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Dubnyk's success didn't come easy
It wasn't that long ago that Minnesota Wild sensation Devan Dubnyk was toiling away in the minors while struggling to get his game in shape. But just look at him now.

“I wasn’t dumb. I mean, if I truly thought I would have had an opportunity, I wouldn’t have gone anywhere. But it had been such an insane season and I had a 10-month-old son at home. I hadn’t seen him for 10 weeks. I’m practicing with six guys every day in Brossard,” Dubnyk said of the Habs’ practice facility. “There’s more important things I need to be doing in my life right now, and that’s being a dad. The Canadiens were awesome about it. I just told them I had to go see my son and my wife.”

“I didn’t do myself any favors, I wasn’t exactly knocking any pucks down,” he said. “I’ll never forget those first 4-5 games. I remember the days between games, I felt sick. We’d be on the road and I would go to a movie to try and just lose myself for two hours. As soon as the movie was over, I felt sick again. That was a really tough couple of weeks to start the season.”

“[But] my journey is that I had to really crash and burn, and it took me to Arizona,” he said, “where I was just so grateful at that point just to have a job in the NHL.”

“Minny is such a great place to raise a family, we enjoy it so much there,” said Dubnyk, who with his wife has two boys, 3 and 1. “I mean, life is great. Gosh, it was so close to being a whole lot different than that …”

But it’s not. Because Devan Dubnyk didn’t give up. Because he stayed positive. He rolled up his sleeves and went back to work, just as so many people counted him out.

anonymous asked:

How is the Lee household on holidays? I love cop au!!!

uwuwuwuwu thank u

So during the holidays lmao first of all taemin makes Jinki put the lights up the day after thanksgiving

“DAAAAAAAAAD!!! TIME TO PUT THE LIGHTS UP”

“Taemin it’s 6 am go to bed”

“FATHER DEAREST!!! THE LIGHTS WONT PUT THEMSELVES ON THE ROOF”

Lmao and they put up tons of decorations and wreaths and garland and

Their house is like the highlight of the block and taemin is very competitive about his decorations and “dad we gotta be first to put our lights up u see the old people across the street? I heard her ask the gardeners to put them up next week dad we gotta do it NOW”

Lmao Jinki just goes along with it because when taemin was just starting to live with him, he wasn’t adopted yet on their first Christmas together and it was the first time taemin really opened up to him and was super excited and happy and just

Jinki will never forget the look of pure joy in taemins face when they had all their decorations up and decorated the Christmas tree together, and especially when he got to open all his presents from Santa lmao it was just really sweet and it’s a time in his life Jinki will never forget because taemin was genuinely so happy

So it’s a special time for them

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1964 / 1968 / 2016

he wore that jacket not only at the “a hard day’s night” premiere but also at “here we go round the mulberry bush” premiere (?)

The source of ahdn photo: beatlesphotovault

You know I still got it. You could have call out.

I’m fine Korra. I simply tripped over the tool box.

You are no spring chicken now and could have really hurt yourself. 

Why don’t you just enjoy a genuine excuse to be hold like this?

korrasami week day 6 - safe again (I just love the idea that Asami getting into trouble in the workshop ever since I saw willoghby‘s Day 4 post)

Are you ready for this?

Television: Some old faves return.

Shadowhunters is back in the spotlight at No. 5.
Teen Wolf transformed from not on the list to No. 10 on the list.
The Legend of Korra (No. 17) will live on as a graphic novel, but for now it’s still in the television category.

Originally posted by matthewdaddariodaily

Movies: Oldies and goodies.

Zootopia, the cutest li’l movie about race relations and the harmful effects of stereotypes, is No. 1.
☆ On October 3rd, you celebrated Mean Girls day, bringing the film to No. 3.
☆ Dan and Phil are in the movies list for the first time ever. Dan and Phil’s Story of TATINOF is No. 12.

Music: Good news for good people.

