It’s not like I have a perfect blogging attendance record, but posts will be popping up even more sporadically for a while due to the death of my laptop, Agent Nedd II. While I will miss the opportunities to blog from my couch, mostly I want to pop on the Geto Boys and go all Office Space on that blasted Toshiba. That was the worst computer I’ve ever owned.
If you could choose one supernatural being/creature to really exists what would it be and why?
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for elves. These creatures have taken on many different roles throughout folklore and literature, so it’s kind of hard for me to decide which type of elf I wish were real.
In Grimm brothers’ story of The Elves and the Shoemaker, elves are helpful creatures who are very handy cobblers. Shoes are inexpensive these days, so it’s easy to purchase replacements. However, isn’t it dreadful when you have to retire your absolute favorite pair of shoes because you’ve worn the sole down? If these types of elves existed, all you would have to do is entice them with some warm clothes to mend a worn sole.
Tolkien’s version of elves are supposed to be beautiful and wise and total bad asses. Maybe my reasoning for wishing these types of elves existed is superficial, but I’d be a very happy lady if elves bore a striking resemblance to Orlando Bloom. He totally inspired me to write awful fanfic, and I may or may not have had this picture printed out and tacked to my corkboard in high school.
Then there is your standard Christmas elf. I mean, they make presents. And they smile. And any friend of Santa is a friend of mine. At some point in elf lore, they gained a bad wrap. It was believed they afflicted humans and especially livestock. But, does Buddy the elf seem like he wants to smite cows? No. He just wants to spread Christmas cheer through song! Also, true story: for my Accounting final, I wrote an essay about how Santa should switch from a periodic inventory system to a perpetual inventory system. I made the argument that it would be less time-consuming, so his elves could dedicate their time to other things they’re passion about…like dentistry.
Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee’s View!
In case you were wondering (you were wondering, weren’t you?), I was sorted into the Hufflepuff house on Pottermore! I think the placement is pretty spot on! As for the site, while the potion brewing and wizard dueling is pretty fun, what I love most is reading about Professor McGonagall’s backstory. She’s such an intriguing woman!
Back in March I mentioned that my wireless router had gone kaput. So, for the past nine months I’ve had to share a computer with three other people. Oh, the horror! And during that time, my blog has slowly been collecting dust. I didn’t mean to neglect it, but opportunities to blog are slim when sharing a computer. However, after months of dropping subtle hints, my family decided to get WiFi internet. That means I’m back! And I’ll be blogging more regularly from now on!
Before my parents high-tailed it out of the Mitten state, I rummaged around in the basement, and I found a handful of picture books from when I was a little kid. I sat on the cold concrete floor of the basement reading and found I still love the books! I also found that I’m not as in shape as I thought I was because I felt a little stiff afterward. Ah well.
After reading the books, I had this fun idea to create outfits based on the books. If you know me in real life, you know I’m pretty inept when it comes to fashion. I still rely on my mom or the gals at the Buckle to put together cute outfits for me. But, I insist on playing around with Polyvore anyway.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Pig William by Arlene Dubanevich
The Mitten by Jan Brett
I have a handful of other outfits inspired by children’s lit stashed somewhere, but I’ll have to dig them up later. In the meantime, what were some of your favorite picture books from when you were a kid?