bring your own food

some quick tips for vegans
  • always buy food in bulk, because it’s cheaper + you don’t have to go grocery shopping as often
  • if you can’t get ahold of the packaging label, just don’t eat it. instead, you can bring your own food/snacks everywhere
  • make a shopping list and go grocery shopping as needed 
  • read the ingredients. all the time. especially if you’re eating out/buying food/eating someone else’s food
  • get a rice cooker!!! i swear it’s so easy + fast to make rice and this way u can be super lazy and cook fast and delicious meals (like me)
  • only buy the staples, then make fancier meals out of them. don’t go crazy buying fancy vegan foods, because you will spend a lot of money.
  • for body products/makeup/etc., you could spend more money and buy from the explicitly vegan brands, or you can buy from everyday drugstore brands and just check the labels super thoroughly. it just depends on your budget. 
  • frozen fruits and vegetables!!! they’re cheaper + they last longer
  • almond milk is AH-mazing and every vegan should try it. heck, you should try it even if you’re not vegan almond milk is LIFe
  • trader joe’s has a lot of great vegan foods and it’s wayyyy cheaper than whole foods
  • fruits and vegetables are great for meals/snacks
  • smoothies!!!
  • it’s okay if you can’t afford to go completely vegan. (as in, you can’t buy only vegan clothes/makeup/body products) baby steps. you’ll get there.
  • don’t beat yourself up if you accidentally eat something non-vegan! we’ve all done it, and it’s okay. just be more careful next time!
  • good luck with your vegan journey! it’s a wonderful, life-changing experience, and I encourage you all to try it! ~mel
Magic Kingdom Tips

Hey guys! I decided to make a sort of master post of everything I learned about the parks as a CP. This is more from a guest’s perspective, so you don’t need to be a CP to use it.

- if you’re in a rush and the line for the express monorail from parking is packed take the resort monorail, it still stops at parking and at the magic kingdom, but most people don’t know this so they wait for the express. Same advice applies for leaving after fireworks.
- if you have the option, busses are almost always faster to take to MK because you skip the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) altogether and just get dropped off at the main entrance.
- the best parade viewing spot for the 3 o'clock parade is in Frontierland, that’s where the parade starts, so it’ll be over for you faster and you can ride rides while the Main Street people are still watching the parade. Frontierland also has store fronts that are covered you can sit or stand under to be out of the sun.
- Columbia Harbour House is the best place to go if you need an air conditioned place to sit for a while, it has 2 levels of seating and it’s almost never crowded.
these are the rides you want fastpasses for:
- Space Mountain
- Mine Train
- Peter Pans flight
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Jungle Cruise
- Best place to watch fireworks? From the elevated train station platform, get your spot about an hour early though
- You can get band-aids and OTC pain relief pills for free from First Aid
- You can have your shopping purchases sent to the front of the park or your hotel room if you stay on property that way you don’t have to carry it around
- cups of ice water are free
- get the MyDisneyExperience app to make fast pass choices and dining reservations on the go, it also has real time wait times for rides.
- There’s free wifi in the park
- You can walk to MK from the Contemporary resort, so if you have a Chef Mickey’s breakfast reservation, park at contemporary and walk to MK after
- Ask the merchandise people for stickers! They’re free and collectible.
- The Emporium is insanely crowded at park open and park close, anytime in between is MUCH more tolerable
- Dole Whip and Citrus Swirl can both only be found in Adventureland in MK
Rides that almost never have a long wait
- Mad Tea Party
- Monster’s inc laugh floor
- Stitch’s Great Escape
- Carrousel
- It’s a Small World
- Swiss Family Tree House
- Tom Sawyer Island
- People Mover
- Carrousel of Progress
- Little Mermaid (unless it’s broken down)
- The Plaza and Tony’s are my go to restaurants for last minute full service reservations
- You can bring your own food and (non-alcoholic) drinks into any Disney park
- Cast Members: if you’re coming to play in the parks you MUST go through guest entrances, people get termed for using backstage areas when they’re in the parks as a guest and not preparing for or leaving a work shift.
- Cast Members: you CANNOT call off a shift at work and then go play in the parks or go to a housing event, you WILL get termed for this
- Cast Members: ALWAYS have your blue ID card with you, you have to show it to get merch discounts and food discounts

Learn To Appreciate Me, Reggie Mantle

Reader x Reggie Mantle

(because there has yet to be enough Reggie Mantle reads)

[READER]

Reggie Mantle. Typical jock with a douchebag persona. Likes to flirt with girls but isn’t into commitment. So why was I wasting my time pining over him, I am not sure. It all started in the summer I guess, my cousin Moose was having a beach party. Bring your own alcohol and food type. Everyone was drinking, swimming, and playing some volley ball or football. I remember when I arrived with an oversized shirt and loose shorts, becoming the butt of Reggie’s endless taunting. How satisfying it was to shut him up when I took both off to reveal my figure hugging bikini. I wasn’t prepared for all the flirting and sweet talking from him though. The day ended with me laying under Reggie Mantle, as we made out for an hour straight. He drove me home and left with a “I’ll call you”. He never called of course.

First week at school and already I’m feeling drained, I need coffee. I brushed some lint off my River Vixens uniform skirt, waiting for the damn bell to ring so I could go get lunch already. “Pssst, Grace,” A deep voice whispered from behind making me turn in my seat. Speak of the devil, it was Reggie. I wanted to tell him to fuck off but as a cheerleader I cannot exhibit such vulgar behavior. Crock of shit if you ask me. “Yes, Mantle?” I asked with a sarcastic smile. “Milkshakes later at Pop’s?” He asked confidently. I blinked at him in confusion, was he for real? Half of me was begging to say yes but I know my worth, I will not be made a fool of. “No thank you, I already have a date today at Pop’s,” Stupid, stupid, stupid. Why couldn’t you have plainly said no? His face competed into one of displeasure and… disappointment? Or is that heartbreak? Hmmmmm. I turned away and was relieved when the bell finally rang, I grabbed my bag and headed out of the class.

