Saturday, July 25, 2009

Time to get up, Francessa . . . it's your birthday!

Note: This is a video of a PowerPoint presentation. In order to be able to read all slides you must make them full screen (click button on bottom farthest right). Once the presentation is full screen you will be the operator of the slides. Click the large arrow bottom left to start, and pause to read the text. To continue you will need to advance to the next slide by clicking on the small double-arrows pointing right.

As it is already Sunday, July 26, in Vienna - where Francessa is waking up to her birthday, I'm posting this now. Francessa shares her birthday with Carl Gustav Jung. The video shows us a little of what made Jung tick. To see what makes Francessa tick visit her blog, Francessa's Thinking.

I hope every hour of this day is splendid for you, my friend.



Stephen Baird said...

hello lydia,
cool blog. i will be in reno on the next trip ... not sure if it will be days or nights. it's going to be another long haul just short of 3000 miles of driving. as soon as i get it figured out, i will post the map that i will drive.
take care.
nikonsniper steve

JonathanAquino said...

Just last night, a friend of mine -- a girl -- kidded me about forgetting her birthday. I told her I didn't, because July 22 is also the feast day of Mary Magdalene, who, I said, is the Jesus' wife etc., so you can just imagine how Knights Templar-ish my gift evasion was. The afternoon before that, strangely, I was watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on Cinemax -- a film about the Holy Grail.

Thank you so much about AuthorStream (I wouldn't have known about it if it weren't for you), although I'm in the process of streamlining 2Rivers -- to make it load and respond faster -- just like, say, the Google search page.

Are you by any chance a bit interested in Filipino pop culture? I wrote a nifty overview -- in the context of Jung's theories, if you can imagine. It's called, aptly, enough, Forever Jung
. Thank you and more power.

PS: I'll drop by Francesca's, is that okay?

Hattie said...

Words of wisdom, indeed.
I did not know about this power point feature. Very cool.

Robin said...

What a wonderful video / slide show.
I always like to look to / for the positive. Sticking to the negative is always a downer. :-)
Thanks for sharing this....
Have a beautiful day

francessa said...

Lydia, thank you so much for your post and your wishes. What a nice surprise! It's past midnight here, and the first quiet minute in a long and exciting day. And as always, this wonderful blog here is the first place to visit online.

It was a beautiful day here in the Alps near the big lake and I spent a great birthday. It's over now, and this is a relief, too! :-)

Lydia said...

@Stephen- I'll check out your map, then. I'm sure you'd want to take a picture of a 40th class reunion in Reno, right? I am kidding. I'm dreading the 500-mile drive twice to get there and back, and can't imagine all the driving you do...but you get the most awesome photos!

@Jonathan- I sure hope you do stop by to visit Francessa!
Yes, I am def. interested in Filipino pop culture and I'll come by to read your piece.
That is so cool that you'll be able to incorporate AuthorStream into 2Rivers in some way.

@Hattie- Yes, I read them over many times yesterday...
AuthorStream is one of those things I just happened upon as a result of looking for Jungian type info for Francessa's birthday. It's a fantastic resource.

@Robin- Thank you for affirming my belief that we need to be positive, especially when we aren't feeling that way (which describes me at the time I did the post). "Act As If" really is a powerful mantra.

@Francessa Birthday Girl- Oh, to celebrate a birthday in the Alps near a big lake.......that sounds just heavenly and certainly the kind of birthday you deserved. On to a great year.

Erika C. said...

Hi Lydia!

I couldn't find the dodo club badge on your blog. Was there a problem with moving it?


Lydia said...

@Erika- Oh, it's there! I have it way down at the end of the page with my awards. You just have to scroll down further than where you think it all ends...and, surprise, there's more. It's really cute and you did a great job with it.

La Belette Rouge said...

My favorite Jung quote is "One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness visible." I did over 11 years of Jungian analysis and as of yet not all of my darkness is visible.;-)

Lydia said...

@La Belette Rouge- Thanks for that wonderful quote by Jung. It sure makes sense to me. Something you wrote at your blog keyed me into the fact that you'd had numerous years of Jungian analysis. I find that phenomenal.....and enviable.

Erika C. said...

Dear Lydia,

I am glad I gave you something to think about (in my birthday blog). For me it has taken deliberate effort to create this in my life-the effort to believe that I am worth it and the courage (and trust in others) to create it.

This is just really starting to happen for me this year.

Believe me, I do know what you mean.




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