and for that i am grateful

Day Twenty

-An old woman purchased an umbrella due to the sudden rain we had today. She asked me to teach her how to use it. It was a normal umbrella. She was so grateful and I have never been happier to help someone.

-A skeleton head that repeats whatever you say to it has been floating around the registers. I have chosen him as my best friend. His name is Skully. I am saddened when he is taken from me.

-Now that it is fall, my festive summer-themed stickers have been replaced. This was to be expected. I did not expect them to be replaced with easter-themed stickers. I consider this both a personal affront and I sign for me to bring in my Christmas themed stickers the second it becomes October.

-A four year old boy left the store with his family. His family walked out silently. He walked out, bow-legged, clutching his rear end, quietly chanting “shake your booty”. I now consider this the only way to make an exit.

-The woman who purchased a large box of WWE trading cards for herself returned today. She purchased nothing but five additional WWE packs. I admire anyone this passionate about a hobby. I wonder about how this became hers.

-A little girl was purchasing a doll with her grandmother. I asked her how she was. She told me that she had two good things happen today and two bad things. After she finished listing them, I handed her a sticker, to which she gleefully informed me that she now had more good than bad. I might as well turn in my two-weeks’ notice now, because my work here is done.

-I asked a small child if he would like a sticker. He bluntly told me, “No.” I do not know how to handle this kind of rejection.

-I heard tales from two guests about a friend of theirs who became anxious when spending too much money and would sprint from the checkout line to the back of the store to get a cheaper package of plates at the advice of the cashier. They seemed to find this funny, but I consider this the only way to shop.

-Skully was returned to me. Unfortunately, his stay was not long. He began repeating every beep and click of the register, driving my fellow cashier mad. It’s fine, though. Me and him are taking a break, but I expect us to make amends soon enough.

-A man asked a woman if she drinks coffee in hopes of chatting her up. This occurred inside Starbucks, with a woman drinking a large coffee. It was a safe question, but I feel he could have tried a little harder.

-I witnessed Cat Lady leave the store as surreptitiously as one with such a reputation can. She did not go through the checkout lanes, and she had her hand suspiciously inside of her coat. I am worried that she has turned to a criminal life and will move on from Cat Lady to become Cat Burglar.

-A woman offered to sell me one of her children before exchanging any of the normal pleasantries one would. Unfortunately, she was talked out of it before I was able to make an offer.

-Two men approach. One hands his card to the other and walks away. The remaining man attempted to check out, before taking a look at the prompt on the card reader. He sadly looked up and whispered, “My buddy’s turding and I don’t know his pin.” This poor man cannot catch a break. 

-I am beginning to feel guilty about the amount of baby-sized fedoras I let people buy. By ringing them up, I am a part of the problem.

-A guest insisted that I was to blame for Target charging her twice for an item she purchased across the country several years ago. While I did not appreciate her manners, I was very flattered by her estimation of the power I had. 

Today is my birthday! I’m grateful to have lived such a fulfilling and meaningful life thus far filled with amazing experiences and opportunities. This year for my birthday, I don’t want to receive any gifts because truthfully I’m already very spoiled and privileged in life. Instead, I am asking you to gift someone who needs it much more than I do. Please purchase a #GirlLove Rafiki today and support women’s education in Kenya. The creation of these bracelets not only employs 1400 women but it also gives girls the opportunity to access secondary education. To buy your Rafiki, visit we.org/GirlLove or click the link in my bio. I’m blown away by all the support we’ve already received and have no doubt that together we can change the world 🙏🏽❤️ #ThankYouForTheWishes #WereInThisTogether #FourDaysLeft

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happy tfc hcs to get u thru the day;