I should have just said no, why do I get myself into such messes? I entered Pop’s and went straight to the counter, ordering fries and a strawberry shake. I turned and scoped out who I can possibly coerce into my stupid lie. Too old. Too little. Too girly. And too broody. I saw with wide eyes Reggie’s car pull into the lot. Shit. Broody will have to do. I grabbed my fries and shake and instantly sat across Jughead Jones, mysterious and weirdo of Riverdale. He glanced up from his laptop in confusion, furrowing his brows at the sight of a ‘popular’ girl sitting with him. “ I lied about something and I need you to play along just for now and I will forever be indebted to you for this so please and thank you,” I rushed out all in one breath before Reggie entered the diner. I proceeded to let out a false and loud girly laugh, a hand over my mouth as I stared at Jughead with which I hope was lovey dovey eyes. “Thats hilarious, Juggie,” I giggled, fluttering my eyes a bit at him. Reggie was staring over here, I could feel the anger, disgust, and confusion in his glare. Jughead seemed to get a grip on what I was trying to do and simply smirked at me. “What can I say, you bring out the comedian in me,” He replied smoothly, stealing a fry from my basket. “Grace and Ted Bundy? You’re on a date with basket case here?” Reggie scoffed as he stood near me. “Don’t call him those things. Maybe you’re just jealous that he has all of my attention right now. Jughead is a way better date than you and he actually calls,” I sassed as I stood up to glare at Reggie Mantle. Jughead looked a little surprised that I was defending him when we barely knew each other but hey he was nice enough to help me out so might as well return the favor. “You passed me up for American Psycho here? Grace, I meant to call back, I just got busy with practicing for football,” Reggie replied. “Football, huh? Thanks for showing me where your priorities lie, Reggie Mantle. Now if you don’t mind, I have a date to finish with the handsome, intelligent, and talented Jughead Jones,” I finished, flipping my hair so that it slapped his chest and sitting back down. Reggie looked at Jughead murderously before finally leaving the diner. “Thanks for that, defending me when he called me those names,” Jughead said with a quick turn up of his lips. I breathed out in relief and smiled softly at him. “No problem, thanks for pretending to be my date,” I responded, drinking from my milkshake after. Strangely enough, we had a good time. He would type away from time to time but I didn’t mind, it was a nice silence. Romantically interested? No not really, I can see us hopefully becoming good friends.

Drive-In Movie Night, I sat inside my car alone, eating popcorn and drinking Cherry Coke. I didn’t mind it though, I won’t have to be bothered by the suffocating pressure to make out with someone during a film. Jughead had invited me to come, going on about how unfair it was to close the drive-in. I felt like there was more to it but decided that it wasn’t any of my business. “Grace?” That stupid deep voice that always seemed to make me melt called. I turned my head to see Reggie, leaning his head down to see inside my car. “Go away, Mantle,” I drawled with a roll of my eyes before turning to face the screen again. I could hear him open my car door and sit inside. “Are you really that moronic, I said go away,” I gritted my teeth, refusing to look at him. He probably looks gorgeous right now with that glow of the screen on his face and that stupid smirk. “I’m sorry I didn’t call okay, I should have let you know that you are more than just a summer fling. And I want to make it up to you, I want to take you out on dates and take stupid pictures of us doing basic couple shit because you’re worth it. You deserve flowers and all that mush, and if you’d let me I would give it to you all,” He confessed, the intensity in his eyes and words leaving me breathless. I stared at him in shock before closing my eyes in thought. “Please, Grace,” He murmured softly, his hand covering mines. I opened my eyes and smiled, intertwining our hands and leaning into Reggie. His eyes seemed to light up as I scooted closer to him. “One more chance, you screw this up and I am done, Reggie Mantle,” I warned as his other arm went around my shoulders. “I’ll treat you like a freaking princess, Gracie,” He promised. He kissed the top of my head making my stomach feel all tingly and floaty. I guess Reggie can be a romantic.

When you first transition to veganism, you often have to explain your decision to everyone you know! It can seem difficult or frustrating, especially when people question your decision.

Here are some tips that can hopefully help you!

  • Do your research! If you are educated in the health aspect of veganism, then you will be prepared to handle the questions that are often thrown at you like: “Where do you get your protein?”, or “Are you getting enough vitamins?”. It also helps to understand why you went vegan. The best explanation is an honest one. I made this transition for ethical reasons, so I try and communicate that to others and hopefully educate them in the process.
  • Be open to questions and try not to get defensive. Understand that there people will have their preconceptions and over dramatizations like, “What do you eat? Celery?”. Answer people with a kind heart and an open mind. Remember that you were once in their shoes. Veganism simply does not make sense to them yet, but if you approach them kindly and honestly, then you may be able to influence their choices. Being patient and understanding can make a huge difference!
  • Bringing food with you always helps! I love sharing vegan baked goods with others to prove to them that vegan food is NORMAL!! So many people are really confused and have no idea what we eat, but if you share some of the delicious recipes with them, then they might be more open to it!
  • If your family is concerned about your health, then try meeting with a dietitian who can assure them you will be perfectly healthy - sometimes it makes it easier for them to hear things from a professional.
  • Ask your friends/family if they would be willing to watch a documentary or visit a farm sanctuary with you! It is the perfect way to educate them.
  • Tell people in advance. If you are visiting friends/family, it can help to let them know ahead of time, so they can prepare something for you. Offer to cook your own food or bring something with you to make it easier on others. I usually bring my own dish to social gatherings, so I can share a delicious meal with others (and show them how amazing veganism is). This also prevents anyone from being able to complain that veganism is difficult - it doesn’t burden them in any way, so they have no right to complain about it!
  • Evaluate your situation. Depending on who you are talking to - you don’t necessarily need to tell them you’re vegan (I go into this more below).

Evaluating your situation:

There are many situations this may come up in and sometimes it is easier to just answer simply “I don’t eat animal products” or “I am lactose intolerant.”

  • With your close friends or family, it is definitely best to be completely honest with them and explain your beliefs, as mentioned above.
  • However, if you are just meeting with someone from class or someone you don’t see quite as often, then you could use one of the excuses I mentioned above without having to get into an explanation with them about it. Often when babysitting, I will just say I am lactose intolerant since I do not feel it is my place to be discussing veganism with the kids.

If you survey the situation, you can decide which option is best for the moment! I often tell people I am vegan, so I can hopefully educate them and influence them in a positive way, but I also know when to keep it simple to avoid a long argument or explanation.

