Kevin Harvick wins Watkins Glen

Great Race!! Kevin drove his heart out and out foxed Tony with an impressive last minute strategic pass for the win. He earned it. Tony drove a great race and so did Jamie and Robbie, Boris and Ryan.
I am off to the wilds of Oregon again. We won’t be home again until my daughter has her baby (could be tomorrow, my luck. She will probably go into labor as soon as I lose cell phone signal.)
MIS ‘ Scope calls:
Tony Stewart
Kasey Kahne
Kurt Busch
Kevin Harvick
Dale Jr.
Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin
Ryan Newman
Jimmie Johnson
Jeff Gordon.
In that order? Well, something like that…
Ta-ta!! Tally Ho and Onward.
There’s gold in them thar hills.
See ya when we get back in the next week or two. Before Fontana anyway.
We will have to stop by and pick up our race duds. Got to look good in the infield you know.

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Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby


Did you see Larry King interview Ricky Bobby live tonite? If not catch it on the boob tube later this evening. It is well worth it. It will also keep your mind busy so Aliens cannot get control over it. Dawg!! I am worried about you! Keep your mind busy!! The Alien has control over your blog and your Pastor cannot comment on it. She has tried and tried. Hopefully, with the help of our other Church members, we can narrowly avert a disaster! Hurry Flock!! Ride the Redneck rail to Salvation and save our dear Brother!!
Antonette is ok. I checked on her. So is Babs, I mean Jane.
Rev’n Jim is ok too.
Onward troops.
Do you think Ricky Bobby’s mind is strong enough to resist the Aliens? I sure hope so.

Watkins Glen Busch Race – Kurt Busch and Robby Gordon at their Best!!



CCCCCCCRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAP!!!!!
Kurt Busch and Robby Gordon drove their hearts out and did some seriously fine driving! I was on my feet screaming!

I can’t wait til tomorrow. My dream race of Tony, Robby, Boris, Jeff Gordon, and Kurt and Kyle the Alien Brothers could possibly happen…gives me goosebumps! Jimmie might even surprise us.
I love road courses, especially Watkins Glen!

Tally Ho!! Onward Lug Nutz!!


NASCAR Astro-Forecast for Watkins Glen

Here are the Driver’s with significant ‘scope and astrological influences for Watkins Glen.

Jeremy Mayfield, born 27 May 1969
When Mars entered your 1st House at the end of July,it promised to be a time of great activity in your life, when you work very hard to further your own interests and assert yourself among others. You have the chance to show the world what you can do now. You come on to others with much more vigor than usual, and you are likely to make a great impression upon them at this time. During this time, your personality is much more dominant than usual, but you aren’t interested in having great power over others, as long as they don’t try to dominate you. You are perfectly happy as long as you are completely free to do whatever you want and to have your individuality acknowledged by others in whatever you do. Your physical energy level is quite high, and you should be able to do a lot of work. The aspect is in effect until the end of Aug.
Mercury is Square your Saturn from Aug 12-14th.This is a good influence for heavy mental work and for tasks that require disciplined thinking. Your critical faculties are sharp and your standards are high. However, you won’t find it easy to communicate with others; either you will have difficulty being understood, or you will give a more negative impression than you intended. This is not a good time for important negotiations or business transactions because communications between you and the other parties will probably be delayed or misinterpreted. Also it will be difficult to make the right kind of positive impression in such a situation, so delay personal contact until another day. Today you are able to think very practically, but do not let this practicality turn into narrow- mindedness or a total lack of vision.
Aug 12th also brings your Moon into opposition with your Natal Moon. In the morning your moods are quite deep and your emotions powerful. If you are aware, all your contacts at this time will show you how your emotional state affects other people. This can be either good or bad, but the growth in consciousness is usually very beneficial. One problem with this influence, however, is that you find it difficult to see any point of view but your own. Also, in dealings with a group there is a danger that you will feel that your own interests and desires are opposed to theirs, thus creating more potential for disagreement. You must learn to detach yourself somewhat in order to observe your feelings in action. Otherwise you will not be able afterwards to evaluate what you saw.
Venus enters into your 12th House on the 14th @ 21:19 GST, and is in effect until Sept 6th.
This is a time to show your true Spirit. At its highest, this influence indicates an unusual degree of selflessness in love. In personal relationships, the need to care for someone else may mean that you will not get immediate gratification other than the pleasure of helping someone you love. If your relationship is basically sound, this influence will assure greater rewards of love and satisfaction later. Although this is a time for self-denial in love relationships, do not fall into the negative trap of playing martyr. Do not inflict on others, especially the ones you are helping, a constant awareness that you are “unselfishly” devoting yourself to them. This will undo your efforts and create trouble. If you cannot service with a true spirit of selfless devotion, do nothing.

