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Armistice Day

I learned a new term - armistice. Armistice Day is today. So Veterans Day (which also is today) got changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 here in the US. In many other countries today is called Remembrance Day.
Armistice - an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.
Today 100 years ago on November 11 2018 at 11 AM World War One between the Allies and Germany ended. The treaty was signed in a railway car. Really? WOW. Today world leaders gathered in Paris to talk, walk through cemeteries, sign stuff, chat about the political climate, have lunch, pose for pics and some decided not to participate in some events.....I am not sure what to make of that. Come on now, don't let some rain stop the spirit! Even Femen made a topless appearance, they are very brave those Femen members. I think I would had trampled through the crowds to give Putin a long hug. And of course forced him to pose for at least six or seven pics with me, cheek to cheek....you have to make sure to take several pics in case a few are subpar.
I agree with Macron, world peace is worth fighting for. I hope that something good comes out of today's gathering in Paris. Can these adults, supposedly educated adults in very important positions, voted for by the people of their countries come to some sort of understanding that will benefit humanity and this planet? If a few of them are tired and over it, which I don't blame them for, I am volunteering to fill in for a few years and then I will probably be tired and over it as well. I speak several languages fluently (I guarantee you that I can outdo Melania in that department), I look amazing in designer clothes, although I will keep it more modest and represent a style that takes animals and the environment into consideration.
No need for high end couture when people are starving. I would also be very involved and hands on in certain issues, I believe in being of service when you are a leader of a country.
Some designer stiletto heels won't allow me to participate the right way.
I also understand that it is problematic to fight for world peace when crazy fundamentalists murder others for no reason whatsoever.....fighting for peace is not easy although it should be. Does anybody want war really? Then again, when I hear of female genital mutilation, masses of crazy men screaming and demanding that a woman should die for committing "blasphemy" (whatever the hell THAT means), people that are cruel to animals, people that hurt children, men that rape, idiots in general - world peace is far from my mind. I want people like that gone, eradicated.
I too spent a bit of time thinking about the horrors of war and the people that died and suffered through it. I drove to a park here in town and stood there for a while, all alone.







And speaking of veterans....there was ANOTHER mass shooting this week. They happen so often, like almost weekly that I think people are getting desensitized to them. A veteran with PTSD decided to shoot and kill some people. Again. There will be media coverage, urges to pray for the victims and then nobody will care anymore, except the morning families and friends left behind, until next time.
Kind of strange that one victim that died in last weeks shooting was present in last year's Las Vegas shooting but survived then and two people that also survived the Vegas shooting died in a car accident a few weeks later.





Everybody seems to have PTSD or some other form of mental issue that they are medicating themselves for with either prescribed drugs or something they get from the local drug dealer, or they booze it up on a regular. Where are the SOBER people? HELLO??! Is it so freakin' difficult to be sober? I am sober and I think it would had been way more difficult not to be sober on a daily basis but perhaps I am mistaken on that one. Maybe it is easier just to be fucked up on a regular, easier to deal with your own life maybe.
For the first time ever I am thinking to have a concealed weapon on me so I can be prepared, at least stand a chance when some crazy person decides to have some sort of a fit.
Because after over one week in Portland I decided that there are cray people everywhere.
I used to own a gun, a GLOCK with an extended magazine but someone stole it from me.
Kept it and didn't give it back to me. That would be stealing right? Yes, it is, I just looked it up, "Withholding property belonging to another person with the intent to permanently deprive them of the property is stealing." That makes you a thief and a pathetic scumbag....YOU the person that unlawfully kept my property. I bet you are still reading here and salivating. Barf.
Anyhow.....world peace. Perhaps possible one day. Think positive! I will try to do a few good deeds this coming week to make this world a better place. We can all do something.

Meh

Did you have a fun and scary Halloween?