5SOS is back at No. 1SOS.
Solange has always deserved a seat at every table. This week she’s at No. 3.
Kid Cudi (No. 20) helped open up a discussion on mental health.

Celebrities: Let’s see Billy Elliott dance outta this one.

Lin-Manuel Miranda returns at No. 5 after hosting an incredible episode of SNL.
☆ Queen Katya Zamolodchikova, of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame, makes her grand debut at No. 11.
⬇︎ Tom Holland fell eight spots to No. 13. Ouch. Hope Spidey made himself a web to catch that fall.

Originally posted by despairingfever

Games: New news for old games.

Sister Location returns to No. 6 in celebration of its release.
☆ The long awaited first act of Hiveswap (No. 10) will be released in January.
⬇︎ Pokémon Go away? It fell five spots to No. 11.

Web stuff: Big wins and big losses for YouTube Stars.

⬆ A happy day for Game Grumps, who jumped up four to No. 10.
Achievement Hunter bags a win, leaping seven spots to No. 13.
⬇︎ PewDiePie is bravely clinging to the very bottom of the list at No. 20.

Logansport Mall of the Dead

The other week, my lady friend took me on the mother of all perfect dates: a day trip to a (nearly) abandoned mall in the middle of a small town in rural Indiana. 

Now, a few things of note before we start this article, the first being that I’ve never had the guts to ever go urban exploring. I honestly don’t know how some people are able to sneak into old, boarded up buildings and take a downright ridiculous amount of beautiful photos before slipping away without getting caught by security. Knowing my luck with cops, they’d all be having a donut party inside the day I decided to sneak in. So as pansy as that makes me sound, I’ve never had the opportunity to explore an abandoned building, despite how much I’ve always wanted to.

Second, the lady friend told me up front that this mall only had a few stores left in it, but I, being the naive city slicker that I am, assumed that “a few” meant anywhere between six or eight. Surely a mall can’t survive with anything less than that, right?

Oh, dear readers, I had no idea.

My jaw actually dropped when I walked inside. The atmosphere of this place was downright bizarre; over hidden speakers, modern Top 40 music was blasting for absolutely no one, while the little remaining decor looked as if it hasn’t been touched since the mid-80s. Large metal gates covered every single window, with the faintest dusty outlines of store logos still somewhat visible overhead. This place was a dead zone, and yet the lights and the music continued to reassure me that it was still somehow open for business.

Almost all of the storefronts were simply sealed up and forgotten about. Kiosks were dusty and neglected. For me, the strangest sights were all of the empty vending machines. Even the ones that weren’t had old, washed out, long expired treats on the inside. I was half tempted to actually buy something from one of these machines and see what kind of time capsule would come out, but picking one that actually worked would’ve been a 50/50 gamble that probably wouldn’t have been worth the 25 cents.

It’s not as if this mall was doomed from the start, either. As we walked through, my lady friend kept giving me a sort of back-in-time tour of the place, pointing out where each store used to be. FYE, Walden Books, the food court, a little independent toy store…she painted a picture of a small-yet-fun mid-90s hang out spot. Alas, something happened, and now there are only a whopping three stores left: JC Penny’s, Dunham’s Sports, and a freaking GNC. Not exactly the hip place to chill during the summer anymore.

What remained of the food court was now hidden in shadows behind the busted fountain. A pair of shoes and some cleaning equipment indicated that there was a maintenance man wandering about who had the misfortune of being tasked to fix a broken fountain in the middle of an abandoned mall. Knowing he was roaming around somewhere in this giant empty wasteland made me feel a bit on edge, like a teenager in a bad slasher movie.

By the way, the fountain and the food court were directly placed in front of the most fascinating part of the entire mall, and the only place that housed even the saddest little spark of life: “The Amazing Space”.

“The Amazing Space” was a tiny little nook smack dab in the middle of the mall that acted as something of an arcade. The multicolored walls and flashing lights must’ve made this the go-to spot for kids back in the day, like a mini Chuck E. Cheese in the middle of a shopping center. 

