custom coffee cups

So this is the drawing that I did for @apocolypticprince, for the @jmgiftexchange!! This was so fun to do and I will most likely enter again next year too. It’s a simple coffee shop AU, but Marco is the barista instead of Jean for once. I also wrote a drabble to go along with it, here.

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Heart of Darkness: Part 1 (Fallen Angel Taehyung Au!)

A/N: This isn’t terribly long but I hope to make the next parts longer and more detailed! Hope this is good!

Prologue

Thud! “Shit,” you could hear someone mutter out in the hallway. Trying to get some extra sleep that morning, you were finding it hard with all the noise from downstairs as well as outside your door. It was no surprise though. You’d lived above the café most of your life and yet you were still not used to the sounds.

Finally sitting up in your bed, you took a minute to look out your window. The sky was a light grey indicating showers and nothing more. Throwing your blanket off you, you went to put your feet down on the wooden floor of your bedroom. It was a bit cold but it felt good first thing in the morning. Slipping one of your tops from its hanger, you went to freshen up before heading down to the café.

As you walked into the bathroom, you took your time with washing your face and brushing your teeth. It was the usual routine. As you changed out of your pajamas, that were just sweatpants and a tank top, there was a knock on the bathroom door.

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Training Book: our iced drinks start with 4, 6, or 8 ounces of your base liquid depending on size. then add your shots and flavor and pour over ice.

Coworker, to trainee: so it’s a large iced latte but we have to do a little less than 8 ounces to account for the volume from the shots.

anonymous asked:

omG YOU KNOW WHAT WILL BE REALLY CUTE CAN WE HAVE A HC OF RFA+V&SAEYOUNG DRESSING THEIR KIDS UP FOR HALLOWEEN ??

<GAHHHHHH THIS IS SUCH AN ADORABLE IDEA I HOPE I CAN MAKE IT JUST AS ADORABLE AHHH THANK YOU ANON!! by the way, i based majority off of the costumes i saw little kids wearing halloween night at my home GAH I LOVE SMALL KIDS!!>

Yoosung: 

  • this poor man was a kid himself so he instantly knew what to dress your son up as
  • since he and his son spent their free time father-son bonding over video games..
  • sonic the hedgehog. bam. 
  • you walked into the house, nearly being plowed over by your son
  • he and his father were both screaming off the top of their heads
  • “MOVING AROUND AT THE SPEED OF SOUND!!”
  • “GOTTA GO FAST! GOTTA GO FASTER, FASTER, FASTER, FASTER, FASTER!”
  • you cleared your voice as the two instantly stopped what they were doing and looked at you
  • “H-Hi mama..”
  • you saw Yoosung chuckle as he picked up your son
  • “How’s my little hedgehog doing today, huh?” 
  • you picked his cheeks as Yoosung looked shocked, expecting you to yell at him at least
  • “You really decided to dress our son up as Sonic?”
  • “Hey, he’s quick and loves the blue thing!” 

Jaehee Kang: 

  • you both debated every night about who was to dress your son up for his school Halloween parade
  • ..until you convinced her to do it as a way to get her mind off of work
  • “If you put it that way MC…sure. I’ll take a break from the cafe to come up with her costume.”
  • your son loved to run around the cafe while you both were working, so she came up with the perfect idea
  • “MC, come try this new coffee I’ve made!”
  • you walked into the backroom to see Jaehee holding your son on her hip, as he was dressed as a little cup of coffee
  • she laughed as your jaw dropped, running over to pinch his cheeks
  • “Oh, Jaehee I think this is my new favorite coffee flavor!” 
  • it wasn’t a shocker when your son won over all the moms at the Halloween parade, and he was an even bigger hit at the cafe, serving the customers in his little coffee cup outfit
  • you could hear Jaehee fighting him to take it off that night, making you giggle
  • “But Mama J I don’t wanna take off the costume!~”
  • “Don’t make me call Mama M in here young man!” 
  • …let’s just say he instantly took it off then, cause he knew you’d smother him in kisses until he was covered in lipstick, and needed to take off the costume to take a bath

