Jul 1, 2013

POKEK!!!


      Ever since I can remember, I've had a healthy and completely normal (I'm sure) obsession with my belly button. When it started, I didn't care much for other people's belly buttons, but mine was the bomb. I used to bend over and stare and poke at it for hours, trying to keep it completely clean either with a q-tip or my fingernail scratching until it was all red and my mom screamed at me to stop. I don't remember her ever screaming at me because I'd pick my nose though (funny how we always find something else to poke after the phallic stage is over and then we forget all about it when the genitals become popular again, I'm sure Freud would find a way to connect these facts). I have a thing for fingerprints too, that was the reason behind one of my tattoos, but that's a different story, today's protagonist is the belly button.
      Your belly button's the place where you were connected to some other creature with a tube and you got all your food from that creature via that tube when you were living in a balloon full of water and you had gills and you didn't breathe air or peed in a toilet, but did it all right there in that balloon for 40 weeks and it didn't even sting your eyes and all the while you were eating through a cord plugged into your stomach - now tell me that's not completely sci-fi. I'm still fascinated by it. Whenever I pet my mouse impersonator's belly, I always look for his belly button and think: "Wow, this is where you were connected to your mom when your brother and two sisters were living under water like SpongeBob." I'm sure all he's thinking is: "Rub my belly, bitch," but that's another story.
      Since I think you're never too young to learn stuff, I always try to instill some wisdom into my 4-year-old nephew, one of them being the magnificence of the belly button, but most of the time we just go crazy. We play with skegagegas, who are these cool, mythical creatures living under our armpits or we run around our neighborhood shooting evil dragons with our laser beams coming out of our fingers, but my favorite game by far is the one where we lift up our shirts and run around and scream BELLY BUTTON from the top of our lungs. Of course we scream "belly button" in Slovene, which is "popek" and way cooler than "belly button" because it literally means a small flower bud - a buddy. Imagine that, you have your own private belly buddy permanently attached to you and that has to be better than any drinking buddy you might have. Then we run up to other people (we know), lift up their shirts and scream POPEK and run off. After doing that for several minutes, my nephew gets hysterically excited and starts jumbling up letters and "popek" becomes "pokek" and "bopek" and then we need to cool off (meaning I need a drink). Usually, that's when my mouse impersonator comes to see what all the hubbub is about and one time I decided that was a perfect opportunity for a learning experience.
      "Wanna see how a dog's belly button looks?"
      My nephew looked at me like I had lost it with a big frowning question mark smeared across his face: "Dogs don't have belly buttons."
      "Yes, they do. See?" I said turning the dog over, pointing to his belly buddy.
      "That's not a belly button."
      "Of course it is, it's just like yours, but smaller." And on a dog. "All mammals have belly buttons..." realizing that's a lie since platypuses don't have them, I stopped. Then I realized I'd just dug a hole for myself, because it's not easy explaining what a mammal is to a 4-year-old, so I quickly changed the angle: "All dogs have belly buttons, just like we all do," even though some people claim Karolia Kurkova has none, but to say that a person has no belly button is wrong (and just plain stupid) because she does in fact have one, it's just shaped unconventionally, so they have to photoshop someone else's navel in its place, so (stupid) people won't think she's an alien and freak out. "But not all animals have them. Birds don't have them. Fishes don't have them. Sharks don't have them." He doesn't know sharks are just big fish yet, he just knows sharks are cool, so I had to mention them.
      "What do you mean birds don't have them?"
      "They hatch from eggs. Their moms squeeze eggs out of their bodies and in them are little baby birds. You were in your mom's belly, you got your food from her through your belly button, but birds don't need belly buttons, they get all of the food they need from the egg and when they're big and strong enough, they crack the egg and are born, just like you were."
      "So when do birds get their belly buttons?"
      "Um..." so much for my brilliant explanation. "They don't get them ever, they don't need them. You either have a belly button when you're born or you don't have it - ever."
      "What about before you're born?"
      "Before, when you're in mom's belly, you have a tube connected to it."
      "What about before you're in mom's belly? Do you have a belly button then?"
      "Erm... Hey, do you want to draw something?!"
      "Yeah!" I love kids' short attention span. "Let's draw a dragon!!"
      "Yes. We better draw a dragon."


I'm wearing:
Shorts: H&M
Top: H&M
Sneakers: Deichmann
Earrings: Six

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      Peet

47 comments:

  1. this is really weird bc your post came up on google reader but i thought it was over? i dont get it

    anyway, belly buttons are funny things and like you said it reminds you off the genesis of it. Apparently babies up to about 6 months old can naturally swim through these gills. But i want to see it myself besides the nirvana album cover. But after all that I was hoping for a picture of your belly button! :)

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  2. Completely love it!

