I have a zillion things to do this week and this post was half-finished. I had planned to post it in the middle of the week, as an extra, but decided to take the easy way out and use it for the 3/30 post. It may be boring for you but it was fun for me to work on it!
This is my first poll, and I had to do it four or five times to get it to work. I know WordPress is easy, but sometimes I find it a real challenge. And I took my car into the shop and then used Uber for the first time today and the key got stuck in the front door and I thought I would have to take Uber back to the shop and spend the day reading “Car and Driver” but I finally got the door open. As you might guess, I am neither technically nor mechanically talented.
One of the things I am doing this week is going to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation’s annual conference and mingling with the famous and near-famous. I went to one about five years ago and was a nervous wreck because I felt like such an imposter among all those researchers and academics. This year I was all calm and collected until it occurred to me that I just happen to have a blue streak in my hair. Ack! So my mantra until the conference is over is “If they are shocked, that’s their problem, not mine.” Actually, I am starting to think it is funny.
By the way, the streak isn’t my fault. My granddaughter came for the weekend and made me do it. It didn’t take a lot of arm-twisting, though. (Manic Panic vegetable dye; doesn’t harm the hair, washes out after five or six shampoos – not.) I sometimes think I am reliving a life that was once defined by fear, depression, anxiety and chronic pain and I am now up to my early teens.
So on to the poll – hope you are impressed!
The poll closes on April 6.
The current calendar is above this post, all the way to the right.
Here is a month from an old calendar, for those of you who have not seen it and those of you who have forgotten what it looked like.
Significant Dates: 2013
• N – Nazi, Neo-Nazi
• P – pantheistic
• S – Satanic
1/1 S New Year’s Day
1/5 P Shivaratri (night of Shiva creator/destroyer)
1/5 or 1/6 S Twelfth Night
1/6 P Dionysian Revels
1/6 P Kore gives birth/manifestation of divinity
1/6 S Epiphany
1/7 S St Winebald’s Day
1/11 S New moon
1/12 N Birth of both Rosenburg and Goering, Nazi leaders in WWII
1/13 S Satanic New Year
1/14 P Makar Sankranti: Hindu: Harvest Festival
1/17 S Feast of Fools (Old Twelfth Night) /Satanic and demon revels
1/18 S Old Epiphany
1/18 – 1/22 P Dream Festival (Pleiades)
1/20 S St. Agnes’ Eve
1/21 N Martin Luther King Day
1/26 S Full moon
1/26 N (starts evening of 1/25) Tu Bishvat (Jewish celebration of spring)
1/26 S? Australia Day
1/30 N Hitler named Chancellor of Germany