25 January 2007

And never park facing the wind

Somebody spammed a Usenet group with this, and I excerpt it here in the interest of [fill in excuse other than "nothing else to post"].

While selecting the type of car comes easily to most people, making a decision on the color of a car can be a stumbling block. Some people simply go with their favorite color, while others mull over color choices by considering factors such as climate, type of vehicle use, or the most practical choice, going with what is least likely to show dirt. But what if even that fails? Then try feng shui. Yes, feng shui, the Chinese guide used for arranging homes and offices, can also be used for selecting colors based on an individual's own personal feng shui.

According to personal feng shui, each person has an individual feng shui number that is based on gender and date of birth. This number, also called a "kua" number is associated with a color. By selecting the correct color for an individual's particular feng shui number, the driver will experience better luck overall because the color is harmonized with that individual.

Use personal feng shui to select a "success" color, which can be helpful when buying that luxury sedan. More into soccer practice than boardrooms? Choose a "family" color. Both colors are determined by the driver's kua number.

Um, okay. What's my number?

Take the year of birth, i.e., 1971
Add the last two years together (7+1=8)
For men, subtract the number from 10 (10-8+2); 2 is the kua number
For women, add 5 to the number (5+8=13; 1+3= 4); 4 is the kua number
For years such as 1982 which have a double digit, be sure to reduce to one number: 8+2=10 (1+0=1)

So I get a 2, which means:

Money/Success Colors: Yellow, Brown, Beige
Family Colors: Silver, Gold, White, Pearl

Hmmm. Gwendolyn, they tell me, is "Aspen White Pearl."

Posted at 8:39 AM to Driver's Seat

Hmmmmm. I was born in 1962 so:

6+2 = 8
10 - 8 = 2 so my kua is 2

I'm a programmer, so I did it in binary:

I was born in the year 11110101010

1+0 = 1
10-1 = 1

So 1 is my Kua number that way.

In Hex:

I was born in the year 7AA

A+A = 14; 1+4 = 5

10 - 5 = B

So my kua in hex is B. Do they have a value for B?

I'm starting to question any belief system that relies on math. Of course, that means not trusting my checkbook - which, of course, I don't.

Posted by: Bobbert at 9:16 AM on 25 January 2007

I also got a 2. I can't say any of those colors are speaking to me. Brown? Ick. My current ride is "Storm Gray."

Posted by: Erica at 10:30 PM on 25 January 2007