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My friend learned the hard way to not answer the door to late night trick-or-treaters

by reddit user manen_lyset

We all have that one friend who’s not into the holidays. You know the one: won’t decorate, won’t dress up, won’t wish you a happy -whatever day it is-, and, though he’ll reluctantly agree to come to your themed party, he’ll stay in the back and scowl the whole time. In most cases, the hate is directed at just one holiday, whether it be Valentines, Christmas, Easter, or, hell, even arbor day. My friend Patrick? He hated Halloween with every fiber of his being.

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Hello Tumblr friends! This post is specifically for people in Berkeley/the Bay Area, but Animal Planet’s coming to film us on Saturday and an $8 donation to Palomacy gets you one of these chubby pigeon pins (or $15 for 2)! They’re custom designed by @birdhism and measure 1.25" across. Miu approves 😊

They want people to stop by and ask questions, so you could be on TV!! An online fundraising site will be set up soon, too.

Details: This Saturday 8/26, 3:30-5 PM on the UC Berkeley Campus (Upper Sproul Plaza). Hope to see some of you there 😊

I’m sitting here doing psych work and I just read yet another statement on how kids and students are overweight because of TV and video games keeping them from going outside and I just sat back in realization because like….

8 or 9 times out of 10, I’m not outside because of homework. Not TV and video games.

I get back from class, two in the afternoon, and I’m either so exhausted that I don’t want to do anything physical or I have so much homework that I can’t get outside before its dark.

Elementary school kids spend from 8 am to 3:30 pm in school (where I’m from), and by second grade are bringing home at least an hour of homework (based on the dozens of kids I work with over the school year). Say they come home, take half an hour to grab a snack and relax before doing an hour of homework. By the time they’re done, its five o'clock. Six is dinner time in my house, and I imagine its similar elsewhere (America centric but thats the school system I’m talking about)

That’s MAYBE an hour of playtime outside, if they dont have chores and if it isn’t already dark out, like it is in the late fall and winter. And yeah, they could do their homework at night. But I know my parents were strict about getting it done before dinner, and I’m sure a lot of other parents are the same way.

Don’t even get me started on middle and highschool. I didn’t even see the sun during musical season.

College? You run to and from class for anywhere from two to six hours a day and then you have homework, jobs, and you have to eat and sleep somewhere in there.

No wonder kids and young adults are sitting down in front of the TV or video games. We’re too exhausted mentally to do anything else.

Video games and tech aren’t the problem here. It’s school and the excessive amount of homework dumped on kids every damn day.

Lay With Me

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! A little smutty something for you guys. I didn’t put a specific character for this so I’m letting your imagination run wild with this smutty fic. Enjoy as always and happy reading!

Warnings: Smut (unsafe smut), swearing

Word Count: 1273

(gifs not mine, credits to the owners)

You laid on your stomach, scrolling on your phone as you waited for him to get home, wanting the feel of his skin against you, his lips, his embrace, everything. You sighed. You weren’t a fan really of him going home at late hours even though you don’t really sleep early as well but you wanted to just cuddle for a longer time until you fall asleep. You were starting to fall asleep but you fought it in hopes he might come home any time now. You looked over to your nightstand, the clock flashing 8:30 pm. You considered to take a few minutes of nap just because you were tired and your eyes felt too heavy for some reason.

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PLANNING YOUR WEEK

Start early!

  • Planning your week should start Saturday night. The week officially begins on Sunday, and Saturday night is the day to figure out everything that will be happening. By doing this, you do not have to spend meaningless time on the Sunday which commences your week with tasks such as planning. Everything should already be planned.

Find out what is on your plate for the upcoming week

  • Look at your school’s portal, or the syllabus, whatever your instructors use to inform you of tests, quizzes, essays and other assessments. Write down what is coming up this week!!! Know everything there is to know about what will be on your plate.

Use color

  • Color is an extremely effective categorization tool. It can allow you to distinguish between tests, quizzes, essays, homework assignments, extracurricular activities, health, personal activities, and more. Assign a color to each subsection of your plan, and create a key so you’re aware of what’s happening. Stay true to this color key, and don’t stray from it.

