Mind sufficiently blown.

Did I ever tell you that I wanted to be an astronaut growing up? I know, shocking that my aspirations weren’t to have a blog and the ability to stay up past 9pm (had I wished for the latter, I would be in a totally different position now). I was always obsessed with outer space. My dad put up glow-in-the-dark starts in the shape of the Orion constellation on my ceiling when I was younger; I can still spot that one in the sky at night. I loved watching Apollo 13 over and over again, going to the Planetarium, eating freeze-dried ice-cream sandwiches, or reading my book about constellations. Also, I really loved the Jetsons, and that counts.

Anyway, my dreams were dashed when it became obvious that my aptitude for math was on par with, say, my New Kids on the Block lunchox (YES, I’M STILL TALKING ABOUT THEM). Which never made any sense to me, because why do astronauts have to be good at math? Does anyone really expect them to solve differential equations while floating around without gravity and drinking lots of Tang? So lame. But you know what isn’t lame? This video:


I watched the entire thing with my jaw on my keyboard. How amazing is that? It makes my heart swell up and I wish we lived in the future where everyone lived in space-pods near Mars or Saturn or something.

Also, it kind of reminds me of Christopher Kane’s Galaxy collection from a while ago. He took actual images from telescopes and printed them on dresses, shirts, and scarves.

The entire line is just so gorgeous and so dreamy.┬áHe also had a line of silk scarves, one of which had Orion on it. Because they aren’t carried anywhere anymore, I did some googling and found perhaps the most gorgeous alternative I could have ever hoped for. I gasped audibly when I saw it. If anyone wants to know what to buy me for Christmas, look no further:

from here

I mean, really. How gorgeous is that thing? It also costs way, way less than the Christopher Kane scarves, but I love it just as much if not more. And just as a bonus, galaxy nails!

So now I’m curious. What did you want to be growing up? And do you find yourself drawn to things that are related to that now, later in life? I can’t believe it’s Thursday already. I’ll be back tomorrow with a Friday Five.

(Also, did you notice that I tagged this post as “travel”? It counts, right?)

16 thoughts on “Mind sufficiently blown.

  1. What did I want to be?

    A sushi chef.
    A ballerina.
    A toll booth collector (I thought you got to keep all of the money).
    A fashion designer.
    A broadway dancer.
    A trophy wife (well I knew that I liked to stay at home and be amazing and have amazing things)

    And yea, aside from a few, my everyday life tends to be quite close to all of those things!


    1. Aside from the toll booth collector (you are adorable) I knew every one of those! And honestly, even if I didn’t, I could have worked backwards in figuring it out based on your life now. We both wanted to be ballerinas!

  2. I have just two words for you….The Rocketeer! You with your little girl’s umbrella hooked behind you on your collar….zooming through Center City. I told you I’d help you fly then and I’m volunteering to help now!

  3. Lol. I wanted to be a lawyer because I wanted to fight. ALL. DAY. LONG. I thought that was it but the schooling. . .

  4. I like those nails but how can that girl wear that weird ring on her top knuckle, how annoying would that be? Great lead in to a fashion post btw.

    A tollbooth collector? That’s so funny!

    I wanted to be a princess. I didn’t do very well with that one. Not that there are any handsome princes left in the world (have you seeeeen our royal family?). I wanted to be a russian one after reading the Firebird. I wanted a conical hat with a voile hanging of it (do you know what I mean?)

    1. If it makes it any better, the model in that picture is actually a jewelry designer and those are some of her pieces. I’m sure she’s just trying to advertise them a bit. I can’t imagine wearing rings like that.

      I think all little girls want to be princesses at some point. And I can’t believe you don’t think Prince William is cute! Even I had a crush on him when I was younger! And I know exactly the kind of hat you’re talking about: like this, right? (pardon the really creepy child)

  5. I wanted to be an astronaut too! And I wanted to be a vet… I guess I set a good example that I didn’t follow up on, haha.

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