I had a comment from Merle on my 100th post in which she wished me happy birthday. I wondered how she knew, as I knew I hadn't given the exact date.
Of course...she read it on my profile! (Slaps forehead and rolls eyes) Der!
So I confess. In the wee small hours this morning, the momentous event of turning one year older happened to me. Too bad I was asleep and missed it.
Now, according to my horoscope or should I say, depending on which magazine, paper, or website I read, I'm either Capricorn or Aquarius. Capricorns are practical, down to earth people, who are often achievers. Aquarians are sporty, funloving and want to save the world. No wonder I'm so mixed up and suffering from double personality disorder. I don't know who I am and despite searching all my life, I still haven't found the "real" me, whoever that is.
So...I have decided to make a 13th sign of the zodiac - Capriquarius! These people are practical and sensible. They save their money, pay all their bills on time, never run out of gas in the car, never run out of food and work hard to claw their way up the ladder of success. But...during that time, they splurge on shopping sprees, forget about putting gas in the car, play tennis, swim and party and don't worry about the bills, food or other mundane things, because there is a famine in Ethiopa and they are on the first plane carrying relief to the stricken Ethiopians!
Those who share this birth date will know exactly what I am talking about. It gets very confusing at times, because we cannot remember whether we're in a practical phase or an impulsive one. Sometimes the two clash...and that can be very traumatic.
Picture this. You're in the process of paying your phone bill online, but somehow or other, you are directed to a totally different site. An online shopping site like eBay or something like that. Before you know it, you've bid on an antique marital aid from deepest darkest Uzbhekistan - and you've won the auction! The Aquarian side of your personality is thrilled to bits with this unique piece of history while the Capricorn side is having a nervous breakdown at the thought of the phone, mobile and broadband access being cut off. You see what I mean?
Now, I've had to contend with this all my life. It doesn't help when your mother reminisces about your childhood and says, "You were such a strange child!" Do you wonder why I have a complex?
So there it is, an insight into my mixed up personality. I hope I still have some friends left after you read this ;-)