Thursday, July 10, 2008

MY MIND HAS BEEN BLOWN


I have spent 23 years of my life thinking I was an Ox. I was born in 1985 and have been told that was my Chinese astrological sign since we celebrated the Chinese New Year back in preschool. Well, three days ago in my Chinese language class my life was turned upside down when I found out that I'm really a rat. I feel like I have been living a lie the past two decades. I can't believe I never put it together myself. Chinese New Year is in February (or the end of January), so clearly January 2nd counts as the year previous. So, according to the Chinese I was born in 1984, which makes this my year, since 2008 is the year of the rat. No wonder things have been looking up. It's all about the rat, baby.

Interestingly, both of my parents are also rats. My family is just filled with good luck!

In other less exciting news, I broke up with Rod. It was one of those things that was going to happen sooner or later (read: I am moving to China for who knows how long), so well, it happened. Maybe I'll talk about it in more detail some day, but today is not that day.

11 comments:

Andy said...

I am a horse. My bday is november the 14th, so no chance of being mistaken.

And I am sorry about Rod. Maybe it was not the right timing. Maybe you just need this getaway to miss him.

Taryn said...

Oh Andy, so optimistic!

I can't believe people sell rats with hearts on them. If you're the year of the rat, I'm probably not and that sucks cuz I was gonna ask you to buy me a heart-ladened rat. shit.

Anonymous said...

I heard Rod was a douchebag.

Wait a minute...!

XOXO said...

uhm, awkward much?


ps- i knew we were rats, idiot.

I'm Frank said...

I have no idea what my Chinese sign is...heck, I don't even know what my astrological sign is. I also often forget what my birthday is.


Have I mentioned that I'm retarded?

Bergdorf Brunette said...

i'm a rat, too!

but i knew that, somehow. i learned it on the menu at a mongolian beef restaurant on the way home from tahoe a few years ago. not joking.

LL

Bergdorf Brunette said...

i'm a rat, too!

but i knew that, somehow. i learned it on the menu at a mongolian beef restaurant on the way home from tahoe a few years ago. not joking.

LL

Bergdorf Brunette said...

i have no idea why that posted twice.

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Bergdorf Brunette said...

ni hao again

also, my google blogger profile told me i'm a rat - omg!

Being born a Rat is nothing to be ashamed of. In China, the Rat is respected and considered a courageous, enterprising person. It is deemed an honor to be born in the Year of the Rat and it is considered a privilege to be associated with a Rat. Rats know exactly where to find solutions and can take care of themselves and others without problems. They use their instinctive sense of observation to help others in times of need and are among the most fit of all the Animal signs to survive most any situation.

http://www.usbridalguide.com/special/chinesehoroscopes/Rat.htm

my fave part?

"the rat on the job"

this really puts the word "hoodrat" into such greater perspective for me. we are "upper east side" rats, if anything.