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There is a new sloth at the Pittsburgh National Aviary, and her name is Vivien Leigh. She is five months old and two-and-a-half pounds, and is very “scent-oriented.” The similarities between us are difficult to ignore.

For example:

  1. Vivien Leigh and I both enjoy sitting quietly on a towel.
  2. Vivien Leigh and I both feel kind of annoyed but mostly tired when our moms explain how we’re doing to other people like we aren’t even there.
  3. Vivien Leigh and I both like to open and close our eyes very slowly.
  4. Vivien Leigh and I both like naps, and not moving.
  5. Vivien Leigh and I both struggle with procrastination.
  6. Both Vivien Leigh and I have hair that grows “in a very unique direction.”
  7. Vivien Leigh and I are both very tired of reading the news and needed a brief distraction.
  8. In the event of an emergency Vivien Leigh and I would both likely be trampled, because neither of us are good at moving very quickly or aggressively.
  9. But people would probably be sad afterwards, because we are both nice and fun.
  10. Vivien Leigh and I both “rely very heavily on that sense [of smell] to find their food.” For example, sometimes when I smell Chipotle in the office, I decide that is what I want for lunch also.
  11. For actually just one second, Vivien Leigh and I would love to not think about all the oil spills that are about to happen.
  12. Vivien Leigh and I are both like, “Ahh, the president is crazy! Make it stop!”
  13. I have 10 fingers and Vivien Leigh just has four, but I bet we can do basically the same amount of stuff.
  14. Vivien Leigh and I are both available for photo ops.
This is how I like to sit, also.
Me or Vivien Leigh? Impossible to say for sure.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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