Tony Stewart, born 20 May 1971
Be flexible. You will have quite a lot of communication with others today through conversations, letters, phone calls and so forth. Use this interchange to test out your ideas and see how people react to them. If you have made such a strong commitment to a particular position that you are unwilling to see it challenged, you may be quite upset by some of the reactions. But that would be a poor attitude to take. You can correct your thinking on a number of issues without too much difficulty now. Even with the best intentions, however, you may run into quite a bit of disagreement today. This does not necessarily mean that you are wrong but that you should reexamine your position. If you find that it is difficult to reach compromises, delay any negotiations or discussions until another day.
The Moon enters your 9th house today,and at this time you may feel a strong urge to get away from the daily routine and go off somewhere, and you may not be entirely conscious of the reasons behind this drive. It is a mood, a restlessness that is hard to pin down. But there is more than one way to get away; for example it can be done in the mind as well as in the physical world. Travel may be beneficial as long as the break from your routine isn’t too radical. You are not really interested in getting totally away from it all, you are just bored with your everyday life. Study or mental journeys may be more useful, because you can remain in familiar surroundings supported by the comforts of your normal world. Yet at the same time you can expose yourself to ideas and concepts that are both revolutionary and liberating. Thus you can have some of the excitement that you crave. This influence is experienced in different ways. Perhaps you are very bad-tempered at the moment, and overreact to the least sign of what you interpret to be criticism or rejection. Thus misunderstandings can quickly develop, and instead of trying to clear them up, you withdraw hurt and perhaps a bit sorry for yourself. If you can, however, estimate how much of this situation is the result of your own anxious expectations, this quality of time will help you to be empathic and understanding towards others. Then you will also find helpful words for everyone who is in a similar mood to you. Poetic and romantic music have a pronounced effect on you at this time.
The Moon also is trine your Ascendent.This influence is good for all kinds of relationships in that all your contacts with others tonight are warm and emotional. You do not choose superficial or formal contacts but instead desire to make a personal connection with everyone you meet. At the same time you feel a strong need to protect and nurture those whom you are close to. There is something of the maternal instinct in the way you care for others. You are also very sensitive to people’s emotional needs and wants, which enables you to respond to them at a very deep level of understanding. You will want to feel that you belong to any group that you associate with at this time. Fortunately you will also be able to make others feel that they belong with you. Your emotions are so much closer to the surface of your being that you can see them clearly. Mercury enters your 10th house and is in effect Aug 13-31st.Under this influence you should make plans concerning your professional life or the equivalent area of your life. Think about what you have been doing along these lines and whether or not it is working out as you want it to. If necessary, plan to make changes that will improve it for you. This is also a favorable time to talk to superiors, bosses or employers about your work and how you may advance in your job. This may or may not be a good time for actually trying to get a promotion, depending on other factors. But you can use this time to find the best way to go about getting a promotion. During this time you may also become involved with the part of your business that involves communicating with the outside world, either through advertising or through contract negotiations.

Robby Gordon, born 2 January 1969
Mercury Sextile Uranus: This influence signifies a day when you will make new discoveries, encounter new people and generally have a sense of excitement and interest. And you won’t have to go out of your way to experience these effects, for your immediate environment will present all the interest you need. If you find this day disruptive, examine your attitudes and ask yourself if you are being too rigid. Rigidity and unwillingness to allow anything to deviate from a prescribed plan will make this influence more difficult to handle. This is a good day to tackle old problems that you have not been able to resolve in the past. In your communications with others, startling new ideas will come up. All around you, new aspects of life will be opened up for you to experience.
The Moon is also in your 1st House in affect for a two-day period when personal and subjective considerations will override everything else, but it need not be difficult. First of all, you feel a great need to belong and to relate to your friends or loved ones. This need turns on your emotional sensors and makes you very sensitive to the feelings and moods of the people around you, because you want to fall in with their rhythms and become sympathetic with them. This is the unconscious sign of relating to a group. Thus you are emotionally right there whenever someone needs your sympathy, warmth and understanding. You are very concerned about yourself, which is fine, but don’t distort this into a state of mind in which you cannot see anybody else’s point of view. Objectivity, especially in dealing with others, may be difficult to come by now.
Your Moon is sextile Venus so tonight you want to be with your friends and the people you love. This influence helps to ensure that you will have a reasonably pleasant time with them. Feelings of love and friendship may build in all areas of your life now, and you feel that life is richer and a little more rewarding. It is a good time to have friends to your home for entertainment. You are able to make them feel good, and they will appreciate it, for you make it clear that you care about them. In general, your home situation and immediate environment will be the sources of your greatest satisfaction during this period. Your light and cheerful mood will be picked up by everyone around you, too. However, you should be careful not to become passive.

Boris Said, born 18 September 1962
Theme: In the limelight
Mars Conjunction Med.Coeli – At this time you are very certain who you are, and you are not about to let anyone tell you otherwise. You may express this energy as a strong desire to work, and indeed this is an excellent time for work, especially if you get the credit for it. This is not a good time to work behind the scenes for someone else. You are likely to have serious conflicts with anyone who tries to take credit for what you have done. If your employers do not give you adequate scope, you may very well feel very angry toward them. Beware of acting impulsively or from purely egotistical motives. While it is necessary to assert yourself, don’t overdo it. You will only provoke opposition from people who try to cut you down. Carefully planned activity, however, can bring you great success. Mars is also in your 10th house for several weeks. More than any other, this influence arouses your ambition to achieve. If you can identify with a project, you will work extremely hard at it until it is done. It is especially important now that you find an independent project that requires your individual initiative and effort. You should try to gain independent authority in your work at this time because you are not likely to be very tolerant of other people’s authority over yourself. You prefer to be your own boss. But your energy will make an impression upon people who are in a position to help you, as long as you do not challenge them unduly. Conflicts with coworkers may arise if they feel threatened by your efforts to get ahead. You should try to play down such conflicts unless something real is at stake.
The Moon travels through your 5th house and the most important thing you need to remember is you need to be yourself now and to feel what you really are. In your relations with others, you will project much more emotionally than usual, and if some people do not like this side of you it may be necessary to reconsider your friendship with them. In love relationships, you will experience greater emotional depth than usual, and consequently your experience with a lover will be much more intense. The only danger to watch out for here is that you may be too possessive of the other person. Also you may be so wrapped up in your own feelings that you are unaware of the other’s feelings. Relations with women in general are improved by this influence. Regardless of your own sex, your experiences with them will very likely show you a great deal about yourself in a positive way.