  • neil looking up at random moments during the day like when the foxes go out for dinner together or the light from the sun rising  filters through the stadium just as they’re doing their morning stretches or when someone makes an amazing goal, or when wymack ruffles kevin’s hair with a scowl on his face and just being… so filled with warmth and love and practically feeling it leak out of him because he is alive and he is alive to see this and he has the privilege to see the sun rise every morning for the rest of his life and feeling so damn grateful and lucky that it evens feels a little sad, like that ache in your chest when you think about how much you love someone
  • dan and allison and renee having girls nights together where they talk shit about the guys and cuddle and do each others makeup and at 2 am when they should be asleep but are eating popcorn and watching silly romcoms, dan just says, “i love you guys so much” . allison teases her for being sappy and renee says i love you guys too right back and they’re all at peace and happy together for a night.
  • nicky is completely happy and comfortable with his sexuality and misses his boyfriend like hell so when they finally visit each other its like an explosion in his heart and he never wants it to end
    • nicky seeing his cousins repair some of the damage done between them and being so fucking proud becuase they’re growing up and they’re healing in their own way and they’re not the tortured, abused kids he first met
    • nicky having the realization that he doesn’t need to take care of them 24/7, and he can take care of himself sometimes.
  • kevin finding other interests other than exy. kevin learning how to be slightly less obsessed; watching the History channel instead of just exy games on tv, reading books, trying new things and new habits and seeing who he is outside of exy. kevin being happy. kevin recovering. kevin accepting the fact that he’s not the best at everything and he doesn’t have to be. that he can make mistakes and be awful at something and it can be fun and silly and have no real weight in his life.
  • i made a seperate post about this but andrew learning to trust other people in his life enough to let them touch him – that not everything has to be sexual or violent, he can be touched casually, and nicky can pat his arm, and renee can throw an arm around him, and neil can spend hours tracing his back or playing with his hair without the pressure of it ever becoming something else. andrew letting himself be vulnerable to the people he cares about because its an important part of his recovery.

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So this is long overdue, but here goes! I would first like to start off by saying, WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK GUYS?! I’m honestly one the biggest (if not the biggest) potatoes on here. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would reach 600+ followers. I can honestly write a huge essay, double spaced, MLA format, twelve point font, on how grateful I am for all of you guys! 

I made this blog a little bit over a year ago. It started out as a blog in which I rped as both Steve and Tony (Hopefully no one was actually around to see how much of a mess that was). I then went on a huge hiatus because of school and all that jazz. Right around the time the second Civil War trailer came out, I wanted to pick this blog back up, but after careful evaluation, I took on Tony full time, because I kind of felt like I wrote him better. And it was all down hill from there!

Since I was a tiny little fetus, Anthony Edward Stark has been my favorite person in the Marvel Universe. There’s not a single day that goes by that I don’t think about Tony. I put him up there with Jesus, tbh. Because of this, I had a huge fear of not portraying him correctly. Although there are still times where I doubt myself, you guys are the people that reassure me that I’m doing something right, and because of that, I’m eternally grateful. I kid you not, since I started this blog, I’ve really gotten to truly understand and see Tony in a way I never thought possible, most of that has to do with all the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know and talk to.

I wish I could do some kind of special give away, but I’m a broke college student and can barely afford a packet of ramen noodles. My photoshop skills are probably worse that a four year olds macaroni art, so I just hope that this post can somewhat express how truly thankful I am for all of you! I also kind of had an idea of making a Q & A video of me answering y’alls questions, but we’ll see! I’m going to put the rest of this post under the cut, because I feel like it’s already hella long!

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Honored to share this gift with ALL of you!!!!
I am overflowing with so much love and gratitude for this experience and have the most kind hearted, gentle and supportive partner to learn and growth with through it all.

(((Our Gift From The Universe!!)))>>>>

AKA are you sure you guys aren’t lost?

–– wow wow wow, i can’t even begin to articulate just how grateful i am for all of you guys. this fandom is by far the best i have ever been part of and i’ve found endless support and what i’d like to consider real friendship. 

@theredheadwildling my ygritte, my love. exploring the different aspects of jon and ygritte’s relationship has been one biggest highlights of playing jon. besides your amazing portrayal you’re also just a lovely person. i can’t thank you enough for always being there for me.

@vengefulhonor robb, my brother, my burrito. how you don’t grow tired of us is an amazement, but you’re stuck with us now. 

@mxrmontx you precious thing. i cannot get enough of our threads–– all ten of them. getting to play all different sides of jon with you has expanded my characterization so much. 

@willfulwinterrose actual mum. actual ned. you were one of the first people i wrote with and i still get just as excited when i see you’ve replied. you’re always the first to check in with me and listen to my issues without any judgement. you’re absolutely amazing.

