You Dirty Rat!

Friday, April 13, 2007
Today is considered a very unlucky day by many people. Oooh, look out, it’s Friday the 13th! I don’t hold much stock in that sort of thing. I don’t usually hold much faith in things like horoscopes either as you can read just about anything into them although I’m fascinated by them at the same time. A coworker just returned from three weeks in China and showed us her pictures over the lunch hour. They included statues carved into the shapes of the Chinese Horoscope symbols (I’m sure there’s a more accurate description involving the word astrological but I can’t think at the moment). This led into a conversation in our office about who is what symbol and how accurate the descriptions are of each person. I was born in the year of the Rat.

Rats are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the ones they love. However, Rats have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. At ease with company and groups of people, their intelligence and observation allows them to quickly grasp a situation from multiple perspectives. Rats know how to spot opportunities and seize them, but their opportunism, ambition and restlessness can lead to too many commitments. Don't be fooled -- although shrewd in business at times, Rats are passionate lovers, with a depth of feeling that is seldom recognized by others. Rats are Charismatic, Sociable, Intelligent, Affable, Quick-Witted, Popular but Exploitive, Calculative, Secretive, Greedy, Acquisitive, Devious. Some notable Rats in these fields include William Shakespeare, Amadeus Mozart, Gene Kelly, Winston Churchill and George Washington.

According to the website I looked at, I’m most compatible with Monkeys and Dragons although there is a great deal of SEXUAL ATTRACTION between myself and other rats and pigs. No comment…

It was pointed out to me that the “famous” Rats listed were all sensitive artist types and war heroes – something that my coworkers thought was very fitting. They didn’t agree with the quick-tempered and critical (they don’t know me all that well…) but did think that the first line about charm and generosity was right on the ball. What did it for me was “Rats are passionate lovers” (Kitty says purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…) and “a depth of feeling that is seldom recognized by others”. I keep my emotions fairly close to my chest and try not to show anyone how I’m truly feeling (good or bad).

Hmmm, squirrels are a sort of flying rat…you’d think I’d like them a bit more all things considered.

Hey baby, what's your sign???


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm a dog. A female dog, obviously, which pleases me more than it probably should.

Gardenia said...

Chinese Horoscope

Roosters are hard workers; shrewd and definite in their decision making, often speaking their minds. Because of this, Roosters seem to boast. They like to put all their cards on the table and respect those who do the same. Roosters love to mix socially -- They are dreamers, flashy dressers and extravagant. 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 discri
mination. This leaves them with high standards of excellence which at times frustrates others. Although they attract many suitors, they are loyal, level-
headed partners make a commitment.
Chinese Horoscope

Passionate, Resilient, Patriotic, Industrious, Courageous, Protective
Conceited, Blunt, Rude, Bossy, Aggressive, Impatient
Chinese Horoscope

The following occupations best suit the Rooster personality.


Some notable Roosters in these fields include Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Rudyard Kipling, and Katharine Hepburn.

A financial advisor - maybe there is hope for my bookkeeping job after all. Oh, I hate rude people - am I rude? Its all pretty right on, but I am more of a hermit rather than a socialite! Anyway, this was fun, Ms. Rat - thanks!

kelly said...

I'm a rabbit or lame is that

Tanya said...

I am year of the Ox

Born leaders, Ox people inspire confidence from all those around them. They are conservative, methodical, and good with their hands. However, they can be at times chauvinistic and demanding. In fact, the strength of an Ox person comes out in great shows of deter-
mination, obstinance, and defense for what they believe in. Although they enjoy their private life and doing things on their own, Oxen are strong, dutiful and reliable. They construct firm bonds with their home and family, and while not the most romantic of the animals, Oxen make affectionate, faithful partners and lovers.

Honest, Loyal, Popular, Sincere, Steadfast, Reliable
Stubborn, Impatient, Inflexible, Narrow-Minded, Sulking

The following occupations best suit the Ox personality.


No one with an Ox personality is afraid of hard work. Some notable Oxen include Napolean, Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Disney and Richard Nixon.

I have to say, though, that everything is spot on, except the narrow-minded bit. And I am a touch romantic.

* (asterisk) said...

I'm a dog -- more specifically a temple dog, just as it says in my Blogger profile.

mister anchovy said...

I'm a rat.

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