Zen:

  • “Babe, don’t worry about her. I got it~, I’m a musical actor, I know everything about costumes!”
  • and since he knew everything about musicals, he decided to dress up your daughter as a classic actress
  • no, not a princess, he had higher creativity standards
  • he dresses up your tiny 8 month daughter in an adorable Dorothy costume, like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz 
  • he dressed himself up as the cowardly lion and left a tin man suit for you
  • “Zen, this is so adorable!” 
  • “I told you not to be worried!”
  • for once, everyone paid attention to your daughter, and not Zen
  • …which did make Zen a little upset
  • but every year you looked forward to your family matching outfits Zen would plan!

Jumin Han:

  • he spoiled his princess and let her be anything she wanted to, thanks to the help of his stylists
  • “What do you want to dress up as darling?”
  • “I wanna be a princess daddy!!”
  • “Your wish is my command sweetie, let’s go.”
  • so you walked into your house after a long day of work to see what Jumin let your daughter dress up as this year
  • you heard him clear his throat as you were looking the wrong way
  • you saw him standing, holding yours and his daughter’s hand in his, as she was dressed in an elegant poofy dress that looked just perfect on her, and he was in a more king-esque tux
  • both of them had crowns on the tops of their heads, making you smile
  • “Well, my queen, you’ve finally arrived to see our darling princess in her costume. Yours is in the bedroom, allow the stylists to help you. You can’t go to a Halloween party not dressed up.”
  • you were shocked
  • you didn’t think he’d go all out for Halloween like this
  • but he loved spoiling his daughter, and his love, so he didn’t mind it
  • definitely won best costume award at the Halloween party though

707:

  • lucky you got out of dressing the twins this year, as in the previous year it was a hassle for you
  • “Hmm..you two are a pair…what goes well hand in hand…I KNOW!”
  • yep
  • you’ve got that right
  • Seven, being stereotypical, dressed your kids as 
  • Honey Buddah Chips and Dr Pepper.
  • just kidding, he saved that for the two of you, but he instead dressed your kids as
  • Nemo and Dory, from Finding Nemo
  • he knew this was your kids absolute favorite movie, so he figured why not
  • so you walked in on the kids dressed, the two of them running circles around Seven chanting
  • “JUST KEEP SWIMMING SWIMMING SWIMMING!”
  • “KIDS! Look, mommy’s home!!”
  • “MOMMY!!!”
  • you engulfed the two into a hug, as Seven came up behind them, hands in his jean pockets
  • “I didn’t do so bad now, did I?”
  • “No! I was expecting to walk in to see a bag of honey buddah chips and a can of dr pepper walking towards me!”
  • “Nah, I saved that for us love.”

V:

  • V has seen his fair share of kids Halloween costumes, back when he used to do shoots with people
  • so he knew exactly what to dress your son up as when you told him it was up to him
  • “MC, just give me a cardboard box, some paint, and pick out his cutest dress top and pants. I’ve got this.” 
  • you were kind of nervous, but in the end it was so worth V pulling out his creativity
  • your son was dressed up in a kissing booth
  • “To finish it up, will you put this red lipstick on and kiss the life out of our lil boy?” 
  • you gladly nodded, as your son tried to squirm away from your puckered lips, making you all laugh as V swooped in and picked him up, so he could no longer move away from you
  • you took your son out trick or treating together, and at every house he got extra candy and a kiss to add to his collection
  • you couldn’t walk the streets with your son without someone coming up to the two, or three if V were there, remarking “oh! that’s the little boy i kissed on Halloween!”

