Hey guys! Here’s the video of my mom’s ballet students performing choreography to “Uptown Funk” for Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Obama’s “GimmeFive” challenge!! The challenge is designed to have kids be more active by taking part in fun activities such as dance! Please reblog this post as much as possible!!! It would make my mom (and her hard-working students) ecstatic if Ellen saw this. They took choreography used on the Ellen show and “ballet-ified it :D Thanks guys!!! Go go go!!!

Seeing gifs of this scene made me think again that it’s the first time for so many things.  It’s the first time Jane is so triumphant and so ecstatically happy about anything and is ready to show it, the first time when his present entirely dominates his past; it’s the first time Lisbon gets married, it’s the first time she is so deeply in love, and  the first time they kiss so openly in front of their guests and demonstrate they are immensely in love and free to acknowledge it in front of each other and everyone else, it’s the first time they tread the land that’s going to be their home – as husband and wife, a family. To say nothing of the fact that Cho is as happy as can be for the first time ever in the show.

But even your best love is merely an ecstatic parable and a painful ardor. It is a torch that should light up higher paths for you. Over and beyond yourselves you shall love one day.
—  Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
I just sent in my 200-Hour Yoga Training Application

and I’m feeling so ecstatic and accomplished!!! Wish me good luck so that my application is reviewed soon and I am accepted! I’m very hopeful and super confident because I put a lot of time in answering the questions to the best of my ability. If I am accepted I will be staying at Yoga school for a monthlong intensive that will allow me to get my certifcation to become a Yoga Teacher :) I need all the luck I can get on this one, thank you all so much!!!

All my love,

Rachel <3 xx

Am I the only one zen around here?!

Me, channeling Daryl Dixon as I fail to understand the malaise that’s going on

I was pretty much a lone voice back during SDCC 2014. I said then that I was ecstatic about how it turned out. And I feel pretty justified now. Maybe I just need to step away from tumblr for awhile if there is mourning going on because Carol and Daryl live to love another season.

Someone has some energy after being left at home for two hours while my kids had their Taekwondo belt graduation ceremony.  Either that or he is ecstatic that my son is a Bo Dan belt and my daughter a high green belt. ;)

Edit - the laundry basket on the crate? That is for when we leave since Nimbus has decided the top of his crate is great to sleep on. ;)

anonymous asked:

What kind of love letter would the Rakuzan boys write to their crush that they want to confess to?

Akashi Seijurou: Akashi isn’t easily satisfied with the letters he writes, writing quite a few and finding flaws with each one of the, whether it be word use or his handwriting wasn’t quite on par with his expectations. He believes firmly in not rushing love, knowing that as long as he made everything perfect from the beginning, he would be able to properly articulate himself throughout the rest of the relationship. When he’s finally confident that his letter is perfect he delivers it himself, kissing your hand before he takes his leave and causing all the girls who were around watching to swoon in place. 

Hayama Koutarou: Hayama would be ecstatic as he first thinks of the idea, admitting to himself it was cute and romantic and would show how seriously he regarded his feelings for you. He finds it hard to pay attention and focus though, his letter going off topic often and talking about other topics that aren’t his feelings for you, making you think that it was just a casual letter when you read it. When he realizes his mistake he takes it back from you, snatching it from your hands and turning to scribble ‘I like you!’ on marker before shoving it back into the already open envelope, pushing it into your hands, and giving you an innocent smile as though nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. 

Mayuzumi Chihiro: Mayuzumi had read about plenty of this in books, but realized most had only spoke about sending the letters, and hadn’t shown the contents of the letter. He brainstorms for what feels like hours as he desperately tries to come up with enough to prove how he feels, growing depressed as he wonders if you’ll even recognize who he was. While working on the letter in school he grows so frustrated that he gives up, gathering his supplies and heading home for the night but accidentally leaving the letter with all his rough draft ideas on them (along with your name, doodled a few times with hearts). A meddling student finds it and finds it amusing, giving it to you and leading you to confront Mayuzumi about his feelings for you. 

Mibuchi Reo: Mibuchi was surprisingly good with words on paper, his heart thrumming peacefully in his chest as he writes down each and every word that comes to mind when he thinks of you. He revises it to make it more flowery, not wanting to appear too forward but also wanting the point of his feelings to get across. He’s confident in his letter, folding it up neatly and signing his name at the bottom, before leaving it for you to find in your locker. He grows nervous when you don’t bring it up immediately, wondering if he had put it in the wrong locker, or even worse, scared you away, until you approached him while he was alone with the letter in hand, flushed cheeks, and a smile. 

