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Despite Josh’s unsociable disposition, Donna had, over the years, worked on his manners. He smiled, he was courteous, he pretended to take on board the endless advice. Then, just as his facade was slipping, Donna would swoop in and save him. However, despite the ubiquitous fatigue with which he had pushed through the day, tonight’s smile was earnest. As he entered the party, a little later than everybody else - except the president, he spied his angelic, flaxen-haired daughter. Evie was the perfect miniature of his wife, dainty, with a youthful elegance, the apple of his eye. She had her hair swept up in a silky, pink ribbon. Not a turned head in the room could detract his attention, perhaps not even Donna, who watched happily as her conversation with Margaret came to a halt.

Josh took a plate of hors d’ouevres from the hands of a waiter. “For the most important woman in the room,” he proudly proclaimed, as he headed towards Evie, lowering himself to her height as she met his path. She beamed at him as he softly said, “Hey sweetheart.” Feeling the eyes of everyone else in the room upon them, Evie shyly replied, “Hi Daddy.” After offering her the plate of appetizers as though they were made just for her, he asked, “How’s the party?” Evie smiled at him, charmed by the way he gave her his absolute attention, vaguely aware of the significance of many other figures surrounding them. “Are you making any deals, tying any shoelaces together?” She giggled at Josh, who kept to her eye-level and replied, “Not yet,” while holding onto her smile. He then wrapped his arms around her and joked, “Keep working the room”, before kissing her neck affectionately. “I love you.” [original]

anonymous asked:

Tell ur people to stop destroying the fricken olive trees in Palestine. You guys are weird af Tryna destroy trees, what? Was killing and destroying people's homes not enough??????

Your olive trees, please. Israel entered the twenty first century with a net gain in trees, we have an entire holiday regarding trees and nature too. Meanwhile ya’ll destroyed entire, intact green houses in Gaza that Israel left when it pulled out of Gaza. 

Trees that are uprooted by contractors get replanted.

This is literally one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard Israel accused off. 

From the Myth vs Facts PDF on my common sense page

Approximately 99 percent of West Bank Palestinians are on the Palestinian side of the fence. Every effort is being made to exclude Palestinian villages from the area within the fence and no territories are being annexed. The land used in building the security fence is seized for military purposes, not confiscated, and it remains the property of the owner. Legal procedures are already in place to allow every owner to file an objection to the seizure of their land. In addition, Israel budgeted $22 million to compensate Palestinians for the use of their land.

 Israel is doing its best to minimize the negative impact on Palestinians in the area of construction and is providing agricultural passageways to allow farmers to continue to cultivate their lands, and crossing points to allow the movement of people and the transfer of goods. Moreover, property owners are offered compensation for the use of their land and for any damage to their trees. Contractors are responsible for carefully uprooting and replanting the trees. So far, more than 60,000 olive trees have been relocated in accordance with this procedure. 

  • Iris: Rule number one, let's not tell anyone so we can figure out what this is first.
  • Barry: Smart. Rule number two, let's not put labels on it. We're not boyfriend and girlfriend, we're just...murmzeep and jinglebin.
  • Iris: Great. Rule number three, let's not have sex right away.
  • Barry: (pause) Cool. Cool cool cool cool cool cool cool, no doubt no doubt no doubt no doubt. Good rule, no sex, good rule.

anonymous asked:

positivity pal here! do you have a favorite tv show, one that you can watch over and over again and never get sick of?

Ooh this is a good question! 

Definitely Parks and Rec. I’ve loved that show since the first episode and it will likely always be one of my favorites. 

Originally posted by juhutrallala

And probably Brooklyn 99 and The West Wing too. 

Originally posted by b99daily

Originally posted by fortdevereaux

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Scott Davies as the Phantom in West End

He has an impressive track record, starting as the u/s Phantom in the early 1990s, eventually becoming standby for Peter Cousens in 1997. Then the principal Phantom in the UK “Millennium Tour” in 1998-99 and in West End in 1999-2001. He returned as the standby in 2009, a position he still holds.

His Christines includes: Celinde Schoenmaker, Harriet Jones, Maria Coyne, Emmi Christensson, Lisa-Anne Wood, Ashleigh Fleming, Olivia Brereton, Sofia Escobar, Anna O’Byrne, Katy Treharne, Claire Doyle, Katie Hall, Tabitha Webb, Gina Beck, Zoë Curlett, Joanne Pullen, Katrina Murphy, Deborah Dutcher, Claire Louise Hammacott, Ana Marina, Charlotte Page, Meredith Braun and Lisa Waddingham Duby. Possibly also others!

signs as songs...
  • Aries: Victorious - P!ATD
  • Taurus: Chandelier - SIA
  • Gemini: Girls like Girls - Hayley Kiyoko
  • Cancer: Tear In My Heart - 21P
  • Leo: Kanye - The Chainsmokers
  • Virgo: Bitch I'm Madonna - Madonna
  • Libra: Girls/Girls/Boys - P!TAD
  • Scorpio: Monster (Specifically Nicki's Verse) - Kanye
  • Sagittarius: 679 - Fetty Wap
  • Capricorn: iTwerk - 99 Percent
  • Aquarius: Control - Halsey
  • Pisces: Love on Top - Beyonce
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Eugene, Oregon.

Circa 1957.

Top to bottom: Broadway looking west, Highway 99 North and Roosevelt Boulevard, Twin Oak Builders Supply Company.