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What the hell? I've heard this song referenced three times this morning; once as a cover, twice in the lyrics of other songs.

What's this song all about, anyway?
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Apollo)

Sagittarius Horoscope for week of December 27, 2007



The number of millionaires on the planet increased more than nine percent last year. Judging from the astrological omens, I'm betting that the growth rate in the coming year will be similar. A disproportionately large amount of the newly wealthy in 2008, however, will be Sagittarians. And even those of you who don't make it to a million will probably get richer quicker than you have in more than a decade -- especially if you make that your intention.

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So I woke up this morning with Imbolc-style labor chants in my head:
What do we want??
More milk!!
When do we want it??
NOW!
Etc... I told [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants, and her reaction was )
I LOL'ed.

Of course, [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale suggested that this means somebody's due some milk offerings. Problem is, I don't know who, and we don't currently have any real, regular milk in the house. Soy milk, and Sucralose-sweetened chocolate milk... do you suppose the latter makes a good offering to anybody? If so, who?
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Okay, one or two ticks, I can understand...but 8 or 10 over the last three days (5 or 6 tonight!)? When neither of my other thirds has had even one?? And I've been nowhere near the dog???

I'm not even sure what's wrong, much less how to fix it...

::edit:: Another one, near 5pm on Monday... Grrr.

::edit:: And another, at midnight Monday...
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So it seems I have (had for some time) a patron.

Took "advantage" of an evening meeting tonight in the Northland to go back to City Hall afterward and get some menial crap done around my office. Clear off the desk, sift through old emails, sort notes from meetings, etc... took me until about midnight even with teh Intarwebs LiveJournal down, and I finally headed out of the building. Got in my car, and turned on the radio. On one single station, I heard in direct succession "Time" by Pink Floyd, "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar, and "Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers. Granted, the main song played between meeting and office was Tool's "Sober", which has a related if slightly skewed set of correspondences in my world.

Okay, sez I, that's a pretty good string of coincidences, or maybe this is just the sort of comforting stuff they play at 1AM. So during the long outro to the last song, I inquire of Apollo whether this is an omen or a pizza, and by the way, what does he think of this idea to switch jobs/take some time off?

The answer? )

So yeah. Guess I'll be writing that letter requesting August off soon... and reorganizing my home altars some during that time.
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Just another night in Paradise... )

In not-unrelated news, the God Auction is done for 2007. Apollo did not win, but came in a very respectable 2nd, and still made some...well, impressions I think with some of his ideas. And the overall total in both food and money donations was massively increased, so that's definitely a success. More pictures can be found here and here, but my favorite is this one:


And now, work.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Apollo)
Not sleeping much these days. Not the dawn patrol wake-ups, just not tired. Slept from about 6-8:30 yesterday morning, and 2am-8am this morning. Not feeling tired, either, just...wired

Apollo's done with me reading Burkert and the like, and has recommended I go back to the original (well, translated) poetic material. So far it's been good, actually; I already mentioned Dances for Flute and Thunder, finished a version of The Orestia (called The House of Atreus) last night in the bath, and working on Horace and Ovid. It's giving me a much better sense of the language and tone I'll be taking on Sunday at the God Auction. Also finally sorted out what my theme music will be; for a god of music, he was stunningly reticient on that subject. That, or I'm tone deaf. ;)

The other big step happening right now in preparations (besides the sewing projects, which are ridiculously complex for a one-day event) is the slow shearing of my goatee. I've been trimming it down for the last week or so, and it finally got to the point where the 'patch' was small enough that it was either going to have to lose the mustache, or the beard section. Today the mustache came off; my boss' first reaction was "it makes you look a LOT younger!".

Exxxcellent. *drums fingers* And my wife hasn't even disowned me yet, for the strong resemblance I bear to one of her nasty exes when I'm shorn...
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Hmmm, up since 5, guess it's time to take a walk and greet the sun, since I'm not getting back to sleep this morning... (there's more to it, but that's locked for consultation).

Bastard. If this is what having a personal patron is going to be like, I'm not sure I want Him...

Also and, (mostly unrelated) here's an interest essay: Where did the mythological creatures go?

Great.

Jun. 13th, 2007 07:20 am
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Now I'm turning into a morning person. WTF?

Uhhh....

Jun. 12th, 2007 03:54 pm
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For the record, listening to George Michael's "Faith" album while getting downloaded by Apollo is seriously weird. That, or I had a fever this morning on the way in to work; also possible, but hardly as interesting.
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Why is my brain full of 7s today? Seriously, all day long...

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Had a lovely massage from [livejournal.com profile] starwyse on Saturday, after a truly tedious morning at "work" (all three of us helping administer a town hall meeting for about 12 people total). Didn't get out of there before 12:23, which made getting to Star's by 12:30 sort of exciting, but she graciously agreed not to cancel me when I scaled the steps at 12:45...*phew*!

Unfortunately, for some reason my neck is back to spasm today, although it's more in the trapezius area now. [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants says that Star just cleared the slate for new kinds of tension; I'm wondering if my pillow is too tall/firm (something I never thought possible). Of course, sleeping ~5 hours probably didn't help. Sprawling over my boss' desk and popping my back seems to have helped somewhat, though.

Sunday had discomfort of a different sort )
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In other exciting news, my copier greeted me this morning with the error message:

AdF J0

Err, what?

(And yes, that's a Zero, not an Oh, so the obvious/rude answer doesn't fit)

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