Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

Happy Valentine's Day

hernewshoes linked to PostSecret for Valentine's Day.

The top one is awesome.



However, it's one farther down that particularly jumped out at me.






I have always been single on Valentine's Day, and I have never been mopey about it, and I refuse to be mopey about it this year.

I am grateful to all the people who have listened to some or all of my emo drama -- particularly Ari, Jonah, Allie, Joe, CHPC-Rachel, mjules, and my mom.




Excerpts from "The 6 Cutest Animals That Can Still Destroy You" by Alex Levinton:
The late Steve Irwin, a man who used to tackle 12-foot crocodiles for fun and wave angry snakes filled with kill-you-before-your-next-heartbeat poison at a camera, considered a five-minute sequence where his camera team had to cross a river filled with hippos to be the single most dangerous moment ever filmed on his show.

The man who toyed with crocodiles, was scared shitless of hippos.

[...]


Male platypi have a pair of spurs on their hind legs that they use for defense and dominance duels. They deliver a brutal dose of venom that will put a human being into the emergency room and leave him writhing in muscle-impaired agony for months.

The platypus is mother nature's way of saying, "I made this thing out of spare parts I found on the workshop floor, and it can still fucking cripple you."

[...]

In Ireland, it is not uncommon for university rowing teams to cancel practice because there is a swan in the river. Rowing teams tend to be composed of men who are built like very large trees. Trees that bench-press Volvos. These men are terrified of swans, probably due to a grizzled old rowing coach, always looking on from the shore, a bill-shaped scar where his left eye used to be.
Tags: mother nature has a sick sense of humor, postsecret, vday
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