and-the-hard-part-begins

The hard part is over, and now the waiting begins; patience is an overrated virtue. Knowing that people are currently discussing my future at my company is such a strange feeling.

If I move locations, even if it’s for a promotion, it’s going to hurt like a mother fucker.

Title: A Story for Every Corner
Author: thepinupchemist
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 21,852
Summary: Dean’s a late bloomer. When he presents as an omega, everyone is surprised, and everything changes. Only a few months into omegahood, Dean decides to book it. A couple of truck rides and a state later, Dean’s in Apple Springs, Colorado at a bed & breakfast called The Snoozing Squirrel. The off-beat omega owner is just the beginning.

The hard part is the offbeat brother of the offbeat omega, an alpha named Castiel.

read it here on ao3

Like legit there was only two hard parts: Alexius and the Pride demon in beginning I literally knocked off Cory in 1 shot twice. I even fought the biggest dragon in earnest the second time when I was a level under and didn’t even use half my potions, all the hard shit was in the first 15-20 hours jfc

23.08.2015

This is my first summer holiday as an uni student, I have a 4-month summer holiday woooo My parents left me twice for pilgrimages which means I had develop a really “healthy” lifestyle.


In the beginning, I was trying really hard to find a part-time job, I thought it would be easy. But it wasn’t: I sent out 20 applications in total but only 5 of them contacted me and none of them hired me :( It worries me cause I don’t know if that is how finding job works, am I going to be jobless?


Luckily, my friend recommended me to a tutorial class agency and I got 2 cases and have been private-tutoring English to some kids. I realized that I am not really hating children (when I got paid). I’m thankful that I got the chance to do this.


I went back to my secondary school and visited my teachers. It felt so good and relaxed just to chat and gossip with them. I didn’t have pressure at school anymore so they were like friends to me. Reconnecting with my old friends, we went to Disneyland for 3 times as well :))


And then I spent the mid-July to assist the Joint Unit Campfire by helping the organizers with the script and becoming one of the group leaders. It brought back so many memories of Summer 2013 when I was organizing my own campfire event with my friends. (plus some of the summer love 2013 annoying stuff was back and i had to deal with that)


Also, I knew some new people in the new uni that I transferred to. (Oh yes, I think I haven’t said it here: I did it, I transferred to a mainstream uni directly to year 2!! :D) The whole August was mainly dealing with the orientations which means I had to put up a smile and acted super talkative and outgoing. As an ambivert, it started okay but I got really tired from trying hard. I just want to meet people who I can team up with in group projects so I won’t be the “new girl” that no one wants to work with. I hope I can adapt the new uni life and enjoy the rest of my tertiary education.


I am really looking forward to the new start as well as being extremely anxious about the new uni lifestyle. I love summer 2015. (still not as wonderful as summer 2012 - Hungary music trip & summer 2013 - campfire though)

Awesome Stuff: When Two Colossal Robots Fight, Everybody Wins

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It&se team wanted a hand-to-hand combat component: the Kuratas hasn&icularly heavy firepower (while the US bot, unsurprisingly, has) but it&ng out the Mk.II up close by trumping it on manoeuvrability and balance — because, like so many robot competitions over the years, there& end somewhat-disappointingly with one of the bots unceremoniously falling over.

At the top tier of $10,000, you get to join the pit crew and get the inside view of the entire match including watching on-site assembly of the bot — and since all five spots were snatched up far more quickly than expected, the team has added another round of five, and three of those have already been claimed.

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First Day Of School Photos: Expectations Vs. Reality

By: Christine Warne

Photo: Instagram @brooke.choate

aby’s all grown up and ready for his first day of pre-school — a Kodak moment waiting to happen. You’ve been preparing for this day for a few weeks now, and are ready to commemorate it with that DIY back-to-school sign from Pinterest. After multiple trips to the craft store and hours slaving over this sign (not to mention putting a lot of thought into the perfect first-day-of-school outfit), you’re finally ready to put it to use. And now the hard part begins — getting your child to sit still long enough to take a nice photo.

In your mind, back to school photos should look something like this:

Or this:

Well done on that sign, mom!

