Saturday, 28 June 2014

Happy Birthday Ariana Grande!

Hello again readers! Today, I thought we could do the honour of getting in the birthday spirit (even if I am 2 days late). You may or may not know that singer Ariana Grande's birthday was on the 26th of June, and so I thought, why waste a perfectly good celebratory blog post opportunity, am I right? So how do I plan on doing this? By simply listing some fun facts about Ariana that you probably don't know (unless you're an Arianator, in which case just treat this as revision). Intro down, let's get cracking . . .

Fun Facts:

1. She was named after a character from Felix the Cat

How awesome is that? I mean, who doesn't love Felix? Damn that cat's cool. To have your name inspired by the character Princess Oriana from the 1988 movie is just a privilege - no, an honour. 

2. She's a Vegan

I have to give her some major respect for this one. I tried to be a vegan for a short time, and it is ridiculously hard (now I just opt for vegetarianism - the easy way out). Seriously, there are so many frustrating restrictions, and you need to put in so much effort all the time. She must certainly be dedicated, I'll give her that. 

3. She's Allergic to Cats, Bananas and Shellfish

Ironically, given the origin of her name and her character on Nickelodeon shows 'Victorious' and 'Sam and Cat', it seems that miss Grande is allergic to all things feline. However, the intolerances don't end there. She's also allergic to bananas and shellfish, though let's get real, it's not that big of a loss. I mean, who likes bananas? They're yellow and squishy, and just don't deserve to be a food. And as a vegan, I guess the seafood thing wouldn't really bother her terribly. But cats? I still can't get over that. At least she frequently wears cat ears to represent the love that could never be. 

4. She has a Whistle Register

You know that thing I have that I mentioned in my 100th blog post? It seems that I'm not the only one. Turns out, Ariana has one too. How cool is that? Basically, a whistle register is a super high part of the voice that has the timbre of a whistle (hence the name). For ages, I called it my recorder voice, but low and behold, it's actually a thing. 

5. She is Hypoglycemic

What was the first thing I did when I read this? Considering I don't have a medical degree, I most definitely googled it. Apparently, it means that you have low blood sugar. What does this mean for Ariana exactly? According to the treatment page on Wikipedia, it says that really all you need to do is eat more carbs. That is literally the best remedy ever. 

6. Her First Word was 'Bubble'

That is one awesome first word. Things like 'mum' and 'dad' are so cliché, but 'bubble'? That's just plain cool. And now, as a result, it just so happens to be her favourite word. 

7. She had a 'Harry Potter' Themed 20th Birthday Party

Dammit, if only I could've been invited, because that just sounds majorly awesome. Who didn't love 'Harry Potter' growing up? I'm pretty sure every girl around my age wanted to be Hermione Granger at some point in their lives, and apparently Ariana was no exception. The only difference between her and I being that I never got to meet Rupert Grint. 

Nor did I have a cake like this. 

So that's officially the end of my post! I hope you guys all found it vaguely interesting. Happy belated birthday Ariana (even though you're not reading this)! Til' next time . . .

Annabel xx