If anyone is interested in transitioning and would like to join a support group, just send me a message :)

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You know who deserves free food?  Mycroft.  And you, at @221bcon 2017.

Mycroft Holmes, your empty refrigerator is too tragic!  We’re coming to your bachelor pad, aka the @homelessnetwork-221bcon Suite, bearing dinner.  Come join us!

When:  Saturday, April 8, 2017

What time:  6 - 7:30 PM

Where:  The Homeless Network Suite at 221B Con

What:  

  • Beef lasagna
  • Vegetarian baked ziti with chicken on the side
  • Middle Eastern platter, vegan and vegetarian
  • Garden salad, vegan

Why:  Because on the @threepatchpodcast, @dixiebell said of Mycroft’s sad refrigerator, “Someone should bring him a casserole.”

How much food?:  We have ordered food to feed 40 people.  This is financed by private donation, so sorry, it’ll be first come, first served!  Feel free to bring your own casseroles or other food if you want to contribute!

Who:  Joint cheer brought to you by the @homelessnetwork-221bcon and @threepatchpodcast!

Hello, it’s #optomstudies here again with another Sunday Study Tip on university life! This will be a multi-part series that hopefully will give a unique insight, since I can go on and on about university, and I love giving advice and helping others :)


PART 4: EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND WHAT TO DO OUTSIDE CLASS

Probably one of the best things about university depending on who you ask. Uni is the time for creating long lasting impressions on your resume and networking for the future. Everything that you do outside class has a very direct effect on your future career, so get moving, even if you personally hate the stuff.

Everything goes on the AHEGS, which stands for the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement. It’s supplementary to the testamur that you get for completing your degree, and can really make you stand out, especially if you have a lot of club leadership activities! 

Be passionate about something, anything! :) Uni has such a great variety of societies and clubs that you are sure to find something that interests you. Anywhere from the quaint Tea and Coffee Society to something more niche like PonySoc (for lovers of My Little Pony). A word of caution though: It is better to stay involved in one club for your whole degree than involved in several smaller ones for one or two years. I definitely loved my time as an executive member of Giving Sight, since it was something I was passionate about :)


Try to bring your own food to save money since there are usually quite a few easy-to-access microwaves on campus. Campus food is really expensive, like one of those rectangular disposable boxes of fried rice is $10, those Chinese takeaway boxes with the little handle was $9. That’s like $50 a week. And homemade food you can make to your own tastes and is often healthier!

Finding the best study places! There are a lot of places you can find yourself studying hahaha. Here are a few of my favourites :)

  • Empty classroom - somehow these are rare to find when you need them, in fact you usually spend more time searching. And they usually aren’t available for more than an hour or two.
  • Your faculty’s computer lab - my go-to study place is the optometry computer lab. It’s really nice having a place specifically for optometry students. It’s occasionally taken up by a class, but it’s got aircon, great chairs, big monitors and has a lot more hours where it’s completely empty ^__^
  • Another faculty’s study area - yup, crashing business school for those office-level-over-9000 chairs.
  • Obviously, at the library - best when you’re by yourself, difficult when in pairs or groups unless you rent out a study room. Try not to study on those beanbags - they usually just make you fall asleep - and think of the drool! D:
  • On the lawn - subject to windy weather, muddy pants and stray caterpillars. I’m a vampire and have a phobia of bugs so I usually don’t sit outside unless I have to.
  • Numerous benches and chairs - I sits where I fits.

Find a hobby. Some degrees in uni really do give you the luxury of time, and not any time, but time during the day. Honestly the rare days I get off are just amazing in terms of being able to be at home during the hours of the day. There are so many things you might find yourself doing once you’ve done your study for the day :)


Get a part time job or internship that is related to your area of study on your days off. When I was in high school I didn’t have any part time jobs because I kept thinking that I didn’t have enough time to simultaneously sacrifice weekends and achieve good grades. As a recommendation from a senior, I decided to get a part-time job in dispensing since it gives you an advantage over people who don’t have any work experience. Once you have your foot in the proverbial door, opportunities are easier to come by. 

Improve your skill sets and get career advice by going to career expos. Look up job listings that you’re targeting and identify key skills that you don’t have. Ask the careers advisor for tips on your resume, interviews and landing your dream job. Identify exactly what it is that you want to be doing once you graduate, down to the job title. I’m sure there are many students out there who just know that B Science can land them some lab jobs, but they’re not sure what else. 

Once you know the key skills, do readings on them, take relevant courses, see the topics they teach to see if they have textbooks, read them to get a grasp on the content. Make sure you commit to what you decide to learn; employers can easily spot when somebody just learnt basic C++ for an job. Whatever you study, do it properly - no “learn java in 2 hours!” courses, no “business analytics in 2 days!” courses. It might sound difficult, but these are core skills and it’s to demonstrate your interest in a job opportunity or career; you can say that you want a job, but it’s much better to show you want it. 


MY WEEKLY STUDY TIPS

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE UNIVERSITY STUDY TIPS SERIES

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anonymous asked:

Can I get UT, UF Sans + US, SF Papyrus reacting to a close friend texting them and asking if they've eaten dinner, the skelly hasn't eaten in a while and replies with something like "nah, i'm already too fat/i'm tryna lose the weight of my problems" and the friend never replies back. Five minutes later the door to their house bursts open and the friend is there with bags of food and aggressively yells "I SPRINTED THROUGH MULTIPLE BLOCKS AND YOU'RE GONNA F'KIN EAT, YA HEAR ME!?"

Okay so sorry for all the texting in this, but I can’t explain how much I love domestic texting between friends. This turned into small drabbles btw and sorry if they didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to, I got carried away. 

I also put a keep reading on this, I think I’m going to start doing that on the very long posts. Tell me if it doesn’t work on mobile and I’ll remove it or try and work around it.

UT!Sans: -When he gets the first message he just thinks you’re looking to invite him out for some grub, but he’s honestly not feeling like heading to Grillby’s right now. Still, he doesn’t see any reason to lie to you. So he sends a quick message back.

5:21 pm - nah, but my bones are big enough already. dont need extra weight on them.

