Monday, March 26, 2007

"Y'a la nature qu'est toute en fleur"

Actually, I just found out that the real lyric is Sueur, rather than fleur, but I like fleur better and it serves my post better. I do my fair share of driving, that's what we do here in california, drive, from one place to the next. Anyways, while I drive to client's home, to the office, to the college, or just for fun, I have noticed that the fields here in my neck of the woods are filled with wildflowers. Yes, spring is here! First, the bright yellow mustard flowers appeared all at once, glorious like the sun, vibrant. Now lupines are following, and I even saw some queen anne's lace today. They are coloring the green fields, soon to be brown, with some welcome touch of watercolor. Even if today was a very gray day here. We even had a misty rain, which I'm sure the little flowers appreciated!

On saturday I went to this "sex party" the revealing of a baby's sex for my friend the Bombshell. It was very fun and we finished with fireworks on the beach. This beach is very wierd to me as cars can drive up and down it. I had never been there. Also, fireworks are allowed! This is unheard of in CA. The baby's dad, Dolphin, is african-american and had the bag with all the fireworks. At one point a beach patrol truck drove near our group, and since we were not absolutely sure that the fireworks were legal, we waited for the truck to move farther away to resume our merryment. Dolphin said "That's right, the black guy is the one with the fireworks in the group I can see where that one's going if the patrol stops here!" We all laughed. This area is very "white bread" unfortunately, and he does get noticed, plus he is quite handsome! He gets noticed for that too.

Here are some pics of our adventure. We also had colored sparklers and since the baby is now identified as a girl, the pink sparklers were the most popular with the group. The dried up shark was in the restaurant above our table, not the most apetizing thing to put in a restaurant!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

So few posts!

I find myself posting less and less, although I do faithfully read other's thoughts. I have been hugely busy the last month, working extra for folks taking vacations. I guess I should be happy, it will bring more cash in, but it takes as much time as when I worked full time before. And I have left that, because it was too much. It leaves me uninspired and tired.
Teaching continues to be a joy, despite one very difficult student. The person in question is a returning student that has some severe impairements. I feel like there is a 5 year old in the class. The student constantly has a comment to make, most of the time it is irrelevant, and long winded. I find myself interrupting, to free the class from the endless triviality of this person's tedium, which does not need to be shared. Most students are laughing, and sometimes I must make huge efforts not to join in with them as some comments are so far from what the class discussion is focusing on, it is laughable. When in groups, this student must monopolize the conversation with the anecdotes and keep the others from focusing on the work at hand. Once, this student declared: "I'm gonna take my shoes off" and proceeded to do so. I had to face the board not to laugh, and soon afterwards requested that shoes needed to be put on. Comments like: "I have to go make a phone call" are made while I am in mid-sentence lecturing, or like this week, entering the classroom 50 minutes late: "I bought the book," a required course pack for the class (We are, after all, in week nine of an 18 week semester!) Yes, this person is trying, and often throws me off rhythm, but the other students make up for it, and I am learning as much as they are. I do love learning!

Today is a gray day, the coast edge veiled and colors muted. I will go celebrate my friend the Bombshell's birthday and the unveiling of the sex of the baby she is carrying. Should be a blast. Maybe I will have some photos to post!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

My tarot ID

You are The Lovers

Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.

The Lovers represents intuition and inspiration. Very often a choice needs to be made.

Originally, this card was called just LOVE. And that's actually more apt than "Lovers." Love follows in this sequence of growth and maturity. And, coming after the Emperor, who is about control, it is a radical change in perspective. LOVE is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can't understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. And that is what this card is all about. Finding something or someone who is so much a part of yourself, so perfectly attuned to you and you to them, that you cannot, dare not resist. This card indicates that the you have or will come across a person, career, challenge or thing that you will fall in love with. You will know instinctively that you must have this, even if it means diverging from your chosen path. No matter the difficulties, without it you will never be complete.

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