Kevin Harvick, born 8 December 1975
This influence signifies your willingness to grow in consciousness and experience through your contacts with others and to be more magnanimous and willing to help others. In this you are helped by the fact that your relations with others are very good at this time, and you experience people at their best. This makes you more optimistic, and you rightly believe that whatever you give to others will be returned with interest. A person may enter your life now who really helps you out in various ways, especially by teaching you something about the universe and your role in it. This learning will be on whatever level you are ready for, perhaps simply learning to be more tolerant and open to new ideas or even encountering deep spiritual and religious truths through this relationship. Certainly you are ready for a greater spiritual understanding of the world now. You need to experience more than the superficial banality of life that many people become mired in. Although you are inclined to idealize the world in general and certain persons in particular, in the long run you will find that this is not a delusion but a period of truly expanding knowledge. Your learning at this time is not limited to spiritual truths, for you are in general more intellectually eager and willing to learn. This is an excellent time to go to school or take a course in a subject that will give you greater insight into the questions that interest you.
On occasion this influence will signify the beginning of a relationship that can bring you great emotional happiness. It could be a new love, although that is much more likely if indicated more specifically by another influence at about this time. Any new love that comes now will be very beneficial to your personal growth, whether or not it lasts.
Every aspect of Kevin’s chart is positive right now…He’s on a roll and should be.

Jeff Gordon, born 4 August 1971
Usually this influence (Sun Sextile Ascendant) makes you feel very social. You enjoy being with your friends and neighbors, talking and exchanging news with them. You may feel a little like showing off, which cannot do any harm in moderation. But whatever you try to show others about your strength, independence and ability to lead, it is clear that today you need others, and you are quite aware of it. Do not try to delude other people about that. They will respect you for being honest, and of course, people like to feel needed. The old line that “No man is an island” has real meaning for you today. If nothing else, you need others to “show off” to, and you need not fear that showing off will alienate people. Unless you are an insufferable braggart to begin with, it will not have that effect at all.

Jimmy Johnson, born 17 September 1975
This will be a very favorable day for all kinds of communications and personal interchange with others. Even routine connections with friends and neighbors will be very fruitful, for you will be able to get through to each other with greater clarity. This is an excellent day for communicating something important to another person, in which it is necessary to be precisely clear. If you have to present the views of a group and your ideas must be in tune with theirs, this will be a favorable time. But this is also a good day to examine your own goals and expectations. This influence favors all types of commercial transactions, buying and selling or negotiating deals favorably. Today is fine for traveling for any purpose, although you will be best served if it stimulates your mind or has an educational purpose.
Conflicting Aspect: Weak, transient effect: Today during the day you may experience a real conflict between feelings and reason, or you may have a very fruitful dialogue about the state of your soul, either internally or with another person. In the first instance, old habits, prejudices and childhood patterns of thought are very likely to take precedence over what you usually consider reasonable; obviously this is not a good time to enter into delicate negotiations or to engage in an important discussion. As for the other side of this influence, this is a good time to withdraw by yourself or with another person and get in touch with your feelings. As long as you recognize that your emotions are emotions rather than rational judgments, you will not have trouble with this influence. In fact, you can learn a great deal about yourself, because your feelings are very clear.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., born 10 October 1974
Moon Opposition Mars active only on Aug 13th.
Today during the day you should be careful because the energies of this influence are quite discordant and could create trouble in your personal life. The problem is that you are rather emotionally excitable and easily irritated or angered now. With other people you are far less tolerant of individual quirks, and little things irritate you. You may also be in such a contentious mood that no outside aggravation is needed to set you off. Be wary of arguing just for the sake of arguing. But on the other hand, if you feel real anger, you should release the energy; don’t hold it in. Your domestic scene may not be very peaceful under this influence, but try to remain calm, no matter how difficult it is. Relations with women may be especially difficult.
Jr’s moon is also square his Saturn:
This influence can indicate a period of fleeting depression. Today during the day you are inclined to feel lonely and out of touch with others. Sometimes you have a pronounced sense that no one (??) loves you, whether or not it is true. It is very important to realize that your moods and sensations under this influence often do not reflect reality, even though they seem to. One area where you can have real trouble is in relationships. You will find it unusually difficult to relate emotionally to another person during this time. Either you are caught up in internal negativism, or you feel so cold and insensitive that you do not register signals from other people very well. This in turn leads to failures of communication and genuine misunderstandings. Obviously this is not a good time to become involved in an emotionally delicate situation.
Chin up Jr.! Your doing great! Keep it up!

Carl Edwards, born 15 August 1979
You are energetic and self-assured today, and you feel less helpless and at the mercy of others than is perhaps usually the case – a good time, therefore, for telling someone about your feelings or desires. If at present you have a firm relationship, you can now talk to your partner about needs of yours which, for some reason, you do not like to talk about. The quality of time is on your side, if, for once, you want to act out of character without falling flat on your face. If you are prepared to risk taking such a step, you will observe that you by no means meet with a lack of understanding or a rejection. This influence can also be of significant help with all therapeutic treatments and physical challenges.