He waits for a few minutes. Nothing happens. Did you just forget to reply back? It says that you read it… He figures that you probably just forgot though, or you headed out for dinner by yourself. He’s content with this reasoning as he turns back to the TV, sinking deep into the couch cushions. He gets two more minutes of TV watching before the front door is slammed open, and for a second he’s sure that Undyne is here, until you step into his line of vision. Your face is red and you’re trying to catch your breath. You also have a slight manic look on your face that is making him question if it’d be wise to ask why you’re here.

‘’Um… Y/N?’’ he says trying to make sense of your messy form.

You’re still panting as you set two delicious smelling bags on the coffee table in front of him. You bend over and put your hands on your knees, breathing almost normally now.

‘’What are you doing here?’’ he asks again.

You look up at him, takes a deep breath while you straighten yourself and then from nowhere you yell at him.

‘’I JUST SPRINTED THROUGH MULTIPLE BLOCKS AFTER GETTING THIS FOOD AND YOU ARE GOING TO EAT IT OR SO HELP ME!’’ you yell angrily with a fierce look in your eyes.

Normally he’d say a joke, or argue just for the fun of it. But your eyes are showing genuine concern, and you did go out of your way to make sure he’d eat. So instead he moves over on the couch and pats the seat next to him.

‘’Jeez, kid. Talk about home delivery,’’ he laughs while looking away from you.

You make your way over to him and plop down on the couch with a sigh. Leaning back and stretching out your limbs you make a grabby gesture for the bags, which are still sitting on the table. He smiles wryly and gestures with his hand making the bags float towards you. You grab one of them with a contented smile and then rips it open, digging in on whatever is inside. Handing him the left over ketchup packets, which he stores in his pocket for later use. He does the same and you both turn to face the TV. When you’ve finished the meals, you both sit in a comfortable silence. Enjoying each other’s presence while watching one stupid show after the other.

He can’t help but feel like this is the kind of friendship he’s always wanted.

UF!Sans: - An annoying electronic chime woke him up from his sleep. He grunted and fumbled around in complete darkness until his hand felt something hard on his bed. Reaching out he grabbed ahold of his phone and tried to find the home screen button. He winced when the bright light blinded him, trying to cover his eye sockets. Swearing, he turned the brightness down and opened his new text message. Your contact named showed up as the phone loaded your recent conversation, you’d sent him a couple of texts while he’d been asleep and he read through them carefully.

6:34 pm - Yo Red, what’d you eat for dinner today?

6:44 pm - RED

6:46 pm - Red answer me I need to know

6:47 pm - Did you fall asleep again?

6:58 pm - Okay that’s it, I’m coming over and I’m bringing food. You better be up and ready or I am dragging your bony butt out of bed

Wait you were doing what? He looked at the time. 7:00 pm. Shit you’d be here soon. He threw himself off the bed, but his legs got tangled in the bed sheets and instead of standing up, he fell on the floor face first. Grunting he tried to get up, when he heard someone knock on the front door. Panicking he flailed around even more, managing to get the sheets stuck between his fibula and tibula. He stood up on one leg, and hopped around while trying to untangle himself from his prison of bedsheets and blankets. Just as he was standing there bent forward and hopping on one leg, the door opened. He looked up like a deer in headlights and saw you standing in his door opening. Flushed face, panting and desperately trying to hold back a grin.

‘’The fuck you lookin’ at,’’ he grunted as he once again fought to get free.

‘’Oh nothing-’’ you said, leaning against the doorframe -’’just enjoying the performance.’’

He muttered something that sounded like a quiet fuck you, and then finally got his leg free and stood up straight. Stretching, he managed to pop his back in a few places and he grunted in satisfaction. He walked past you and into his living room. Turning to look as you followed him out.

‘’Did ya bring food?’’ he asked.

‘’Yes,’’ you replied simply. ‘’And you are going to eat it’’

‘’I don’t need any more food, I’m heavy enough as it is.’’

You turned around and gave him a dangerously calm look.

‘’I just sprinted through a lot of blocks to get you this food,’’ you said walking closer to him. ‘’And you are going to eat every. last. fucking. bit. You hear me?’’ Your voice was low and almost threatening, and your eyes gleamed of determination.

He never thought that he’d call his small human friend scary, but that look you were giving him chilled him to the bones. And the smell of the food broke his will down, you bought him food for hells sake. He wasn’t about to turn that down.

‘’Fine,’’ he muttered and sat down on the couch.

You smiled and joined him, tossing him one of the bags while opening your own. You ate in silence, the only sounds coming from the TV playing in front of you both. It wasn’t until you had both finished your food and was sat quietly watching the show that a thought entered his head. He never gave you a key to his flat…

‘’How the hell did you get in here??’’

US!Papyrus: Papyrus sucks at looking after himself. And he never pays attention to when he should be sleeping or eating. Meaning that when he’s up playing video games in the middle of the night, it’s safe to presume that he has not been eating anything other than a few snacks for the past hours. This night was one of those nights.

He just never bothered to keep track of time.

He did know that it was late, though. Way too late for anyone to be texting him. Which is why he jumped when his phone went off next to him on the floor.

He glanced at it quickly but then looked back at the TV, doing his best not to die before the event had been completed. About five seconds from pulling through, someone shot him from behind and he fought the urge to yell in frustration as his characters sank down on the ground. He flopped backwards with a sigh and lifted his phone to read the message. Smiling slightly when he saw your name on the screen.

12:54 am - Heyyy you up?

Were you drunk or bored? Scientists can’t tell he thought and snorted at his own joke. He typed out a lazy text and waited a few seconds on your reply.

1:01 am - yea im up

1:02 am - Can’t sleep?

1:02 am - wasnt tryin, you?

1:03 am - Me neither, what’d you eat today?

1:04 am - I dont think i ate anything tbh, why

No reply. Did you fall asleep or just ditch him? He should probably go to bed then. But he can’t be bothered to get off the floor. And he’s not feeling tired enough to fall asleep where he is. Maybe he should just stay there for a while. Meditate or something.

His phone chimed again and he unlocked it as he lifted it to his face

1:09 am - Open your door

1:10 am - what ?

