So, depending on where you are in the world, it is either my birthday or almost my birthday right now. My birth day is May 14, 1963. I am turning 52 years old. Nah, turning 52 doesn’t sound all that exciting to me either, but it is what it is. In a comment from the lovely Totally Caroline on yesterday’s post, she asked about my sign.
I am a Taurus and although I am not a huge follower of astrology and horoscopes, I ran across this description a while back and I think it totally fits, even down to the big, brown eyes and long lashes, ha.
I am not sure who writes this stuff, but Astrology.wikia.com has these interesting things to say about Taurus people (and by interesting, I mean weird. Edited because it was so freaking long):
They are very sensual, practical, secure, and faithful. They are also a fixed sign. A fixed sign is a sign that maintains stability and preserves tradition. Taurus, despite their occasional laziness, are hard workers when they want to be. they have strong beliefs and will not let anyone change them. They are the most stubborn of the zodiac when it comes to their own beliefs. Once a decision is made there is no changing it. Taurus loves stableness and security. They love their comfort zone the most and will find the best way to stay in it whether physically, financially, or environmentally. They work well with simplicity and traditional ways. They hate change and can be very possessive and materialistic. Luxury, quality, and beauty are things that they value. Family is something they hold a strong value to and as a friend or family member they will be your protectors.
Taurus people are usually good in art, or if not at least adore art, the same goes with their love of music. They can be good at gardening, banking, painting, engineering or music. Because of Taurus’ strong loyalty and love for family and friends they will never give up on them. Once a promise is made, they are sure to finish it. Even when it’s midnight and you decide to call your Taurus friend as you cry about a certain problem, Taurus would immediately answer, and you would be surprised that he or she picked up the phone faster than a blink of an eye. They would comfort you like a loving mother or father.
Taurus are loyal and sensual lovers, once they fall in love with you, they fall deep.Taurus loves a stable and calm partner. They want someone who can support them and themselves financially and physically. Taurus loves quality. They can be the most sensual and loyal lovers though very possessive. Because they are so intune to their senses and have such appreciation towards beauty and quality, the bull bases his or her adoration on appearances, which in the end…they find out that the one they liked wasn’t what they expected to be. Taurus people may have a hard time finding someone because of this. They want to find someone who likes them for who they are and could be very sensual at the same time be able to give them the security they need. Even though a Taurus may be a silent, calm, and laid back type of person, they have high sex drives.
Okay, I find the rest of this so strange:
When you’ve met a Taurus, then you’ve found a friend for life! Unless if you’ve annoyed her or irritated her. She will ignore you, if you have become enemies, she may ignore you for a year or more than a year (or even forever). Taurus does not like change because of their trait of being a fixed sign. They will be standing on that spot and won’t leave, this shows that Taurus people are stubborn and obstinate. Try talking to them kindly and not in a loud, shouting voice (Taurus is quiet).
If you want to date a Taurus:
– Be clean, hygienic, don’t be disgusting (especially don’t do drugs or smoke). I might add here, and try not to be a sex addict…
– Be sweet and romantic. Touch them, caress them, be slow to love. Don’t go too fast or you will scare them. Make them feel comfortable and safe. You will gain their trust.
– Listen to what they’re saying, one day you might forget or you didn’t hear it at all, and it would be dearly important. Taurus people have this ability to remember all sweet, important things and stuff that really mean a lot to them.
– Taurus people love decent food. Take them to a nice upscale, higher class restaurant.
– Tell them what you honestly think about them. Be loyal, but don’t hurt her feelings, like when she asks: “Am I too fat…?” If she is kind of chubby, just pinch her cheeks and tell her: “Yup you are, but you’re cute being this chubby…wanna work out at the gym tomorrow?” Then when your Taurus smiles or giggles, be nice and honest at the same time.
So, speaking of this chubby Taurus girl and her favorite “higher class restaurant,” we had the most amazing pre-birthday birthday dinner tonight with my parents. The restaurant only offers a four-course prix fixe seafood menu. It is one of the finer restaurants in the city. Here are my favorite dishes of the night:
Course One: Ono Sashimi
Course Two: Seafood Trio
Course Three: Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Spring Peas
Course Four: Cheese Course with triple cream, sour cherry sorbet, and hazelnut crumble.
I also received this book from Blue Eyes that I have been wanting to read:
A remarkable history with elements of both In the President’s Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas.
America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.
Tomorrow we are off on a two night, three day getaway to a local (one hour drive from our home) spa hotel. I have a facial and an aloe wrap scheduled for Friday afternoon. Hey, I made it through another year, and that is something to celebrate.