Floofballs, Pigtails, and Cadbury Creme

Look, I’m still alive over here!

*shocked gasps*

*cheers and applause*

*expectant stares*

Oh, right, I actually have to make this interesting. Well then, I shall tell you about the dog.

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This is Noah, and he belongs to the most annoying human on planet Earth, who also happens to be a good friend of mine.
Joe is in my co-op classes, and his mom also happens to teach us (ironically, she is one of the nicest humans on planet Earth). So when she casually mentioned that they needed a dogsitter in the same room my canine-obsessed little brother was in, somehow we ended up saying ‘yes’ to having a dog over Easter break. 

Of course it had to be Easter break we had a dog who follows you everywhere. Noah made it significantly harder to take Easter photos for my doll blog.

But in spite of freaking out and having to carefully guard my mini chocolate eggs from a very curious doggo, I did manage to get cute pictures of what I dubbed The Cadbury Crème Chorus Line.

To be honest, I like Noah more than the Golden Retriever we borrowed in January. If only because daaaaang this dog is cute. Just ask Phoenix-Phaedrana;

Treacherous human.

However, my cats are not quite so big on the dog. They tolerate him, mostly by going and hiding. And in Apollo’s case, he goes and hides on top of the fridge and glares at me. He also got mad when he found Noah asleep on his special spot on my bed, so he begrudgingly walked over to my sister’s bed and started kneading on her plush unicorn. Phoenix and I thought this was too cute.

Speaking of texting, I realized this morning that Phoenix and I had logged over 300 messages in two months. We talk a lot. Especially since I tend to text her things like this;

In case you’re wondering, yes, I did wear my hair in pigtails that day.

That was also the day my hair was insanely curly and I had to restrain it somehow. But actually parting it down the middle was out, so the back was artfully messy. (and by that, I mean it was just messy. not artfully so)

It also somehow got tangled in my DIY oak leaf necklace, so that took a good bit of my patience to untangle the tiny chain from my rampant curls.

The necklace survived, however. Pretty good for $2 worth of wire and chain. I recently discovered how much fun jewelry making is, so now my friend has one of these, and wears it every day, which makes me so happy. My mom suggested to me that I make friendship bracelets, and because I had wire and extra time yesterday, I did.

But because regular friendship bracelets are boring and somewhat uncomfortable, I made three of these for Phoenix, my friend Joy, and myself.

Tell me these aren’t cooler than knotted embroidery floss! Anyone want a tutorial?

That pretty much sums up what I’ve been up to these past few weeks. I’m hoping to get back on track posting (like that’s happening), but it may not happen until mid-May when school lets out.

Anything interesting happen while I was gone? Fill me in!

5 Weird Toys+ Domain Update

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Hey, Peeps! Today I’ve got another roundup post for you-this time, it’s some toys that I think are just utterly tacky/gauche/tasteless-I’ve decided to make this a weekly post series, because I pretty much do them once a week already. 5 Things Friday, anyone?

 

1. L.O.L Surprise Dolls

Apparently the L.O.L stands for ”Li’l Outrageous Littles.” But why are the dolls heads so big? Are they supposed to be babies? Toddlers? If so, why does the one in the picture have a coffee cup? The doll looks overtly made-up and strange-overall almost ugly. Not a tasteful toy, in my opinion.

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2. Slime

I really don’t get why this is such a big deal-it’s squishy and stretchy….and you can make it sparkly. It seems like it’s moment in the spotlight should have lasted about 30 seconds. But no, people are still mixing glue, borax, shaving cream, and goodness-knows-what-else to make this gooey substance. I admit, it was fun for about 5 minutes, and it can be a good science experiment, and stress-reliever, but then? Ok, I’m done. I find slime tacky for a couple of reasons; what kind of person walks around all day with a blob of borax goop? Not someone with any kind of taste or flair.  Also, handing around and playing with slime is a really good way to get the flu, or any other kind of bug that’s going around, because you are basically playing with a ball of germs. Not sanitary, guys.

[for more on disliking slime, check out Bayance’s post here.]

3. FurReal Friends

These things seriously creep me out. Supposedly, they are animatronic ”pets” that make noises and blink and eat or whatever.  However, you stop caring about all that when you are alone in a dark room and you hear a creepy barking sound that makes you jump. That alone would be enough to make me not like them, but they are also overpriced, break easily (my sister bought one, and it broke within a week. By then, however, she had lost interest, because it didn’t move on it’s own like the commercial implied.) and are no replacement for real pets. Actually, I find the majority of them to be blatant insults to the animals they try to replace. I have two cats. They are my furbabies. They pur, and play, and I never have to change their batteries. They walk around of their own free will, and are not limited to silly voice-commands. No robotic-fake-fur-covered device could replace them, ever.

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4. Num Noms Snackables Dippers

From what I could gather, these are (non-edible, the packaging makes that clear) plastic cups filled with slime that have a little toy inside. As I said in #2, I find slime uninteresting and tacky. Well, these slimes are even weirder, because they’re scented. Gross. Also, they cost $3.99…so what you are buying is a disgustingly scented borax concoction with a piece of plastic inside. Eventually, it’s just going to get mashed into your carpet and the little toy will get lost. What a fabulous purchase.

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5. Fidget Spinners

Like the slime, these bewilder me. They spin. Big deal. Why are we so obsessed?

 

*DOMAIN UPDATES*

I’m just making some last adjustments to my new site, and getting everything ready, including the special surprise (I’m so excited for it! EEK!). However, due to some stubborn glitches in the widgets on my new site, and a couple of other weird quirks, my domain switch has been rescheduled to the first week of March. I’ll let you know the exact date closer to the time. Thanks for being patient!

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