Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dragon @ SEMA

Dragon @ SEMA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

My archetype.

The Dragon personality

The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast - the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.

The key to the Dragon personality is that Dragons are the free spirits of the Zodiac. Conformation is a Dragon's curse. Rules and regulations are made for other people. Restrictions blow out the creative spark that is ready to flame into life. Dragons must be free and uninhibited. The Dragon is a beautiful creature, colorful and flamboyant. An extroverted bundle of energy, gifted and utterly irrepressible, everything Dragons do is on a grand scale - big ideas, ornate gestures, extreme ambitions. However, this behavior is natural and isn't meant for show. Because they are confident, fearless in the face of challenge, they are almost inevitably successful. Dragons usually make it to the top. However, Dragon people be aware of their natures. Too much enthusiasm can leave them tired and unfulfilled. Even though they are willing to aid when necessary, their pride can often impede them from accepting the same kind of help from others. Dragons' generous personalities give them the ability to attract friends, but they can be rather solitary people at heart. A Dragon's self-sufficiency can mean that he or she has no need for close bonds with other people.

Funny thing, it wasnt until I got past my 20's did I appreciate that aspect of my personality.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It was when I rolled into Las Vegas that it struck me - It all felt very familiar.

Not in the sense of just having seen pictures of Las Vegas before (pictures never give a true sense of what a place is like anyway). No, like Ive lived here a long time, as familiar as Chicago or New York feels to me.

I have NEVER been to Vegas before, let me emphasize.

If that wasnt weird enough, the other night I was talking to a couple while riding one of Las Vegas's double decker buses, then it dawned on me, the conversation I was having, the surroundings felt awfully familar, like a movie Id seen before.

Then it happened.

A young woman came on the bus with a stroller. As I watched she came over and put the baby carrier next to me, and I saw the towel covering the baby. I recognized the colors and pattern of the towel.

This towel had a picture SpongeBob Squarepants, but I recognized the writing - "Bob Esponja Pantalones". And thats when I realized I was havign a deja vu moment. A weird one.

I couldnt make this up.

Does this mean I will be in Vegas for awhile?

Let use see.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Yes, I went there

Yes, I went there, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Best dinner buffet deal on the Strip