Chicken Tagliatelle with Puttanesca 

A quick pasta recipe that I shared via Instagram stories two weeks ago. This was quick and simple and so delicious. Grilled some chicken, boiled some tagliatelle pasta, sautéed some beautiful grape tomatoes with garlic and shallots. Everything came together with a lovely Puttanesca sauce purchased from Home Goods. This was amazing. Once I remake the dish, I’ll post a full recipe! 


Part 6 of my Studyblr University Orientation Week

I see a lot of people on studyblr talking about dealing with stress and anxiety over grades and perfectionism, but not a lot of discussion of being mentally ill and in university/college. So if you’re looking for stress reduction stuff, this post is not for you. This is for my mentally ill peeps. 

I just want to preface this with a little disclaimer. This is based on my own experience. I have depression, anxiety, ADD and OCD. I don’t know everything. I still have a lot of trouble coping, particularly with the last two as they were only recently diagnosed. This is just meant to be a few useful tips that might help a little bit. 

  • Go see a therapist. Even if you think you’re doing okay, it’s still good to have that support system there if you need it. Your therapist can also give you coping mechanisms that are tailored to your specific needs. They may also suggest you go on medication or refer you to a doctor who can prescribe it. 

  • If you are taking medication, set a reminder on your phone so that you take it at the same time every day. 

  • Set about sixteen alarms in the morning, starting half an hour before you want to wake up and spread about five to ten minutes apart. If you’re anything like me and have a lot of trouble getting to sleep, you probably have a lot of trouble getting up in the morning. This technique is a lifesaver. Also change up the alarm ~once a month. I find that my body gets used to it after a while and I just sleep right through it. 

  • Register with your school’s disability services. Yes, your mental illness is a disability. They’ll be able to help with accommodations (this could be anything from extra time on exams to extensions on your assignments). 

  • If you think that you might be handing in a paper late because depression is kicking your ass, message your professor at least a week in advance. If you tell them two days before, they’re not going to care. And if you end up not needing the extension, that’s okay. It’s better for it to be there if you need it. 

  • Headphones. Everywhere. People are stupid and loud and it’s overwhelming as fuck. Wear them right up until the prof starts lecturing. Do NOT wear them during the lecture though, your prof will hate you - though you may be able to discuss it with your prof the first week. idk, maybe you have cool profs who get it. 

  • Make a friend in your class that you can get notes from in case you can’t get out of bed. I mean this is good for anyone in case of illness in general, but yeah. Depression. Woohoo. 

  • It’s okay if you need to take a lighter course load because of your mental health. Loads of people do it. 

  • Related: It’s okay if you take 5+ years to complete your degree. You’ll get there. 

  • AD(H)D friends who stim: That’s super great and you totally should. But please do not leg bounce when you’re at a desk that has all the chairs connected to it. You will shake everybody’s seat and distract them. I get the urge to leg bounce (fuck, I’m leg bouncing rn) but please try a different stim if you could. Or bounce gently. Just no earthquakes (no joke, I literally thought it was an earthquake once and was super confused why no one else was panicking. i learned nothing that day, I was so distracted). 

  • Fidget toys are the best things ever and you can use them in lecture (provided they don’t make too much noise because your prof might yell at you for that). 

  • Bathrooms are your new best friend for panic attacks. Hide in a stall and take a few deep breaths to calm down. There’s a lot less noise there and you’re less likely to be disturbed than if you go to a stairwell. 

  • Breathe in for 5, hold for 5, out for 7. 

  • 5-4-3-2-1: Find five things in the room that are blue. Four things that are yellow. Three that are pink. Two that are purple. One that is green. You can substitute this with any colours you like. You can also do ones like “think of five things that start with f (and so on)” or “five tv shows that you like, four books, etc.” if you’re somewhere without a lot of colours (or in your handy bathroom stall). Repeat with new criteria or new answers until calm. 

