A rare sight: Congress working a full work-week
  • 4,700 the number of days since January 1, 1978 that both chambers of Congress have been in session at the exact same time, out of 13,000-plus total days. To put that another way, Congress works a little fewer than half of all weekdays on average—and they really like taking Fridays off. source

50 questions

1: What would you name your future daughter?

2: Do you miss anyone?

3: What if I told you that you were pretty?

4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?

5: What are you looking forward to in the next week?

6: Did you go out or stay in last night?

7: How late did you stay up last night?

8: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?

9: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?

10: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?

11: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?

12: Have you pretended to like someone?

13: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?

14: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?

15: Is it hard for you to get over someone?

16: Think back five months ago, were you single?

17: Have you ever cried from being so mad?

18: Hold hands with anyone this week?

19: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?

20: Who did you last see in person?

21: What is the last thing you said out lot?

22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night?

23: Have you ever been to Paris?

24: Are you good at hiding your feelings?

25: Do you use chap stick?

26: Who did you last share a bed with?

27: Are you listening to music right now?

28: What is something you currently want right now?

29: Were your last three kisses from the same person?

30: How is your heart lately?

31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?

32: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?

33: What do people call you?

34: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?

35: Are there any stressful situations in your life?

36: What are you listening to right now?

37: What is wrong with you right now?

38: Love really is a beautiful thing huh?

39: Do you make wishes at 11:11?

40: What is on your wrists right now?

41: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected?

42: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?

43: Have you ever regretted kissing someone?

44: Have you hugged someone within the last week?

45: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?

46: What were you doing at midnight last night?

47: Do you miss the way things were six months ago?

48: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?

49: Have you ever been to New York?

50: Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?

1)Don’t Change the way you dress for people who won’t notice anyway

2) When they tell you to run you better run and run fast

3) Don’t resent your mother when she says “I told you so”

4) It’s actually harder to like someone than it is to love them

5) Don’t let ANYONE romanticize your pain for any reason

6) No means no

7) Stop also means stop

8) If he doesn’t listen to you, punch him in the dick

9) Don’t be afraid to tell people what you feel. If you don’t like something, tell them. If you do, still tell them.

10) Late night texts don’t determine how much someone cares about you

11) Crying in someone’s arms is the truest form of intimacy and should be the only form you need when your brain and heart look like burnt scrambled eggs

12) Forever is the greatest lie anyone can tell you in any context

13) It should not take two bottles of NyQuil, a note stuffed under your pillow, a phone call at 2:56 AM and $3.50 in gas for you to understand you aren’t worthless

14) If you don’t want them to have your number you don’t have to give it to them

15) If you have cried together it means more than if you have slept together

16) If they are willing to walk you back to your room in the middle of the night while your shaking and cold they mean something. In some way they mean everything.

17) “Friend” does not mean fuck buddy and it never will

18) Just because I can doesn’t mean I want to

19) Understand what your Dad means when he says “I don’t like him”

20) Never say “You didn’t mean shit to me” or “I never cared about you anyway”. They were always shit. You still cared about them though.

—  20 things I’ve learned the hard way and need to remember
Currently, there are 7,260,103,550 people on this earth. That’s means 7,260,103,550 hearts, emotions, voices, faces, and characters. Out of all of those 7,260,103,550 people, I only want you. I want your heart beating next to mine. I want to lay on your chest and just fall asleep listening to the pound that makes me smile because I know you’re alive. I want to be happy with you. I want to love you like no one ever has before. From those 7,260,103,550 different, unique voices, yours is the only one I want to hear. It’s so beautiful, and just by saying hey to me when we start Skype, instantly, I smile because I’ve fallen in love with your voice. When I walk around, I see all the different faces. There’s 14,520,207,100 eyes and ears, 7,260,103,550 noses, lips, and smiles, but your face is the only one I want to wake up next to, after I’ve spent the night looking at you and thinking about just how perfect you are. And your character, your personality. I want to be around it all of the time. Your goofiness makes me laugh until I can’t breathe. The way you mock me makes me smile so wide. When I’m upset, you’re always there for me, listening carefully to each word I mumbled from behind my tears. Mostly, I love how much you love me. We argue a lot of who loves who more, but I will always truly know I love you more. I would crumble to pieces without you.
—  Just mee
I’m tired of defining my life
Based on the amount of times
I succeed and fail each day.
I’m tired of tallying
My relapses into bad habits.
I’m tired of limiting myself
To keep from feeling and loving so hard.
I’m tired of existing as though
Numbers of any kind,
Make me good or bad
Or wrong or right.
I’m putting away those concepts;
My mind will finally get its rest.
Because I am no longer,
And have never been
The sum or differences
Of these things.
I am just me.
I will just be.
—  Being
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