So I wanted to go to four haunted houses in Portland for Halloween but ended up going to two. First of all I got here a day later than I planned on initially, then I decided that one of them (Milburn's Haunted Mansion) was too far away. Then another one, The 13th Door had "Flashlight Terror" night one of the nights I wanted to go, meaning dark and since I already did a dark one and was disappointed I skipped on that.
I went to Fearlandia one night and it was OK. Not great and not bad.....just OK. I also went to House Of Shadows which is a full contact one, meaning the "actors" can grab, shove and throw you around = FUN! Last year that one was my fave out of the haunted houses I went to so I was very much looking forward to it this year. The night I went they had a "Blackout" meaning all you got was an inch long glow stick and you were thrown into the darkness, literally. It started out great, I had to crawl through a narrow tunnel with zero visibility but after that it was kind of MEH. It seemed like they thought that the darkness was scary enough and all they did was grab you and scream in your face, not enough effort and not enough scary visuals. I wont 't do a dark haunted house again. Last year the regular House Of Shadows was much better. Besides "Blackout" House Of Shadows also had a scary topless burlesque haunt but I have seen thousands of titties and I have zero interest in gawking at those.





I did find all this change while waiting in line one evening....I get super excited when I find change, even a penny. Also, check out my blood blister on my finger! I never had one of those before.



Such pretty colors this time of year.



A view.



I just finished my latte here at Prosperity Pie Shoppe. I am staying in Portland for a few more days.



DJ At The Astro Lounge

The other night a friend of mine had an event at a place called the Astro Lounge. The event she put on was called Vampyres and Visions and I DJed from 9-2. There was also a fashion show by Ara Star, a belly dancing performance by Amirah and a hip hop performance by Gainon and Northorn Lights. It was pretty chaotic leading up to the event, putting it all together but once there things went smoothly. Anyhow....a five hour DJ set definitely felt a bit different than an one hour set at Burning Man. But it was FUN! The place was packed for a while and people were dancing, it started thinning out a bit after 1 and I realized that I should had had more dance music.....house music all night long!



With Ara.....the person that made it all happen.



Some songs that I really like....David Guetta "Just A Little More Love" and Danny Tenaglia "From Here To Eternity".



DK8 "Murder Was The Bass".



Vampyres & Visions

Tonight - Vampyres & Visions.



I will be DJing the whole night from 8 - 2. There will be a bellydancer and a hip hop performance as well. Fang-tastic!



Snippets From Work

I get bored easy....especially at work. I am super impatient and need things to happen. And I hate being bored at work but it happens more than often. When I worked at the cafe in Vegas I would be so bored at times that I thought I would crawl out of my skin but I had to contain myself. At the club I can basically do whatever I want when bored.....read, take a nap, sing loudly, talk and laugh with my friends. And take pictures. Here are some snippets from work.
We had cake. It was the clubs's 19th anniversary. Since I am planning on working here until I am at least 80 I will be here for many more anniversaries. Yeay!



Forget about Monday Night Football and whatever other lame sport you sit at home watching while half asleep. We have KOOTER BALL! And you can win a growler when you play! What is kooter ball? You have to come in to see it and participate of course. It is only one of us that does the kooter ball, she is the sole inventor of it. I think she should go on Shark Tank with her kooter ball game and see if one of the sharks would be willing to invest some serious money in this fun sport and then kooter ball would be played all over the US.



And speaking of kooter. Last week a group of drunk women came into the club.
Typical sloppy behavior, pulling out their tits that nobody wanted to see and asking us dancers to show our “kooters”. I asked the one that was loudly demanding to see some “kooter” if that is what she calls her lady parts? Kooter? Like what do you have down there? Roadkill? I asked her that, if she had roadkill underneath her skirt and told her that none of us dancing that night had any kooters to air out for her. I suggested that she pull out her own kooter and show it to her friends. Of course as the night progressed they managed to fall off the chairs because of too much to drink and left with a couple of dudes they made friends with in the club. Classy! Actually, not many of the girls I dance with would behave that way when out and about….it’s usually non dancers that pull that shit (I can think of one I used to know who is not a dancer anymore that WOULD get drunk and out of control like that when going out, often together with her non dancer buddies that would act just as bad. I am sure she has showed off her demeanor in every bar on the Kenai Peninsula by now).
Yes….I love to joke around and my jokes are pretty colorful (if you ever had the pleasure to hear them) but I would never go into a strip club and yell at the dancers to show me various body parts just because I happen to be there sitting at the stage with some dollars out. Barf.

