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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't be tempted to share secret information. Protect your assets, and abide by the rules. You will be faced with pressure if you aren't willing to compromise. Know what you want, and negotiate strategically. Strive for equality.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Sharing and caring will go a long way. A trip to see someone in person will show your concern and determination. You will learn from what you experience when dealing with others. Romance will lead to a passionate encounter.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Give a favor, get a favor. This is a give-and-take sort of day that can bring fabulous results and new opportunities. Knowledge coupled with versatility will help you attract attention and make personal gains.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Slow down; rethink your strategy. You will face opposition, criticism, and a change in your position if you let moodiness interfere with your productivity. Don't limit your chances of getting ahead by not being receptive.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take on whatever comes your way. Your ability to step into the limelight and be a leader will impress someone who can teach you a lot and help you advance. Don't let ego stand in the way of your progress. Listen and share ideas.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Expect to face changes regarding financial, medical, or legal matters. Stay on top of what's going on, and be prepared to counter any offer or suggestion that comes down the pipeline. Charm and compromise will lead to victory.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Understand what you are dealing with before you jump into a discussion with an uncompromising person. Have your thoughts laid out strategically, with options that are difficult for anyone to refuse. Give a little now, and get back later.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take on a project that will challenge you mentally and physically. Your intuition will guide you in the right direction. An opportunity to enhance a personal partnership will lead to less stress and more financial and emotional options.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may have trouble containing your emotions. Do what you can to come to a better understanding with the people you live with or those who influence your life. A change at home will ease your stress and help you move on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't be daunted by the changes others make. Do your own thing and focus on securing your life, home, and family. Love is in the stars, and a personal contract or legal matter will turn in your favor.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Rekindle your old dreams, hopes, and wishes, and prepare to conquer your goals this time around. Contact people who can help you advance. Strive for greater financial and emotional security. Don't let love lead you astray.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't give in to someone trying to push you in a direction you don't want to go. Keep your secrets to yourself, and rely on originality to guide you in the direction best suited to your needs and talents.

 

 

 

 


Toddlers and Drunks:

• Someone always vomits. Always.

• Everything must be announced, and it must be announced loudly.

• After you've been carrying them up and down the street for a while, you start to wish you had thought to bring a stroller.

• A brightly colored stuffed animal will provide them with hours of entertainment and companionship.

• Lacking a sippy cup, their drink is all over the place in seconds.

• They'll spend the better part of their evening sucking something ? either their thumb or someone else's face.

• At some point, you usually end up feeding them ? airplane noises optional.

• You find yourself standing outside the bathroom door saying, "Do you need help?" over and over until they ask you to come help them wipe.

• When they don't like something, they make sure you know. Usually from the floor, kicking and screaming.

• Without a hand to hold, they teeter and totter around the house clutching counters, chairs, and groins for balance.

• The moment they stop running around the living room, they pass out on the couch.

• Crying. So much crying.

• In order to understand their mumbled words, you have to repeat your best guesses at what they are trying to say until they nod yes, Mad Gab style. The answer is almost always "I want the bottle."

Nicole Quist can't wait to have toddlers of her own, but she will settle for the Iowa City pedestrians on Friday nights for now.













 
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