February 23 2007 (a)

February 23

Oh, to Be a Pig!

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about how great it is to be a Pig.

That is, of course, due to the Chinese New Year, and apparently 2007 is a swine’s year.

If you are born, say, in 1947, 1959, or 1971, you are a Pig. And in this case, that’s a compliment. Because The Pig is a sign of wealth and prosperity.

I wonder if Donald Trump is a Pig? Well, from what I hear, Rosie O’Donnell thinks so.

Anyway, for your enjoyment, I was going to...


type out the whole Chinese Zodiac, but sorry, that’s way too much typing. But I will give you the website so you can look up your own. But not yet, you have to wait till I’m finished. Thank you. 

After reading about some others signs of people I know, I think there’s something to this.

Me? I’m a Horse. And though I may not have the lucky qualities of a Pig, Horses are supposed to be cheerful (I have been called “bubbly” on occasion), wise (well some people think so) and talented (well some people think so). All sounds good to me. Well … there is that other thing they mentioned … “they do tend to talk too much” ME? Well, they can’t get everything right, right?

My husband, Jeff, is a Snake – though he’s not really a Snake. Ask anyone. Most people think he’s a pretty nice guy. And if he wasn’t, this Horse sure wouldn’t be married to him. She’d have kicked him to the curb – or, rather, out of the barn - years ago.    

Anyway, Snakes are supposed to possess great wisdom (he married me, didn’t he?). But then, according to the Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, “although [Snakes] are calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate.” Well, I am telling you from years of personal experience that you cannot, in any way, shape or form, be calm and intense at the same time. You can be calm one minute and intense the next, but you cannot be both simultaneously. Trust me on that….

Ok, I did promise you a website on this fascinating topic, but that’s before I actually looked it up and there are tons of them on the subject, so just Google “Chinese Zodiac” and have fun….

And while you’re at it, enjoy some Chinese food.