Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year

I'm aware that 2008 is the year of the Rat. But all these years I've been under the mistaken impression that I was born in the year of the Rat. You see, 1972 is also a Rat year.

However, I didn't take into consideration that since I have a February birthday, I actually needed to look at what date the new year started. In 1972, it started on February 15th. I just missed the cut with a February 13th birthday. So what to my surprise!
I'm really a Pig.

Now I realize that all those smart asses who called me a "Pig" when I worked in uniform were actually right. Go figure. (That's a cop reference for those who don't get my very funny little joke.)

Of course, I had to look up the personality traits for a Pig. I mean, since I've been trying all these years to identify with the Rat. Only to find that I was wrong. This is what I found.

"Contrary to its rather negative reputation in the West, the Pig of Chinese Astrology may be the most generous and honorable Sign of the Zodiac. Pigs are nice to a fault and possess impeccable manners and taste. They have so much of the perfectionist in them that others may be inclined to perceive them as snobs, but this is a misconception. Pigs are simply possessed of a truly luxurious nature, one that delights in finery and riches (in surroundings, food, lovemaking and otherwise). This Sign believes in the best qualities of mankind and certainly doesn't consider itself to be superior. Pigs also care a great deal about friends and family and work hard to keep everyone in their life happy. Helping others is a true pleasure for the Pig, who feels best when everyone else is smiling."

Yep. All that's true. That sounds like me. And please don't think I'm a snob. Obviously that's a misconception, you see. And I swear I didn't make that part up about lovemaking. It really did say that.

"A Pig with no one around to appreciate its giving nature is a sad sight. Pigs are so magnanimous they can appear almost saintly; this can lead some less-than-well-intentioned souls to stomp all over this Sign, and the bad news is, the Pig will take the blows! Pigs make great companions in part because of their refusal to see the more negative or base qualities in a partner, but that rose-colored view can lead to this Sign's allowing itself to be taken advantage of. Contrary to their seemingly benign dispositions, however, Pigs can be quite venomous in response to being crossed by a lover, friend or business partner."

Saintly, huh? Wow. But I have to disagree with the part about taking the blows. I much better relate to that venomous when crossed stuff. Although, I do have to admit to wearing some terribly unfashionable rose colored glasses from time to time.

"Pigs are highly intelligent creatures, forever studying, playing and probing in their quest for greater knowledge. They can be misinterpreted as being lazy, however, due to their love of reveling in the good stuff; this Sign could happily spend hours on end making love, napping, taking a long bubble bath or dallying over an incredible spread of rich foods.

Oh yes... highly intelligent. "Reveling in the good stuff"...that does sound much better than just saying "lazy", doesn't it? LOL!

"Pigs tend to make wonderful life partners due to their hearts of gold and their love of family. Even so, Pigs can be rather exclusive, choosing to spend time with those who will appreciate them most and ignore the rest of the populace. Pigs would do well to realize that there's more to life than being needed. When they open up their world to a diverse group of people, they will truly bloom."

Okay I'll try to work on not ignoring the rest of you little people.
After I finish my long bubble bath.....

23 comments:

Pug Mama said...

Happy CNY! oink oink.

Sandra said...

That's a great description! How funny you thought you were a rat all these years :-)

Doris & Dan said...

Too funny!

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Keep smilin!

i-Con said...

Happy CNY, oinker!

Signed - the sheep (Baaaaa)

a Tonggu Momma said...

新年快乐 Xin Nian Kuai Le!

From a Tiger (roar)

Rhonda said...

HCNY, pig! ;)

Joannah said...

Gung hay fat choy! Snort!!!

TBG Happenings said...

hehehe thanks for the giggle:) You are one funny little piglet!

krj said...

After your bubble bath?! Damn, what about all this LOVEmaking?!!

This cracked me up, but truthfully, what it said about how incredibly nice you are is so spot on. I swear, no one else at our bash surprised me like you did. And remember when I thought you didn't like me cuz you didn't come visit my blog for so long and I loved your blog? I just MISunderstood!!

Anyway. I just love you. Pig or Rat, I love you.

Daniella said...

Happy CNY - all the pig jokes have been taken :)

"M" said...

Happy CNY my piggy friend. Now you got me thinking.... I always thought I was a monkey, now I will have to check out to know for sure. Hmmmmmm, I've alwasy been attached to that monkey.

LaLa said...

ha ha..too funny! I had to check mine a while back with a late January bday....nope, still a horse

Norma said...

Since I haven't met you in person, I can't say how that description suits you but after reading your blog for more than a year I would say it is pretty close! Hopefully, Mia is a Rabbit or Sheep! I am a Snake but my daughter is a Dog which is most compatable with Tiger or Horse.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy Chinese New YEar little piggy...
LOL.
Have a Great Evening..

Wendy said...

You made me laugh so hard! Happy New Year my friend!

Emma said...

ooh i'm in the same situation with a late january bday! thought i was a horse but am actually a snake!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

OMg, that was freaking hilarious. Maybe I should have signed on last night to have read that :0)

Hope you enjoyed rolling in that long bubble bath... oink oink :0)

Shannon said...

Yes, guess we both are little piggies after all. The things we have learned on this journey!

Headmeister said...

Now you make me want to go figure out what I am!!! Happy New year girl - see you in a few!

wzgirl said...

So, bein' a pig isn't all that bad after all, eh?

Happy BDay, you. xo

Liene said...

You have to email me and tell me where you found that so I can see what mine says about me.

I only know you through the WWW (hopefully we'll meet in person soon) and I think it describes you to a T!
You do have a heart of gold Krista!

Happy CNY!!!!

From the Rabbit and her Monkey Man husband!

Princess Diaries said...

Isn't it fun to learn something new about yourself? hee hee

Jenny V said...

Oh my gosh I am a pig too. I'm a pig and proud of it! SO funny- We had a Chinese chart last year as part of our homeschooling curriculum and I too thought I was some other sign. I read it and thought that the Chinese didn't know what they were talking about because I was so NOT the sign they said I was. Now I am thinking I must of read about the rat. My birthday is in January of 1972. Probably made the same mistake. The pig definitely fits me to a T. I just had the doctor order me to tell people NO more often. heh...who knew being a pig could mean you give more than you take. Fun Stuff-
Happy Happy 36th!
Jenny V