If you've read my "100 Things About Me" page, you will know that I am not a big believer in astrology or any of that crap (see item #4). But I will admit that I find the Chinese Zodiac to be eerily accurate in describing my personality and whatnot. Since Girl On A Glide has asked "what's your sign?" - I though I might as well put it out there and let people draw their own conclusions.
As it turns out, I am a Fire Horse. From what I've read, this is a pretty good sign if you are a guy, but a very bad sign if you happen to be a woman. In Asia, girls born as Fire Horses are considered unlucky to the family who bore her, and catastrophic to any man who is unfortunate enough to fall in love with her (as her sign is thought to be an overly-assertive troublemaker). This is odd, because those are exactly the traits I seem to attract in a woman. You can read all about that in this extended entry if you should so choose...
Here's all about Fire Horses:
"A flamboyant and itinerant Horse with a superb intellect and great personal magnetism. He tries to bring about the changes he desires through force and sheer willpower." - Flamboyant doesn't really describe me, but that "superb intellect" stuff is right on the money! And I guess my desire for total world domination would be covered by the rest of it.
"This is a double Fire sign (Fire also being the Horse's fixed element), and it will produce a native who is highly excitable and hot-blooded." - This is the part I have the most problem with. I am one of the calmest people I know... especially in a crisis. As a lover, however, I am indeed hot-blooded and fiery with passion!! (at least that's how I describe myself when making a call to a 976 number).
"The Fire Horse is easily distracted and is too inconsistent to stick to repetitive tasks. He has flair, wit and charm but his continuous stream of bright ideas makes him extremely volatile." - It's true I am very much easily distracted. In fact, as I have been typing this sentence, I have also been booking hotels and car rentals for my next trip, having an online chat with a friend in New York, and calling in a prescription for my migraine. I will also admit to being very witty and charming, but my lack of ego and my modest disposition makes such a thing exceedingly difficult for me. As for flair, I am wearing my required 37 pieces.
"His personality is many-faceted and he requires a great deal of spice and variety in his life. He is happiest leading a double or triple life or having several professions to his credit." - And this is why I became a globe-trotting international spy who uses an obsession with the Hard Rock Cafe as a cover story while assassinating world leaders and other espionage-related activities. Oh dear... now I suppose I will have to kill you for reading that. Sorry. Hmmm... is that somebody knocking at your door just now?
"He will love to travel, anticipates action and change and works most efficiently when put in charge. He rarely accepts supervision from others, even his superiors." - And if that doesn't sum me up in a sentence, I don't know what does. Trust me, once I've taken over the planet you will be much better off... I promise.
"The Fire Horse is a thrill-seeker. He can sort out and deal with all kinds of people and situations within a minute's notice. He is skillful at resolving sticky affairs but is not above being argumentative." - My thrill-seeking days of skydiving, scuba diving, bungie juping, and all that are pretty much behind me (unless you consider my travels to be "thrill-seeking"). Though one of the things I appreciate about my life is that I often DO take off at a moment's notice and am adept at handling a variety of situations with ease. It's one of the few perks of being me I think (well, that and my talents as a hot-blooded lover!).
"This type of Horse will have the gifts of ingenuity and resourcefulness but not perseverance." - Which is why I probably haven't taken over the world yet... I need to work on that perseverance thing.
"The animated and affable Horse is said to be very susceptible to the perils of love. He could easily lose everything if he falls head over heels in love. Consequently, he may have many affairs that end unhappily or even several marriages and divorces." - Yeah, well, I already have lost everything because of falling head-over-heels in love, so I guess that's buying into my destiny.
"He keeps odd hours. A Horse is unable to stick to schedules not of his own making and has a lack of respect for standard procedures. When an idea strikes him, he will work around the clock without eating or sleeping. Then, when things are lax in the office, he is not above taking the day off to play hookey." - And that pretty much sums up my work ethic. Exactly.
"The best partners for the Horse will be the Tiger, Dog and Sheep." - So if you're a real Tiger in the sack, then please do give me a call! I'm not really sure I am up for dating a Dog... though, at this point, perhaps I shouldn't be so picky. I think I pretty much draw the line at Sheep, however.
And there you have it. My entire persona laid bare by the stars.
Movie Quotable of the Day: "I can't believe what a bunch of nerds we are. We're looking up 'money laundering' in the dictionary."
Yesterday's Answer: Legally Blonde
(2001) starring Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, and Selma Blair.