Ryan Newman, born 8 December 1977
During this time you probably feel hurt, offended or ignored and therefore you have withdrawn into yourself, and do not allow anyone to get really close to you. At the same time, though, deep down you want to participate, enjoy life, love and be loved. Nevertheless, you should not expect too much of yourself in this respect. You probably need seclusion or a withdrawal to get over everything. In that case you should not bury yourself in your pain as that will not make things better. You will possibly find that the behavior of the other person was unintentional, and that your present situation mainly mirrors your own sensitivity.
Weak, transient effect: This morning you can expect intense encounters with others, chiefly those with whom you are very emotionally involved. The deepest and most powerful sources within your subconscious mind are influencing your actions now, and often it is difficult to avoid acting impulsively. Guilt, jealousy, overpossessiveness or simply the desire to control another’s emotions can take possession of you, or you may experience these feelings through someone else. You can be sure that any conflicts between you and another person will reveal a great deal about the inner workings of you both. If you can view such conflicts dispassionately and in a calmer light later on, you may derive some benefit from this influence. Otherwise, these encounters are likely to be fruitless and irritating.

Matt Kenseth, born 10 March 1972
The Moon enters Matt’s 11th House and is in effect Aug 14-Aug 17th.This influence can signify any one of several different effects. It can indicate a time when emotional contact with friends is very important to you. If you or your friend has something very personal to say, something that touches either of you at a deeper emotional level than usual, this is a good time to say it. Contact between yourself and friends is much deeper than usual now. A related effect of this influence is to bring a female friend or friends into prominence in your life, and in general you should find it easier to get along with them now. In friendships you will probably feel more protective and supportive than usual, or you will attract someone who gives you needed emotional support. Mercury Square Venus does not make you mentally aggressive, but you will probably feel quite good. The only area of tension may be your personal relationships. Use this energy to have a discussion with a loved one about the state of your relationship. You may discover that the two of you do not agree in as many ways as you thought. But if you speak in a spirit of compromise, you should have little difficulty in reaching a working agreement. If you proceed from a position of inflexible righteousness, there will be disagreement and discord that could sever communications for some time. Your attitude is very important. If you attend a social gathering, have a good time, but exercise restraint. Take note of how much you have indulged yourself and call a halt at a reasonable time. The Moon square your Moon although not long lasting, can provide some moments of difficulty and irritation. Your emotions are discordant, and you may be more inclined to get into disagreements with others. This will probably have the greatest effect in your most personal life and domestic situation. Consequently you should watch out for unnecessary conflicts with loved ones. In a group, you will not feel that your interests are in accord with the others’ interests. It is not a good time to work with people or to make any kind of public appearance, if peace and harmony is your goal. However, if you are trying to stir people up about some issue or call their attention to circumstances that must be dealt with, this influence can be quite helpful, although the others may not appreciate your role in this. This influence is only in effect on Aug 13th and is counter-balanced by Venus Sextile Saturn. This influence will show you in a positive way the duties and obligations that you have to live up to in your relationships. This will not be especially difficult for you, because you get considerable gratification from being of service to your loved ones. The reality of your emotional relationships is extremely important to you. Because you want relationships that are real, this is a good time to sit down with a loved one and arrive at a conscious understanding of what you expect from each other. A relationship can be ruined by not knowing what each party demands and needs from the other. Today you can make this clear to both lovers and friends and thereby minimize a possible source of trouble in your relationships.

Kurt Busch, born 4 August 1978
Venus enters Kurt’s 10th house today. The house of fame and fortune.The influence is in effect for several weeks. This influence can be useful in many ways. It creates favorable circumstances in your business and professional life, attracting persons and circumstances that facilitate your work. People in authority are favorably inclined toward you, and most relationships in your professional life will run smoothly. It is apparent to everyone that you are primarily interested in working harmoniously with others, and they respond by being agreeable. Regardless of what you do for a living, this influence may involve you temporarily in artistic matters, such as design, layout work, office redecorating, even public relations for the purpose of making the company look more attractive. All such activities should go smoothly at this time. Kurt’s Moon in the 7th House affects a few things.”During this time you turn your attention to your most personal relationships, in which you express yourself in a much more emotional manner than usual. This influence will affect a marriage, relationships with opponents, or any other inherently emotional confrontation. Loved ones and partners are much more important to you than usual, for they provide you with a feeling of security and support. And to be fair, you have the same interest in proving these elements for your loved ones. But if you are in a negative emotional state now, this influence will tend to make you excessively jealous and possessive, or you may act unconsciously or automatically with your loved ones. Confrontations with women, both positive and negative, are likely to be more intense that those with men. Maybe the honeymoon is over today…This morning you can expect intense encounters with others, chiefly those with whom you are very emotionally involved. The deepest and most powerful sources within your subconscious mind are influencing your actions now, and often it is difficult to avoid acting impulsively. Guilt, jealousy, overpossessiveness or simply the desire to control another’s emotions can take possession of you, or you may experience these feelings through someone else. You can be sure that any conflicts between you and another person will reveal a great deal about the inner workings of you both. If you can view such conflicts dispassionately and in a calmer light later on, you may derive some benefit from this influence. Otherwise, these encounters are likely to be fruitless and irritating. This aspect is counterbalanced by a whole bunch of other aspects that read basically like this:At this time you will reach a new understanding of your own being and the world around you. In recent years you have probably been through periods of great doubt, uncertainty and confusion. Although those periods were painful they have contributed to your new view of the world. Now is the time to deepen and take advantage of your new understanding. This is an excellent time for studies that can raise your consciousness, such as yoga, occult metaphysics, spiritualism and mysticism. Now you are able to study these subjects and put them into practice in your everyday life. They will not be purely intellectual or mental activities – you can make them real and useful! At this time your own ego involvement in your activities is low. You are more likely than at other times to act for altruistic reasons. You can devote yourself selflessly to movements and activities that help you bring your ideas to reality. Yet you do not feel that you are denying yourself, for everything you do seems to be a logical expression of what you are.
Your ideals are not in conflict with the realities in your life at this time. They are in creative balance, with the ideal giving form and the real giving life. Your approach is one of calm sober reflection. This is not a time of lightness and gaiety; instead it produces an almost monastic consciousness that contemplates the world with detachment.
You have learned much in the last several years, and now you will be able to put into practice what you have learned. Today during the day you should have a very strong sense of well-being. Your inner self is functioning harmoniously, and you do not feel emotional turmoil or strife. At the same time you are most contented with the familiar elements of your life. You enjoy being at home with relatives and friends, and you like being surrounded by the objects you are used to. You are not in the mood for adventures, challenges and major changes, nor is it necessary to be so. There will be other times for adventure. Now you should restore and rejuvenate yourself in peace and quiet. Physical comfort is especially important to you at this time, but it doesn’t have to be lavish. Your need is for a comfortable environment that seems supportive. You want to be surrounded by whatever you feel protects you.
Bla Bla Bla…Maybe the Alien Pole sitter truly is growing up. **SLAP!! WAKE UP!! Oh…I was affected for a moment by that influence Aliens use to take over the world again. Sorry.
I am o.k. now.

