Astrology finds: I am a dork

Yahoo! Astrology, in addition to offering things like daily horoscopes and star sign compatibility, also thinks that it can predict people's preferences based on their star sign. Let's see what they have to say about me:

Books The quick-minded and detail-intensive Virgo likes to cut straight to the point. When it comes to books, it had better be of the no-nonsense, educational, factual or instructional variety. You actually find the encyclopedia exciting and read self-help and fitness books for fun.

Yahoo! Astrology thinks I'm a nerd. :'( While I did read the dictionary for fun in elementary school, I've actually never been much of one for non-fiction. Reading is for fun.

Movies The ever-practical Virgo does not have time to watch anything that won't improve their lives in some way. You'll cook a dinner to Julia Child, use fix-it videos to refurbish your room and watch documentaries to wind down. You might also enjoy the neurotic works of Woody Allen for a chuckle.

Yahoo! Astrology still thinks I'm a nerd. :'( Woody Allen? What am I, French? You have missed the mark on my motivations for movieing and booking, Yahoo!. Learning is for school, where you can compete with other people and show off.

Television Staid Virgo likes watching nature programs that are at once interesting and informative. Episodes of This Old House are also high on their list, as is the viewing of commercials advertising all the wonderful new cleaning implements on the market.

Nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd. And yet, it's hit the nail straight on the head with the commercials thing. Alfie and I strictly enforce the family rule that you are not allowed to continue channel-surfing if one of those "The Best Love Songs of 1967 - on 6 CDs or 6 cassettes!!!1" infomercials is on TV. We will watch the same infomercial over and over again without fail.

Chocolate Thoroughly washes the chocolates, then rations them to all involved.

I find it interesting that there's a whole section for chocolate, especially since there's also a food section. WHO WASHES CHOCOLATE? I'm sure they're trying to make a point about Virgos being uptight perfectionists and all, but WHO WASHES CHOCOLATE?

Music Virgo doesn't have too much of a musical preference, as long as the music doesn't distract them from the task at hand. You might enjoy Ernesto Cortazar for his soft sounds. When lyrics are important, enjoy the soothing souls of Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand. The younger set perhaps prefers the Ambient shape of Mystical Sun.

Ha ha! What kind of nerd would listen to Neil Di-- Hey, that's me! I must be some kind of old fogey, though, because I haven't the foggiest idea who Mystical Sun are.

Food Stable Virgo likes mint, parsley, vanilla and herbs in general. They will want a meal that is served or created in an orderly fashion and is not missing any key parts. They will have good taste when it comes to either making or consuming a meal.

Orderly, complete and... tidy, if you please. Food is important to me. Food is an experience to be lived and savoured! Not sure about the parsley, though. There really isn't too much to it.

Sports The versatile and efficient Virgo will gravitate toward sports that provide mental stimulation and fitness, all at once. Sports like basketball, gymnastics or hang gliding fit the bill.

Hang gliding? Um, there's no ground underneath that. No thank you. Basketball provides mental stimulation? I'm up for walking and - if we're going to be very adventurous - rock-climbing. On walls in a gym. With mats underneath.

srah - Tuesday, 30 March 2004 - 10:14 PM

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Comments (11)

gravatar alfie - March 30, 2004 - 10:32 PM -

While you were out last Saturday, I found that infomercial where Frankie Avalon talks about how much he likes the performance of the song "Venus," then they show the clip of him singing it. I personally think it's more fun when they have someone impartial that you would like to keep far away from music because of their complete lack of singing talent. Therefore, I would like to see "Hits of the 80s" hosted by William Shatner....who I would not like to hear perform "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" ever again. Too frightening.

gravatar Urs - March 30, 2004 - 10:49 PM -

I wonder what it is about being born in the late summer that makes virgos so distinct....

gravatar srah - March 31, 2004 - 12:38 AM -

Distinct? From what? Every sign has their own distinctions, I guess - check out my sister's results.

gravatar Matthew the Young - March 31, 2004 - 3:54 AM -

Astrology always declares the most obvious things... :)

gravatar Jez - March 31, 2004 - 6:38 AM -

I won't bother with the test - us Sagittarians don't believe in astrology, as a rule.

gravatar Smuj - March 31, 2004 - 7:33 AM -

I just read some of mine (Capricorn). The movie write-up recommends "Office Space", but for all the wrong reasons. They couldn't be more wrong on food. They think I should watch Ally McBeal and and read Dale Carnegie. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Astrology is pretty goofy sometimes, but I think they may be on to something with your hang gliding. (!!!1)

gravatar katie - March 31, 2004 - 9:29 AM -

I'm glad to know you aren't going to be eating any unsanitary chocolate.

gravatar Urs - March 31, 2004 - 10:01 AM -

they said that I would like romance novels and soap operas - yech I think they need to get their heads out of the stars, cuz they don't know crap

gravatar jday - March 31, 2004 - 1:20 PM -

you climb?!?!? Who knew? I *love* to climb, but I prefer outdoor climbing. The view is better when you get to the top....

gravatar srah - March 31, 2004 - 9:40 PM -

Not regularly, but I have once or twice and I liked it.

gravatar Justin - April 1, 2004 - 9:31 PM -

Okay, I can't find where the crap I'm supposed to fine MY preferences on this bloody website. Somebody help.

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