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Blaine’s First Friday Night Dinner

So, the sequel to Officially Boyfriends is here.  This picks up the day after Officially Boyfriends left off, however it is not necessary to read that one to know what’s going on in this one.  It’s time for Blaine to meet Burt as “Kurt’s Boyfriend.”  This one is written kind of from Blaine’s perspective.  I hope you enjoy!

1440 words.  Rated: PG

Blaine sat in the Hummel’s driveway for five minutes before finally getting out of his car.  It wasn’t the first time he was there, but it was the first time he was there as Kurt’s boyfriend.  He wanted nothing but to make a good impression on Burt Hummel.  The past few times he had faced Burt, the circumstances weren’t the best.  The first time he met Burt, he was in Kurt’s bed and hungover after Rachel’s party.  It didn’t help that after that meeting, Blaine had spent the week questioning his own sexuality.  Then the second time he met Burt, it had been last week in Burt’s tire shop.  Blaine was genuinely concerned about Kurt’s sexual knowledge after the failed sexy attempt, and he knew that Kurt had a good relationship with his father.  Blaine showed up at the shop to talk to Burt about giving Kurt the sex talk.  He didn’t have any ulterior motive, but Blaine was absolutely positive that Burt would think that he did.

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Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514): Nuremberg  Chronicle - Images from the Old Testament 1. God Enthroned (Iv) 2. Heavenly Chorus (IIr) 3. Creation of Birds (IIIIv) 4. Creation of Adam (Vr)  5. The Universe (Vv) 6.  Creation of Eve (VIv) 7. Expulsion from the Garden of Eden (VIIr) 8. The First Family (IXr) 9. Noah’s Ark (XIr) 10.  City of Jerusalem (XVIIr)

The Chronicle is probably the most sophisticated printed book published before the year 1500 because of its use of different graphic layouts that integrate text and image in more varied ways than anything that had previously been attempted. Opposite is a full-page illustration, the first in the book, which portrays God enthroned in the act of creation. The text in the banner floating above and behind God reads: For he spoke and they were made: He commanded and they were created (Psalm 33).

This colossal clock face with fresco portraits of four Prophets or Evangelists by Paolo Uccello (1443) is situated above the main door inside the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, the Florence Cathedral. The one-handed liturgical clock shows the 24 hours of the hora italica (Italian time), a period of time ending with sunset at 24 hours. This timetable was used until the 18th century. This is one of the few clocks from that time that still exist and are in working order.