Archive for October, 2008

Color Me Skeptical

You guys seemed to like our foray into the theory of homestrology last week, so I’m back with another attempt to see if our birthdates really do say more about us than “this is when you owe me a present.”  This time we’re talking colorstrology (since apparently adding “-strology” to the end of words is a thing now).

The people at Pantone recruited astrologist Michele Bernhardt to create this website, which tells you the color that guides you based on your birth month and even your specific birthdate.  So just like with homestrology, I’m skeptical but willing to see if it rings true when it comes to our color sensibilities.

We’ll start with me this time. My November birthday means my color is Claret Red (didn’t my homestrology profile try to pin red on me too?!). I’m usually more of a blue / green guy, but I recall the site’s disclaimer that your birth color isn’t necessarily the same as your favorite color.  The more important thing is it’s meaning: that I’m “intense, passionate and transforming” and that I “can see past the mundane and into the hearts of others.”  Not sure what this means, but it isn’t sounding a whole lot like me.

It gets interesting when I look up my specific birth date – November 15.  Suddenly my color gets pinker and becomes Garnet Rose.  Awesome.  But at least it means I’m “instinctive, sexy and admired”.  I’ll take the compliment, but I’m not so sure what to make of the phrase that “surrounding yourself with your color helps transform hurt into fertilizer for creation.”  That wording kind of weirds me out. So don’t expect to see Garnet Rose (or fertilizer) in my home anytime soon.

I was feeling relatively okay about my colorstrology profile… until I saw Sherry’s and got jealous.  Her birthmonth, March, stole my blue (Fair Aqua) and her birthdate, the 19th, stole my green (Arcadian Green).  Perhaps that’s why green and blue are frequent accent colors in our house.  And while I was plenty satisfied being called sexy and admired, Sherry’s profile is just one big string of compliments: “the ability to shine and excel… an array of talents to choose from… youthfulness and wisdom that’s intriguing and attractive… wise and strong…” The list goes on.

So, like with homestrology, Sherry gets a home run while I’m left a little bewildered.  Maybe I should’ve been born in March too.  Harumph.

Check out your own colorstrological profile here and let us know how it worked out for you. And a big thanks goes out to How About Orange for diggin’ up this link.

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He Shoots. He Scores?

Whahoo! DIY magazine is here to shoot our house for a multi-mag feature and we couldn’t be more excited. And since we can’t share any of their polaroids with you guys yet, we’ll show you what our kitchen looked like after the flowers arrived.

I’m in heaven.

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