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Monday, November 22, 2010

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec21) by Melody

Monday, November 22, 2010

Guest speaker: ~ MeLoDy ~

AKA: Mel, also known as the one who has nothing of value to contribute to this blog. She can’t spell or use proper punctuation. She is apolitical and being a regular at the bar for two years has not said one word on politics. Incredible. She is quite annoying but has been reassured that her presence here is irreplaceable.

My life has no purpose . . . my life has no direction . . . no aim . . . no meaning . . . and yet I'm happy . . . I can't figure it out . . . What am I doing right? ~ Charles Schulz

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec21)

Duality - Masculine: Direct-energetic-positive-forceful

Triplicity - Fire: Active and enthusiastic communicators who hate to take orders.

Quality - Mutable: Versatile, generous, freedom-loving, adaptable and a seeker of challenge. Sag’s are open to new ideas and exploration.

Ruling Planet - Jupiter: The most important Roman god, ruler of the heavens. In astrology Jupiter is the planet of good fortune, optimism, expansion and abundance.

Symbol - The Archer: Representing directness, high aims, a love of outdoor activity and the chase.

Dominant keyword - I see

Polarity - Gemini----Sag is the sign of philosophy, higher learning, broad ideas, discovering new ideas, exploring distant places, and not getting tied down with personal commitment. While Gemini, Sag’s opposite is the sign of personal expression and communication, extremely verbal, love to give advice, and tend to try to guide or even control one’s life.

Lucky day - Thursday-------Lucky numbers - 5 and 7

Special color - Purple: Uncommon color of royalty and the artistic.

Cities - Budapest, Cologne, Toledo, Acapulco - Countries - Spain, Hungary, Australia

Flowers - Narcissus, Holly, Dandelion ------- Trees - Mulberry, Oak, Birch

Birthstone - Turquoise: Attracts love, protects from harm and gives its wearer the ability to see into the future.

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the Zodiac. Although, Sag is portrayed as an Archer, he is no ordinary man drawing an arrow. He is a mythological creature who is half man half horse called a centaur.This is the only astrological sign that represents both human and animal, portraying the conflict between the philosophical mind and the savage instinct of human nature. The constellation of Sagittarius is not just any centaur. According to Greek mythology it was the great and wise teacher, Chiron, a son of the titan-god Saturn

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, planet of fortune and is considered to be “Lady Luck’s” companion who seems always be in the right place at the right time. It doesn’t matter what aspect of life you are in whether it is work, friendship, career or money a door opens just when you need it. Oh, you have your dark moments but the clouds roll over quickly. Your exuberant nature is much to fascinated and wrapped around new ideas of tomorrow to fret about what went wrong today.

Sagittarius symbolizes the search for wisdom making it the sign of the philosopher and the explorer. When combining the burning passion of fire, the restless mutable quality, and the uplifted spirit and good fellowship influenced by Jupiter you can’t help but possess an expansive personality who cannot be confined. You are a free adventurous spirit who thrives on new ideas and constant change of scene and along the way picked up a chronic case of wanderlust and you have no desire to be cured.

The free spirit that governs your soul makes it hard for you be tied down. Your need for freedom suffocates your every breath as whispers of emotions flow through your head. To stay unfettered you shy away from emotion. This makes it hard on any relationship when a partner asks for more passion and feeling as you are always keeping an eye on the exit door. The “No strings” motto will often be heard out the mouth of most Sagittarians. Friendship, though, is a whole different matter. You are kind hearted, completely free of malice and always doing for others. You are considered the nicest friend in the Zodiac.

Freedom is your most valuable possession. If it comes to choice you will take the difficult path, whatever that may be, as long as you have to only answer to yourself. Your passion for liberty underlies all your other qualities. Prizing it as you do, you also willingly grant it to others.

Your are a gifted conversationalist, a wonderful storyteller and your sense of humor is your most endearing trait. Most Jupiter-ruled people are unusually versatile having a wide range of interests. Some would include music, nature, philosophy, computer technology, politics, theater, and animals. Boredom is your worst enemy simply because you must move on to a new adventure.

