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Ár nDraíocht Féin
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May 11th, 2007

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03:27 pm - Groovin' down the Path
Today's Jimmy Buffett Oracle is pretty straightforward:
64. I'll put on my Bob Marley tape and practice what I preach.
I happen to know exactly what that means.

This morning, I updated my Liturgy Practicum 1 journal for what I hope is the final time (*fingers crossed*). . . there's a space for a final essay, but it's not required, and I'd like more time to reflect on the journal before I actually do it: it's only been about 5 months since I finished the course, and I'm very happy with how it worked out, but I want more "space" before I start trying to analyze and distill the lessons.

At lunch today, I found myself wondering about two questions in particular:
  1. Is there some code among girls that, if a guy makes you a mixed CD or mixed tape, he's "totally into you"?
  2. Why do I have no Patsy Cline in my entire music collection? How has it taken me this long to notice?
I also re-started my re-working of my Dedicant work today at lunch, and I began with the eight High Days. I expect to retain my old, original work on my website, but I will make a very clear demarcation between the "good stuff" and the "original crappy stuff".

So far, I'm finished with Imbolc and Autumnal Equinox. A key change I've made to the format of my previous submissions of High Days is to use the actual ADF terminology for the "Eight ADF High Days" (see Article 4 of the ADF Constitution). Well, close to it, as I numbered the "crossquarters" as "first crossquarter" and such, and also indicated the season the astronomical phenomenon fell in like "winter solstice". And I included both the "modern Neo-Pagan name" for each and the "Gaulish name" (from Ariotanos Iuranantantios' work).

I'm really enjoying the mental exercise of going back to the basics here. I've said, time and again, that anyone can gain from walking the Dedicant Path. I've been a major influence on lots of DP's in the past four years, and I'm finding a lot of worth in going back to re-do it.

And for all those Dedicants who have the habit of telling me that I'm somehow inspiring, I'd like to point out that it's your work that inspired me to go back and re-work my own DP. And I mean that.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: "Cinco de Mayo in Memphis", -JB

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Date:May 11th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it's the fact that my primary method of interaction with nearly all people is flirting that sort of makes me not realize some of these universal acknowledgments. I just figured that it was a good way to share good tunes.

But then, while going through old email recently, I came across a comment about a CD I'd given someone, and when I read it, I was like, "Wait: did I give her an idea that I didn't intend to give her?" While this is kinda nifty, it makes me wonder just how out-of-touch I am with folk and their flirtatious ways, because I see it as such a common way of looking at the world and interacting.

Kinda funny. I just. . . wanna distribute good tunes.

Now, if I gave someone a mixed CD of porn, that's obviously flirting. :)
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Date:May 11th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, alas, like most forms of flirting, the mix tape is open to (mis)interpretation. I'm certainly a huge proponent of the sharing of good tunes, but it can have unintended overtones. Ah, such a subtle dance we humans make.

Now, if I gave someone a mixed CD of porn, that's obviously flirting. :)

Haha! I would hope that noone would misinterpret that! Definitely flirting.
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Date:May 11th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
I never thought of it as flirting at all, but I've been told that I'm pretty out of touch with respect to these things. (Gee, now I wonder what folks thought of the holiday CD I made?)

A mixed CD of porn? *scoff* Yeah, I'd like to see you make a mixed CD of porn. Right. You? Porn?? *re-scoff*

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