February 27th, 2012
Well, not me personally, but I think someone did. I recently started getting the daily paper courtesy of a mysterious benefactor or a random clerical error, so I’ve taken to doing the crosswords more often. And next to the daily crossword are the horoscopes, but every time I look at mine, I really feel like syndicated astrologist Jeraldine Saunders must have married a Leo on account of the tone that they seem to convey (“balance the budget! clean the gutters! get your feet off the coffee table!”).
Take today’s, for instance:
You may get it into your head that you must go buy the latest smartphone, but just don’t go whole hog.
Looking at the other horoscopes for today, none of them are nearly as specific. They mention the usual things: finances, relationships, decisions, opportunities, competitions, roadblocks. “Smartphones” seems like an odd thing for a horoscope to be about.
For the record, I don’t believe in astrology nor are smartphones anywhere near the front of my mind right now. Well, except in this context.