Monday, August 20, 2007

Fade Out

I just don't have it in me these days. Maybe in the fall, or after I get another day job.

Be well.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dobbs Ferry: Station of Death

I didn't make it to Bergdorf's. Story soon.

Update: 8/18 - Now if I could get a solid half hour to write a coherent page, I might get to actually tell this story. Maybe tomorrow.

In two words, Wasp Storm.

And that was my free 30 seconds today. Off to work.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Lost in Bergdorf's?

I hear the cosmetic counters are maze-like. Someone mentioned to me last month that they weren't heard from for days after venturing down into the basement in search of Chanel. I'm sure they were exaggerating.

My Man of Honor works the Estee Lauder counter there, and since my temp job at the school is officially over, I'm hopping into Manhattan to see him and get a makeover, and talk general wedding stuff.

Yeah, the job ended Thursday. The decision was made by some higher-ups who don't work with me, and really have no idea what impact I may or may not have had on the department. So supposedly it had nothing to do with me, although I can't believe my being so expensive had nothing to do with it. My boss didn't want me to leave, it was very sweet. We chatted for a good half hour about all sorts of stuff before I finally headed down those big chandeliered stairs for the last time. He suggested I case the local Independent schools for development work, and offered me the highest of recommendations. I may taken him up on that.

Or, I may just keep temping. It's been good for me.

It would be so tempting, however, to just be a part-time massage therapist for the next six months, and focus on the wedding. My student loan won't get paid off very quickly if I do that, but still... it's the wedding...

Anyway, I better get my ass in gear if I'm going to make it into Manhattan by noon. There's no more non-resident parking permits at the Tarrytown Metro-North station, and it's royal bitch to leave your car there now - you have to park at a meter. I'm investigating parking at other stations. Blech.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Love you, Google, but you might want to re-think this one

An email I received today:

Google has implemented a new feature that enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar, hit “Enter,” and you will be given the person's name and address. If you then hit “Map,” you will get a map to the person's house. It's a new nationwide reverse telephone book.

While this may be helpful, there are safety issues. For example, if anyone gets your phone number, someone can now look it up to find out where you live. The safety issues are obvious, and alarming.

Note that you can have your phone number removed or blocked. I tried my number and it came up along with the map quest and directions straight to my home.

To test whether your phone number is mapped, go to Google at Type your phone number in the search bar (i.e. 212-555-5555) and hit “Enter.” If you want to BLOCK Google from divulging your private information, simply click on your telephone number and then click on the “Removal Form.” Removal takes 48 hours.

Check your own number, as this may not apply to you if you have an unlisted number or cell phone as primary contact.

Please share this information with friends and FAMILY .

I tested it with every home number I have stored in my phone. It works.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Well, this makes sense

Transit selected for today (by user):
Uranus Opposition Med.Coeli ,
activity period from beginning of April 2007 until beginning of March 2008.

"New insights"

Valid during many months: At this time there will be many changes within yourself, which will be reflected in your immediate personal environment - your home - and in your most intimate personal relationships within the home, as with parents or partner. This influence can signify disruptive events in this area of your life and energies that require you to drop everything else to deal with.

On the most mundane level this influence can signify a sudden event in your home or real estate - damage to the buildings, a sudden need for repairs or the like. But this is only an outward sign of the need for change within. Something that has been hidden away for years and years struggles to break free. But if you suppress it, the energy transfers to your environment and causes disruptions. You may have to deal with aspects of yourself you never even knew existed in order to come to a new understanding of yourself. People may not be very aware of this happening, but you will be, and so will those closest to you. You may find it necessary to make tremendous changes in your home and in those relationships that most affect your home to reflect this new encounter with yourself.

Since this influence is also associated with profession and social status, you may expect changes in these areas, too. You may encounter opposition from others in your profession, people who do not want you to get ahead or achieve your purposes. Try to find out what the problem is and come to terms with these people. If you ride roughshod over them, they will try to hurt you as much as possible. This is also true in any aspect of your social life, if your actions seem to threaten someone else. There is a danger of a sudden fall in social position with this influence, usually because you have acted without considering others. They then feel that there is no recourse but to bring you down.

Take this time to discover new truths about yourself, deal with them as honestly as possible and make these insights part of a new way of being. Then you will not have to contend with the worst effects of this influence.

Things are pretty rough at the day job right now. I'm hanging in there, like I do.