Play Dress Up
Mikhail thinks I am silly for liking hippos because they are such ferocious beasts…but that is part of why I love them. They are fucking fierce. You wouldn’t guess from all the adorable photos of them floating around the internet, though. Hippos are not very sentimental & do not form close bonds — except mother & child (particularly mother & daughter). They still tend to travel in herds. Except pygmy hippos — hella cute & kind of family oriented.
First, I love all of the big animals I have been compared to — whales, pigs, hippos, elephants. I know I’m not the fattest of the fat, but I’ve still been called plenty of names. At a certain point you do start to identify. I mean, how fucking cute are those animals, right? I probably identify most with hippos because they have big bellies, short legs & love the water. Some cultures believe hippos are the bravest animals in the world, braver than lions (which are perhaps more widely recognized as a symbol of bravery).
“In 1996, George Washington University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presented this bronze statue of a hippopotamus as a gift to the University’s Class of 2000. The hippo stands with its mouth wide. Its nose is slightly worn due to passerby rubbing it. A plaque is placed on the base:
Legend has it that the Potomac was once home to these wondrous beasts. George & Martha Washington are even said to have watched them cavort in the river shallows from the porch of their beloved Mount Vernon on summer evenings. Credited with enhancing the fertility of the plantation, the Washingtons believed the hippopatamus brought them good luck & children on the estate often attempted to lure the creatures close enough to the shore to touch a nose for good luck. So, too, may generations of students of the George Washington University.
Art for wisdom,
Science for joy,
Politics for beauty,
And a Hippo for hope.
The George Washington University Class of 2000
August 28, 1996”
Hippos are fucking rad.
I got a message today asking what my hair looks like nowerdays! There you go. It’ll probably change in a weeks time.
this is almost exactly what i wish i looked like. gimme those clothes! so so cute!!
i want to wrap all of my presents in moomin wrapping paper!
I told C I wasn’t feeling well.
I came home to tomato soup, & raspberry tea on the counter, bath stuff in the front bathroom, flowers on the table, hot wings, cough drops, & shows downloaded.
Fuuuuuuuck. He’s perfect.
replace those hot wings with some samosas & biryani & i am so into this.
eline’s super cute socks that she made to cheer herself up on a grumpy day.
I need a family just like this!
the head tilt gets me every time
Lil’ Hulk and Kid Captain America cosplayers at Fan Expo Canada.
Photos by Rich Herrera.
Watch video from Fan Expo at marvel.com/fanexpo2011
this is killing me!!!