May 31, 2013

Save the Snails!


      I don't know what's the current weather situation like where you're from, but here it's been raining for days and all of the local earthworms came out to say hi and the snails have been having a blast too zooming about everywhere and I love it. I have a thing for all animals (among which humans are definitely my least favorite), I always have and I've been bitten by a swan and a mantis, because I always want to pet everything. And not just pet, I want to save all of the struggling creatures too.
      I remember when I was about 6 years old and I was outside playing with my mother when all of a sudden I started crying hysterically (my brother says that was my favorite sport). My mom rushed to my side: "Honey, what's the matter, what is it, are you hurt?"
      I shook my head and said: "Why did it have to die?"
      I opened my hands and showed her a little dead mouse I'd found in the grass and that's when she sat me down and explained about how all mice like all other living creatures go to a special place when they cease to be. No. Not exactly. She flipped the fuck out. I don't know if it was the fact that I had touched a mouse, that the mouse was dead or that I had touched a mouse that was dead, but her eyes popped out and she started screaming. She smacked my hands, the poor mouse carcass went flying through the air and I got even more hysterical, what else.
      "Are you crazy?! Touching a dead mouse?! I don't want to see you do that ever again! Is that understood?!"
      So ok, I learned my lesson, touching dead animals doesn't fly (as long as you don't smack them out of my hands at least). Besides, there's not much you can do to save a DEAD anything, right? Now I understand that and I don't pick up animals when they've already moved on to greener pastures any more. But I do otherwise...
      When I and my boyfriend were starting out, we went on a lot of walks together with my mouse impersonator. By a funny twist of fate, during one of these walks, I saw an earthworm struggling in the middle of the pavement so I picked it up and put it down on a nearby patch of grass and my boyfriend took my hand and said how lucky he was to be with such a caring person like me. No. Not exactly. He flipped the fuck out. I don't know if it was the fact that I had touched an earthworm, that the worm was still squiggling in my hand or that I had touched an earthworm that was still squiggling, but he let go of my hand, took two large steps away from me and started screaming.
      "You're crazy if you think you're touching me we those hands! What's wrong with you?!"
      He literally didn't let me kiss him until I took a shower. I remember thinking: "Well, this isn't going to last very long." That was 7 years ago.
      To my (and his) defense, he stopped being such a sissy when it comes to germs eventually, although I still don't save earthworms when he's around just to be safe. But the other day, I just couldn't help myself when I saw 4 snails crawling across the pavement towards the grassy haven, one of them being a baby snail. As I picked them up one by one, he sighed:
      "Oh my god. This again?"
      "What? I'm touching just their shells. See, there's no slime," wiping my fingers on my sweatpants to show him there are no marks.
      "You know you're not getting on my bed in those pants now, right?!"
      "Come on, don't tell me you've never touched a snail before."
      "No. Never. Na-a."
      "Come on! You've never had a snail crawling on your hand when you were a kid?" He just stared at me completely shocked or panicky, I don't know, it was dark, I couldn't tell. "When I was a kid, I spent a whole summer just looking for snails and holding them, waiting for them to feel comfortable enough to start crawling. It's the coolest feeling ever."
      "I... Don't know what to say."
      Then I explained to him why I think snails are cool and although he found information intriguing, I don't think he was as impressed as I am. But maybe you'll be. Snails are hermaphrodites, which means that they have both male and female reproductive organs (remember Lady Gaga being accused of being one a while back) and they have something called a love dart. That's an actual dart, which they shoot towards each other at the end of their mating dance, which can last up to 6 hours (now that's some foreplay). Can you honestly tell me that that isn't cool?! That makes human sex seem like we're amateurs...


I'm wearing:
Jeans: Bershka
Top: H&M
Jacket: Stradivarius
Belt: H&M
Rings: eBay

      Don't forget to follow FPS via Twitter and please, help save the snails by sharing. There are new posts coming up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday so see you back next week on Monday!

