balls 2 the wall

TalesFromYourServer: Entitled salad guy.

So I’m not a great storyteller but I’ll do my best here.

I’ll preface this by explaining that I’m in a unique position of management where I can still work service shifts to make some extra scratch, and when I’m cut and my tables are gone, I go change my uniform, switch my clock in, and act as M.O.D for the rest of the night to close down the house. I have regular management shifts too, but I can help out on nights we’re short on servers. This was one of those nights.

Saturday night was really balls-to-the-wall crazy. 2 hour wait, long ticket times, everyone in the weeds. Because of this I had to serve a bit longer than originally planned before I could take a cut and relieve the volume manager. Around 9pm I got my last table, five gentlemen. Well, four gentlemen and one douchebag. We’ll call him DB.

Table started pretty rocky because it was a slightly long greet (maybe five minutes) because I still had four other tables that were in various stages of closing out/leaving, and as soon as I approach the table and before I could properly introduce myself DB barks his cocktail order at me. I’m pretty no BS at this stage at the night so I kinda just ignore him and get the other guys’ drink orders. DB demands two appetizers.

Bring back drinks, ask if they’re good to order dinner. They are. DB: You didn’t forget about our appetizers right?! No. They’re still being made. Finish taking dinner order.

At this point my volume manager is expressing his desire to leave (he was only supposed to be there until 8) so I tell him I can probably hold it down till I finish my table.

Apps come out, no problems. After apps there is a salad course. Here is where things get irritating.

As I’m dropping salads:

DB: Uhhhh…

Me: Sir?

DB: There’s something missing here, don’t you think?

Me: Not that I know of. It’s the house salad.

DB: No it’s not. Where’s the egg? And the cheese? And the bacon? This is like nothing.

Me: You want like, a small Cobb salad?

DB: NO. I want the house salad. Not this bullshit.

Me: Sir our house salad has diced tomato, cucumber, red onio- (he cuts me off here)

DB: No, I don’t want to hear what you think it is, I want the house salad. I’ve been here before and this is definitely not your normal house salad.

mrwwhenI’veworkedhereforthreeyearsandapparentlyI’vebeengivingoutthewrongsaladsallthistime

Me: Sir. Please don’t talk to me like that.

DB: Excuse me? You don’t talk to ME like that. Just give me what I asked for. Ok?

Me: (trying to pick my battles here) fine.

I grab his apparently wrong house salad and walk off. I might mention here that his other four cohorts said nothing about their salads and ate in awkward silence during this exchange.

I fix up DB’s salad nice and pretty as a little Cobb. This is the point in the movies where the server/kitchen staff takes the opportunity to add some extra ingredients of their own into the mix, and might I say it was tempting, but I have some moral and professional reservations about that.

I bring back DB’s salad.

Me: does this look better?

DB: Oh wow, look guys, he finally brought me the right salad. Bravo. (golf clap)

Me: Anything else?

DB: Bring me a manager please.

Me (still in waiter attire): That’s me.

DB: Oh he’s funny too. No. Bring me YOUR MANAGER.

Me: I am the manager. I’m waiting tables to help out. What can I do for you?

DB: You’ve gotta be kidding me. What kinda fuckin place is this? I’ve got a waiter with an attitude who’s also the manager?

Me (dropping all semblance of pleasant customer service): An attitude? Dude, if anyone’s got an attitude it’s you. You’ve been really rude tonight. I’m hard pressed not to ask you to leave.

DB: you know what? Give me your GMs card. I can’t believe a waiter is talking to me like this.

(Finally one of his friends speaks up)

“DB. Shut the fuck up. You’re being an asshole, and this is why we didn’t want to come here with you tonight.”

This led into a really bad yelling match, I ended up backing off for a minute. DB gets up and storms out. I come back and ask if they’re ok. Guy that spoke up said “yes. We’re fine. And I’ll take his tab. Sorry man.”

Closed them out, standard 20% grat.

So I think I may have inadvertently been involved in the end of a friendship.

By: SilasX93

6:30 AM CrossFit, check! I was a little nervous of what today’s long WOD day would entail because the owner said it was going to be fun. Ok, so what kind of fun are we taking about? Like 100 wall balls fun? Or 100 thrusters fun? Or 100 burpees fun? Actually, it turned out to not be so bad because there was rest built into the workout. 😬

WOD, Tabata Stations
Complete the full tabata at each station (4:00) then move to the next station. 1:00 REST between stations.
1. Tabata Row for calories
2. Tabata: Wall balls/Half burpees
3. Tabata: Assault bike/push-ups
4. Tabata: V-ups/Hollow Hold
5. Tabata: Goblet Squats/KBS

Whew, the only thing on my agenda on my day off is crossed off. What now? 🤔 Maybe go see Guardians of the Galaxy 2? We’ll see. Shower first.

