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February 9, 2007

Annus Sus

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy new year. 2007? Ha! That was sooo 2700 years ago. It's year 4705 - the Year of the Pig.

Technically, Chinese New Year doesn’t begin until February 18, 2007, but as soon as I saw pictures of this stamp, I couldn’t wait to post it.


If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 or 1995 - you were born under the zodiac sign of the pig. Like the pig, you are highly regarded for your chivalry and pureness of heart, and you often make friends for life.

Famous pigs: Porky (WB cartoon character), Wilbur (protagonist, Charlotte’s Web), Miss Piggy (Muppet character) and Babe (protagonist, 1995 movie).

Famous people born in the Year Of The Pig include Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Thomas Jefferson, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Mahalia Jackson, David Letterman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

fyi - Annus Sus is the Latin translation for Year of the Pig

February 6, 2008

Aw Rats...

Kung Hee Fat Choy!!!!!!

Tomorrow marks the lunar new year - Year of the Rat:


I have no affinity for rodents, but here's to hoping Chinese lunar year 4705 is the most prosperous year yet! Now where's my freakin' lucky money?

A Ratty Year
Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. Those born in rat years tend to be leaders, pioneers, and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, William Shakespeare, and Mozart were all born in the year of the rat.

February 13, 2008

Crying Over Petfood

a Pedigree dogfood commercial that is. In what has got to be the most effective advertisement campaign EVER promoting pet adoption - I cry everytime I see this stupid commercial.

How could anybody possibly pass up this cute little pup? If this commercial doesn't move you... then you have no soul.

(Sort of GOOD NEWS: a couple of sites, mostly forums, are claiming that Echo was adopted in November of 2007... but I can't seem to find confirmation from a credible source).

February 18, 2008

He "ADMIRES" Me?!?!?!

My Sweety knows when it comes to flowers I'm partial to pinks and purples - pastels, lavender, hot pink, you name it.

For Valentines day, I received this pretty arrangement:


So I'm sitting there, relishing in my flower arrangement and thinking to myself, if pink and purple flowers can be so beautiful, then why are RED roses synonymous with Valentines?

Well it turns out there's a meaning behind every color....

Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance, and a time-honored way to say "I love you." The red rose has long symbolized beauty and perfection. A bouquet of red roses is the perfect way to express your deep feelings for someone special.

As a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses can also convey appreciation as well as joyfulness. Pink rose bouquets often impart a gentler meaning than their red counterparts.

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April 23, 2008

A Cat Named Bunny

In Loving Memory of the sweetest, cutest, most loving, most wonderful kitty. Ever.

Bunny. 1992-2008


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