@longmayshereign-cersei our verse gives me life. it is hands down one of my favourites, just like you.

the baes (i adore all of you and wish i had the words to write everyone their own piece)

@winterfellswolfqueen @davosshorthand @ladyalinabolton @neitherknightnorlady @wcrg @handofhonor @zaldrizotresy @onceporcelain @iindomitvs @oftarth @ofgiantsbane @ser-kingslayer @afuriousstag @wolf-queen-named-stark @starkmatriarch @thekiivgrises @arthurxdayne83 @rosereigned @nottobecrossed @rhaegc @bearmaiiden @themanthatlies @predative @chainednortherner @meleabra @conqueror-of-lemoncakes @snakesxofxdorne @cerseilionesslannister @revixiism @noghostsforme @watchdeserter @bestfitted @artfulprecision @godsiwasstrong @rhaegxr @nothingxdauntedxher @wxlfblooded @worshipsonlydeath @ycungwolf @lxstbirds @grievouscrimes

and probably a million more that i’m forgetting!

Tell the others that I am sorry. Tell Lysandra to remember her promise, and that I will never stop being grateful. Tell Aedion… Tell him it is not his fault, and that… I wish he’d been able to take the oath, but Terrasen will look to him now, and the lines must not break. And tell Rowan… And tell Rowan, that I’m sorry I lied. But tell him it was all borrowed time anyway. Even before today, I knew it was all just borrowed time, but I still wish we’d had more of it. Tell him he has to fight. He must save Terrasen, and remember the vows he made to me. And tell him… tell him thank you—for walking that dark path with me back to the light.
—  Aelin Galathynius - Empire of Storms
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Within the past month, I’ve received over a thousand new followers, and I’m completely blown away by that. I just wanted to say how grateful I am for everyone showing their love and support. As always, I’m amazed by all of you. Thanks so much!

Also… I wanna give a special shout out to, @barbaranestor, @mermaid-maddie-tarot, @nightowltarot, and @lalafairydust for being my biggest fans. You’re always the first ones to like and reblog my stuff, and I really appreciate that.

anonymous asked:

1. I realize this is probably a stupid question as a CSer, but what do you think the point of the make out on the couch scene was? It was never referenced again, either in aggravation or a "let's get back to it" kind of thing. The dialogue was really cute, but kind of random as well. We weren't shown anyone else going about their day and being interrupted by the blimp. Do you think there was a specific plot reason for it? Or is there any chance A&E have been asked so

2. often about CS sex, so they wrote in that scene for that reason alone? I’m so so grateful! I guess I’m just confused since there was no lead up and it wasn’t brought up again. It almost doesn’t feel like it fit, which again is so weird to say. Am I the only one feeling this way but still very grateful?

Really? I don’t think there was anything remotely “confusing” about the scene’s existence. I also don’t think it was out of place. At all. 

As for there being a plot reason for it, yes it was extremely important to the plot, but it was also a character moment and I am so thrilled that this episode contained character moments. OUAT is often accused (by me and many others) of being so plot, plot, plot centric that we never get to check in on the characters and see how events are affecting them. This episode gave us several such moments and that was one of them.  Perhaps you prefer it when the entire episode is nothing but plot twist after turn, but I do not. 

I like when we see Regina mourning Robin. I like it when we see Snow and Regina having a heart to heart. And I very much like it when we see Emma and Hook having a quite moment to themselves.  It’s called exploring their relationship, and most fans would think it’s a good thing.

However, beyond it giving us a relationship moment the scene was absolutely crucial to the plot:

  • It establishes that at the start of the episode Emma is carefree and having fun for the first time in over a season.
  • It establishes and reminds the audience where Hook and Emma are in their relationship. They are committed, happy, together and just trying to find time to enjoy all of that.
  • It establishes that Hook and Emma are trying, but ultimately unsuccessful at making time to be alone. 
  • It sets the scene in Storybrooke before all hell breaks lose again. (it’s not necessary to check in with each and every character to do this. The one scene suffices)
  • It highlights the cost to the heroes personal lives that life in Storybrook presents. 

