march-20th

Tonight is the Full Crow Moon also known as the Worm Moon and the Sap Moon. Called the Crow Moon for the cawing crows that signal the end of winter. As the earth thaws worms start to appear. And it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.

As we move to Ostara, the Spring Equinox on March 20th when both day and night are at equal length we are reminded to find our own inner balance. focus inward toward inner wisdom and self analysis.

This Full Moon is about cultivating and growing, just as the Suns energy and nature is doing. Plant the seeds of new ventures now, plan for the future, think about what it is you want and need and set about putting a plan into action. Use this month for magical workings related to rebirth and regrowth. New life is blooming during this phase of the moon, as is prosperity and fertility.

The Full Moon always illuminates our inner feelings and desires, so emotions can be quite raw and enhanced. The Full Moon is in the sign of Virgo. This means we may be over critical of ourselves and of others, try not to see the bad in everything instead look for the good. The Virgo sign is also a very practical sign so use it’s energy for getting jobs done that you have been putting off for a while. Tackle any problems and bring them to an end.

This Full Moon brings light to whatever was hidden in the darkness or buried within the subconscious such as emotional pain or our deepest desires, but once awareness happens you are able to make realistic changes. Our emotional levels move like strong turbulent waves in the Ocean during high tide for some during this Full Moon in Virgo. Emotional reactions may be strong, energies may feel irritable or uptight, but don’t worry this will pass. We are amidst great times of transformation which are heralding major new beginnings. Change isn’t always easy or comfortable and it’s constant, so we must strive to keep our balance during these changing tides.

Let the energy of this Full Moon wash over you and cleanse your spirit, use it to heal you both emotionally and physically. Let the moonlight bathe and sooth you, body and soul. Seek a balance of light and dark and see the truth in your life however much it may hurt, only then can we do something about it. The best use of this Full Moon can be about harnessing the potential for self-adjustments, inner work and healing.

Have a blessed Full Moon, may the Goddess watch over you.

Ken:Day 2015 International Birthday Projects

Here are the international birthday projects so far! We will update as we find more. 

KEN: 100 SONGS

Write a list of songs you would like to hear Ken sing. Write a birthday message to Ken. (closes March 20th)

Ken Wink Project

Tweet Ken a wink selfie on his birthday with the hashtags #happykenday #kenwinkproject

Please suggest more if you find some!

Q & Answer: Where Do I Find Wide Shoes?

Jason asks: I have wide feet.  Flipper wide.  My comfortable shoe size varies between makers, but my most comfortable dressy shoes have been Rockports in a 9.5 EEEE, and my best 9only) athletic shoes have been from New Balance.

(I also wear Five Fingers shoes, but they tend to be a little long in the toes.)

Finding shows that fit me is very difficult.  Can you suggest strategies for finding sellers of shoes that will fit the shape of my feet?

There was a time when just about any shoe store on Main Street, USA had a full width run of all its sizes. As the 20th century marched on, sadly, this stopped being the case. Whether you have wide feet like Jason or (like me) narrow feet, it’s now kind of a hassle to find shoes that fit.

For wide feet, you’ve already found a great solution for athletic shoes. New Balance carry a full width range. If you’re looking for other options, a big shoe site like Zappos will allow you to search by width. New Balance is likely to end up being your best bet though, if like Phife Dog, you want to avoid a narrow path.

It can be a little trickier for dress shoes. While most of the British brands have slightly wider standard widths, their wide widths can be tough to come by in the US, and every brand uses a different width sizing system. Some mark wide sizes E, some G, some other confusing stuff. You can take a blind stab at mail order, but your best bet for English shoes is likely a specialist store.

Luckily, the two leading American brands both offer wide sizes. The easiest to find is likely Allen-Edmonds, who offer very wide widths. If you visit an Allen-Edmonds store, or a customer-service-oriented retailer like Nordstrom, they’ll likely be willing to order sizes they don’t have in stock for you to try on, and they may even have very wide sizes in stock.

Of course, there’s also used or made-to-measure. Used shoes aren’t for everyone, but when buying unusual sizes there’s often little competition, so deals (while infrequently available) can be had. Made-to-measure is expensive, but can accomodate a tough to fit foot.

Upcoming eclipses.

It’s been so quiet on the energy front lately or maybe it’s just me, i’ve been feeling like i’m in my own pregnancy bubble lol. Anyway Eclipse season is coming and on the same day as the Vernal Equinox! Talk about a way to birth New Beginnings into Spring,  March 20th. Total Solar Eclipse 

followed by Total Lunar Eclipse April 4th 

Hey! Between the 20th of March and the 3rd of April there will be a limited release of Senpai Club gachapon available at two Tokyo locations tying in with the DVD release!

There are 12 items total: 6 pins and 6 acrylic straps, all with original designs.

The locations are:
- ROBOTROBOT AKIHABARA RADIO KAIKAN http://www.robotrobot.com/hub/akb.html

- ROBOTROBOT NAKANO BROADWAY No.3 http://www.robotrobot.com/hub/map.html

Term:
- 3/20(金)~4/2(木) 初日開店時間より販売開始(秋葉原10時~、中野12時~)

Spring Is Almost Here! Some Quick Tips For Getting In The Spirit Of Springtime.