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  3. hahaahahahaha yeah I guess belly buttons are fascinating :D I love that they are called 'popek' in Slovene, that's so cool! It is totally sci-fi, you're right...I can't even really think about it too much or I get freaked out by just how sci-fi EVERYTHING is!!!

    Your comment really made me laugh, too xoxoxox

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  4. That's such a cute story. Love your earring!!

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  5. Nice look....you are happy, ypung and fresh )
    Have a nice week

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  6. Great style! Love the shoots! xxx

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  7. fabolous blouse dear
    xoxo

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  8. Aww, so cute that it translates to 'buddy'! What a nice idea. My boyfriend has a healthy obsession with poking my belly button, to my eternal dismay ;)

    -Jen

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  9. Great look!!
    Love the blouse! : )
    Kisses
    Linda
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  10. Love the picture of feet, dunno why, must have a shoe fetish!

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  11. Haha! Oh god, I dread the day a conversation with baby boy turns this way... Hopefully Eric's home cause I'll probably just lock myself in a room somewhere.

    xo Ashley
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  12. Haha this post was so so funny, I used to always poke my belly button! Now I'm kind of scared of them haha..

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  13. Haha, you're so educational to that little boy xD That is awesome! I love the popek game you described too, sounds fun.
    Good thing he's got a short attention span ;)

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  14. I'm so in love with your shorts! I really wantes a pair like those!
    muah*
    mariana

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  15. Love the top;)
    you look great, love the pics!
    Nice location:)
    Kisses x
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  16. so great outfit.Love the red touch xxx

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  17. Love it! Im obsessed with polka dots, love the top hun. Your nephew sounds too cute xx

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  18. I had a strange fascination with my belly button too, or at least I was obsessed with keeping it clean. Besides that, I'm diggin this outfit. PARTICULARLY the earrings and the shoes!!!
    xo
    ashley
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  19. HI there from Czech Republic...I can tell you that in Czech is belly button called PUPEK, so now you can extend your vocabulary ;) Btw. you have awesome style:)

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  20. Hahaha cutest story ever! It's so tricky to explain little children birth-related things without having to go into detail about the flowers and the bees... ;)
    And poor Karolina, I didn't know about her belly button disaster. I thought nowadays it's normal to photoshop away everything in fashion photos that makes people able to define models as a human being anyway.

    And concerning the photos: I love the polkadots!! Awesome black and white look on you!

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  21. I love the earrings, they add the perfect amount of fun to the outfit!

    x

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  22. Your outfit looks cool and your post made me smile because when my son was younger we had a little joke about our belly buttons and I always used to tickle him lol, xoxo.

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  23. eeerr I'm scrolling down the photographs expecting to see you donning a crop-top and showing off your belly button; don't get me wrong, I'm loving the top (love polka dots) and the shorts, but a belly button would have been cool!

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    1. I actually never show my belly button.:) If I wear crop tops, I pair them with something high waisted, I just don't like showing off my navel, although I think it's a pretty cute one.:D

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  24. When I was little I was also obsessed with my belly button. I used to poke it all the time because I thought I could reach into my insides, which never actually happened ofcourse.

    Much love,
    Jo

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  25. Haha, such a funnty story!

    And I really like your earrings!



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  26. I have never been cuorious abouti my belly botton lol!!!
    I love this outfit, I adore polka dots!!
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  27. Love the polka dots shirt!!!
    xoxo
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  29. Hi dear, how are you and hope you dog is feeling better. I actually used to have a belly button phobia when I was young, lol. This was really interesting and a cute way to bond with your nephew, she sounds adorably smart! Love those cute cherry earrings.

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  30. I really love your cherries =)
    Girl, I am still confused with that belly button stuff. I was always asking why some are like empty and some others are coming out ^^

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    1. Because some of them like to think outside the box.:D I think it depends on the surgeon that's patching it up when you're born and it also depends on how you heal, some heal like a little muffin.:)

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  31. LOVE the look of the polka dots with the tied shorts! ALSO, I kinda feel like your comment above the comment box is frigging yelling at me, but I like it!
    FOLLOWING ON BLOGLOVIN NOW SO I CAN YELL AT YOU MORE, LATER.

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  32. Adore this!! You're such a hoot!!

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  33. Lovely! The top is very nice!!!

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  34. You crack me up every single time - and I agree, popek has a much better ring to it than belly button :) Love your polkadot top!
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Thank you all for reading, lovely people!!! And thank you for taking the time to comment too, you're all simply the best.;)

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  35. Loving this outfit, especially the cute top and shorts :) Also pokek sounds so funny, like a crowing cock xD
    xx
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  36. Your nephew sounds too cute! Isn't great how easily kiddos are distracted? Haha!
    I love the polka dot top and especially those cherry earrings! Adorable!

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  37. what begins with a child's game ends with embarrassing questions. Always. So are the children.

    XXX
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  38. sexy outfit and love your shoes

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