Description: When Camila hosts a viewing part for the season 1 premiere of Riverdale, the reader find out that the fans ship her and Cole together on and off screen. So she decides to have some fun with it.
Chemistry isn’t something you can fake no matter how good of
an actress or actor you are. You either have it or you don’t and I’ve yet to
find to a way to create it if it’s just not there.
I’m pretty sure the main reason I got my job on Riverdale
was because of the chemistry I had with my co-star, Cole Sprouse. I auditioned
for the role of a girl who played his character Jughead’s love interest on the
show, so it was important to the casting director that whoever played this
character got along with Cole.
Cole was in the room reading lines with the people
auditioning for the role and it became inherently obvious within the first 20
seconds that we had great chemistry and similar interests.
I walked into the room wearing dark wash jeans and a black
and white flannel with white converse. Cole stood up straight off of the table
he was leaning against and looked me up and down. He too was wearing dark wash
jeans and a black and white flannel with white converse, though he made it look
one hundred times better than I did.
Cole broke out in a grin and chuckled. “I like your style…” he
trailed off not knowing my name.
“(Y/N),” I supplied him with a smile of my own. “And thank
you I like yours as well. Great minds think alike and I have a great one,” I said
with a wink.
The people in the room all let out a laugh at my response. Cole
walked up to me and reached a hand out. “Well nice to meet you (Y/N) I’m Cole
Sprouse and I’ll be one of your co-stars if you get this role.”
I firmly grasped his reached out hand and shook it firmly. “Nice
to meet you too Cole though I already knew your name. I don’t live under a
And the rest as they say is history. I got a call the next day saying I got the
part and showed up to set the following week. That was a year ago.
Me: Awake at 3:21 in the morning tearing open the package of a fiber brownie with my teeth while a 32 ounce mug of water overflows in the middle of the sink. I am calculating subtle, pinpoint data to determine the Best Dark Souls Builds possible. I am not good at dark souls.
1: why does my cat like to chew on plastic?
2: why does my boyfriend not like the BoM soundtrack?
3: what do I do if I’m having a severe mental breakdown and can’t do anything to stop myself from doing bad things?
4: how much is a 32 ounce bag of M&Ms
5: if I make 17.35 an hour, can I afford rent in a small apartment in ——? I don’t want my fiancé to worry about it
Amazon is a really great place to buy things in bulk or get items you could otherwise not really acquire, sometimes directly from witchy sellers! I shop from there all the time. These are some things I recommend:
(These are prices and items current at the date of my posting. I will update later if needed. Also, if you like this, please let me know, I’m thinking about starting a website/store for these and more items.)
So, lately I’ve been trying to jump into the whole sheet mask craze; I love the idea of sheet masks: they’re fast, easy, you get to look like a serial killer for twenty minutes, plus they offer a hell of a moisture boost for your skin. I moisturize regularly with natural plant oils, so my skin is really well-balanced and I rarely have problems with dry skin, but now that I’m heading into my next decade, I’d like to add an intense moisture treatment into my skincare routine a few times a week. However, it’s really difficult to find sheet masks without alcohols and all the various sorts of chemicals I avoid in my skincare (I’m a crunchy hippy like that). I finally tracked down some organic ones with just a few ingredients, all plant extracts…only they were $45 for six single use masks. I make $12.50 an hour, so that’s not fucking happening, especially since I want to use these masks a few times a week.
I finally settled on making my own. You can buy dry sheet masks (e-bay is your friend here) and then just soak them in whatever solution you want; that way you can control every ingredient that goes into them. I stumbled across a recipe online that I’ve used several times now and really like, so I thought I’d share it here. There are only three ingredients, but you can of course add essential oils or other ingredients if you like:
1 tbs. rosewater
1tbs. vegetable glycerin
1 tsp. aloe vera gel*
Just whisk everything together in a bowl for a couple of seconds to make sure it’s blended, soak your mask in it, spread it on your face, then sit back and relax for 20 minutes.
