How to Amazon

What do we even call people who are as addicted to Amazon as the new age college student? Amazonians? Amazoniacs? Nerds?

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Regardless of name, they’re doing something right. They’re hunting for bargains – and finding them. If the internet were a family, Etsy would be the entrepreneur child, you know, the kid with the lemonade stand that makes $300 each summer. People love them, they’re cute and cuddly, but a little expensive sometimes. eBay is the crazy grandma who buys all the kiddos shiny Christmas presents and all the parents wine, but somehow can never afford a hotel room. But Amazon, he’s trusty. Reliable. He’s good old Uncle Blankenship with his magic bag of goodies. Sort of like Santa, but with shipping and handling.

As zany as the internet is, Amazon doesn’t have too many curiosities. You won’t be able to find the crazy things wackos on eBay sell. But you will find some charismatic (or maybe I should just go with…interesting?) oddities on the online retailer. Here are a few sure to win your heart:

Ariel Grumpy Cat Pullover

51mewqgexsl-_ac_sy200_ Under the sea, or just under the weather, this grumpy cat – Little Mermaid pullover is purrrr-fect for anyone looking to get a laugh out of the two big fads of 2015.

Buy it here.

 

 

Bee Movie Script Hoodie

51rvohfoyl-_ac_aa160_ Yes, you read that correctly. This hoodie has the entire script of The Bee Movie on it. My boyfriend didn’t believe me, but things like this do exist (and he’s so glad they do). Don’t remember this movie? It’s about a bee who sues the human race for eating honey. It’s…uh…different.

You can buy the sweatshirt here and check out the movie here.

Drunken Unicorn Wine Rack

41rpctbwdl-_ac_aa160_ Who doesn’t need a unicorn drinking a bottle of wine? It gets even better when you realize it’s a wine rack. Now we know the real reason Voldemort drinking unicorn blood led him to living a half-life, he was drunk!

Buy it here.

Narwhal Tusk (Teaching Replica Quality)

“Yes, hi, I’d like to buy a narwhal tusk?…Mhm?…Oh, only replicas. Darn.”

For sale, believe it or not, here.

Caffeinated Lip Balm

3163jm692hl-_ac_ul160_sr160160_ You know you have a problem when you order this in the package deal off Amazon…caffeinated chapstick, lotion, and soap.

Buy it here.

Grass Pen

Product Details Perks: allergy friendly, doesn’t need watering, will help you actually get stuff done

Cons: doesn’t do the blade-of-glass-whistle thingy

Buy it here.

 

 

What are some of the wacky things you’ve found on Amazon? I’d love to hear!

xo Bailey

What’s on my Radar

I’m driving myself crazy taking on SIXTEEN hours of college courses this semester!!! But there are definitely things that make my days brighter and sometimes even (somewhat) stress-free!

1. Sarah Palin Endorsing Donald Trump

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You wouldn’t think he’d really need anyone endorsing him after his father gave him that small loan of a million dollars those many years ago, but it still happened. Why is this so exciting for me? Because it means more Tina Fey on SNL. Can I get a hallelujah?

 

2. Cartoon-izing My Friends

I’m not a great artist, but I love doing this! It shows me which traits really stick out the most about my besties, and it brightens their days so much when I give them their caricatures! Wanna grab a pen and start sketching? Just make a list of everything that first comes to mind about your friend, pull up a picture of them on Facebook or Instagram (unless you’re going to be around them for a while and can sketch them in person), and pull up a cartoon person off the internet for inspiration! I always have trouble with facial expressions, so I leave that for last and Google image search for a while until I can compile something that I think works.

Paige Cartoon
This is my roommate all bundled up for the snow!
Coach Cartoon
A girl from my PE class was really sweet to me this week, so I drew her in to my bullet journal

3. furrylittlepeach

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This is a phenomenal artist with an Instagram documenting her works in progress, life, and all her adventures! Not only am I in love with all her art (which you can buy on her etsy site) but I absolutely adore every single photo she posts! Can I have her life please?

4. Snoop Dogg Narrating

This is a blessing of a different kind. I found it while completely sleep deprived and actually cried, fell out of a chair, and rolled onto the floor while laughing. My favorite video is linked right here – it’s Snoop narrating otters being attacked by a crocodile. It doesn’t sound funny, but oh boy will it surprise you!

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5. The Man in the High Castle

Okay, let me give you a bit of a heads up before ranting about the utter perfectionmv5bmjewntgxodcyov5bml5banbnxkftztgwmzi5oduynze-_v1_sx640_sy720_ of this show – it’s only on Amazon Prime and there’s only one season out. The Man in the High Castle is a television show based in 1960’s America. After the Nazi’s won World War II the United States was split into three sections: the Pacific Zone (controlled by the Japanese), the Neutral Zone (controlled by no one), and the Greater Reich (controlled by the Germans). A group of rebels are fighting the Nazis in order to win back their, and all the Allied powers, freedom. A group of films created by a man called the Man in the High Castle is the rebel group’s ticket to defeating the Nazi’s, and season one is all about the getting the films to the right person, which is a problem because Hitler is just as obsessed with them as the rebel forces. This show is binge worthy and absolutely made for history geeks like myself! I watched the entire season in two days and am still waiting on the edge of my seat for season two!