Saturday, April 22, 2006

Queen Isabella, Mrs. Garrett and me

Born today:

Queen Isabella I of Spain
Jack Nicholson
Glen Campbell
Charlotte Rae, perhaps best known for her role as "Mrs. Garrett" on The Facts of Life (born in Milwaukee, Ms. Rae turns 80 today.)
Bettie Page
Eddie Albert (who played the kindly RV owner Jason O'Day in one of my favorite movies, Escape to Witch Mountain.)
Peter Frampton, who appeared in another one of my favorite (bad, bad, bad) movies, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Aaron Spelling

On April 22, 1509, Henry VIII became king.
On April 22, 1889, the Oklahoma land rush began.
On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated.

And on April 22, 1966, in the Philippine Islands, I was born.

Yay me.

On my birthday, I usually go and buy all the New York area papers that carry horoscopes (the Daily News, the Post, and Newsday) to see what the little "if today is your birthday" thing has to say. I'm in Baltimore today, so I just zipped around the internet to see what all the various astrologers have to offer.

Today's Birthday (April 22). At first, it may seem as if you're blocked every step of the way. This year is not about avoiding problems, just finding new ways around them.


Birthday Baby: You are a lover, inventor and an adventurer. You are intuitive, philosophical and spiritual. You are empathetic, concerned and will do your best to help others.

Now that's more like it.

For those of us born on: April 22
Happy Birthday! The months ahead are likely to start with a boost of energy, particularly when Mercury enters your sign, although romantically you could face a few, if brief challenges. The way you communicate with your loved ones could come under fire if you don't think before speaking! From June both planets in your friendship house start moving backwards, so you might see one or two friendships weaken slightly, but there is nothing to worry about. You can look forward to some dramatic developments in your love life around late fall, whether you're attached or single. There will be plenty of time to be responsible after the start of the New Year, when your work or school house fills up!

Happy Birthday: Don't let things get away from you because you aren't prepared to make a decision. Be organized and ready to take action if you want anything good to come of this year. Find out whatever you need to know to move ahead with your dreams. Don't let someone else hold you back because of his or her burdens. Your numbers are 13, 18, 20, 27, 33, 39

Okay: here's your chance to give me a birthday present. Contribute a line to a horoscope for me. Advice, predictions, criticism: go for it. Write my future.

Edited to add: You can just make it up. Go ahead. Indulge your inner astrologer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your special friend adores you. Love or business or both could be in the future of this relationship. The window of possibility is wide open.



10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel YOUR HOROSCOPE by Eugenia Last

"Don't let things get away from you because you aren't prepared to make a big decision. Be organized and read to take action if you want anything good to come of this last year. Find out whatever you need to know to move ahead with your dreams."

Milwaukee Shepherd Express ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny

"Lately I have this recurring vision of you crawling up out of a deep hole. I’ve even had two dreams with that theme. Each time, you seem to defy gravity as you climb by clawing at the sides of the hole and pulling yourself higher and higher until you finally emerge into daylight. Why am I having these fantasies? Are they a metaphor for your life right now? I shudder to think that you’ve been in an abyss as profound as the one I’ve been seeing, though I’m ecstatic about the prospect that you’re about to escape".

Fortune in cookie from Ghenghis Khan carry out lunch:

"Friends long absent are coming back to you."

Happy Rob's birthday to me! b.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Jason Rohrblogger said...

Here is your horoscope from the Los Angeles Times:

Your Birthday (April 22): If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now. It's just a spring clean for the May Queen. Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on.

Just kidding. Here it really is:

Today's birthday (April 22). Shout it from the rooftops: This is your year! Take on more than you think you can handle through the next 12 weeks, because you'll grow into the responsibility. You're so popular through June that you'll probably be happy spending July in a quiet, introspective way. Pisces people thrill you, and a Capricorn is committed to you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 45, 10, 31 and 49.


3:15 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Free Will Astrology for Taurus this week:
"It's perfectly fine for you to have dreamy eyes in the coming days--wistful, hopeful, liquid eyes that are more focused on the fantasies within than on the sights without. Muse to your heart's content, Taurus. Wander over to paradise in your imagination. Entertain utopian visions. As much as is practical, give yourself permission to visit LaLa land, where you can explore infinite possibilities, imaginary adventures, and "forbidden" topics that up until now you haven't dared to play with. "

My prediction - you will blog about many more misadventures of your youth, which will lead to much insight into your character. Look at the past to move forward!

Happy Birthday!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

PS: It's my Dad's birthday today too! We all went to Little Italy and then to my nephew's school to see him in "Damn Yankees" (he was Mr. Applegate). Yay! Pasta and a musical!

8:43 PM  
Blogger David said...


If April 22 is your birthday, you tend to leave a lot of evidence of your presence wherever you go. This is fine if you have a Boston terrier to lick up your crumbs, but who is going to close those cabinet doors? A big decision will leave you more prosperous than ever before, and your ambition to capture six Broadway divas and confine them in one place will be fruitful enough to buy your husband an underground dwelling with its own poop dome.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Crash said...

The stars see many wonderous things
The future holds for you
But mostly they see Goblin smile
As you clean up her poo

Happy Birthday, Rob

1:20 PM  
Blogger J said...

I was surfing the web looking for my birthday horoscope too and have the same as yours! Thanks and happy birthday!

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Your personal ruling planets are Venus and Uranus.

The combined influences of Venus and Uranus make you a livewire - about a million watts worth - especially where relationships are concerned and if there is one area in life that is expressing this character trait of yours this has to be it.

You have a progressive attitude in all things, original ideas and a flair for the unusual. For that reason you will attract unusual partners, unconventional careers and in both these departments of life may have sudden rise and fall. Take care.

Your lucky colours are electric blue, electric white and multi-colours.

Your lucky gems are Hessonite garnet and agate.

Your lucky days of the week Sunday and Tuesday.

Your lucky numbers and years of important change are 4, 13, 22, 31, 40, 49, 58, 67, 76.

Famous people born on your birthday include Immanuel Kant, Nikolay Lenin, Yehudi Menuhin, Hal March, Glen Campbell, Jack Nicholson, Bettie Page, Sabine Appelmans and Ambra Angiolini.
"I was born on this day 2"

6:39 PM  

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