Thursday, December 15, 2011

Should I Really Be ABBA?

As you probably know my moniker, ABBA, was given to me by Sara when I first started blogging. It stands for Aries, Blond, Blogging, Aggie. Now there are a couple of things that might exclude me from continuing with this name; first, because I'm not really a blond anymore as I've discovered that my natural color is quite a few shades darker and second, because I've been a really bad blogger of late.

However, I'm not really focusing this post on either of those two concerns. I'm actually questioning whether I should be an Aries. In looking into what it means to be an Aries, there is a lot about that sign that just doesn't fit with who I am. Here is a little snippet of what makes up an Aries:

  • Adventurous, Ambitious, Impulsive, Enthusiastic (Yeah, not so sure about this.)

  • A Pioneer both in thought and action (Hmm, on the fence on this one.)

  • Open to new ideas and a lover of freedom (I would agree)

  • Welcome challenges and will not be diverted from their purpose except by their own impatience (Umm, sometimes...)

  • Courageous leaders with a genuine concern for those they command (I would not say 'courageous leader' but I do have concern for those I command.)

  • Being responsible people, it is rare they will use their subordinates to obtain their own objectives (I would agree.)

  • Do not make good followers because they are too "take charge" (I wouldn't say I'm not a follower because I'm not thrilled with being a leader, but I do have a 'take charge' attitude.)

  • Unwilling to obey or submit to directions for which they can see no reason (Yeah, I totally agree with this one; been this way ever since I was a wee babe.)

  • Aggressive and restless, argumentative occasionally, headstrong, quick tempered, easily offended and capable of holding grudges (Hmmm, not so much.)

  • Intellectual and objective, but can be bigoted and extremist in religion and politics (Yes and no...Ooo, maybe I'm bigoted about making a decision.)

  • Champions of lost causes (Yeah, I think lease I know I've backed some.)

  • Quick-witted (I give this one a big heck yeah!)

  • Sometimes foolhardy and overly optimistic (Yeah, probably.)

  • Prone to headaches, depression, indigestion, and nervous disorders (Sadly, yes.)

  • Likes spontaneity (Ummm, no.)
Now, I've noted for each of these whether I actually agree with these. Since my birthday is only 5 days from the cusp of being a Taurus, I decided to check that out and see if I really should have been a Taurus and I just arrived early (which I've always been prone to do):

  • Patient and reliable (I'd like to think so.)

  • Warmhearted and loving (I'd like to think so.)

  • Stable, balanced, conservative good, law-abiding citizens and lovers of peace (I'd like to think so.)

  • Respect for property and a horror of falling into debt, they will do everything in their power to maintain security (Hell's Yeah!)

  • Keen-witted and practical (I'd like to think so.)

  • Apt to become fixed in their opinions (Maybe sometimes, or not, I don't know...)

  • Obstinately and exasperatingly self-righteous, unoriginal, rigid, ultraconservative, argumentative (Not always, No, No, No, No)

  • Need someone to stroke their egos with a frequent "Well Done" (But really, don't we all?)

  • Faithful and generous friends with a great capacity for affection (I'd like to think so.)

  • Gentle, even tempered, good natured, modest, and slow to anger, disliking quarreling and avoiding ill-feeling (Yes, yes, yes...I will avoid fighting any way that I can!)

  • However, can explode into violent outbursts (Well, it has been a long time, but when I was a kid I could tell stories about tearing up my room when I would get mad.)

  • They have aesthetic taste, enjoying art, for which they may have a talent, beauty and music. (I'd like to think so.)

  • They have a strong, sometimes unconventional, religious faith (I would have to agree, especially the unconventional aspect.)

  • Industrious and good craftspeople (I'd like to think so.)

  • At their best in routine positions of trust and responsibility, where there is little need of urgency and even less risk of change (While, I do like my routine and really like being in a position of responsibility where people can trust me, I also get bored easily...)
Okay, well maybe I am more of an Aries with a whole lot of strong influence from my Taurus side....Can I make up my own sign and call myself an Arus...although that could be mis-typed so easily....

Monday, December 12, 2011

Starting the Week Off

So, I started the week off trying to be very positive. On Sunday, the 'official' start of the week was spent doing work stuff for about eight hours and then pulling out all my Christmas decorations and actually getting my tree up. Last year was the first year that I have had a tree of my own, so it was lots of fun to decorate it, with thoughts of all the years to come and the traditions and memories and blah blah. Last night, as I was putting it up and decorating it, I kept thinking "Wam I doing this again?" If my parents weren't coming to spend Christmas with me, I'm pretty certain that I would not have done any decorating. Although, I have to admit that upon digging all of my stuff out, I found some really cute things that I picked up last year at an after Christmas sale.
So, this morning, still trying to keep a positive outlook on the week, I come into the office (mistake #1) and actually try and get something accomplished (mistake #2). For some reason, and for the life of me I can't put my finger on it, I don't have a lot of spark to do anything here....maybe I'll just spend the rest of the afternoon figuring out my Christmas menu....