adorable maternalness

No props, no photoshop, no fancy outfits or blankets. Just natural light and a supermodel newborn!

made my night

same person who submitted about being kept working bc my employers don’t have a replacement for me, even tho they’ve had two months to look; but this is a good story!!

so where i work, we’re open for lunch monday through saturday, and then for dinner wednesday through friday. because wednesday and thursday nights are so slow, only one of us works at a time while the other’s on call if it gets busy. i usually work wednesday night but traded with the manager for thursday (tonight’s thursday the 16th) so i could spend more time with my girlfriend while she was in town. 

it’s generally even slower when i work by myself, no matter what day it is, because i don’t have a car, and customers are used to seeing the boss and manager’s cars parked outside when we’re open, so if there’s no cars outside they assume we’re closed??? even if all FOUR signs say open and all the lights are on and i’m by the window rolling silverware and i literally meet their eyes as they drive by??? and then they’ll come in for lunch the next day asking why we weren’t open?????? which that’s another thing i could rant all night about but anyway. because customers are either too stupid to read the open signs or all the customers hate me and try to avoid the nights i work, sometimes i’ll literally have no one come in for dinner. if i don’t have anyone i’m supposed to let the manager know that no one’s been in and i’ll close early. tonight was one of those nights, where it reached 7pm and no one had come in. i started cleaning up and i was almost done when someone called. UURGH. he wanted to know if we were open. i’m like “yup, we’re open until 8 :)))” like really stressing that so if he wanted to come in and eat he’d come in before closing time.

he turns up about 10 minutes later with a friend and his son. i go through the motions, take their order, etc. i’m kind of zoning out (for lack of a better word) because i was tired, and kind of miffed that i wouldn’t get to go home early, and really miffed that i had to re-dirty the cleaning utensils i’d just washed… i was expecting these guys to keep me there all night like our regulars do, so i was getting to be in a bad mood, but i was still polite. but all while i’m making their food, i can hear the little boy (maybe 2? i’m really bad with guessing child ages, but he knew how to say a few works and could feed himself for the most part) laughing and gurgling which is adorable. i’m not maternal or anything but i love the happy giggly sounds kids make. when i got their food out, each time i set something down the little guy would go “oooooh!” like he was so freaking impressed with the salads and the chopped up hamburger patty i made for him. just…precious boy

the two adults ate really quickly and got a doggy bag for the rest of the kid’s burger. all together they probably spent 20 minutes in the restaurant. while the two guys were finishing their beer they gave the little boy a few fries to munch on, and he ended up dropping one. i swear i heard angels sing when the friend picked it up. i’m sure my other food service workers know just how bad parents are at picking up their children’s messes, but this guy picked up everything the kid dropped.

the dad had a salad and gave the packet of crackers to the son. while he was up paying the little boy was pointing at all of us with the crackers, trying to say “crackers” (it came out sounding like “gecko” aaah!!!!!!) and then suddenly stopped saying it. then he pointed at the friend, the friend said “crackers” and the little boy smiled. then he pointed at me with the crackers, i said “crackers” and he started laughing. he did that a few times and he acted like it was the best thing ever, and it was the cutest thing i’ve seen a kid do since i started working food service. omg and then once when he pointed at me i mimicked the way he was saying crackers (like “gecko”) and he looked so confused like i’m sorry little man i meant crackers

oh, and the dad tipped me 25%!!!! that NEVER happens!! we’re lucky if people tip 10%. most leave 5%

Mi opinión personal sobre los signos(experiencia).

Aries: pienso que son personas bastante amables y sociables, también muy divertidos, les gusta dirigir. A pesar de que a veces pueden parecer despreocupados se ponen metas y siempre destacan en lo que hacen, les gusta tener control sobre si mismos y dar lo mejor de si para cumplir lo que se proponen. Algunos, sin embargo, se creen lo mejor y viven denigrando a otras personas y no tienen ni un poquito de diplomacia(experiencia, les juro).

Tauro: No conocí a muchos Taurinos/as ¿Por qué? lol. 

Géminis: Son personas que hablan demasiado y muchas veces dicen cosas sin sentido, como que intentan manipular tu mente para hacer que pienses como ellos¿? Son divertidos, lo acepto pero demasiado idos, te ignoran porque no se donde está su cerebro y cuando están enamorados se vuelven más idos de lo normal. Son inteligentes, aunque no todos tienen el mismo tipo de inteligencia pero saben hablar, son buenos comunicando. Sociables. Todos los geminianos que conocí son unos mujeriegos :D.

Cancer: No conocí muchos cancerianos pero las mujeres de ese signo me parecen tan adorables, tienen un aura maternal que las rodea. Aunque me tope con una cancer que era celosa a niveles infinitos. Nunca en mi vida conocí a un canceriano.

Leo: Son gente bella, lol. No tengo experiencia con personas de ese signo pero en serio les digo que suelen ser muy lindos, tanto hombres como mujeres, estéticamente hablando.  

Virgo: Virginianos, en partes me gustan pero pienso que a veces los utilizan demasiado porque no saben decir “no”, o por lo menos los que yo conocí eran de esa forma. Se dice que son muy serviciales, y es verdad. No suelen hablar mucho y les gustan los videojuegos, se comunican mejor por escrito, son inocentes y malhumorados a veces.

Libra: Indecisos, aunque suelen ser personas lindas, les gusta vestirse bien y cuidan bastante de su imagen pero a mi me da la impresión de que son falsos. No los estoy insultando, solo que me dan eso(?). Se dejan maltratar en nombre del “amor”.

Escorpio: Hay muchos tipos de escorpianos pero la mayoría me cae mal por el simple hecho de que se ven sus dobles intenciones, se nota que planean las cosas y son invasivos. A veces muy brutos.

