Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Year of the Boar

My husband and I went to a bang-up Chinese New Year’s party last night. Interesting people of all ages, from all over the country, copious amounts of fine wine, and fabulous food—enough home-made Chinese dishes to feed a ... well, a few dozen piggies. Can you say, oink? (Oh, my poor, stretched tummy.)

Speaking of pigs, this is the year of the boar. Or pig, but frankly, I prefer “boar. “ Pigs bring to mind laziness and filth, though in truth, they are clean, intelligent animals. Who overindulge, but who am I to judge? ☺ But boars... when I think “boar” I think feral, trong, protective. Alpha male, if you will.

But in the context of the Chinese New Year, I am wrong, wrong, wrong! If you were born in the year of the boar (2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947—you get the idea. It’s a twelve-year cycle) you have the following characteristics (courtesy of www.topmarks.co.uk/ChineseNewYear/?Zodiac=Boar):

Honest, peace-loving and make good friends. Will try not to argue and rarely lose their temper. Love the good things in life and are very willing to share with others. Enjoy gossip and fall in love easily. Can be untidy people at home.

In other words, people born in the Year of the Boar are danged cool people.

If you’re like me and weren’t born in the Year of the Boar, don’t fret. Sometime in the next 12 years, your year will come.

Gung hai, fat choy to everyone.

4 comments:

Nancy Morse said...

According to the Chinese, I am loyal and honest, inspire other people's confidence, can keep a secret and am a good leader. On the other hand, I'm selfish, stubborn, eccentric, emotionally cold, have a sharp tongue and find fault with many things. I care little for wealth but always seen to have money. I was born in the year of the dog, and freely admit to possessing some of these traits, but being the secret-keeping, stubborn, cold, fault-finding leader that I am, I'll be damned if I'm going to tell you which ones they are.

Ann Roth said...

LOL, Nancy! Your post shows a certain... shall we say stubborn...
That's, okay, I like you anyhoo.

Samantha Hunter said...

My husband and I are both rabbits...

Yeah, I know .... the jokes are so obvious it's almost painful. ;)

Sam

Ann Roth said...

So, Sam... just how many kids do you have? ;-)