January 26th, 2009

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Writer's Block: Year of the Ox

Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Ox starts today. What is your Chinese zodiac animal? Do you think you fit the description of the sign?

I'm a piggy!

I'll bold the statements that apply, cross out the ones that don't, and add commentary in brackets.

Occupying the last position in the Chinese Zodiac, the 12th, the Pig symbolizes such character traits as diligence, compassion, and generosity. Pigs enjoy life and because they are entertaining, others enjoy their company. Pigs are giving souls and reap much enjoyment when they’re helping others, but sometimes they give too much. Honesty is what Pigs give and it’s what they expect to receive in return.

[I'm not sure if I fit most of that, but I do value honesty.]

Pigs seek peace and will do what is necessary to maintain it. This trait, while admirable, sometimes makes it easy for others to take advantage of Pigs. Pigs are always doing for others, helping anyway they can, but rarely will they ask others for help. This can overwhelm and stress them, but Pigs don’t mind.

When it comes to money, Pigs enjoy spending more than saving. They gravitate towards name brand items. Thriftiness happens only occasionally, but Pigs do know how to find great deals.

[I generally avoid shopping. It's a pain in the butt.]

Always seeking fun, Pigs often indulge more than they should. Excessive eating, drinking and smoking can cause sickness. Pigs aren’t very active and, combined with their excessive behaviors, cause them to gain weight. Pigs are social and being alone makes them unhappy. Pigs would benefit from adopting a healthier lifestyle.

[Yeah, I know, I need to exercise and develop a better eating schedule and bla bla bla...]

Pigs enjoy helping at work and can always be counted on. They enjoy opportunities that allow them to express their creativity. Pigs are detail-oriented, a trait admired by management. Pigs aren’t afraid to take on responsibility. Some good career choices for Pigs include: entertainer, caterer, doctor, veterinarian, or interior decorator. They’d do well in retail or hospitality.

[Ever see that commercial for that job-hunting site where the paramedics rush to the scene of an accident, and one of them passes out? That would be me. I would totally fail at anything medical, because of my deep aversion to medical stuff.]

Supportive and giving, Pigs make great partners. They’re affectionate and sexual and prefer staying home to going out. They enjoy what they have, especially their home and family. Once they find the right partner, they’re typically committed for the long-term.

[I think I'm better off single, thanks. I'd probably make a horrible partner.]

Water Pigs – Years 1923 and 1983
Water Pigs are trustworthy almost to a fault. Others can easily influence Water Pigs, but Water Pigs are also good at influencing others to get what they want. They’re extremely social and enjoy having a good time.

Pigs are most compatible with a Rabbit or Goat and incompatible with the Monkey and Snake.

[It's funny, 'cause my sister is a snake, and I don't get along with her.]

Overall... meh. I don't think this is a good indication of my personality.
Panda porn!

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I really need to stop putting things off until they quite literally keep me up at night (or at 5:30 in the morning). It's time to bite the bullet and call the vet. Poor little girl... I promise, this first time will be the last time. And please don't take it personally if I shut you out of my room for the next few nights.
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