      Peet


52 comments:

  1. love the yellow nail polish!
    amazing blue combo!
    have a great day <3
    xo
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  2. love that color combo!
    have a fantastic weekend!
    muah*
    mariana

    http://asouthbreeze.blogspot.pt/

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  3. Love your piercing and yellow nail polish!

    Happy friday!
    xx Oksana
    www.makeupbyoksana.blogspot.com [new makeup look for summer]

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  4. Awesome photos .. love the green umbrella, yellow nails and hues of blue in your outfit.

    Monica
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  5. Here its raining like crazy!!! Love the jacket ^^
    xoxo

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  6. Great color combo, for A. And for B, I love learning on your blog every day :)

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  7. wow cool I actually was always looking or them and having snail races with my cousin (really freaking boring in fact) anyway, I love them. Anyway you look hot in this blue outfit, I'm pretty sure you don't need a snail to last 6 hours ^^

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  8. I love all animals. I think i could save anyone from danger... unless it was something cold, or creeping, or without legs. Well, to be honest i only like beautiful warm fur and little things. Anything you cant hug.... i dont like al all...
    XXX
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  9. Here in Holland it is also raining cats and dogs. I love the blue top and the blue jeans together! Very stylish, quite an inspiration for me! Xo

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  10. that is so funny you mention snails bc I saw two snails kissing today!! have a great weekend x

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  11. Love the blues and greens! The umbrella is very cute and so are you :)

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  12. Very nice pictures... but not for spring - in Munich it is also raining and raining and raining... Wishing you a nice day! Love,

    Vanessa
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  13. Lovin your outfit. :)

    xo,
    KC
    http://yourfashiontroubleshootingguide.blogspot.com/

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  14. Here on the East Coast of the U.S. it went from heavy rain and chilly temperatures to sunny. over 90 degrees Fahrenheit - hot and very humid - all in the space of a 24 hours. I remember touching a snail to move it. It was really really slimy (eewww). I didn't know they were so accomplished sexually! I usually give dead critters a burial but don't pick them up - I use a shovel. I had a similar experience to you with a dead mouse and my mother freaking out when I was young. I was holding it by the tail. I've had people freak out when I used a "Have-A-Heart" trap, caught and relocated small critters (squirrels chewing on the house). But I do get obsessive washing up afterwards.
    I love the designs on your Stradivarius denim jacket and that yellow nailpolish is fabulous! I like your eyeshadow too - it's very pretty. Your outfit is beautifully coordinated.

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  15. Haha, I definitely have the same empathy for animals and can relate to boyfriends who are totally mystified by it all. Snails are the coolest! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  16. I never thought we'd be amateurs compared to snails of all things...but these love darts thing puts us to shame! Haha, that is too funny about you and the earthworm. What's funny is your story with the mouse! I had the same thing happen when I was a little girl - only with a dead bird. Man, my ears are still ringing just remembering the scolding I got for that.

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  17. Love it .
    I like your blog sooo much.
    I follow you now =)
    Maybe you follow me back?

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  18. love the story, really funny dear and adore the colors you're wearing
    xx ish
    http://tiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com/

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  19. Amazing!!!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!!

    xoxo

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  20. Love your outfit <3
    Oh I was in Paris 3 days ago and it rained ! But in Marseille (South East of France) we get the sun !! ;-)

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  21. haha loved the title and this jacket OMG want it!

    Savina

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  22. love the snail and mouse memories and I never knew they were hermaphrodites...I totally adore the brightness of your outfit and the power you radiate in the photos. Ps: thanks for saying hi to my cat Freja...I'll cuddle him on your account :D
    Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ MlleWanderlust ✡

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  23. Nice!!! Love the jacket!!!
    xoxo
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  24. Nice outfit, it is SO my style :-D And yeahhh the weather hasn't been very summery here either. The forecast for next week looks better though.

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  25. Nice outfit!

    xoxo
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  26. An interesting combination of colors! I like))) Have a nice day!

