This is what came up on Google when I searched for ‘rust’. Naturally, you would say at this point if you are an English speaker. However, what I going for was the Dutch word for rest which happens to be, yes, ‘rust’. Very confusing, these languages, when you are tired. Always good for a d’oh! moment.
ANYWAY! What I was trying to tell y’all is that I’m putting this blog on hold.
Yes you will have to do without your weekly guidance in life by means of our in-depth horoscopes, as well as updates on the kiddies (they’re fine!) and/or my ponderings on what happens to pop into my head: politics, arts education, feminism, things-I-want-for-my-birthday (camera, longboard, massage voucher, a muts for winter – in case you are wondering – but a card is fine too). Sorry ’bout that!
The thing is that I have been wondering about this blog for some time. The random eclectic style of it may be part of its charm but it doesn’t please me anymore. Besides, I have Things On My Mind these coming months. November is nanowrimo so what will take some attention, about two hours worth of it every day.* Also in these coming months I will need to pay more attention to this little thing of Making Money because starting January 2013 I will no longer be employed. That means that it would be good to spend some more time on Trickster Text. Finally, I have something brewing in the background that could use some (more) of my attention.
And so there you have it: no more Look! for now. Strange but true.
Not to worry though. I have no doubt that I will be back on the blogosphere soon. As a matter of fact, I am not even really gone. My Project365 (a picture a day for a year) will continue, as well as my Dutch blog about the area where I live. There are other online places where I will continue to dwell. I hope to see you there!
* By the way: I do have a plot for Nano now, and my stats count will appear on my page here. In case you’re interested. My own plot scares the beejees out of me so I’m not sure. It could be a good sign.
CAPRICORN (22 Dec-20 Jan) B52
AQUARIUS (21 Jan-19 Feb) Blue Lagoon
PISCES (20 Feb-20 March) Planter’s Punch
ARIES (21 March-20 April) Tequila Sunrise
TAURUS (21 April-20 May) Strawberry daiquiri
GEMINI (22 May-21 June) Margarita
CANCER (22 June-22 July) Sex on the beach
LEO (23 July-22 Aug) Cosmopolitan
VIRGO (22 Aug- 22 Sep) Caipirinha
LIBRA (23 Sep-22 Oct) Mai Tai
SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov) White Russian
SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov-21 Dec) Cuba Libre
Let’s face it: apart from some loose ends I hardly ever advertise. I’m not into sponsored posts – bribery is always welcome though: White Russian is my drink – and my readership is so scattered in demographics and geographics that no company or organisation anywhere will find it interesting to advertise on my blog. And so I am blissfully free to say whatever I darn well please.
Which includes, at my own choosing, advertising a good cause.
Let me tell you about Joyful Promise. There is this girl I know called Cessie (Francesca). She lives in England and has the loveliest and sassiest personality. She also has a sister and a promise to keep. Her sister is currently going slowly blind. Her eye condition is known as retinitis pigmentosa and to put it bluntly: her vision is deteriorating into tunnel vision first, and then it will vanish completely. In the mean time, before she will live without sight, Joy is collecting visual memories to ‘store’ in her mind. She loves beautiful things and places. One of those places that she wants a visual memory of, is Copenhagen.
Her sister, my friend, has promised to take her there before Christmas. And a promise is for keeping: Cessie is working hard to gather the finances to make this a reality. As you can read on her blog, she is doing everything from working overtime (as does her husband) and selling things she doesn’t need anymore, to inviting people to sponsor her by buying postcards from Copenhagen, and selling holiday cards on Zazzle.
So here it comes:
Would you, dearest of readers, consider supporting this beautiful Christmas promise by helping my friend Cessie out? It will only take a few euros/dollars/pounds/whathaveyous to get her closer to realising this promise to her sister. You can track all progress on her blog. So if you are in need of a) a postcard from the lovely city of Copenhagen, or b) Christmas cards to send, c) feeling good for helping someone out: please do consider visiting her blog, wishing her well, and dropping a few (bank) notes. That would be lovely, Karma will come back to hug you in times of need, and Joy will cherish the memory of Copenhagen forever more.
Thank you. ♥
CAPRICORN (22 Dec-20 Jan) The squirrel is in the second house and the carp align with glee. We all know what that means.
AQUARIUS (21 Jan-19 Feb) Your ascendant is going down. That cannot be good.
PISCES (20 Feb-20 March) As the rat spoke to the wheelbarrow, the profit rates were rising.
ARIES (21 March-20 April) A bee! A bee!
TAURUS (21 April-20 May) Gus the Fox turned around and shook his head.
GEMINI (22 May-21 June) It is the owl in the nursery that will give you trouble.
CANCER (22 June-22 July) Watch out for crustaceans this week.
LEO (23 July-22 Aug) Snapper turtle! Keep your fingers inside the vehicle at all times.
VIRGO (22 Aug- 22 Sep) It is like a snake in a pumpkin patch.
LIBRA (23 Sep-22 Oct) Vultures circling. That means dinner.
SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov) Did tigers finally learn to fly?
SAGITTARIUS (22 Nov-21 Dec) Drugs are bad.