15 pints

Alternatives for 25 overused words in writing

1. Interesting- note worthy; thought-provoking; fascinating; attracting; appealing; attention-grabbing; captivating; gripping; invigorating; engrossing; engaging; electrifying.  

2. Beautiful- striking; stunning; magnificent; lovely; charming; gorgeous; radiant; dazzling.

3. Good- acceptable, wonderful, exceptional; positive; brilliant; first-rate; notable; stellar; favorable; superb; marvellous; prime.

4. Bad- awful; lousy; poor; unacceptable; crummy; dreadful; rough; inferior; substandard; atrocious; appalling; dreadful; defective.

5. Look- glance; fixate; observe; stare; gaze; peer; scan; watch; study; browse; eye; glimpse; review; inspect.

6. Nice- lovely; superior; pleasant; satisfying; delightful; likeable; agreeable; correct; adequate; swell; fair; okay; approved.

7. Very- extremely; exceedingly; exceptionally; immensely; tremendously; abundantly; particularly; remarkably.

8. Fine- satisfactory; worthy; respectable; exquisite; suitable; well; imposing; decent; admirable; praise-worthy; decent.

9. Happy- cheerful; delighted; pleased; content; amused; thrilled; elated; thrilled; ecstatic; on cloud 9. 

10. Really- genuinely; truly; honestly; actually; undoubtedly; certainly; remarkably; incredibly; downright; unquestionably; extremely.

11. Sad- miserable; gloomy; devastated; down at heard; distraught; distressed; dispirited; sorrowful; downcast; feeling blue; desolate.

12. Big- massive; huge; giant; gigantic; enormous; large; colossal; immense; bulky; tremendous; hefty; sizable; extensive; great; substantial. 

13. Shocked- taken aback; lost for words; flabbergasted; staggered; outraged; astonished; astounded; stunned; speechless; appalled.

14. Small- tiny; petite; mini; miniature; microscopic; minuscule; compact; pocket-sized; cramped; puny; undersized; limited; meager; modest; minute; pint-sized. 

15. Angry- irate; enraged; touchy; cross; resentful; indignant; infuriated; wound-up; worked-up; seething; raging; heated; bitter; bad-tempered; offended; frustrated. 

16. Know- understand; comprehend; realize; learn; perceive; recognize; grasp; sense.

17. Change- alter; transform; replace; diversify; adjust; adapt; modify; remodel; vary; evolve; transfigure; redesign; refashion; advance; transition; shift; adjustment.

18. Old- aged; ancient; matured; elderly; senior; veteran; decrepit; seasoned; venerable; past one’s prime; doddering; senile.

19. Think- ponder; reflect; conceive; imagine; contemplate; consider; determine; realize; visualize; guess/assume; conclude; envision. 

20. Funny- comical; ludicrous; amusing; droll; entertaining; absurd; hilarious; silly; whimsical; hysterical; joking; witty; facetious; slapstick; side-splitting; knee-slapping.

21. Go- move; proceed; advance; progress; travel; walk; journey; depart; exit; flee; make one’s way; clear out; get underway.

22. Give- grant; donate; hand-out; present; provide; deliver; hand over; offer; award; bestow; supply with; contribute to; send; entrust.

23. Get- acquire; obtain; receive; gain; earn; gather; collect; buy; purchase; attain; score; secure; take possession of; grab.

24. Easy- effortless; simple; clear; smooth; straightforward; uncomplicated; painless; accessible; apparent; basic; plain; child’s play; facile; elementary; cinch. 

25. Fast- agile; brisk; rapid; nimble; swift; accelerated; fleeting; high-speed; active; dashing; winged; hurried; turbo. 

Have you drank your respecting Levi juice today???? Cuz Eren did

Anakin: [text] obiwan
Anakin: OBIWAN
[11:31 missed call from ANAKIN SKYWALKER]
[11:33 missed call from ANAKIN SKYWALKER]
[11:38 new voicemail from ANAKIN SKYWALKER]
[11:41 missed call from ANAKIN SKYWALKER]
Anakin: FFS pick up ur phone its an emergency 
Anakin: i cant find the remote and its almost time for my show
Anakin: also u said there was ice cream in the freezer but i dont see it
Anakin: also did u change the temp in here its so cold i stg its gonna start snowing here i am freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezing ❄️ come sit with me 
Obi-Wan: Oh for Force’s sake SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obi-Wan: Take care of yourself!! Some people are actually working! You should be too!!
Anakin: omg wtf !!!!!
Obi-Wan: You’re being very disruptive. I’m turning my phone off. 
Anakin: obiwan pls no!
Anakin: why r u saying this stuff 2 me 😢 i dont believe this 
[12:03 missed call from ANAKIN SKYWALKER]
Anakin: obiwan!!!!!!!!! ??????
Anakin: dont u love me omg ANSWER ME
Anakin: wait
Anakin: omfg windu is that u
[60 minutes later] 
Obi-Wan: Damn it Anakin, I TOLD you if you kept texting me during Council meetings he was going to take my phone!!!
Anakin: ohhhhhh thank the force i KNEW it wasnt u
Anakin: u would never say those mean things 2 me 😇
Obi-Wan: Did you find the things you needed?
Anakin: no so i ordered 15 pints of ice cream and a new tv 
Obi-Wan: Of course you did. 

