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anonymous asked:

One of our shop classes had this thing like a gas leak or something and that set off the fire alarm. It was practically a blizzard outside, snow everywhere, students falling bc of all the ice on the cement outside, no one can see, and everyone in gym class was super pissed off. I saw this girl who used her hoodie to cover her legs instead of her arms bc she was wearing nike pros.

anonymous asked:

I was wondering how you name your characters?

honestly i get character names from all over the place. some names i just Like (sasha, edie), some i took from people i knew irl (ulrich, elaine), some are… puns… (roman)

but most of the time i just search around baby name sites / wikipedia until i find a name that fits. with anthea, for example, i knew i wanted a name that was unique and had a connection to strength or power, and liked anthea bc it was related to the goddess hera.

similarly i chose “nika” bc it was very close to “nike” and i liked him being associated with that concept of victory.

etc etc. usually i just go in with a vague idea of a concept and hunt around until i stumble upon something hahs

Vary Rare Gold Stater From Kyrene

This coin, worth around $110,700, was struck under the magistrate Jason circa 331-322 BC. It portrays an image of Nike driving a quadriga and the inscription ΚΥΡΑΝΑΙ – ΩΝ. The reverse shows Zeus Ammon on a throne holding a scepter; his feet are on a stool. An eagle holding a serpent in its talons is to the right and the inscription ΙΑΣΟΝΟΣ (Jason) to the left.  

Kyrene (aka Cyrene) was an ancient Greek and Roman city near present-day Shahhat, Libya. It was founded in 630 BC as a settlement of Greeks from the Greek island of Thera (Santorini), traditionally led by Battus I, at a site 16 kilometres (10 mi) from its associated ancient port, Apollonia (Marsa Sousa). It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region. It gave eastern Libya the classical name Kyrenaica (Cyrenaica) that it has retained to modern times. The city was named after a spring, Kyre, which the Greeks consecrated to Apollo. It was also the seat of the Cyrenaics, a famous school of philosophy in the 3rd century BC, founded by Aristippus, a disciple of Socrates. It was then nicknamed the “Athens of Africa.”

It’s ok to be new...

So as I’ve already seen a post making fun of the soon to be “resolution-ers” in the gym, I would like to make a post for anyone that has “getting fit” in their new years resolution. Here are some helpful hints if it’s been a while, or you’ve never been to a gym.

1. Start slow and set a reasonable goal. A lot of people set a resolution like “I’M GOING TO WORKOUT 6 DAYS A WEEK” Most likely not, you’re probably going to burn out. Start with something small that you’ll commit to. Like doing 30 mins 2-3 times a week. (It’s going to be packed the first 2 weeks anyway.)

2. Be courteous. If machines have a time limit, stick to it. If they have a sign up, use it. Re-rack your weights. Put all other equipment and mats where they belong. Wipe it down when you’re done. WIPE WHATEVER YOU USED DOWN, please.  If everyone leaves equipment and weights lying around then the gym will have to pay for it, which means you may end up paying for it with increased membership dues, keep the gym clean!

3. If you’re unsure ask, even if staff isn’t trained in personal training they should at least be able to point you in the right direction, if there’s one particular movement/lift you’re not understanding then ask. That being said, don’t abuse this privilege, if you don’t know anything, consider paying for some personal training sessions.

4. If you’re lifting, don’t lift too heavy! Use, good form, watch yourself lift. Don’t injure yourself right out of the gate.Good form at a lower weight will yield better results than poor form with a higher weight.

5. Stay hydrated, EVERY DAY. not just days you go to the gym. Definitely start with 8 glasses of water, on days you work out you will need to replace what you lose.  If you continue to drink little to know water you will get headaches and cramp up at the gym.  If you’re not a fan of water try cutting up fruit and letting it sit over night ( you can still eat the fruit), or make some green tea the night before, feel free to put a bit of honey/lemon and/or sliced ginger in it!  Get good fluids in!

6. You don’t need to spend a butt load of money on supplements/clothing or equipment.  You do not need to run out and spend $500 on a pair of Nike shox and bag of lululemon work out clothes.  If you have the money and want to, go for it.  If you have ZERO work out clothing I suggest buying a few things and washing frequently.  Wal-mart has great deals on work out clothing, and while I have ZERO confirmation if this is true, I’m pretty sure that a lot of their stuff is just relabeled Fila gear.  I have bought the EXACT same leggings, same stitching, pattern and everything from Kohls and wal-mart.  They also have work out gear on their clearance racks all the time.  (Ladies, get a sports bra.)  I also buy a ton of my stuff from Kohl’s.  I love Fila’s leggings, tanks and shirts.  They are frequently 30-40% off.  Kohl’s also has a ton of decent Asics’ and New Balance shoes in the $40-$60 range.  If you are good with credit cards get one of their store cards.  They send you additional coupons for 15,20 or 30% off.  I usually do my shopping with a 30% off coupon.  The reason I recommend Fila, Asics’ and New Balance is bc Nike no longer lets you use store coupons on their stuff anymore…so sad.  Kohl’s also has great clearance racks too.  I picked up three Nike medium impact sports bra’s for less than $50 a couple weeks ago. The point is, you can get some decent gear that will last you a good while inexpensively.

7. Be safe!  I’m actually referring to your items (purse, street clothes, phones, key etc) now.  Buy a lock and use it.  As much as I’d like to say honestly people hang out at the gym, not everyone does.  Put any valuables in a locker and keep it locked up.  I have my keep on a hair tie and secure it to my water bottle so I don’t forget it. 

I hope this can at least help one person that may have been apprehensive about starting a new work out routine this new year’s.  Don’t worry if you think it’s cliche to start at the new year.  Go for it, do your best and be consistent!

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Kylix

Attica

Maker: Penthesilea Painter

Date Made: 460-450 BC

Nike carrying a pair of sticks (?) or flutes (?) between a boy and a bearded man. Sections of rim and wall missing and restored in plaster. Penthesilea Painter

Penn Museum

The signs as typical child stereotypes:

Aries: one of those kids that are always up for some beef and they always start it just bc they always have the energy to turn sassy
Taurus: the kid who got sick all the time and never covered their mouth when they coughed
Gemini: the kinda nerdy kid that everyone still liked bc they were funny & cute
Cancer: the kid who everyone thought was cute and innocent then would rage and/or cry like there was no tomorrow
Leo: that kid that was clearly loaded bc they always had nike shoes and wore real jewellery to school
Virgo: the kid that looked better than ALL OF U but was quiet and shy
Libra: the kid who always brough SUPERCOOL STUFF to school and everyone would be jealy af
Scorpio: the kid who tried to lead their friendship group and probably did bc they were probably somewhat scary
Sagittarius: the really nice kid who was probably somewhat attractive (in your kid eyes) and would always be nice & fun to play with
Capricorn: the nerdy kid that thought they were better than everyone
Aquarius: that one kid who would annoy you until you let them play with you
Pisces: that kid that always had crusty snot bordering their nostrils