The entire plot of the episode is about Emma, her savior status, her secret, and her state of mind.  You don’t think her starting point is important or relevant? Or the fact that the scene establishes that she is carefree and not having symptoms before she encounters the airship?  Or the fact that before the airship crashes, her relationship with Hook is stronger than ever, which goes to highlight how big a deal it is later when she keeps the secret from him?

Also I disagree that it wasn’t brought up again. When Hook says, “I could use some food and shelter right about now” he’s very much suggesting they go back and finish what they started.  The first scene establishes that she very much wants Hook around, so when she tells him she wants to be alone, it’s shocking to the viewer and highlights how very much has changed in the last few hours. 

So, on top of being an important and satisfying character and relationship moment, it absolutely provided the lens through which the audience viewed every single Emma moment, action and reaction that came after it. 

auringal  asked:

regards We are supporters of Nordic medieval recreationist and we have some doubts about certain phrases and terms "sons of Heimdall" we want to know the translation Old Norse understanding as "humanity " and not to a specific gender (male or female ) if possible its spelling in runes centuries IX or X"Night Walker "referring to someone walking blind (spiritually ) and not specifically at nightinfinitely grateful for your help sorry for my bad english

Góða kvöldið, auringal,

No worries about the English, I believe that I was able to determine your questions (I hope). I assume that you have listed a few terms and phrases that you would like me to provide in Old Norse, along with their Elder Futhark equivalents? I will do this and more. 

[Note] Though, a disclaimer in advance, I am not the best with runes. I am sure there will be people who will say my runes are incorrect, and they may be right. There are a lot of books and a lot of different takes and, to be quite honest, everyone seems to have their way and think it to be the right way. I go based off of Jesse L. Byock’s book, and based off his book it does not seem that there are strict rules. There are tendencies and preferences, not exactly correct and incorrect methods. Just know which rune is which, but even this can be flexible. Anyway, I digress.

If I am not mistaken, these are the words and terms that you would like me to work on:

  1. Sons of Heimdall
  2. Humanity (non-gender specific)
  3. Centuries (i.e. 9th (IX) and 10th (X))
  4. Night Walker (in reference to spiritual blindness)

“Sons of Heimdall” (Heimdalls Synir)

Words:

- Son: sonr, m. (nominative plural: synir). 
- Heimdall: Heimdallr, m. (genitive singular: Heimdalls).
- Heimdalls Synir. (Heimdall’s Sons, or Sons of Heimdall). Feel free to adjust the word order if you want.

Runic Forms: 

- Elder Futhark: ᚺᛖᛁᛗᛞᚨᛚᛚᛊ ᛊᛁᚾᛁᚱ (normalized), ᚺᛖᛁᛗᛞᚨᛚᛊ:ᛁᚾᛁᚱ (inscription style).
- Younger Futhark: ᚼᛁᛁᛘᛏᛅᛚᛚᛋ ᛋᛁᚾᛁᚱ (normalized), ᚼᛁᛘᛏᛅᛚᛋ:ᛁᚾᛁᚱ (inscription style).


“Humanity”

It may not be satisfying, but the same word for “man” (maðr) was also used to refer to humans in general. It comes across as male-oriented in our society, but, for their society, this was how they referred to people, regardless of gender.  It seems to only refer to men, and perhaps in most instances it did, but it was also used to refer to women. Even modern Icelandic employs “man” for humanity. It is inescapable.

Words:

- manndómr (m., humanity). E: ᛗᚨᚾᚾᛞᛟᛗᚱ (normalized), ᛗᚨᚾᛞᛟᛗᚱ (inscription style); Y: ᛘᛅᚾᚾᛏᚢᛘᚱ (normalized), ᛘᛅᚾᛏᚢᛘᚱ (inscription style).

- mannkind (f., mankind). E: ᛗᚨᚾᚾᚲᛁᚾᛞ, ᛗᚨᚾᚲᛁᚾᛞ; Y: ᛘᛅᚾᚾᚴᛁᚾᛏ, ᛘᛅᚾᚴᛁᚾᛏ.

- mannkyn (n., mankind). E: ᛗᚨᚾᚾᚲᛁᚾ, ᛗᚨᚾᚲᛁᚾ; Y: ᛘᛅᚾᚾᚴᚢᚾ, ᛘᛅᚾᚴᚢᚾ.