Strawberries Three Ways

Sweet strawberries make these recipes extra tasty. They’re a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C, too!


Strawberry Salsa

About 2 cups of salsa
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
1 pint of strawberries, chopped into bite-size pieces
¼ of a red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeño, seeds removed, finely diced (leave more seeds in if you want your salsa to be spicier)
Handful of cilantro, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Serve with Lunds & Byerlys Extra Thin Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips. Pairs well with a Vinho Verde!


Strawberry Brie Crème Brûlée Crostini

8-10 servings
Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
1 Lunds & Byerlys Bake-at-Home Traditional Baguette, sliced
1 wedge Brie
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 pint strawberries

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet. Brush both sides with olive oil. Bake 5-7 minutes.
  3. Cut Brie into thin slices. Top each crostini with 1 slice of Brie and sprinkle with a pinch of granulated sugar.
  4. Use a cooking torch to caramelize the sugar and melt the Brie.
  5. Halve the strawberries and put on top of each crostini.  

Strawberry S’mores

6-8 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
12-15 medium strawberries, centers removed
1 jar marshmallow crème
Lunds & Byerlys Semisweet Dark Chocolate Dessert Topping
Graham cracker crumbs

Directions

  1. Spoon marshmallow crème into a plastic baggie; snip one of the corners of the bag off.
  2. Squeeze marshmallow crème into the center of each strawberry; place strawberries on parchment paper.
  3. Dip filled strawberries in warmed Lunds & Byerlys Semisweet Dark Chocolate Dessert Topping. Immediately dip in graham cracker crumbs.
Northern Irish Slang

So basically I saw a British one and decided to do me own! Please note Northern Ireland is NOT Ireland.

1. Ach - tbh I dont know what this means its just an extra word we put in for no reason like “Ach go one!” or “Ach you know!” idk its weird

2. Bake - mouth used like “Shut your bake!”

3. Boke - throw up/ vomit

4. Bout ye! - greeting, basically means how are you?

5. Craic - do I even need to explain? Banter

6. Dander - Walk. “Lets go for a dander”

7. Dead-On - Good, decent, alright. “I like him, he’s dead-on”

8. Does my head in - Expression. Someone who really annoys you. “That dipso does my head in”

9. Faffin’ - Messing around, acting an eejit. “Stop faffin’ around and do some work”

10. Fire - Throw. “I was out firing stones at the peelers”

11. Grand - alright or good - “It’s grand, dont worry about it”

12. I tell a lie - Expression, meaning you’ve made an error. “I tell a lie, I do remember who you father is”

13. Minger/ minging - Ugly, an unattractive person or gross. “You’re such a minger”

14. Mucker - Mate, pal. “Alright mucker, fancy a pint?”

15. Norn Iron - Slang/dialect. Northern Ireland. “I hope Norn Iron win the World Cup”

16. Peelers - Police. “The peelers do my head in”

17. Potato Bread - bread made out of potato i.e. Gods gift

18. Ragein’ - Angry, fuming. “£15 for a taxi, I was ragein’!”

19. Scundered - Embarrassed. “Look at yer man’s trousers, I’m scundered for ‘em!”

20. Tae - strong tea 

21. Wee - Small. Used by every single Northern Irish person.  “Have a wee bun”, “Would you like a wee bag?”

22. What about ye? - Greeting. “How are you?”

23. Wee’in - pronounced wayne means child “I’m taking the wee’ins to the park”

24. Yarn - Talk. “I had a good yarn with your Ma”

25. Yous - you plural

26. Rare - weird “you’re a rare doll” 

 So yeah, these are all things I say on a daily basis, enjoy! 😂

Attacks On Abortion Clinics: An Explainer & Timeline

NOTE: The shootings today at a Planned Parenthood have not been confirmed to be carried out by anti-abortion extremists. If this is confirmed, it will be added to the below list.