Lights flashed and arcade cabinets beeped, but literally no one besides the two of us were around for these nostalgic sights and sounds. The radical narrator from Crazy Taxi tempted me over and over to sit down and crash through half of LA, but I decided against it on account of the fact that the seat looked like it had never been clean since its installation. 

Also, anyone else remember those terrifying “swinging clown” vending machines? We had two near my house growing up, and they always scared Little Steve’s Aladdin socks off. Fortunately for us, ol’ Ziggy up there wasn’t even plugged in on that day.

I think the most bizarre find of the day had to be this crane game. Upon first glance, these were cheaper-than-dollar-store-level plushes, with not a single licensed character to be found. However, looking through the right side window revealed one hell of a time capsule. 

Dora the Explorer was probably the most recent addition to this vending machine, because  right next to her were an original talking Taco Bell Chihuahua and an original Pound Puppy!

These three toys were so impossibly out of place within this claw machine that I’m actually beginning to think that the owners of “The Amazing Space” just filled it with whatever they could find in their basements and at various garage sales.

Soon the depressing nostalgia became a bit too much for us, and we decided to leave this ghost mall. But not before stumbling upon the greatest treasure that it had within its crumbling walls:

Surrounded by shadows and loneliness was a single child’s ride based on The Busy World of Richard Scarry. Does anyone else remember this franchise? I was obsessed with it as a toddler, and Lowly Worm was my character of choice. Again, though, Richard Scarry stopped being popular around the late ‘90s, and was practically driven into obscurity by the early 2000s. What was Lowly Worm and his apple car still doing greeting customers into this deserted mall?

I kind of wanted to pick it up and take it home with me. Absolutely no one would’ve bothered to stop me. 

So that was my trip to a practically abandoned shopping center. It was eerie, to say the least, and certainly more than a little depressing. I don’t want to get too political on RFR, but there was a big, shiny Walmart just across the street from this place, its parking lot practically full. If you can think of a better physical analogy to describe the fall of the American Dream, I’m not sure I’d even like to hear it.

Honestly, though, I kind of want to raise a glass to Logansport Mall. Despite literally every single thing going against it, it’s still trying to hang in there for as long as it can, providing nostalgia bloggers in the Midwest with article materials for a few more years.

Translation: RELIGION

Text from dad:
Isak! That’s enough! Ive been trying to reach you for days. I know that you’re mad at me, and you probably think I’m a coward for leaving mom, but I couldn’t help her. One day I hope you can understand that. I’m trying the best I can.

*Isak swipe through old texts, his dad is trying to get Isak over for dinner several times over the past weeks*

Text from Isak: fine. I’ll come to the Christmas concert. I’m bringing my new boyfriend. His name is Even. That’s a boy name.
Text from Dad: I don’t understand if you’re kidding now?
If you have a boyfriend that’s very nice Isak, I’d love to meet him, but you know how mom is, she gets stressed out easily.

Sana: halla
Isak: halla
S: forgot to do the assignment?
I: yeah
S: did you see that link I sent you?
I: no, what was that?
S: it was just a link to an article
I: okay, what was it about?
S: just some science research that’s been done on the evolution and homosexuality. I was just thinking about the discussion we had a while ago. And it’s not often I’m wrong, but it turns out I was wrong in that discussion. Because homosexuality has played a… have had a natural function in the evolution and they have a lot of new and interesting research on it so… I was wrong

I: what about Islam? Anything new and interesting from there or is it the same old?
S: Islam says the same as always. That all humans in this world is equally worth and that no humans is going to be talked about behind their backs, violated, judged or ridiculed. So if you hear anyone use religion to argument for their hate, don’t listen to them. Because hate does’t come from religion, it comes from fear.

Teacher: we can start the lesson by turning in the tasks….

