Before I get into today's post, I just want to let you all know that Follow-Up Friday has been moved...it will now be Sum It Up Sunday. I have decided that since I'm blogging daily now (including weekends), Sunday is a better day to "wrap up" the week, if you will. Plus I have more time on Sunday mornings for a more complete post that way. Also, there is a small update today at Covert Karina. Password remains the same for those who have it. If you have no idea of which I speak, read this.
Okay, moving on. I've been tagged by Julia for a "Birth Month Meme" if you will. The rules:
1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth (see below).
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!
Okay then. It feels a bit self-indulgent, and perhaps a bit silly as well, but hey, what the hell, isn't blogging self-indulgent anyway? And silly? Well, what's wrong with silly? I'll play. We'll start with numbers 3 and 4...my month of birth is MARCH, the following are the listed traits and my feelings as to how they apply (or do not) to me:
Attractive personality: I think this applies. I'll admit that sometimes I wonder what it is about my personality that appeals to others (especially when I'm feeling particularly down on myself), but the truth is, I've never had trouble making friends. And although I always say that all of my friends are the best, therefore I could never say I have ONE best friend, I am the person a lot of my friends consider to be their best friend. Must mean something, right?
Sexy: If only! Although, to be honest, although most days I would be down on myself and not be able to imagine how this adjective could possibly apply to me, I have been told that it does. A lot. I'd believe it, but...well...I don't.
Affectionate: This one absolutely 100% fits me. I'm highly affectionate and cuddly, and huggy and just that sort of person.
Shy and reserved: Hear that? That's the collective laughter of everyone who knows me. 'Nuff said.
Secretive: Not generally, no. Although, as much as I read like an open book most of the time, I do have secrets, and in fact, they are so secret, that nobody, and I mean NOBODY knows them. And then there's Covert Karina.
Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic: Honest, almost feels like a contradiction of the above, doesn't it? I think I am honest in the really important stuff, but due to my overactive imagination, tend to embelish at times, exagerate if you will. I don't lie. Or at least, I don't even intend to lie. But sometimes I may stretch the truth a bit. But really, only when it doesn't matter, and then why do I do it? I blame it on the writer in me. Generous to a fault. I've mentioned before my love for giving gifts, how I get all giddy and excited as someone opens something I gifted. I'd give you the shirt off my back, but...well, nobody needs to see all that now do they? And sympathetic? Boy, am I ever. I'm the girl who can't watch the news because I will cry beginning to end for all the pain in the world. Which leads me to:
Loves peace and serenity: Indeed. Again, I've said before how one of my greatest pleasure is coming home to my empty, quiet home, lighting some candles and sitting back with a glass of wine. AH serenity.
Sensitive to others: I'm going to say this is pretty much the same as sympathetic, and I've already addressed this above. I feel for others as if I were them. Their pain is my pain, their joy is my joy.
Loves to serve others: In a word? No. What, I'm honest, remember? I don't mind helping others, really, I'll go out of my way to help someone. And I'll work for others, I realize it is the way of the world to do for others as you would have done unto you, blah blah...I'm okay with that. But do I LOVE to do it? uh...No. I don't.
Easily angered: Yes, I am, but only with certain issues, and the great thing about me is that I'm just as easily pacified. I'll get worked up, usually without anyone's knowledge, and then I'll take a breath (slam an office door and blast some music, for example) and work myself right back down.
Trustworthy: Yes. You can trust me always. I will not voluntarily ever betray someone's trust. I just don't have it in me.
Appreciative and returns kindness: Yes and yes. As much as I can, as often as I can.
Observant and assesses others: I am observant. A regular people watcher and admirer of the world around me. Do I assess others? Sometimes, yes, I do. But I usually give them a chance to show their true colors too.
Revengeful: No, not at all actually. I'm of the "let karma do it" school of thought. I may never forget when someone has hurt me, but I do forgive, and I don't need to seek revenge. IN fact, I think it's a complete waste of energy, and my resources are better spent elsewhere. Shopping for shoes, for example.
Loves to dream and fantasize: always dreaming, always fantasizing. On the outside, I conduct myself accordingly, and meet my responsibilities, go about doing what needs to be done. On the inside I have a million alter-egos living lives you can't even begin to imagine. Thankfully, I can't translate some of those into my writing.
Loves traveling: Do I ever! The only negative of being a homeowner in my eyes, has been the lack of traveling funds. Damn mortgage.
Loves attention: Yes, okay, I admit it, I do. Of course I do. I have a blog, don't I?
Hasty decisions in choosing partners: This one couldn't be any further from the truth for me. Any less hasty and I might never date again in fact.
Loves home decors: True. Have you seen my home? No? Well, you should definitely come by. We'll have coffee and I'll show you my rooms, all designed by yours trully with love and care.
Musically talented: Only if listening to music counts. OH, I can dance too. Other than that, I'm pretty sure I'm tone deaf, and can't play any instruments either.
Loves special things: I'm not even really sure what this means. Doesn't everyone love special things? What are special things?
Moody: Yes, I'm moody. I can go from zero to PMS in seconds and back again. The good thing about me is that I tend to live in my happy moods a lot longer than my down moods.
And there you have it. Definitely a bit self-indulgent, but I had fun with it.
Now, before we get to all the other monthly traits, I'm supposed to tag 12 people. But...I'm not going to. I'm a rebel, yeah! No, what I want to do is tag YOU. Yes, you dear reader. If you are reading this and think it would be fun to do, then consider yourself tagged. Even if you don't have time right now, save the tag, and on one of those days when you just can't come up with any blog fodder on your own, you can use this tag. See, I told you I was generous!
Birth Month Traits:
JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.
FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.
MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.
APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.
MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.
JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.
JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.
AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.
SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.
OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.
NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.
DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.