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Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny  (1981)

anonymous asked:

Wolfstar au? Remus as a Starbucks barista Sirius hiring a flat nearby and going there everyday (Magic or not idc)

Oh I love this one. I wrote a little bit, and I might continue this story if people want me to. I’m a barista, so this honestly feels like home. Please enjoy the most cliche (and most realistic) coffeeshop meet cute ever.



The first time that Remus caught a glance at him, he’d over-steamed his milk. That shift being his first at bar and making drinks, it had taken him a minute to recall that the thing in his hand was a pitcher full of scalding hot liquid about to overflow. He hurriedly shut off the steamer wand, as he blushed and sheepishly continued making the stranger’s drink. He took a moment to glance back at the cup, ensuring he’d done everything correctly, before he popped the lid on to call out the order.

“Grande cascara latte for Cyrus?” Remus projected his voice through the bustling coffeeshop directly towards the stranger, who he’d been discreetly keeping an over-eager eye on since he’d ordered. He was surprised when the man didn’t move. He rechecked the hasty sharpie markings on the white cup before calling out the order a second time, with a little less confidence. This time Cyrus turned in slow realization, making his way to the counter.

“Thanks” it came softly from the handsome man with the stormy grey eyes that Remus was far too encapsulated by.

“Have a good one,” Remus replied, mechanically and quietly, distracted by the man and slightly saddened by the thought of him leaving, his eyes sinking to the counter.

“It’s Sirius by the way.” The handsome man took the barista by surprise, causing him to look back up suddenly enough to catch a, “Not Cyrus,” and a wink so small he wasn’t sure it had even happened.

The second time these two saw one another, Sirius had come solely for the purpose of attempting to cure what he’d officially dubbed “the worst hangover scientifically possible.” It had been a trying all-nighter with his best friend James, and after having just moved in to the flat across the street, this Starbucks was the only source of coffee he was currently capable of locating.

He didn’t recognize the cute barista from before until he peered at the cup he had taken up groggily to see the name “Cyrus” had been crossed out and replaced with “Sirius,” accompanied by a small smiley-face. He peered up from his coffee to see a fleeting glance followed by a blush and a sheepish smile. He knew he’d like the neighborhood.

It soon became a routine that the two would see one another every Wednesday afternoon, in no small part due to the (rather pricy) trial and error of Sirius, who had kept returning to the coffeeshop across the street every day until he knew when he could come in for a drink from his favorite barista. He always came when it was slow, always took a little longer thanking Remus for the drink, and somehow even managed to take his time putting the sleeve on his weekly latte just so he could stay an extra few seconds. Every employee working at that Starbucks had realized what was going on almost immediately, save Remus, of course.

So naturally, on a foggy day in April, Remus was the only one with no idea what was going on when Sirius accepted his latte more quickly than usual, only to sit down at one of the nearby tables, pull out a sketch pad, and begin to furiously draw. All of his coworker’s seemed less than surprised by this development, but it sent Remus on a train of thought that would have him distracted and messing up little things even after the mysterious Sirius had left.

It got to the point where he’d almost wiped up all the tables with the can of whipped cream instead of cleaner when he noticed it lying out on the table at which Sirius had situated himself. It was a beautiful sketch, of him smiling from underneath his work hat, clearly drawn over the course of Sirius’ time in the coffeeshop. Remus picked it up gently, as not to smudge the artwork, and peered at the careful sketchy strokes, put down by practiced hands. His eyes wandered around the picture until they settled on the signature in the lower right hand corner. Wait. That’s not a signature at all. It was a number: “867-5309.” Remus got the sense that this was the beginning of something amazing.

I want a jukebox musical called ‘Jenny’ where the entire soundtrack is made up of songs that have the name ‘Jenny’ in the title, that tells the story of how a guy becomes obsessed with a woman named Jenny after hearing that she’s ‘lose’ (’Jenny (867-5309) by Tommy Tutone), then he meets her he thinks he’s found his manic pixie dream girl (’Jenny’ by Walk the Moon’), then their relationship breaks down and he becomes controlling and angry and drives her away (’Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’ by  The Killers), then at the end of the musical, the woman who was by Jenny’s side throughout the whole awful relationship reveals that she was always in love with Jenny (’Jenny’ by Studio Killers) and they run off into the sunset having a happy lesbian ending

a compilation of things the boy sitting next to me in science has said within the expanse of this week