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Palestinian refugee Rajab al-Toom, 127-year-old, holds the key of his house from which he fled during the 1948 war known by Palestinians at the “Nakba” which means in Arabic “catastrophe” in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 67-years-ago in British-mandate Palestine, which drove Palestinians out of their homes. When Rajab Mohamed al-Toom was forced to leave his home in Beer Sheva city in 1948 at the age of 60, he thought he would return in just days or weeks. Today, 67 years later, al-Toom, now 127, is still stuck in Jabalya, a refugee camp in northern Gaza. By Wissam Nassar .

Note: Rajab Al-Tom died this year at the age of 128. Allah yerhamo

‘BACK TO THE MOON’ EPISODE ANALYST

You guys seem to like when i do episode analyst so i’ll being doing one after each episode from now on!

*contains spoilers for ‘Back to the Moon’*


We got tons of new information, this weeks episodes have been my favorites, so well written, lots of backstory and good old fluff.

What we learned:

  • Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond ( maybe she was so against ‘The Breaking Point’ because she felt immense guilt.) 
  • Eyeball Ruby seen PD be shattered
  • Pearl and Garnet acted like they didn’t want Steven knowing, at least now
  • Pearl shaking when Eyeball first said Rose shattered her :(
  • Garnets face :(
  • Eyeball Ruby was in the War 
  • The Moon Base belonged to Pink Diamond
  • PD was over the Earth colony 
  • It seems like Yellow Diamond isn’t mad at Jasper ( she might want her back because she’s a Era 1 Quartz and ‘they don’t make them like they use to’)

Some heavy stuff happened, so lets move on to the lighter parts of the episode:

  • Pearl is a dramatic actor, her and Jamie need to be friends and do plays together
  • Amethyst and Doc ;)
  • Doc: “do you want a ride back to Earth? I could sit on your lap if you want” I DIED
  • All the Rubies kicking dirt lol
  • Army hates Pearl and her acting 
  • Garnet holding Stevens hand
  • Pearl being proud of Amethyst!
  • Sardonyx!!

AND MY FAVORITE MOMENT

AMETHYST SLAPPING PEARLS BUTT

anonymous asked:

pls gimme a munday selfie babe, I need to see ur gorgeous face

(⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄ aah well okay but only because a cute boy at school called me adorable today so im in a pretty great mood hnn

i am the 2P Queen yesyes

and thank you for the 7,600+ followers! ★

He messaged me on New Years one year and he was drunk. I entertained it and we went in our first date, he was a perfect match for my personality, then a week later we went on our second date and since then we haven’t went a day without each other besides for work. Now we have been married for a year and have 6 month old twins.

Bullet Journal Quotes

Since my planner starts July 2016 and ends July 2017 I’ve been using it as a bullet journal for the summer until I start school again next week. I’ve been writing quotes, tips and odd bits of information in the space for each day instead of homework. Now it’s the end of summer I have collected a lot of quotes that I hope you guys might like. They may seem random but they do correspond with what i did or was feeling on the day.

Plato
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
“Love is a serious mental disease.”

Socrates
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”

Buddha
“What we do today is what matters most.”
“To keep the body in good health a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

William Shakespeare 
“The course of true love did run smooth.”

Oscar Wilde
“The books that the world calls immoral are are the books that show the world it’s shame.”
“They’ll tell you that dreams can come true but forget to mention that nightmares are dreams too.”
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”

H.G.Wells
“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”

Jane Austen
“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

J.R.R Tolkien
“Little by little, one travels far.”

Neil Gaiman
“I like stories where women save themselves.”

C.S.Lewis 
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.”

Stephen King
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

William Arthur Ward 
“The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.”

Audrey Hepburn
“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover you have two hands - one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Abraham Lincoln
“I will study and get ready and perhaps my chance will come.”

Theodore Roosevelt
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.” 

Thomas Jefferson
“Never spend money before you have it.”

Thomas Edison
“I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.”