1:10 am - I am outside your house, open the front door or I’m climbing through your window

There was no way you were outside his house. And he didn’t feel like getting up and walking into the prank willingly

1:11 am - i call bluff on this

He waited for your comeback, where you’d desperately try and get him to go out and check the front of his house. But he wasn’t going to do that. He wasn’t about to let you own him like that, he’s not stupid.

A knock on the window made him jump and scramble to his feet. You sat on the roof under his window in a crouch. When you saw that you had grabbed his attention you started frantically gesturing for the lock. He stared at you for a while, to your obvious irritation, until he walked forwards and opened the window. You jumped in and opened your backpack on the floor, pulling out two bags of take out food. You checked the content of them both, and then handed him one while you started eating from yours. He took it from you but continued staring at you.

‘’Are you going to open it?’’ you asked with your mouth full of food.

‘’It’s the middle of the night,’’ he said. ‘’What are you doing here?’’

‘’I wanted take out food. And I wanted to eat it with you. And since you’re so stupid that you can’t even get your own food, I decided to bring it to you,’’ you said simply, still munching away on your food.

He sat down in front of you, but still didn’t touch his bag. You looked up at him, and this time you looked even more irritated then before.

‘’Listen dude, I worked hard for that food, so you better fucking eat it,’’ you said in an angry voice.

‘’Listen dude,’’ he said mimicking your voice. ‘’I’m trying to loose the weight of my problems here.’’ He tried giving you the food back.

Your eyes widened a little, and your face softened. You leaned forward and pushed the bag back into his hands.

‘’Please eat, Papy,’’ you said in a much softer voice, your eyes almost pleading.

Deciding to give up he sat beside you and picked at the contents of his bag. For take out food, it looked surprisingly non greasy. Still good though. He picked it up and started eating, while reaching for his TV remote to put on some night tv. You ate in silence for a while, until you stood up and flopped down on his bed. He did the same and crawled over you so he was laying facing the wall. Saying your goodnights, you slowly drifted off to sleep.

He woke up the next day to an empty bed and an open window.

SF!Papyrus: When Rus gets in a low mood, taking care of himself doesn’t seem all that important. He’s not lazy, really. More apathetic. Doing chores and errands for his brother and superior keeps his mind busy and his hands occupied, letting him get through the day a little easier. But when he’s alone at night, everything becomes a little harder. And self care turns into a chore he’s not motivated enough to do.

He’d rather just wrap himself in a blanket and quietly suffer in silence, waiting it out. Hoping to feel a little better soon.

Alone…

He’s drifted off to sleep without even noticing, dreamless and exhausted despite it not even being 5 pm yet. When he slowly drifts back to conscousness he feels like he could sleep for a week more. But something woke him up, and he should probably see what that was.

His phone lights up with a soft ding. Showing two text notification and several others from social media. Grunting softly, he flipped over and reached out for it. Fumbling before his fingers got a good grip. He brought the phone closer to him, trying to unlock it while rubbing the sleep off his face. He got the passcode wrong three times before he managed to steady his hand enough to tap it in. Insisting on doing it with his thumb instead of holding the thing with both hands.

Your name shows up on the screen, along with the many emojis you’d used when you added yourself as a contact on his phone. He feels like smiling at the thought, but he’s too tired to move his face. So he starts reading the messages you sent him instead.

5:07 pm - Hey Papyrus

5:07 pm - What’d you have for dinner today?

He wants to type out some made up bullshit and go back to sleep. But you don’t deserve lies when you’re showing concern. This thought actually makes him smile, you’re so sweet.

5:10 pm - Haven’t eaten yet

Good, that wasn’t a lie. But he still wouldn’t worry you enough for you to take action. Meaning he could go back to sleep again.

5:10 pm - Papyrus you have to eat!!!!

Or not…

5:11 pm - I’m on a diet, it’s called ‘’how to loose the weight of your problems by not eating’’

That probably wasn’t the smartest thing to send you he thought. Shit he didn’t want to worry you before, why would he send you that. Like this wasn’t going to make you worry. God that was so stupid.

His phone made another sound, you’d sent him another message.

5:13 pm - Ok that’s it

Wait what

5:13 pm - what

What the hell were you doing? He flopped down onto the bed and put a hand over his eye sockets. Whatever it was he’d started now, he wasn’t feeling up for it. He honestly just wanted to go back to sleep. But instead he waited for your message, where you would explain what was going on. It never came. And eventually he felt his eyes slowly start creeping together. And his hand slid away from his face, coming to a rest on his pillow as he turned his body sideway. A minute later and he was sound asleep, snoring softly while curled around himself.

A sound woke him up, much louder than the first time. He sat up as he heard footsteps approaching. Expecting it to be his brother, he started to frantically straighten his clothing, intending to appear as if he hadn’t been asleep for the last god knows how long.

The footsteps were even closer now.

Suddenly his door flew open, slamming into his wall and most likely leaving a mark in the drywall. You stormed in, closed the door just as hard as you’d pushed it open, and then stormed over to him.

‘’I-’’ you started while still marching towards him-’’just ran like a hundred blocks to get you this food, so you are going to eat every last bit!’’ Your voice was loud and you sounded close to angry.

He blinked at you for a few seconds. ‘’I didn’t need food,’’ he said finally. His quiet voice a contrast to your own.

‘’I don’t care,’’ you answered. ‘’Knowing you, you probably haven’t eaten all day. And even if you have, you’re still eating dinner. Now move over and make some room for me’’

You hopped up in his bed before he got a chance to follow orders. And then you threw one of the bags in his direction, before you opened your own. He caught his bag midair and held it in his hands for a few moments. Then he resigned. Leaning over he grabbed his laptop and set it up on his nightstand, putting on his recently watched show on netflix. He figured that he’d have to right to choose the entertainment after you practically broke into his apartment. Besides, he knew that you had seen the show already.

You both ate in a comfortable silence, caught up in the show. Every now and then, he would glance back at you. Study you. He knew humans could be loyal, a trait that had mostly been lost by monsters. And he didn’t doubt that your concerns were genuine. But in his quiet curiosity one question always came back to him.

Why did you care so much?