Murders

In the United States, violence directed towards abortion providers has killed at least eight people, including four doctors, two clinic employees, a security guard, and a clinic escort;[I 1][I 2]Seven murders occurred in the 1990s.[I 3]

Attempted murder, assault, and kidnapping

According to statistics gathered by the National Abortion Federation (NAF), an organization of abortion providers, since 1977 in the United States and Canada, there have been 17attempted murders, 383 death threats, 153 incidents of assault or battery, 13 wounded,[12] 100 butyric acid attacks, 373 physical invasions, 41 bombings, 655 anthrax threats,[13] and 3 kidnappings committed against abortion providers.[I 6] Between 1997 and 1990 77 death threats were made with 250 made between 1991 to 1999 .[12] Attempted murders in the U.S. included:[I 1][I 7][I 8] IN 1985 45% of clinics reported bomb threats, decreasing to 15% in 2000. One fifth of clinics in 2000 experienced some form of extreme activity. [14]

  • August 1982: Three men identifying as the Army of God kidnapped Hector Zevallos (a doctor and clinic owner) and his wife, Rosalee Jean, holding them for eight days.[I 9]
  • August 19, 1993: Dr. George Tiller was shot outside of an abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas. Shelley Shannon was charged with the crime and received an 11-year prison sentence (20 years were later added for arson and acid attacks on clinics).
  • July 29, 1994: June Barret was shot in the same attack which claimed the lives of James Barrett, her husband, and Dr. John Britton.
  • December 30, 1994: Five individuals were wounded in the shootings which killed Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols.
  • December 18, 1996: Dr. Calvin Jackson of New Orleans, Louisiana was stabbed 15 times, losing 4 pints of blood. Donald Cooper was charged with second degree attempted murder and was sentenced to 20 years. “Donald Cooper’s Day of Violence”, by Kara Lowentheil, Choice! Magazine, December 21, 2004.
  • October 28, 1997: Dr. David Gandell of Rochester, New York was injured by flying glass when a shot was fired through the window of his home.[I 10]
  • January 29, 1998: Emily Lyons, a nurse, was severely injured, and lost an eye, in the bombing which also killed off-duty police officer Robert Sanderson.

Arson, bombing, and property crime

According to NAF, since 1977 in the United States and Canada, property crimes committed against abortion providers have included 41 bombings, 173 arsons, 91 attempted bombings or arsons, 619 bomb threats, 1630 incidents of trespassing, 1264 incidents of vandalism, and 100 attacks with butyric acid (“stink bombs”).[I 6]The New York Times also cites over one hundred clinic bombings and incidents of arson, over three hundred invasions, and over four hundred incidents of vandalism between 1978 and 1993.[I 11] The first clinic arson occurred inOregon in March 1976 and the first bombing occurred in February 1978 in Ohio.[I 12] Incidents have included:

