I hadn’t posted at my regularly scheduled time last week because I couldn’t think of anything interesting to talk about. So naturally, I turned to my dear friend Pineapples (who has chosen her alias of her own accord) and asked her for some inspiration. Her answer was penguins, so, here we go.

I don’t know a lot about penguins. Off of the top of my head are a few “facts”, which could just be my brain warping things I’ve read: they live in the South Pole, they are birds, and they are dearly loved as characters in certain movies.

Now, when I think of penguins, I think of the “3-2-1 Penguins!” of my childhood. This show went hand-in-hand with Veggie Tales, which I dearly love. This blog post is not going to be a rant about the new Veggie look that came out in late 2014, and it’s not going to be about Veggie Tales, actually.

It’s about growing up (see how my mind works?). Growing up is inevitable. At some point in your youth, your Christmas presents are no longer Littlest Pet Shop or American Girl Dolls. Instead, you start to receive more socks than you thought possible. You stop watching Disney Channel, and your taste buds evolve to the point of enjoying vegetables.

Growing up is pretty scary, even excluding the vegetable part. I mean, when your friends start driving, and working, and (gag) dating, life seems different. Your friend groups change, your interests change, and your parents start saying things like, “I don’t know what I’m going to do without you when you go off to college!”

This isn’t really a complete thought, and I apologize for that. But if you take the time to read and soak up what I’m saying, you may receive the benefits of what my favorite English teacher calls a “Lexi Ramble”.



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