2. Inexplicably, begun to say "motherfucker" a lot. This is my least favorite swear in all the world, though also one of the most effective when telling off a man in the street. My employers swear, although they don't use this particular one. So perhaps that's part of it.
3. Had several conversations with people comparing astrologically signs. Today someone asked me what my rising sign is and I said I didn't know. Because I didn't. I just looked it up on Astrolabe. My rising sign is Aries--so apparently this is the first impression I give to others:
I'm not so into the words "free spirit," but whatever.
You are a free spirit and you must be first at everything you do. Very energetic, self-assertive and active, things must be done your way. Even though you may feel calm and serene on the inside, you certainly do not act that way. You want to do everything full-tilt, 100 miles per hour! A great competitor, but a poor cooperator -- you must learn how to lose more gracefully. Very self-confident, ambitious and passionate, you radiate positive energy. You are blunt and direct, but at times unfeeling and tactless, especially if anyone offers you any resistance. You fight for your beliefs, but your tendency to act first and think later often causes you much grief.
4. I have had conversations about health food and vitamin supplements. I've blogged about the King of Fruits before, but I'm sure I've never mentioned the Queen of Fruits, mangosteen. Mangosteen juice tastes like tart strawberry juice and apparently has lots of a particular antioxident called xanthone. Strangely, xanthone is used as an insecticide. Mmm.