Prioritize

  • Your plan should feature the most important things to complete and the least important. However, your plan should also establish a general understanding of the ranking system these assignments fall under. If you have a very important test coming up which will count for a large portion of your grade, it should be featured earlier in and stressed more clearly in your plan. Utilize highlighters to clarify the importance level of different assignments.

Make time parameters

  • Making a plan is very important, but assigning time blocks to the plan is arguably even more important. Consider what you do every day after school. Think about how much you do after every day, and at what times you will be doing homework. Consider the length of time it takes to complete each assignment. Then, assign time blocks to each assignment. For example, you could assign “English Essay” for 4 pm - 6 pm, then “Break” from 6 pm - 6:30 pm, then “Math Worksheet” from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. This will keep you on track and going to sleep at a reasonable time.

Leave time for fun

  • It cannot be all school all the time - it is not healthy or conducive to effective living. Leave time for fun and breaks. This can manifest in reading a nice book in between assignments, or planning a hangout session with friends during the week. You only get one childhood, and you can NOT spend the entirety of it in academic mania.

Feature your extracurriculars and appointments

  • When you plan out everything, you have to include e v e r y t h i n g. This means that you must feature any meetings you have for extracurricular commitments, doctors appointments, personal appointments and more. This will ensure your plan is truly accurate.

Make copies!!!

  • Put your plan EVERYWHERE. There should be a copy in your planner, a copy in your bullet journal (if you have one), a copy on your desk, a copy on your mirror, and more. Put the plan anywhere you look often, and anywhere it won’t be drowned by other things.

U S E I T

  • Do not ignore the plan, now that you’ve spent all this time making it. Put it to good use! Keep it with you. Love it, learn it, and make it again next Saturday.
  • Pete: Tu es belle mon petit chou!! (You are beautiful my little cabbage!!)
  • Patrick: mille fois je t’aime (A thousand times I love you)
  • Andy and Joe, probably: Whatever it is it's gay
blush | school series 2

characters: you x jihoon

summary: an accumulation of moments with a sweet and easily red jihoon

quote: “you’re mine”

school series: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

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Missing: Ronald Tammen, Jr. 

Ronald Tammen, Jr. was a 19-year-old student at Miami University in Oxford Ohio when he disappeared. 

On April 19th, 1953, Ron was in his dorm at Fisher Hall. At 8:30 PM, Ron went to the dorm Mom to get bed sheets that he had requested earlier in the day, then he went back to his room to study psychology. When his roommate returned later around 10PM, Tammen was nowhere to be found. The radio was playing, Ron’s desk light was on, and his psychology book was open on his desk. His wallet, clothing, and car keys were still in the room, and his car was in the parking lot where he left it. His money in his bank account went unclaimed. Though it was snowing outside, he did not take his coat. When his roommate found him gone, he originally did not report him missing because he figured he went to spend the night at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity where he pledged. He was finally reported missing the next day when he didn’t return. Ron has never been seen again.

This case gets a little weird as Ron had specifically requested new sheets because someone had put a dead fish in his bed earlier that day. A few weeks before, he went to a doctor’s office, and randomly asked to have his blood type tested. The place he was residing- Fisher Hall- was the former site of a mental asylum, leading some to believe something paranormal happened to him. Theories of Ron’s disappearance range from abduction to amnesia, to ghostly activity, or even his fraternity or the government being involved, but authorities say there is no evidence leading them to believe anything concrete.  

When Ron went missing he was 5′10″, and 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He had a muscular build, and was on the wrestling team at his university.

Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact Butler County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 785-1300.

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4.10.2017 // 8:30 PM

8/100 days of productivity

More maths and essay writing sessions today. It’s exhausting, but I think it’ll be worth it! I finished my important modern history homework (I have to watch a movie for the last part) and got some results that I have some mixed feelings about…

To celebrate hitting 4k Instagram followers and all of your general awesomeness, some pals of mine and I are planning an amazing sleepover party that we want you to be a part of! Friday night at 8:30 pm EST join us in an in character livestream for games and general silliness.
In turn, tell me what platform you’d like to see it on? Instagram live, Facebook live, YouTube live, etc?
See ya Friday night, gems! ♡


@gothamdream as Jasper & @yessometimespracticallyperfect as Peridot.