Happy Friday! ☺️

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College (C.H.)

A/N: there will be an additional part, but I don’t know when it will be up. I got the story line idea from HSM 3 so yes, it will be similar. Also, helpful hint. This (####) means a skip in time within the same day. This (****) means a skip in time more than a day.

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Part 2

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~10 Years Ago~

I kicked my soccer ball against the wall next to our garage door – bored – since my friend cancelled on our plans to play today.

I got angry and kicked the ball a little bit harder than I had originally intended, causing it to bounce off the wall and into the neighboring house’s yard.

I huffed and groaned before walking over to my neighbor’s house, only to be met with the sight of a boy around my age playing with my ball. “Hey!” I yelled at him.

He abruptly stopped shuffling the ball between his feet at the sound of my voice. He froze as I stalked over to him.

I pointed at my ball that was resisting under his foot. “That’s my ball. I kicked it over here by accident.”

He blushed and shyly kicked it back over to me. “Sorry,” he mumbled and turned to go back inside his house.

I stopped the ball with my foot and kicked it up off the ground, only to catch it in my hands, holding it against my hip. “Wait!” I called to the boy.

He stopped walking and turned around to look at me but didn’t say anything else.

“Do you play?” I asked him.

“What?” The boy asked back confusedly.

“Do you play soccer, silly.” I giggled.

He nodded. “Yeah.”

I beamed. “Would you like to play with me?”

He smiled widely. “Yes!”

I put my ball down and passed it to him. “I’m Y/N.” I introduced myself.

“Calum,” the boy replied and kicked the ball back to me.

That’s where both of our parents found us an hour or so later, playing soccer in Calum’s front yard. We were both drenched in sweat from playing so hard and covered in dirt from tackling each other.

That was the day that the boy next door, that went by the name of Calum Hood, became my best friend…until I fell in love with him.

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The Ultimate Sexy Arms Workout

Whether you’re rocking a swimsuit at the beach, a little black dress at a cocktail party or a tank top while running errands, you’ll want to show off your strong, lean arms. With these exercises, you’ll sculpt and define your arms, reduce excess fat and become stronger for everyday tasks. You’ll need two sets of weights, one lighter set (women five to 10 pounds, men 10 to 25 pounds) and one heavier (women 10 to 25 pounds, men 25 to 40 pounds).

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1. Triangle (or Diamond) Push-Ups
Start in a plank, with your forefingers and thumbs together so they create a triangle (or diamond) shape. From this position (either fully extended on the feet or in a kneeling plank), lower down into a low push-up. Your elbows should come out wide to the side and your chest should lower directly down toward the triangle on the floor. Start with three sets of five and work up to three or four sets of 10.


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2. Stability-Ball Biceps Curls
Hold the ball against a wall with your back without leaning too heavily against it, feet hip- or shoulder-distance apart. In this standing position, hold your heavier weights, one in each hand, and keep your arms down at your sides, palms facing in. As you squat down, roll the ball down the wall with you, lift your arms into a biceps curl, rotating the hands so the palms face your shoulders. Do three to five sets of 10 reps.

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3. Hard-Core Plank
Start in the same position as the top of a push-up, balancing on your feet and hands, your body in a straight line from your heels to head. Exhale as you lower halfway down toward the floor, elbows bent in close to your ribs. For an added challenge, lift your right foot four inches off the floor and hold for five seconds. Set it down for a second, then lift it out to the side at a 90-degree angle, still four inches off the ground. Hold it out at your side for five seconds. Return to start position, and repeat on left side. Start with two reps on each side and work up to four.


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3. Dumbbell Arm Circles
Sit tall in a chair or stand with feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent. Hold a weight in each hand and extend your arms straight out in front of you, chest height, slightly wider than your shoulders. Slowly make small circles inward (about four inches in diameter). Do this for 15 seconds before reversing your circles. Do three to five sets of these.

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4. Reverse Fly
You can do this standing, kneeling down or straddling an incline bench with your face down. Hold a weight in each hand at your sides and roll your shoulders back. Squeeze your abdominal muscles in as you lift your arms into a soft-bent circle in front of your chest, just below shoulder height, palms face inward. Open your arms wide apart, with the movement coming only from your shoulder joints. Stop when your elbows are slightly behind your back. Resist as you bring the arms and hands back together. Do three to five sets of eight.

