Everything I can own must be as rainbow as possible. If it's not rainbow, it's sparkly. Or quirky. Or unique in some way. I pay attention to the trends but I don't follow them; I just buy (or create) what I like simply because I like it and for no other reason!
For this reason, my best friend (who I used to date at the time... no, it's really not that complicated) called me the "Sparkly Rainbow Princess" (and I do literally have a dress that fits this moniker perfectly). So it seemed no better title for my blog showcasing the things I like.
So I promptly went with GoDaddy (the only domain reseller I'll go with now) and registered SparklING Rainbow Princess .com. Turns out this is a good thing because some people can't spell sparkly. No, really. I had to check with my little brother and big (well, old) father that it wasn't spelt with an "e"!!! (Shhhh don't tell anyone. Hey, "Sparkley" kind of makes sense. Everything else is spelled differently down under.) I blame the curly hair. I'm brunette (when the rainbow hair dye has washed out) so I can't blame it on the blonde. But if I realistically wanted something to blame...
TECHNOLOGY HAS KILLED MY SPELLING AND GRAMMAR. Seriously. I've probably lost about 70% of my vocabulary due to being surrounded by dumb people (I live in Australia, the proud land of alcoholics, thanks Irish ancestors!), and whatever was left started becoming scrambled back in the day when there was no such thing as a capped plan (let alone capped pre-paid) and text messages looked like this:
"Hi!Howr u goin?Jst wntd2say I luvd ur dres,u lookd so ht evry1 wantd2b urs 4dnyt!Bffs 1st,ryt?!xo"
In today's world, that would be translated as:
"Hey sxc beatch, u were so f***able in that dress tonight, you belongd on a reealiti TV show, shiznit!"
In yesterday's world that would be translated as:
"Hello, lovely Diana!
I was just writing you a little note to say how amazing you looked in that dress at Bobby's party last Saturday night! Every boy was looking at you; I'm quite sure Billy wants to go steady with you now! Just don't forget me when all your new beaus are wanting dates, I will miss going to the drive-in theatre together!
Your best friend,
Can I please just add a disclaimer here: I would NEVER say any of the above things. Ok, I might be tempted to say something like the last one; that's the CLOSEST you'll get from me.
Anyway, once everyone had iPhones (where you had no idea if you were reaching your character limit), then iPhone plans (because mum and dad got very angry that they had to pay for that mistake), it was time for the internet to obliterate what was left of my spelling. (Another disclaimer: I have ALWAYS paid for my own phone expenses. And I never wanted an iPhone, I only got it to double it as a portable hard-drive between uni Macs and home. Because I was a hipster before it was cool).
Have you noticed that 99.9% of the internet is illiterate, or stupid? Wait, that's totally not fair. It's only 98%, and it's not the internet, just every regular forumer on it. If you don't believe me, just randomly select a YouTube video and read the comments.
I have to tell you something that will shock you to your very core.
They're not all Trolls.
If you've actually made it this far down my blog, congratulations. You can read. Pliz b my bff? 4eva-eva?!! :-) <3 xoxxxxxooxx ;-) xxxoxxxoooxox :-P xoooxxoxxx
All good things should be rewarded. And this is the internet. And a blog about beautiful (and usually rainbow) things. So here's a picture of a cat.