Learn Something New Every Day
I’ve learned some new things recently and thought I’d fill you in on my little tidbits:
1. I was recently chatting with a coworker who breeds koi fish. She told me that koi fish can live for over 200 years! I was in shock. Yes, they can live for centuries with common life expectancies being in the 25-30 year range.
That’s a far cry from any of the fish I had growing up in which a “long life” was anything more than a month before they
were flushed down the toilet had a burial at sea.
My coworker told me that they have personalities, they will “come” to her as she walks along the edges of her pond, and that there are champion bloodlines and that people pass koi fish down through the generations. I had no idea!
2. I realized it’s a full moon on June 15th (t0morrow).
I have previously posted before about Full Moons but thought I’d touch on it for new readers and remind everyone that if things seem a little off the next few days, the moon may be to blame.
During a Full Moon, the world is filled with excess prana, or life force energy. Technological or mechanical glitches are notorious during Full Moons. Computer problems, car problems, appliances breaking.
For example, during this month’s full moon my ice maker in my fridge broke and the next month during a full moon my microwave broke.
Those who are traditional yogis don’t tend to practice during full moons because although we feel we “have tons of energy” to practice, it’s not a calm and centered energy. It’s more of a manic, chaotic energy and we are prone to emotional upset like crying or feeling very uncerented if we practice when the moon is full.
Conversely, during new moons where there is excess apana (downward pulling energy) we don’t typical practice because we are much more heavy-filling, sluggish, tired, and just don’t have the uplifting energy to sustain a nice practice.
But full moons are not all about glitches and insomnia and excess energy. Many people believe that Full Moons are a time of good luck and good fortune.
3. I’ve learned that Peanut Sauce makes everything better.
Peanut Sauce Baked Tofu is one such example.
4. I recently came to the realization that photography + writing + food is going to play a significant role in my life. And things keep happening that are guiding me down this path even farther. And I am so happy about it!
5. I learned that it’s possible to eat Chocolate every day, in some form, and never really tire of it. Or of cookie dough.
From my last post, Blogging 104, I am glad that it was helpful and many of you told me you were extra excited to see the post pop up in your ‘Reader. Thanks for telling me that.
I always wonder if certain posts will be a bore-fest for the non-bloggers who are readers, but it’s only one post and for those of you who are bloggers, new bloggers, or contemplating starting a blog, I’m glad I can shed some light on things you had questions about such as running giveaways or receiving free products.
1. Did you know that about Koi Fish?
I am still shocked! But that helps explain why koi fish are a popular tattoo. They live on for centuries, have personalities, and there is so much deep meaning associated with them; as is the case with tattoos.
2. What have you learned recently?
I’ve also learned that I need to push back from my desk chair and go enjoy a nice run!
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