Sagitario: Tengo conocidos de esos signos y tanto hombres como mujeres son infieles, lol. Pero aún así son directos y honestos. Igual no entiendo qué onda se supone que a Sagitario no le gustan las mentiras. También conozco a personas más grandes de esos signos y son super libres, aman viajar y salir con personas pero sin compromiso, no se comprometen si la cosa no va en serio y les gusta divertirse y vivir la vida.

Capricornio: Casi a nadie de ese signo conozco.

Acuario: Hay dos tipos de acuario, está la persona que busca ser diferente y que los demás la acepten con sus diferencias, que se la pasa criticando a otros y diciendo que es una persona única, y después está el tipo que es como es y no busca ser aceptado sino ser como es y al que le gusta bien y al que no se lo respeta pero no se mete con lo que haga ¿Me expliqué? Me gustan más los segundos, son personas despegadas pero que ayudan a otros y no les importa absolutamente nada más que la circunstancia del momento, no están juzgándote por lo que hagas bien o mal; me caen bien porque son sinceros, aunque suelen ir y venir pero yo los entiendo, tal vez a otros les moleste pero es muy de ese signo ser así.

Los primeros no me caen bien porque solo piensan en pertenecer a un grupo “diferente” para ellos mismos sentirse “especiales”, muchas veces vi a personas que cambiaron gustos, hábitos y demás por pertenecer, y la verdad no está bueno.

Piscis: Solo conozco mujeres de ese signo y aunque son personas que se nota tienen un lindo corazón, son tan manipulables y su vez tan manipuladoras que no me caen para nada, porque la mayoría de sus acciones nunca son directas.

No sean susceptibles. Obviamente toda la carta de las personas seguro influyó, solo estoy dando mi opinión según las experiencias que yo tengo. :)

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How adorable! A bat maternity colony!

Female bats, ready to give birth, will form maternity colonies. Often found in trees and tree cavities, they have also been found in buildings, or in this case, bridges. There have been signs of maternity colony preferences in different bat species, but as you can see here, these guys are pretty set with their man-made set up. 

Thanks to Ellen Whittle for the footage. 

Hey there, friendos! Come see my family album!

Hi there! My name is Ali, and I’m the creator of the blog @gastersans​!

(Yeah, Ali, present your tryharding picture as you introduce yourself. Great idea). 

Currently, my blog is has a little under 5,000 followers! AND HOLY FUCKING SHIT THAT’S A LOT OF PEOPLE FOR A GOOB LIKE ME IT’S FUCKING AMAZING. (To learn more about Gaster!Sans, please see @borurou, the creator of this au). But, amazing or not, I’ve beginning to notice that I’ve been unable to connect to people as much as I used to–messages get unseen, inboxes unreplied, etc., especially with how busy life has been lately. 

Because of that, well… I decided to come up with “Fam Fridays.” And, as silly as that sounds, it means a lot to me–one of the things that drew me into Undertale (and its fandom) was the amount of pure love and community that grew so astoundingly quicky. So, how does one keep that with so many people involved?

Well… I decided, at least to start, to do a “family album,” of sorts. A way for people to see themselves and others in whatever sense they wanted to portray–ideally, their selfie, but also a picture of a body part, art, etc. that they felt represented them. Somehow, people were generous enough to respond to my wish.

So…If you feel that crazy, heartmelting feeling towards these fellow human beings who love this amazing game, this family album is for you! If you want to be a part of it, click here! For those who wish to see their family, well… Just keep reading below the cut!

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i love cole so much I almost feel sick when I think about him or see anyone drawing or talking about him like just my heart hurts and I get nauseous is that bad

thats bad right

dang

Don’t Call Me Shurley/Sam and Dean

There was something strange about this episode, and I’m not sure I’m 100% happy with it, but I did like it. A lot. For instance, I liked (as I always do) the glimpse into the Winchesters’ daily lives - and I loved (as I always do) to see Dean’s adorable maternal fuckups. Because, well, Sam is a grownup now, and he’s even way more a grownup than his brother is (not debatable, surely?), and yet when it comes to the little things - like ironing - apparently it’s a given that it’s Dean’s job, probably because it’s always been Dean’s job - even if, of course, when Dean started to take care of his brother he was just a kid himself, so it was more about him playing house than actually knowing what to do. Which is why this little detail - Dean ironing with beer - I don’t think he did it to piss off Sam, or not completely, in any case. It’s just what he does, isn’t it? Underneath it all, he’s still that 12-year-old kid who had no idea how to do these things properly and never cared all that much, because boys and whatever.

So, yes, I did love that precisely in this episode where Chuck pointed out how dysfunctional his relationship with his sister is, Dean wasn’t coded as Sam’s brother, but as his parent. Because there - there we have something to work with. Sure, Chuck did say he was disappointed by his angels, by the whole of creation (by his children), but that can be fixed. That is something we can work with - whereas, when talking about Amara, there was never the possibility of - if not love - reconciliation, friendship, even respect. There was never anything between them, because Chuck is being and Amara is the absence of being. They may be two sides of the same coin, but they’re also nothing to each other. But the bond between a parents and their child - as fucked-up and toxic as that relationship can be - that is a bond that cannot be broken.

I’m not leaving you - ever!

Because Sam helping that little girl out of the car, that dented my heart a little. But Dean getting him to safety two seconds after that? As parallels go, not that subtle, but it still worked, and well, because I just sat there and Oh my God -

And then, of course, we have this:

(What that man feared the most? That his life was meaningless and nobody loved him. What Sam fears the most? That there is no hope, and his brother is going to leave him.)