“Centuries”

This one is a bit tough, because eI have not seen dates depicted on runestones. I can write them out in Old Norse though. However, I do not believe that the Scandinavians of those centuries, the ninth and the tenth, referred to them as such. This would have been a alter practice, after christianization.

Ninth Century: Níundi Öld. E: ᚾᛁᚢᚾᛞᛁ ᛟᛚᛞ, ᚾᛁᚢᚾᛞᛁ:ᛟᛚᛞ; Y: ᚾᛁᚢᚾᛏᛁ ᚨᛚᛏ, ᚾᛁᚢᚾᛏᛁ:ᚨᛚᛏ.

Tenth Century: Tíundi ÖldE: ᛏᛁᚢᚾᛞᛁ ᛟᛚᛞ, ᛏᛁᚢᚾᛞᛁ:ᛟᛚᛞ; Y: ᛏᛁᚢᚾᛏᛁ ᚨᛚᛏ, ᛏᛁᚢᚾᛏᛁ:ᚨᛚᛏ.


“Night Walker”

I am not sure if there are any terms more appropriate for the context you wish to use, so I will stick to your desire to use night.

Night Walker: Nótt Reikanmaðr. E: ᚾᛟᛏᛏ ᚱᛖᛁᚲᚨᚾᛗᚨᚦᚱ, ᚾᛟᛏ:ᚱᛖᛁᚲᚨᚾᛗᚨᚦᚱ; Y: ᚾᚢᛏᛏ ᚱᛁᛁᚴᛅᚾᛘᛅᚦᚱ, ᚾᚢᛏ:ᚱᛁᚴᛅᚾᛘᛅᚦᚱ.

I may have just violated the language here, but I did this a little creatively. What I did above translated to: Night Wandering-man. (Again, this can refer to women too, but, if you’d like, use kona in place of man for a woman).


I really hope that was helpful. Again, my runes are probably not the best. there are many better at runes and Old Norse than I, but I think I could still be a step in the right direct for you.

Best of luck!

Skál og ferð vel, vinur.


Sources and Notations:

[Old Norse] Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic. (Dover Publications, 2004), 285, 314-5, 334, 438, 528. ALSO: Jesse L. Byock, Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas. (Jules William Press, 2013), 74-9, 350.

[Notes on Runes] Again, there are many ways to write with runes. My knowledge is in infancy and is solely based off of Byock’s book. I did provide two versions of each futhark. One version was a normal writing method, just giving each letter its respective rune. However, the “inscription style” version offers another option. This options is meant to conserve space, leaving out repeated runes and borrowing the last letter for a first letter (if they are the same). It is very likely that I did this “wrong,” (especially in dropping repeated runes although they represent different letter - this is something I have yet to be able to decide which is the “correct” approach) but it will offer you some insight into the flexibility of runes. You can combine the two methods, if you’d like. Though, perhaps someone will correct me and offer you a more “correct” method.

Sunhwa & Hyosung speak up about Sunhwa leaving on their SNS

Both Sunhwa and Hyosung reached out to fans after Sunhwa’s leave from SECRET was announced.


Sunhwa wrote on her Instagram, “To SECRETTIME fans that I am always thankful for, and to the many who supported and comforted me.. Hello, it’s Sunhwa. I am writing to you today more carefully than other times. I was happy and thankful that I was able to get so much love and interest that I cannot put into words as a SECRET member for the past seven years. I am grateful that we were able to cry and laugh together. If I look back to the past days, I received love and interest for amazing things that I did together [with the SECRET members] that I could not do by myself since I knew nothing. I am sad and disappointed after making a difficult decision as well… But I want to keep those memories precious and use the passion that I’ve used so far into my future days. I am sure I will be lacking in my new endeavors, but I will work hard and become a person who can give back to your support no matter when and where. I thank the TS family, the members, and the fans who have been with me all this time.”