MAKE A BUDGET: and stick to it. making a budget can be confusing and difficult, but what we’ve found is that understanding where your cash flow is coming from is absolutely key. be realistic about the goals you set, and set aside a small buffer amount each week in case something comes up. budgets don’t have to be the same every week, because what you do in a week can change.

check out our second post in the finance series: how to budget

USE CASH: and leave your bank card at home. studies have shown that people are more likely to spend less when using cash because there’s a better sense of how much money they’re spending/saving. besides, using cash will force you to stick to a budget!

BRING YOUR OWN FOOD: we love food but food is expensive. buying groceries every week or two and making your own lunches/snacks can save you a lot of money in the long run. (see this buzzfeed article for some recipes)

BUY GENERIC BRAND: because most of the time, generic brand is just as good as name brand. don’t let prejudice keep you from saving money!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE THINGS: if you want to hang out with your friends, consider free events happening around you. there’s usually always something happening on campus. at the very least, you can always get the free swag from those events!

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS: yes essay writing can be a pain and it may seem like a snowball’s chance in hell that you’ll get it, but just do it. a lot of scholarships don’t get as many applicants as they make it seem so you have a better chance than you think you do!

TEXTBOOKS: borrow them from a library if you can and take pictures of the pages you need (or just do your work at the library.) failing that, see if your school bookstore lets you rent textbooks instead of buying them! If you absolutely have to buy your textbooks, buy used whenever possible. don’t be afraid to scrounge the internet for a cheap(er) copy.

EVERY CENT COUNTS: even though Canada has discontinued the penny, this still holds true. as broke students, we all know that sometimes that nickel can make or break your day. so save what you can, even if it doesn’t feel like much!

this is by no means an exhaustive list. if you have more tips, send us a message and we might make a follow up post!

consciouslyhealing  asked:

HELP!! I'm a poor college student but I desperately want to be as zero waste as possible!! Do you have any tips??

Hi!

I don’t have experience with being a college student since I’m not from the U.S. but I’ll try to give you some advice anyway 🙂

You could make your own launndry detergent and all purpose cleaner- I make these myself and I literally spent 7€ (about..8 or 9$?) on detergent in the last 2 years!
Same goes for the all purpose cleaner. (You’ll find all kinds of recipes for that on the web, depending on how much money you got and where you live)

Depending on how much time you got you could try to make your own bread- this can be cheaper than buying it (again, depending on your location, I don’t know how.much brwad costs where you live 😅 )

When you go food shopping you can bring your own bags for the groceries. And even extra bags for the fresh produce, if you buy it.

There are bamboo toothbrushes available online which are better than plastic ones- they tend to be the same price as some brands.

It’s all about what you can afford to do tho. Maybe just buy things with less packaging and choose paper over plastic, if you got the choice (you can buy really cheap pasta in a paper box here, maybe you got something like that as well?)

Bring your own reusable water bottle- this will lead to you drinking more water AND saving money.

You can also plan your lunches and take them with you so you don’t have to buy packaged snacks- but you probably do that already.
Maybe refuse straws when you go to a bar.

Every small step counts and if you can’t afford fresh produce and want to/have to buy frozen or canned one, there is nothing wrong with that!

I hope this gave you some kind of useable advice 🙂

PS: just remembered- you could use shampoo bars and soap instead of liquid shampoo and shower gel, cause they will come with less packaging! (Also soap is usually cheaper)

Who doesn’t know that, you want to buy something, but you are broke or you can’t afford it! Here are my tips to save money so you can buy the thing you desired for a long time or for a trip!


  • Don’t buy a phone with contract, that’s extremely expensive! For exemple, you want an iPhone and you absolutely need a flatrate/data plan, buy it separately! You can’t afford to pay your phone once, pay every month 35 €, more or less, the more you pay per month, the more relieved you will be financially. Most of the electronics shops offer 0% interest, since it’s a small credit. You need a data plan or similar contracts, buy a prepaid card and it top it off when you need it. You will save so much money, because prepaid cards are way cheaper than contracts. Here is an exemple: most of the high end phone contracts with data plan and stuff costs around 35 to 50 €/month. Most of the time the contract last 24 months. If you pay 45,90€ a month, after 24 months it will cost you overall 1106 €. Depending how much you use internet/phone etc… You can save around 300 €.
  • Who still uses SMS/Phone, use WhatsApp or the dial function on WhatsApp (most of my friends uses whatsapp), you will save so much money on phone contract.
  • If you a « light » data user when you are outside, search a provider that offers you free data in exchange you will have some ads. I use Netzclub (German provider, it’s cooperating with O2). They offer 100 MB. Sometimes I top it off to have 500 MB (around 6-7 €). I pay most of the time 15€ every 6/8 months.
  • Pick out carefully your clothes , where you know you will never get bored with it + it’s awesome for the environment + you will have more storage in your room. Invest in « good quality » clothes, with that I mean mostly clothes made with « cotton », they last forever!  I have clothes that I wear since 6-7th grade (not kidding), good pair of jeans/cardigans/shirt… Don’t buy cheap clothes (like Primark, similar shops) They don’t last you forever, imo, the style is awful, of course there are some good stuff at Primark, but it’s rare, check if it’s cotton etc. Buy your clothes only when it’s « sales time », most of the items will not go away, also applies for the size (@shops like Zara, Mango etc.)
  • When you go out, you don’t need to buy something to eat or drink all the time, organise a picnic with your friends or bring your own food if you don’t eat at the canteen in school, you will save up your lunch money for other stuff . Have always something to snack or a bottle of water with you.
  • Buy everything online, it’s way cheaper! Especially clothes & make up (not always, mostly high end stuff), way cheaper than in store! Brand shoes like Doc Martens, Adidas etc… can get super cheap if you keep an eye on it: check Amazon, Asos, Urban Outfitters (I found Doc Martens for 40 € once, Nike for 5€, not kidding)
  • You don’t have a credit card, no problem use PayPal or a prepaid credit card!
  • Avoid shipping fees, by looking for the same product on other shops, most of the time the product I want to buy has like 4 € shipping fees on Amazon and on Ebay there is none + the product is cheaper!
  • Use sites that compare prices, some of them use the « alarming » system per mail to warn you when it’s reached it’s cheapest price.
  • If you are a student, living alone, keep an eye on food offers, their supermarket leaflets, buy your food at discounters, you will save a lot of money.
  • If you are an european student (it’s more the case in Germany), use your bike, you will save a lot of money on public transport + it’s awesome for the environment + it’s really healthy.
  • If you want to save money you need to be patient!