Hi cuties! As you may or may not know, the first day of Spring is only a short time away, March 20th! Today I wanted to share with you some tips & exciting things to look forward to. Hopefully this will help you get in the Spring spirit after the long Winter! 

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"Close Enough to Pretend," 2015, oil/canvas

One of a dozen new pieces headed to the Woodman/Shimko Gallery in Palm Springs, CA for a show that opens on March 20th.

Persona Rarepair week! (March 16th to 20th)

So, me and mitsurusasayama had the idea of putting together a Persona rarepair week, sort of like those Dangan Ronpa rarepair weeks but, this rarepair week focuses on rarepairs from the Persona series.

What is a rarepair you may ask? Well, A rarepair is a term for a pairing or ship that is rare in a fandom. It is not featured in many fanworks, or may be numerous in size but make up a only small proportion of the overall total. A rare pair may be canon but is often not. Some pairings may be shipped by a lot of fans but be uncommon in fanworks. A rarepair may be a fan’s OTP or just shipped on the side.

Some examples of rarepairs in Persona are: Chie/Kanji, Rise/Yukari or Tatsuya/Minato.

There will be a theme for every day of the week, make sure to put your contributions in the #personararepairweek tag if you are going to be participating!

The themes will be:
Day 1: Your rarepair in matching shirts
Day 2: Your rarepair kissing
Day 3: Your rarepair sleeping together
Day 4: Your rarepair going on a date together
Day 5: Your rarepair getting married
Day 6: Your rarepair cosplaying their favourite characters
Day 7: a theme of your choice!


Get drawing/writing everyone! :D I look forward to seeing everyones contributions to Persona rarepair week!

March 5 Full Moon Reading! ~💖🌕☕🌟✨

On this ~ beautiful ~ full moon, it is time to let go of everything you’ve been carrying. You’re being weighted down with lower energies - like guilt, anger, resentment and unforgiveness - none of which are serving your highest good. You have an excellent opportunity in this lunar cycle (from now until March 20th) to release from the tired, stagnant attachments to people, places or situations that interfere with your wellbeing. This is your new beginning. Make it count!

Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, and into exciting adventures that feed the passions of your spirit. By changing up the status quo, and traveling to new spaces and frames of mind, you will notice opportunities that you never saw before ~ ones that make you feel joyful, energized and inspired.

Remember, the Universe provides infinite possibilities for abundance, love, bliss and health. The choice to harness them is yours! 💖🌕😘🎆

Blessings and bliss,
~ Gypsy ~

OK MAKING IT OFFICIAL

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 IS MY 20th BIRTHDAY

BUT IT ALSO IS THE DAY OF WRESTLEMANIA 31

SO AT 7EST 4PST, I WILL BE STREAMING WRESTLEMANIA AND YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO JOIN ME TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY AND THIS GIANT SHITFEST. 

A BIRTHDAY TINYCHAT AFTER IS A POSSIBILITY, BUT WE SHALL SEE WHEN THE TIME COMES.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE.

Isabella of Parma, the first wife of Joseph II.

They were married when she was 18, on October 6th, 1760. Joseph was extremely happy with his new bride, and quickly fell in love with her. Isabella suffered from an obsession with the idea of dying young, after her mother had died a year before the marriage. As such, she would often isolate herself from her husband, out of fear of physical intimacy leading to pregnancy, convinced it was going to kill her.

After a difficult first pregnancy, she gave birth to their only child to survive past infancy, Maria Theresa, on March 20th, 1762.

Isabella suffered a miscarriage in August of that same year, and a second one in January of 1763. She became pregnant again quickly, but contracted smallpox and gave birth three months premature to a daughter, Maria Christina, who died hours after birth. Isabella herself died a week later, and Joseph never fully recovered from her death.

There’s an intoxicating warmth and spellbinding quality to Mideau’s luscious music. New single Feet To The Sun exemplifies that to the max. It’s a swirly, synthy song that, though spirited, carries a languid, haunting atmosphere. Feet To The Sun is as its name implies, a nostalgia driven, dreamy gem that seems to glisten in rays of sunlight from summery days long gone. The song is the lead single off the Utah duo’s self titled debut album, due out April 21st. Mideau will be performing at SXSW on Friday, March 20th, at the Trophy Club.

CityCop are heading out on the road once again in support of their recently released EP titled “Loner” and doing a few dates with FERO LUX. Check out the dates below to see if they are coming to a city near you!

March 17th - Akron, OH @ It’s A Kling Thing
March 19th - Kanas City, MO @ El Torreon
March 20th - Austin, TX @ Meatspin SXSW
March 21st - Austin, TX @ Ground Floor Booking SXSW
March 22nd - Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
March 23rd - Hattiesburg, MS @ The Porn House
March 24th - Panama City, FL @ A & M Theatre*
March 25th - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn*
March 26th - Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor*
March 27th - Athens, OH @ The Smiling Skull Saloon*
March 28th - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto*
March 29th - Erie, PA @ Conjunction Junction*
March 31st - Kent, OH @ The Outpost

* - w/ FERO LUX