Hyosung also wrote, “Hello, this is SECRET’s leader Hyosung. Sunhwa, who has been with us for 7 years as a SECRET member, has concluded her activities as SECRET as she wants to walk the path of an actress. We cannot be together as singers anymore, but I will be supporting Sunhwa as we have lived and spent time together. We thank fans who have given us so much love as we promoted as 4, and we ask that you love and support SECRET’s future activities as well. Thank you. Cr : allkpop

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I…don’t want to do this but I got craigslist scammed and I am out my rent money for this month and worried about my financial security in general right now. I’m still looking for a job, hopefully will find something soon, but in the meantime, I would be so grateful for ANY amount of assistance. I can also take art commissions if you want something in return. I make watercolor prints and collages and I can give you more information if u message me. If u just want to help me out my PayPal is emtanner@smcm.edu and if you could spread this around I’d be super duper grateful

Until Next Time

Hey! Thank you everyone for participating, whether you participated for only one day, two days, three days, four days, five days - well you get the idea.

For however long you participated, whatever media you shared, thank you so much.

Through this week, I noticed obiyuki fans I never have seen nor talked to before! Through this week, I was showered with such wonderful content from this wonderful, talented fandom who adores our favorite red head herbalist and knight pairing. Through this week, I honestly have again bloomed my love for this duo. I can’t wait to see more of y’all and your magnificent creativity skills. Like, I really am so excited to see more outside of this week.

I am beyond grateful for all the sweet and kind messages I’ve received in thanks, but in reality, it’s all thanks to you, reading this. Heck, I alone couldn’t have done this if I didn’t receive help from other obiyuki fans and the person I got the idea from alone, @jhalya, so I really appreciate all the support and help I got when I initially decided to produce this week!

Anyways, like I said, I really am happy this week occurred. If you shared this week, if you watched the content get posted, if you participated, if you gave love to other participants, if you honestly enjoyed this week, thank you.

I can’t wait until next time.

- obiyukiweek

i refuse to get back into that same self destructive cycle i’ve been in all these years and tomorrow morning i’m calling my therapist of choosing and scheduling an appointment. today was a much better day and although so much has been going wrong i am eternally grateful to be blessed with all the beauty in my life.

Update on my Announcement from Yesterday

So, as I said in my post from yesterday, I’m looking to raise some funds in order to afford to buy things to translate for the DR fandom, such as the blu-ray box sets, magazines like Otomedia and Famitsu, artbooks, drama CDs, things like that.

I set up a GoFundMe campaign today for the blu-rays (since they’re the biggest hurdle at the moment) which you can find here and also in my blog description. If you can afford to help out even just a little bit, I would be extremely grateful!

A quick reminder about the important points:

  • the money will be used only to purchase things to translate as outlined above
  • my translations will be posted publicly so there’s no obligation to donate if you can’t
  • the GoFundMe is exclusively for the blu-ray box sets, and I’m looking into other options for ongoing things like Famitsu and so on
  • I am thinking about offering translation commissions in the future, in which case I will update everyone 
  • also as a side note I’m looking into ways to specially thank people who donate since I know this is asking a lot

Thanks again and I appreciate any help you can spare!

Fly from the grievous cycle.

In my mind, one relationship with a spirit generally leads to another, and another, and another.

I am grateful to cannabis for two reasons: first, for largely removing the obstacle of my migraines. And second for opening me up to relationships with the Genii Loci of Sacramento.

One potential downside of the plant’s psychoactive alkaloid, THC, is that in larger doses it can cement you to your seat. It also depends on the species of the plant, and even the strain (some euphoric strains can make you want to get up and clean the house for two hours). But its a downside.

And my response is just to get out of the house. Visit parks and channel sigils on a crappy notepad and take small naps to pester elementals.

Or I smoke a small amount and head to the local crossroad, because that’s where shady bastards have always gone to practice sorcery. And then, as usual, I bother the poor elementals, the ghosts, and fairies. But I pay them in booze, so that’s totally okay.

My point is that a certain type of enchantment is tied to the place, and utilizing plants that grow in that place to get to know it and have your adventures in is a good thing.

Go find the Nymphs in your local ponds and rivers. Find the ancient trees that have been revered since before your family arrived. Learn about local history; hunt down the ancient crossroads that were on the edge of town a century or two ago.

The more you understand the place you live, the structures and edifices and history of the thing that surrounds you, the better prepared you are to deal with problems that emerge within it.