Sunday, June 18, 2006
Thursday, June 08, 2006
June 30, 1973
Colin and I got married on June 30, 1973 in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. At that time, we were actually living not far from Wrigley Stadium in a 3rd floor walk up in a largely Puerto Rican (+ a little bit of Creole + us) neighborhood in Chicago on Cornelia Street off Halsted. He worked for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad and I worked at The Bread Shop, a little organic bakery a couple of blocks down Halsted. The only furniture we had was a battered little piano bench and a rose colored velvet love seat, both of which I bought at a junk shop a few streets over and hauled home by myself. That was the essence of "to schlep"; I looked like a kid from a Wild West version of Hester Street in a long handmade skirt, India Imports top & black gypsy scarf covered with enormous vintage roses tying back my long, ever unruly, hair. It was summer in the city - music (it was a good year for Stevie Wonder) spilled out of every open doorway and all the hippest peeps wore platforms.
I was 6 1/2 months pregnant the day we got married, as I had been resistant to the idea of it all along. The concept in general, not "us" in particular.
A few days later we flew back to Chicago but by the time September was born, we were back in New Mexico to stay. For a while. . .
Friday, June 02, 2006
Oh really . . . hmm . . .
(I'm a 1, what are you?)
Your birth date describes who you are, what you're good at and what your inborn abilities are. It also points to what you have to learn and the challenges you're facing. To figure out your Birth Number, add all the numbers in the Birth Date together, like in the example, until there's only one digit.
A Birth Number doesn't prevent you from being anything you want to be, it may just colour your choices differently and/or give you a little insight.
Example March 20, 1950
3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973
1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20
2 + 0 = 2
Keep going until you end up with a single digit number.
#1 THE ORIGINATOR
#2 THE PEACEMAKER
#3 THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
#4 THE CONSERVATIVE
#5 THE NONCONFORMIST
#6 THE ROMANTIC
#7 THE INTELLECTUAL
#8 THE BIG SHOT
#9 THE PERFORMER
# 1 - THE ORIGINATOR
1's are originals. Coming up with new ideas and executing them is natural. Having things their own way is another trait that sometimes gets them pegged as being stubborn and arrogant. 1's are extremely honest and would do well to learn some diplomacy skills. They like to take the initiative and are often leaders or bosses, as they like to be the best. Being self-employed is definitely helpful for them. Lesson to learn: Others' ideas could be just as good - stay open minded.
Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk Hogan, Carol Burnett, Wynona Judd, Nancy Reagan, Raquel Welch
#2 - THE PEACEMAKER
2's are born diplomats. They're aware of others' needs and moods and often think of others before themselves. Naturally analytical and very intuitive, they don't like to be alone. Friendship and companionship is very important and can lead them to success in life, on the other hand they'd rather be alone than in an uncomfortable relationship. Being naturally shy, they need to learn to boost their self-esteem and express themselves freely, seize the moment and not put things off.
Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whoopie Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# 3 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
3's are idealists. They are very creative, social, charming, romantic, and easygoing. They start many things, but don't always see them through. They like others to be happy and go to great lengths to achieve it. They are very popular and idealistic. They should learn to see the world from a more realistic point of view.
Alan Alda, Ann Landers, Bill Cosby, Melanie Griffith, Salvador Dali, Jodi Foster
# 4 - THE CONSERVATIVE
4's are sensible and traditional. They like order and routine. They only act when they fully understand what they are expected to do. They like getting their hands dirty and working hard. They are attracted to the outdoors and feel an affinity with nature. They are prepared to wait and can be stubborn and persistent. They could learn to be more flexible and to be nice to themselves.
Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan, Oprah Winfrey
# 5 - THE NONCONFORMIST
5's are the explorers. Their natural curiosity, risk taking, and enthusiasm often land them in hot water. They need diversity, and don't like to be stuck in a rut. The whole world is their school and they see a learning possibility in every situation. The questions never stop. They are well advised to look before they take action and make sure they have all the facts before jumping to conclusions.
Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte, Vincent Van Gogh, Bette Midler, Helen Keller
# 6 - THE ROMANTIC
6's are idealistic and need to feel useful to be happy. A strong family connection is important to them. They have a strong urge to take care of others and to help. They are very loyal and make great teachers. They like art or music. They make loyal friends who take the friendship seriously. 6's should learn to differentiate between what they can change and what they cannot.
Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour, John Denver, Meryl Streep, Christopher Columbus, Goldie Hawn
#7 - THE INTELLECTUAL
7's are the searchers. Always probing for hidden information, they find it difficult to accept things at face value. Emotions don't sway their decisions. Questioning everything in life, they don't like to be questioned themselves. They're never off to a fast start; their motto is slow and steady wins the race. They come across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers. They like secrets. They live in their own world and should learn what is acceptable and what isn't in the world at large.
William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Joan Baez, Princess Diana
# 8 - THE BIG SHOT
8's are the problem solvers. They are professional, blunt and to the point, have good judgment and are decisive. They have grand plans and like to live the good life. They take charge of people. They view people objectively. They let you know in no uncertain terms that they're the boss.
Edgar Cayce, Barbara Streisand, George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, Nostrodamus
#9 - THE PERFORMER
9's are natural entertainers. They are very caring and generous, giving away their last dollar to help. With their charm, they have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to them. They have so many different personalities that people around them have a hard time understanding them. They are like chameleons, ever changing and blending in. They have tremendous success, but can suffer from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful, they need to build a loving foundation.
Albert Schweitzer, Shirley MacLaine, Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, Elvis Presley