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5. Chest Opener
With a weight in each hand, start in a kneeling position. Leaning slightly back with arms down at your sides, squeeze your glutes and inner thighs as you feel a slight stretch in your hip flexors. Face your palms behind you and press your straight arms back behind you. Stop when your hands are directly above your ankles. Do three to five sets of 10 presses.


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6. Serve-a-Platter
Hold a weight in each hand and sit on a chair or flat bench. Plant your feet firmly on the floor about hip-width apart. Sit up tall, engage your core and lengthen through the top of the head. Hold your arms up in front of you as if carrying a platter, palms and underside of your forearms facing up. Your forearms should be parallel to the floor, your shoulders back and down. Slowly lift and extend your arms up and forward. Lift until your hands are just above shoulder height. As you lower, bring your elbows to the point just before they go behind your back and lift back up. Do three to five sets of eight.

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7. Rotator Cuff In and Outs
Kneel on the ground, sit back on your heels and hold your weights at your sides. Keeping your upper arms close to your ribs, lift the weights so your forearms are parallel to the ground, palms facing up. Your elbows should be at a 90-degree-angle. Move your forearms slowly in toward each other, then slowly out to the either side of your torso without allowing your forearms to lift. Do three to five sets of 10. If kneeling puts too much pressure on your knees, do this on a bench or chair.

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Hall interior N932

Created for: The Sims 4
A set of furniture and decor in classic style interior decoration of the hall, hallway, living room.
The set includes 23 objects:
- A long console table made of old wood
- Old chest
- Original candles in the candelabra with glass cap
- Branches in glass jar
- Umbrella-cane
- Old book (2 variants)
- Chess
- Sports balls (2 variants)
- Figurines of horses (2 variants)
- Wooden plaque on the wall (2 variants)
- Wooden letter ‘N’
- Carved wooden panels
- Picture with a retro black and white photos (7 options)

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clausgrimm  asked:

So what is a normal routine with HIIT like? Is it 2-3 minutes of start up, 30 seconds of high intensity, 60-120 seconds of break (depending on how fit the person is), then another 30 seconds, repeat until 20 minutes with 2-3 of cooldown? Should a person only do this 2-3 times a week?

OKAY I’ll make this super easy so Ill pick an exercise thats its easy to do this with.
Treadmill Running

Example with 3 rounds:

Warm-up 5 minutes at a joggin pace of like 5 mph then after the warmup is done you start the rounds

Round 1:

Then pick a running pace of like 6mph- 7mph and do that for 2 minutes
then pick the sprinting pace of like 10mph for 1 minute

Round 2:
theres no rest in between rounds your recovery is when you
Run 2 minutes at 6mph-7mph
then Sprint 1 minute at 10mph

Round 3:
Run 2 minutes at 6mph-7mph
Sprint 1 minute at 10mph

Cooldown AND NEVER FORGET TO COOLDOWN!
Walking slow pace for 4-5 minutes at 4mph

and there you go! You should be sweating hardcore from that And that

LITERALLY can be applied to anything

  • Jump Rope. 
  • Cycling, 
  • Punching a bag, 
  • etc. 

just pick something warmup, go moderate pace 2 minutes, then balls to the wall hardcore for 1 and then always cooldown at the end for 4-5 minutes

and there you go. Thats how you do HIIT Training. Its much more effective for burning fat than steady state. Do it 2-3 times a week since its so intense and your fat loss will be extraordinary 

anonymous asked:

Headcanon that Gavin will not hold back on how much a prank will cost if he thinks it would be funny. He once got a huge fursuit made to look like a bear/mlp and sent it to Michael. Paid off all the bars in a 100 block radius to not serve Geoff for a week.

