. Never let your childhood memories, teachers, parents tell you how to live. Whenever you feel very strong about something ask yourself the following;

1. Who taught you that?
2. Who showed you how to think?
3. Is this in conflict with your personal values?
The ones you have learned yourself, not the ones other people taught you!

Are you an independent thinker or do you think the way your parents taught you to think? Do you think the way Society tells you to? Do you think the way your religious leader tells you to!

I hope that you enjoyed your little visit, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Early Holiday Hat finished!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Newest hat of 2007, even if it is from 2006's Season of Hats. The hat is mainly made in sc all around and it has the last Rows made on dc. The candy stripe is made with Front Post Double Crochet or fpdc as some may know it.

The hat is made of about 60 % acrylic and 40 % Merino wool. It is almost Machine Washable LOL! The top of the hat is made in red followed by a combination of green and red sc. I was able to create 4 Triangle like shapes that emulate pine trees. Did you notice the beard is gone? Well as you can see I am on my way back to growing it once more.

The bottom part of the hat that turns up and is a collection of four Rows of Double Crochets,. Actually it is Two Rows of Double Crochet, One row of Reversed Sc, then two more Rows of Double Crochet and the finishing Row is another Reveresed Single Crochet Row. It is definitely Christmasy in colors and nature, but we are in Winter still.

My next journey will be socks I believe, some knitted and some crocheted, I will keep you up to date.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

How Californian are you?

Here we go from Naomi's Blog

The opportunity to take a Quizz. I decided to go with this one which is more appropriate for me. I am definitely not from Pittsburgh LOL!

Dude, you are like, 80% Cali!

Very very close to be a pure bred Californian. Slim chance you are not from California. If you arn't from California...than may be time for you to move! Chances are you have everything down to the lingo!

How Californian are you?
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Three Kings a Christmas Hat And 2007

Here you see the three Kings pointing to the Star. I am never idle and at this time I am very busy getting ready for other projects that I have.

Here you have my latest hat. It is a combination of Merino wool and acrylic. It's an original design as I make all my hats that way. It is single crochet all around and I used 6 bobbins of the green to make it easy to crochet. Sometimes when you carry the yarn around it does not look nice.

I am doing the brim in a Front Post Double Crochet all around with the red and the white. I am always amazed at the shape that hats take when you improvise and decide to do something different. My next projects are going to be crocheted and knitted socks and some knitted cabled scarfs.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2006-2007 was a wonderful time to share in the Holiday Spirit! There were Harmonicas. T-Shirts, Pajamas, Ipods, Cameras, memory, harddrives, Lots and Lots of Chocolate, Tea Cups, Teapot, Teas, hand creams, hand lotions, there were jeans, sweaters, so much stuff that is needed and that will be used. Even Buster got a gift.

I celebrate Orthodox Christmas as well or the Epiphany or Three Kings Day as well, so the Christmas tree is up until the day after or January 7th.

The Epiphany (Greek: επιφάνεια, "the appearance; miraculous phenomenon") is a Christian feast intended to celebrate the 'shining forth' or revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus. The observance had its origins in the eastern Christian churches, and included the birth of Jesus; the visit of the Magi, or Wise Men (traditionally named Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) who arrived in Bethlehem; and all of Jesus' childhood events, up to his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist. The date of the feast was fixed on January 6. Ancient Liturgies speak of Illuminatio, Manifestatio, Declaratio (Lighting, Manifestation, Declaration); cf. St. Matthew's Gospel (iii, 13-17); St. Luke's (iii, 22); and St. John's (ii, 1-11); where the Baptism and Marriage at Cana are dwelt upon. The Christian Churches have traditionally also talked of a "Revelation to the Gentiles", where the term Gentile meant all non-Jewish peoples. The Biblical Magi represent the non-Jewish peoples of the world.

I love traditions like this. When I was a child we got gifts twice a year. First on January 6th and then On December 25th. On January fifth as tradition specifies, we got a shoe box or some kind of rectangular box and filled it with grass. We got a bowl and fill it with water as well. Why you may ask? The Three Kings or Magi came from a place far, far away and their animals needed food and water. You put the water and the grass under your bed. Next day when you wake up you look under your bed and is full of presents.

Later as I will share a short trip we took to South Lake Tahoe from San Francisco to show Buster what was Snow. We also went to our State Capital Sacramento in our way to South Lake Tahoe. Thanks for stopping by. Oh and don't worry I still Crochet, just taking a breather.

Peldor Joi!

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