Sometimes the smallest compliment can make your whole day (つω⊂* )
Today at work I met a patient who I have been communicating with and helping them out from day one so they could finally come in for treatment, and I usually don’t schedule patients unless the technicians are busy but, today was one of those days. He was so happy to meet me in person and was so excited that he told his wife how much help I’ve been and how I helped him get through the whole process so he can finally receive treatment as I set up his appointments. He said I did a fantastic job, that I really knew my stuff, and was grateful…
I hopped in my friends studio & made some music about my crush (let’s call her M) & my roommate (she’s a film major) & I are going to be making a music video for the song Iade
& I asked M if she wanted to be the muse (I didn’t tell her the song was about her though like that would’ve been weird probably lmao)
& not only was she down
But she said she wanted to hang out with me & get to know me & idk I’m still wildin’ over the fact that she was like I wanna hang out with u before we even do anything music related & she is like. sTILL TALKING TO ME & sending me hearts and smileys like.
& she gave me her number
But the bad news for today, I had to work another closing shift at work, lost my piercing ball AFTER JUST FINDING IT LAST NIGHT, fucked up at the register to the point that I could’ve gotten FIRED, and left my headphones somewhere there :/
But talking to M still trumps all of the above lol
On this day in 1944, the D-Day landings began on the beaches of Normandy as part of the Allied ‘Operation Overlord’. The largest amphibious military operation in history, the operation involved thousands of Allied troops landing in France. For those landing on the beaches of Normandy, they faced heavy fire, mines and other obstacles on the beach, but managed to push inland. In charge of the operation was future US President General Dwight Eisenhower and leading the ground forces was British General Bernard Montgomery. The landings proved a decisive Allied victory, as they secured a foothold in France which had been defeated by Nazi Germany in 1940. D-Day was a key moment in the Second World War and helped turn the tide of the war in favour of the Allies. 70 years on, we remember not just the strategic victory that was D-Day but also the ultimate sacrifice paid by thousands of soldiers on both sides of the fighting.
“You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.” - Eisenhower’s message to the Allied Expeditionary Force
70 years ago today, on June 6th, 1944 the Western Allies’ armies landed in the Normandy region of France, beginning their push through Europe for Germany that would, combined with the Soviet onslaught from the east, result in the fall of Nazi Germany within the next year.
In 2014, as we approach the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Peter Macdiarmid returned to the invasion grounds to photograph the locations of some iconic - and lessor known - images from the Allied invasion. Presented here are some of the “Then” and “Now” photographs.
On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled archive pictures taken during the invasion and went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today.
NINETY THREE YEARS OLD and he jumped out of a plane.
From the link:
Ninety-three-year-old Jim “Pee Wee” Martin jumped out of a plane over Normandy Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and recreate part of an experience he had on June 6, 1944.
This time no one shot at him.
Martin, a former paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, made the jump for all those who can no longer commemorate the start of the sweep through Europe to defeat Hitler and Nazi Germany. […]
The U.S. soldier with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star said this to CNN about his return to France: “I enjoy the people, but I am kind of humbled and embarrassed at the adulation because I don’t feel like we did anything that we weren’t supposed to — or anything exceptional.”