• My sister bought me these about a year and a half ago.
  • When I was little my dad and I went to the Duxford Air Museum and after much pleading he bought me these two metal model planes. One is a Spitfire and the other is a Messerschmitt.
  • In hindsight I wish more of this duck was in the picture. In its back is a dip in which two smaller ducks sit.
  • This punk rubber duck is one of my favourite gifts from Caryn, along with a small rubber duck keyring that my home key is attached to. Caryn was my mum's best friend and was as good as a second mother to me. She died suddenly about 6 and a half weeks ago. I don't know what else to say really. In my head I still expect to get to see her when I go back home for the summer but I know that won't happen.
  • the duck i get you shall sit here. - Rora Elisabeth
  • and this is how i shall get in the room to put it there - Rora Elisabeth


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It strikes me that when you take a picture of something from your everyday life (even something as simple as your bedroom) and look at it you begin to realise how bizarre it must look to those who do not inhabit it themselves.

Everyone has their 'thing'. My 'thing' is rubber ducks. I have a lot of rubber ducks. This is just a handful of them, on my windowsill at university. I actually have two 'things' - rubber ducks and cool, colourful socks. Every birthday and Christmas, without fail, my family buy me cool, colourful socks. I have Pacman socks, Mr Men socks, Sesame Street socks (we could be here for a while). I went to a ridiculously pretentious sixth form and was always getting into trouble for not wearing grey socks, and with socks as bright as mine it was impossible to hide them. One assembly we were being told off for not setting an example to the lower school, the particular offence on this occasion being (go on, take a guess) our non-regulation socks. The head of every friend of mine in the room turned towards my ankles. From what I remember of that day, the socks I was wearing happened to be lime green, and so with my legs crossed (being sat on the floor is no fun) I awkwardly shuffled to pull my trousers a little further down to cover up my uniform crime.

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aamandasmithh, lauren rushing, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. tori.malea [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

    awh thats adorable!

  2. Rora Elisabeth 34 months ago | reply

    I love knowing these things about you. I am on the search for American socks or a rubber ducky.

  3. aamandasmithh 34 months ago | reply

    I love how personal this seems.

  4. kelly.marie 34 months ago | reply

    We should probably be best friends because I love cool colorful socks too. Life is too short to wear boring socks.

  5. rchlah 32 months ago | reply

    Rubber ducks and colorful socks? Dying right now. Coolness overload.

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