Nelson Mandela
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Salvador Dali
“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

Winnie the Pooh
“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”

Morticia Addams (Addams Family Values)
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”

Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)
“The souffle isn’t the souffle - the souffle is in the recipe.”

The Doctor (Doctor who, Series 2, Episode 3: Tooth and Claw)
“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world.”

Dr Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal, Series 2, Episode 4: Takiawase)  
“I’ve always found the idea of death comforting. The thought that my life could end at any moment frees me to fully appreciate the beauty and art and horror that this world has to offer.”

Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Movie)
“We’ve all got both light and darkness inside of us. What matters is the part we choose o act on, that’s who we really are.”

Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad)
“Harley Quinn, nice to meetcha. Love your perfume. What is that: the stench of death?” 

Welcome to the Night Vale (twitter)
“Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you.”

Liam Payne On Louis Tomlinson’s Baby News: ‘I Feel Stuff Like That Happens Sometimes‘

Erm, that’s one way of looking at it?

Ever since it was rumoured that Louis Tomlinson had somehow, someway impregnated a ‘shy stylist’ who goes by the name Briana Jungwirth, we have been waiting with bated breath for Louis to acknowledge the rumours in some kind of way.

Originally posted by liammix

As it stands, it’s been weeks now and he’s still not even alluded to the speculation, nor has he been spotted with the alleged baby mama, let alone confirmed the news.

In fact, everybody close to the 23-year-old mega babe has been keeping pretty schtum about it all, with the only mention of babies during 1D’s On The Road Again tour being just days before Briana’s supposed pregnancy was announced when Lou threw a toy baby around stage before randomly insisting to the fans: “It’s not real, it’s a fake baby”.

Right.

Anyways, hours after an old photo of Lou and Bri from that fateful night surfaced on the social media courtesy of Bri’s ‘super private’ cousin, Ashley, daddy of the group, Liam Payne, took one for the team and acknowledged the rumours in a new interview.

Speaking to Magic Radio’s Jo Parkerson to celebrate the monumental success of 1D’s new single ‘Drag Me Down’, the exasperated star was asked about how shocked he was by the baby news and he replied: “Well obviously I was a bit shocked… He’s taken super well to it…

Originally posted by mohawkpayne

“He’s very excited with what’s going on at the moment and I feel that stuff like that happens sometimes.

“He’s taking it very seriously.”

Hardly A+ enthusiasm but good effort, Payno - we don’t think that you could have been any more vague if you tried.

Asked what his thoughts were on the lady of the hour, he added: “She’s really nice. She’s a lovely girl.”

WOW, SLOW DOWN LIAM, YOU’RE SAYING TOO MANY WORDS WE CAN’T KEEP UP WITH YOU.

Originally posted by blue-eyes-and-jazz

All sarcasm aside, the truth of the matter is that Liam has now said a whole lot more on the matter than Louis has, which currently stands at a big, fat zero.

What’s the hold-up, babes? We mean, it still hasn’t even actually been confirmed…

Listen to Liam’s full interview on Magic Radio, Saturday 8th August from 3pm.

How “Hamilton” Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Building A Brand For The Ages (Fast Company):

If you ever find yourself in a position to sit down with Lin-Manuel Miranda, know this: You never really “sit down” with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is always in motion, on a mission; standing still really isn’t his thing. When the 36-year-old composer and lyricist was dreaming up the songs for Hamilton, the Broadway phenomenon that he wrote every line of and currently stars in eight times a week, he would often walk for hours through the streets of New York City, willing the words to come. Even now, he insists that the calmest he ever feels is during the 2 hours and 45 minutes of the show, when he gets to bound around onstage as Alexander Hamilton, “yelling and rapping at the top of my lungs. It’s the most relaxing part of my day.” The physical exertion returns him, every night, to himself, offering an unlikely respite from the attention that’s swirled around him since Hamilton became a cultural and financial force. The only way that Miranda stays whole, now that everyone wants to engage with him—Hollywood, the White House, hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, the music industry, Broadway obsessives, big-money investors, American history buffs, prize committees, schoolteachers, the political establishment—is to keep moving.

