Friday, November 30, 2007

Give me a sign!


I see Bob delivered my message in the post below. Anyway, you will all, no doubt be greatly relieved to hear that Bob has been fed as the last thing I would do is neglect the silly old fluffy cantankerous bugger. I do seem to neglect myself a lot lately though. My life remains hectic and I will not be around much next week at all as I am off to Brussels for 3 days on business. My time there is very much accounted for so it will be all meetings and no sightseeing. Still, I hope to get out and at least buy some yummy Belgian Choccies while I'm there. I have taken the Eurostar before but this will be the first time I have travelled from St Pancras station on the high speed track. Apparently I will be zooming under the Channel at 186mph and will be in Brussels in less than 2 hours! I expect the landscape (once out of the tunnel of course) will be a bit blurry.

Anyway, I thought I would leave you with a 'fun' thing. I was talking with a colleague at work and the subject of Chinese zodiac signs came up. She was surprised that I didn't know what mine was so I looked it up. Apparently I am a 'Rooster'. Cock-a -doodle-blimmin'-doo. The thing is, much of the following is on the nail:

The ROOSTER Meticulous, Efficient, Orderly, Conscientious, Intelligent, Honourable, Notoriously Candid (yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep and yep!).

The quick thinking, ingenious Roosters are a pragmatic lot who prefer not to take any risks. Roosters are so aware of what’s going on around them that some may believe them to be psychic. It is not easy to sneak anything by a Rooster. These beings are a frank, honest lot who do not pull any punches and admire those who are truthful with them.

Roosters do not play games and are not likely to create facades to hide behind. They are honest, open and keep their word. Roosters are perfectionists and like to be in control. Their appearance is of great importance to them. Roosters do love to be noticed and love socializing with those who love them. Roosters expect and will fight for control of their surroundings and those who fall within its boundaries. They are extremely neat and expect their family members to be the same. By nature, Roosters are conservative, and loyal, trusting and supportive to those who earn it. Those close to the Rooster who do not live up to their standards will find themselves henpecked incessantly. Roosters who learn to let others be what they are will have an extremely gratifying life.

Famous ROOSTERS Include
Dirk Bogarde, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Michael Caine, Eric Clapton, Joan Collins, Errol Flynn, Melanie Griffith, Richard Harris, Goldie Hawn, Katherine Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Jayne Mansfield, Steve Martin, James Mason, Somerset Maugham, Bette Midler, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Kim Novak, Yoko Ono, Dolly Parton, Michelle Pfeiffer, George Segal, Peter Ustinov.

I'm still working on that gratifying life thing, but I'm getting there! So what animal are you? Find out here. See you soon.

23 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm a rooster, too, but that need to control? SO not me. I'm also not conservative, either.

Aware of surroundings to the point of being a witch, yep. Honest to a fault, yep.

But not that controlling bit. And I'm not anywhere as neat as I used to be.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oops. Here from Michele.

November Rain said...

Michelle sent me to say HI and
that I am a rooster too

Bob-kat said...

I'm not that conservative either Susan :) I also take a few more risks than my sign suggests!

Tawcan said...

I'm glad that Bob-kat is getting properly fed. No cat would ever want go hungry. :)

Here via Michele. She said hi too.

kenju said...

I am a dragon, Bob-kat, but do I breathe fire? We may never know...
LOL

Sheila said...

I'm a monkey. So it says but some of the stuff wasn't so nice. Hmmm...I like my Astrological sign better- Libra...balance.

R. Sherman said...

Great. I'm a Rat.

And wouldn't you know, it tells me my ideal job is "lawyer."

Wonderful.

Be safe and sane and enjoy Belgium.

Cheers.

gautami tripathy said...

I too am monkey. I wanted to be dragon! So much for wishing that!

You take it easy. Michele sent me here to tell you that.

gautami

Anonymous said...

well today i sure feel like a fire breathing dragon! lol.

here via michele.

http://honestyrain.com

Nikki-ann said...

I hope you do manage to squeeze in some time for yourself while you're on your trip. Most of all, I hope you treat yourself to a big box of Belgian chocolates. Oh, those Belgian chocolate shops smell so nice!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WOW! Mine is right on the money, B-K....I am a Goat....and it really is uncanny....INCLUDING the first three things I could or should be doing, Actor, Musician, Painter....!

Michele sent me tonight my dear B-K...and I am so glad she did! I have been off the net most of the day....Very Involced with My Clean-Up/Clean Out Project...And now I am so damn ytired, I am going to lie down for a bit---maybe get a bit of a nap!

Take carew, my dear Pal....and hope Brussells will be very productive...BUT, you MUST get out for some chockie wockie....!(lol) Have some for me, too!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

TRhanks for coming by, my dear...I know how busy you are andd I dearly appreciate you taking the time to come by and to comment...!

I did laugh when I read what you said about watching television....LOL! It's good that there isn'e quite as much happening at night in my garden...Except for certain times of the year....
During the time of the Agave Flowering, this summer---THAT was a feast for me...ALL the Hummingbirds, etc...! I do miss that....!

Mar said...

I am a Rooster, too. Mr. Mar is a Dog so we are only 50% compatible (ooops!)
Hope you had time to get those chocolates. A trip with the Eurostar sounds exciting!!!
Just a short addition: today is my beautiful day!

Ps said...

I didnt know there was a connectiom fromSt.pancras to Brussels. Hope you have a great trip.The chinese zodiac thing seems to be going around.I just discovered that I'm a pig!! :-)

David said...

Brussels, my goodness!
Oh, can you bring me a few sprouts? hehe

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rashbre said...

My sign is horse (!)
Enjoy Brussels and the chox.

David said...

that picture, and the structure, is mind boggling.

Smiler said...

How very very cool! I happen to be a Rooster too! I've read some rooster definitions before and they always seem to hit home but this one is great. Perfectionist to a fault and nitpicker. Yep that's me. I could work on the neatness part... but I guess everything is relative.

utenzi said...

That's a pretty amazing looking train station, BK.

Shephard said...

I'm a dragon. A wood dragon to be precise. :)
~S

craziequeen said...

I don't need to look, babes - I'm a wood dragon :-))
So much more accurate than 'our' zodiac.

Catching up time....

cq