Friday, July 25, 2008

One of These Days

Nothing much of interest has happened of late, except for maybe the long awaited release of the Penny Arcade game, "On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness." I know I'm a little late on mentioning it, since it's been out for over a month now, but I haven't gotten around to actually buying it yet. When I do, my dear readers will be the first to know . . . well, my opinion anyway.

Since that's really all the geek news I can muster at this point, I thought this could be another blog wherein my readers can get to know me a little bit better. Little known fact about Geekgirl: I have always wanted a koi pond. Not only are they a beautiful fish, and having a beautiful pond a tranquil way to calm my hectic mind, but the symbology behind them also interests me.

The Japanese attribute different symbological meanings to many things, including animals. One of the ways koi are viewed is knowing that they are strong swimmers and like to stir up the waters, in this way symbolizing non-conformity. But that's not what really captures my interest when it comes to these little fishies. Another symbological meaning attributed to the koi is strength in adversity; koi are known to swim against the current.

Another well -known symbol the koi represents is Luck. And I could always use a little Luck!

1 comment:

Kristy said...

Koi ponds are awesome and VERY tranquil... I remember when I went to visit a client, she worked at the garden section on Home Depot, and they had one back there and I couldn't take my mind off of it.. and was falling asleep in the process! Would be an awesome backyard adage.