Who is Maggie?Maggie is our mascot, a Magellanic penguin from the southern tip of South America. From her home, she overlooks the Strait of Magellan (or as she calls it, Estrecho de Magallanes). Why a Magellanic penguin? Because we are Magelln, named in honor of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer and navigator, who circumnavigated the globe. Magellan, in a sense, was the first worldwide surfer. Just as he discovered, searched, and mapped the world for others, so are we doing the same in the digital age nearly six hundred years later. So for that, we put out a casting call for mascots. Maggie was one the first to walk though our doors to audition. We were enthralled by her presence and wry sense of humor. Completely unscripted. For example, we asked Maggie what brought her here, to which she replied, "I just flew into town, and boy are my arms tired! Seriously, a 747. I'm a flightless bird, you know." We quickly and unanimously selected Maggie as our mascot. And, we haven't looked back. Here is a little about Maggie:
Name: Maggie. I was named by my parents in honor of Ferdinand Magellan. Could have been worse, They could have named me Ferdinand!
Age: Don't know. Penguins are notoriously bad at keeping track of time or following calendars. For that reason, we are usually tardy if we show up at all.
Height: 28 inches tall. 32 inches in heels. Wanna make something of it!
Weight: 12.5 pounds. I'm a real size zero, girls!
Favorite Foods: Cuttlefish, squid, krill, and other crustaceans. Or at least, that is what the biologists will tell you. Personally, I prefer pasta dishes with a love for lasagna.
Favorite TV Show: Any show which features one or more penguins as the lead characters. So, none - yet!
Favorite Movies: March of the Penguins for one. Although that movie features emperor penguins, and as everyone knows, they are so full of themselves. Another is Penguins of Madagascar. However, those penguins hail from another continent - and they rarely reply to our emails or text messages. Finally, any movie featuring Daniel Craig as he looks so damn good in a tux!
Favorite Song: I'm a Little Penguin (tune of I'm a Little Teapot):
I'm a little penguin
Black and white.
Stout and fluffy
What a sight!
I can't fly
but I love to swim.
So I'll waddle to the water
and dive right in!
Pet Peeve: Being pushed over. Come on guys, we all have seen enough video of penguins being pushed over, and taking forever to right ourselves.
That's all for now. It's difficult and tedious to type with wings. Besides, time to dive in, and then off to the drive in for lasagna.
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