Gavin just loves making everyone question what the fuck is going on, from filling Jeremy’s car with gum balls to tearing down the pent house walls and rebuilding them 2 inches back, and watching everyone be confused because things are just slightly wrong.

krowzzer  asked:

I'm sorry for asking. I can only guess how many times you've had to answer this but, I get super inspired by you and want to get into shape, I know HICT training is really good to slim down, but I have not the first clue about it. I know I do it in long work, short break times, but how long is long? What would suggest I do, being pretty new to this whole thing. TnT

OKAY I’ll make this super easy so Ill pick an exercise thats its easy to do this with. Treadmill Running

Example with 3 rounds:

Warm-up 5 minutes at a joggin pace of like 5 mph then after the warmup is done you start the rounds

Round 1:

Then pick a running pace of like 6mph- 7mph and do that for 2 minutes
then pick the sprinting pace of like 10mph for 1 minute

Round 2: 
theres no rest in between rounds your recovery is when you
Run 2 minutes at 6mph-7mph
then Sprint 1 minute at 10mph

Round 3: 
Run 2 minutes at 6mph-7mph
Sprint 1 minute at 10mph

Cooldown AND NEVER FORGET TO COOLDOWN!
Walking slow pace for 4-5 minutes at 4mph

and there you go! You should be sweating hardcore from that And that LITERALLY can be applied to anything, Jump Rope. Cycling, Punching a bag, etc. just pick something warmup, go moderate pace 2 minutes, then balls to the wall hardcore for 1 and then always cooldown at the end for 4-5 minutes

and there you go. Thats how you do HIIT Training. Its much more effective for burning fat than steady state

if I suffer at this
typewriter
think how I’d feel
among the lettuce-
pickers of Salinas?
I think of the men
I’ve known in
factories
with no way to
get out-
choking while living
choking while laughing
at Bob Hope or Lucille
Ball while
2 or 3 children beat
tennis balls against
the wall.
some suicides are never
recorded.
—  “The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth,” Charles Bukowski
Spoiler Review of A Court of Mist and Fury (Part 1)

DISCLAIMER: This is my personal opinion. I’m in no way stating what I say here is canon or accurate. It is my personal interpretation. If you disagree with my opinion or want to share your view on this with me-go for it! But, if you are going to send me hate, do yourself and me a favor and don’t bother.

Part 1: The House of Beasts

Feyre’s Nightmares and Feylin’s Deterioration

Feyre has to remind herself who she is and where she currently is after the events of Amarantha’s dungeons. She has to remind herself what is real and what is a dream. She has to remind herself that she is a survivor.

Immortal strength-more a curse than a gift. (ACOMAF Pg. 6)

Feyre is having trouble adjusting to her new immortal body which parallels her inability to adjust to normal life. Her problem? She doesn’t have anyone to talk to. Tamlin “sleeps” straight through her nightmares and refuses to talk about his own. The two of them are similar in that they choose to ignore their problems and in doing so, they have completely shunted one another out of one of the most important aspects of their lives. I feel that the two of them think that if they confronted their nightmares together then they’d have to truly acknowledge how real and traumatic Amarantha’s reign over Prythian was to them.

“Today-let’s forget it, let’s just move past it. Please.” (ACOMAF Pg. 102)

Sex is their one reprieve in which they can lose themselves in other sensations, almost like how an alcoholic uses alcohol to drown out their sorrows. But like alcohol, sex just grants them temporary euphoria. It doesn’t solve anything. Sex is a mere illusion of love for the pair and it covers up all the underlying problems in their relationship.

He made love to me, morning and night. He worshiped my body with his hands, his tongue, his teeth. But that had never been the hard part. We just got tripped up with the rest. (ACOMAF Pg. 103)

Instead, we have Tamlin becoming overprotective to the point that he completely smothers and crushes Feyre’s true potential. Understandable. He almost lost her under the mountain and he’s channeled that anguish he felt under the mountain into something else. But in his honorable (?) quest to protect Feyre, he has completely forgotten that she is a warrior, that she has survived Amarantha using her guts and wits. Consequently he demotes her into a damsel in distress, trapping her in a world of frills and vapid society. He doesn’t realize that what Feyre needs is a distraction-a real one. Something that has her moving around, helping others. All his protectiveness ends up pushing down the real Feyre and has, whether she realizes it or not, contributed to her current state of mind: that she is not worthy.  She is “ruined,” a doll smashed to smithereens. On some unconscious level she realizes it at the wedding and it’s why she realizes she can’t marry Tamlin.

To be honest, I never shipped Feylin in ACOTAR (I didn’t ship Feyrhys either if you’re wondering). For me, I felt like a lot of it was lust driven and that the two never really sat down and had a real conversation. That’s why Tamlin fails to understand, like I mentioned before, that Feyre is a fucking survivor.

