VIENNA.- In this Picture publicly provided by the Westlicht auction house in Vienna, Austria a Leica camera is displayed on a screen while unidentified auctioneers clap their hands in Vienna Saturday May 28, 2011. The Austrian auction house says the 88-year-old camera has sold for a record euro1.3 million (US$1.9 million). Westlicht says the rare Leica is part of a small series dating back to 1923 and was valued at up to euro450,000 euro (US$ 643,640). It says the camera, which had a starting price of euro200,000 (US$286,000), went to a private Asian collector after a nailbiting, 20-minute bidding process. Westlicht claims Saturdays auction makes the Leica the most expensive camera ever sold. AP Photo/ho/Westlicht

I'm officially a published author!! :D

I just received an email informing me that my flash fiction story won the 1000words contest!  It’s going to be published online in May.  I’ll be sure to bombard you with the link when it shows up. ;)

This is a dream come true.  I’ve wanted to be published since I was very young.  I’ve been writing since I was 12 and I’ve been working hard to create something publishable.  And now it’s finally happened!  I’m thrilled.

Hopefully, this is just the first step in a long line of publications that will one day end in a novel or something cool like that. :)

flameket  asked:

Hmm, for the prompt thing, could it be a MinKey fic where Minho gets really jealous of anybody else trying to get near Key /coughWoohyuncough/

Minho sits in his chair and twitches.

He and the rest of SHINee had come to support Kibum’s Toheart promotions and are currently watching the recording from backstage. It’s a very weird feeling to be sitting around doing nothing while Kibum works it in front of the cameras with Woohyun. Minho feels like he should be doing something, but there isn’t anything to do except sit and watch Kibum alternately perform, bless the fans with fanservice and be all over Woohyun.

Minho doesn’t really know why the sheer amount of skinship between Kibum and his best friend is so aggravating to watch. The rest of the members don’t seem to care. Jinki and Jonghyun are conversing with the Infinite members who had come to support Woohyun. Taemin has fallen asleep with his head against Jinki’s shoulder. No one else seems particularly annoyed with the way Kibum falls over and clutches Woohyun to laugh, or hugs him from behind, or lets him play with the silver fluff of hair frizzing out from beneath Kibum’s hat.

It takes all of Minho’s self-control not to complain about the excessive amounts of skinship. All the same, he knows it wouldn’t be appropriate to make known his annoyance, so he keeps quiet. He says nothing throughout the performance or its aftermath, or during the long ride back to the dorms, even when Kibum texts Woohyun the entire way home despite having just spent the entire morning with him.

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natural tonic for cold/flu symptoms


  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 2tbsp ginger (grated)
  • 1/4tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3cup lemon juice
  • 1tbsp mayple or rice malt syrup
  • 1cup boiling water


  • place garlic, ginger, cayenne and cinnamon into a large mug and add boiling water
  • after letting it infuse for 3-4 minutes, stir in syrup and lemon juice
  • drink 3-4 times a day until symptoms subside 

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The true expression of a photographer is to have his or her work in a photo book. It is the most difficult and the most frustrating, and it is probably dunned to failure. In a sense, it can never be right and there will always be regards, so there is a great deal of anxiousness attached to it.

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