My Life: If You’re Insterested. . .

I got sick this week and it got progressively worse. Today it has hit its peak and I was in bed all day after my classes were finished. My roommate tried to convince me to skip, but I thought I would get better. . .until today. . . .I’m still very sick. . . .I wish I could magically remove the sick from my body. . .

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I was a pretty big fan of Barbie. . .and by fan, I mean I liked to take their clothes off and behead them . . .I was a terribly frightening child and didn’t do too well at up keeping toys. At one point, I questioned why my parents bothered because, as small as I was, I still had enough of the capacity to understand that me + toys = really dumb idea. . .I think, at the time, they just liked spoiling me.

Barbie was an idea that came from the wife of the co-founder of Mattel, Ruth Handler. She had suggested a more adult like version of a doll to her husband. He wasn’t to keen on the idea, until his entire family went on trip to Germany and Ruth saw a doll with the exact idea she had in mind. Mattel worked with this idea, and although there were many parents who didn’t like the idea of adult like dolls for children, it continued to grow in popularity and was modified as time went on.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie

‘Praise’ Thursdays: Knitting

I. . .officially. . .love. . .knitting O.O I wanted a knitting set for my birthday, but my parents got me everything except for that ONE thing I wanted, so I went to Walmart and had a friend of mine who can knit help me pick out needles and yarn. Ever since I started. . . . I can’t stop . . .It’s so calming and peaceful and I feel accomplished when I look down at what I’ve done and seen that I’m making actual progress. It’s my new distraction *O*

Rubik’s Cube

Rubik’s cubes. . .you really can’t live without them. . .When I was little, I’d spend hours trying to figure them out and then make my mom finish my cube because she was way better at doing it. . .I was that kind of kid . . .

Before the official model, there were a few patents for this particular idea. Larry Nichols had created a 2x2x2 model that was held together by magnets, Frank Fox a spherical 3x3x3 model, and Ernő Rubik created the 3x3x3 cube model we know today. Although both Larry Nichols and Frank Fox made theirs in the early 70’s, Ernő Rubik created his in the mid-1970’s as a model for his students to understand 3D objects in the Interior Design class he taught. Not until he was forced to have to realign the model he made, did he realize it was a puzzle. He then got a patent and named it, ‘Magic Cube’ and then ‘Rubik’s Cube’ in the 1980’s and it became extremely popular in Budapest and even popular when it was sent out worldwide.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubik’s_Cube