Shark Slippers

So I went the National Aquarium in Baltimore. And I saw sharks.

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Aforementioned shark. In my defense, it was a dark exhibit…

Did you know that cows kill ten times as many people as sharks do? It was written on the aquarium wall, so you know it’s not a lie. I love sharks with their rows of teeth and gill breathing. And then I saw these babies in the gift shop:

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Love at first sight. They even have little felt teeth.

Obviously I bought them immediately. I was in the market for slippers anyway, since the floor of my house is a waking nightmare and the Destroyer of Bare Feet (I have stepped on glass before, and I still don’t know where it came from). But the best part is that now I can look like one of my favorite fashion icons:

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The inscrutable Tracy Jordan of 30 Rock.

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Celebrating Passing the MPRE with Origami

So, I passed the MPRE. That means I’m ethical enough to practice law in all 50 states! That’s pretty cool. So I thought to myself, what is the best way to celebrate passing the MPRE? Putting all my study materials into a giant bonfire while dancing around it, laughing maniacally is probably a little too dark and a bit of a fire hazard in a residential building. So I did what any reasonable law student would do…I took my outline and made origami with it!

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Heart. This one was easier than I thought it would be, actually. I once read on a beverage cap that hearts used to be a symbol for unisex toilets in Sweden. I don’t know how true that is…are beverages known for their veracity? 

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Pinwheel. This was literally the only straw I had in my apartment. …I really like Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. 

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Little hopping froggy. He really does hop! He’s so handsome.

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Swan. I used to make this one all the time as a kid! This is probably the easiest one. 

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Butterfly. Pretty little butterfly! 

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Misshapen chaos of well-seeming form. Well, they can’t all be winners. 

Reflecting in my Tea

I was drinking this excellent fruit tisane (with elderberries! …but seriously, what are elderberries? .….and why does your father smell of them?) and had placed my cup down on my desk. I looked over and noticed something beautiful…

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The little glass bottles I put on my windowsill were reflecting into my tea. Who doesn’t want some rainbow in their drink?

Living at the Bottom of the Sea

I keep having these dreams that I’m living at the bottom of the sea.

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Jellyfish drifting around above me….

It’s always so serene and quiet. Sometimes when I’m having a particularly stressful day, I wish that I owned a submarine and could just dive into the Mariana Trench to be alone with my thoughts and the creepy unknown marine life for a while.

There’s a Man Riding a Camel on my Ceiling

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He is distracting me.

Not really. I was studying really hard, and in my despair, I leaned back in my chair and looked at my ceiling upside down. I noticed how much it looks like a desert just stretching on for miles and imagined little camels walking upside down towards my ceiling lamp. And then I accidentally made this.

…I’m not the best at studying.

Galleons

So I have this really weird obsession with galleons. Yeah, those big boats. I’ve noticed them in fashion…

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Threadless t-shirt. Kirk’s Folly bracelets. Percossi Papi earrings. Hayden-Harnett scarf.

I think they’re especially awesome if they’re being attacked by giant (sort of fictitious) sea creatures. I blame this drawing I saw when I was a child for this fascination:

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“Colossal Octopus” by Pierre Dénys de Montfort 

The thought of sailing on these masted behemoths, unaware what could possibly be beneath you in the dark unknowable waters. Maybe the kraken…I want to believe!