In business you’re imaginative and clever. You perform best when there is something really important at stake. You believe in your luck and you will put everything you own on the turn of a card and redouble the stakes. You are straight forward and honest. What you say is what you mean. There are no hidden unspoken clues to figure out making it easy for others to understand you. For those who ask you will tell them exactly what you think. Of course, it’s not meant to hurt but the desire to tell the truth. The upside is gaining trust and people believe exactly what you tell them. The downside is when lying people will see right through you. Ironically, you are thinned-skinned and too easily hurt by thoughtless action or careless rebuff.

You can be extravagant and wasteful, reckless and irresponsible. True your emotions can be shallow and you commitments almost non existent. So what if you promise the moon and everyone knows you won’t deliver. You know it too. Though, the fact is you are the most likable people in the zodiac and you are fun to be with. There is nothing secretive with the way you deal. You play with all the cards on the table.

The Amorous nature of a Sagittarius woman and her quote

This is the sign of mental exploration. To the Sag woman love is not just passion but a challenge. She is drawn to the excitement, the passion, and sheer adventure of romance. Her exploratory nature may lead her to have a number of early sexual encounter’s, especially the kind that begin quickly in an exotic setting having that passionate in-the-moment edge of hot wild sex on a sandy beach in the Caribbean or a tryst on a train speeding through Europe. She enjoys the challenges of a developing romance but can’t help wandering through the rose garden to pick whatever petal strikes her fancy. However, when she does find her big romance Sag couldn’t be more loyal. She looks for a lover that can share her sense of adventure. She prefers men who are intellectually stimulating, well read and well traveled. She’s not a person to play sexual control games. She wants sex to be truthful, genuine, very romantic and very impulsive.

The Amorous nature of a Sagittarius man and his quote

The symbol of the Archer. A man always on the hunt likes nothing better than the chase. This charming lover can be a poor choice as a spouse. He’s perfectly sincere when he tells you he loves you. He will be perfectly sincere when he tells someone else the same thing the next night. Whatever he believes at the moment is true. He’s considered the Don Juan of the zodiac not because his yearning sexual desire but because to him love is an elusive adventure, an unexplored path. While searching for the ideal woman this footloose and fancy free lover garners more than his share of female admirers. If practice made perfect he would be the world’s best lover. His greatest quality is enthusiasm and sheer enjoyment. His downfall is that everyone takes love so seriously. Why can’t everyone be like him, relaxed, buoyant and undemanding. Happiness for this Sag in not a fixed goal, it’s a way of traveling. If you put enough happy days together then you end up with a happy life. Sagittarius men don’t regard romantic flings as important and don’t understand if you do. If casual amour isn’t your style then maybe Sag isn’t for you.

The perfect match - Aries~Leo~Aquarius

The not so perfect match - Capricorn~Cancer~Virgo

Famous Sagittarius people - woody Allen~Kim Basinger~Ludwig Van Beethoven~Emily Dickinson~Winston Churchill~Christina Aguilera~Pope John XXIII~Bette Midler~Mark Twain~Jane Fonda~Brad Pitt~Ann Coulter~Steven Spielberg

What is in the stars for 2011

~ It looks like good year for Sag but as the old saying goes “a rolling stone gathers no moss.” All you have to do is gain confidence, have resolution and abandon fear and doubt and you will sail through the year with ease. You will tread through some ruff waters but the optimistic Sag always bounces back. By December you will still capitalize on the gains you’ve made this year and continue to be successful. Not to worry, though, Sag none of this will affect any of your romantic affairs.

~ Things move slowly until Jupiter enters Pisces in early March before we see unemployment start to decline. Businesses will start to hire and crotch-thinkers all around will soon loosen their belts a bit.

~ Economics numbers are improving but the game change has individuals still skeptical and unsure about their future.

~ It will never be revealed why people must obsessively use punctuation at the beginning and the end of a comment and compulsively delete 2 out of 5 comments.

~ Somewhere along the line the US has become the stupidest people in the history of the solar system. Really? Have we learned a lesson yet? This is the question that will determine the next two years.

~ We’re not going broke we just have an asset management challenge. That’s one big fucking challenge. Any takers? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

~ TSA will continue their new search tactics “feeling you up” across the country but soon realize it is more effective when switching roles. Instead of “If you touch my junk...” they are now hearing “Oh baby just a little more to the left.” There is no doubt things will be more pleasant for those frequent flyers.

