What's your sign? I'm told that's a classic pick-up line, used mainly by Americans.
But I have to say: really? Maybe only if you grew up in the sixties. In which case aren't you a little beyond the superficiality of pick up lines?
Personally, no one's ever used it on me. I've had some humdingers in my time mind you, but nothing this ... euuuw-inspiring.
I think the Pick-Up Line Prize goes to my friend Susan, who once had a bloke come up to her in a bar during the late nineties. Without breaking eye contact he took hold of her hand, leant in close to her ear and whispered the intoxicating phrase "......I'm a stockbroker.".
Now wouldn't that just make you want to rip off your pants with excitement.
Anyway, my sign is Aries. It's a fire sign. Apparently we are all impulse and spontaneity and adventurousness; brimming with headstrong excitement, passion and a not insignificant tendency to want to dominate, like, everything and everyone. Everywhere. All the time. Ahem.
Being a tiger is brilliant. Tigers are my favourite animal and always have been. At the zoo as a child, all I wanted to see was the tigers. I think it's something about the stripes. So I would much rather be a tiger than a monkey, for example. I hate monkeys. Especially when they are in ads and dressed up like people. And most of all when they are on tv and wearing nappies. That is just all kinds of wrong.
But I digress. The Tiger is a born leader. Apparently, the rage of a tiger is terrible to behold but it also gives them the adrenaline needed for the sublimest of bravery.
ANYWAY, I'm getting to the point, I promise. Recently my office colleague had a birthday, so I invited him to choose a cake. He chose the train, and I said no. Then he suggested the swimming pool and I said NO FREAKING WAY. Behold my terrible rage. Sensibly, he chose the tiger.
In making Timothy The Tiger, I had enough cake mixture left over to make some cupcakes. Which makes these tiger cub-cakes. Geddit? Cub-cakes? Which made me laugh and laugh for days at the terrible joke therein. Even my office colleagues groaned a bit at that one.
But no one made too much of a thing of it, because you know what they say, don't you?
Never pull a tiger by the tail.......