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Harking on to the real post now!
Every morning Astroyogi.com proffers, by way of iGoogle, a prediction of how my day is likely to unfold. (I was almost about to write ‘unlikely to fold’ there). And every day, naturally, there is a disconnect. Today was no exception.
What my horoscope said:
This is a great day to spend with friends and having loads of fun. Kick off those shoes and just relax! A good day to rejuvenate yourself, express your ideas and be adventurous. You have not done this in a long time and when you get opportunities such as this, you must use it to refresh your mind. What a change from your usual routine!
What actually happened:
Let’s break up the above into individual sentences.
This is a great day to spend with friends and having loads of fun.
Without even considering the grammar side of things, this sentence holds no water. I didn’t meet any of my friends, considering it was a weekday. As for the second part, here’s all the fun I had today:
- Designed five diagrams in Microsoft Visio
- Documented two processes
- Reviewed another process document
A good day to rejuvenate yourself,…
Yes I did this, by splashing water in my face every hours to prevent falling into a deep slumber at my desk.
… express your ideas…
This, too, I did, and they were well-received.
and be adventurous.
I tried out a 10-pt font for a small process box. That’s how far my adventures went.
You have not done this in a long time…
Damn right about that.
… and when you get opportunities such as this, you must use it to refresh your mind.
My mind has been wiped clean, leave alone refreshed.
What a change from your usual routine!
Indeed! I look forward to the day when I can draw diagrams and write boring documents 24×7.
Do you follow horoscopes in newspapers and the like?
(Blog post title inspired by Bryan Adams’ song)
Haha! I’ve never done such extensive research on it, but can be entertaining !! I think when I have a day with less work, for entertainment I sometimes look up these…:)
Yes I’ve kept it in my iGoogle solely for entertainment purposes, and also to tally it up by the end of the day to see if anything at all matched. In most cases, it serves to tell you the opposite of how your day will go.
Just goes to show that you can interpret anything differently.
Yes, I guess that’s why horoscopes are so dangerous!
I subscribe to a daily one for years. I think it was originally through AOL. It goes in to much more depth than this one, giving me the general one for all signs, including planet movements and one specifically for my sign, Cancer. Interestingly enough it many times parallels my day. Not that I make decisions by it or anything, but I find it fun and educational. Plus I like knowing when Venus and Mars are alright tonight. 🙂
~That Rebel, Olivia
I too use it only for reference. For me, it parallels my other days, not the day it is written for!
Heh heh! It’s always fun to have a look at your daily hosorscope. You always end up being more conscious of whatever you do, and end up relating even the smallest of tasks to the horoscope!
Precisely! At the end of the day you always land up tallying your day and what the horoscope predicted!