You still have no idea what it was like for me-to be on the verge of starvation for months at a time. And you can call her a glutton all you like, but I have sisters too, and I remember what it felt like to return home without any food. So maybe she’ll spend all that money on stupid things-maybe she and her sisters have no self-control. But I’m not going to take that chance and let them starve, because of some ridiculous rule that your ancestors invented. (ACOMAF Pg. 94)

This is the AHA moment for me. It’s the one part where you realize how fractured and fragile Feylin was in the first place. How little both of them understand each other. Sure, they love each other-I don’t think for one moment that they faked their love for each other. But love can only take you so far when you fail to understand and appreciate the little or large things that make your partner who they are. It’s also very interesting that she would actually voice out her opinion and lash out against Tamlin after coming back from Rhysand who tells her to become vital and become a weapon. A small bit of Feyre has come back.

How poorly Tamlin understands Feyre comes to light after he fucking traps her in the house. For Feyre it’s a very real and terrifying moment as she comes to grip with how helpless she felt under the mountain. It’s that moment when Tamlin completely rips away Feyre’s freedom to come in and out that Feyre realizes that she has lost all sense of herself. She’s not just trapped physically but also mentally(does that make sense?).

Feyrhys

That rage flicker in his eyes again at the dress, the hair. (ACOMAF Pg. 47)

In the few moments that Rhysand has been with Feyre he immediately is able to reveal all the underlying problems with Feylin-earning Feyre’s ire. She’s in denial that anything could possibly be wrong. Why? She practically killed herself to preserve her relationship with Tamlin only to have it fracture straight afterwards. Rhysand recognizes that she has become a “doe-eyed damsel” which is a far cry from the warrior and badassery that is Ferye. He’s furious that Tamlin and the others have trapped her in such a persona because it strips Feyre of her independence and individuality.

I love how he distinctly says, “You are not a prisoner, Feyre.” (ACOMAF Pg. 48) Because in Tamlin’s home, she is a prisoner. She is a prisoner to Tamlin’s whims and orders. She is a prisoner to the wedding. She is a prisoner to the nightmares that haunt her incessantly. But in Rhysand’s home and in his eyes, she is a free individual.

He wants her to become independent again. And what better way to do it than to help her read and cultivate her hidden Fae skills.

Rhysand is the most handsome High Lord.

Rhysand is the most delightful High Lord.

Rhysand is the most cunning High Lord.

First of all, this is so Rhys and it made my mouth twist into a smile. Second of all, can I just say he’s the most vain bastard of all time (but you love him for it anyway?). And third, he probably makes Feyre copy it out not just to feed his vanity but also to channel and direct her anger into something productive. It’s the same method he uses under the mountain to distract her. Feyre’s anger is what helps winnow out (ha get it? No? Ok I’ll shut up now lol) the pain and helps her get out of whatever hole she’s in.

“I have nowhere else to go.” (ACOMAF Pg. 127)

UGH RHYS IS YOUR HOME FEYRE!!!!!!!!!!!! (You can tell that I started shipping them here). But in all seriousness, Feyre has never truly felt at home since the moment she got snatched away from the Mortal Lands. She doesn’t feel at home in her Fae skin because she still has a mortal heart. She’s very lost and confused and has lost complete sense of what to do. Getting away from the very place that had trapped her in the first place is just what she needs to feel that she belongs.

This house…this house was a home that had been lived in and enjoyed and cherished. (Pg. 131)

Welcome home Feyre.

Mor is My Queen

“Good thing I came along. Though I’d enjoy seeing Rhys’s balls nailed to the wall.” (ACOMAF Pg. 59)

Part 2 can be found here: 2

Do you see that bruise near the collar of my shirt!? I just noticed it today. It’s from cleans at CrossFit but I’m pretty positive no one thinks that when they see it. Turtlenecks for the rest of the week it is. ((I kid, I kid))

Good news: after months of being stuck at 95lbs with cleans I hit a PR today of 105! I think there was a possibility I could have even done more but time ran out. But a 10 pound PR is fine by me. The squat cleans felt good today. It was lovely.

Normal news: after that we did front rack lunges, 4x 10, and I did them at 65lb

WOD:
15 min AMRAP
2 rope climbs
20 wall ball shots (14lb)
200 m run

3 + rope pull ups.

So I did the thing where I pulled myself off the ground with the rope and I tried really hard to just be on my heels because I need to work on my grip strength. Kyle showed me how to start a rope climb…I couldn’t get off the ground…but I was happy for the lesson and know where to start in the future. The wall balls seem to be getting easier to hit the target but doing them unbroken? That’s still not easy. And it was a shuffle vs a run cause it was soooooo hot. A nice workout tonight though. I almost just didn’t pack my gym bag this am cause I was lazy but I’m glad I did.

Seriously though, I’m ready for the weekend! Who’s with me!?