  • Take the Bus (if you have the time), they are super comfortable (imo), have WIFI (basically life…) & it’s way better than high speed trains (you don’t have a lot of place to stretch and you don’t have wifi). It is super cheap too. (I think it’s more established in Germany)
  • Compare the prices of high speed trains or regional train; same for flight tickets on the internet! (In Germany, there is this Sparpreis Ticket for the ICE, and you can save 60 - 100 € most of the time, but concerning the hours you have to be flexible)
  • Buy all your tickets/ do you reservations all in advance! It’s way cheaper.
  • Travel as light as possible if you can, you can save money on luggage at low cost airline (like Ryanair, Germanwings etc…)
  • Sleep at Hostels + where breakfast & dinner are included, you will save money on food while you are travelling and you meet a lot of nice people at Hostels. It’s a great way to make friends and learn to know the people there, so you will not do the typical tourist stuff.
  • Do your hostels reservations on websites like hostelworld/hostelbookers, where you pay a deposit, if you don’t have the money now, but later. You will pay in cash when you arrived or in case you can’t make it, you will have you deposit back (it depends what deposit you took).
  • If you want a calm environment or not share you room except with your friends, check Airbnb and split off the price of the accommodation with your friends(extremely cheap) or look at hotels where the price is for a room (3-4 max) and not per person, look at Ibis Hotel or Ibis Budget Hotel!
  • If you are sleeping at hostels, bring a padlock with you for your locker!
  • Buy an Interrail Ticket if you are travelling in different countries in Europe.
  • Try to combine Bus/Train if possible (ex: in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, UK, Poland etc.) you will save a lot of money there too.

I hope these tips were useful! I worked really hard on it. It would be awesome to hear your feedback, just send me a message!

TalesFromYourServer: Two fun stories from my new job

I’ve just completed my fourth week at a fast casual burger joint. You order at the counter (or sit and order at the bar) and we bring out utensils and your food. You get your own NA drinks unless seated at the bar. It’s okay, and in the last two days two hilarious things have happened to me. Oh, and this restaurant was created by a Food Network star who for the purposes of these tales we shall refer to as Larry Gray.

Also I have just finished writing and rereading this, and I apologize for the length. I am wordy as fuck.

STORY NUMERO UNO

Be me, puttering around the bar on my first solo bar shift.

Be phone. Ring ring! Ring ring!

Me: Thank you for calling $Restaurant, this is HelloImDrunk, how can I help you?

Caller: Yes is Larry available please?

Me: (thinking “What this isn’t real. This is not real life right now.”) I-I’m sorry. Who?

Caller: You know! Larry Gray! Can I talk to him this is an important matter regarding blah blah blah I don’t remember

Me: No… No he’s not here. I’ve only worked here for about a month and I’ve never seen him at our location. I could get the General Manager for you…

Caller: No no! I need to speak with Larry about important blah blah something something. Could you leave a note for Larry?

Me: I don’t think Larry will be at this location any time soon. I could get my General Manager…

Caller: No that’s alright. Just take down this note and give it to your manager. My name is blah from blurpblurpblurp needing to speak with Larry about the herpaderp account. My number is numberz and I just need five minutes of Larry’s time.

I take down the note and promise to take it right to my GM. She thanks me and we hang up. I take the note to GM and through my incredulous giggles, explain the most bizarre phone call of my 15 year career. He sighs and shakes his head. Of course Larry Gray should be spending all of his time at this one particular chain burger joint in a smallish midwestern city. Not any of his other famous restaurants across the country in much more major cities. That was my humor for the day.

TL;DR: Food Network stars should be in all of their restaurants every single day so lackeys like me don’t have to field calls asking for them.

STORY NUMERO DOS

I think I’ll do this story in regular text form because the above was a pain in the ass to format on mobile. Sorry guys, I’m lazy.

So as I mentioned in the above story, I was recently promoted to bartender! I have no formal bar training but I sure can pop open a beer or pour a Jack and Coke. Even pour 7 ounces of wine into a glass!

What? I hear you ponder. Wine at a burger joint?

Okay maybe I’m being a bit pretentious on that point. I’m sure many burger restaurants that serve alcohol have some form of wine on their menu. Ours has two. Red and white. Menu doesn’t specify that any further.

Well, to enlighten you lovely folks, we have a (shitty) Malbec and a (also shitty) Sauvignon Blanc. We are located inside of a casino with two bars and cocktail waitresses, so if neither of these varietals tickle your fancy, you’re in luck! You can get another type of wine! Just not from me.

This woman orders at the counter but decides to sit at the bar because I’m a fine piece of ass we have TVs and baseball and basketball were on. She asks me for a Chardonnay.

I explain that the only white we carry is above mentioned Sauv Blanc. This look crosses her face. A mix is disbelief, anger, and wondering if she should’ve trusted that fart.

“Unbelievable! How can you only have ONE white wine? WHY would they do that?”

I give my customer service apology and agree as a wine lover, I wish we had more wine selections but unfortunately, it’s not up to me.

“Well WHERE is your MANAGER!?”

Off I skip to the kitchen where my manager was helping the lonely sole cook. It may or may not be worth noting that $Manager is a buddy of mine I’ve known for a couple of years and is why I got the job.

giggle Hey $Manager. There’s a lady at my bar and she wanted a Chardonnay. I told her we didn’t have any and she’s pissed. She wants to talk to a manager.”

We galavant out to the bar and I introduce $Manager with a flourish. She reiterates how she is in utter disbelief that she can’t get a Chardonnay from me. Unfathomable! WHY WOULD LARRY DO SUCH A THING. I AM SO OFFENDED.

“Well ma'am I absolutely apologize for the inconvenience but it is Larry Gray’s policy to only offer the two wines, one red and one white.”

She cuts him off before he can go one any further demanding her meal made to go. $Manager returns to the kitchen to aid lonely cook in the combat of food prep. I follow behind because I could not hold in my mirth any more. Maybe I come off a bit assholeish by being so amused by the whole situation, but god that lady was downright OFFENDED (she really did say that) that we only offered TWO wines. At a very casual burger restaurant.

