April 29, 2013

A-Z 2013 the letter Y

What year were you born? 

OK I'm hearing a collective groan from many of you who are sensitive about disclosing personal information. Are you thinking? Nosy pig pants asking such personal information!

Well I'll go first.

I was 19xx the year of the pig.(see no personal info necessary!) 

Didn't know I was a pig did ya?

And all this time you thought I was a woman :)

My "Y" word is year.

Have you ever heard of Chinese Zodiac (Sheng Xiao) ? It's base on a twelve year cycle and each year relates to an animal. The animal signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It's calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar

I found one on a web site. All I had to do was put my year-day-month of birth into a calculator and oink! 

Disclaimer: This is for entertainment purposes only!

Click on the caption/link below and find out what your zodiac is. Then come back and leave a comment and let me know!


Here are the characteristics of a real pig:
Not as smart as a dog. Likes sleeping, eating and lazy and clumsy. It behaves itself, does no harm to others, and can bring affluence to people. So, pigs were once considered valuable.
*This and bacon makes me happy I'm not a pig! 

These are the strengths of people born in the year of the pig:
They are honest and frank and have a strong heart. Their fidelity to friendship is a real virtue. They are quick tempered, but hate arguments. They are kind to their loved ones. They are not afraid of difficulties and will usually try to work them out. They don't tell lies unless they have to. They are kind and light hearted and usually go to sleep easily.
*I'd like to think all of this is pretty accurate except for the sleeping part and the temper!

 Weaknesses of people born in the year of the pig:
They are trusting and sometimes naïve, so they may easily fall in traps. They do not have many friends. They are quick tempered and tend to be impulsive. They are not good at communicating with others. 
*I like to see the good in people if that's naive the that's me! No hot temper nor am I impulsive and I happen to be a fine communicator.  

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  1. I'm the year of the horse! It says online (amongst other things). it says online a person born in the year of the horse is generous, likes to join in fun, and are totally easy going persons. They are flexible, active and intelligent, and can usually control others. That's me! :)

  2. The year of the rabbit. I should be gentle, harmonious, loving, and a homebody. Nope, I think I was born a tad too soon. Should've been a dragon.

  3. No sensitivities here. Growing old is better than the alternative. I was born in 1969, but have no idea what that would make me on the Chinese zodiac. I hope is says I'm kind, or something positive. :)

    Thanks, Jen. This was a fun read.

  4. Pigs are pretty smart, actually, and protective. :-)

    Chinese zodiac is fun.

    I'm a Dragon.


    1. Ro, Sounds like it hit the nail on the head!or is it nail on the horseshoe?

      LeeAnne, Be the dragon! lol

      Silvia, I'm sure it does!

      Sia, I agree it is fun!

  5. I was born in the year of the rooster and it doesn't say very nice things about me! Hmm!!!

  6. I happen to know I was born in the year of the rat. Ugh. I despise and fear rodents of all kind.

  7. I am a horse- born in 1942...here's a snippet of what your link had to say:
    The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos – making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an able person as 'Qianli Ma', a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li equals 500 meters).

    Very fun post! Thanks and have a great day!

    1. Sally, Who doesn't like sheep!

      Ms A...Really same goes for you!!

      Anne, Well poo on that I'll say all kinds of nice things about you then!

      Elizabeth, A rat huh! yuck!

      Kathe, Sounds like a horse is an ok sign to be born under!

  8. I get a kick out this kind of stuff. I'm the tiger. It says I shouldn't marry a rabbit (which I did.) The relationship would most likely not work. We've been married 28 years! So I guess I've proved them wrong. (hee hee)

  9. I am a dragon! I always knew I was awesome!
    Shawn at Laughing at Life 2 & Reading Practice

  10. As I recall I am a rabbit. I dont actually know my birthday but I do know the year at least and I think it goes by that. I am off to see if my memory is any good!

    1. Paula,
      You are my first rabbit! I'm thinking warm and fuzzy :)

      Karen, Hey there tiger lol!like I said rabbits warm and fuzzy!

      Shawn, Awesome is right!

      Zoe, The rabbits seem to be doing what nature intended even on my blog, they're multiplying!!

  11. I'm a snake, ironic because I am terrified of snakes!

    visiting from A~Z

  12. neigh!!! I am a horse! and it said avoid OX which incidentally happens to be my husband's year LOL

  13. Hi Jen, I am impressed that you can still be writing such interesting and fun posts at letter Y. I was born in 19xx too. We must be twins! LOL. God bless, Maria at Delight Directed Living

    1. Jo, I'm impressed that you knew JO!

      Deb, I'm thinking I'm not so sure I'd want to be a snake either!

      Nina, You know what I say....ride on into the sunset with your ox!

      Maria, Not that as a blogger everyone doesn't already know everything anyway, sister!

  14. I'm a rat, probably my least favorite living creature. But, it says that I have spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality. I'm not so sure about all of that, but It gives me something to strive for!

  15. I'm an ox and seem to fit the description to a T. Oh...I was born in 19xx, too. Ha! What a coincidence:)

  16. I'm a dog. We are loyal and true friends. :)

  17. Fun post!

    I'm a snake and I've always liked that :). We can be a bit manipulative, but we always know what we want and go after it. This explains why I'm so cold natured : I'm cold-blooded! Ha!

    I've enjoyed reading your posts throughout the challenge! Here's to more brilliant blogging!


    1. Marcy, I bet if you asked your loved ones they'd say you have all those things!!

      Sharon, Mine was pretty close in description too! I wonder if our mothers were in the same hospital?

      Dee, What a coincidence, I'm married to a dog!

      Jen, Snake- cold blood very funny! btw I enjoyed your post as well:)

  18. Fun post! I was born the year of the snake! Hisss!!!!!! Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living, http://www.wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/

  19. Hi Jen! This was fun! So you're a pig are ya!!? The description of people born in that year is a pretty good one!
    I am a RAT!! There! I said it!! lol I noticed a couple other RATS above too! What can you do?!

    1. Angela, I just cannot think of you as a snake!

      Jim, Rat omg! That is just too funny :)

  20. Nice blog. I really find it cute, entertaining and informative. My zodiac sign is Dog and I’ve learned that pig and dog goes along very well. I love reading Chinese zodiacs but we shouldn’t live life purely basing on it. We should explore life and savor every minute of it.

    1. Well thank you Eva, what a nice thing to say. I was hoping that this would be viewed as a fun post! Glad you enjoyed it :).

  21. Hey!!! I'm a PIG too!!! Now I wonder if you are the same age as me??? Mmmmm....
    The quick tempered, but hate arguments. That is SO me!

  22. Nope I think I've got you by at least 10 years, darn!

  23. I just looked mine up, it was the year of horse. Some of it sounded like me, a little. A lot of it sounded like my husband too, but he was born in a different year--lol! Still fun to read.

    1. A two horse house! Glad you stopped by...

  24. In the Chinese calendar, I'm a monkey. I have to admit, I'd hate to say I'm a pig. :-) God bless you, girl!
    from The Dugout


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