• they call me cream… cream cheese
• don’t be an enchilada with beans
• dude this armadillo needs an asshole
• I was trying to snipe you bro *proceeds to accidentally run over our teacher with a swivel chair*
• dude… potassium? isn’t that what they put in bananas?
• el chapo is hiding in the closet
• *smacked his best friend’s ass with a ping pong paddle when he leaned over to pick up something* bro I totally sniped you
• *full volume* 360 NO SCOPE
• yeah man I got a point off because I didn’t color it but I don’t care because colored pencils are for girls
• bro I’m gonna start a see through clothing line called “Joey’s big reveal”
• I’m not gay but I would fuck this armadillo
• what’s a romper it sounds like a drug
• our armadillo’s been catching all the lady armadillos
• señora and señorita go together so señor and señorit go together it’s common sense bro
• dude I said smash the bottle with APPRECIATION
• I haven’t screamed in a while
• *with complete seriousness* I’ve been in a physical fight two times (someone asks him with who) my brother (he then proceeds to start literally crying with laughter)
• I only like broccoli when it’s sneezing
• I’m just drawing rectangles dude stop me if I’m wrong
• this survey is asking if any teachers care about me. *starts cracking up* no one cares about me
• German people, aka the germish,
• I use alchohol 4 times per day
• (and one time his phone went off in class and it was a recording of himself singing 867-5309)

You can tell a lot about a person based on the music they listen to. Put your music on shuffle and list the first 10 songs and tag 10 random people you see on your dash. 

I was tagged by @harrystanslouis Thanks, Destiny!

This is one of my favorite things because it’s always different.

  1. Jenny (867-5309) - Tommy Tutone
  2. Lazy Days - The Flying Burrito Brothers
  3. Which Witch - Florence + the Machine
  4. Fixing A Hole - The Beatles
  5. Dr. Yang - Ben Folds
  6. The Weakness In Me - Joan Armatrading
  7. Crazy Love - Van Morrison
  8. Late - Ben Folds
  9. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  10. Drift Dive - The Antlers

tagging the first 10 urls on my dash:

@dimpled-halo @lifestyleofpj @parodiesofuktabloids @unintentionalarry @whiteknightonasteed @dictacontrion @twopoppies @kittenlipslouis @myownsparknow @moonblessd 

Bitchin’: A Salute to the 80’s

1. 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone
2. Abacab – Genesis
3. Africa – Toto
4. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
5. Bad – Michael Jackson
6. Back in Black – AC/DC
7. Ballerina Girl – Lionel Richie
8. Beat It – Michael Jackson
9. Call Me – Blondie
10. Cat People (Putting Out the Fire) – David Bowie
11. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
12. Centerfold – The J. Geils Band
13. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
14. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
15. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
16. Destroyer – The Kinks
17. Don’t Stand So Close to Me – The Police
18. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
19. Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
20. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
21. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
22. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) – Aerosmith
23. Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
24. Emotional Rescue – The Rolling Stones
25. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
26. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears
27. Everybody Wants You – Billy Squier
28. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
29. Faithfully – Journey
30. Fight Fire with Fire – Kansas
31. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
32. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Metallica
33. Forever Young – Alphaville
34. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
35. Funkytown – Lipps, Inc.
36. Hang Fire – The Rolling Stones
37. Heat of the Moment – Asia
38. Hell’s Bells – AC/DC
39. Higher Love – Steve Winwood
40. Hold on Loosely – .38 Special
41. Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran
42. (I Just) Died in Your Arms – Cutting Crew
43. I Love Rock N’ Roll – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
44. I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
45. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
46. In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
47. In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
48. Jack and Diane – John Mellencamp
49. Janie’s Got a Gun – Aerosmith
50. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
51. Jump – Van Halen
52. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
53. Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
54. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
55. Love Shack – The B-52’s
56. Lovesong – The Cure
57. Mad World – Tears for Fears
58. Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
59. Maniac – Michael Sembello
60. Money for Nothing – Dire Straits
61. Mr. Roboto – Styx
62. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
63. No Sleep Till Brooklyn – The Beastie Boys
64. One Night in Bangkok – Murray Head
65. Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes
66. Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
67. Pink Houses – John Mellencamp
68. Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
69. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
70. Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
71. Ride the Lightning – Metallica
72. Rhythm of Love – Yes
73. Rock the Casbah – The Clash
74. Rock You Like a Hurricane – The Scorpions
75. Running Down a Dream – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
76. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey
77. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
78. She’s a Beauty – The Tubes
79. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
80. Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
81. Super Freak – Rick James
82. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
83. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics
84. Synchronicity II – The Police
85. Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
86. Take on Me – a-ha
87. That’s All – Genesis
88. The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
89. The One I Love – R.E.M.
90. The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
91. The Stroke – Billy Squier
92. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
93. Tom Sawyer – Rush
94. Too Much Time on My Hands - Styx
95. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
96. Under Pressure – David Bowie and Queen
97. Underground – David Bowie
98. Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
99. Urgent – Foreigner
100. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
101. Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
102. Walk of Life – Dire Straits
103. We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
104. White Wedding – Billy Idol
105. You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
106. You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates
107. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – Dead or Alive
108. Your Love – The Outfield