~ The newest member of PETA can’t decide whether to shoot to kill or take them home as pets.

~ Dancing with the stars reality TV show has officially been proven a fraud. A certain member being tied directly to a political clique should have been gone weeks ago. She is still on the show and now receiving suspicious fan mail. One must wonder...

~ Will Lindsey Lohan remain intoxicated the rest of her pathetic acting career or will she beat the system and clean up her act. How many times does it take before she realizes that tears just don’t work. Wake up and smell the coffee, Toots. Unless you're sleeping with judge your money won't get you no where.

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Peace out and warn wishes



  1. I am at the Moscow City Library awaiting my next appointment. Let me be the first to say-excellent.

  2. Excellent work.

    Now we got two of'em after our money. I think we are without luck. :)

  3. Are you a Sagittarian Rufus? Did I hit the nail…between the legs so to speak?

  4. You're welcome, Melody. I wasn't just trying to butter you up, either.

    DWTS is tonight.

    Jesus did I have some intense blah de blah today, but that's the last of it, I think.

    We had extemely slow driving today, about six cars in the ditch.

    My prediction: Bristol loses.

  5. December 6, 2010 is the final vote on my development.

  6. I am however having some trouble finding an exact portrait of my wife in there. :)

  7. heh,

    Highway 95 is now closed due to the blizzard, we just made it home.

  8. Nope, Melody; not a sag.

  9. I was going to comment on the two lovelies above but when I click I get create a blog or blogger account or something.

    So I'll do it here.

    Those are quite the two lovelies, above, suicidegirls though at least one of them is :)

    Time for DWTS

    Man, we are in a blizzard here.

  10. Shit, my Jacque could dance better than Palin, besides she was perfect on the pine needle floor of the forest.

    Jennifer Grey should win by all that's sacred.

    Radio says we got a high of 15 degrees tomorrow, below zero after that.

    grrr and brrr

  11. 3 Innovations that will make solar easier, and more affordable

    As I've been saying, there is no way that Solar isn't going to be down in the "$2.00/Watt, Installed" range in five years (if not sooner.)

  12. One minor quibble with a wonderful presentation -

    She is apolitical and being a regular at the bar for two years has not said one word on politics.

    Not so. You have said, for instance, among a few other things, you were against building a victory mosque at Ground Zero or anywhere else for that matter.

    That is a most political statement, and an excellent one.

  13. .
    Alaska’ Week 2: Bristol Palin Joins Mama Sarah on a Homer Odyssey

    Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol did some mother-daughter bonding when they went clubbing together Sunday night on ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ – clubbing some fish to death, that is!

    “We are just the average American family on the road,” said Mama Bear Sarah in the second episode of her new eight-part series on TLC that has become one of the most talked-about shows on TV. “Average”? Only if the “average” American family hits the road in a custom-built bus like they’re Dolly Parton...

    This included hauling the flopping fish out of the sea and then having Sarah and Bristol take turns “neutralizing” them with a knock on the noggin with a black billyclub about a foot or so long that looked like police riot gear. Gung-ho Sarah explained it was “the most humane way to harvest these massive fish.” The scene was preceded by a viewer warning.

    Sarah Hammers Halibut


  14. .
    Taliban Leader in Secret Talks Was an Impostor

    KABUL, Afghanistan — For months, the secret talks unfolding between Taliban and Afghan leaders to end the war appeared to be showing promise, if only because of the appearance of a certain insurgent leader at one end of the table: Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, one of the most senior commanders in the Taliban movement.

    But now, it turns out, Mr. Mansour was apparently not Mr. Mansour at all. In an episode that could have been lifted from a spy novel, United States and Afghan officials now say the Afghan man was an impostor, and high-level discussions conducted with the assistance of NATO appear to have achieved little.

    “It’s not him,” said a Western diplomat in Kabul intimately involved in the discussions. “And we gave him a lot of money.”

    Downright Embarrassing


  15. .
    At a Checkpoint, Terror Fears and Testy Travelers

    For example, the agency recently intensified its pat-down procedures, but, for what it says are security reasons, has declined to answer basic questions that might allay concerns that the new pat-downs are glorified grope sessions. How are these different from the old pat-down procedure? No comment. How are the officers trained to conduct these pat-downs? No comment.

