Jan 27, 200603:24 PMThe Life
Year of the Pooch
Jan 27, 2006 - 03:24 PMSunday marks the beginning of Chinese Lunar Year 4704. But I just know I'll be writing 4703 on my checks all next week. <rimshot>
It's the Year of the Dog. But which dog? Poodle? Chow Chow? Shih Tzu? Pekingese? (Or is it Beijingese these days?) Since nobody has specified, I'm arbitrarily declaring 4704 to be the Year of the Inscrutable Chihuahua.
I had a bizarre dream last night. Half a billion Chinese people were crowded into Tiananmen Square, waiting for a jewel-encrusted ball to drop. When the ball reached the bottom, a huge sign lit up with the numbers "4704." At that point, everyone broke into a touching rendition of Auwd Wang Syne.
I think I need psychiatric help.