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When did you realize you were an adult?.
I first realized I was an adult when I had to learn to manage my own money in the bank, and learn to budget. Not everything grows on trees.

So last time, I was ranting about the Spice Girls snubbed during the olympics, but not anymore! They’re officially closing the olympics, and I couldn’t be more excited. My childhood is reborn. Don’t mind me, I’ll be singing and dancing like it’s 1998! I mean you would too if your favorite childhood band was performing! I’m sorry this post is short, but I can’t contain myself. This is my childhood! The ladder of my single digits were talking! Every single day, I would sing and dance to “Spice Up Your Life” alone, or with my friends at school or outside of it, when I was in both 2nd and 3rd grade. The Toys R US catolouge came, and I was always like “I WANT IT!” So I’m the happiest girl in the world. Stay tuned for my other blog, “Makeup N Fashion!” It’ll be awesome!

 

 

So last time, I was ranting about the Spice Girls snubbed during the olympics, but not anymore! They’re officially closing the olympics, and I couldn’t be more excited. My childhood is reborn. Don’t mind me, I’ll be singing and dancing like it’s 1998! I mean you would too if your favorite childhood band was performing! I’m sorry this post is short, but I can’t contain myself. This is my childhood! The ladder of my single digits were talking! Every single day, I would sing and dance to “Spice Up Your Life” alone, or with my friends at school or outside of it, when I was in both 2nd and 3rd grade. The Toys R US catolouge came, and I was always like “I WANT IT!” So I’m the happiest girl in the world. Stay tuned for my other blog, “Makeup N Fashion!” It’ll be awesome!

 

 

I was your typical 90’s girl: drooling over boybands, (Backstreet Boys for me!), taking care of my virtual pet, during lessons (even having the teacher take it away!), collecting Beanie Babies, toting Lisa Frank school supplies (mostly cat designs, with the occasional dolphins!), owning several pairs of leggings, and of course…the Spice Girls! I was a fan through it all! From the first time Wannabe played on the radio, when their movie was made, when Geri left the band, when they finally said goodbye as a whole, to their reunion, and greatest hits! Another shocker: No Elton John! Really?! He’s a huge participant, through the royal wedding, greving through Princess Diana’s passing! And he’s a pretty big representative! Some of the bands included on the Olympic Playlist are, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Led Zepplin, The Who, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, and Duran Duran! Sounds great to you guys right? A little unfair to the ones pushing 21, 25, and 30, Danny Boyle! Now, don’t get me wrong, my parents grew up with this music, and with the exposure I got from these bands, even though, I’m into the rap and pop artists of my time, and I have a lot of respect for them, but by the same token, those bands have had pleanty of opportunity, and performances for such events, over the years, and it’s time for some of them to step aside, and make room for the younger generations! Sorry folks, but a Beatles Reunion, isn’t going to work, with half the band deceased!

Sure, the Spice Girls weren’t the Rolling Stones, or the Beatles. But they represented their country much more than any famous person born in the UK! They proudly flaunted around the Union Jack from the Spice Bus in the famous Spice World movie, (that I used to watch EVERYDAY of the week!), to the famous dress Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) wore on stage. Geri invented the phrase “Girl Power” and always spoke her mind. Baby boomers have been watching their favorite artists make a comeback and a reunion too long, time to give us young people a chance!

My favorite Spice Girl, Mel C, (Sporty Spice), a dedicated fan of football (I mean soccer), is very upset about the supposed setlist, and she has every right to be! If you were a proud record selling artist, or successful band that changed the world in some fashion, and all your dedicated fans, ages 18-30, were excited to hear you perform for a huge event representing your country, that would excite you, right? Then it all comes crashing down, when Danny Boyle decides NOT to invite you to perform, because there are more dedicated artists, out there. Well, that doesn’t feel to great does it? Didn’t think so!

I realize I keep mentioning in my disappointment about Baby Boomers. Like I said, this is in no way to offend or upset you at all! I realize these bands and artists you grew up with make you feel young, and proud and stuff, that’s how I feel about the Spice Girls. As I type this, I’m a bit more and more upset, until I hear otherwise, but until then, I will think back to 1998, when I wanted Pepsi, instead of Coke, because of their awesome commercial, begging my mom for quarters at the supermarket just to get Spice Girls lollies and bubblegum at the vending machine, dancing to their music, pretending to be Sporty Spice, while my (brunette) little sister was Baby. My first album ever, Spice World, even giving her the album that same year to my best friend for her birthday! Playing the cassettes in my mom’s car during carpools during brownie girl scout field trips where my mom was a co-leader, and having Spice Girls dolls, notebooks, school supplies, etc. *Sigh* Times like these I wish I could go through the time machine and relive those times, but no time machine yet, for now. Well at least one can dream, right?

