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Fabrizio
February 8th, 2008, 11:42 AM
I have lived in NYC... in the countryside... all over the place... but fortunately I had never had run-ins with rats. They were just never in the picture.

Then, as I posted a while back, one visted my home and made a mess.

Then a few weeks later, I found a HUGE rat, dead in my garden. He looked like he was in mid-stride... like he was heading for the kitchen window. I don't know what that was all about. Anyway, I had to call someone to remove it.

THEN a couple of weeks ago, I left this computer and went out for a cafe break. I was sitting there at my favorite place, reading the paper when these guys at the table in front of me, started pointing and laughing... I turned around and there was a H U G E rat at the window right behind me, with his rat-nose pressed up against the glass.

(this rat BTW, was clean and healthy, with beautiful shiney fur like it was some kind of well cared for pure-bred. All it needed was a collar.)

So for the past few weeks, I've been wondering about this rat-karma that has come over me.

Then, to my surprise I learn that this is the Year of the Rat!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_(zodiac)

Meerkat
February 8th, 2008, 01:23 PM
I see rats from my window on a daily basis. I live in a 4th floor flat overlooking a small stream, and there are always rats moving around on the embankments. I like watching them, but unfortunately i have an allergy to rats - i come up in blisters and can't breathe.

voodoochild
February 8th, 2008, 02:08 PM
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x138/ExtravaNancy/Rats/Hugerat.jpg
Now THATS a rat.:eek:

OmegaNYC
February 8th, 2008, 04:08 PM
damn. I thought last year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su0U37w2tws) was the year of the rat. :cool:

Besides, what is your Chinese zodiac sign? I'm a tiger!!!

NYatKNIGHT
February 9th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Horse

brianac
February 10th, 2008, 04:56 AM
Don't look if you are eating.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1137942530/bclid1155254697/bctid1410861227

voodoochild
February 10th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Don't look if you are eating.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1137942530/bclid1155254697/bctid1410861227

That ^ was the most DISGUSTING thing I have EVER seen! Thank you. :eek:
I think I may never eat at any Asian restaurants again. lol

voodoochild
February 10th, 2008, 01:12 PM
I'm a Monkey.

Zerlina
February 10th, 2008, 03:28 PM
How could I find out which is my Chinese zodiac sign?:confused:

Front_Porch
February 10th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Horse

ditto. "perceptive and enjoy talking."

Zerlina, you can look your sign up here: http://www.rainfall.com/horoscop/chinese.htm

ali r.

Fabrizio
February 10th, 2008, 04:52 PM
You are a boar.

antinimby
February 10th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Chinese animal signs are used for, among other things, personality compatibility.

I find it to be surprisingly accurate. If you don't believe me, check out the signs of other people in your life and see if they are compatible with you or not.

Go here (http://www.12zodiac.com/learnsign/learnsign.html), click on your animal sign and you can see the list near the bottom of the page.

brianac
February 11th, 2008, 03:35 AM
You are a boar.

Very good.

Front_Porch
February 11th, 2008, 03:55 PM
You are a boar.

Touche!:o

ali r.

Zerlina
February 11th, 2008, 04:24 PM
ditto. "perceptive and enjoy talking."

Zerlina, you can look your sign up here: http://www.rainfall.com/horoscop/chinese.htm

ali r.
Thanks a lot! I'm an ox!:D

Zerlina
February 11th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Chinese animal signs are used for, among other things, personality compatibility.

I find it to be surprisingly accurate. If you don't believe me, check out the signs of other people in your life and see if they are compatible with you or not.

Go here (http://www.12zodiac.com/learnsign/learnsign.html), click on your animal sign and you can see the list near the bottom of the page.
I read it too... yes... I'm a good ox!|:D

OmegaNYC
February 11th, 2008, 04:45 PM
I find that my tiger trait is sort of true. I tend to be the leader in things. Also, I'm VERY warm-hearted at times ( don't make fun of me!).You can also get more in dept info about you sign here. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_astrology) I'm a "Fire Tiger" How cool is that. :cool:

antinimby
February 11th, 2008, 05:44 PM
I read it too... yes... I'm a good ox!|:DI wonder what sign MidtownGuy is.

Seeing how you two are good friends, I'll bet he is either a rat, snake, monkey or rooster (all very compatible with the ox).

;)

Zerlina
February 13th, 2008, 09:05 AM
I wonder what sign MidtownGuy is.

Seeing how you two are good friends, I'll bet he is either a rat, snake, monkey or rooster (all very compatible with the ox).

;)
True... I'll try to find out his sign too! MidTown is my far away brother... so far but so close!:)

Meerkat
March 1st, 2008, 08:58 AM
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x138/ExtravaNancy/Rats/Hugerat.jpg
Now THATS a rat.:eek:

Are you sure thats a rat? Jesus, what have they been feeding it on????

Just had a look at my Chinese year and it seem's i'm a boar too. No surprise there really...