This Sally Hansen spray is used by many dancers all over, it's almost a staple. It comes in different shades and some girls spray down their whole body before their shift. It makes you look darker (fake tan) and hides things like cellulite, body zits and ingrown hairs. I stopped using self tanners a long time ago. I am just pale now.



Some new kind of VAGINE spray, Queen V. #MAINTAINYOURV
I do not think that VAGINE sprays are necessary, a shower daily when working works for me.





So we have a wheel now, kind of like the wheel of fortune. But the wheel is, according to me, NOT FUN. Look at it.....
A free admission and loose change from the VIP sofa plus some other just as boring options.



So I decided to make it more FUN! :-D



Here is a closer view.



It is called HUMOR! But my contribution got taken down. Not appropriate I guess.

EDIT - Last night Desi told me that a dancer fell off the stage face first into the wheel and got a cut on her forehead. There was some blood gushing. Exciting!



One Winning Ticket

I attempted to become mega rich but it didn't work.....I had one winning ticket, a whopping $4! You can't win if you don't play right? If I would ever become very wealthy, even somewhat rich I would do a lot of good for others. I don't need much to be happy. And I like giving.

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White pumpkins are pretty. They are called ghost pumpkins. Speaking of ghosts.....Halloween (my FAVE season) is just around the corner. I am going to Portland next week and I have four haunted houses on my list to visit. FUN!



I have used rice water on my hair twice in a week. Rice water contains starch which supposedly is good for your hair. I have gradually lost so much hair, I am a bit sad over that. My hair is long but I don't want long and thin hair. My hair used to be so thick and healthy.
I suspect that the thinning has to do with coloring, I need to stop using the lighter shades I have been using. So years ago I allowed somebody to color my hair and she, although a hair dresser used a shade lighter than my natural color although that is not what I wanted.
That was the first and last time somebody besides myself put color in my hair. So after that I stuck with the lighter shade, which is about a 9 (light blonde) and sometimes I have been mixing in a 10 (very light blonde). Well, I think it is time to stop that and let my hair get a bit darker. I think I am about an 8 (medium blonde), perhaps as dark as a 7 (dark blonde). If that makes sense to you, if you color your hair you probably know what I am talking about.
For now I will stick to demi permanent when I color my hair, I have grey hair in certain areas, not all over (yet) and that is why I color my hair. In case you wonder, I started getting grey hair early.....around 18.



Shishito peppers.....so yummy! I fry them up in olive and sesame oil and dust them with spices. It's like eating candy.



When they have croissant doughnuts at Backporch I have to have one. They are so yummy, especially with the raspberry frosting.



I saw A Star Is Born . I only go to the movies once in a while and since I heard so many people say they absolutely loved this movie I decided to go see it. Yes, it is good but not great. Although the acting by Bradley Cooper (that also directed the movie) and Lady Gaga is excellent. Very impressive actually.



And I am DJing this Saturday at the Astro Lounge. DJ SuperNova - that's me. :-)
SuperNova was my chat name a loooooong time ago when I first got a computer, a huge desktop Hewlett-Packard. I used to chat with my friend Caesar about raves and music.
Caesar was my dance buddy at raves. He is a photographer now, this is his Insta.
www.instagram.com/caesarsebastian