 

Girl Power!

 

From their first, hopefully not last, reunion.

Oh Animal Planet and Youtube! This is easily the silliest idea I’ve ever heard in my life! You know that show Cats 101, that talks about and features the different breeds, and silly things cats do in general? It was an older married couple taking their Turkish Van for a swim. I just can’t picture my red tabby Persian, Polanco using the pool! Poor little guy would be scared for his life, and trying to fight me! He hates water so much, that when he was watching Reginald the fellow Persian kitten screaming and fighting during his bath on an episode of the show Too Cute, he ran out of the room, like a two year old child watching a scary movie!

No, this is not Polanco!

 

The part of the episode that scared my little sweet P!

I don’t think kitties were meant to swim at all! I just look completely confused! Do those poor kitties like being in the water?

 

Persians are said to be one of the oldest breeds of cats. They were originally smuggled from Persia (modern day Iran) along with crowns and jewels. They have a reputation of being owned by royalty over the years, and have been seen as pets in popular movies, from James Bond, to Stuart Little! The original Mr.Bigglesworth was a Persian! Persians have a beautiful thick long luxurious coat, and a unique face. They have a slightly wider skull, giving them big expressive eyes, chubby cheeks and a little button nose, you just want to kiss allover, but still maintaining a normal cat face! It wasn’t until the 1970’s when cat shows got a hold of them, breeding them giving them the extreme flat face!

The Ultra Peke Type, Used for Cat Shows

Just look at that poor kitty! The problem with this extreme type, is that they have been served with respiratory problems, and cannot properly produce tears, because his nose is so smashed in! Persians were not naturally designed to look like this, and it’s been proven! If this were true, the Aristocats, would have had that extreme flat face in the Disney Movie we all know and love! I believe this sort of breeding is very unethical, and is not true to the breed. A true Persian has a flattish face! That means he still has a larger head, bigger jowls, and those big expressive eyes, with that button nose, but his nose sticks out like a typical cat face, allowing proper drainage for tearing, and a proper nasal passage. That’s a true Persian!

The Traditional Doll Face!

So how do I feel about this extreme breed of Persian? I am a firm believer that this is not a natural look! No cat breed should ever be born with extreme health problems as a result, and I feel it should die out as soon as possible! The doll face picture above, is the true Persian breed. Did Queen Victoria’ Persian have a history of health problems? Was her face so smashed in that Queen Victoria had to clean out her eyes every so often? NO!

 

Here is proof that flat faced Persians didn't exist until the 20th century.

We need to keep the traditional Persian alive! That’s a true Persian beauty right there! In fact the traditional doll face still exists today! He was a stray, but as far as we can tell, he most certainly is 100%! He’s the reason why I believe we need to stop breeding Persians for looks, and preserve that beautiful unique doll face that Persians naturally were intended to have!

My Traditional Doll Face Persian!

He still maintains his Persian look and distinction, but he is free of respiratory and tear duct problems, like his extreme cousins.

Posted on: March 12, 2012

I am a huge cat person so naturally, I love this blog post. This one’s for you Spoop! I hope you love it!

Puppy Cats, Pop Culture and Other Preoccupations

Blackbolt and Sentry are typical blue lynx ragdoll kittens and in fact, look alike. They share the same lynx (tabby) stripes – vertical tufts of grey on the face, and patches of grey fur everywhere. They started living together about two weeks ago.

Before that, Blackbolt enjoyed his lofty position as the master of our universe and ruled his roost with a firm paw and a fierce bite. Spoiled to silliness with all his toys and our affection, Blackbolt for the most part, seemed content with us. At six months, he’s very fluffy and chubby, with his coat starting to darken already.

However, we often wondered if BB ever felt lonely, being alone in the condo most of the day. Most cat welfare-related sites and forums recommend getting a second pet for company, but it was a decision Jat and I did not want to rush into. As I explained…

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