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porcelain existence in china shop universe...ROB

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mental invalid, May 28, 2004.

  1. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    nothing is secure and stable about you, your surrounding or what you call life...

    thank god for summer hours!!!!


    Free Will Astrology
    horoscopes for week of May 27, 2004

    Aries (March 21-April 19)

    I almost always urge you to see the glass as half-full, not half-empty. But this week I'm more cautious. Why? Because you may soon be pressured to buy into overly optimistic fantasies. Even people you trust may encourage you to place inflated faith in shaky promises. So ask lots of probing questions, please. Beware of groupthink. On the other hand, however, there's no need to adopt a sour, suspicious perspective. Being cynical will not automatically make you insightful. See if you can manage to be a cheerful skeptic, as generous and open-minded as you are alert for the hype.

    Taurus (April 20-May 20)

    A surfer from California recently collected his 15 minutes of fame when he rode his board for the 10,407th consecutive day. During those 28 years, Dale Webster never took a vacation. To keep his mornings free, he worked exclusively at low-paying night jobs. He surfed on the day his daughter was born and the day he passed kidney stones. His eyes now have scar tissue because he has gazed into the sun for so long, and he's literally afraid to stop surfing for even 24 hours. I nominate him to be both your role model and anti-role model, Taurus. It's a perfect time to commit yourself with fierce passion to a long-term dream, but only if you promise not to let your devotion degenerate into manic obsession.

    Gemini (May 21-June 20)

    I lead a group called the Prayer Warriors. We petition God on behalf of people who need help in summoning divine intervention. Here's the prayer we'll be saying for your tribe in the coming months. Dear God: We beseech You to give a big, beautiful home to all Geminis who want one. If they aren't allowed to have that for karmic reasons, please grant them a comfortable apartment with no obnoxious roommates. If You can't manage that, bless them with a trailer that's free of mildew. If that's impossible, bestow on them a tent that doesn't leak and a cheap place to pitch it. If that's too much to ask, let them have their own tree house in a forest that's not too dark and scary. And if all that's out of the question, please at least help them feel at home in the world wherever they are.

    Cancer (June 21-July 22)

    Antibiotics have been miracle drugs for over 60 years, but their potency is fading as bacteria evolve to become resistant to them. This has led some British doctors to revive a medieval approach to healing -- placing maggots in open wounds. Seriously. The creepy creatures are fast and effective in cleansing infections. I'd like this to serve as your operative metaphor in the coming weeks, Cancerian. As you strive to mend old psychic lesions, call on the wisdom of the past -- even if it involves a cure that makes you a bit uneasy.

    Leo (July 23-August 22)

    The puzzle is not as difficult as you imagine. In fact, it has only seven pieces -- far fewer than you've assumed. Perhaps you got thrown off by its simplicity; it does have a superficial resemblance to a more complicated puzzle from your past. The ironic thing is that you'll never figure it out as long as you're so serious and stressed about it. To create the conditions that will lead to a solution, relax, have as much fun as possible, and assume that the puzzle will soon solve itself.

    Virgo (August 23-September 22)

    Most American children don't want to grow up to be president any more. The practice of politics is boring and sickening, they tell pollsters. There's too much pressure and too much arguing involved. Despite this trend, I predict that in the coming weeks, a disproportionately large percentage of Virgo youngsters will fantasize about someday becoming President of the United States. I further predict that one of these kids will ultimately be elected Commander in Chief in 2044. As for you Virgo adults, I believe that no matter what country you live in, events in the coming days will awaken your dormant reserves of ambition and authority.

    Libra (September 23-October 22)

    The time a rodeo cowboy has to stay on a bucking bronco to qualify: 8 seconds. The time a lion-tamer holds his head in a lion's mouth: 7 seconds. The time it takes for a skydiver's parachute to open: 6 seconds. The time it takes for thunder to travel a mile: 5 seconds. The time it will take, sometime in the coming week, for a divine intervention to reveal a galvanizing vision of your possible future: 10 seconds. The time it may take for you to fully understand the meaning of the vision: 4 months.

    Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

    The Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai wrote that "The soul is a search; the soul is a dance of searches for whatever is lost." Let that be your guiding thought in the coming weeks, Scorpio. The astrological omens suggest that it's high time for you to go looking for a missing treasure. The best way to ensure that you find it is to feed and praise and give free reign to the part of you that you call your soul.

    Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

    What kind of archer do you want to be when you grow up, Sagittarius? Would you like to be: 1. the kind of archer who aims in the general direction of several big targets in the distance; 2. the kind who aims at a single medium-sized target in the middle distance; 3. the kind who aims at many small targets that aren't too far away; 4. the kind who never aims at any target at all, but just enjoys the thrill of shooting lots of arrows everywhere? This is a perfect time for you to settle on one of these four options.

    Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

    My friend Katherine comes from an old southern family that has recorded its history for generations. She says her great-great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth, was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1852. Until she was 81 years old, Elizabeth suffered from asthma. Then she was cured completely, and lived free of its ravages until she died in 1955 at the age of 103. I nominate Elizabeth to be your inspirational role model for the next two weeks, Capricorn. Believe it or not, you now have the power to shed a burden or cure a malady that you've always feared was a permanent curse.

    Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

    Welcome to the Happiness Season, Aquarius. The entire universe is now conspiring to provoke in you an abiding sense of joy and well-being. You can resist, of course; it's your God-given right to use your free will to repel this influx of contentment. But in case you decide to cooperate with the cosmic trend, here are a few helpful thoughts to propel you. "Happiness is a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, without regret or reservation." - William H. Sheldon. "I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate." - George Burns. "Happiness is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." - Helen Keller. "Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." - Anonymous. "To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness." - Bertrand Russell.

    Pisces (February 19-March 20)

    I predict that some of you overly sensitive Pisceans will soon be beaten down by the cold, cruel world. Maybe you'll move in with your parents or flee to the middle of nowhere and live off the grid in a log cabin. Similarly, more than a few of you Piscean artists, actors, writers, and musicians will get weary of the uphill battle to make a living from doing what you love. You'll think about selling out, seeking dull but secure gigs in the corporate world. But I'm begging all of you not to give up. Please continue your heroic struggles to be true to yourselves. If you can manage to hold on a while longer, you will be blessed with a breakthrough no later than September 1.
  2. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    yay... happy season!

    time for hunting down some happy and mounting it on my wall.


    Aries: (March 21—April 19)
    Friends will marvel at your transformation from a dumpy stay-at-home into the Italian Baroque-style Saengre Theater, New Orleans' premier venue for classical concerts and Broadway musicals.

    Taurus: (April. 20—May 20)
    You're growing tired of the same routine week in and week out, but, hey, that's a three- to nine-year counterfeiting sentence for you.

    Gemini: (May 21—June 21)
    You'll be awakened Wednesday by jackhammer-like pains in your skull, which will turn out to be a singularly apt simile.

    Cancer: (June 22—July 22)
    When your worst enemy meets her demise under the wheels of a cement truck, you'll be happy you made the effort of enlisting 16 people to help get it into her bedroom.

    Leo: (July 23—Aug. 22)
    It turns out that "different" may be followed by "than" as long as the word introduces a clause, but that doesn't mean you have to like it.

    Virgo: (Aug. 23—Sept. 22)
    The discovery of long-lost aviatrix Amelia Earhart will leave you with a hell of a lot of explaining to do.

    Libra: (Sept. 23—Oct. 23)
    You're honestly trying to rid yourself of preconceived ideas, but it seems to be slowing down your day-to-day life.

    Scorpio: (Oct. 24—Nov. 21)
    Sometimes it feels like true happiness slipped past you in an instant. In reality, it crept by slowly, taking extreme care not to be seen.

    Sagittarius: (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)
    You should explore new conversational tactics. Trapping people in a pincer formation of battle tanks is proving socially awkward.

    Capricorn: (Dec. 22—Jan. 19)
    You won't be acting especially smug when it happens, but a 100-mile-per-hour sandstorm will still wipe that smile right off your face.

    Aquarius: (Jan. 20—Feb. 18)
    It will be difficult to persuade people to listen to your arguments, but you're profoundly certain that there are things a Klingon commander would simply never say.

    Pisces: (Feb. 19—March 20)
    There's an adage that says it's better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it still comes as a surprise that those are your only choices.
  3. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    i don't get either of them! ARRRRRRRRRGH!
  4. DETO

    DETO Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,350 Likes Received: 154

  5. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    I wish I lived somewhere where I could surf.

    I'm thinking Kona would be a good place for me.
  6. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 3
    well. i have been thinking about major life changes. its just a matter of me doing it and believing that my decisions are the right ones.
  7. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Thanks Rob. Funny... I was just talking about how alienated I've felt my whole life. I apologize for the flame letter I wrote you years ago.
  8. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

    "Happiness is a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, without regret or reservation." - William H. Sheldon. "I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate." - George Burns. "Happiness is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." - Helen Keller. "Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." - Anonymous. "To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness." - Bertrand Russell.

    these all contradict themselves ..... bastards
    (in my current situation at least)
  9. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
  10. johnny

    johnny Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003 Messages: 7,231 Likes Received: 16
    i'm working 10 to 4 nowadays and it can only be matched my 11 to 5..