The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, June 12, 2017, Page 5A, Image 5

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    THE DAILY ASTORIAN • MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
FEATURES
Saying no to a messy
vacation, vacationers
Dear Annie: I hope you should I do? Please help soon,
can settle a conflict I have as summer is approaching. —
with my boyfriend of almost No Mess, Please
nine years. One of his adult
Dear No Mess: This situ-
children has a wife
ation is stickier than
a dirty spoon. This
and two children. He
DEAR
wants them to go on
is your vacation, and
ANNIE
you shouldn’t be act-
vacations with us. The
problem is that they
ing as the take-along
are extremely messy.
housekeeper.
Yet
as Grandpa’s girl-
My boyfriend agrees
they are extremely
friend, it’s awkward
messy but will not
for you to set down
rules for his family.
talk with them about
it, and I cannot deal Annie Lane This really is your
Creators
boyfriend’s mess to
with their mess —
Syndicate Inc.
which always goes
clean up. He should
from one end of the unit to the absolutely talk to his son and
other, both inside and outside. grandchildren about tidying
When they use something, up. Stay strong. If he refuses
they just leave it wherever, to talk to them, treat yourself
including dirty dishes with to a peaceful vacation on your
food still on them. They are own.
perfectly capable. It stresses
Dear Annie: My daugh-
me out, but I stay strong and ter “Luann” has a master’s
refuse to be their maid.
degree in business. Yet she
I have given my boyfriend will not use it. Instead, she has
a condition: He needs to talk a low-paying job as a cashier
with them about keeping our in a dollar store. She is obese
common areas picked up, or I — weighing 240 pounds at
will not be joining them. What 5 feet 1 inch tall. She is very
obstinate; you cannot tell her
anything. Apparently, instant
gratification, french fries and
Diet Coke are more important
than a healthy body and attrac-
tive appearance. What can I
do for her situation? Would
hypnosis help her to change
her attitude? — Heartbroken
Mother
Dear
Heartbroken:
Never mind her attitude; let’s
focus on yours. I know that as
a mother, you’re coming from
a place of love. You think
your criticism will help. But
your letter sounds judgmen-
tal, and if you’re approaching
your daughter with the same
tone, it’s no wonder she’s not
listening.
Luann is an adult now, a
well-educated one at that, and
she will make her own deci-
sions. All you can do is be a
friend — and friends don’t
shame friends. Build Luann
up. The better her self-esteem
is the more empowered she’ll
feel to change her life — if
that’s what she wants.
5A
TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE
By Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What someone said
to you long ago is still part of your inner scenery,
like words drifting on a lake of thought. Go on
and ignore them a while longer. Someday they
will wash up on the far shore and never get in
your way again.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Comfortable people
are more honest and generous than defensive
people. Your kindness, astute attention and
warmth will make people comfortable around
you. You’ve much to gain.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Everyone seems to
need you at once — part of the deal when you’re
the cosmic darling. Just remember that you have
the choice of when and if to respond to people.
Their urgency doesn’t have to be yours.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You want to share,
but choose your audience carefully. Some stories
are like hot meals that start to cool off as soon
as the air touches them. Consider a diary first
and then see how you feel when the private
writing is done.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You feel like a fountain,
the water of emotion circling through you, the
same feeling being pumped up and falling from
you. It’s the circulation that keeps this fresh.
You’re willing to feel unimpeded — an attractive
feature.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t make the
weather outside, but you can go where it’s usu-
ally sunny this time of year. Similarly, you don’t
make the weather inside, but you can escape to
tropical vacation spots of imagination at will, so
what’s stopping you?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You shouldn’t have to
pay to have your senses enlivened: It’s a point of
reference, a state of mind, and it’s free. You’ll go
where the scents rhyme and the colors beat out
FRANK AND ERNEST
BLONDIE
THATABABY
SALLY FORTH
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
B.C.
LOLA
DILBERT
SIX CHIX
BIZARRO
MUTTS
NON SEQUITUR
BABY BLUES
WIZARD OF ID
ZITS
ROSE IS ROSE
a rhythm your eyes can’t help but dance to.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your ambition will
have you setting lofty goals you’re not likely to
hit. However, you’ll get much further than if you
hadn’t aimed so high. The key will be to interpret
all success as significant and to maintain a joyful
tone.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you
fall for someone, the ride down comes with a
rush and a hope that you’ll be caught or land
on something soft. When you believed you’ve
been tripped — well, that’s a far less enjoyable
trajectory.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A strong
sense of style isn’t really a matter of good taste
or bad taste; rather, it’s a specific set of mindful
choices and intentions repeated in an identifiable
pattern.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you first
made your decision, you weren’t sure. Now
you’re starting to love this choice. The best part
about it is, the more you love it, the less you
need other people to love it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you had to
point it back to a single event that tweaked the
relationship, you’d be stumped. It was probably
something minor, and it wasn’t your fault, either,
but that doesn’t matter now. What matters is
fixing it.
TOMORROW’S BIRTHDAY (June 13). You’ll
invest your heart in projects and be intensely
fulfilled this year. Set out with faith that the path
before you will be cleared. The next three weeks
you’ll brainstorm and keep clarifying your vision.
Return often to your creative influences. August
through October bring toil and sweat then a big
cash-in. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky
numbers are: 10, 40, 4, 49 and 17.