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But in reality, there’s usually a few photos like look more like these:

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That first day can be tough (not just because it’s hard to take a good photo), as one new preschooler told a Los Angeles reporter last week. If you successfully made it through the morning (with or without tears), way to go! You’re a trooper and you deserve a big thumbs up.

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Ooc//; … So as you guys know I have a comic of Nix and Captain.

But I basically drew the parts I posted from the middle of the story.

So now I have to back track to the beginning and re write it. This is the hard part… Because the original story is so cliche and I don’t know how to… Fix it.

:/

I need to sit down and brainstorm with people. I wish I could talk to Captain’s mun but they are busy still.

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Yeah, oh no we took out everything out of the room except the bed frame. The carpet was easy the bottom stuff was the hard part. Oh yeah begining stuff always slaps the lazyness outta you. Good luck with higher exercising.

It really hasv.v I woke up so sore! I’m trying to tone so I didn’t work out today, I remembered my health teachers saying to build muscles you need to alternate how you work out, because you build muscle due to soreness or sum, I don’t exactly remember tbh😂

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Top US diplomat flies to Cuba for new policy victory lap

HAVANA (AP) — Washington’s top diplomat came to Havana on Friday to raise the Stars and Stripes over the newly opened U.S. Embassy, making a symbolically charged victory lap for the Obama administration’s new policy of engagement with Cuba.

Ordinary Cubans will cheer, U.S. business executives will network and Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Cuba’s foreign minister, the country’s Roman Catholic archbishop and, separately, a hand-picked group of dissidents.

Then the hard part begins.

Soon after Kerry heads home Friday evening, the Cuban and U.S. diplomats who negotiated the embassy reopening will launch full-time into the next phase of detente: expanding economic ties between the two nations with measures like direct flights and mail service.

The Americans also want to resolve billions of dollars in half-century-old American claims over property confiscated after the Cuban revolution. Cuba has its own claims, as noted in a newspaper column by Fidel Castro on Thursday saying the U.S. owes the island “numerous millions of dollars” for damages caused by the embargo.

“We have diplomatic relations; now we can get to the real work,” said Wayne Smith, a retired U.S. diplomat who witnessed the closing of the U.S. Embassy in 1961, served in Cuba under President Jimmy Carter and returned this week to attend Friday’s ceremony.

Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced on Dec. 17 that they would re-establish diplomatic ties 54 years after the flag was taken down from the embassy overlooking Havana’s seaside boulevard, the Malecon.

Obama also said he would be moving to empower the Cuban people by loosening the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba through a series of executive actions that make it easier for American citizens to travel to Cuba and trade with the island’s growing class of private business owners.

Eight months later, Cuba has repeatedly demanded a complete lifting of the embargo. It has not responded to Obama’s actions with measures that would allow ordinary Cubans to benefit from them, such as allowing low-cost imports and exports by Cuban entrepreneurs looking to do business with the U.S.

“I think we’re ending one phase and entering another,” said Robert Muse, a U.S. lawyer specializing in Cuba. “The handshakes, the fraternal regards, the raising of the flags, that’ll end on Aug. 14. Then I think it’s very particular conversations begin.”

While Cuba has increased its highly limited Internet access since Dec. 17 in a measure U.S. officials partially attribute to the warming with Washington, ordinary Cubans are growing increasingly impatient for concrete results from the new relationship.

“I’m optimistic but cautious,” said Rolando Mendez, a state worker walking outside the new U.S. Embassy on Thursday. “We have to wait and see how events develop and if there really will be benefits for the two peoples.”

The U.S. tried several times to hold discussions with Cuban officials about the details of Obama’s loosening of U.S. regulations but those meetings never happened amid the pressure to strike a deal allowing the reopening of embassies in Havana and Washington on July 20.

U.S. diplomats say that such a meeting, which will hopefully lead to a real increase in trade with the U.S., is among the top priorities of the normalization talks expected to start in earnest in coming weeks.

After the flag ceremony and a meeting with Havana Archbishop Jaime Ortega, Kerry is scheduled to meet with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez followed by a news conference and the raising of a second flag at the stately home of the embassy’s chief of mission, where the secretary of state is also expected to meet with Cuban dissidents.