If you’ve never used vegetable glycerin before, be aware that when you take off the mask, you might feel somewhat sticky. You can either wash off the extra solution on your face or massage it in. I massage it in a little, and then just spread my moisturizer on top of it and I really don’t feel the stickiness anymore. Glycerin is a humectant that will help to actually draw moisture into your skin, which is why you put a moisturizer on over the top of it, to lock in all that dewiness so you can wake up in the morning with fresh, glowing skin. I find that my moisturizer absorbs better when I use this sheet mask beforehand.
*Do NOT use the ‘aloe vera’ you buy at your grocery store that’s bright blue/green; this is more chemical than aloe vera. I use Lily of the Desert, which comes in both a plastic squeeze bottle as a clear gel or in a big brown bottle that has even fewer additives (and cost me like $8 for 32 ounces, so it will last forever). If you have an aloe plant, even better, but if not, just buy a brand that’s 99% aloe and has few additives.
As always, especially if your skin is sensitive, remember to spot test. Also, because this is very moisturizing and consequently kind of heavy, ease your skin into it to make sure you don’t break out; start out using it just once a week, and then increase frequency if you like/feel you need to.
5 slices hardwood smoked bacon
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
½ cup (~4 stalks) celery, chopped
1 cup (1 small) yellow onion, chopped
1-2 serrano peppers
2 cans (15 ounces each) chili beans in medium (or spicy) sauce
1 can (15 ounces) chili beans in mild sauce
2 (28 ounces each) cans petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (6 ounces) can tomato paste
2 pounds (32 ounces) ground beef chuck
1 pound (16 ounces) Italian sausage
In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove on to a paper towel lined plate and dab off the excess grease. Set aside.
Reserve the bacon grease in the skillet.
Remove the stem and seeds from the red pepper. Chop. Remove the stem and seeds from the green pepper and chop.
Chop the celery. Remove the peel of the onion and chop. (My husband HATES onions and could not detect them in the chili – chop super fine as they add a lot of flavor!)
Chop the serrano pepper and remove the seeds if desired – leave them in for extra heat.
Add the chopped red pepper, green pepper, celery, onion, and serrano pepper to the skillet with the reserved bacon grease. Saute the veggies over medium heat until tender. Transfer to the crockpot.
Add in the three cans of chili beans (undrained and do not rinse), petite diced tomatoes, and tomato paste to the crockpot.
In the same skillet used to cook the bacon and veggies, cook the ground beef chuck (better flavor and texture than regular ground beef) and Italian sausage until no longer pink over medium heat. Stir that into the slow cooker.
Add all the seasonings to the crockpot. Crumble up the bacon (or chop) into very small pieces and stir that in the crockpot.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Enjoy with fresh cilantro, sour cream and cheddar cheese.
In response to requests from family, friends and Muslim patients I am sharing some advice for Ramadan.
Please like and share if you find the advice useful
1. If you are a big coffee drinker and was not able to taper coffee in the weeks before Ramadan - try drinking coffee during suhoor. Just be ware that the caffeine can dehydrate you if taken in excess. Coffee withdrawal headache will be the worst in the first week
2. Avoid too many sweets/carbs during suhoor- they will make you thirsty and you will get hungrier sooner- shoot for high protein foods, fava beans, low fat cheeses, eggs. Fresh vegetables and fruits during suhoor will give you potassium which will make fasting easier. Good foods are bananas, cucumbers, avocados and most other fruits/vegetables.
3. Avoid a large portion of food (especially carbohydrate rich foods) during Iftar time- break your fast with dates per Islamic tradition as it will give you much needed energy and nutrients. When you feast for Iftar- blood will rush to your stomach and you will find little or no energy to pray. In addition- your sugar will likely drop further hours later and you will find you need to compensate by overeating. small regular meals are ideal. eat slowly to help your body digest the food better.
4. Avoid heavy meals/sauces with lots of salt as they will make you thirsty. Make sure you drink anywhere between 32-64 ounces of water a day (1-2 liters). fill a water bottle of this size to make sure you have reached your goal.
5. If you exercise regularly- you can still exercise during Ramadan- just avoid doing it earlier in the day since you may get more dehydrated as the day goes on. you can exercise in the 1-2 hrs before Iftar- and if you cannot do that- then exercise at least 2 hours after iftar. void exercising immediately after Iftar.
6. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic or taking regular medications throughout the day- remember YOU DO NOT NEED to fast. If you are inclined to fast, ask your doctor is fasting is right for you. If you take once daily medications such as blood pressure medications- you can take them once during iftar or suhoor. twice daily medications can be given with suhoor and iftar respectively. (this may be different with different medications so make sure you speak to your doctor).
7. Fish are generally are nutritious- but avoid eating them during su7oor because it will make you drink a lot of water.
8. Good sources of carbohydrates are those that are digested more slowly- wholegrain bread, brown rice, quinoa, beans. white bread/rice and sweets are digested faster and are likely to make you hungrier in the hours that follow. If you need something sweet- go for fruits. if you crave a ramadan treat- have a very small amount and eat it very slowly.
9. Avoid frying your foods and using excessive oil. Bake your foods instead. Try to concentrate on seasoning with fresh herbs and lemon which are useful for the body rather than focusing on the butter and salt.
10. Remember - Ramadan is not about food, its about self discipline and worship. Don’t let unhealthy eating traditions/habits get in the way.
Ramadan Kareem- share if you find the advice useful. and don’t forget to keep us all in your prayers.
Hoda Eltomi, MD Family Doctor. Harvard Vanguard Clinical instructor- Harvard Medical School
Impress your PNMs with some easy, yet refreshing beverages for recruitment and your bid day celebration! Serve tasty and super simple mocktails at your next sisterhood social or alumnae luncheon. Non-alcoholic doesn’t need to be boring sodas, plain ice tea, or water. Mix it up with these sorority sugar FAVE beverages!
Arnold Palmer: Combine lemonade and ice tea. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lemon.
Shirley Temple: Bring back childhood memories with this classy virgin drink. Mix ginger ale, a splash of orange juice and a drizzle of grenadine. Garnish with a lime, maraschino cherry and a cute straw.
Sparkling Raspberry Tea: Mix equal parts brewed ice tea, raspberry (or cran-raspberry) juice and sparkling water together. Garnish with raspberries, lemon slices, lime slices and/or fresh mint leaves.
Bubbly Lemonade: Give your basic sorority lemonade a little pizzaz by mixing lemonade concentrate with sparkling water instead of still water. Variation: add a bit of 7-up to your regular lemonade. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and a sprig on mint.
Sparkling Cranberry Punch: Combine 1 thawed can (6 ounces) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, 1 chilled bottle (32 ounces) cranberry juice cocktail and 2 chilled cans (12 ounces each) ginger ale. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Multiply quantities for a large group.
Pink Grapefruit Splash: Mix 6 teaspoons of grenadine with 1 ½ cups pink grapefruit juice for one drink (multiply for serving many guests.) Pour over ice or blend for a frozen drink. Garnish with lime slices.
Green Tea Lemonade: Combine brewed green tea, fresh squeezed lemons & water, (or pre-made lemonade.) Add sugar to taste. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Cucumber Lime Spritzer: In a pitcher mix 2 12-ounce cans of club soda, 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice and one cucumber thinly sliced. Multiply the recipe for serving a large group. This is a refreshing alternative to plain water for your ice water teas.
Mock Appletini: Combine ½ apple juice, ¼ lemon juice and ¼ simple syrup. Add an apple slice for garnish.
White Grape Sparkler: Combine ¾ white grape juice with ¼ cold sparkling water. Pour over ice and garnish with some fresh grapes and mint.
Sunny Swirl: Combine ¾ orange juice with ¼ lemonade and pour over crushed ice. Variation: add club soda for fizz. Garnish with an orange slice.
Peach Fizz: Mix one part orange juice, one part ginger ale and peace juice to taste (approx. ¼ ratio to other liquids.) Garnish with a fresh peach slice.