Last minor details that gave me giggles at the near-end of my day was $Manager plating her meal on a plate to stay. “Hey… uhh… we needed this to go. Remember?”

“God dammit.”

TL;DR: Older woman is extremely angered and offended that a casual burger restaurant only serves two selections of wine.

By: helloimdrunk513

Top surgery day 1 & 2 - unexpected things, some tips, and photos

So I had double incision with Mr Yelland yesterday (21st July). There are some photos of my bandaged chest under the cut, but first there’s a few things that were different to how I thought things would go:

  • Pain was worse than I expected yesterday, but much much better than I expected today. Yesterday morphine was barely helping, and today I’m only taking paracetamol more in case of pain than because I need it.
  • I’m exhausted. It’s really really tiring, and the difficulty sleeping on my back isn’t helping.
  • It is much flatter than I expected (I was worried because I’m not skinny and all the photos I’ve seen are of skinny people [I’m 5ft 7″ and weigh 145lb] but actually its really really flat, photos under the cut).
  • Walking around was easier than I thought it would be.
  • A physio gave me exercises to do every day. They’re extremely simple and easy, but I was just surprised.
  • I have much more movement in my arms than I was expecting.

I also have some tips that I’d not heard before but were really important for me/I wish i’d done:

  • Bring bottled water. I can’t stress this enough. Small bottles. Then you don’t have to sit up soon after surgery to drink, and you dont have to risk spilling water all over your bandage. You can lift a small bottle much easier than a glass, and it’s harder to spill.
  • Pjs - elasticated shorts that were almost too big were a great asset. Easy to put on and take off and pull up and down. Shorts were super useful because they weren’t falling all around my feet or getting tangled, and you’ll have to wear surgery socks anyway.
    • Make sure your PJ top is either short sleeved or very thin because they take your blood pressure regularly during the night (and button up obviously).
  • Shave your armpits. And any hair on your chest. I did on a whim and I am so glad because it hurts pulling on just my skin I can’t imagine how much the tape would hurt hair.
  • Make sure you’re wearing the most comfortable underwear you have
  • Practice sleeping on your back the month or two before,
  • Travel pillow might help you sleep on your back.
  • Pee immediately before you go to surgery so you don’t have to soon after.
  • Get a radio app or podcasts to listen to afterwards. I’m too tired to even read or play animal crossing. Even texting my friends is hard. But music gets boring after 5 hours.
  • Chocolate. The easy sugar is invaluable.
  • Similarly, fruit juice or fruit smoothies.
  • Try to bring your own food. My hospital food isn’t too bad but I really just needed something soft and easy like a croissant or bread.

Photos!

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#2 - THE NIGHT OF THE COMET

It’s been 100 years since the last comet passed through and astronomers have said that at the end of the week, the sky will be graced by a comet hurtling through it. Because of this and the warm weather, a movie night has been planned to take place in the woods on a giant projection screen where an old classic will be shown. During the movie night, the comet will also be spotted - they say that if you make a wish on this comet, it’s most likely going to come true so wish wisely. The trees are being decorated with fairy lights, whispers of a party held in the woods are spreading. Bring your own alcohol, bring your own food, bring a date or come on your own if you want! The delinquents all need a chance to distress for a little while so what is better than an event only they’re invited to? 

The event will take place from Saturday 15th April to Monday 17th April. It is up to you what your character does during the night. They could be paying close attention to the movie, they could be getting drunk during the party in the woods or they could be sneaking off to have their own sort of fun. Make sure to plot with everyone and try to come up with some good ideas for what your character can do. After the previous event we decided that something chill and cute would be needed here :D. Please like this if you have seen it & have fun plotting.

How to deal with Hanamiya?

I have a soft spot for Hanamiya  (* ˚᷄ 艸 ˚᷅ *) so I hope you’ll like my interpretation of his character. I know it may be a little o-o-c, so I’ll accept all the critisism ;) Hehe~ I had to write ‘something’ XD

There were only three ways of dealing with Hanamiya Makoto:

1. Ignore him.

2. There’s no way, one could ignore him, so one ought to not pay attention to what he’s saying/doing or how he is.

3. There’s no way one will be able to not pay attention to what he’s saying/doing or how he is, so one ought to no cry in front of him. That will make him enjoy one’s suffering even more.

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anonymous asked:

When coming to Australia, are their any specific slang words, events or in general things I need to know? I really want to meet people there but YOU AUSTRALIANS ARE WILD AF AND I DONT WANT TO EMBARRASS MYSELF

Hmm the main thing would be that we shorten everything and add an ‘o’ to the end instead. For example, a service station = servo and an afternoon = arvo and ‘bring your own’ = byo. Other things that are shortened, specifically fast food chains, include McDonald’s = maccas (you will honestly never hear it be called anything but that) and Hungry Jacks = HJ’s. Nobody sane eats vegemite by the spoonful. Wild kangaroos (always shortened to ‘roos’) are to not be approached. Do not immediately assume that somebody calling you ‘mate’ means they like you, keep the tone of voice in mind. Thongs are flip flops. Eskies are ice coolers. Goon is the cheapest possible cask wine and generally tastes awful. Both piss and grog are any kinds of alcohol (eg. “We’re getting on the piss/grog tonight, boys!”). Frothies and stubbies are any kinds of beer. Tea is tea but it also means dinner. Footy is AFL (The Australian Football League) and it is definitely not soccer. Saying “hello” is an infinitely more common greeting than “g’day mate” okay. This is all I can think of, but good luck!

anonymous asked:

"I'm a trans guy and a conservative and I get a lot of hate for my political views" haha you are like a baby watch this ✨TRANSMAN MODERATE CENTRALIST✨ Conservatives hate me! Liberals hate me! I have no friends! In all srsness tho- thank you for spreading the message that you NEED dysphoria to be transgender

I get that I do sound like I hate anyone who isn’t conservative, but most of the people on here are hardcore liberals. I have many followers who are centrist or classic liberals and I follow many who are as well. So you are invited to this party don’t worry, just make sure you bring your own food because I’m broke

And yeah I don’t get why having dysphoria and being trans is even an issue… it bothers the crap out of me.