14 November 2008
Invent A Meme
I got this idea from one of my favorite bloggers, Wayne Hicks of Electronic Village. He has a feature called "Old School Friday" where he takes trips back to his youth. Today's was "Birth Year Songs" for which he did 1959 and Jackie Wilson with Lonely Teardrops.
Well anything worth doing is worth overdoing so I went to the The Birthday Calculator to find out what was going on in 1944.
I was conceived on or about 10 June 1943 which was a Thursday and born on 2 March 1944 when the moon was in its first quarter. This was also a Thursday. Certainly the old rhyme of "Thursday's Child has far to go" has been proven true.
Astrological Sign: Pisces with a birthstone of Aquamarine said to ease depression.
Chinese Astrology Sign: Monkey with a birthstone of Jade
Native American Zodiac: Wolf (Probably howling at that quarter moon)
Plant: Plantain (No wonder people think I'm Bananas. At least the Monkey won't starve while traveling)
Tree: Weeping Willow: Beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, empathic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest. (Hmmmm on the road again armed with the aquamarine to ward off depression and a banana pudding snack pack.)
Fortune Cookie: Your ability to juggle many tasks will take you far.
(Again with the traveling).
Top Song of 1944
Don't Fence Me In by Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters (More of the open road)
Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to go to The Birthday Calculator and This Day In History to find all sorts of interesting stuff about you and tell the world all about it. Just typing in your birth date and year in Google can turn up some truly interesting things such as this WW II letter written by Rae Patheal to his mother.
If you do this, let me know and I'll give a shout out to your blog.