Nebuya Eikichi: Nebuya would easily grow frustrated as he tries to think of something to write out,  knowing he was no good with words on paper and that he may be better of just telling you in person. He lets out a groan and tosses each of his tries in the trash, crossing his arms as he wonders why he had thought writing you a love letter had been the best solution for him. He grows so frustrated with his own emotions that he actively seeks you out, telling you with an annoyed look that he liked you so much that he tried to do something completely out of his character like writing a love letter, and that should be proof of how much he cared about you. 

anonymous asked:

BC can’t just go from doting husband calling his wife his fiancee to nothing, zilch, zero." -- I don't think anyone would've noticed outside of the skeptic tumblr. People get married have a honeymoon, go on with their lives & everything else is private. He doesn't need to mention his recent marriage in interviews. On one hand I understand considering they were talking about letters but enough is enough, you've overdone it in past few months B-Its evident you're not an ecstatic hubby so just stop

There’s also the nans…They go one week without seeing or hearing about their Female Badass Queen and the next revolution starts. They begin to post on all forums why BC isn’t showing up with his divine wife. Was it the skeptics who scared her away. The injustice of the system that has forced such a delicate innocent flower to hide from the public eye until the next vacation, until the next ultra high end event. The nans wouldn’t have let it go even if they had to complain about there being pap pictures every step of the way. They like to do the opposite of everything we do.


“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

Respiration and spirit

have the same root word.

As long as there is air in your lungs,

the Spirit of the Cosmos lives within you.

Next time you feel minuscule, 

remember the Divine resides within 

your chest.

Let me remind you who you really are. You’re an immortal freedom fighter who longs to liberate all sentient creatures from their suffering. You’re a fun-loving messiah who devoutly wants to help all of your fellow messiahs claim the ecstatic awareness that is their birthright~~Try to remember. You’re a vortex of fluidic light that has temporarily taken on the form of a human being, suffering amnesia about your true origins. And why did you do that? Because it was the best way to forge the identity that would make you such an elemental force in our campaign to bring heaven all the way down to earth~I’m not speaking metaphorically here. You are a mutant deity in disguise~not a Buddha or a Christ exactly~ but of the same lineage and conjured from the same fire. You have been around since the beginning of time and will be here after the end. Every day and in every way~you’re getting better at playing the preposterously amusing master game we all dreamed up together before the Big Bang bloomed~Rob Brezny

anonymous asked:

What was your first reaction when you found out about the book and tour?

well at first I thought “oh thats p cool” but i was confused about the video and what exactly happened. honestly, i was a little underwhelmed. But after they’d explained the process, I became really happy for them. This is a huge deal for them. I did see the post about the manipulation but I don’t entirely agree with it wholeheartedly. its makes sense they were more lenient on phan and such to build audience, but I dont think their intent was to brainwash us. Dan and Phil has become their “brand” because that’s who they’re known as and they are happy working with each other. Still, I’m not the most ecstatic i could be about the book and tour because how genuine they were is a factor, but they are still the Dan and Phil I watched when I was down and I’m happy for them and excited for their opportunities in the future. 

“In the private sphere as depicted by Ferrara, all ordinary human activities are related in ecstatic terms. People do not embrace, they rape (from 9 Lives of a Wet Pussy and Ms. 45 to Dangerous Game and The Funeral); they do not sleep, they black out (Reno in The Driller Killer, L.T. in Bad Lieutenant, Matty in The Blackout); they do not dream, they murder (Matt in Fear City, L.T., Matty); they do not work, they kill (Reno, the families in China Girl and The Funeral, Matty), or they deal drugs (the family in ‘R Xmas), or both (Jimmy Jump in King of New York). Take, for example, the act of eating. Generally, Ferrara’s characters prefer to drink, but when they do eat, it is in the mode of demented piggery (the pizza scene in The Driller Killer), cannibal orgy (The Addiction), or hallucinogenic pill popping (The Blackout). There are a few scenes of domestic meals, but in the breakfasts of Bad Lieutenant and Body Snatchers no one really eats, and these family reunions serve only to nourish conflicts. When the dinner scene is calm, as in ‘R Xmas, it focuses on a sweet little girl and her nice grandmother; but right behind them is the sight of the girl’s parents calmly preparing to go to work drug dealing in a parking lot. The only legitimate, smooth, functional meals are those enjoyed by lawmakers — except that crime is the law, and so the meal is always a means of settling accounts (the Mafia-Triad dinner in China Girl, Matt and the Mafia godfather in Fear City, Eddie and Sarah’s adulterous dinner in Dangerous Game). When normality asserts itself, it is the object of a systematic enterprise of execration: the affectionate meal that opens Dangerous Game represents the image of peace that the entire film sets out to destroy.”

-from the absolutely fantastic Abel Ferrara by Nicole Brenez

stuunalee asked:


THANK YOU AND YOU’RE WELCOME! After saying “BOTH!” I was also ecstatic that she used the opportunity to talk about Peggy and Angie’s relationship. I really hope that she goes to more conventions after this because she was so gracious with all of the fans and did a really fantastic job answering all of the questions. Even with the ones that were kind of repetitive, she made sure that every answer was different and in-depth and interesting.

starksqueen asked:

You’re my waiter and I’m on a really crappy date with an asshole for sanpod pleeeeease?

Sansa wished that she had realized Joffrey was a jerk weeks ago. They had met at one of her parent’s parties, he was the son of her father’s old friend, and it had seemed perfect. 

While her parents hadn’t been exactly pleased when she and Joffrey began dating, his parents had been ecstatic, and that pleased Sansa so much that she sometimes ignored Joffrey’s more…. troubling personality traits.

But he had hit her yesterday and now she couldn’t stand to look at him.