  • May 26, 1983: Joseph Grace set the Hillcrest clinic in Norfolk, Virginia ablaze. He was arrested while sleeping in his van a few blocks from the clinic when an alert patrol officer noticed the smell of kerosene.[I 13]
  • May 12, 1984: Two men entered a Birmingham, Alabama clinic shortly after a lone woman opened the doors at 7:45 am. Forcing their way into the clinic, one of the men threatened the woman if she tried to prevent the attack while the other, wielding a sledgehammer, did between $7,500 and $8,000 of damage to suction equipment. The man who damaged the equipment was later identified as Father Edward Markley. Father Markley is a Benedictine Monk who was the Birmingham diocesan “Coordinator for Pro-Life Activities”. Markley was convicted of first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree burglary. His accomplice has never been identified. Following the Birmingham incident, Markley entered the Women’s Community Health Center in Huntsville Alabama, assaulting at least three clinic workers. One of the workers, Kathryn Wood received back injuries and a broken neck vertebrae. Markley was convicted of first-degree criminal mischief and three counts of third-degree assault and harassment in the Huntsville attack.[I 14]
  • December 25, 1984: An abortion clinic and two physicians’ offices in Pensacola, Florida, were bombed in the early morning of Christmas Day by a quartet of young people (Matt Goldsby, Jimmy Simmons, Kathy Simmons, Kaye Wiggins) who later called the bombings “a gift to Jesus on his birthday.”[I 15][I 16][I 17] The clinic, the Ladies Center, would later be the site of the murder of Dr. John Britton and James Barrett in 1994 and a firebombing in 2012.
  • March 29, 1993: Blue Mountain Clinic in Missoula, Montana; at around 1 a.m., an arsonist snuck onto the premises and firebombed the clinic. The perpetrator, a Washington man, was ultimately caught, convicted and imprisoned. The facility was a near-total loss, but all of the patients’ records, though damaged, survived the fire in metal file cabinets.[I 18][I 19][I 20]
  • May 21, 1998: Three people were injured when acid was poured at the entrances of five abortion clinics in Miami, Florida.[I 21]
  • October 1999: Martin Uphoff set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, causing US$100 worth of damage. He was later sentenced to 60 months in prison.[I 22]
  • May 28, 2000: An arson at a clinic in Concord, New Hampshire, resulted in several thousand dollars’ worth of damage. The case remains unsolved.[I 23][I 24][I 25] This was the second arson at the clinic.[I 26]
  • September 30, 2000: John Earl, a Catholic priest, drove his car into the Northern Illinois Health Clinic after learning that the FDA had approved the drug RU-486. He pulled out an ax before being forced to the ground by the owner of the building, who fired two warning shots from a shotgun.[I 27]
  • June 11, 2001: An unsolved bombing at a clinic in Tacoma, Washington, destroyed a wall, resulting in $6,000 in damages.[I 22][I 28]
  • July 4, 2005: A clinic Palm Beach, Florida, was the target of an arson. The case remains open.[I 22]
  • December 12, 2005: Patricia Hughes and Jeremy Dunahoe threw a Molotov cocktail at a clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana. The device missed the building and no damage was caused. In August 2006, Hughes was sentenced to six years in prison, and Dunahoe to one year. Hughes claimed the bomb was a “memorial lamp” for an abortion she had had there.[I 29]
  • September 11, 2006 David McMenemy of Rochester Hills, Michigan, crashed his car into the Edgerton Women’s Care Center in Davenport, Iowa. He then doused the lobby in gasoline and started a fire. McMenemy committed these acts in the belief that the center was performing abortions; however, Edgerton is not an abortion clinic.[I 30]Time magazine listed the incident in a “Top 10 Inept Terrorist Plots” list.[I 31]
  • April 25, 2007: A package left at a women’s health clinic in Austin, Texas, contained an explosive device capable of inflicting serious injury or death. A bomb squad detonated the device after evacuating the building. Paul Ross Evans (who had a criminal record for armed robbery and theft) was found guilty of the crime.[I 32]
  • May 9, 2007: An unidentified person deliberately set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia.[I 33]
  • December 6, 2007: Chad Altman and Sergio Baca were arrested for the arson of Dr. Curtis Boyd’s clinic in Albuquerque. Baca’s girlfriend had scheduled an appointment for an abortion at the clinic.[I 34][I 35]
  • January 22, 2009 Matthew L. Derosia, 32, who was reported to have had a history of mental illness[I 36] rammed an SUV into the front entrance of a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota.[I 37]
  • January 1, 2012 Bobby Joe Rogers, 41, firebombed the American Family Planning Clinic in Pensacola, Florida, with a Molotov cocktail; the fire gutted the building. Rogers told investigators that he was motivated to commit the crime by his opposition to abortion, and that what more directly prompted the act was seeing a patient enter the clinic during one of the frequent anti-abortion protests there. The clinic had previously been bombed at Christmas in 1984 and was the site of the murder of Dr. John Britton and James Barrett in 1994.[I 38]
  • April 1, 2012 A bomb exploded on the windowsill of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, resulting in a fire that damaged one of the clinic’s examination rooms. No injuries were reported.
  • April 11, 2013 A Planned Parenthood clinic in Bloomington, Indiana, was vandalized with an axe.[I 39]
  • September 4, 2015 A Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, Washington was intentionally set on fire. No injuries were reported due to the time of day, but the FBI was involved because of a history of domestic terrorism against the clinic.[I 40]
  • October 22, 2015 A Planned Parenthood clinic in Claremont, New Hampshire was vandalized by a juvenile intruder. Damaged in the attack were computers, furniture, plumbing fixtures, office equipment, medical equipment, phone lines, windows, and walls. The flooding that resulted from the vandalism also damaged an adjacent business.[I 41][I 42]

Anthrax threats

The first hoax letters claiming to contain anthrax were mailed to U.S. clinics in October 1998, a few days after the Slepian shooting; since then, there have been 655 such bioterror threats made against abortion providers. None of the “anthrax” in these cases was real.[I 7][I 43]

  • November 2001: After the genuine 2001 anthrax attacks, Clayton Waagner mailed hoax letters containing a white powder to 554 clinics. On December 3, 2003, Waagner was convicted of 51 charges relating to the anthrax scare.