Happy World Penguin Day!!!!

My penguins and I want to wish you a happy day :). Protect their environment!

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

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Daily prompt: The Wanderer

The Daily Post asks: Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit. GO!

1) Middle-Earth (specifically Rivendell): I guess New Zealand will do for now, but one day I’ll find a way to go to Middle-Earth :p

2) Europe: it’s hard to pick just one country! I guess I’d like to start with Ireland (castles and Guinness!), Italy (art, architecture, pasta and pizza), France (visit my heritage), Switzerland (great chocolate).

3) Antarctica and Argentina: Penguins!!!

4) Australia: I have friends from there and I’d love to bring home a koala for my sister. A real koala would be most preferable, but a stuffed one from there will do. Oh and Caramello Koala!!!

5) Forget visiting the Moon or Mars. I want to visit another galaxy.

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

So, I looked back into my younger self…

Hi everyone! I have a question for you, have you ever had a Photobucket account? I have, and I didn’t remember until a few days ago, when I received a survey from Photobucket. At first the name didn’t click, but then I remembered I had an account with them years ago, before I turned 20! Craziness and talk about good times!

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Here’s a short list of a few things I rediscovered about me, thanks to my old Photobucket account.

1) In Grade 9 I discovered I could draw using MS Paint. This was a class assignment:

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2) Before I was worldruler007, I was Ellie the science girl (I can’t stop laughing about this). Why is there a copyright? Read #3

3) I used to go on Neopets forums. Yes, I had a Neopets account. I still do, but I don’t go there often :p

4) This was my signature photo on forums, made using Photoshop:

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5) Mischievous Penguin was one of my forums nicknames.

6) This was my profile on a Neopets fan forum:

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7) I made glittery graphics

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image provided by http://www.neopets.com

PS: You can tell today is my day off 😀

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

This is Leo the Penguin and I’m spamming Ellie’s blog!

What’s up!! You’ve probably met me before, I am Leo the penguin. Ellie is busy eating dinner, so I thought I’d play around on her laptop and sneak in a selfie I took with my buddy Berry the penguin. Notice how Garfield photobombed us? @.@ insane!

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Leo ❤ ❤ ❤

Penguins!!!

Happy morning (afternoon, evening, depends on where you live). Best of luck on this beautiful Thursday! I’m surprised I haven’t posted any penguin videos for you to watch (considering how much I love them!), but here’s a good one! If you ever wondered what it feels like walking in Ontario during winter, then you must watch this video 😀

How did this penguin obsession start?

By now, every single person who knows me gets me penguin-related merchandise (and I love them for it!). It is a well-known fact of Ellie that she LOVES penguins, she adores them, she’s obsessed. But, why? And how did it all begin?

Random person reading this post: “Because they’re so cute!!!!!!!!!! I could squeeze them (in a good non-harmful way)!!”

Of course! That’s one of the reasons I love them so much, but it’s not the only one. You see, I didn’t always love penguins.

I had a very awesome good-hearted dog when I was little, who was tragically struck by a car. It wasn’t the drivers fault. My dog just ran out of the house (I did the same when I was 2 years old, so it wasn’t a surprise that my dog and I were BFFs) and into the highway. Why? I don’t know, but I lost my companion that day and I was heartbroken — it also didn’t help that I saw him covered in a bag on the street. Even though I missed him afterwards, I still loved dogs, and my family got a new one after we got over the trauma. Thing is, this new dog was VERY hyper and wouldn’t leave my sis alone, so they picked another home for him. After that, I longed to share a bond with an animal (and humans too, but you know, this is an animal-themed post, just for the record). I loved them. I even asked my cousin to borrow her dog for a day – pfft, I was desperate. I would dance with my other cousin’s dog at their annual New Year’s Eve party – I literally held his paws and we danced as partners, no joke, and he liked it. Eventually, it started to wear off.

I moved on to other animals. I collected roly-polies, ants and sometimes ladybugs. In addition, I befriended the fish my classmates and I used for the science fair, but sadly they moved on to fish heaven, thanks to a teacher who overfed them during our absence (not on purpose I should add). After that, all I could do was hang out with the dissected animals in the science lab, which gave me the creeps, but I was mesmerized by the variety of species that stood around me; they weren’t live animals, but they were animals nonetheless. I wasn’t crying in despair from the fact I couldn’t have pets, I just loved animals, simple as that.

Throughout most of my high school years, however, my focus on animals was only kept during science class, or whenever my friends and I sung the theme song of Hamtaro (this was way before I got my late hamster, Viggy Sidney). It was during Senior year where my obsession with animals ignited again (I liked dolphins during this time), when I thought of becoming a marine biologist. I honestly don’t know where that came from. Perhaps it was the fact I liked dolphins then, or that my parents were biologist and I wanted follow into their footsteps. As expected, I destroyed the heck out of that idea, when I realized I only wanted to do it, so I could hold marine creatures (including penguins). Despite my eagerness to hold a penguin, I wasn’t obsessed, yet. In fact, I moved on to, aliens.

Did you stop laughing? No?

How about now?  No?

Now? Yes? Ok, moving on.

