benny you are my absolute favorite

If you like Hamilton then give “In The Heights” a try

I’m seeing a lot of non-musical listening people loving Hamilton so I feel I must direct them to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s OTHER amazing musical “In the Heights” 

My absolute favorite musical, it touches on topics like gentrification, community ties, city life in New York,

 preserving culture and identity in a place where you feel both at home but unwelcome, 

and a whole lot of Latin-based cultural quirks that I as a Filipino found to be extremely familiar, 

like reactions to extremes of heat in the summer, hardworking and tired people, 

that one street vendor who goes around selling his wares like a trooper on hot days, 

that one old lady matriarch of the community who everybody considers their grandma, 

responsibility to family, the pressure of one kid from a poor community to be educated and to go far not just for themselves but for the entire community, 

the gossip from the chattering ladies at the local salon, 

every excuse you can get to party and eat and drink and sing and dance you gotta take it, 

inviting the whole barrio to eat at your place during a celebration, etc etc ad infinitum 

The music is ridiculously good and energetic and gorgeous with a very engaging Latin flare 

and amazing raps written and performed by our favorite Lin-Manuel

and the drama is so powerful it’ll bring tears to your eyes 

You might also see some familiar faces/hear some familiar voices as some of the actors in In The Heights perform in Hamilton, like Chris Jackson as George Washington, previously the rapping young entrepreneur Benny 

You can listen to the full soundtrack online, I believe there are tracks on Spotify and I don’t have iTunes but you can check there, and I also know all the tracks are on youtube if you can’t access either

It is my absolute favorite musical of all time, it’s fun and funny and triumphant and heartbreaking and utterly beautiful and I highly recommend it. 

i-had-to-fight-to-get-this  asked:

I would like to join the Island of Denial™️ mostly because of Balthazar, my absolute favorite character in all of Supernatural, but also because of Jo, and Ellen, and Charlie, and Gabe, and Death (who seems pretty chill), and Benny, and on and on and on. I've brought chips and seven layer dip to balance out all the muffins, brownies, and various other sweet shit everyone else has brought with some healthy (mostly) stuff. Am I accepted?

Gabriel: *eyes the chips and dip*  I don’t know about this one…

Me: Why, because they have several favorites and aren’t catering directly to your tastes?

Gabriel: … Maybe.  

Benny:  You know, if he’s not going to appreciate our new guest, I’d be happy to show them around instead.  *smiles charmingly*

Gabriel: Hold up, Twilight, I never said I wouldn’t give them a tour.

Me: Sorry, Gabe, you snooze you lose.

Benny: *grins**holds out his hand* c’mon.  

Gabriel: *scowls*  I thought I was your favorite

Me:  *rolls eyes* Because it’s not like my blog says “Gabriel/Speight Centric Loveliness” in big letters or anything.

Gabriel: What’s a Speight?

Me: Erm, oh look!  Someone brought pie…

Well thanks to everyone reblogging my post about being close to my next hundred literally within the day i am now at 1800 so i figured i’d do a mini follow forever! 

Like i said this is a mini follow forever so these are pretty much my absolute favorites (aka the all stars) :

americanflagelin // anze-kopistar // blackhawks-shuffle // bunny-benny // coach-qs-stache // craawford // dontbesaad // daddyseabrook // dunkankeith // enforcechicago // goallagher-galchenpuck // hockeyismyreligon // hottscartnell // iloveshinpads65 // kimmoforever // krisbryants // marchandmad // massholehackey // mo-gardiner // nyrqurlforev // petitereveries / rvrbata // savemecareyprice // shawzys-little-mutt // somekindofhockeyblog // stale-sandcastle // stlouisramz // t-o-ews // teenagekane // teuvotamborine // themutt65 // toewscrosby // troubaa // young-mullet-enthusiast //

thank you all so much you’re amazing! i’m hoping to get to 2k by the end of the playoffs (which probably wont happen) and when i do then i’ll post another one that will probably be longer :) 

I can’t believe i reached 1K. The hockey fandom on here means so much to me! My confidence has gone up a 100000% since joining it. Before I couldn’t even make a text post and now i get anon’s telling me to stop making text posts cause i’m so annoying hahah. 

But seriously i love all of you.

~special stars~

smallchinesegirl –> She’s basically my best friend. We spent the past two summers basically living together. One time when my parents were gone for the weekend she came over just to cook me food. She’s in england for school and i’m so proud of her and how well she’s doing :’). Everyone should follow her, her blog isn’t hockey but she’s the bomb.

hawkeytime –> I’ve known her since middle school. She’s probably one of the smartest people i ever met. I didn’t even knew she liked hockey until i moved away after my sophomore year but ever since we’ve climbed mountains together and read each others ridiculous fics. All of our conversations are pretty embarrassing. Also we’re married. so yeah.

chitownhockey –> She’s the best. Like the absolute best. We’re talking like heavy duty best here. She listens to my bullshit, she helps me study, edits my essays and puts up with me when i’m cranky. she’s just so super duper awesome i swear.

phthylo-tides –> My soulmate basically. She’s been in and out of my life since 5th grade but i’ve loved her even when she was gone. When we go weeks without seeing each other it’s like it’s nothing. Also she was in love with Nathan Horton for a bit and that’s not something anyone could blame her for.

~absolute gems~

recordskips –> we haven’t talked in forever, WHY?

thatshitkrejci –> an example of an A+ human being

true-bromantics –> Saved my life a few times tbh

theawkwardphysicist –> Why am i so bad at responding to you? You’re awesome don’t worry

massholehackey –> the most perfect bruins blog ever aka the most perfect blog ever

alex-wennbergs –> i’ve actually been following you forever and idk what you could do to make me unfollow so you’re stuck probably

demdimpleskhudobin –> i’ve also been following you forever and i got really giddy when you followed me back :D

vrtanen –> You are an absolute sweetheart.

nemoniemi –> when people ask me what blog to follow this is one of them that always comes to mind.

gentlebenn –> she made my icon for me and she’s gorgeous

bunny-benny –> also a life saver! ily

ketnep –> you’re such a sweetheart and like one of my favorite blogs and now we talk too! it’s awesome.

~the cooliest~

baesaad, boston-strong-forever, bostonfooins, brendenkichton, brent–seabrook, bruins-babebruinuck, captainjontoews, crashthecreasedont-touch-my-rask, fahkingbroonsgoaliesrules, grantairesunderwear, hockeypleasehockey-fever, hockeyboystho, hockeyismyreligon, howardssaves, jamiebenndover, kappynenslucicbergeron, pastrnakattack, patrick-toews, petitkanerroman-josi, ryankeslr, saadfathers, shootoutwinnerssoupyfficial, spooky-mullet-enthusiast, sparkledagger, spookysaadertroubaa, youbruinedit

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If you’re not on here I’m so sorry!!! I’ve followed a lot of new and SUPER AWESOME blogs that’ll definitely appear on future Follow Forevers. But seriously i love all of you. And remember! Just message me, start a convo and i’ll def shoot you a follow.