It must be my year

I was poking around the web today (like I do most days) and found myself looking at the Chinese Animal Zodiac. I was born in the year of the Rat, which according to the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco means the following:

People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.

Charm and attraction? Not sure about that, although I had two very fine specimens hit on me while I was at a conference recently. Perfectionist? Thrifty? Easily angered? I’d have to say yes to all of those, which are not my finest traits. The compatibility part is especially good, considering that the boyfriend was born in the year after me, hence is an Ox; what’s really weird is that my ex-husband is also an Ox (although one cycle prior) but has none of the Ox traits and definitely wasn’t a good match for this Rat.

I found other Rat definitions here, here, here (which also tells me that I’m a metal Rat), here and here that include a few other things that ring true, both positive and negative.

I don’t believe in all of this, but it’s been a pleasant distraction for the past 30 minutes when I should have been working.

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