Monthly Meme

I tagged myself for this meme from Karen at The Rocking Pony.  I’m a sucker for all things horoscope-ish because part of me wants to believe that I’m the same as other people born around the same time as me.  The other part of me is the pseudo-skeptic that pretends that all of these are WAY off…etc.  I can’t be the only crazy person who thinks this way, but I’ve a funny feeling that I might be. Plus, I was (and still am) really stoked to share the same birthmonth (and birth week, even) with a couple of my favorite bloggers! 

Here are the rules: copy and paste the 12 months with their characteristics below, highlight the characteristics for your birth month, and make a comment next to each one about how it fits you (either serious or funny). Then tag 12 people to do this.  My birthday was last month, and here’s what it says about me:

January people are:
Stubborn and hard-hearted.  I’m not so sure about “hard-hearted” but I am ridiculously stubborn.

Ambitious and serious. I can be serious, especially when no one is taking me seriously.  And I do get really ambitious, but not consistently because I get bored or impatient if I’m not getting results.

Loves to teach and be taught.  This is very true.  I considered going into teaching because I love sharing my fountain of useless information with people, but I am also greedy and got incredibly nauseous when I saw how poorly compensated teachers are.  So I decided I’d be a college professor, but um, I need a few more degrees first….  I actually would love to go back to school, but with the kids being so young and graduate school being so incredibly expensive, it’s not going to happen anytime soon.  Meanwhile, I just read Wikipedia for fun (no joke!) and consider buying those lecture series on CD to listen to in the car.

Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Um, mostly on people I don’t like.  If I like you, I ignore your flaws and weaknesses, often to my own downfall.

Likes to criticize.  Yes.  See above if you are on my list.  Although I do criticize more than I mean to.  It’s something I’m working on for the sake of my kids and marriage…or at least make it constructive criticism.

Hardworking and productive.Yes, very much so.  In fact, you might want to start calling me Thomas or Percy because all I want to be in life is useful and actively working.  When I start having a lot of downtime at work, I start getting itchy and nervous…reminds me of RIFs and such.  And then I start obsessing about what I could be getting done at home, and then I get annoyed and… 

Smart, neat and organized.  Smart, yes…I’d like to think so.  Neat and organized?  Um, not so much.  If you asked my husband, you’d swear I was one of those hoarders that barely has a path through the house.  It’s no where near that bad, but I’ve got clutter.  I can say I was slightly neater prior to children.  But only slightly.

Sensitive and has deep thoughts.  Yes.  At least I think they’re deep thoughts.

Knows how to make others happy. I definitely try!

Quiet unless excited or tensed.  Sure.

Rather reserved.  Yes, but I figured some of that was due to my WASPish upbringing.  Although I’m one of the noisy ones in my family.

Highly attentive. Yes, I love to people watch!

Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds.  Only because I was constantly sick as a kid…think I caught just about everything by the time I was in 5th grade.  Although the first year of Gavin’s life, and the first 5 months or so of Cooper’s I was pretty sick.  Mostly because they were nice enough to bring home whatever nastiness they picked up at daycare.

Romantic but has difficulties expressing love.  Yes.  But I used to be more demonstrative early on in mine and Justin’s relationship.  I swear that working together for 5 years in the same company did something permanent to our sense of romance.  But he knows that I love him fiercely and I try sometimes to be more sweet and such.  I do tell him at least once daily that I love him.

Loves children.  Yes, I love my children immensely.  I do like other children, but really only love the baby stage.  It’s just magical to me…and slightly intoxicating.

Loyal.To my friends and family, and to companies to the extent that I’m happy.  Get on my bad side, and well, I’m outa there.

Do not have great social abilities.  Correct, unless plied with a little food or alcohol.  That usually loosens me up enough to be friendly and occasionally charming.  Thankfully I married a very charming man…he makes up for my social inadequacies.

Very stubborn and money cautious. Yes, I am stubborn…didn’t we already cover that?  Money cautious?  Yes…  Although if I think (or know) we’ve got a little extra cash, I will spend it, although I try to get the best deal with that money.  But since my new year’s resolution is to get out of debt, I’ve gotten really strict about my spending in an attempt to become solvent.

I’m not going to tag anyone because the few people who I know who would do it either already have, or just did a meme.  Plus, I have some other meme’s in the pipe that I’d rather force on people so that I can see how they respond!  But feel free to tag yourself!

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.

About the Author

Colleen

This is a blog where I will share my adventures and mundane tasks as a work-out-of-home-mom. I now have 2 kids and my wonderful husband, so the juggling has gotten a little bit more tricky (man-on-man defense). We also have 2 dogs and 3 cats (we used to have 4) so as you can imagine, our household is pretty busy. Since I never feel like I'm being listened to, I figured I'll just start talking at the general Internet community and see what happens.

3 Comments

Burgh Baby's Mom

You are freakin’ cracking me up tonight over at my place! If only we could be sitting together drinking mimosas and knockin’ on Mr. Moto . . .

I liked this meme, too, but it wasn’t as close for me (I’m January, too, you may recall). Productive? Heh. That’s funny. Jealous? Almost never (really–it doesn’t occur to me to be jealous until after I’ve done the whole “good for him/her!” thing). I never get colds and I spend money like it’s water, just so long as I’m buying something for someone else.

Lizzy in the burbs

Hi, Colleen!

This is a fun meme, someone sent it to me a while ago. I was pretty amazed at how accurate it really was (I’m into horoscope stuff, too). I’m a Cancerian, the big cry baby of the bunch, I guess! I was cracking up because it said I was “homely”! I’m hopin’ what they meant was “home body” or something similar, otherwise, that’s just mean! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me your nice comment! I absolutely LOVE hearing from new people! I was just reading some of your previous posts, and first of all, you’re very funny! Second, what in the world happened to your poor Ginger? It made me sad just to look at her, she’s so sweet! Hope she is doing much better now.

Glad to have “met” you, and hope you’ll stop by again sometime. I’ll be back, too! Take care!

Lizzy

Karen

Thanks for playing along! I find it amazing that we Januaries (?) have so much in common. Stubborn seems to be a resounding theme. *sigh*

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