"There's small choice in rotten apples."
Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew [I.i.132-3]
It's Hortensio commenting to Gremio, as the two decide to find a husband for Kate -- the rest is in the plot outline.
Gemini: In the vast quantity of material I've got, out of the acres and acres of written, spoken and visual record of my work, a single Gemini comment stands out. As I was lecturing, I recall the exact moment, I likened Gemini to a finely cute gem-stone. Many different facets, as an outside observer, we see all the different angles. As the Gemini, though, you're going to feel like the same person, through and through, on the inside. "I don't get this whole 'two-faced' thing," more than one Gemini has commented, "I just don't see it." That's because you're not on the outside, looking in. Out here, what we see? I've actually watched, seen it before my very eyes, as a Gemini face has morphed, changed construction and the mood has slipped from one point to another. Right before my eyes. Happens. Get used to it. With what's shaking, even as we speak? It's going to be hard to remind everyone that you're like a fine-cut gem-stone, however, you know it, I know it, and that's al that matters. Remember that some people see you as multi-faceted. We, they, we're not sure which face, or which tiny angle, we're looking at. "But it's just me," your Gemini self intones. I understand that. Not everyone does. Work with us. You're moving faster, changing quicker, than anyone else. Happy birthday!
Cancer: Birthdays start next week -- that's the fun part. There's still Venus cooking along a little too slow, in Gemini. That's the not so fun part. One of my secret vices has always been dollar stores. Goes back to formative years in my life, in old East Austin, and the dollar store there was the most interesting. Some good deals, so not so good deals, some crap and some clever marketing. It was the clever marketing that caught my attention the other afternoon.