Columbus Day in U.S.

Did you know…

… that today, besides being Columbus Day in the U.S., is the birthday of Sigourney Weaver (1949)? Sigourney Weaver is an American actress best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series.

Trivia fans: Born Susan Alexandra Weaver, she began using the name “Sigourney Weaver” in 1963 after a minor character (Sigourney Howard) in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby.

Happy birthday, Sigourney!

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Creativity. Random Phrases. My Day.

  1. Back To the Drawing Board Meaning: Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt.  Restarting the Learning Process after a gap. I have found some interesting courses on Udemy about Startups, Funding, Angel investing and others of my interest. 
  2. Burst Your Bubble Meaning: To ruin someone’s happy moment.  Hmmm… some WhatsApps, some SMS, some emails.  do that regularly but I have cut short on all of them to a bare minimum i.e. Responding by a Namaste and rarely with a request to call if at all.  Mails as per Mail Track are averaging 3 per week and that gives me a lot of time to work on my 3 key goals. 
  3. Cry Over Spilt Milk Meaning: It’s useless to worry about things that  already happened and cannot be changed.  Yes this happens. It is true. And it is best to Let go of the past.  
  4. Happy as a Clam Meaning: The state of being happy; feeling delighted.  Preparing speeches, writing articles, keeps busy and happy.  Once the creativity juices are flowing there is no stopping of happiness – it just follows. 
  5. Fish Out Of Water Meaning: Someone being in a situation that they are unfamiliar or unsuited for.  I left a Club last week. I was feeling like a fish out of water as my worth was not respected, people were indulging in groupism and politics.  Best to keep off. 
  6. Quick On the Draw Meaning: Performing an action with the greatest of haste.  My habit of quickest possible withdrawal from situations where I notice personal egos dominating, politics stench starting to form.  I am quick to withdraw – call it draw or my way – with-draw 🙂
  7. Head Over Heels Meaning: Falling deeply in love with another person.  That time is past, those years are gone now. Even the memories are fading – and no use asking doctors for memory booster medicines to get them back as they come with mixed feelings. 
  8. Shot In the Dark Meaning: An attempt that has little chance for success.  No. Not taking unwanted, undue risks. That time is past. Now is time to be calm, quiet and face life and bid the time.  There are some up-ticks and they brighten the day and they are much needed relief. 
  9. Knuckle Down Meaning: Getting sincere about something; applying oneself seriously to a job.  Not job. My goals. Speaking learning, Writing, Learning and certification on Udemy online.  
  10. Fight Fire With Fire Meaning: To retaliate with an attack that is similar to the attack used against you.  My counter attack these days is more engulfed in calmness, composure and I speak quietly, eloquently, confidently and I am well grounded and centred.  

Sarva Pitri Amavasya – Prayer in English

Check the auspiciousness of any day & time

Praying for Mother:

Immortal Mother, my refuge and salvation, I come to you to confess my sins. I deserted you, I did not read your scriptures on the most holy day. Liberate me of my sins, absolve me of these demons. Pass your judgment so I may feel the warmth of your light once more.

Praying for Father

Eternal Father, redeemer of souls, I come before you to confess me sins. I was feeble-minded, I withheld part of the truth when asked for it. Purge me of sin, allow me to mend my ways. Pass judgment upon me so I may be rid of this guilt and live life afresh.