Saturday, June 30, 2007

Card of the Day: Nine of Cups - June 30/07


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Nine of Cups, interesting. "Having attained personal happiness and a sense of well-being the Querent now wishes to share this joy with others". Well, I'm always happy to share that is for sure!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Card of the Day: Three of Swords - June 29/07

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Ah, the Three of Swords. This is the single most frequent card I draw and/or shows up in spread since I started reading tarot cards (around 15 years ago). It looks so happy, yes? Perhaps not. Let's see what the interpretation says, how I should so know it by heart but that may just be the reason it keeps coming up.

The Three of Swords signifies painful and difficult experiences, particulary sorrow associated with something coming to an end or being destroyed. (from Understanding Tarot p. 104)

Well, I'm all for ending sorrow. Maybe that's it though, maybe I'm not and that is why it keeps appearing. Time to let go.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Card of the Day: Nine of Wands - June 28/07

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In an endevour to learn more, or to work on re-learning the tarot I've decided to take up the practice of drawing a card a day. Today it was the Nine of Wands.

I did my cards this am, well I pulled a card for the day. I want to get to know my cards better so I intend to do this every am. I got the 9 of wands and the description was about having confidence from past successes and persistance. I wanted to beleive this but I was mostly confused because this seems to be one of the few things I don't feel strong about. I feel like I've muddled through a lot, come a long way, did the best with what I had and such but not really say had success in the traditional sense (make goal, seek goal, acheive goal). Although, I've never quite been a traditional person and don't really strive to be. I also get confused just thinking aout what I consider sucess and if you don't know what it is its so much harder and/or unlikely to acheive. What successes did it mean? Do I have confidence? Hmmm....

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

#100 - 8/8 Celebrate Midsummer

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Celebrated: June 21, 2007

I'm a little tardy on posting this which is reflective of the celebration. I didn't plan ahead, I was stumped on what to do and then I did decide I was going to watch the sunset... and it was hidden behind the trees. So I did worked with what I had and enjoyed the day, and did my cards.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

SPC: Environment 4

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Me.. in ... mess. Sometimes known by the alias of 'stuff'.

I've neven been known as say, a 'neat' person. Organized in thought processes? Yes. Good with implementing systems? Yes. Methodically filer? Yes. Clean and neat? Well.... not so much.

It seems almost like an idealic and unrealisitc goal. I inevitable have more 'stuff' than places to put it. That being said I am (again!) in the process of culling that stuff. The majority of the times I have done this in the past I've faced it with annoyance, outrage, stress, etc. This time, I am actually looking forward to it. Why am I doing this you ask? I am (again) moving. And I am looking forward to it, even though there are many things about my place right now that I like, I think it is a good move. It's is also getting me to (again) reassess and go through my 'stuff' as I'm moving somewhere smaller. I see this as an opportunity to let go of that which I do not need, and do not want. It also falls into one the things on my 101 in 1001, which is #41 - Own only things that are beautiful or useful, or both. I hope that in a while I can check this one off. But for now... back to sorting through books, cds, magazines, etc....


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Monday, June 25, 2007

101 in 1001 update #68

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I am a little behind on posting some things... I am further along than I have to write about here, hopefully I will have them up next week. But for now... here are the updates!! #7 - See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year is up to 26/52 with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (click through for review!). I am half way there, how exciting is that? More film updates: #14 Write something about all the films I see (for the first time) throughout these 1001 days with Gracie and Day Watch / Dnevnoy Dozor

#38 - Keep a plant alive from 'The Auction' from one year to the next. Go Berry!

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#21 - Save a part of every paycheque - done!

#94 - Read every day - done! Still reading The Riddle by Alison Croggon and Cash a Johnny Cash autobiography as well as bits and pieces of things here and there.

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#92 - Learn/Discover something new every day
Monday June 18/07 - def: adventitious - added or appearing accidental
Tuesday June 19/07 - idea about reason for procrastination: you feel like you should do it however you don't think it is still meaningful and/or you don't feel confident that you can engage with control & success
Wednesday June 20/07 - what a reverse attitude turn is (So You Think You Can Dance rocks)
Thursday June 21/07 - that I can see a film and write a review about it in the same day (woot!)
Friday June 22/07 - how to unhide an excel workbook therefore enabling deleting macros (it sounds boring but it was really really helpful!)
Saturday June 23/07 - I will turn off movies that turn me off
Sunday June 24/07 - how to change colours in alternating rows when knitting.

Bonus learning: some time this week I realized if you unplug you headphones while listening to iPod it pauses the song. This took a while to figure out cuz I just plugged them back in and was very confused that there was no sounds. But.. now that I know, I see it can be a useful thing.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

SPC: Environment 3

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It would not be a stretch to say that one place I am very happy to be is at a pub with a frosty beverage in hand, good conversation and a smile on my face. Thank you Jamie for taking the pic and being, as always, great company.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

101 in 1001 update #67

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Not tons extra this week, just surviving the heat and marvelling how many of days keep going by. I did keep up with my current tasks, #7 - See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year is up to 25/52 when I got out to see Day Watch / Dnevnoy Dozor.

