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Death By Toxic Throw-Pillow Fibres

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Yello peeps,

 

My mother has made a friend recently. This friend is a vegan. Now, some of us may be aware of vegans on the internet – particularly Tumblr and Twitter. You might even recognize the game “find the vegan”.

However, my mother found it extremely worrisome when this vegan tweeted, in response to “mmm bacon”, “CUNT”. Then, later, “I no longer want to live on this planet.” I’m assuming this had something to do with a hamburger or somebody thinking tuna isn’t an animal. My mother, on the other hand, was thrown into a whirl of panic and distress:

she looked up his address

texted the vegan

called the vegan

promptly decided that the vegan needed a relaxing get-together

Thus, she and the vegan were going to visit Ikea on Friday.

And, speaking of Ikea…

“Do we have extra throw-pillows?”

very loud silence

I explained that I needed them to make my bed more attractive, since I wanted to use it as a background in my YouTube videos.

My mom burst into a fit of cackling laughter. “OH THE VAPID STATEMENT”, she shrieked mockingly

“OH THE TEENAGE TROUBLES”

More laughter.

I stood there as she amused herself. 

Then, suddenly, she responded in an *almost* serious tone: “You could use your old clothing to make shreds and create more pillows.”

oh, the beauty…

I wondered vaguely if that would really be a positive addition to the aesthetic – perhaps I could film a DIY tutorial parody.

But before I could respond, she laughed again, before gasping in shock:

“What if you inhaled toxic fibres from the fabric and died?!”

I expressed some doubt concerning that possibility, teasing her lightly, but she defended herself:

“But things happen!

People kill themselves!

Ahhh we were back with the vegan.

It occurred to me that I could share this story and give people a laugh, so I asked permission to blog about it.

“About what? Nothing’s happened.”

Exactly, mother, exactly.

 

Cheers,

Penny

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Reasons To Start A Blog

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This is my first post as a brand-new blogger, and I’m super excited!

Actually, I used to have a site, but the URL was my full name, which was kind of useless. So I never wrote anything.

However, I’m starting over now, because I love to write – about anything that’s on my mind, really.

But what are some other reasons to start a blog? If you are looking for inspiration or justification or for any reason at all, here are some suggestions:

 

1. You have some area of expertise to share: Or you’re a know-it-all; either way you’ll have stuff to say.

2. You are prone to monologuing: If nobody’s listening to you in real life, time to pester the internet! We understand!

3. You have many thoughts: Too much floating around in your head? Why not write it down for the world to see and appreciate? Deep thoughts, everyone, deep thoughts. Epiphanies everywhere.

4. You FEEL LIKE IT: If writing – about literally anything – makes you happy, then do it! Personal freedom is vital in this world!

 

Frankly, I myself read all sorts of babble, as long as the writing has a good style. There’s somebody for everybody, and there’s a reader for every blog, however random it may be. You wanna post 300 cat pictures a day? Somebody will worship your blog, I guarantee. Just look at Tumblr.

Therefore, I’m going to follow my dream, writing and posting. Enjoy!

 

Cheers,

Penny