Elliot Sadler, born 30 April 1975
Under this influence (Mercury Conjunction Ascendant) you are likely to have a rather busy day communicating and engaging in exchanges with others. It is a favorable time for all negotiations and business dealings, because your communication is likely to be clear and concise. Your mind is sharper than usual today, and you are receptive to what others have to say. You express your thoughts in a way that is easily understood. You may travel more than usual today, but it is likely to be in the world that is familiar to you rather than in a new and different environment. It is a good idea to use a day like this for routine business that requires a clear mind and considerable attention. Such matters will go much more smoothly than usual. The Moon in the 10th House brings professional and business concerns into focus, but in a way that will test you. Your most intimate and personal life is on public display more than usual now, and you may find it difficult to hide certain facts about yourself. Obviously you are best off if you have nothing to hide. Even if you usually have reservations about emotional display in public, you are likely to indulge in such displays now. For example, you might have a public argument with a loved one or partner, or you might have a public outburst of good emotions. Perhaps you will want to help someone whom you know through your job and make the relationship something more than professional. But if it is to your disadvantage to blur the distinction between business and personal relationships, be careful, because you will tend to do this.

Kyle Busch, born 2 May 1985
Saturn Trine Mercury Aug 5- Aug 21
During this time your mind, point of view and styles of thinking and communicating have reached a point of stability. You are quite secure in them, for you know how and what you think about most things. This is not a time of change but of preparing to use your mind. Consequently it is an excellent time for any task requiring mental discipline and hard work, such as study, schooling or learning any new mental discipline. It is not a very good time for work requiring great inspiration, intuitive insight and creativity. You will get results through hard work and scholarly methods, not through “divinely” inspired insight. This influence favors planning and organization of various aspects of your life. You have a definite sense of order in mind, which you can make manifest in your life. This is a good time to put your ideas into practice on the material level and to carry out long- standing plans. If you have planned a project, such as building up a new business or starting a new organization, this is a good time to do it.
With this influence there is a danger that you will let your ideas and opinions become too rigid. It is important that your ideas acquire definite form and stability at this time, because in the future they will be challenged very strongly. You must be reasonably definite and sure of yourself in order to withstand the challenges. But rigidity will only make those times worse, because your thinking will have to be flexible, no matter how certain you are now that you are right.
At this time you have an unusual ability to see every intricate piece of a whole, and your position on most matters is very clear. Consequently your critical ability is greater than usual, and you can see instantly what is wrong in any situation. Just don’t let this degenerate into nit-picking.

Kasey Kahne, born 10 April 1980
Kasey’s theme is Polarities You will probably encounter tension today between your personal needs and your public and professional duties. You may feel that you are being pulled in two different directions that are almost impossible to pursue simultaneously. Events that happen today emphasize the polarity in your life, so that you have to distinguish continually between “myself” and “them,” subjective and objective, conscious intention and unconscious impulses, public and private. At its worst, this influence can be quite difficult, and you may feel as though everything were breaking down. It all depends upon how much you have de-emphasized emotion and feeling in favor of rational intellect. On the other hand, if your feelings and your conscious intentions have taken the same direction, this can also be a day of high energy and achievement.
**Clance crosses her fingers…

Mark Martin, born 9 January 1959
This is a two-day period when personal and subjective considerations will override everything else, but it need not be difficult. First of all, you feel a great need to belong and to relate to your friends or loved ones. This need turns on your emotional sensors and makes you very sensitive to the feelings and moods of the people around you, because you want to fall in with their rhythms and become sympathetic with them. This is the unconscious sign of relating to a group. Thus you are emotionally right there whenever someone needs your sympathy, warmth and understanding. You are very concerned about yourself, which is fine, but don’t distort this into a state of mind in which you cannot see anybody else’s point of view. Objectivity, especially in dealing with others, may be difficult to come by now.

