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Astro Diet Advice For The Reckless

AstrologyIt’s been a while since I checked out my daily horoscope, something I would have done daily in my younger days albeit without lending it a lot of credence. So I was suddenly curious as to what vague sooth saying I might find if I looked up my star sign for today:

“Some people get it right first time. They are wise, sensible, restrained and realistic. They don’t bite off more than they can chew. They don’t dive in deeper than the point from which they can safely swim. Yet, those people look at you and imagine that you are one of them. Perhaps you are, but you don’t feel like that. You are conscious of the many wild and reckless moves you have lately made; of the wind you have sailed close to and the hot water you have gotten into. Be proud of this. It is a part of what makes you special. Once you have had your chart cast, you can then go on to look at where the planets are . “

Okay Dokey. Glad we got that all cleared up. I’m not sure if this astrologer is insulting me or hinting that I need to pay somebody (probably him) for a really good map.

So I tried one more:

It’s important to stay on your toes today — there are some possible hiccups along your regular route, and you will need to have a quick mind in order to act fast and stay on balance. A simple but necessary ingredient for your day is a good breakfast! The nutrition you give yourself as you start the day is the only foundation you’ll have to build upon, so the better you build it, the better your day will be. Staying sharp is not just about being alert — it’s about being healthy.”

Nutritional advice written in the stars. I don’t think I’ll be returning to a regular check of my star sign. Right where’s my I-Ching coins.

Photo by Ranjit under this creative commons license

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Globesity Is Here

I heard the term Globesity used on the news last night.Obviously describing the rise in global obesity. It’s intriguing how these new hybrid words come into being and into popular use. The car-crashing together of two existing words to make a new bastardised word. This latest little miracle of language came from The World Health Organisation, no less.

It would seem that the UK is not that keen in giving up its love of junk food. Personally I think the belligerent Brits just have a knee jerk reaction to being told what to do by central government (No matter what political shade of beige they are).

Parliament should really play the reverse psychology card and announce that junk food is now compulsory and that healthy food should only be eaten in limited quantities and there would very rapidly be a campaign in the Daily Mail spouting outrage and rallying against it.Britain would be scoffing healthy options and eschewing junk food at a surprisingly rapid rate soon after.

My previous favourite hybrid word from a year or so ago was celebutard aimed at a certain genre of celebrity who may not be especially blessed in the brains department.

I look forward to hearing more blended words enter our vocabulary.
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