When I saw Bob and David in November, David did a little standup and told some stories. The whole time, Bob was just out of sight, and he had the biggest smile on his face and would laugh like this. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. They didn’t allow pictures, but this exists now, so I can remember how great that was.

I love watching people I admire admiring other people I admire.

Last night I randomly decided that the previously named Edgar Allen Poe asylum is not really called that. It’s also not one building. As a collective, they are known as that. However, there are three separate houses. Edgar House is for younger children, those 12 and under. It’s a largely residential facility that also does some out patient work, and tries to keep children at home while still giving them the structure they need. Allen House is for teenagers who are struggling with a variety of issues. Mini went there for awhile, in 7th/8th grade. She still went to the normal school however it was determined that Andi was not really in a position to handle her at home, given that she didn’t have much experience with that stuff, and had to support the whole family. She was home on passes often though, and eventually was allowed to come home. But that’s why in the original story I didn’t know she had a younger sister for awhile, because she was away. At Allen House. She might still be there when Alex meets Terry, I’m not sure. It was during Alex’s relationship with Birtch that she was sent there in the first place, because Andi couldn’t deal with both of those at home, and Mini hated that Alex was always the one that got the attention. It put a strain on Alex and Mini’s already damaged relationship, because Mini felt like Alex was always getting the attention, and that people cared about her more, while Alex felt like Mini thought she was getting abused on purpose, and doing it for attention, and making shit up. Eventually, they become close again. Way later on, when Taevynne is in the picture and Alex starts defending her to Hemming. Allen House is also where Ellie went to live at various points during her teenage years when Angel couldn’t handle her anymore, or just didn’t care enough. 

Poe House is for adults. It’s a smaller facility, because there is less need. That’s where Ellie is now, given that she’s entirely non-verbal and not entirely emotionally mature due to the fact that she shut down at age 9. I think she may also have a history of self-harming behavior, and refusal to cooperate with authorities. She’s also got a lot of trust issues. I need to develop her more. She’s high functioning though, and does go out on passes often enough. 

Rooftop of Allen House, looking out over corner of Washington and Worcester Streets circa 1965-1980, Boston Landmarks Commission image collection, (Collection #5210.004) City of Boston Archives

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Anyone watching Ghost Hunters right now...

First off, welcome to Monticello, home of War Eagle Boats and ghosts.

Secondly, this shit is legit. That shit really does happen in the Allen House, trust me I know.


In Memorium:

The ‘Double-J Power Play’ at Ormond Smokos

August, 2012 - May, 2013

Granted to us such little time,
but fruitful so that here, in rhyme,
we mourn that we did not deserve
longer to dwell on Josh’s curves.

We can but frame these treasured sights,
and thank the Gods he had no tights,
and turn our minds to seasons when
Allen bequeathed us such loose men.

And Jack, on whom we pinned our hopes,
that he’d bum someone else’s smokes -
his costumes left a memory here,
of a man who did it for the beer.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old, (although the freshers will probably still be about the same age);
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn (that’s for the courts to do);
At the going down of the sun, and when we stay up all night and watch it rise up again while wearing traffic-cones as hats,
We will remember them.

BREAKING NEWS: The White House Celebrates Gospel Music

The White House - The President and First Lady will invite music legends and top contemporary artists to the White House as part of its “In Performance at the White House” series. The event will pay tribute to the fundamental role gospel music has played in the American musical tradition and the important artists and repertoire that have marked its vibrant history. The program will include performances by Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Aretha Franklin, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir, and Michelle Williams - with T Bone Burnett as executive music director and Billy Maxwell as music director.



“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House” will be broadcast Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). The program will also be simulcast on TV One.



