Odds and Ends

Yet another good reason for my fear of flying. Although this did make me laugh.

This also made me laugh.  Obviously it’s not taking much today.

Daily Horoscope: January 31, 2012

            There’s nowhere you’d rather be than where you are right now, and no one you’d rather be with than the person sitting right there across from you. Cancel all your appointments.
  • Compatibility: Gemini
  • Mood: Charming
  • Lucky Color: Shadow Black
  • Lucky Number: 39
  • Lucky Time of Day: 9pm         

Unfortunately, the person sitting right there across from me appears to be invisible at the moment, but I’ll keep checking.  I do have two appointments booked for today at work, but I’m the one seeing people, so they’re the ones who should be calling to cancel, not me.  Although I’m in such an incredibly CHARMING mood I can’t imagine why they would want to do that.

Have I mentioned before how much I love the names of colors?  I was a kid who chose her crayons according to what they were called – tangerine, appricot, bittersweet, dandelion, cornflower.  Now they have even more amazing names- razzle dazzle rose, blizzard blue, cotton candy, jazzberry jam, electric lime.  Kids these days have no idea how lucky they are.  I would have killed for those colors.  However, black was black.  As far as I know when it comes to crayons, black is still just black and there aren’t different shades of it.  So what exactly is shadow black?  I’m suspicious that it might be simply a fancy way of saying dark gray.  Asphalt, basalt, charcoal – or maybe it’s more peppercorn or thundercloud.  At least it’s a nice change from “orchid” which has been my lucky color at least four times since I started paying attention to this astrological treasure trove of information.

What else can be said about the 31st day of January?  It’s the birthday of famous ballerina Anna Pavlova (1885-1931). Today is also Backwards Day, Inspire Your Heart With Art Day, and National Gorilla Suit Day.  Should be enough choices there for just about everyone to find a reason to celebrate.  I’m happy simply because it’s the last we’ll see of January for another whole year.