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“They talked about the White Album on the way to school, but just as an excuse to stare at each other’s mouths. You’d think they were lip-reading” (Rowell 170).

  1. Jenny 867-5309 Tommy Tutone
  2. Harold Faltermeyer Axel F
  3. Bad Reputation Joan Jett
  4. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out The Smiths
  5. Everybody Hurts R.E.M.
  6. Age of Consent New Order
  7. Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
  8. Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas
  9. Love Song The Cure
  10. Lips Like Sugar Echo & the Bunnymen
  11. God Save The Queen The Sex Pistols
  12. Assimilate Skinny Puppy
  13. Take On Me A-ha
  14. Summer of ‘69 Bryan Adams
  15. Romeo & Juliet Dire Straits

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I read Rainbow Rowell’s fabulous YA novel, Eleanor & Park, for a project in my YA Literature in American Culture class, so I thought I’d share one of my artifacts for our final project.

If you haven’t read Eleanor & Park, go do it. Right now. And bring tissues.

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1. God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols 2. Assimilate - Skinny Puppy 3. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas 4. Something I Learned Today - Hüsker Dü 5. How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths 6. Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits 7. This Charming Man - The Smiths 8. Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys 9. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Divison 10. Rise Above - Black Flag 11. 867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone 12. Forever Young - Alphaville 13. Summer of ‘69 - Bryan Adams 14. Bad - U2 15. In Between Days - The Cure 16. Scarborough Fair/Canticle - Simon & Garfunkel 17. Helter Skelter - The Beatles 18. Rio - Duran Duran 19.. Who’s Johnny - El DeBarge 20. Bitchin’ Camaro - The Dead Milkmen 21. Alison - Elvis Costello 22. Steppin’ Out - Joe Jackson 23. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smith

 

Grammar & Style: Hyphen, En Dash, and Em Dash

Anonymous asked: What are the differences of -, –, and —? I’m a little confused. Thank you so mucccch!


There are three types of dashes you can use in writing:
  • Hyphen
  • En Dash
  • Em Dash


1) Hyphens are a single dash (-) used to create compound words, like good-natured, or yellow-bellied. They can also be used to separate groups of numbers, such as a phone number (867-5309), and to attach a prefix or suffix to a word, like ex-husband or president-elect. Sometimes they are used to emphasize pronunciation, such as, “Oh, Hannah! That was GLOR-ius, hon-ey!”

2) En dashes are also a single dash, but with a space before and after it ( - ). These are used to show a range between things, such as years (1865 - 1963), temperatures (70 - 80 degrees), months (June - August), even places (New York - San Francisco). Generally, anytime you would use a “to” or “through” to indicate a range. (“I’ll be out of town June through August.” “I’ll be out of town June - August.”)

3) Em dashes are a double dash (–) signify an interruption. They can be used to interrupt a sentence to interject related information (“One of the best things about Forestville in September–aside from the cooler weather–is that there aren’t many tourists.”)  They can also be used to indicate an interruption to dialogue:

“If I’ve told you once–”

“You’ve told me a thousand times, blah blah, I know.”

Em dashes can also be used to show an omission (“Go to the store and talk to Mrs. S– about sending a letter to the town of M–.”) Sometimes interruptions and omissions end with a question mark. (“Isn’t the lack of tourists one of the best things about F–?" "Haven’t I told you already that–?”)