Beanie Babies (and lots more)

Well good news, my art block is a little less bad but that's like scooping a cup of water out of the ocean and saying it's a little emptier. Still though, it's something that I've been working hard on. Reminds me of the saying "Rome wasn't built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour". Not sure if that really applies here but also I don't care cuz it's my blog! But that reminds me I love sayings like that, and how I know shit like "Mind your Ps and Qs" means to be on your best behavior even though the saying itself makes not a lick of sense. I'm looking at a Wikipedia page of idioms right now and I'm glad to see "taking the piss" is on there, that's got to be one of my favorite things to say ever. I learned that phrase and "sick to bastard death of you" from this pic.

Anyways, that's totally not the point of this blog post lol I just wanted to give an update. The real topic of today is BEANIE BABIES. I have a lot of them, like a whole storage tub full, including some Teenie Beanies (McDonald's exclusive) that I love to death. I only collect original beanie babies, so no beanie boos or ballz or anything (they're pretty ugly). Whenever I mention my collection to people they usually scoff and are like "Those things are worthless nowadays". Like okay, maybe they're worthless to YOU. I don't collect them to later sell or anything, I just think they're adorable. I mean, Google Kissable the Frog right now and tell me you don't want to hug him forever! He's precious! And I got him for like $12. >:)

I love everything about them. They're small, universally cute, and don't feel cheaply made. So I was thinking about buying a 1999 TY club membership kit from Ebay, cuz it comes with a poster and an OFFICIAL membership card. Can you imagine the sheer power of whipping one of those bad boys out? I'd feel unstoppable.

Sometimes I get embarrassed over my admittedly childish interests because as a short woman I struggle with being taken seriously. And most of the articles online don't help; I hate how they call women "girls". Why do dudes get to be called guys, men, etc etc but women in these situations are only called GIRLS? It's so infantilizing. I can be a short woman who likes girly things and has silly interests without being referred to as a child, you know? And to all those articles who reassure me that "lots of men like smaller women" please rest assured I don't give a rat's ass about what men like.

Maybe my rant about how media makes women's lives as male-centered as possible is better suited for a different blog post... and not one about idioms and collectable stuffed animals.