Denny Hamlin, born 18 November 1980
Mercury sextile Jupiter- Under this influence your attention turns to the larger issues in your life, and you will spend some time considering your overall plans for the future. Your hopes and wishes are much more important today, for the daily concerns of your life do not seem to satisfy your desire for significance. Today it is not enough to meet the demands of the day; you want to understand how they fit into an overall pattern. Being clear about what you want out of life will help you greatly in your dealings with other people. This is a very favorable time for all business negotiations, commercial transactions and contract discussions. It is also favorable for dealings with the law. And all of this is because of your self-understanding today, helped by a certain generosity of feeling toward others.
The Moon is also in Opposition to Pluto Tonight you can expect intense encounters with others, chiefly those with whom you are very emotionally involved. The deepest and most powerful sources within your subconscious mind are influencing your actions now, and often it is difficult to avoid acting impulsively. Guilt, jealousy, overpossessiveness or simply the desire to control another’s emotions can take possession of you, or you may experience these feelings through someone else. You can be sure that any conflicts between you and another person will reveal a great deal about the inner workings of you both. If you can view such conflicts dispassionately and in a calmer light later on, you may derive some benefit from this influence. Otherwise, these encounters are likely to be fruitless and irritating.

Jeff Burton, born 29 June 1967
Today during the day you should be careful because the energies of your influences today are quite discordant and could create trouble in your personal life. The problem is that you are rather emotionally excitable and easily irritated or angered now. With other people you are far less tolerant of individual quirks, and little things irritate you. You may also be in such a contentious mood that no outside aggravation is needed to set you off. Be wary of arguing just for the sake of arguing. But on the other hand, if you feel real anger, you should release the energy; don’t hold it in. Your domestic scene may not be very peaceful under this influence, but try to remain calm, no matter how difficult it is. Relations with women may be especially difficult.

As Always…As Above…so below.
Tally HO!! Onward!!

Watkins Glen Stats


“It goes to show you don’t ever know Watch each card you play and play it slow…..” Robert Hunter

Hmmm…? Jeremy Mayfield fired? According to the NASCAR News Service story, information obtained from sources in the Iredell County Clerk of Court’s office in Statesville, N.C., indicated Mayfield had obtained a temporary restraining order, the contents of which were not immediately known, and was seeking a preliminary injunction against his ouster in a hearing in Statesville on Friday.
Read more at NASCAR.com and
Scene Daily.com.

FAST FACTS and comments on and about Watkins Glen:
Date Opened: 1948
Location:
Watkins Glen, N.Y.
First NWCS Race:
The Glen, August 4, 1957
Qualifying record:
Dale Jarrett, 122.697 mph, August 10, 2001
Race record:
Mark Martin, 103.030 mph, August 13, 1995
Distance:
2.45 miles
Shape:
Road course with 11 turns and banking ranging from 6 degrees to 10 degrees.
Miles/laps:
220.5 miles, 90 laps
Grandstand seats:
41,000
Tickets:
(607) 535-2486
Website:
http://www.theglen.com

Most exciting and historical event ever held at Watkins Glen?

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (from Wikipedia.com)
Referred to as the Watkins Glen Festival, was a 1973 rock festival which received the Guinness Book of World Records entry for “Largest audience at a pop festival.” An estimated 600,000 rock fans came to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen, New York on July 28, 1973, to see The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and The Grateful Dead perform.
The concert was produced by Shelly Finkel and Jim Koplik, two promoters who previously organized a successful Grateful Dead concert at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1972. Similar to the 1969 Woodstock Festival, an enormous traffic jam created chaos for those who attempted to make it to the concert site. 150,000 tickets were sold for 10 US-Dollar per ticket but for all the other people it was a free concert. The crowd was so huge that the largest part of the audience was not able to see the stage; however, twelve huge sound amplifiers, installed courtesy of legendary promoter Bill Graham, allowed the audience to at least hear.
Although the concert was scheduled to start on July 28th, thousands of music fans were already at the concert site on the 27th. Robbie Robertson of the Band requested to do a
soundcheck, but was perplexed that so many people were sitting in front of the stage.
Bill Graham allowed the soundcheck with the crowd of people in front, and the Band ran
through a few numbers to the delight of the audience. The Allman Brothers Band did their soundcheck next, playing “One Way Out” and “Ramblin’ Man”. The Grateful Dead’s legendary soundcheck turned into a two set marathon, featuring their familiar tunes such as “Sugaree”, “Tennessee Jed” and “Wharf Rat”. They also performed a unique jam that was eventually
included on their retrospective CD box set So Many Roads (1965-1995).
On July 28, the day of the concert, 600,000 music fans had arrived in Watkins Glen. The
Grateful Dead performed first, playing two long sets. They opened with “Bertha” and played many hits such as “Box Of Rain”, “Jack Straw”, “Playing in the Band”, “China Cat Sunflower” and “Eyes of the World”.
The Band followed the Dead with one 2 hour set. However, their set was cut in half by a
drenching thunderstorm, in a scene again reminiscent of Woodstock. During the storm,
keyboardist Garth Hudson performed his signature organ improvisation “Genetic Method” until the rain let up.
Finally, the Allman Brothers Band performed for 3 hours. Their performance included
“Wasted Words”, “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, “Statesboro Blues”, “Les Brers in A
Minor” and “Whipping Post.”
Following the Allmans’ second set, there was an hour encore jam featuring musicians from all three bands. The jam featured spirited renditions of “Not Fade Away”, “Mountain Jam”, and “Johnny B. Goode”.
Although there were no reports of violence at Watkins Glen, the day was marred by the
death of Willard Smith, 35, a skydiver from Syracuse, New York. Smith, who dove from an
airplane, was carrying flares. One of the flares ignited his body suit, and he was engulfed in flames. Smith’s body was eventually found in the woods near the concert site.