Saeran:

  • “But why do I have to dress her? You’re the one who knows what little girls like!”
  • “Well, our little girl said she wanted her dad to dress her this year.”
  • he huffed, and continued to walk into yours and his daughter’s room
  • “Daddy! I think you’re really gonna like what I wanna dress as!!”
  • “Oh really? Let’s go get you dressed then sweetie, then we’ll see if I like it as much as you think I do.”
  • he was shocked when she pulled a little rebel girl costume out of the party city bag
  • “Your mother let you buy that?” 
  • “No…but I snuck it when she wasn’t looking!” 
  • he smiled, he knew that was his kid
  • he helped her get ready, and once you were called into her room you swore that Saeran just cloned himself and made the clone a young girl
  • “Saeran, where is our little girl and what did you do to her?”
  • “This little punk is our daughter!”
  • you laughed, as your daughter tired to give you the evil eye, just like her father did
  • “Now, come on you punks, we need to go get someone some candy, don’t we?” 
  • they both jumped up and ran to the door, almost knocking you down as you laughed


<ahhhhh thIS WAS SO SO CUTE I LOVED IT SO MUCHHHH! THANK YOU ANON FOR YOUR REQUEST!! if you meant like the guys and jaehee actually dressing the kids, i’ll redo it lololololol♡>

Stories From My Career at Barnes & Noble, Part Two

Part One

  • Man who frequently calls the store to ask when the next Mariah Carey CD is coming out.
  • Old man known as “the Professor” who has empty B&N bags stacked to the roof of his car.
  • Two-year-old girl that screamed bloody murder when I came out of the back room dressed as Cookie the Mouse for storytime.
  • Multiple accounts of people shitting on the bathroom floor.
  • Multiple accounts of people shitting on the sales floor.
  • Woman that shouted “DO YOU HAVE ____ BOOK” from her car while I was knocking on the window to get inside before the store opened.
  • Man that called to have a book placed on hold…from inside the store.
  • My manager and I being called “heathens” because the online store sells used books and we don’t.
  • Regular customer that always comes in with a jug of milk or, occasionally, bleach. The reason for this has not been deciphered.
  • Mom that brought in an entire Burger King meal and made a picnic in the kid’s department for her and her children.
  • The puppet rack being decimated every five fucking seconds.
  • Being interrogated on the process of making mocha syrup by a five-year-old girl.
  • Telling a teenage boy that he looked like a crunch bar for telling my co-worker that she was wearing too much makeup (AKA the one and only time I flipped my shit at a customer).
  • The annual Festivus board in the break room, where all employees post their customer grievances throughout the holiday season.
  • A coworker being called racist because we don’t have any children’s books written in French.
  • Older woman that yelled at a child in the magazine section. Not her child, just a child.
  • The same older woman peeing her pants in the store.
  • Regular older male customer that licked the cafe lead.
  • Woman that complained to a manager because the parking lot was icy. In January.
  • Swapping customer stories with the people from the shoe store next door.
  • Frequent instances of customers handing me empty coffee cups instead of throwing them in the trash.
  • Finding Bibles in the Fiction section.
  • Finding Occult books in the Children’s section.
  • Teenage girl that ordered a venti frappuccino, handed me one dollar, and told me to keep the change.
  • Getting screamed at by a mom for putting whipped cream on a drink she thought was hers…but wasn’t.
  • Drunk man sitting outside the store entrance with a shopping cart and a bottle of vodka. Left five minutes before a cop arrived.
  • Obviously high young man buying like five weed magazines.
  • Going inside the plexi-closet just to scream.

anonymous asked:

Could you recommend some clexa fanfic?

blood rush in the hazy glow by firetestsgold- featuring defensive, mysterious Lexa; brave, stubborn college kid Clarke; snarky bar tender Raven; and rebellious, well meaning Octavia. The characters are all very three dimensional, fleshed out enough to feel relevant but not overdone to the point of boredom. Interesting, unique and the writing has a great flow to it. I’m really interested to see where this fic goes.

towards the sun (fear no shadow) by civilorange- I’m always really invested in Lexa centric fics, especially ones about her life in canon because I find them so fascinating and this fic investigates a new way for Lexa to have become who she is. The language is poetic enough to draw you in, but not so much to become dense and there’s a wonderful sense of world building and cohesion that runs through the whole fic. Though much of it is new and foreign, I never once feel confused or uncertain and all of the characters feel rounded and full.