What Does A Life Mean In The Grand Scheme Of Things

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is despicable and that is only one word to describe it. The stories made up by the Saudis to what happened to the journalist are simply shameful. For Donald Trump to say that the explanation that Khashoggi was involved in some sort of a fistfight scuffle was "credible" was not right and made me feel really bad for the victim and his family and the loved ones left behind. The man was murdered. No doubt about it even before the confession that took a while to surface. It is sickening that barbaric acts like these are overlooked when money and power are involved. Yes….oil and weapons. Big money. What does a life mean in the grand scheme of things? Where will these weapons end up once produced and shipped? Will some of these weapons (a several billion dollar affair) end up pointing towards the US one day? Most likely. Human rights completely brutalized? Who cares?
I feel that the people in the US who back the current President in everything he says and does, ONLY because he is their President are just as blind as the people who followed other leaders in past history that did wrong. You have to be able to look critically at political leaders of the world, criticize and question them when you feel that they say or do something you feel is unethical and wrong.
I feel that Trump’s initial statements about the Saudi explanation to Khasoggi’s fate were inappropriate. Yes, I am aware of that he did say more on the topic since. Perhaps he was being diplomatic?
I also think that his most recent exchange with Stormy Daniels, calling her “Horseface” and then Stormy responding calling him “tiny” are an embarrassment for the President of the USA to be involved in. Not to mention the First Lady. I bet he didn’t call Stormy horse face back in the day when they supposedly slept together. I do not think that Trump randomly decided to gift her with $130 000, in this case I do think that Stormy’s story is closer to the truth. And Avenatti saying that Trump was busy romancing other ladies while Melania was at home with little baby Barron is probably not too far from the truth either. What adults do in their marriages is their business but I do not like hypocrites. If you are going to preach about high morals, abortion and act like you are so free of fault then cheating on your wife is probably not a good idea. But hey…..all kinds of “moral” people do some highly immoral things. Like all the priests that molest children for example.
In Bulgaria another raped and murdered journalist - Viktoria Marinova. She was a young journalist who happened to be writing about alleged corruption in Bulgaria, her country. Corruption in Bulgaria? Unheard of right? Whether she was murdered due to her work or not, I do not know. Of course the suspect in custody denies that this had anything to do with her profession. But yes….an innocent woman murdered and raped. For what? What does a life mean in the grand scheme of things?
If somebody is being too difficult, bringing forth issues that were swept under the rug, insists on investigating and searches for the truth is it easier to just get rid of them and silence them forever.
Journalists and media staff killed in 2018? 72. Hundreds have died so far. Source, the International Federation of Journalist.
www.ifj.org



Exodus

We left Burning Man Monday September 3 in the morning, exodus took about two hours. Not bad.



Reality had arrived - Burning Man was over for this time. I hope to be back at Black Rock City next year!



The theme for 2019 is Metamorphoses. It's just perfect. ❤️
“Omnia mutantur, nihil interit”
(Everything changes, nothing perishes)
― Ovid, Metamorphoses

“Energy can be transformed from one form to another, but can be neither created nor destroyed.”
― 1st Law of Thermodynamics



Pic borrowed from burningman.org
Read all about the Burning Man theme for next year here
https://journal.burningman.org/2018/10/philosophical-center/the-theme/burning-man-2019-metamorphoses/

Light



The last night at Burning Man after Planet Earth was done I took my time biking home through the Playa.....I wanted to take it all in one last time before getting back to the RV and going to sleep. I knew that after a few hours of rest it would be time to get ready and return to reality.
So I came across this light and thought my bike looked kind of nice in the different shapes the light made.....and then I thought I would put my face in the light and snap a few selfies. I am not going to anger you with putting up all 20 of them (you know me, I am myself my biggest fan) but here are a few. This is the face of one week at the dusty Black Rock City on a bike.....no make up and all those filters people use to distort their real face - just bliss.









Burning Man 2018 Continued

I am not quite done with my Burning Man pictures yet.....so here is Burning Man 2018 continued.....ENJOY!
Starting my days off at Center Camp figuring out what I am in the mood for by looking in the What Where When book.



The Temple this year was called Galaxia.
"Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity."
From burningman.org
I did not go inside the Temple, way too emotional. But I took some pictures of course.
The Temple was beautiful.





I missed my beautiful Chhaya so very much, she was on my mind. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
I LOVE YOU CHHAYA .





I talked to God as usual.....God was a woman.



I watched this man that looked like a scary movie butcher carve impressive ice sculptures to some really good house music beats illuminated by a large disco ball - only at Burning Man!



One afternoon me and Mckenzie took a bunch of pics together, here are some of them.













Let's never go back!



One evening when I DJ'd I wore a very appropriate shirt with John Bender all over it
(The Breakfast Club).



Happy.



Last night close to 4 AM at Planet Earth. The music had stopped.....no more until next year!



I totally agree with this.....when some random dude (it's always a man) comes up and tells me (or other women) to smile. WTF? Go away please. Do men tell other men they don't know to smile too?



I came across this somewhere way out on the Playa.