Holiday-season

Reasons the aliens might think we’re strange

“It’s the coldest time of year!  I’ve just killed one of the biggest forms of plant life on my planet – a rather small specimen, mind you; one that fits in a car – and brought it inside my home.”

“I will now hang various things of an aesthetically pleasing nature on it, and employ technology that makes it look like it’s burning with oddly-colored embers.”

“I will nail footwear over the house’s heating station.  I will put food and small luxury items in the footwear.”

“I will play music that, at any other time of year, would make me plug my ears and screech.”

“I will consume a liquid made of eggs, sprinkled with something that is hallucinogenic in high doses.  I will not use a high dose.  But I may add a mild poison, for recreational purposes.”

“I will sit with my egg-drink next to my simulated forest fire while the restricted music plays, and remark that this is my favorite time of year.”

“Then a month from now the tree will have been taken by the garbage collectors, and I’ll be complaining that the weather is cold and I can’t wait for springtime already.”

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Last week was our third anniversary - I can’t believe it’s been three years already! Unlike last year, we were together this time (the pains of long distance relationships across borders!) so I wore something pretty to go out for dinner and drinks with my Moosh. We look some photos in Cubbon Park before the light faded and then strolled over to Social for cocktails and the arguably the best poutine in Bangalore. I felt rather festive in my burgundy velvet skirt and snowflake stockings from Tabbisocks - ‘tis the season after all! The best thing about anniversaries around Christmas is how joyous and festive everything is all around. I might post some photos from our Christmas celebrations later - we managed to dish up a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings but forgot to get any pics of it! In the meantime, I hope y’all are having a joyous, restful and much needed winter break ♥

Wearing

New Look frill top {Similar}✶ New Look quilted velvet skirt ✶ Tabbisocks Snowflake socks ✶ ASOS suede clogsBoohoo circle bag

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No matter how you celebrate the season, may it be full of love, light and peace for you all and for those you hold dear to your hearts. Tell those around you how much you love them… not just at this time of year but every chance you get.  Just tell them.  Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël , Fröhliche Weihnachten, Feliz navidad… happy, happy holidays to all… xoxo

shoutout to abuse victims and people with ptsd who are forced to live with the source of their trauma.

shoutout to people who have to see their abuser(s) every day.

shoutout to people who dread the holiday season because they have to see their abuser(s).

shoutout to you folks. your trauma is valid and i hope you can get away very soon. stay safe.

Thought I’d share with you all something I posted on my personal Instagram (@arielmermaid02)!
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*What to order at Starbucks!*☕️
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Do you love peppermint mochas like I do? Well I’ve perfected my perfect coffee order to get the closest thing to a peppermint mocha, without breaking the money or calorie bank. A grande size only has 60 calories, 5g net carbs, and 3g of sugar! Definitely hard to keep the sugar that low at Starbucks.
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This generally costs me around $3, compared to the $4-5 a peppermint mocha would cost. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Merry Christmas Everyone!~

I just want to thank everyone for visiting, following, or just supporting my blog in general! I’m really thankful for how my blog has been able to grow and help others so this really means a lot to me. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Merry Christmas!

~Christmas Vocab~
크리스마스 (keu ri seu ma seu) Christmas
휴일 (hyoo il) holiday(s)
겨울 방학 (hyeo wool bang hak) Winter vacation
머그 (meo geu) mug
별 (byeol) star
장식 (jang sik) decoration(s)
가족 (ga jok) family
사랑 (sa rang) love
따뜻함 (dda ddeut ham) warmth

산타 클로스
(san ta keul lo seu)
Santa Claus

크리스마스 트리
(keu ri seu ma seu teu ri)
Christmas tree

메리 크리스마스
(mae ri keu ri seu ma seu)
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Stay safe and stay warm ☺🎅🏻🎄🎁

Hogwarts House Hannukah Aesthetic
  • Gryffindor: the feeling of gathering in front of the menorah with your family, singing Al Hanissim in front of the menorah, when the filling of the sufgania drips from the corner of your mouth, seeing other menorahs through the window, menorah decorating contest, unwrapping the chocolate coins
  • Hufflepuff: seeing the candles melt, unwrapping your present, the sizzling sound of latkes frying, the contrast of the snow and the menorah, the menorah when all the lights are out, spinning the dreidel too fast
  • Ravenclaw: the warm feeling in your heart when you hear the shehecheyanu before lighting the candles, hearing and telling the story of hannukah (and the dreidel) to younger members of your family, the feeling in your mouth after giving the latke a bite, creative menorahs, eating oily food and drinking warm tea
  • Slytherin: seeing all 8 candles lit up on the last night, getting a present for each day of the week, winning the chocolate coins when playing spin the dreidel, sufganiot fresh from the oven, warming your hands with the menorah, hannukah wrapping paper