My new website!

So, I'm pretty excited. I finally bought my own domain, and I'm actually hosting something on it! Yup, you guessed it! My portfolio! Pretty psyched. :) Right now it's kinda a placeholder until I actually design a regular website and put it up there, but hey! my work is visible and online. Many thanks to Andrew for helping set it up.

Also, I found out today that I'm getting a Blackberry! The Pearl 8130. I should be getting it tomorrow - or definitely by Friday! Exciting. I never thought I'd be able to get a Blackberry, so when my stepdad told me that it was in the list of phones I could upgrade to on our plan, I jumped on it.

Time for bed - I've got to brainstorm for a Vaseline campaign with my girls - go team Komoma!


Dream Interpretation

So I looked up what whales symbolize in dreams, and it looks good! :)

As found on inoutstar.com:

"A whale in your dream usually bears a positive significance, as the large water dwelling mammal represent your power and strength, your razor-sharp intuition, intelligence, your sense of spirituality and high level of awareness and perceptiveness. Besides these, the whale may also stand for your emotional and spiritual energy.

For instance, depending on the context in which you see the whale in your dream, you can interpret the emotional and psychological environment surrounding you everyday. If you see an aggressive whale in turbulent ocean waters, this means that the emotional and psychological environment in your everyday life is not the most appropriate one, as you may suffer from various emotional disorders or you may be overwhelmed by certain problems. On the other hand, if the whale in your dream is peacefully swimming in calm waters, then the emotional and psychological background totally fits you and you have reached a balance in your spiritual life.

The whale may also stand for great wealth and fortune, announcing opulence and plenitude to come in your life. But the large mammal may also stand for a business, a plan, an enterprise which is too big and important to handle, therefore you should consider looking for trustworthy associates if you want to get things done in an appropriate manner.

Seeing in your dream a whale approaching and pursuing a ship means that you will have to decide between two major tasks or undertakings. If the whale succeeds in attacking the ship, then you will deal with many problems in your waking life, but if the ship escapes the pursuit or the whale is killed by the sailors, then you will manage to solve all problems and conflicts and overcome all obstacles.

If we take into account language 'games', phrases or homonyms, the large mammal may stand for good times or grief, depending on the circumstances in which it is seen in the dream. If the whale is playful and happily swimming in the waters of the ocean, then it may be associated with the phrase 'having a whale of a time.' But if the whale is seen in a negative conjecture, then it may be interpreted as a pun for 'wail.'

Also, we should not forget about the fact that the water and especially the sea and ocean as dream symbols stand for our subconscious, all animals populating this medium are most of the times closely linked to our instincts and inner feelings and ideas we sometimes are not aware of. Consequently, the whale as a large water dwelling mammal is closely connected to our subconscious and it mirrors desires and thoughts we hide deep inside.

The whale is also associated with the massive fish appointed by God to swallow the prophet in the biblical myth of Jonah. The prophet remained 'buried' in the belly of the whale for 3 days and nights during which he repents and decides to come back to his religion and God who has thrown him inside the gigantic marine creature. After 3 days and 3 nights have gone, the whale spits Jonah out, but as a new man now, compared to the one who was swallowed. He re-embraced his religion and God again, therefore he is a new-born in a metaphorical sense, as his soul and mind are clear.

In conclusion, the whale is a symbol for renewal, re-birth and positive changes occurring in one's personality. At the same time, the massive water dwelling mammal is associated with shelter and protection and could be interpreted as maternal love and caring."

As for myself as a mermaid:

"A mermaid in your dream is a symbol of your current love or personal affairs, and its meaning depends on the action and the general atmosphere of the dream. If those elements were pleasant, you can expect things to go well, but if they were unpleasant or generated a feeling of confusion or dissatisfaction, the dream portends a disappointment."


I dreamt I was a mermaid. It was beautiful - I moved across the ocean's surface with incredible grace. It was night and all around me was the glint of the moonlight reflecting off of the gentle rolling waves. Whales were dancing with me, diving down into the ocean beneath me while their tails brought up enormous pillars of water that sparkled and glistened like pillars in a fancy house all decorated for a party. I wasn't afraid. Now, when I recall it, I hear Loreena McKennitt's music playing:


End of the first week of the last semester..

Well, today's Friday. I made it through my last first week. :)

I think this semester will be pretty good. I really like my Senior Project classes, and I'm really excited about my Social Media class. I had pretty much already done all the homework before he assigned it, since it was mostly signing up for things online - and I already had pretty much all of them. :) My Satire class looks like it'll be interesting - and hopefully not too hard. We're reading some really interesting things it looks like: Candide, which I read in highschool and really enjoyed, Gulliver's Travels, which I've always wanted to read, and a play by Aristophanes: Lysistrata. My Ethics class, however, looks like it will be pretty intense. I was recommended by a former student of his to take a tape recorder to class and use that to help study and understand things. I can already see how that would help.

I'm also trying to put together my book, website and a leave-behind for when I start applying for jobs. It's kinda weird going back and looking at older work. Some of it I actually like now.

Anywho, I better get back to struggling through a critique of a political cartoon.

* Oh, and happy birthday to my mom!! Love you! *