This is a video of my second cousin on the today show. She is a pastry chef in NYC. She is making chocolate pudding. I find it interesting that I make the same pudding out of soy milk with almost identicle technique and ingredients. She does have a couple refinements like sweet croutons, but all the cooking school has to be good for something.
I am back to the half shaved thing. It is a smaller half than last time, but it was smaller at the beginning of that experiment too. Over the seven years, the shave line kept creeping. That is likely to happen again. I only have to be able to look respectable for court. After that I may get dredlock extensions. Maybe in color.
I was parked at a light in the boonies yesterday and about four kildeer were going nuts. Crying all the time and flying up and down. Land, take off. Land, take off. A kildeer's normal defense of the nest is to fake injury and draw off a predetor. It isn't very effective but there you go. Eventually I realized there was a big crow standing about 20 feet from the little patch of grass they seemed worried about. Just about then, the crow seemed to get annoid by the noise and slowly took off.
Later I saw two quail and what was probably an otter. I also saw a hawk floating on the high wind right next to the freeway bridge I was on. It put him right at eye level. Hazardous to driving. But seriously cool to see the top of a hawk in flight.
I don't think it is unreasonable to expect that when I find one shoe, the other will be close by. I take them off at the same time. Where could it get to by its self? There are a lot of sugar ants around. Maybe they did it. The cats profess ignorance. And starvation.
Today I was thinking about gratitude. Firstly that maybe I didn't get what I wanted yesterday because I wasn't gratefull for what I have, Then I thought, what about me? Am I gratefull to myself? When we think about being gratefull for our gifts, there is am implication that they come from somewhere outside ourselves. They don't. They come from me being me. From the decisions I have made and the interests I have persued. The base abilities, like thinking, might have been influenced by something outside me or they might have been the accident of genetics and upbringing. I litterally don't know, so I am going to be gratefull to me. This is necessary in order to give. I can't give if I can't recieve, and most of what I recieve comes from me. I admit I have had trouble recieving most of my adult life. I have been working on that.
Don't get me wrong, I am also gratefull to you. ALl of you. And to the universe, fate, karma, or whatever may or may not be responsible for certain pushes and suggestions. But it is time I got on that list.
And now a word from America's creditors Financial advice from Alion Yao, a top-of-the-line feng shui expert (to a seminar of 170 high-rollers in Hong Kong, reported by the Wall Street Journal): Hold out until after January 2010 before considering investing in the U.S. because its economy is an accident waiting to happen, and the primary indicator of that is that both Obama and Geithner were born under the sign of the ox. A pair of oxen is a terrible sign! (Response by us much-smarter Westerners: How silly! The economy is best judged by applying sophisticated quantitative computer models and . . . oh . . . oh, yeah . . ..) Wall Street Journal