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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I couldn’t really think of an interesting post that I could write, since blogging is supposed to be about your fascinating life but I don’t really HAVE a fascinating life this week so where was I? I was rambling again. Typical. Oh yeah. Okay, so I was looking through the Blonde Salad bog by Chiara Ferragni, and I realized that I would have loved to know around ten things about her that didn’t come through her blog. I decided to try it myself.

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#. This is probably not at all interesting for you, but I’m experimenting with banners right now. That is why it doesn’t officially count as one of the ten things about me. Also, I just had to get the point across somehow.

1. I adopted my dog when she was 2 months old, and after one month of having her, I didn’t like her as much anymore. Having a dog had always seemed like it would be reliving the “Lassie” movie, or at least my dog (as I dreamed) would be a show champion. But my skinny (and now a little overweight) runt of a puppy wasn’t exactly up to either vision. After a few weeks, I got over the phase, though, since Caline was just too cute!

2. When I totally grow up, I either want to have a summer job as a sailing coach (you get to zoom around on a motor boat, tell kids what to do, and get paid to do something you love) or a DJ (even though I might be too shy and I don’t exactly love super loud music. I’m always scared my eardrums will pop).

3. I always make sure to wear my sunscreen when it’s summer. As one of my best friends, Hope, always says, “I’m preventing cancer at a premature age.”

4. My mom was a fashion designer until she discovered me when I was 5, sleeping under one of her huge sowing machines. She felt so bad she quit right then and there. It isn’t as big a benefit as you might think, because practically my entire wardrobe is mom-picked or mom-checked. It’s a wonder that she lets me buy Abercrombie for my sporty looks- trust me. (On the other hand, it’s not that bad. I owe my taste to my mom.)

5. My ultimate goal when I was younger was to marry some prince out there in the world and become an actual princess, just like my old idols, Ariel, Beauty, Snow White, and Jasmine. That is, until I found out that Disney princesses weren’t real and that being a princess was all responsibilities.

6. I am very sympathetic towards the cause of animals. Don’t you dare say something negative concerning animals! (Don’t worry, I’m not that scary!)

7. My accent used to be the same as Chiara Ferragni’s. I know, right? Really unbelievable, compared to my today-accent. Oh well. It stuck to my mom.

8. I am incredibly sensitive to emotional movies and words…

9. I’ve tried ballroom dancing before, but was terrible at it.

10. I talk a lot about unnecessary and incredibly pointless things.

bonus. You know the Naked Cowboy? The first time I saw him, I thought he was a business guy. He kind of is. He also ran for president of the US in the Tea Party Movement but dropped out later: probably to just get some attention. I should really do a post on him…

Hope you liked it!
What do you say?

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I’m a terrible artist, but….
I’m going to add the type form of the words later for an easier way to read the comic thingy that I made.

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My “Art” in Mini

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By the way: I adore these sandals. It was a jillion years ago, so I miss them- but they were so comfy and colorful!

By the way: I adore these sandals. It was a jillion years ago, so I miss them- but they were so comfy and colorful!

A wild horse in Puerto Rico. It was amazing I was able to get so close!

A wild horse in Puerto Rico. It was amazing I was able to get so close!

Another wild horse from Puerto Rico, whom I nicknamed Apple. She let herself be petted!

Another wild horse from Puerto Rico, whom I nicknamed Apple. She let herself be petted!

By the way: I labeled most of my pictures with my mark, but some of them I forgot to. Please realize that all these pics were mine, only!

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Okay: now I can get to the wording (phew!). Happy Friday, first of all: there’s usually nothing better than knowing that you have a whole weekend ahead of you. The other day, I had to give a presentation on the nervous system, and I slipped up by saying, “…If you’re unlike me, you probably try to catch the ball…” So that sentence was true, but I didn’t exactly want everybody to know that I have this paranoid fear of balls ever since I saw a friend get hit (she got a concussion). Well, anyways, that got the laughs of the day, but I guess I can’t really do anything about it, can I?

The pictures above were all created by me. I decided to try and create a mini art show as today’s post, since the last post (The Memory Game) was kind of gloomy, and I wanted to create something cheerful. I hoped you liked them!

xx,
Sophie

P.S. The last pic was my dog, Caline: somebody that I you probably know too well by now!

Save The Whales!

I really sound like a tree hugger, I’m afraid. I don’t exactly love trees enough to hug them, but I do like animals a lot (except, obviously, for icky ones and bugs). I don’t really have any pictures from the event, but I’ll just use some from the Google search engine.
Wait- before I say anything else, you should know about the Museum of Natural History program on whales… actually, it was hosted by the World Science Fair, and they just used the museum for their showcase. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so sorry for blue whales and other whales in my life (I’m purposely ignoring the fact that I barely knew they existed before, in a manner of speaking). The show was about whales, and how the quickly thinning/melting Arctic ice has affected them (negatively). It really is sad, especially since we’re really the ones causing global warming, not the poor dolphins and sperm whales and other whales.

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This is a Narwhal, a type of whale that has a long tooth that looks like a horn.

This is a Narwhal, a type of whale that has a long tooth that looks like a horn.

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I tried to find the “cute” pictures of these whales, but it’s kinda hard considering that whales are usually covered in barnacles (and who knows what else), and you have to admit that whales are usually not very attractive on the whole (though dolphins are adorable).

It is hard to believe that many animals won’t exist after the arctic ice completely disappears. The ice has already been dramatically thinning, which is:
-Adding too much water to our oceans: it is predicted that if the patterns keep up, in around 30 years, Manhattan will be submerged.
-Taking away the habitats of animals like polar bears.
-Allowing predators like killer whales to come into the once safe homes of other creatures, and decreasing the prey’s numbers.

When I heard this, I was shocked. The panel scientists, however, really only care about finding out more about their whales. I could tell. And here’s my secret: those three bullet points came from research, not the event.

The Arctic ice has been thinning and dramatically decreasing for a long time now. This is caused by global warming.

The Arctic ice has been thinning and dramatically decreasing for a long time now. This is caused by global warming.

Ice is cracking and breaking everywhere across the Arctic circle.

Ice is cracking and breaking everywhere across the Arctic circle.

xx,
Sophie

P.S. I know this is my second post today, but the whale issue made me so frantic and sad that I just had to post this little “article”.