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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I have about 25 minutes until class starts. Le sigh. The entire point of scheduling classes back to back was to avoid these long stretches of NOTHING. Bright side: long stretches of nothing give me time to blog about nothing. Win.


Hm. Maybe not. I'll let you be the judge.

Anyway, since my brain is still on writing hiatus (Max? Crystal? Lu? Anyone?) I spend most of my free time (ha! What's free time again?) doing completely un-writing-related stuffs. Like reading horoscopes.

I know horoscopes are a borderline-touchy subject. Because horoscopes lead to religion, and religion leads to giant, flailing, blubbery masses of angry blog trolls. I don't want blubber blog trolls here, so I'll define the parameters of this horoscope talk:

1) I don't hold any religious belief to horoscopes.
2) I read horoscopes for one reason and one reason only: they're funny. FUNNY. Not real and life-altering and important. Funny. Funny in that sometimes they're freakish right, and sometimes they're freakish wrong. I realize that this is simply statistical probability; if someone were to say one prediction every day for a year, they would eventually get one right.

Now, on to horoscopes. Mine for today made me chuckle in a wow-they-must-be-stalking-me way:

"You're itching to jump ahead quickly -- but you can tell that you can't do so just yet. It's a good time for you to marshal your resources and wait a little longer until you know the time is right."

Grr. If you've read any of my Twitter posts recently, you know how much I loathe and detest and very much dislike school. I would give anything for someone to go "You've wasted enough time/money on this worthless degree. Here's your diploma now." I'm very much itching to get ahead quickly and be done with this %#@#% thing.

Sorry. Sore subject.

What about ya'll? Do you read your horoscope? Do you chuckle when it's something good or cringe when it's something bad? For instance, this year is supposed to be 38% favorable, with 10 unfavorable months and 2 favorable for me. That's fun. I choose to reject that prediction, thank you.


Hayley Lovell said...

Hehe, I read horoscopes just for the same reason! And I also like to take them with a grain of salt because, aside from the fact I don't believe in them, it sounds like horor-scope. That was lame, but you get my point. I"m glad you've chosen to disregard this year's prediction. Good choice.

Anonymous said...

I used to read them for the same reason, especially the ones in Seventeen magazine. Haven't read one in years though; I guess I just lost interest. But they can be funny to read.

ali cross said...

LOL Loved your laugh line. Good times to come. Gotcha.

I haven't read my horoscope in so long. But yes, they are funNEE! At least, mostly.

Good luck with the $#%$^#$# school thing ;)

Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

you know... I can't remember the last time I read my horoscope. I had a friend in high school who was super into them and we used to get into these debates, which clearly I'd always win by pointing out that everybody can find something to relate to in any other person's horoscope.

But definitely are pretty funny :-)

Leigh Hutchens Burch said...

I am a Pisces, and I feel my horoscopse is spot-on about 90% of the time.

I agree that horoscopes are fun. I do get annoyed at magazines -- like Marie Claire -- who include the feature "good month for/ bad month for..."

It makes me feel sad for the bad monthers, whether it's all the Pisces or Leos or Capricorns.

Jill Wheeler said...

One of my favorite creative writing activities to do with kids is have them write horoscopes. I give them a list of the different signs, along with what they're supposed to be like, and the kids come up with a horoscope for the day. Then we read them together. It's so fun!

V. S said...

I sometimes read horoscopes for the fun of it :) Sometimes they're right other times they're wrong.

It's freaky isn't?

Mariah Irvin said...

Sometimes I look at them to feel how far off they are, just for a good laugh. I haven't looked recently though.

Hayley Lovell said...

Sara, I left an award for you over at my blog! ^_^

K. M. Walton said...

I read them for fun when I come across them. Sometimes they make me pause and do a re-read either for hopeful or cringe-worthy purposes.

But I look at them only for fun.

But my zodiac sign, well now, that's a different story. I really believe in the characteristics of my sign, my kids' signs and my husband's sign - they are all dead on accurate. I do that for fun too though. I'm not a zealot.

p.s. as far as school goes. I'm going to give you my two cents. Try shifting your attitude towards your school experience over one notch out of the negative and into the positive. How? Well, think about your school experience so far. What positive things/moments/people have you experienced during your time in school. Hyper-focus on those moments. Try and seek those moments or people out for your remaining time. I'm telling you, shift your focus over one notch and magical things happen to your overall outlook...making your final experiences positive and meaningful. Try it. Why not?

Okay. Two cents was maybe ten cents. Sorry. I speak from being through some truly crappy times in life and that advice worked brilliantly for me.