Kerry said in a series of interviews with Spanish-language press Wednesday that the day would move the U.S.-Cuban relationship into a series of detailed talks about topics including “law enforcement, maritime security, education, health, telecommunications.”

“We will talk very directly about a sort of road map toward real, full normalization,” Kerry said.

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Associated Press writer Michael Weissenstein reported this story in Havana and Bradley Klapper reported from Washington. AP writer Anne-Marie Garcia contributed to this report.

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Michael Weissenstein on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mweissenstein

Bradley Klapper on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bklapperAP

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Top US diplomat flies to Cuba for new policy victory lap

HAVANA (AP) — Washington’s top diplomat is coming to Havana on Friday to raise the Stars and Stripes over the newly opened U.S. Embassy, making a symbolically charged victory lap for the Obama administration’s new policy of engagement with Cuba.

Ordinary Cubans will cheer, U.S. business executives will network and Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Cuba’s foreign minister, the country’s Roman Catholic archbishop and a hand-picked group of dissidents.

Then the hard part begins.

Soon after Kerry heads home Friday evening, the Cuban and U.S. diplomats who negotiated the embassy reopening will launch full-time into the next phase of detente: expanding economic ties between the two nations with measures like direct flights and mail service.

The Americans also want to resolve billions of dollars in half-century-old American claims over property confiscated after the Cuban revolution. Cuba has its own claims, as noted in a newspaper column by Fidel Castro on Thursday saying the U.S. owes the island “numerous millions of dollars” for damages caused by the embargo.

“We have diplomatic relations; now we can get to the real work,” said Wayne Smith, a retired U.S. diplomat who witnessed the closing of the U.S. Embassy in 1961, served in Cuba under President Jimmy Carter and returned this week to attend Friday’s ceremony.

Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced on Dec. 17 that they would re-establish diplomatic ties 54 years after the flag was taken down from the embassy overlooking Havana’s seaside boulevard, the Malecon.

Obama also said he would be moving to empower the Cuban people by loosening the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba through a series of executive actions that make it easier for American citizens to travel to Cuba and trade with the island’s growing class of private business owners.

Eight months later, Cuba has repeatedly demanded a complete lifting of the embargo. It has not responded to Obama’s actions with measures that would allow ordinary Cubans to benefit from them, such as allowing low-cost imports and exports by Cuban entrepreneurs looking to do business with the U.S.

“I think we’re ending one phase and entering another,” said Robert Muse, a U.S. lawyer specializing in Cuba. “The handshakes, the fraternal regards, the raising of the flags, that’ll end on Aug. 14. Then I think it’s very particular conversations begin.”

While Cuba has increased its highly limited Internet access since Dec. 17 in a measure U.S. officials partially attribute to the warming with Washington, ordinary Cubans are growing increasingly impatient for concrete results from the new relationship.

“I’m optimistic but cautious,” said Rolando Mendez, a state worker walking outside the new U.S. Embassy on Thursday. “We have to wait and see how events develop and if there really will be benefits for the two peoples.”

The U.S. tried several times to hold discussions with Cuban officials about the details of Obama’s loosening of U.S. regulations but those meetings never happened amid the pressure to strike a deal allowing the reopening of embassies in Havana and Washington on July 20.

U.S. diplomats say that such a meeting, which will hopefully lead to a real increase in trade with the U.S., is among the top priorities of the normalization talks expected to start in earnest in coming weeks.

After the flag ceremony and a meeting with Havana Archbishop Jaime Ortega, Kerry is scheduled to meet with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez followed by a news conference and the raising of a second flag at the stately home of the embassy’s chief of mission, where the secretary of state is also expected to meet with Cuban dissidents.

Kerry said in a series of interviews with Spanish-language press Wednesday that the day would move the U.S.-Cuban relationship into a series of detailed talks about topics including “law enforcement, maritime security, education, health, telecommunications.”

“We will talk very directly about a sort of road map toward real, full normalization,” Kerry said.

___

Associated Press writer Michael Weissenstein reported this story in Havana and Bradley Klapper reported from Washington. AP writer Anne-Marie Garcia contributed to this report.

___

Michael Weissenstein on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mweissenstein

Bradley Klapper on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bklapperAP