TIPS: Rim cups with sugar for drinks that could use a sweet touch. When making drinks for a large group, adjust your ingredient ratios to taste! Bottoms up! xoxo ;)
Request: An au where they meet in a coffee shop that the reader owns and James keeps coming back for the “great service and excellent coffee” – REQUESTS ARE OPEN (I’ll also do ships)
Pairing: James x Reader
(Y/N)- your name (Y/L/N)- your last name (Y/H/C) - your hair color(Y/E/C)- your eye color
You unlocked the café door trudging through the dark empty room towards the back, shrugging your jacket off in the process. You walked into the staff room, flicking on the light and swapping your coat for a apron hanging from the wall. You glanced around, searching for a spare hair tie as you noticed you had forgotten yours at home that morning. Your (y/e/c) eyes landed on one sitting beside the time clock which you quickly grabbed, pulling your (y/h/c) hair into a messy bun. With a quick look in the full length mirror, you gave a smile of approval and made your way out to open up.
It was nearly six in the morning, and since you had been up since five you decided you had earned the largest cup of coffee you could find. Besides, no one ever comes in until around six thirty, you had time to mess around for a bit. You began to hum to yourself as you fired up the espresso machine, jumping slightly when you heard the familiar chime that announced the arrival of a customer.
“Welcome to The Leaky Cauldron Café, how may I help you?” You recited, turning to face the customer, your breath catching for a brief moment at the man in front of you.
He stood at easily 6'1, and had the build of an athlete. His dark hair was extremely messy, sticking up in random spots. His bright hazel eyes were clouded with sleep, as he rubbed at them with his gloved hands. He yawned loudly, apologizing as he glanced at the menu.
“Can I get the biggest cup of your strongest coffee, and whatever hot food you’ve got in there? I’ve been up all night working on this essay and no one else is open, oh is it okay if I finish my essay here? The library kicked me out last night, and then the power went out at the dorms, and I just have to finish this before noon,” he rambled, his voice deep and raspy.
“Yeah, sure thing. We have the WiFi passwords posted at each table, its butterbeer by the way, which is incidentally the drink you just ordered,” you laughed, grabbing the ‘guzzler’ cup that holds 32 ounces of coffee and a sharpie. “Name?”
“James, James Potter,” he replied, a small smile tugging on his lips. “And yours?”
“(Y/N) (Y/L/N),” you supplied, quickly marking his name down on the cup before turning to begin making his drink as well as one of your own. “What’s the essay on, if you don’t mind me asking?”
“Marijuana and the effects it has on the human brain,” he laughed when you turned to him with a look of shock. “Med school student.”
“That makes sense, do you guys have test subjects or do you just go off of previously recorded data?” You inquired, genuinely curious.
“We have test -” James began, but was abruptly cut off by the voice of a new customer. You hadn’t even realized someone had entered, too bust talking to hear the bell.
“I have five minutes to get to work and I need a coffee. Now.” The stranger snapped, slapping a five dollar bill on the counter.
“I’ll get right on that sir,” you beamed, putting on the best customer friendly face you could muster. You turned to James giving him an apologetic look. “Do you mind waiting a moment while I get this mans order done?”
“Not at all (y/n),” James gave you an apologetic smile of his own, glaring at the side of the customers head slightly.
“Hey! I’m not giving you my money just so you can stand around talking! I want to speak to the owner!” The stranger screamed, going red in the face.
“Sir, I am the owner. You rudely interrupted, and demanded that I finish your coffee before this man, who was here before you might I add,” you hissed, all attempts at being civil were thrown out of the window. “You will not come into my shop and treat me or my customers with such disrespect, please take your money and leave.”
The man growled, red faced as he snatched his money up and stalked out of the café making sure he slammed the door on his way out. You huffed, turning back to the coffee machine as you began to prepare the butterbeer once again when you heard a soft laugh behind you that quickly turned into loud laughter. You turned back around, hands on your hips with a small smile threatening to break your cold look.
“You just made my day,” he marveled, placing one hand on his stomach as he continued to laugh. “Do you always treat people like him with such badassness?”
“Badassness? I don’t even think that’s a word,” you teased, laughing yourself. “I try to treat them the same as all of my customers, but some days I’m just too tired to deal. Especially considering I haven’t had my coffee yet.”
