Pixie Laptop Backpack from Lexie Barnes

The Bottom LineThe Pixie laptop backpack was designed for women who want style and a functional laptop backpack. The Pixie combines both elements very well. The print choices are fun, definitely feminine and very summery. The print I was sent was Pacifica very bright, cheery and well suited for summer use.

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The storage space is another great feature that I really liked and was pleased with.

The shoulder straps adjust easily and the design shows that thought was put into making sure that the position of the backpack is comfortable and not going to cause your back and shoulders any strain. There is also a comfortable grab handle which is useful when getting in or out of vehicles.

The laptop compartment is well padded and has a snap closure which I really liked, so many backpacks don’t have any type of closure on the laptop compartment and then your laptop may bounce around.

Another feature on laptop bags and laptop backpacks replica watches that I find important are the zippers. Well made and durable zippers will ensure that your mobile gear stays protected from the elements and keep your gear where it belongs inside the laptop bag. The zippers on the Pixie are very sturdy and even with the backpack full I had no problems with the zipper. It is anchored into the Pixie very securely.

I am surprised that the Pixie isn’t available in a choice of sizes for those with larger laptops. Perhaps that will be an option from Lexie Barnes in the future.

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My comp gov book arrived today. I have exactly 2 weeks to learn government and politics for 5 countries. countries and review US gov Joy.

In case you were wondering, the comparative government AP test covers 4 main countries (Britain, France, Russia, China) and 1 of 3 thrid world countries (India, Mexico, or Nigeria). The multiple choice will contain no questions about third world countries. The only questions on thrid world countries will be in the free response section.

SAT today was ok. I concentrated a lot more than I did on my practice tests, so I hoping I did > 1500. I skipped 1 verbal question cause i had a 1/4 or 1/3 chance to get it right. But it turns out my guess would have been correct. Darn. And 1 math question I was incredibly stupid and didn get it. But there no points off, cause it was a grid in response.

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Government is gay and it taught by Mr. Zehe ( is pronounced “Another example of the American concern for institutional restraints on the exercise of political power is found in the federal structures dividing power between a national government and individual state governments.”

^ Make some sense out of that crap. That an actual quote from the comp gov textbook. I spent maybe half a day reading that thing over and over again trying to make some sense out of it, probably mostly because I just can concentrate (I won say I have ADD, cause everyone says they have that. I make up some other name for it).

After having toiled day and night, spending every waking moment reading (not really), doing extra research online to fill in the many gaps the purple textbook (haha. reminds me of the purple pill. remember that commercial Vioxx or something I have overcome the great obstacle that is British government and politics.

One down, six to go xP

Let take a break from gov and do some math! yipee. Let see. 26 days left until exams. 26 days divided by 6 countries = 4 days each country. And the remaining 2 days I can spend on the more complex countries.

SAT is just vocab building now.

If anyone wants my British gov notes, maybe, if you ask nicely, I give them to you :) OR maybe I sell it 😛

Pixar new world is a mixed bag

Uh oh: is the first Pixar movie that doesn feel like a Pixar movie.

This takes more getting used to than you might think. After 17 years and 13 blissful feature films (you don have to count 2 if you don want to), we comfortable with, if not beholden to, the company magic touch. Pixar stories are more original than the family film competition, its visual invention more inspired, its scripts mo replica watches re ambitious and deeply comic. The company dares to treat kids like adults and lets the grown ups relocate their inner kid.

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Merida father, King Fergus (Billy Connolly), is all battle scarred, peg legged, bear hunting Id, amusingly drawn as a mountain in a kilt. Her mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is the castle poised Super Ego, constantly reminding the girl of her princessly duties. The clans are coming MacGuffins, Macintoshes, and Dingwalls and Merida has to take one of the princes for a husband, but she would rather run off to the high crags and sing a drippy Disney ballad about being free. The standoff between mother and daughter escalates, unforgivable words are exchanged, doors are slammed. To anyone with the double edged luck to live with a teenager trying like crazy to become her own person, this is both familiar and over familiar.

Except that I doubt there a witch (Julie Walters) in your neighborhood to give an unhappy girl a potion that might change mother mind and body. If you don want the mid movie twist spoiled, stop reading now. I mean it: Now. If you want to be parentally prepared, I can tell you this: Thompson mama bear gets turned into a literal Mama Bear.

Hilarity ensues. Well, more like chaos and tears and an eventual flight to the forest by girl and animal, where they bond despite Queen Elinor new fondness for grubs. has zigged and zagged so often by now that you almost prostrate in your seat waiting to see what happens next. As expected, it unexpected: a poignant connection between the generations, an extremely funny bout of bear charades, and one climactic bear on bear fight that had the 5 year old boy next to me shrieking in terror while his twin sister just sat there digging it. Consumer advisory: I say the movie for ages 6 and up, but you know your kids. At least until they teenagers.

It a genuinely odd film, and odd is not bad in an entertainment landscape of cookie cutter multiplex fare. Yet feels held together by baling wire. It notable as the first Pixar movie to be written and directed primarily by a woman, Brenda Chapman (who based the central story line on her relationship with her own daughter); it also notable for Chapman being fired over differences midway through the project. Mark Andrews and Steve Purcell are listed with Chapman as co directors; all three, plus Irene Mecchi, had a hand in the script. You can sense the conference room arguments pushing the movie this way and that. (And who came up with that title, a generic adjective that barely referenced in the movie itself?)

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The bear animation is spectacular down to the fin replica watches est detail of fur and muscle and talon, and the animals themselves come in sizes too varied to divulge. Yet if ends up in a richly emotional place almost in spite of itself, the strain of stitching it all together shows. We would expect this kind of overstuffed joyride from Dreamworks Animation or the folks at Fox or even Disney itself. But it terribly ordinary for Pixar, and ordinary is no longer enough.