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March 15, 2007


Alright Claire... I want the source for your horoscopes! They seem way too on the mark. Pony up with the details!

Ha! I know! It's the Yahoo horoscopes! They have been fairly on the mark for the last three years. Which is totallly bizarre, but fun. Like fortune cookies, you can bend their meanings to your life.

I always found the Vanity Fair ones to be eerily accurate. Like you said, there's just enough to find something that clicks.

I'm off to Yahoo to see what's in store for the rest of my day.

now I will check out my yahoo horoscope too ;)
happy trip planning!!

Claire, Your plans sound so fabulous! Where's Jack staying?

Horoscopes? I never like mine. At least, Yahoo is never mean or threatening, but Vanity Fair has my number all too well. For Aries, the VF horoscopes still sometimes say things like: "If you could give up your need to be the most exciting, original person in the room and thus, listened to someone else, even once in a rare while, dear Aries, you just might learn something!"
In the last year or two, the man who's been writing them forever has softened just toward Aries but there was a time when I'd think: Some Aries must have really screwed that guy.
So Jennifer, shatter my delusions: Tell me you're an Aries, too, and have not only found them accurate (never said they weren't accurate; terribly accurately cruel) but encouraging. Or gave you a sliver of hope, a shard of insight, anything other than a reason to go weep in the bathroom. Even my husband, a Scorpio, admits VF HATED Aries. Less so now, but five years ago? Devastatingly on-target, (probably well-deserved) character assassination, month after month...!

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