How accurate are Horoscopes?

I am undecided on the truth that horoscopes and astrology may contain. Are we too desperate to see similarities between ourselves just because we have close birth-dates? Are we placing too much faith in our temperaments and behaviours simply because of the alignments of the planets at the moment of our birth?

I think I am more inclined to see truth in horoscopes than I am in the Bible. I think it is possible that there is more truth and science in horoscopes than there is truth and accurate history in the Bible. This does not mean that I am against the Christian faiths (or any faiths for that matter), but it’s hard to believe that the stories that were passed down by word of mouth for generations were completely remembered. Could have been some ‘Chinese Whispers’ going on. And there were apparently some incredible number of gospels that were written and only 4 were chosen. Seems a bit selective, doesn’t it? I’ve heard that there was a gospel of Mary Magdalene.

But what is faith? How do we decide what to believe? I know that I believe what I do because of my family upbringing and the schools that I attended. I guess we don’t really choose, not initially anyhow. It’s all handed down, just like the bible was all those years ago.

But getting back to horoscopes. I always liked Weird Al’s song about horoscopes. I think he showed some real insight with his psychic talent. Could really see what was coming, you know?

‘The List’

I was telling a guy at work the other day that we went to see Weird Al when he came to town a month or two ago. We certainly couldn’t really afford to go, but had to because he was on ‘the list’. We have a list of a couple of artists that if they ever come to town, we have to go. No ifs, buts, or maybes, we are there. Weird Al has been on my list for quite a few years now, and he was so worth waiting for! It was the best night, and it was such a show.

The other artist on my list at the moment is David Bowie. I hate to think of what he will be charging for tickets if and when he does tour, but we will be there. We have to be there.

I also have an ‘I wish’ list but I know that the artists on this list are never going to tour again. I don’t think I’ll ever see The Beatles or Jeff Buckley, unfortunately.

Do you have a must see list? Who would you go without food for a week or a month to see?

Who I am

“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.” – Kurt Cobain

So, so true. I could not have said it better myself. I need to have this somewhere prominent so that I look at it all of the time and remember that only I can be me. And I shouldn’t be ashamed of who I am.

Memories

Very randomly, I chose to listen to The Cranberries’ No Need To Argue album whilst I was at work today. Great album, loved it to bits when I was in high school, and it’s still great to listen to now. But I could not believe how quickly the memories started flooding back as soon as I started to listen.

I was almost immediately transported back to Grade 8, and Dad and I were driving back from Toowoomba. We’d just been to my Great Grandmother’s funeral. I was amazed at how quickly the memories resurfaced, and how the music made me feel.

This has reminded me that although I love TV shows and movies, it is music that is most meaningful to me, and that which I could not live without.

Where does music take you?

Attempted meat-free-ness

We tried to do ‘meat-free Mondays’ a few months ago. It didn’t work out too well. Mostly because I have a massive day at work on Mondays, and dinner is usually the simplest, most basic of meals so that it doesn’t take too long. Chile con carne is a good example. I don’t even have to cut anything up, and it takes about half an hour. Other examples are meat and steamed vege, fish and steamed vege, you name it with steamed vege or salad. Nothing exciting or fancy.

But I did like the idea of ‘meat-free Mondays’. I just need to change it into ‘meat-free convenient day of the week’. So I did.

Last week it was Thursday, and we finally tried some of the Sanitarium Casserole Mince that comes in a tin. Not surprisingly, I made Chile con carne with it! Same ingredients as usual, I just substituted the casserole mince for the normal beef mince that I use. Amazingly, it was edible! We’d never tried the vegetarian ‘not meat’ products before and even though I still don’t know what it was that we were eating, it was quite pleasant!

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I think that there are another five or six different tins to try so there could be some more interesting meals gracing our table over the next few months. I’m not sure if I can handle vegetarian sausages yet, but we shall see.

Some people hang shoes over powerlines, in Goodna, it’s … on Twitpic

Some people hang shoes over powerlines, in Goodna, it’s … on Twitpic.

Definitely my favourite #QLDfloods picture!

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Oh King Wally – good to know that you weren’t forgotten!