Monday, January 30, 2006

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, yesterday marks the start of the new year 4704 -- the year of the dog. This may not be a surprise but I'm a monkey; and monkeys are forgetful so I didn't post this yesterday (and my computer at home wasn't cooperating). For those cocks out there your year is over. In '06 the dog is god. At least that's what the Chinese would have us believe. This isn't a regular dog year. It's the year of the fire dog. Dogs are known for being loyal, honest, and trustworthy and the same came be expected from those born this year. This also applies to those born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, and 1994.
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They inspire other people's confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But dog people are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Let’s hear it for monkeys!

I caught a story on the news last night about therapy monkeys. They get trained over a 7 year period and assist paralyzed and handicapped individuals. Oh, and they cost $35,000.

Now I love dogs, but a monkey companion seems like a great idea. With hurricanes, tsunamis, and war I image proper funding isn’t exactly flowing into charities like Helping Hand Monkeys.

I can’t help but point out the absurd in all this “monkey love.” Check out the near delusion of some.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth.

I've decided to start my blog in a similar fashion. Well maybe not, but I have always found religion fascinating and a great conversation piece. I know most of the Old Testament and have picked up a lot of the New (thanks Mel!).

For those of you in search of something I offer The Brick Testament.