I can hardly believe so many years have went by since Jerry Garcia’s passing on Aug.9th, 1995.
A fond farewell ol’freind. Godspeed til we meet again….

Want a good laugh while you are waiting for the ‘scope’s for Watkins Glen?
Check out NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 21
Too funny fictional driver commentary by Jeffrey Boswell
Tony Stewart– “According to many analysts,” says Stewart, “I’m a lock to make the Chase. According to Carl Edwards, I’m a moron. I’ve got news for you, Carl. I’ve been called worse, much worse … by my relatives.”

Jimmy Johnson– “”You know, I found out that kissing the bricks after an Indy win is overrated, and quite unsanitary,” says Johnson. “Just think of all the guys that have won here. The list is endless, and all of their filthy lips have been on those bricks. Really, kissing the bricks gave me no feeling at all. I guess now I know what Kurt Busch’s new bride feels like.”

Big Baby Busch -“I felt like I’ve matured a great deal this season,” says Busch, enjoying a bowl of free Frosted Flakes, courtesy of his sponsor. “The ‘mature’ Kyle Busch avoids accidents like those at the end of Sunday’s race. The ‘old’ Kyle Busch would have caused the wrecks and then rammed the drivers in the parking lot for good measure.”

Tally HO!! Later Lug Nutz!!

NASCAR in Watkins Glen, Creeds and a Big 4 Sale Sign

There has been a change and addendum to the by – laws of The Church of the Great Oval.
The addendum change was proposed by the great Rev’in Jim and seconded by our precious
Motownian Lauren. Addendum changed effective 8/8/06.
The new Creed reads as follows with the new addendum in italics:

Creed of The Church of the Great Oval
To join this church you must agree to and follow the creeds and doctrine of said church.

LAW 1.

YOU agree to observe the following days as Minor and Major Sabbaths:

a. ALL Sundays during Race Season. If there is no Race on Sunday you will use this day to celebrate that you have nothing that you HAVE to do. These HOLY days are considered MAJOR SABBATHS.
b. All Saturdays during Race Season. Although not all Saturdays have Races, there are always qualifying events and you might need to prepare for the Sunday Sabbath Race the next day. Saturdays are also considered MAJOR SABBATHS.
c. MINOR SABBATHS are considered to be any Thursday, Friday, Monday or Tuesday that you must travel to and from a Race to attend Church. This includes travel and recovery time.
LAW 2.

REGARDING TITHING:

a. All Race expenses, souvenier costs and related items shall be considered tithing.
b.If you have additional money that you would like to donate, Clance’ will gladly take it off your hands. She will look high and low for someplace to spend it. It will be hard but she CAN manage to do it.

LAW 3.

REGARDING WORSHIP:
a. Your Driver will be considered your personal Avatar. You must display the number of your Driver’s car somewhere proudly on your vehicle.
b. If you do not have a vehicle the Members of the Church of the Great Oval will pretend you do.

LAW 4.

REGARDING Church Status:

A.The more memorobilia you display, the more pious in the Church you will become.
B. Throwing beer at the race winner at the Brickyard is dumping the Sacrament on the floor of a Holy Shrine. This is grounds for excommunication from the Church, even if the winner is part of the HMS team or an Alien.
I think we lost a member over that one.

O.K. ..so maybe my life is just one big vacation. Isn’t that the way it should be? One adventure after another. Create your own reality and live your dreams! Yes… we are still gold mining. We came home for a few days to buy a new 5th wheel.
Sorry ’bout no scopes for the Brickyard. I even missed the race. My #1 #88 fan can fart around like no one I have ever seen. Don’t even think women are the worst…We did make it to the grandkids birthday party, but we were even late for that. You can’t drive 200 miles in an hour. My truck is powerful, but a stock car it ain’t.

Back to the other reason we came home:

For sale: 1979 5th wheel – Fully self contained. You can sit on the toilet and take a shower at the same time. Table and benches convert to twin and a half size bed, must be careful while converting bed back to table or you could hurt you back real good. Some contortion abilities required. Full sized bed over neck. There is a 1 butt kitchen in the middle of the 2 areas. Screen over the tiny kitchen window has a recent convenient tear in it. You can stick your hand through to reach the door handle in case you lock both sets of keys (trailer and truck- his and hers), inside while it is pouring rain, and blowing 70 MPH winds. The lightening can light you way to see it. **Helpful hint: Always leave this window open, in case it happens twice. Cover the tear with duct tape to keep the mosquitoes, biting deer flies, wasps, hornets, bees and assorted giant spiders out. Could be livable (for a day or two) if there were an air conditioner when it is 105 outside in the shade.
Needs new battery
. Maybe some new wiring.
GOOD INVESTMENT POTENTIAL!!
Includes good working hitch and we will even help you hook it up to haul it! Bring your own tools and welder.
Located in the Burnt River Canyon of Eastern Or. Buyer will receive 3 days of unlimited access as a guest/slave working with us. Buyer might even find a flake of gold. Panning lessons and all meals included. Bring your own sleeping bag. Leave the kids at home. No whining allowed.
$1750.00 OBO No pictures available…use you imagination
. It’s ugly. Does have faded Home Depot /UPS Team’s colors as the inside and outside decor. Lovely Ambience! Seller will throw in a new #20 sticker for the front sides and back viewing pleasure of others. Maybe even a #88 cling on. NASCAR Driver Bobble Head Collection will not be included, and will be removed from old 5th wheel to new 5th wheel. Don’t even ask.