  • If you’ve been crying and don’t want people to know: grab some paper towels, run some cold water on them. Wipe your eyes with them. Pat your cheeks with them. It makes less of a mess than splashing your face will and I find that it helps me a lot more. 

  • Schedule the shit out of your life. You won’t forget important meetings or things like eating dinner (whoops). 

  • Make sure that you give yourself plenty of breaks during the day. Gotta conserve that energy, yo. 

  • Find out when the library’s quietest and grab your books then. Same deal with the bookstore at the beginning of the year and buying your books. Please, the bookstore is scary when it’s busy. Save yourself. 

  • Frozen dinners are cheap, easy to make, and require next to no energy. Same with cereal, ramen, and most pasta. And egg sandwiches (two eggs, hot sauce, and mayonnaise. Best thing ever.). 

  • Great questions to ask the people who sit next to you in class: What’s your name (preface this with “Hi, I’m *blank*”)? What are you studying? Where are you from? How are you liking the class? 

  • If you’re having trouble getting started, try for ten minutes. You may find that it’s easy to keep going after that. Or maybe you’ll need to stop but at least you’ll have gotten ten minutes of work in. 

  • You’re doing great. This is a really hard thing that you’re doing right now, but you’ve got it. 
Lunch Time

I saw a cute idea for kids lunches online, and I thought it could be a fun way to subtly feel little, plus it helps eat healthy for those who pack meals for school, work, or other activities. (Added bonus for adorable lunch boxes. I have a sock monkey one.)

Gather a few plastic bins or tubs to put in your fridge (and maybe a few for the counter/pantry) and label them with what is going in each one. I think I’m going to have 8: main dish, main side, fruit, veggie, dairy, snack, drink and dessert. Then once a week or every two weeks, or however often you need to prepare the things to go in the bins. Then when you pack a meal, grab one out of each bin, or as many of the bins as you need.

Here are a few ideas of what to put in each bin:

Main Dish:
- PB&J
- Cup Noodles
- Easy Mac
- Turkey or Ham Sandwich
- Quesadilla
- Grilled Chicken
- Hot Dog
- Thermos of Soup

Your main dish should be something that can be eaten as is, or easily microwaved.

Main Side:
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Rice
- Pasta Salad

The main side should either help the main dish taste better, or fill in what it may be lacking in protein.

- Apple or Orange Slices
- Grapes
- Mixed Berries
- Peach
- Fruit Cup

Look for in season fruits for the cheapest and tastiest.

- Carrots
- Celery
- Steamed Broccoli
- Snap Peas
- Corn
- Small Salad

Adding a dressing can spice veggies up.

- Cheese Stick or Cubes
- Yogurt Cup
- Gogurt (I like to freeze them)

Calcium is crazy important. I know I struggle to get enough because I don’t like milk.

- Chips
- Trail Mix
- Peanuts
- Protein Bar
- Fruit Snacks
- Crackers

Snacks are good for quick consumption. If you have a short break and need a little boost, these are perfect.

- Juice Box
- Bottle of Water
- Capri Sun
- Can or Bottle of Tea
- Gatorade

I always suggest that if you bring anything besides water, to bring some water too. Hydration is key.

- A Few cookies
- Pudding Cup
- Small Candy Bar

This might be a good one to limit to 2 or 3 times a week.

Let me know if any of you try this, and if so what you like or would want to change!

laelaloo  asked:

Okay, I'm looking to get a cockatiel. I've been looking into them for WEEKS now, but I still feel unprepared, and I really want to get some actual first-hand knowledge from a person. I'm really not sure what to ask specifically! ^^; Any tips you'd give me, this being my second bird--after a budgie--and my first cockatiel? (Any knowledge at all would be helpful! from recommended cage size to what might be a good healthy diet!~) Please and thank you~~

hey darling!!! god sorry its taken me forty years to get to my ask, i’ve been so swamped at work IT SUCKS



1) ALWAYS ADOPT. i know you see that cute birbo in the pet store window, but please, PLEASE, refrain from purchasing him.  there are currently THOUSANDS of homeless birds in north america alone that need you to be their guardian. i know you want to save that baby from the pet store, but doing so continues the cycle.  they’ll just replace him and the horror continues.

