...just what is the connection between these three things? All were seen by me during my fun little escapade in Dayton Ohio this weekend. (And by fun I mean fairly annoying and more than a little painful.)
I had a softball tournament this weekend with my summer team, in itself not a bad thing (in fact, tournaments are usually rather enjoyable) but this one was an hour and a half away. That's not horrible, until I left at 10 am Saturday, got to the field at 11:30 for a 12:30 game, and then discovered our second game that day would be, due to all kinds of rain delays, at 9 pm that night. Thanks to the hour and a half drive I ended up not going home, leaving me with seven hours to kill in-between games. That's where Shrek comes in.
Seeing a funny movie again is actually a pretty good way to pass the day, and the wait for our second game ended up being bearable, at least. Of course, right when I thought "hey, this is actually an OK day" we lose the night game. By a lot. And to top it off all the rain from that morning created Mosquitoville USA in the outfield, where I played half the game. I'm sitting here with spray benadryl, multi-tasking brilliantly.
Type, scratch, spray, type some more, scratch my legs some more, spray, finally lose control and scratch the bites on my shoulder, yelp because I'm also sunburnt, spray.
I suppose I shouldn't complain too much, though. We did win our two games today. I even pitched a two-hit shutout in the second! My sunburn hurts, but I've had worse and it's already getting better, and my wonderful parents took one look at my mosquito-consumed legs and made an emergency trip to Walgreens for the benadryl. *sprays again* Ahhhh... medicated relief.
Oh, and the inedible truck... my dad noticed that on our first drive to the field. It was one of those big silver tank things. My Dad thinks it was probably full of oil of the variety that should not be eaten, and was going to a place that also had stuff that should be eaten. Still, we were driving along and saw that this big, metal truck in front of us had a large and very prominent "INEDIBLE" sticker across the back. Darn, I really had a craving for truck for breakfast. :P
This one FREAXed me out. It's dead on. I even went through and read a lot of the other ones to see if it was one of those things were everything applies to everyone at least a bit, but none of the others fit at all. Freaky.
(January 20 - February 18)
the Water Bearer. Fixed, air, yang - planetary rulers: Saturn and Uranus. Keywords: "I KNOW"
Aquarius is the eleventh house of the Zodiac and rules the circulatory system, shins, and ankles. Positive traits include brilliance, innovation, individuality, openness, social consciousness, inventiveness, practical skill, and self assertion; negative traits are eccentricity, lack of attachment to people and the "real world," over-intellectualizing of the emotions, a crotchety temper, rigidity, intellectual arrogance, and stubbornness.
Gryffindor Aquarians are the social activists and loons of their House. They'll picket for House Elf Liberation. They'll wear their robes inside out because they spent all night reading, not pay attention to how they dressed the next day, and not care if their rumpled appearance is pointed out to them. They are intellectual rebels and will loudly defend their opinions, even if doing so makes enemies. They are apt to question authority. "Even Merlin was wrong, some of the time," they'll say, shrugging. While not particularly good at dealing with crisis situations (they stress out easily) they do tend to have enough foresight to see the situations coming, and prevent them from happening in the first place. They can be flamboyantly talented, but are less interested in using their talent to "make it big" than in using it to make a better life for themselves or other people. Because Gryffindor tends to be a flamboyant house, these oddballs (they are always odd) tend to stick out for being unusual.
Let's see, I get incredibly vocal about things like Gay rights and censorship issues. (I had the time of my life wearing a rainbow "Legalize it" shirt to school after our principal had told a boy to take his off the day before.) I tend to stay up late at night reading, and then throw on the first semi-clean thing I find in the morning. People are always saying "Oh, Ella always has to be right," because I argue so much. I stress easily, and while I used to want to do "anything that will make me filthy rich" this has morphed in recent years to a burning desire to become a starving artist type, banging out novels on a rusty type-writer in a tiny apartment in New York. :P
I suppose I should put the Slytherin, too, as I'm kinda a toss up between the two houses. This one works really well for me too.
Slytherin Aquarians are lucky. They have inner drive, determination, and great ambition; they also have brilliance, cleverness, and an almost total disregard for "what everybody thinks," which means they can go for their dreams without caring if other people mock them or consider them strange. More introverted and full of social conscience than the average Slytherin, these wizards are easily overlooked socially (by fools), although they excel in the classroom and eventually become great wizards indeed. They are stubborn and will not back down without a fight if challenged
And finally, this one just cracks me up. :-D (But is also oddly accurate!)
|How to make a ella_w|
1 part mercy
5 parts humour
5 parts ego
Add to a cocktail shaker and mix vigorously. Add caring to taste! Do not overindulge!