Here is a picture of the new 5th wheel, and my “Smoke-em” truck. Funny that I
have the “REAL TRUCK” and #1 #88 fan Dale has a little wimpy 4wd drive… Just because
his is a 2006 Ranger and his license plates say UPS88 doesn’t make his Ford tough…Drive the truck…right.
Mine is tough. Just like my Smoke.

Speaking of Smoke and NASCAR…
Tony…Tony…Tony…quit picking on Carl. Carl? Quit calling Tony names about being a
name-caller. Tony is not a moron. Come up with something more clever. Calling him a
moron makes you look like a moron. Neither of you are. You are both getting a lot of
press. That is pretty smart in my book. Clint? Enough from you already. Quit yer’
whining and focus on being a better driver.
I’m with Dale Jr. on this controversy: “”This is mild compared to how they used to
race,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., son of the seven-time champion. “Every week Daddy and
someone was bopping and banging and carrying on.” Read more
here.

Is Mark Martin ever going to make up his mind about what retirement means?

…Looks like Bill Elliot is replacing Jeremy Mayfield in this weekends race…I love Bill Elliot, but I hate howthis looks for Jeremy. He’s a great guy. What’s up with no one
telling Jeremy about the change. That is crap!
“It’s not professional, that’s for sure,” Mayfield said of the way the matter was handled. “That’s the way everything has worked around here for a while.”
The statement Ray Evernham made “”We will do whatever we need to get this car in the
show for Watkins Glen. It’s important to our sponsors and it’s important to this team.
Having Bill in the driver’s seat gives us this guarantee.” Sounds pretty insulting to me. This is NASCAR. There are no guarantee’s. I have some serious feelings about the subject of how Jeremy Mayfield has been treated. I think it’s terrible. You can vote on what you think about it on the above link to the article at Nascar.com. VOTE AND LET THEM KNOW>>> What did they expect when they gave Kasey Kahne Jeremy’s entire crew chief and crew? I would like to see Jeremy go to Mikey’s house. I also wish Elliot would tell Mr.E. to shove the thought of Sadler driving for him us his equine relative.
Gotta get off this subject. I will start sounding like I am his mom and I am sticking
up for my kiddo. Then I will sound like I am whining right along with that driver that
needs to focus on driving.

Looks like Kyle Busch is more than likely going to make the Chase, BUT there are still
five events to get through – and road course racing is not one of his strength’s. A
poor run this weekend could start a cold streak that could affect his Chase status.
Baby Busch did run better at Infineon posting an 11th place finish after placing 40th and
33rd in the two road course races last season. Still, it will be all he can do to
ensure a solid run at the Glen and keep his position in the point standings.” Personally, I want
Baby Busch out and Kasey Kahne in.

The top dogs in road courses, are (*other than Tony Stewart of course) Robby Gordon and Boris Said. Boris took home a top 10 at Infineon earlier this season and ran third in this race last season. Over the last three road course races he is averaging a 10th place finish. The only concern I have is that Boris will be running the #61 Front Row Motorsports Dodge rather than the #60 No Fear Racing.

?? Robby ?? Mr. NEVER GIVE UP. Read this. I so look forward to a race that is neck and neck all the way between Tony, Robby, Boris. Wouldn’t that be fun? Even more fun? Big Brother and Baby Busch are in there also… Kyle wrecks Kurt in turn 4 and puts them both out of the race. No one is hurt, of course. No one else is even hit. Tony would win with Robby being .000002 seconds behind him for 2nd and Boris a closer than that 3rd. Yup! That’s my idea of my dream race. Kevin Harvick can also be a serious road course threat. That boy can drive a road course and he has an astrological hot streak going on in his life right now. He would be a my 4th or 5th place pick with Ryan Newman also in one of those spots. Dale Jr,, Denny, Elliot, D.J., for the top nine. Matt Kenseth would follow right behind them, for another top ten. Carl would place 11th, becuase he is still being mean and carrying a grudge about Tony. He lost his focus and caused him to lose a top ten finish. Then he would re-evalute his perspectives and go back to being more like good ol’ Carl. Remember him? The guy that’s nice to everyone and smiles a lot?

I am anxious to see how Indy car Driver Max Papis does this weekend…

Enough of my sometime tortuous rambling for now. I will be posting more on my take on historical Watkins Glen, NY later today. Now I know you think my perspective is going to be a little like this: (Watkins Glen: Tony Stewart preview)
Or this: (Tony Stewart (No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet) won the past two races at Watkins Glen and three of the past four, his performance a year ago earned him a perfect Driver Rating of 150.0. That standard has been achieved only three times since the beginning of last season, with Kurt Busch (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge) attaining it in his 2005 wins at Phoenix and Pocono. Stewart also raced into Victory Lane at Watkins Glen in 2002 and he is tied with Mark Martin (No. 6 AAA Ford) for the second most victories at this New York road course. Stewart has five top-10 finishes at The Glen and his 7.428 average finish there is second only to Martin (6.22) among active drivers. Stewart has proven to be an accomplished road course racer, scoring five wins and nine top-10 finishes in his 15 career road course starts. Stewart’s perfect 150.0 rating at The Glen is his best among the remaining five Race to the Chase tracks. You can read more on Watkins Glen Racing
stats here.) but it’s not…

Tally Ho!! Onward!
Later Lug Nutz…