Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Welcome to Flight # 2014! We are prepared for take off into the New Year. Please make sure your "ATTITUDES and BLESSINGS" are secure and locked in the upright position. All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time....especially "Cell Phones" ! Should we lose altitude under pressure during our flight, reach up and pull down a prayer_" PRAYERS" will be automatically activated by "FAITH". Once your FAITH is fully activated, you can assist other passengers. There will be "NO BAGGAGE" allowed on this Flight....#2014!! The Captain has cleared us for take off.... Destination GREATNESS! Enjoy FLIGHT #2014 !
Much Love...Be Safe...
"The Sage Book Whisperer"
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Ah,..it's that time of the Year! I'm happy that you stop by my Blog throughout the year from around the Globe. So, in honor of all my "Sage Blog Readers"....what better way to say thank-you than to wish all of you around the World...
Peace & Love,
"The Sage Book Whisperer"
Friday, December 13, 2013
HAPPY FRIDAY 13TH!!!
Yes, that is correct! I said Happy Friday 13th,
The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom "Friday" is named in English and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen), orparaskevidekatriaphobia a concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning "Friday"), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning "thirteen") attached to phobía (φοβία, from phóbos, φόβος, meaning "fear"). The latter word was derived in 1911 and first appeared in a mainstream source in 1953.
Note:Texans are NOT allowed to pronounce these words!!! (smiles)
Okay, so that's a mouth full of jibberry-jab! Bottomline, it is YOUR right to believe in one of the most ridiculous Superstitions to date. I challenged you to a ~SPELLING BEE~ on
either form of the word mentioned above! And, Your reasons to perpetuate this Myth!
Now, there's not a lot of Fridays that fall on the 13th....but when they do_here's the Rules...
The History of the aversion to the number 13 goes way, way back to ancient times.Get this,it is
an "accepted form of superstition"in both Western & Eastern Cultures. Some say
Friday's bad reputation goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. It was on a Friday, supposedly, that Eve tempted Adam with the forbidden fruit....right?
In Pagan Rome, Friday was execution day (later Hangman's Day in Britain), but in other pre-Christian cultures it was the Sabbath.On the other hand, one of the earliest concrete taboos associated with the number 13_a taboo still observed by some superstitious folks today, apparently_ is said to have originated in the East with the Hindus, who believed that it is always unlucky for 13 people to gather in one place,at dinner perhaps...
Dang! Then there's the Viking, Chinese, Ancient Egyptians, The Folklorists say there is no written evidence for a "Friday the 13th" Superstition before the 19th century.Spanish-speaking countries chose TUESDAY instead of Friday as
a bad luck day!
According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville,N.C., an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day making it the most feared day and date in history. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. "It's been estimated that 800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day".
SERIOUS BUSINESS, heh?
That being the case, we are guilty of perpetuating a misnomer by labeling Friday the 13th "the unluckiest day of all," NOT!
Better get my Lottery Ticket,I'm feelin'LUCKY!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Day 3...Ice,Ice baby! It is no secret to those that know me_that Fall & Winter are my favorite times of the year! I love Fall Foliage &
Winter days filled with the Sun shining bright, crispy coldness in the air, S-N-O-W on the ground knee-deep, the cookstove fired up & a pot of "anything" on the stove,wine in my glass,..& the list goes on...BUT...ICE,SLEET & FREEZING FOG(WTHeck!)..didn't know FOG could freeze???_Day 3..aaaah,it's time for a WARM-UP....words you'd Never, Ever hear me say in a million years!!! I have seen this each morning for the past 3 days_
Weather folks say we will NOT be unfrozen,
thawed out, clear for take-offs, etc... until Wednesday!!! WT??? It looks like an Ice Capades Show watching "some folks" car-
skate on this rural country road in front of our
Farm_amazing the slow motion or the IDIOTS that try to go faster,faster in what is already a 30 mile speed zone...oh & this morning the City sent out an automated voice message that due to inclement weather "NO CHRISTMAS PARADE"today...guess the ICE GRINCHES are stealing Christmas this year....I had to cancel but re-schedule my Scandinavian Christmas Party for today because my friends"TEXAS IS CLOSED" & has entered~
"THE TWILIGHT ZONE"!!!!
The 1959 American TV Show_ "The Twilight Zone"_ an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama,psychological thriller,fantasy,science fiction,suspense and horror,often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science fiction and abstract ideas through television.
Unlock the door,another dimension of sight,sound,mind,shadows,substance....it has remained the "SAME" for three days..."I've just crossed over into the TwilightZoneLand".....
Frozen Texas Sage Bush above..
Frozen Rosemary Bush & yellow Garden Flag
My Favorite_Heavenly Bamboo Nadina Bush & Cupid
ALL ICE,SLEET,FROZEN FOG,NO SNOW!!!
BUT FOR...the 514 episodes of the Peyton Place TV Series(1964-69) on DVD_of which I started watching three weeks ago....due to INCLEMENT weather ...I'm on Episode #489! I said to myself.....
Until next time.....I might try this "thingie " purchased on line....