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.
What do we want??Etc... I told kittenpants, ( and her reaction was )
When do we want it??
Of course, 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?
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...
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
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.
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.
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...
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?
Unfortunately, for some reason my neck is back to spasm today, although it's more in the trapezius area now. 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 )