Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First Footer

At this time of year it is appropriate to remember the First-Footer. What is that? It is the first human foot that crosses the threshold after midnight on the night between December 31 and January 1. Traditionally the First-Footer is expected to bring into the household a silver coin; a piece of wood or coal; some bread item, perhaps an unsweetened dinner roll, usually baked fairly hard. Gavin remembers being on a BOAC flight with his (two older) children at this season. The airline served up rolls of a type that the kids could have used as cricket balls.
In addition, especially in Scotland, a bottle of whisky is brought.
All the First-Footer items are placed over the lintel of the front door of the dwelling, or over the door which is used most often. The items signify that the home will never lack money, fuel for heat, and food.
Some folklorists note that especially good luck came when a First-Footer was invited to stay at a dwelling where there were unmarried daughters. Presumably this was an old way of widening the gene pool.
You can go first-footing in your neighborhood if you like, or just to the dwelling of your friendly local Witches. Let's not lose these ancient rituals. They mean something even now.

Happy 2013


thirdeyespinning said...

Oh, flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C.
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man I had a dreadful flight
I'm break dancing with the Tsar
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Break dancing with the Tsar
Been away so long I hardly knew the place
Gee it's good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey turn off the cell phone
I'm break dancing with the Tsar
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.
Back in the U.S.
Break dancing with the Tsar
Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out They leave the West behind And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia's always on my mind

Aw come on!
Ho yeah!
Ho yeah!
Ho ho yeah!
Yeah yeah!(oh Scotti you so frosty) big baal(er)

Yeah I'm break dancing with the Tsar
You don't know how lucky you are boys
Break dancing with the Tsar
Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout That Georgia's always on my mind

Oh, show me around your snow-peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy's farm
Let me hear your balalaika's ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm
I'm break dancing with the Tsar
Hey you don't know how lucky you are boys
Break dancing with the Tsar

Greetings Godpappy and Godmother you post reminded of the beatles song "Back in the Ussr" of course I changed the lyrics a bit. I thought it humer(oss) lol your parrell between the hard baked roll and a cricket ball. There is a famous cricket player with one test(tickle) like me we're both nuts and big ballas at the same time(feeling alot like loki today obviously) Lets see today is weddings day so let me think gentle thoughts and I may find my soulmate. Oh yes I received you courses think(thank)tank you. Im working on them as we speak. Love ya mean it. Im thinking of a quote from one of my favorite movies the first not the 57th "Rambo" Sylvester "Sly" Stallone says to the sheriff who ran him out of town into the woods where the sheriff was fool enough to pursue him. Sly held his Athame to the sheriffs throat and said "In your town your the law,out here its me,come at me again and Ill give you a war you wont believe" whew frosty one Sly. Slyvester Stallong first broke into Hollywood after doing a skin flick,well whatever it takes,at least it wasnt a gay porn. Not that I have anything against gays. I could care less if you have sex with a knot in a tree as long as you ask the trees permission. Ill think I will listen to the song "The trees" by the supergroup "Rush" to get a perspective. Then perhaps find a rap song none to profane so I can relate to some of my 18 to 30 year old fans. Love you guys and gals. On to all the haters viewing this blog and hating on my personally. GIVE IN AND LIVE ON directors notes for "The Eeary(Early)Years" the first woman preisdents college experience.copyright@0830 hours EST 01/02/2013

thirdeyespinning said...

"Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea, for the horned god sends the
Baal with wrath, because he knows the time is short...
Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the
horned god for it is a human number, its number is PI=3.14
I left alone my mind was blank
I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind
What did I see can I believe that what I saw that night was real and not just fantasy
Just what I saw in my old dreams were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me
'Cos in my dream it's always there the evil face that twists my mind
and brings me to despair
The night was black was no use holding back 'Cos I just had to see was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist Was this all for real or some kind of hell PI=3.14 the number of the horned god.
Hell and fire was spawned to be release
Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised
As they start to cry hands held to the sky
In the night the fires burning bright
The ritual has begun Baals work is done
PI 3.14 the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight
This can't go on I must inform the law
Can this still be real or just some crazy dream
But I feel drawn towards the cheering chanting hordes
They seem to mesmerise me ... can't avoid their eyes
PI=3.14 the number of the horned god
PI=3.14 the one for you and me
I'm coming back I will return
And I'll possess your body and I'll make you burn
I have the fire I have the force
I have the power to make my movie take it's course...Well about this time you make think Scotti has about lost. Truth be told Im just trying to get my foot(wink) in the door of Hollywood, just being myself, Scotti the Wingnut. Do you no why California will never fall into the ocean(pause a sec) its held down by so many wingnuts. Loki the playfull fire god says goodnight and dont let the fireflies bite Scotti Hubbs creator of "The Early Years" hits a small creativity bump copyright@0313 hours EST 01/03/2013

thirdeyespinning said...

