Mama Kat’s Writing Prompt #2 stuck out to me this week: Relay an entertaining conversation or string of emails you recently had with someone.
If only….If only I had the chat stream between me and my friend, Safire, the other night. It’s a shame that the conversation is lost in Facebook chat-land somewhere, because it was very entertaining.
At least it kept me entertained for about an hour.
I always find it amusing to internet-chat with someone I see regularly.
Safire and I had been talking earlier that day about Chinese New Year and what animal year our family members were born in. I thought it would be amusing to look up everyone in my family and read their Eastern Horoscope profile. What’s better than family together-time analyzing personalities and horoscope??
The family night was amusing. Some people were upset by their profiles. Others denied. Most laughed.
It really got fun after the kids went to bed and I chatted with Safire about what we’d discovered. Now, I want to preface this by saying that I am not a horoscope-follower. But I love looking into personalities, and there is typically enough truth in these things that it makes me wonder….
Here’s what I found on Ofesite.com:
“Pigs are splendid companions, intellectuals with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out.”
–Yes!! CandyMan has always been the type of person who loves a challenge. He is not satisfied with the easy road, and loves to set difficult goals.
“Their steadfast, patient nature make them good, amicable organizers, but even Pigs have limits, and their rage is something to behold!”
–Steadfast and patient? No. The something-to-behold rage? Um, yes.
“Pigs are exceptionally funny and good-humoured.”
–CandyMan is our comedian. Always the life of the party. Always ready with a joke, a one-liner, or a silly song to sing.
“When it comes to love, they are true romantics who spend the money for the full nine yards.”
–Yeah, not really.
“Tigers are sensitive, emotional and capable of great love.”
–Yes. Sometimes, to an extreme. Emotional! You should see me on hormones!
“They expect others to be honest with them, but criticism or disapproval gets them depressed.”
–This is so me! I expect honesty, but it often hurts. Way more than it should. (see “sensitive” above…)
“…their eagerness to face challenges…”
–Not me at all. Give me the easy road, thank you very much.
Shhh! She’s not too happy about it. I think it was this phrase that made her slightly unhappy:
“Rats have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical.”
“Their intelligence and observation allows them to quickly grasp a situation from multiple perspectives.”
–We noticed her negotiation skills and her ability to understand situations at a very early age. She is very intelligent and “gets” things very quickly.
“Rabbits are people everyone likes to be around — Affectionate, obliging, and pleasant, and they would never deliberately hurt anyone. The Rabbit’s conservative exterior hides a love for fun, which catches other people off guard. “
–This totally describes me sweet Necco.
“…they seem quiet (and even unattentive)…”
–Yeah, this could be her, too. For a very long time, I thought she wasn’t paying attention to anything.
“…superficial….and always fashionable…”
–Well, not yet.
“They are intelligent, gifted perfectionists that are demanding of others.”
–I think we can stop there. That is my son. Highly intelligent. No one can dispute it. He’s in 5th grade math…in 3rd grade. He’s such a perfectionist that he refused to speak til he was 3. He wanted to make sure he had perfected the language first before opening his mouth.
“Dragons prefer demanding situations to everyday routines.”
–I think he would prefer to avoid the everyday routines AND the demanding situations….
It was spooky when we found out that Reese was born in the year of the Sheep. Her real name means Lamb, she has had a special lamb security toy since birth…If anybody has a connection with an animal, Reese is it.
Strangely, though, I didn’t find a lot in her profile that seemed to fit.
“Sheep sometimes hold back their emotions, and are not fully appreciated for their true nature.”
“They are first to complain about discomfort. Naturally pessimistic, mild mannered and even shy…”
–Definitely not. Reese is a sheep on the outside and a lion on the inside. Confident, positive, bold. She only looks like a sheep.
“Rooster are shrewd and definite in their decision making, often speaking their minds.”
–Is it scary that I can say this is already true for a 4-year-old?
“They love to attract attention and admiration, and and get angry when someone steals the spotlight. Despite being melodramatic, they are exceptionally practical, logical, and have excellent powers of discrimination.”
–Yes, yes, and yes again!
What animal are you? Check out the profiles. Do you fit your animal’s description?
PS–Does anybody know why I can’t get “left-align” and “right-align” to work on my blog? On my post preview, it looks all spiffy, but it never stays that way when I hit publish. ??
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