On a windy night in March, he invites me to hop with him into the backseat of a black SUV to go from the northernmost tip of Manhattan, where he lives, across the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey. (“This is Chris’s bridge!” he says proudly as we glide over it, a shout-out to his longtime friend Christopher Jackson, who plays America’s first president in Hamilton.) Miranda rarely finds time to sleep, let alone cross state lines on his night off, but tonight, he tells me with a grin, he is headed to the town of Montclair on a matter of family justice: He needs to settle a score among some fourth graders. One of them has been going around telling his classmates that his uncle is the Hamilton in Hamilton, creator of the cultural juggernaut that recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This is true. But 10-year-olds are skeptics; they require physical proof. So Miranda is making a special appearance in the auditorium of the stately Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he will, as he puts it delicately, “rub it in all those kids’ faces. This is in my job description as cool uncle. And if I can’t use my powers for that, what am I even doing?”

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Trans Day of Visibility 2016

I am a 41 year old transwoman (she/her pronouns) who just this past week has filed for her official name change. Also, it is now just day three of spending time with my kids as the real me. My son is 11 and my daughter is 13. They are both doing amazing with all of this. They are very happy that all of the uncertainty and wondering what it would be like has turned into nothing to worry about for them. The are both as cheerful as ever and are even giving me more hugs than usual. Earlier this week, my son shifted into a mode of being a little gentlemen. I took him to Chipotle for dinner and he opened the door for me and also took away my garbage for me when we had finished. He never did any of that for me while I was still attempting ‘boy mode’. I can’t even begin to explain how important their acceptance and positive attitudes toward me has been. It has brought tears of joy and it is still sinking in that I can now be full time (I was still trying to pull off boy mode when I was with them as they got used to things). I am so incredibly happy right now.

I began my transition at age 39, 17 months ago. I began to care about my life and my body again and I completely transformed the way I eat and take care of myself. In a year and half, I have lost over 60 pounds and feel incredible.

It is never too late to tear down the walls you have put up and break the shackles that you have placed on yourself. Working to be free to be myself is what I have found to be the most important, most difficult, and most joy-filled time of my life.

This is the first time I am including “before” photos to honor all of the brave trans women, trans men, and non-binary people out there on this Trans Day of Visibility. They are the final four photos if you could not tell! ;-) I love you all and hope that you are able to find peace.

-Ariana 

A housewife takes a lover during the day, while her husband is at work. Not aware that 9 year old son was hiding in the closet. Her husband came home unexpectedly, so she hid her lover in the closet. The boy now has company.

Boy: “Dark in here.”
Man: “Yes it is.”
Boy: “I have a baseball.”
Man: “That’s nice.”
Boy: “Want to buy it?”
Man: “No, thanks.”
Boy: “That’s my dad outside.”
Man: “How much did you say the baseball was again?”
Boy: “$250.”

In the next few weeks, it happens again that the boy and the mom’s lover are in the closet together.

Boy: “Dark in here.”
Man: “Yes, it is.”
Boy: “I have a baseball glove.”
Man: “That’s nice.”
Boy: “Want to buy it?”
Man: “No, thanks.”
Boy: “I think I just remembered something I needed to tell my dad.”
Man: “How much did you say the glove was again?”
Boy: “$750.”
Man: “Fine.”

A few days later, the father says to the boy, “Grab your glove. Let’s go outside and toss the baseball!”
The boy says, “I can’t. I sold them.”
The father asks, “How much did you sell them for?”
The son says, “$1,000.”
The father says, “It’s terrible to over-charge your friends like that. That is way more than those two things cost. I’m going to take you to church and make you confess.”

They go to church and the father alerts the priest and makes the little boy sit in the confession booth and closes the door.

The boy says, “Dark in here.”
The priest says, “Don’t start that shit again.”

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Day 5: Favorite video – “This Is How I Made It”