I'm a Virgo.
So are a lot of other cool people, depending upon who you talk to. Seems there are a lot of us out there born in August and September. Cool. Hello Virgos!
I've never explored characters' fascinations with astrology in any short stories or fiction. Might be something I add to a character in my next project. Could be interesting, since so many people are into figuring out "What sign are you?" and "What do you think of that sign?"
Anyway, real quickly. Happy Birthday to Keith Boykin. It's his birthday season too. Buy his books -- One More River To Cross and Beyond The Down Low. That's a great present for a writer... buying their books. But anyway, enjoy the birthday weekend! I hear it's going to be kinda cool...
Last night, Rashid Darden and I were talking about the Legends Ball that Oprah threw in the spring. The crazy, random things we talk about... We said we'd brainstorm our lists, if we were to ever throw such an event. Rashid's list is up already on his blog. Mine is forthcoming. And though Rashid's birthday has passed, buy his book too -- LAZARUS, which you can order from his website. Especially if you have someone in your life who's in college, black, involved, thinking of pledging a greek-letter organization, and... I could go on and on. It's kinda like an up-to-date A Different World, but with its own twists. Rashid's a great writer.
Anyway, be a legend this weekend. A real legend. Not one with delusions of legendary status. Do something NICE. Say something NICE. Be an ADULT. Be a KID. Use your words and actions for good and not for tearing someone down...
Oh... and what's your sign? lol