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Virgo's montly Outlook in 2007 according to the
Tipsy Astrologer

Get a Jump on Your Social Scene
- Carol Robinson, Contributing Editor

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

March 2007

The tagline for the 1979 film Rocky II was “The rematch of the century.”

Just in case you’re unfamiliar with the “Rocky” series, in the first installment in 1976, Rocky Balboa puts up a good fight and goes the distance with undefeated heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. Rocky looses in a decision, but Creed felt this was an empty victory and wants a rematch to prove that he can easily defeat the contender.

Someone who once left you with the agony of defeat has returned and they are asking for a rematch. You’d think they would be happy with their victory, but now they want to go a few more rounds with you. What’s baffling is that you can’t figure out why.

It’s tempting to accept the challenge. Maybe you’ll score a victory this time. Or maybe not. Your opponent may now be playing a different game. You may expect boxing when and they are thinking chess. How can you deal with this?

Start by putting yourself in their shoes. This will tell you if you should play their game and agree to a rematch. Or have you forgotten what it felt like to hit the canvas the first time around?

While you ponder the wisdom of a rematch, sip on an Exotic Rocky. Get the recipe here http://absolutdrinks.com/drink_recipe_exotic_rocky_5241.html

February 2007

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” -Rita Rudner, comedienne, born September 17, 1953

It happens time after time. In the beginning of a relationship between two people, little quirks are overlooked. Then they may grow into minor irritations. Years pass and they have become major issues.

It’s sort of like having a pebble in your shoe. You can walk a few yards and barely notice it’s there. But after a mile, you have to stop, take off your shoe and remove the offending little stone.

There are times in your life when we must decide what we are willing to put up with. You are there now. Maybe it’s time to shake out your shoe. While you prepare to continue your journey, have a shot Fruity Pebbles. Here’s the recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink3675.html. It tastes like the cereal!

October 2006

When I travel beyond U.S. borders, you come to expect differences in language and culture. But there are also basic differences in measurement. In most of the world, metric system is the common unit of measurement. For example, highway signs show how far you have to go in kilometers rather than miles.

The temperature also has a language barrier. The weatherman tells you how warm it is in Centigrade rather than our more familiar Fahrenheit. I was painfully reminded of this in the midst of jet lag on my first trip to London. When I heard the afternoon high was going to be 9 degrees, I bundled up in layers of wool and a heavy down coat as if I was preparing for the next ice age. I soon realized my mistake when I stepped outside in the balmy nearly 50 degree weather.

Be sure that you are using the correct system to measure your goals. Sometimes we are closer than we think. Sometimes we think it’s hot when it’s really not.

Stop trying so hard to measure up… but if you must, weigh a pint of your favorite brew. Cheers!

September 2006

The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989 was fifteen seconds that changed San Francisco. It was witnessed on television by millions as it interrupted game three of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and their cross-bay rivals, the Oakland A’s.

Prior to the 6.9 magnitude quake, a large part of San Francisco’s waterfront had been cut off from the rest of the “city by the bay” by the Embarcadero Freeway, a double-decker eyesore which ran along the waterfront. Residents voted down a 1986 bill to demolish it, fearing change. Mother Nature vetoed their vote when the quake did considerable damage to the structure in 1989, and it was subsequently torn down in 1991.

Virgo, you are about to experience a shake up in game three of your life. The best approach is clinging to the past with feeble attempts to repair it. Trying to patch up the damage may prove to be too costly. Instead, keep your eyes open for something beautiful that was hidden before you were interrupted.

In San Francisco, once the freeway was torn down, two and a half miles of waterfront was now open to renewal. Reconnected to the rest of the city, the Embarcadero was revitalized during the 1990’s. Its development has included sparkling renovations to the all-but forgotten Ferry Building, where cross-bay commuters enjoy its new shops and restaurants. The San Francisco Giants also have a new waterfront home; a ballpark built in 2000.

While picking up the pieces and revitalizing your life, enjoy an Earthquake cocktail. Get the recipe here: http://www.webtender.com/db/drink/6000

August 2006

The following article was written by Lindsey, a teen-aged gymnast…

“Every day I come to practice with legs so sore I'm surprised I'm walking. Limp arms hang at my sides. The slightest pull at a tendon feels like it will rip off the bone. I don't show pain. I look around as other girls smile and try my hardest to smile, too, but I know I'm breaking.

Waking up at 6 in the morning wouldn't be so bad if sports didn't take over seven hours of each and every afternoon. I am a zombie; practicing floor routines for more hours than sleep, the only girl in my school who spends more money on hospital bills than shopping for white sheer shirts at the mall…

Social life is too difficult to keep up with. I spend two hours icing and heating my legs, my back, arms, shoulders, neck and abs…”

You have to admire Lindsey for the dedication to her goal. She sacrifices the everyday joys of her teen years. Hopefully, when she looks back, she will say that it was all worth it.

When you look back at all you’ve been sacrificing, will you feel it was worth it? This month, give yourself a break. Take time to just live in the moment. If you do, I guarantee that it’s something you’ll never regret.

While you release yourself to the joys of life, get gymnastic with a Flip Juice. Great summer fun! http://www.webtender.com/db/drink/2692

July 2006

Something is eerily familiar…
Is this déjà vu?

Something is eerily familiar…
Is this déjà vu?

Something is eerily familiar…
OK, I’ll stop torturing you.

Déjà vu is literally French for “already seen.” Swiss Psychologist Arthur Funkhouser researched the phemomon and has broken it down into three types. I know, an analytical Virgo like yourself will appreciate this…

1. Déjà vécu (already lived through) when an experience seems so familiar, you sense what will happen next;

2. Déjà senti (already felt) a feeling you’ve felt before;

3. Déjà visité (already visited) where you get the sense you’ve been in a place before.

It’s an understatement when I say that things have been experiencing at least one of the above when dealing with others. Now it’s time to ask yourself if you’ve been generating your déjà vu experiences.

Are you ready for a different experience? Then try a different approach. Drink something different, too. Have you ever had a Singapore Sling? How about an Elderflower #10?

Let me share just one more theory on déjà vu, courtesy of the outrageously funny comedian George Carlin…

“Vujà dé, or the feeling that somehow, none of this has ever happened before.”

 

June 2006

Ultra-successful Russian-American industrialist Armand Hammer (1898 – 1990) had a personal history that can be described as... very interesting. He earned a medical degree from Columbia University and purchased Occidental Petroleum in 1956 for $120,000, which by 1988 boasted revenues of $20 billion. Very impressive. It is widely believed that he owned Arm & Hammer baking soda; in fact he was amused by this myth and after an unsuccessful attempt to purchase the company, obtained a seat on its board of directors.

But Mr. Hammer also had a rotten side. He killed a man in a drunken brawl and he made illegal campaign contributions which funded Watergate.

Thinking of Mr. Hammer compels me to answer a question you should be asking. What’s that smell? Everything looks good, but something stinks. Ugly thoughts have been cluttering up your refrigerator long enough and it’s time to kick them to the curb. Clean it all out and start fresh.

Consider how to clean house while you alternate between White and Black Russians. And don’t forget to replace that box of baking soda.

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