Several people have been blogging about the Chinese year that they were born in, mine was the Rabbit.
A mainly nocturnal, timid creature you think. Not So, they are out and about regardless of daylight or the lack of it and can be very aggressive, at least the males can. Not only to defend their territory and harem but also towards said harem.
We used to breed them for the table when I was a child, my family started long before the second world war but stepped up production for obvious reasons. They were used to me as I fed them every day, in fact one of my main chores was to walk the hedgerows collecting hog weed. I was always very careful when near the bucks and the does with young litters, they have very sharp nails and teeth.
Also many of the pod casters that I watch have taken the sorting hat test to find which Hogwarts house they belong to. Out of a mindless fit of copy catting I did so this morning. I am Gryffindor, I believe that embraces courage, bravery and determination, not like the rabbit in any way. Well apart from the ones that are determined to eat your garden veg before you can get near it.
I did enjoy reading the Harry Potter books and have all the dvds but I am not about to adorn myself in the house colours, I have no recollection of them from the films. tut tut.
My sister sends me quizzes and questions on Facebook quite often, some I do, most I ignore. The ones that I do complete give me a laugh and then I forget them.
I also get invites to join in games, these I just sail past. I have seen people glued to their phones tip tapping away at games, oblivious to their surroundings.
Fran is guilty of that and when here the phone is relegated to her bedroom, she always says that it is an addiction that she would love to kick. I did suggest that she deletes them all but she has not got the strength to do so.
There is one game that I do play, breaking bricks on Mindjolt. I totally blame my brother in Australia, he introduced me to it on my second visit and I was hooked.
I do not play it very often and when I do I never play more than 3 games. I do not want to spend my time on some so nonconstructive but it is welcome break if I get stuck on a project. while I play my mind deals with the problem and mostly figures out a solution.
I think that what I am saying is that so many people, from quite young children to some of my age group seem to live their lives in a computer generated world, cut off from reality. I find it mystifying and at the same time understandable, Oh the problems being a Gemini, and seeing both sides.
In this world full of pressure to be thinner, richer, buy more and bigger etc etc it is good to have a cosy retreat.
On the other hand blanking real life out only puts the day of reckoning off, and possibly makes it harder to deal with.
My mum liked to lose herself in the soaps and watched them avidly, my Dad watched the horse racing and followed form and breeding lines. I remember him and Gran betting pennies against each other, neither managed to win more than half the time.
I knit and craft and search for ideas and patterns, mostly free, for future projects. It will take me another life time to make everything I fancy.
In the better weather I will be in the garden sowing and growing a selection of fruit, veg and flowers.
We all have our avenues of escape, some more healthy than others. Right now I can not knit enough socks, I am limited to as many as I can find feet to wear them, and there are so many patterns to try. I am starting to look at shawl patterns and have pulled the yarn from stash to start one, once I have finished the 2 pairs of socks on my needles.
I seem to have rambled on and lost track of where I was heading for. Not a trait found in rabbits or Gryffindor house, I must need more tea.
Back soon for a more sensible (I hope) post