Greetings my friends. My computer abruptly stopped working while I was writing on my friends facebook page so I took this as a sign to jump back over to say hello. Also I had an inkling to say hello to Isaac Bonewits. I know he has passed, but with us in spirit of course, perhaps we will see someone much like him on the physical one day. Well today is Thorsday the day of my birth, so I would like to tell a story when I first saw the movie "Thor" in Austin,TX. I was the bus stop near the theatre and I saw a older blackman in a wheelchair. I asked him "Sir,would you like to see a movie" He responded "I dont have money for that but Ill be getting my check soon" I said "Dont worry about it Ive gotcha covered" We wheeled on over to the theatre and I got the tickets and some refreshments(I had a lil whiskey in my back pack,as usual?) It was a 3D and my friend looked pretty cool with his glasses on. After "Thor"(a great film) was over my friend, rubbed his eyes and said "Man I liked that, I sure did" I rolled my buddy over to the bus stop and we both got on the bus and went our separate ways. Funny I cant remember a whole alot about the movie,partially because the 3D technology was lacking and I actually ended up watching it without the glasses. One part I do remember was when Thor came down to earth and the young girl pointed the taser at him. Thor said "How dare you threaten the mighty Thor" Then the girl shot him with the taser and Thor "Rode The Lightening" and hit the ground. The girl said "He was frrreeekin me out" funny scene. Maybe my friend Craig and I can come up with a simular scene for "The Early Years" the first woman presidents college experience SCENE DEVELOPEMENT COPYRIGHT@1911 hours EST 01/03/2013

thirdeyespinning said...

Exerpt from "Cool Hand Luke" filmed during my birthyear of 1967. One of the best films ever made. Starring our friends Paul Newman and George Kennedy

Captain: You gonna get used to wearing them chains after a while, Luke. Don't you never stop listening to them clinking, they gonna remind you about what I been saying for your own good.

Luke: I wish you'd stop being so good to me, Captain.

Captain: Don't you ever talk that way to me. (pause, then hitting him) NEVER! (Luke rolls down hill; to other prisoners) What we've got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men

This film is of the redemptive genre which some see as a parallel to Jesus Christs journey and also seen in the "Star Wars" trilogy. This reminds me of an old friend Randall K. Maxwell who has of late received his cinematography degree from Regent University in Va Beach where we both lived for a time. Even though we are of different religeons, Randy, Christian and myself Wiccan, we love and respect each other. I think Craig Newkirk and Randy would like one another. They have some of the same humor. Even though Randall is a ordained Paster, he seems like the same ole Randy to me. I think its important to know your heritage, your culture, and remember who your friends are or were. Because everyone is on the Karmic Wheel .DIRECTORS NOTES FROM "THE EARLY YEARS" the first woman presidents college experience. copyright@2030 hours EST 01/03/2013

thirdeyespinning said...

Nicely put Alison in lesson #1 if you take away all the zeros from the begining and add the numbers together you come up with the number 66 continuing to add the two 12 then you are left with 3(there is a simular formula in Nuclear Fusion) The number three can represent many things. Three wise men.The Holy Trinity. I type of triangulation such is found in Aeronautics. One sec while I wiki pedia the number three. On second thought I would like to leave this post as Craig may see it. He catches the first wave of the set and quickly paddles out to catch the third. Winning the ESA Masters Championship.CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT for Nicholas Frost in "The Early Years" the first woman presidents college experience. Nicholas Frost is a Nuclear Physicist, Politician, Black Belt, and Champion Surfer. copyright@1151 hours EST 01/04/2013

This is from a post I put on my Buddy Craig Newkirks facebook page
regarding a friend Alisons previous post.

Lesson # 1:

* U.S. Tax revenue $ 2,170,000,000,000

* Fed budget: $ 3,820,000,000,000

* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000

* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000

* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:

* Annual family income: $ 21,700.

* Money the family spent: $ 38,200.

* New debt on the credit card: $ 16,500.

* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $ 142,710.

* Total budget cuts so far: $ 38.50

I might be in Florida(winks) for Beltane to see you on the physical. Of course we are always together in spirit. If I ever win any award for this movie I will dedicate to our family and you know this to be true.

True story.There once was a Barbie Doll when you pulled her string she said "I dont like math" until a femanzi(Soar Rhee Lokis awake) femanist group sued and the Mattel Corp. pulled the plug on further production.Was that your femanazi group Jo or was it Gavins. IMLAO. "Dammit Loki your going to get me blown away again" "Well Thor ya big lug cant I have fun in your world" says Loki. Thor says "Whew I need a break Im going to go meditate? with my firegoddess" Thor looks around and sees her waiting patiently in the chair playing the Harp and he flys across the room and says "Brace yourself Brigid Im coming in"CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT for "The Early Years" the first woman presidents college experience. copyright@1217 hours EST 01/04/2013