Rat (1972,1984,1996)You are still trying to recover after last year, and if you struggle, you just might. It will be a struggle, though. Take time off and go fishing.
Ox (1973, 1985, 1997) Not a good year. Take up yoga, learn to relax. You can’t take it with you, so spend a little money this year and enjoy it while you’ve got it.
Tiger (1974,1986,1998)Time to go traveling again. Disastrous year for you financially. Hide some under the mattress before the sheriff comes around – you’re gonna need it.
Hare/Cat (1975, 1987, 1999) A quiet, contented year for you. Everyone else will be chasing their tail, but you will simply enjoy this year and finish it very relaxed and a little smug.
Dragon (1976, 1988, 2000) After the last couple of years, you’ll be grateful for the rest. Don’t waste it by trying to top the achievements of the last few years. Relax and remember.
Snake 1977, 1989, 2001) A year for many love affairs. Avoid financial ruin by going on dates. Use your logic and forget intuitive stuff this year if you can – things might just go wrong if you don’t.
Horse (1978, 1990, 2002) Much better year for you. Things are still frisky, but you’ll enjoy the challenges and excitement for once.
Goat/Sheep (1979, 1991, 2003)You might not get a better year, so you’d better enjoy it. Marvelous year for you, though, and there’s little that can go wrong.
Monkey (1980, 1992, 2004) What a good year for you. All your schemes work out. All your plans work out. Who dares, wins. And you certainly know how to dare!
Rooster (1981, 1993, 2005) At the end of the year you’ll look around, blinking and wondering how so much could go so wrong – and none of it will be your fault. Or will it?
Dog (1982,1994, 2006) Think before you speak. Rationalize before you act. Don’t burn any bridges. Be cautious. Be alert and be very, very slow to do anything. You might just survive this year intact.
Pig (1983, 1995, 2007)At last, Things seem to be a little better for you, the poor pig. Even love is waving on the horizon – or is it drowning.
Year Of The Goat
Bad Year For Finances For Everyone.
This Is The Year Of Major Stock Collapses.
Turn To Artistic Endeavors And Forget Money This Year.
Taken from Mix & Match Chinese Astrology by Richard Craze
Faced with all of the stress and pressures in my life, I have regressed back to the pleasures of my childhood in order to escape. And so I am surrounded on the one side by books and the other side with my computer.
I was a big reader has a child, just devouring books. The library has always been a safe house of sorts for me, a place I know that I could be safe at. And so now, I surround myself with books to read for the weekend:
- The Sum of All Fears, so I can read it before I watch the movie;
- The Asian American Century, a short book on Asian and American cultural relations;
- Road Warriors, a book on the new media and information markets;
- The Way of the Tiger, a book that looks familiar (I might have borrowed it from Suzanne’s grandmother, who has a nice collection of science books);
- HTML 4 for Dummies, because it was the only book that they had on HTML in stock;
- Inside Islam, something that more people in this country should study up on;
- Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility, because I liked the cover (yes, sometimes I judge a book by it’s cover. Sue me);
- The Dragon De la Sangre, a tale of dragons that live among us;
- The Weblog Handbook, to seek out some advice on improving this literary creation of mine;
- Blackwood Farm, because there is nothing like the literary prose of Anne Rice to make me forget my troubles.
And then I have my computer. I remember my first computer, a Commodore Vic20. I remember playing games and typing programs out of….God, what was that magazine called. I can’t remember what it was called, but I do remember that I didn’t have a disk drive, but a tape drive. A cassette tape drive. Later I upgraded to a C-128. Well, my computer is a little faster than that old Vic20, but it will serve it’s purpose has I play games and type away.
And so I flee, to forget the pain, to forget the suffering. Will this be enough, though…
Mike is trying his best to cheer me up.
**sigh** I should be grateful, but inside I just keep thinking that I wish he would go away.
I am in the midst of another depression spell. Which means that I am having thoughts again of cutting myself.
I keep thinking back to the scene in The Royal Tenebaums when Luke Wilson went into the bathroom and tried to kill himself.
I won’t cut myself; I’m no where near that point. And hopefully, there won’t be any more surprises to push me to that point.
Still, with the V-Day holiday coming up, I know that I will be in this state at least for the next couple of weeks.
If I’m going to be depressed, I need to get my game face on so that people won’t bug me about it at work, like they already are.
Going to take a shower now to relax and to practice smiling.
So last year, I got Suzanne her on domain name and web space. A year later I get charged by her web host for another year’s worth of service. I don’t blame her because they automatically set it so that they will charge you automatically unless you turn it off at their site. The problem is that rent is due and right now I’m short. I also need that money to buy groceries. I’ve been trying to call Suzanne, but I can’t get a hold of her.
It’s not too bad. I think Mike can spot me the money to cover the rent, cause I’m only a little bit short. And if he can’t, then Mary offered to loan me the money. So I will get though this. It’s just the timing of the whole this that is stressing me out. Every little thing is stressing me and I guess it’s showing.
1. As a child, who was your favorite superhero/heroine? Why? It would have to be Batman. Superman and the other were all right, I guess, but Batman was something special. Maybe it was the mask and cape that helped. The utility belt and the cool vehicles certainly helped. I think mainly, it was because he was human, and not alien or meta-human or whatever. With no superpowers, using just his mind and weapons, he got the job done.
2. What was one thing you always wanted as a child but never got? The G. I. Joe USS Flagg Aircraft Carrier. Probably the greatest and one of the largest toys ever created in the 1980’s. Measuring in at 7+ feet, the USS Flagg was the aircraft carrier for G. I. Joe. The child in possession of this bad boy guaranteed his place of coolness with the other kids.
3. What’s the furthest from home you’ve been? From here in San Francisco, North would have to be Oak Harbor, WA when I went to look for an old friend of mine. South would be Newport Beach, CA when I went to see Mew. Or it could have been Catalina Island when I went for Spring Break. Not sure which one is further south. East would be Las Vegas, NV. when Suzanne and I went to her friend wedding. As for west, there isn’t too much west you can travel from San Francisco, but I did drive down highway 101 from WA to CA one time, and I’m sure that parts of it are west of San Francisco.
4. What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to learn but haven’t yet? I’ve always wanted to learn how to play a guitar. Guys who play the guitar get chicks.
5. What are your plans for the weekend? I need to go grocery shopping. I was going to see a movie, but I think that I will nix that idea due to lack of funds. What else, I think that I might go to church also. Depends if I can get ready in time. And taking a whiff of the bathroom, looks like I’m cleaning that this weekend too. Happy Chinese New Year everybody!!!