Saturday, September 02, 2006

24 years separate us, like a chasm...

Twenty-four years separate us.
More in emotional distance.
Physical distance? Mere yards.
The father is 70 today.

You kids might not have everything you want,
but you have everything you need.
- The Father 1960s

I may not be where I want to be,
but I am where I need to be.
- The Son 2006


Mercury was known to the ancient Chinese and Hindus and was found in Egyptian tombs that date from 1500 BC.[citation needed] In China, India and Tibet, mercury use was thought to prolong life, heal fractures, and maintain generally good health. China's first emperor, Qin Shihuang Di, is said to have been buried in a tomb that contained rivers of flowing mercury, representative of the rivers of China. The ancient Greeks used mercury in ointments and the Romans used it in cosmetics. By 500 BC mercury was used to make amalgams with other metals. The Indian word for alchemy is Rasavātam which means ‘the way of mercury.’ Alchemists often thought of mercury as the first matter from which all metals were formed. Different metals could be produced by varying the quality and quantity of sulfur contained within the mercury. An ability to transform mercury into any metal resulted from the essentially mercurial quality of all metals. The purest of these was gold, and mercury was required for the transmutation of base (or impure) metals into gold. This was a primary goal of alchemy, either for material or spiritual gain.

Hg is the modern chemical symbol for mercury. It comes from hydrargyrum, a Latinized form of the Greek word `Υδραργυρος (hydrargyros), which is a compound word meaning 'water' and 'silver' — since it is liquid, like water, and yet has a silvery metallic sheen. The element was named after the Roman god Mercury, known for speed and mobility. It is associated with the planet Mercury. The astrological symbol for the planet is also one of the alchemical symbols for the metal (above left). Mercury is the only metal for which the alchemical planetary name became the common name.

From the mid-18th to the mid-19th centuries, a process called "carroting" was used in the making of felt hats. Animal skins were rinsed in an orange solution of the mercury compound mercuric nitrate, Hg(NO3)2·2H2O. This process separated the fur from the pelt and matted it together. This solution and the vapors it produced were highly toxic. Its use resulted in widespread cases of mercury poisoning among hatters. Symptoms included tremors, emotional lability, insomnia, dementia and hallucinations. The United States Public Health Service banned the use of mercury in the felt industry in December 1941. The psychological symptoms associated with mercury poisoning may have inspired the phrase "mad as a hatter"; see the hatter article on the origin of the phrase.

Flashback|Metal Men

Seems Mr Mercury had quite a few jobs before
BEING the lead singer of Queen!

AARP's newest member


Well, it's on Tuesday, officially.
And he would have been 60.
Still. We've been prepping here for quite a bit.

Haven't we, dearies?

Friday, September 01, 2006

I know who you are: Mr Element

Appropriate that Mr Element is the arch-enemy to The Flash.
This makes you part of the Injustice League...
and I thought about making you Mr. Freeze,
because your heart, or lack thereof, is so hard and cold.
In other worlds, known as Mercury.

Unmasked! vII (The Professor)

Unmasked! vI

You know who you are: Green Lantern

You know who you are: Wonder Woman

You know who you are: Hawkman

Playlist|September 2006

every day now, the blame's gonna fall on me...TEXAS

Not quite.
Stay tuned...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Happy Birthday David!

Check out David's books here!
Order a stunning original print here!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

anyday now, the rain's gonna fall on me....

what i like about my initials
is what follows...


Everyday Now
Artist: Texas
Album: The Greatest Hits
Year: 2000
Title: Everyday Now

I just woke up and I can see it now
It's never been this close before
Tried to tell myself I didn't care
Crying out why am I here
There's no point in me hiding
And only now I can see

Everyday now
Everyday now
The blame's gonna fall on me

Something deep inside said move away
Try to leave what's good behind
And I still ask myself
Why I let it go
All these years were wasted time
There's no point in me hiding
And only now I can see

Everyday now
Everyday now
The blame's gonna fall on me

Everyday now
Everyday now
The blame's gonna fall on me

Cause I never told you
That I could never live without it
Now the blame's on me

Everyday now
Everyday now
The blame's gonna fall on me

Everyday now
Everyday now
The blame's gonna fall on me

Everyday now
Everyday now
The blame's gonna fall on me

Friends will be friends?

Amazing how/when you find out who your true friends are.
Grace's death 1,000 times over would be easier than this...

Thanks to the few.
No thanks, to the many.

I am moving on, and leaving baggage at the curb.
Along with my Rolodex.

So I heard Pluto's not a planet...

Personal Daily Horoscope
Tuesday, 29 August 2006
born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG

Persuasive force
This influence signifies a time of very intense mental activity. Your thinking and your communications with others have an intense, penetrating quality.

You have a strong desire to get to the bottom of every question, and you will not be satisfied with superficial answers.

This is a good time for any kind of mental activity that involves solving a mystery or answering a question. You also have the capacity to influence others, if you need to, and you are able to speak with persuasive force and vigor. You make it clear that what you say is the answer, not merely your opinion. The only danger here is that others will believe that you are right even when you do not know the answer. You must take the responsibility of not misusing this energy and not misrepresenting yourself.

Mercury Conjunction Pluto exact at 11:18
activity period from 29 August 2006 to 30 August 2006.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Playlist|A Pain that I'm Used To

Catch the QT vid here.

I'm not sure
What I'm looking for anymore
I just know
That I'm harder to console
I don't see who I'm trying to be
Instead of me
But the key
Is a question of control

Can you say
What you're trying to play anyway
I just pay
While you're breaking all the rules
All the signs that I find
Have been underlined
Devils thrive on the drive
That is fuelled

All this running around
Well it's getting me down
Just give me a pain that I'm used to
I don't need to believe
All the dreams you conceive
You just need to achieve
Something that rings true

There's a hole in your soul
Like an animal
With no conscience
Repentance unknown
Close your eyes
Pay the price for your paradise
Devils feed on the seeds
That are sown

Can't conceal what I feel
What I know is real
No mistaking the faking
I care
With a prayer in the air
I will leave it there
On a note full of hope
Not despair

All this running around
Well it's getting me down
Just give me a pain that I'm used to
I don't need to believe
All the dreams you conceive
You just need to achieve
Something that rings true


17 August 2006
15:40 military time
natal location

Can I hurt any more than I already do?

Personal Daily Horoscope
Monday, 28 August 2006
born 4 May 1960
©Astrodienst AG

Uncomfortable questions
At this time you may try to come to a rational understanding of painful episodes in your life. You may ask critical and uncomfortable questions. Were all the rejections and dismissals and the scars they left behind really necessary? Is there such a thing as meaningless suffering? By asking these questions you try to come to terms with both your own and others' pain and suffering. We all have to deal with them, because life will confront us with such problems again and again. And even if old psychological wounds cannot be healed by asking probing questions or by analysing them, it is natural and necessary that your intellect refuses to accept this. These are questions that you can only ask yourself, as others may find them unsettling and hurtful.

The interpretation above is for your transit selected for today:
Mercury Opposition Chiron exact at 13:16
activity period from 28 August 2006 to 29 August 2006.