vanity fair has the best horoscopes hands down. they include the effect of planet positions, which houses they are in and where they are on your chart. of course i am a believer in horoscopes so vanity fair’s is like a double win for me. this month mine reads,
naturally you’re a bit restless these days. you’re a wild bird, not some parakeet that gets let out of its cage only to cling to somebody’s arm. when saturn transits the western horizon, however, you’ve got to get over your desire for complete independence and accept the fact that you want company. while you know damn well that the only person who’s going to take care of you financially in your old age is you, the fact is that you get spooked when you’re left alone. maybe there is a touch of parakeet in you after all.”
it’s true. i’m a parakeet underneath my wild bird exterior but i hate admitting to it. one of my better personality flaws to come out since i’ve moved away.
we’ve started getting lots of regular early morning coffee drinkers at work besides our 3 0r 4 regulars. i like our early morning regulars because they don’t chit chat. i do not want to make small talk with you at 6:30am. come back in two hours. one of these is a european gentleman. he speaks in a fairly heavy italian accent, wears a leather jacket over his shoulders and uses copious amounts of hairgel. he orders an espresso. this morning i suddenly saw him standing outside, smoking a cigarette and knocking on our window, obviously trying to get my attention. when i looked his way he signaled two with his fingers. confused, i walked towards the door to see what he so desperately needed as he continued to flash the two fingers. he beat me to it, opened the door and said “i want a double espresso (hence the two). i forgot that you don’t allow cigarettes in the cafe here and lit one right before i came in.” ok fine. the smoke in cafes in europe. apparently they leave their manners outside though. this is not a drivethrough fool. i do not take your order while you stand outside. i was a bit cool when he did come in and i think he noticed. he was very complimentary of our espresso (delicious. even better than in italy.) and i hope he felt at least a little bad.