pills n potions (we’re overdosin‘) by indragram- who doesn’t love a good Hogwarts AU? This one features a Lexa who feels almost fragile, vulnerable in this terribly beautiful way and it’s wonderful to read about Clarke pulling her open, exposing her to the outside world bit by bit. Throw in there an ambiguous, tenuously tragic link back to Anya- who is a personal fav- and the echoes of a heartbreaking backstory and we’re in business. Plus like, magic and shit. What more could you want?

lionheart (taking over this town) by idontevenwhat- this fic makes me feel like the laziest college student, mainly because it features Clarke and Lexa as the most pent up overachievers ever. Lexa is the editor in chief of the school paper, Clarke is trying to set up an art magasine and- bless her, she’s trying so hard- hitting every bump along the way (literally, Lexa hits her with her motorbike). My favourite thing about this fic has to be the way that it reflects the dynamics of the show so much, while also keeping it very much grounded in the AU college setting. But please like, give Clarke a break, poor kid.

Angels with Dirty Faces by GreyGoose- Lexa is a boxer at Jake’s gym, a kid from the wrong side of the tracks that Clarke shouldn’t be interested in and yet she can’t seem to tear herself away. This fic really intrigued me (kudos to haelstorm for getting me into it via her graphic) because there’s more to it than meets the eye. The shadow of the Irish Mob looms over the whole fic and these kids are just that: kids. Trying to make the most out of a bad situation. It’s heart warming to see them find each other in such a fucked up world. Also boxer Lexa I mean, yes please. 

make this leap (say geronimo) by etherealpumpkin- I’m literal trash for this fic like, pick me up and leave me on the sidewalk because I am trash. Post finale Clarke and Lexa manage to fall into the unusual circumstance of raising a tiny, adorable, stubborn little child together. Dany doesn’t care about torn alliances or broken hearts or propriety, she mainly cares about two things: food and mischief. This fic strikes the perfect balance between heart wrenching angst, toe curling fluff and giggles as you watch these two try to figure out exactly how to raise this child without harming her or themselves. Do yourself a favour and read this fic.

You’re Annoying (But In A Good Way) by myndopeus- a very cute little fic about Clarke mispelling Lexa’s- an asshole of a customer- name on coffee cups, including their developing relationship and adorable little doodles on the side of her cups. Every coffee shop fantasy you’ve ever wanted. Bonus points for the inclusion of Anya and the brilliant Octaven relationship that was just the bright sparkles of humour in the background.

tangled (you are for me) by etherealpumpkin- I have to admit that I’m not normally one for soulmate AUs. Sometimes I think they can be a little overdone, a little predictable. But this one was really unique; I liked the way that there was a lot of other stuff happening in their lives, this was about loves formed and lost, near misses, unrequited love. It was also about shifting priorities and the way that their lives changed and the idea that in return so did their soulmate. Bonus points here for the image of tiny pre-teen Anya launching a full scale picket against her unfair grounding. 

There you are anon! Hopefully I gave you some you haven’t read before, I enjoyed doing this so please feel free to ask again because there are many more great fics.

People you don't want to talk about race with.

Bill O'Reilly
Any of your high school classmates who get their news from Fox
A white police officer in a Black town
Raven-Symone
A BARISTA AT STARBUCKS

The world’s biggest coffee chain kicked off the discussion when it published full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers earlier this week with the words “Shall We Overcome?” at center page and “RaceTogether” and the Starbucks logo near the bottom.

Employees behind the counter were also given the option of writing “Race Together” on customers’ coffee cups to help initiate dialog amid simmering racial tensions in the United States.

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How exactly am I supposed to explain the nuances of racism with someone who can’t even be bothered to spell my name right on a latte?

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New Beginnings (Bruce Wayne x Reader)

Chapter 1

Word Count (2,101)

The next day you hastily made your way to work, greeting familiar faces as they also made their commute to work. It was a Tuesday, and you had been awoken by a call from none other than your part-time consultant job at Wayne Enterprises. It was urgent, and you immediately threw on your neatest suit and made your way over.

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