Saturday, July 20, 2013

Having Sort of a Butsumetsu (仏滅) Day Today, Groan

One of Those Days in Japan


Today, it would have been better if I had just never got off the futon.  Ouch.

A Butsumetsu (仏滅) is the term used for a bad luck day.

You'll have to excuse the mess my desk is in.  Piles of inspiration keep getting piled on it.

Luckily, I cropped the rest of the office out of this photo.

Nobody really needs to see half of the junk scattered around the place.

When I came in this morning, I found this escaped science project, I had been working on.

The little critter, (I'm not sure what it is) is back in confinement, now.

We'll just have to wait and see if the cocoon hatches.

It hasn't moved in hours.

It could be dead. Or, I could have re-captured an empty cocoon.

And, whatever it is, may be crawling around in here, somewhere.

At any rate, I got tired of watching, nothing happen.

So, I decided to update my National Geographic Your Shot profile.

Totally unaware, that I was having a Butsumetsu day, I got online and started doing stuff.

Over at National Geographic, you can do all kinds of neat things to your profile.

Like, I took this picture of my camera waiting for a boat to appear on the scene.

They let you make any background you want, to spiff-up your profile photo.

So, that's what I did.

And, you can hook up links to your Facebook, Twitter and Google accounts.

So, I did that, too.

If you go over there to see me, just be careful about pushing social media buttons.

Some of them say stuff like 404.  That's an error.

Or, Sorry, this page isn't available.


Now, I like to look at the bright side of things, most times.

The day is almost over and I have never had two days like this, in a row.

So, everything should be alright tomorrow.

That Butsumetsu stuff is really from Buddhist beliefs and I'm not a Buddhist.

Just, Butsumetsu things happen to me every now and then.

 Learn more about those days you shouldn't get out of bed at the links below.

Japanese Calendar Wiki 

Good & Bad Days in the Japanese Calendar

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