As with previous White House music events, the First Lady will host a special daytime workshop for students. The First Lady will welcome more than 130 middle school, high school and college students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop: “The History of Gospel Music.” Beginning at 11:00 AM in the State Dining Room, Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles, will give participating students an overview of the origins of gospel music, discuss important artists and explore the unique elements of gospel that have inspired the sound of other American musical genres. Featured performers from the evening event will share their experiences and answer student questions about the music and entertainment world. Students will participate from 24 schools across the country: Los Angeles and Oakland, CA; Kahuku and Waipahu, HI; Sandy Spring, MD; Cleveland, MS; Asbury Park and West Long Branch, NJ; Somers, NY; Memphis, TN; Falls Church, VA.



“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House” will be the fourteenth such program during President Barack Obama’s administration. From February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in November 2014, these “In Performance at the White House” events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music of Motown, Memphis Soul, the Blues, and from the Civil Rights Movement; explored the rich roots of Country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical.



anonymous asked:

The Flash characters in Hogwarts houses - go!

Um okay let’s see (basing my thoughts on this post and others…). Also this got long so it’s under the cut but basically, Barry: Gryffindor, Iris: Gryffindor, Cisco: Ravenclaw, Caitlin: Slytherin, Ronnie: Hufflepuff, Harrison: Ravenclaw… and more:

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A wild Allen appears! Aaaand he’s an ass to me within five minutes of knowing me. But he’s cute, and will occupy my attention while I work towards getting the other bachelors into town. (And the other villagers, too, of course. It’s not just going to be me and a harem of attractive young men.)

although that does sound nice

I wanna do an AU thread where Cissie actually kills the guys that killed Marcy. I want them to be let out of jail and Cissie is patrolling & catches them doing some illegal stuff or something & they push her too far & she snaps. And then she goes to somebody for help (anybody) and she just breaks down in front of them.

Raegar Crossover Canons-New Friendship with Allen.

• Allen, having moved from his old village out of loneliness and emptiness, finds the perfect confidant in Raegar. Raegar was not only unaffected by Allen’s sharp tongue, but the chef reacted towards him with surprising kindness. Raegar is Allen’s 1st real friend and only confidant.

• Allen loves to experiment with Raegar’s hair. He says it’s because ‘you’re such a pretty boy’, but it’s out of affection and comfort level. Allen secretly enjoys his time with his clients as he does their hair, and feels comfortable around Raegar.

• Raegar drops Genovese Pasta off at Allen’s house sometimes, by leaving it on the doorstep as a special package.

• The only other one Allen takes to is Kamil, due to his incredibly gentle nature and similar backgrounds. Allen keeps his guard up 500% around everyone else.


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Name: Jessie
Nickname: Howard/Micky/Daddy (what the fuck is with my nicknames tho)
Birthday: Novemeber 7th, 1993
Starsign: Scorpio
Gender: Genderfluid 
Height: 5’3″
Sexual orientation: Pansexual
Romantic orientation: Pansexual 
Favourite colour: Orange
Time and date at the current moment: 6:46pm, 4/20/2015 
Average hours of sleep: Who fucking knows !!!!  Probably not enough.
Lucky number: 7
Last thing I Googled: Allen house Arkansas
First word that comes to mind: Shoe
One place that makes me happy: NoHo
How many blankets do I sleep under: A duvet and two fleece blankets. 
Favourite fictional character: Howard Moon
Favourite famous person: Ringo Starr
Celebrity crush: Russell Brand at the moment oh god he’s so !!!!
Favourite books: Go Ask Alice, The Harry Potter books, etc. 
Favourite anime: Ouran High School Host Club yeAHHH 
Favourite TV shows: The Mighty Boosh, Friends, The Monkees, The IT Crowd, Ghost Adventures, etc
Favourite musicians/bands: The Monkees, The Beatles, LP, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, CSNY, Janis Joplin, etc
Favourite games: Tetris, Minecraft, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Sims, etc
Last movie: I have no idea???  Oops
Dream Holiday: Maybe California or the UK or sometihng.  Japan maybe?
Dream job: Musician or actor or comedian or something cool like that 
Wearing right now: Yoga pants I wore to bed last night and didn’t want to take off and a sweater and hoodie.
Last book read: I’m almost donewith My Booky Wook by Russell Brand

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