“Where is our fucking waiter?” he spat, spinning his head around. 

“We just sat down, give him some time,” Sansa said although she immediately regretted it as his cruel eyes targeted her. 

“What did you say -”

“Hello, my name is Podrick and I’ll be your server this evening,” the waiter said, a small, kind smile on his face. 

Joffrey turned his attentions towards the poor boy, “The lady and I will have two whiskey lemonades -”

Sansa spoke without thinking, “Actually, I’d rather just have a water.” 

Joffrey snarled and looked like he would have hit her or kicked her if they weren’t in a public place. Sansa made herself smile although she was frightened. 

She had to break up with him. 


Podrick looked between the two of them with worry, “I’ll bring both,” he said, “And I’ll let the two of you figure out what you want to eat while I do that.”

Sansa watched the boy leave and felt hopeless. Joffrey sniffed, “While he does that, I’m going to the bathroom. Don’t even bother looking at the menu, I already know what you’re going to eat.”

Once he left the table, Sansa deliberately looked at the menu with a vicious sort of delight.

“Are you all right, miss?” 

“What?” Sansa looked up to find the waiter (Podrick?) staring at her with concern in his dark eyes.

“I-I,” he stuttered, “I wanted to ma-make sure you were all right.”

She hoped he wouldn’t stutter in front of Joffrey, he’d make fun of their waiter right to his face, “I’m fine,” she lied.

He didn’t look convinced but Sansa smiled, “I can handle it.” Once she got home, she would. It would end.

“At least let me put laxatives in his food,” Podrick pleaded.

Sansa laughed outright, in a way she hadn’t in months of dating Joffrey, “Maybe, but I promise I’ll be fine. I’m breaking up with him today.” she said, feeling as though she had awoken from a nightmare.

“You should do it here, in public,” the waiter said, “I’ve seen it happen here before. We can even call the police if he gets rowdy.”

Sansa laughed, imagining Joffrey on the ground in handcuffs.

“What are you laughing about?” Joffrey demanded, sitting down in his seat, glaring at them with suspicion.

“Nothing of importance,” Sansa lied. She was becoming quite good at lying, it seemed.

“Well, get us two steaks well-done, waiter,” Joffrey waved his hand. 

Podrick looked towards Sansa, “Is that what you want?” he asked quietly.

She felt brave all of a sudden, “No it’s not. I want a chicken salad and I want to break up with you,” she directed the last part at Joffrey, who was turning a shade of red.

After the hullabaloo, where both Joffrey’s mother and the police were called (it was not a pretty sight), Podrick sat next to Sansa in the chair where Joffrey had sat earlier that evening but said nothing.

“Thanks,” she said, feeling as though that wasn’t quite enough, “although I promised myself I’d break up with him today, I don’t know if I would have been able to do it by myself.”

“He’s a scary guy, I don’t think anyone would have blamed you for being too frightened,” Podrick replied, smiling at Sansa kindly.

She liked the way he smiled, she felt safe, “I think we should become friends,” she said.

“I think we might already be friends.”

anonymous asked:

I know you give advice but I was wondering if you could give advice on sex? (sorry if that's weird! :))

um, no, it’s not weird! it’s just hard when I don’t know your sex or age. 

my advice would be, be excited. not physically, I mean emotionally. don’t just have it because you’re ready and love and what not—do it when you’re excited and ecstatic to do it! You want to do this and you can’t wait! (to rational means) does that make sense? it’s good to have that mentality. especially for the first time.

and of course be safe. if they’re doing something you’re not familiar with or 100% comfortable with stop them. (but you already know that to some degree I’m sure). and if you are too uncomfortable or nervous about stopping a certain someone from doing something to you, why are you having sex with that someone.

and laugh! honestly, laugh. it’s fun, sex is fun, and it will take away any nervousness or tense vibes if you and your partner just laugh. make jokes, laugh at each other’s mistakes, giggle, kiss them everywhere. that’s kind of what my first time was like, and it made it way easier. I kept on making jokes like saying “put it in” when we were already doing it and he got so mad, aha. and he kept making jokes like “virgin mary” and shit like that and then I yelled at him—my point is, sex is fun and funny, so laugh.

okay that’s it for now. let me know if you need any help and just do it with someone who cares about you a lot, please.

Ray and Felicity Breakup

If the rumors and theories prove true that Felicity and Ray break up in the next episode, then I will both equally ecstatic and annoyed. Ecstatic because they’ll be putting a end to that failed relationship. Now here’s why I’ll be annoyed. Ray and Felicity had every single reason they needed to break up in 3x17. They faced a bump in their relationship and instead of trying it melted faster then ice over fire. It would have easy to do. “This isn’t working between us is it?” “No, friends and business partners?” “Friends is good.” Boom done. Now we’re going to have a entire scene or scenes devoted to them breaking up and why when that entire episode was basically a highlight reel of why. I want more scenes of Ra’s, more Lyla, more Roy, more Thea, Thea AND Felicity talking to each other, more of the team all together, and certainly more of Lance and showing us why and how he’s reached this extreme of going after Oliver to KILL. Not a break up episode.