Monday, November 26, 2012

About The End

So...about December 21, 2012. There is a Huge difference between these two symbols. The Mayan calendar counts time by days from one day, month, year to billion and billions of years. They have well over 20 calendars, including the Long Count Calendar which ends the 13th baktun period that started August 11, 3113 BC on December 21, 2012. Again, the current 13 baktun cycle ends on December 21, 2012. However, the new found 17 baktun cycle extends the Maya time line for an additional 1,124 years to the year 3,136 AD. You should note that the dates on certain monuments extend farther into the future, such as the inscription at the site of Pakal’s tomb at Palenque. Pakal’s tomb is inscribed with his birth date plus 20 baktuns to the date of October 13, 4772 AD, which indicates that the Maya had all intention of extending time far into the future. The Mayans were the most advanced in mathematics and astronomy of all the MesoAmerican cultures. All the other cultures borrowed from them. Aztec stone is not a calendar, it is a symbol describing the periods of the 7 suns. There is no time or date associated with the Aztec stone, it is all symbolic. With the Mayans, however, everything is calculated down to days etc., and theirs is the most complex, intricate, meaningful, accurate, interconnected, cosmic, solar, Venus, astrological, outward looking, prophetic calendar ever designed by man.

Dumb Law of the Week: In Tennessee, it is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CD Quest

We returned to Candela, again seeking to buy a CD by the guy who performs there. Normally, he is there on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. He wasn't there this Saturday. The waiter informed us that he is very well known among the Latin community and frequently has concerts at various places around the county. I still don't know his name. The waiter also told us that he lives very close to the guy and he would make an effort to get us a CD. When, and if, that happens, I will be putting some of his music on here.


Dumb Law of the Week: In Rhode Island, it is illegal to throw pickle juice on a trolley.

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


The population of the United States is roughly 312 million. Of that number, approximately 200 million are eligible to vote. Barely more than 100 million voted in this election. That means that only about a half of the eligible population voted. Half of them voted for a man who is a chronic liar, who would say or do anything he thought necessary to get a vote, and with absolutely no moral or ethical sensibility whatsoever! That's who they wanted to be President of the United States! And people wonder what's wrong with this country!

Dumb Law of the Week: In Pennsylvania, "Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes."

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Voting Obama

We voted on Monday (October 29). When we arrived at our polling place (Wilton Manors City Hall) there was quite a line and we almost turned away. But we decided to stick it out, and the line moved more quickly than we had thought it would. We were about half-way there when Dee came over and told us we should have gone to Main (the Main Library) because there were no lines there at all. People evidently thought that because of all the construction, the library was closed. But we stuck it out and finally cast our ballots within an hour of getting into the line. Today I'm seeing online that it's taking up to six hours to vote. Thank you Governor Rick Scott!

I got an invitation in my email for a ticket to see President Barack Obama at the MacArthur High School football stadium on Sunday. It was free to get in but you had to have a ticket. I got one for each of us. Then I decided (wisely as it turns out) that there was no way I could do that. The ticket indicated the event was to take place at 12h30 on Sunday afternoon. Later I saw that it was actually scheduled for 15h40. We lived just a few blocks from there before we moved to our current apartment, so I knew it was a small venue and I wondered why they would choose such a small place for what would be a huge crowd. It was a wise decision on my part to stay away.

Sunday evening we had dinner at Bona Italian Restaurant. We both started with Pasta Fagioli, which ordinarily would have been enough for me, but I followed it with Baked Ziti, while Robb had Eggplant Rollatini. Of course, I could only eat about a third of the ziti and I was surprised that Robb couldn't finish his rollatini, so we both have dinner for another night. That's one of the things I always loved about Bona's, I always get two meals for the price of one!

Dumb Law of the Week: In Hood River, Oregon, it is illegal to juggle without a license.

À la prochaine, mes amis.