“You haven’t had a cup yet?” He inquired, eyebrows raised. “Its six in the morning, you own a coffee shop and you still haven’t had the coffee.”
“I’ve been a bit busy,” you shrugged, finish up his cup of coffee before starting your own. “That’ll be $3.71.”
“That’s it? For all of that?” His shock was evident, causing you to laugh loudly.
“Yeah, that’s it, I try not to over price my coffees like every other café, which ends up bringing in more customers so I make up the amount of money otherwise lost.” You explain, your (y/e/c) eyes lighting up in amusement as he gapes at you.
“You’ve just found a new regular.” He promised, taking an appreciative gulp letting out a low moan at the taste.
For nearly three weeks James returned daily, sometimes multiple times a day and others staying for multiple hours working on an essay or just keeping you company between orders. Halloween was rolling around and he was currently helping you decorate, occasionally lifting you to hang something on the ceiling since neither of you were tall enough to reach it on your own.
“So (y/n), what are you doing for Halloween?” He wondered, drawing a broom on one of the tiny pumpkins sitting on a table.
“I’m going to sit here and hand out candy to any kids that drop by, and then I’m going to go home and have a horror movie marathon with Jasper.” You replied, becoming confused when he stiffened at your words.
“Oh right, well I hope you have fun with Jasper.” He muttered, his voice clipped and cold.
“Jasper is my dog, James,” you smirked, watching the blush creep up his neck to his face.
“Oh, yes, right,” he responded, clearing his throat slightly. “Would you maybe want to join me for a halloween party around midnight?”
“I’d love to Potter,” you beamed, throwing a piece of crumpet at him when he winked at you.
As the month drug on, you became more restless about the party. Was it a date? Would you be meeting his friends? Were the two of you going as just friends? Did you need to dress up? Your relentless questions were put on hold as you heard the familiar chime of the door.
“Welcome to the-” you began, but were quickly cut off by the sound of an exasperated voice.
“Padfoot wait!” You heard rather than saw, James calling after who you assume was padfoot. The tall long haired boy stood in front of you, a smirk on his lips.
“So you’re the girl that’s gotten our dear Prongs all lovey dovey all the time,” the man spoke with a posh accent, eyes glinting with humor.
“Prongs? I’m so confused, who are you?” You asked, glancing between ‘padfoot’ and James who was now standing in front of her glaring daggers at the man beside him.
“I’m Sirius Black, James best mate, and James here is our dearest Prongs. All he ever talks about anymore is the cute coffee shop owner with the (y/h/c) hair and entrancing (y/e/c) eyes and the way she’s so sarcastic but sweet and delicate but could be extremely rough and vicious if provoked and oh she’s just so perfect,” Sirius teased, earning a punch on the shoulder from James.
“I never said that, I just I come here for the killer coffee and the great service,” James mumbled, looking everywhere except at you causing you to smirk.
“That’s too bad, I was hoping that Halloween invitation was a date thing. But if you only come for the coffee, I guess its safe to assume that was a ‘as friends’ invitation?” You sighed, putting on the saddest look you could muster without bursting into giggles.
“What?” James exclaimed, eyes snapping to you as he processed what you were hinting at. “Do you like me too?”
“Mate, you just told her you liked her,”
Sirius laughed, earning yet another punch from James.
“Yeah James, I do like you. Took you long enough to figure it out,” you teased, blushing furiously when James leans over the counter pressing his lips to yours softly before pulling back abruptly.
“Shit, sorry I shouldn’t have I just -” he began to ramble but was cut short when you reached over and grabbed the collar of his shirt between your fingers and leaning over to attach your lips to his once more.
You felt him begin to move his lips against yours, running his tongue along your bottom lip after a moment. You quickly parted your lips, letting his tongue roam your mouth before you bit his lip slightly earning a low groan from him. The two of you jumped apart suddenly when you heard Sirius clear his throat.
“Save that for when you’re both alone, would ya?” Sirius laughed, sending both of you a wink causing you to roll your eyes.
“Yeah, okay okay,” you giggled, looking into James eyes again.
“Will you be my girlfriend?” He nearly shouted, causing you all to jump in surprise as he burned with embarrassment.