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  27. IN LOVE WITH YOUR OUTFIT..AND I LOVE YELLOW NAILS SO MUCH
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  28. this is funny. and hey i love the color combination. great sense of fashion

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  29. Great , radiant outfit and beautiful pictures) Lovely post!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.com

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  30. Well I don´t like touching snails but when me and my cousin were young we used to give the calves our hands as some kind of dummy. They loved it and the tongue of a cow feels so incredibly rough, like an XXL cat tongue xD Growing up on a farm makes it so much easier to handle with animals. I remember a friend of mine being shocked for minutes after she saw a dead rat while I just kept on talking :P
    Oh and getting back to fashion: that white top you saw on my blog is indeed from H&M :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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    1. I used to pet cows a lot when I was a kid with my father. He also made me grab their tongues when they start licking your hand, their tongues are really cool indeed.:)

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  31. I actually bring snails to my girl's bedroom when they're about to go to sleep if it rains at night. I teach them how to hold them, how to respect them. I think they're so cool and I'm the idiot who actually picks them up when I see them on the pavement, can't stand the idea of them being killed.
    Their innocence just touches me!

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  32. Nice outfit! :))Thank you very much for your sweet comment on our blog. :) We are looking forward to your new post and also to hear from you soon!
    XX
    -Audrey and Pearl
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  33. Sorry mate, but I am with your mum and boyfriend on this one!!! I die if I saw a live mouse, never mind a dead one and I would never ever ever ever ever pick up a snail, ewwwww gross!

    Corinne x
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    1. Don't you think they're kind of cute, both of them?:)

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  34. Bahaha I've never heard of such a sissy boyfriend (no offense!) - it's so funny. Normally it's the girls who freak out about insects and worms and all other creepy crawlers.
    I have a massive phobia when it comes to anything that has more than four legs, but snails have none so they're totally cool for me. I used to have them as "pets" when I was a child (the fun of being allergic to anything with feathers and fur) and I kept two or three snails in a big jar with grass and leaves inside and it was the coolest thing to watch them for hours :)
    I think it would have been less surprising if Lady Gaga had been accused of being a snail instead of being ambisexual, but whatever.

    Anyways, I love the flashy colour combo in your outfit - I can see you're trying to fight the rain with bright colours! You go girl!

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  35. Love the color combination of your jeans, shirt, and nails! Really like your story, it has inspired me to be less scared of bugs, I always get creeped out by them :-)

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  36. Thanks for taking time to comment on my blog, Peet! :) Love your colorscheme and your rockin jacket! Let me know if you wanna follow each other! x

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  37. I like your colorful outfit, it's nice to see when it's raining!

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  38. I have to admit, I don't share your fascination with snails... but I wouldn't be shocked to see you pick one up, growing up on the Canadian prairies we picked every single living creature up off the ground to inspect it, even larvae. Seems a bit gross to me now, but it never killed me :) Love the combination of blues in this look!
    xox,
    Cee

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  39. great outfit! totally in love with your green umbrella!
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    RUSSIAN DOLL

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  40. I feel the same way about animals, that the reason I am a vegetarian, although I am not as brave as you when it comes to insects, I prefer the furrier kinds. Thats so sweet that you saved the snails! You never know how all these good deeds have a way of coming back to you :) Love the different shades of blue in your chic look. Cute umbrella.

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  41. Amazing pictures!

    It has been raining nonstop here too, but it hasn't been as nice as where you live, because here there is a catastrophe left by the rain. Everything is flooded in the South of Germany :( x

    Fashion Landscape

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  42. Cute look, love the nail polish detail and well the dead mouse story obviously ;-)

    xx

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  43. Haha, you're hilarious! Nice story :)

    It has been raining here for weeks, but yesterday the sun decided to show up!

    WITH LOVE,
    MARJOLEIN | NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM

    I’M COMPETING IN FOLLOW FASHION’S BLOGGER BATTLE & YOUR VOTE WOULD HELP. THANKS A LOT!

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  44. i just love the way you write <3
    I`m laughing like stupid over here...

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