I was obsessed with aliens. I watched alien movies, and my dad even got me an alien book and DVD. I wanted to make contact with aliens so bad. I bought an astronomy book and UFO books to see if I could decode any attempts from aliens trying to communicate with us. At one point I wondered whether or not I was human and hoped the aliens had sent me from their kingdom to investigate human behaviour. I was hoping for an alien invasion, because I would’ve been the first to volunteer to be taken. I even wanted an Alienware computer, because it had an alien on it. My messenger display picture was of an alien, my aim messenger had alien messages. However, as fast as that obsession came, it went away throughout a week period, sneakily transforming into a liking of hamsters. Sadly, this was triggered by the sudden passing of my grandma. I got my hamster Viggy Sidney a few months after she passed away, to keep me company. And he did, he was the best hamster I’ve ever had (because he was he only hamster I ever had). It was also during this time when my penguin obsession was made present, having seen the second Madagascar animated film.

At first I thought they were cute, and was playing with the idea of making them my permanent fixation. I bought penguin stickers and changed my display pictures to penguins. It wasn’t until I read more about them and re-watched the Madagascar movies a few more times that I fell in love with them. These awesome creatures live to the fullest and make the most of out the fact they can’t fly. They waddle and enthral us with their clumsiness, and do not get embarrassed. They experts say they “steal” stones from their neighbours to impress future companions, but since when is it illegal to take your neighbours’ rocks? They’re mischievous and mysterious. You have to give them credit for facing danger everyday, they’re like the James Bond of Antarctica; their natural gear protects them from the insane cold (which we could use here in Ontario), and their grooming skills makes them look dashing. How romantic are they that they propose using a pebble? Sign me up for that love story! They remind me of how to be simple, and how to not give a care of what anyone else thinks. They’re risk takers and are smart. They’re adorable, but can be intimidating when they want to. They’re themselves and not afraid to show off their awesomeness. They were given a simple body, but were Blessed with the eagerness to fulfil their lives with adventures, love, and clumsiness.

One of my goals is to hold a penguin for at least a minute. I’ve only seen them, but have never held one. Here are a few pictures of penguins. First one is my latest addition to my penguin collection :D. It was given to me by one of my best friends. I named him, Leo. The other two were taken in Vancouver.

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Random Photo of the Day #7…with a Story Starter!

Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, that was loud…well, I guess depends how you read it :p. I hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday! Today, I changed the entire layout of my room, and it turned out better than I envisioned. I’m so excited! I was bored of the old one, so I just woke up early and decided to make a change. 

Today’s random photo is dedicated to GOOD memories. I think we all need to remind ourselves of the good we have in our lives, even if it isn’t much. This photo was taken during a Christmas lights exhibition in Vancouver. As you can tell, my favourite holiday is Christmas! And yes, one of the reasons I do is the release of different penguin merchandise during that time :)! 

How about YOU? Any good memories?

Story Starter: And in fact, I took a walk down memory lane to replay…

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Of course! The world doesn’t rule me today!

The process of cleaning your room – or trying to.

I wrote a while ago about the process of killing spiders, and cleaning my room is pretty much the same. Well, not ALL the time, but today IS one of those days.

I always decide to clean my room during the worst times; when I have nothing to do, and therefore, there isn’t a limit on whatever task I choose to do. The best time to clean your room is not when you have nothing else to do, because once you decide to clean, your brain will tell you to do something else. I can’t be the only one who goes through this, right?

1) What you plan to do: Organize clothes.

What you end up doing: You tell yourself everything is dirty, and throw it in the hamper.

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2) What you plan to do: Hang your purses in one spot.

What you end up doing: What music should I put on?

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3) What you plan to do: Organize stuffed animals.

What you end up doing: You really wanna watch Lord of the Rings. Okay, you won’t watch it, but you’ll let it play in the background.

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4) What you plan to do: Vacuum

What you end up doing: You can’t hear what Legolas is saying, so you decide it’s best turn this vacuum off.

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5) What you plan to do: Go back to vacuuming.

What you end up doing: the movie is getting good.

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=3 hours later=

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6) What you plan to do: Forgive yourself from wasting 3 hours watching a movie you’ve seen a hundred times.

What you end up doing: You eat chocolate

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7) What you plan to do: Finish cleaning once and for all.

What you end up doing: Find family or friends to Skype with.

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8) What you plan to do: Whoever you were on Skype with, tells you to back to cleaning.

What you end up doing: You actually finish cleaning.

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I did finish cleaning :). In my defence, I’ve been away on vacation for 3 weeks!I have to be honest, trying to find space for my stuffed animals wasn’t easy. My giant penguin has its own desk chair (I’m not kidding).

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You can tell my favourite animal is the magnificent, penguin (Seriously, everyone gets me penguins for my birthday now)

Of course! The world sort of rules me today!

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This post is just about one of my favourite animals, penguins! Everyone around me knows I love penguins. I get penguin gifts, for my collection (I promise I never meant to start one). They’re awesome creatures that don’t care what anyone thinks. They’re very spontaneous, charming, cute, and wild. Perhaps one day, they’ll take over the world (under my command :p ). Honestly, you don’t know what to expect with them. Sometimes I think they’re my mini alter-egos.

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^^^ “We’re taking over the world? I thought you meant we’re TALKING to them”

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^^^ “Look cute boys”