#38 - Keep a plant alive from 'The Auction' from one year to the next. Here is our Berry! He rebelled against climbing!

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#21 - Save a part of every paycheque - done!

#94 - Read every day - done! I'm still reading The Riddle by Alison Croggon, Cash a Johnny Cash autobiography and an ebook: Become a Movie Reviewer. Just a little bit of everything this week! I like variety, always have.

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#92 - Learn/Discover something new every day
Monday June 11/07 - my lifedrawing teacher from high school is in the same writer`s group as Vern. What are the chances?
Tuesday June 12/07 - def: succor - relief, something that furnishes relief
Wednesday June 13/07 - how to add a new factor to a pre-existing form in Access
Thursday June 14/07 - What it feels like for the dental hygenist to say `You`re looking better than last time` YAY!
Friday June 15/07 - That the www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com/ runs very smoothly - I was impressed.
Saturday June 16/07 - How long it takes to back...up...ever... file...on .. my.. computer....
Sunday June 17/07 - how to defrag! Oh, the fun never ends here at planetshannon!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

SPC: Environment 2

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Me at the Elgin Theatre for the showing of Brand Upon the Brain! Amazing film experience, absolutely amazing.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

101 in 1001 update #66

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My current tasks are going along well. #7 - See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year is up to 24/52 with seeing Brand Upon the Brain! What a fantastic experience. I will write more about it soon.

#38 - Keep a plant alive from 'The Auction' from one year to the next. Here is our Berry! I think he likes the climbing thing.

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#21 - Save a part of every paycheque - done!

#94 - Read every day - done! I finished The Success Principles by Jack Canfield and A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style by the wonderful Tim Gunn (from Project Runway) and I've started The Riddle by Alison Croggon. Wow, that is a lot of reading!

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#92 - Learn/Discover something new every day
Monday June 4/07
- how to get to the Elgin theatre
Tuesday June 5/07 - definition of financial independance (your means are covered by the interest your money makes)
Wednesday June 6/07 - another restaurent/pub where they give you the dreaded 'the booths we like to keep for parties of more than 2 people' line
Thursday June 7/07 - So You Think You Can Dance is back for another season!
Friday June 8/07 - There was a film that came out that eluded me! Grr!
Saturday June 9/07 - how to knit tie strings
Sunday June 10/07 - That apparently I bear a striking resemblance to a 'little Dutch girl'

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

SPC: environment

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It cracks me up how clearly the Starbucks sign shows up in this pic. I didn't even notice it was there.



There are many times I've read in books about describing your perfect day. Work day that is. Or, not.. just perfect day. And here I am in one without even really intending it. Out for coffee (well, tea) reading the press kit for the Guy Maddin film Brand Upon the Brain! for which I am (ironically) going to tonight! Look for the review of it shortly on my film blog: Film Fan Fridays, and check out my other reviews here.


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Monday, June 04, 2007

101 in 1001 update #65

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Another week, another step closer to 101! This week I have the good forture to complete: #40 - Meet at least 1 online friend irl. I definetely plan on continuing to work on that one, it was fun fun fun.

I've contributed to #7 - See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year with week 23/52 getting out to see Away From Her. Also, the return of review for #14 Write something about all the films I see (for the first time) throughout these 1001 days, take your pick: Everything's Gone Green, Hot Fuzz, The Namesake, Drumline and Derailed. It feels really good to make some progress there.

#38 - Keep a plant alive from 'The Auction' from one year to the next. Sorry for no Berry picture last week, he missed you all! I've decided to give him a little support, we shall see how it goes.

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#21 - Save a part of every paycheque - done!

#94 - Read every day - done! I finished The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams which was fantastic, and as always continuing to read The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. Now, what to read next?

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#92 - Learn/Discover something new every day
Monday May 28/07 - A decision I wasn't expecting to make so soon came up today
Tuesday May 29/07 - This really cool film site: Films We Like
Wednesday May 30/07 - Some really cool events my friends are having and I hope to attend
Thursday May 31/07 - About the BBC's Big Read (from 2003) with lists of the top 21, 100 and 200 books! Fun!
Friday June 1/07 - How to navigate around Facebook
Saturday June 2/07 - What a lavatera is, thanks Jamie for the inspiration! (mind you I didn't understand most of the definition other than it is a 'flower')
Sunday June 3/07 - How to knit an increasing stitch pattern

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

#40 - Meet at least 1 online friend irl

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I got to meet my friend Taeolan this week, while he was up in Toronto for work. What luck!

What a blast, it's so cool when you actually have the opportunity (or create the opportunity) to meet someone you've known for ages but not yet 'met' met. Now I'm stumped on how long we've known each other... hmm... well, a while! I'll just put it that way. Had tons of fun and would love to do that again soon!

It's his Bday today so a little Happy Bday shout out to Tae! YAY for birthdays!

I actually have another friend that is coming by T.O. in the summer so I definately plan on continuing this one.

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