That’s right. January 22. Just over the cusp of Aquarius. Old enough to know who Eddie Haskel was (see previous post). Old enough to take the title for this post from a Beatles song. Old enough that I was in Jr. High (they didn’t call it middle school then) when the Beatles played Ed Sullivan.
I am interested in Tibetan astrology and discovered there is some disagreement about where January birthdays fall in the scheme of the zodiacal year; the Tibetan new year is in February, but half the web sites and a friend who is a dedicated student of all things Tibetan say the astrological year begins at the winter solstice. That would make me an Iron Tiger. The prognosis for 2011 is not encouraging: one online site says, if you survive 2011, you will enter a run of good fortune. How’s that for good news/bad news? The same site suggests taking a retreat for the rest of the year, and urges caution around sharp tools. Let’s just say we’re running low on firewood because I haven’t hauled out the chain saw in the last few weeks.
But in the forward looking department, I just put an official tag on this blog for the WordPress Post-a-week 2011 challenge. I saw this way back at the start of January, and figured, “Oh yeah, I’m gonna do that anyway, so I don’t need to be formal about it.” Rereading the challenge, I realized there is a real stand-up-and-be-counted aspect to being formal about it, so I’m in.
So here’s to a year of surviving and thriving, and at least a post a week to document it!