Confessions of a Former HamburgerJunkie











{April 17, 2007}   8 of Swords and Jellybeans

A friend of mine comes from a family of Shamin. She is a third generation, and was lucky enough to have met her soulmate when she was in her early teens. The couple studied Shamainism until two years ago when they split up. (he came out as gay) It shook my friend so hard that she turned her back on everything and everyone she had loved, myself included. That was until a few months ago when I had my car accident. She was there for my family when they needed her the most. Last week was the first time in the two years that she’d even touched a deck of tarots. But as always her reading was bang on. Her new boyfriend decided to pick up the deck and found the 8 of swords kept appearing, as it had for my friend. This was a little odd, cause I had been getting the same card in almost every reading for the past week. The deck in use is the Vampire Tarot by Nathalie Hertz. I had bought it a few months back because my Rider-Waite deck was so used up there was more tape holding it together then there was card. The 8 of Swords in this deck has this to say :A crouching devil hides his head from the swords of criticism, conflict, and uncertainty. The meaning=suffering a troubling time, but an extremely important crossroads in your life is approaching Reversed=big misfortune, unfaithfulness, jealousy and frustration Given the fact the three of us are all working on the latest film project that hardcore Vamps Prods., has in production, (frustration, important crossroads) my friend just found out the house she is renting is up for sale and she will have to move (big misfortune, frustration, important crossroads) her new promotion at work is causing problems with other staff who have been there longer (jealousy) and the new man I am involved with (frustration) is stressing us all to the max, that 8 of swords hit hard. And now you ask “what of the jellybeans?” That is another blog….

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{April 6, 2007}   The Renfield Movement

The Renfield Movement is what I have been calling my essay (some would say my manifesto). And I guess it’s time I started to explain it. Pretty much everybody around the hcvp headquarters knows what I am getting at, we see it every day on the city streets and in the media. Now I know this is not going to be a popular idea, or at lest I should say not a positive one. What I am meaning when I say the Renfield Movement, is the fact that Vampirism has become a religion. Not the act of vampirism (though one could say it has but that is another conversation in itself) but the fact the media has turned the idea of the vampire into a god. Alot of “lifestylers” have bought into the media’s fictional iconic vampire and mixing it with paganism have created a religion based on the vampire. Therefore more and more people in the last 35 years have become part of the Renfield Movement. This is my thesis, and the main point to my essay. I will be talking more about this over time.



{April 5, 2007}   Quiz

Your Primary Mythical Creature

Fire Types
The main strength of the Fire types is achievement. The second element indicates the most probable focus for this urge to achieve.
Dragon
Fire with Air

Astrologically associated with Sagittarius and the Ninth House

Dragon types are charismatic leaders. They exude confidence and optimism and thrive on competition. They are progressive and expansive, socially oriented, and eager to achieve something for the greater good. They are informed by their love of ideas and exciting possibilities, and are often guided by strong moral and religious feeling. They can usually back up their plans with faultless logic. They are constantly active, moving restlessly from project to project, often having several going at once. They need to have control and will delegate tasks to people they can trust to perform well. They work hard and play hard. They are popular, both at work and socially. They have a flair for the dramatic and for display, but nevertheless they can be difficult to get to know intimately. They crave stimulation, are unconventional, and hate red tape.

Your Shadow Creature

Water Types
All the Water types have problems relating to feelings and closeness. The weakest element indicates the main focus of these problems.
Satyr
Water and Earth

This shadow is by turns self-neglecting and over-indulgent and exhibits lack of discipline and self-control. A proper diet is avoided while harmful practices are pursued to excess. They are very active physically and mentally but produce nothing lasting. They want power and can be ruthless in their attempts to get it. They are secretive, and don’t trust others because they themselves can’t be trusted. They have an urge to dominate others and can be insensitive to their emotional needs. They are plagued by an underlying sense of emptiness that explains an apparent self-destructiveness. The biggest obstacle of weak Earth is to overcome self-centeredness and greed; the biggest obstacle of weak Water is to overcome insensitivity and alienation.



I just tried and failed at embedding a video for the Fall 2007 Fashion Highlights….speaking of Fashion, It seems to be in fashion right now to work with Tarots. I have been using tarots for the better part of 16 years, and still I find new things within them every day. The 4’s seem to be popping up alot as of late in my readings. I understand they are connected to the 4 elements of earth, air, water, fire (pentagrams, swords, cups and wands) what I just learned actually from reading
78 Notes to Self blog is that the 4’s mean that you are in the middle of something of substance. You have come past the planting stage of things and are ready to relax and enjoy, or rethink things. I also just found out today that Jupiter is going retro for the next few months, and that there will be blockages galore ahead, but when it returns to a direct phase in Aug. there will be benifits from this forced blockage.



{April 4, 2007}   Our Lipstick Jungle

I can’t believe it is snowing! We just got rid of all the winter and now a flash storm has covered the city once again! Damn it Janet! We have been working on the film over here at hardcore Vamps Prods., and this week were suppose to do some of the outdoor shoots, well crap! Now we will be all crammed into the office like hockey fans at a home game on Molson Night.
I just finished reading “Lipstick Jungle” by Bushnell. It was a good read, but I was disappointed by the ending. I have been a fan of her’s since “Sex and the City”, and loved both “4 Blondes” and “Trading Up”, but this one…left me alittle dry.



{April 2, 2007}   The Donald Trumps WWE

Lashley beat Umaga.
What does this mean folks? Well if you watch WWE then you know that at the payperview last night, Donald Trump got to shave Vince McMahon’s head bald. It has been a silly but pricey feud that the Billionaires have had for the last few months, hyping the largest wrestlemaina ever.



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