    The void created by the unanswered questions is filled, then, by libertarian complaints about privacy and “Saturday Night Live” skits that mock front-line transportation security officers for following government orders, while administrators far removed from checkpoints in Baltimore and Seattle, Miami and Green Bay, Wis., struggle to make the right moves in a high-stakes game of Risk.

    Patrick Smith, who writes the “Ask the Pilot” column for, is among many who argue against treating people as potential terrorists — “bullying people,” he says — simply because they want to fly. He said the T.S.A. should streamline its checkpoint operations and reallocate officers to conduct more thorough scanning of luggage for bombs and explosives.

    “We can’t protect ourselves from every conceivable threat, and we need to acknowledge that,” Mr. Smith said. “There’s always going to be a way for a resourceful enough perpetrator to skirt whatever measures we put in place.”

    But Mr. Burdette said this type of thinking reflected post-Sept. 11 amnesia. He said each security measure, from the new pat-down procedures to the increased use of body scanners, was driven by intelligence, not by a desire to create busywork...

    Frontline on Security


  16. .
    North annd South Korea Exchange Fire

    SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Tuesday after dozens of shells fired from the North struck a South Korean island near the countries’ disputed maritime border, South Korean military officials said.

    South Korean artillery batteries returned fire with about 80 rounds, the military went to “crisis status,” and fighter planes were put on alert.

    Two South Korean soldiers were killed and 14 were injured, four of them seriously, said Kiyheon Kwon, an official at the Defense Ministry in Seoul. He said military personnel were checking on civilian casualties as night was falling...


  17. scratchscratch scratch scratch scratch mew mew mewmewmew - too damn cold out there for kitty

    what a waste of ammo - nobody hit anything - nice over/under though, in the Palin video

    Just let Melody take over the horoscopes, Quirk, it was a vast improvement. And she didn't get her dates wrong.

    I read somewhere, the master is always happy when the apprentice surpasses him, the teacher always proud when the student knows more....

    back to bed

    (damn what a frozen landscape out's this kind of weather keeps the aliens away)

  18. Gung-ho Sarah explained it was “the most humane way to harvest these massive fish.”

    PETA should agree, if they knew anything. I generally knock their brains out on a rock.

  19. .
    I have no problem if Melody would like to take over Bob.

    With regard to your cat, I don't think I would let her out in a blizzard.

    Of course I realize that opinion means little to an advocate of the Lucrezia Borgia School of wildlife management.


  20. I didn't know she was out Quirk, I swear.

    But I did get up to let her in, and couldn't resist the temptation to razzle you a little. :)

  21. .
    The Lucrezia Borgia School of wildlife management.

    Proponents typically fall into four categories (in no particular order).

    1. Cat lovers. Nuff said.

    2. Little boys who full the wings off flys and devolve from there.

    3. Hunters who rant about wolves slaughtering the elk herd and thus depriving hunters of the 'sport' of slaughtering the elk herd.

    4. Gentlemen farmers.


  22. .
    Of the four categories noted that are typical of the Lucrezia Borgia School of wildlife management it is easiest to forgive the gentleman farmer for he is driven by fear, a primal emotion.

    The wolve is an archtype, the progenitor, the precursor to the domesticated dog, man’s best friend, joined in a symbionic relationship with man over millennia.

    Yet the gentleman farmer, a rustic sort, close to the land, still steeped in the racial memory, his subconscious haunted by dreams of nights spent at the cave mouth stoking the fire to drive away the darkness, fears the wolf.

    In his dreams he views the wolf as the wind in daylight, moving silently and unseen, and as dark shadows under the moon, wisps of darkness that are there and then gone.

    Fantasies and dreams fantasmagorical, creatures drawn from the id, pagan dreams and shadow ego, the wicker man and witch burning, the primal fear drives the farmer's fear of ghosts and goblins and the wolf. In his mind Canis Lupis becomes Loup Garou.

    The gentleman farmer, wolf bane.

    The gentleman farmer, dumb as a stump.



  23. Very good Quirk, I shall reply, someway, somehow, somesoon.

  24. “And we gave him a lot of money.”


    Well, I'm soooo surprised.