From Coffee News, Oct. 19, 2009
Imagine if birds were tickled by feathers.
What do you get when you cross a porcupine with a sheep? An animal that knits its own sweaters.
A guy walked into the doctor's office with a lettuce leaf sticking out of one ear. "That's just the tip of the iceberg."
What kills 99 percent of all known computer germs? MS Dos.
Someone should push the "Down" button on her escalator shoes.
What is the longest word in the English language? Smiles- because there's a mile between the first and last letter.
He's a second-story man; no one ever believes his first story.
Suburbia: Where they tear out the trees and then name streets after them.
I miss the spell check in the compose mode of blogger. I better get over this crankiness! I'm starting to bum myself out. Last night I learned that Venus was retrograde when I was born. It was in Aquarius when normally it would have been in Taurus or Gemini (moving forward). This may not mean much, the fact that it was retrograde, but it plays a big part in how I act around people I am attracted to. Venus, being the love planet and all has a major effect on these things. Instead of being my usual fiery self to attract a mate I turn inward (what a retrograde typically asks one to do) and become much more intellectual, shy, less affectionate and so on. Wow. It's funny that the more I learn about astrology and how my aspects work the more it makes sense. I absolutely do all of those things when I have feelings for someone. So in essence I give the wrong idea to people I don't like and the wrong idea to those I do. Whatever. I'm sure that if someone was really meant for me they would know or I'd tell them straight out. I've also noticed that during a Venus retrograde, which happened earlier this year and lasted to April is a time that I made major love related decisions. Normally a retrograde period is not a good time for decisions, but a time to evaluate and finalize later.
So this over-sharing thing...It's been happening a lot lately. It's how I am and how I've always wanted to be! Whatever I got you can have, too. I was recently looking into this technique/movement called Radical Honesty and the founder says there is no such thing as over-sharing. I've always wanted to give it all. I guess that way if someone benefits from something I've been through or something I know it's ripe for the picking. I love information. Sifting is a great quality, just take what you need. I've had a few intuitive readings done for me over the years, only two from people I don't know, and the last one was in August. She told me not to talk about my business. I wonder about that. Does it matter? Oh well.
I like how this blogging thing allows for self-discovery. Typing and revealing a mood but at the same time seeing the words and being able to view the mood from afar. Detachment so things work out in the process. I suppose this is what confessionalism is? Why so much backlash on the confessionalists? If you don't want to read it you don't have to. I think the reason people say they don't like it is because they don't want to admit they enjoy diving into the lives of other people. Here's a quote from Wikipedia's Confessional poetry page: Thomas Poole: "I could inform the dullest author how he might write an interesting book — let him relate the events of his own life with honesty — not disguising the feelings that accompanied them."
I've struggled a bit with the 'pimping out of one's self' in this regard...but I think it's more connection based. It's not prostitution it's just relaying honesty for the sake of it. We do a lot of playing around and showing certain faces to the world depending on the situation. It's so nice to just be. If I'm cranky so be it. If I'm filled with a tsunami of joy I'll happily knock you over. I'm blabbering, but hey! It's all good. It's also OK to be not OK.
PS: The article linked to from the Radical Honesty text above is very interesting. I don't think I could really do it. Not all the time and not in every situation, but it makes a valid case. Being 100% honest all the time. Even relaying thoughts you'd probably never act on...not sure about that. But what do I know? If that guy is so honest with himself why does he drink so much?!
Tears for Fears is on the radio!! I love them :)