2) GET THE BIGGEST CAGE YOU CAN AFFORD! do not listen to what the pet store clerk says (lol i worked in a pet store and straight up i would discourage people from birds EVERYDAY and tell them to rescue and that none of our cages are big enough, and they listened and adopted and im surprised the boss didn’t find out and fire me HAHAHHA) i would go to a bird specialty store to find your cage - you want to make sure it is durable enough, the bar spacing is correct (for a cockatiel you want them no more than half an inch space, theyre little and you dont want them to get stuck!!) i suggest powder coated cages, they’re easiest to clean the poop out of!!!!

3) GOOD DIET IS SO IMPORTANT. STAY AWAY FROM SEED!!!! seed despite popular belief is not very good for them.  it causes fatty liver disease and can make them ill and shorten their lifespan. (rose is now put on milk thistle-it buffersthe liver, as from the shit sanctuary she was from… god knows what she ate so now im in the process of getting her liver spiffy clean!) a good PELLET DIET is SO, SO SO SO IMPORTANT. and dont be discouraged, it is very hard to change a birb from seed diet to pellet.  so you have to change it over gradually and honestly, it can take a year to get that done.  rose is picky as hell, but i found a pellet she likes which are the Zupreem fruit pellets.  they’re not the healthiest, but they’ll do as now she is eating by herself.  i used to have to hand feed her ALL THE TIME like the diva she is.

 Here is a list of good pellets!! (from best to ok)

- Goldenfeast Goldenobles (quinoa based instead of corn, i wanna change rose to this when she’s ready!!)

- Harrisons Fine High Potency (start with high potency and then go to adult formula - gives em the nutrients they need for switching. corn based, and not my fav but it is vet reccommended but id say goldenfeast is better as corn aint that great)

- Pretty Bird (fruity and like, kinda okay? its better than zupreem lmfao but its very sweet, and makes their poo colourful)

- Zupreem (available at most pet stores, comes in fruit, veggie, nut, and natural flavours. what Rose eats and its a pretty good food. i believe its corn and soy based, not the best, and there is sugar in it, but its a good starter for your bird as they will most likely eat it because its colourful and sweet!!! from having Rose on a pellet diet - her plumage looks AMAZING)

all those brands come in different size pellets, i would go with the SMALLEST as it is easier for them to eat, and if you mix it with seed it kinda blends in hehe

4) DON’T JUST FEED PELLETS. A birbos diet should be 80% pellets (give or take) and 20% fruits, veggies, grains, and good stuff!!!! making a chop is a good idea, and you can freeze it and take out some everyday for their breakfast/dinner!!! Rose is very picky, and a rescue may be too, but do some research on what good fresh foods are good for birds!!! rose’s fav are zuchinni, peppers, pasta, scrambled egg (shes obsessed with egg) and chinese snow pear!!!

5) LOTS OF TOYS, AND THINGS TO DO!!! PIMP out their cage with dope toys, various perches and material (AVOID SAND ONES, HURTS THEIR TOES. get natural wood, rope (if u know they wont shred and accidentally eat it) and various thicknesses!!!) and im not saying spend a fortune (whcih i have with rose omfg) undyed popsicle sticks are amazing, paper, toilet paper rolls, cardboard etc they LOVE. but also, a good store bought toy is nice too!!! but most you can make from home!! plus i have a store where i have handmade toys, ill be posting more selection too!!

6) BE PATIENT WITH THE BABY! they most likely won’t warm up to you RIGHT AWAY (i mean they might, depends on their personality!) so do not feel discouraged if they dont want to play or cuddle right away. and heck, they may not even like cuddles. they’re as much as individuals as we are as humans. rose is usually attached to my shoulder all day, but some days honestly she just plays by herself and doesn’t want me to play with her HAHAHA. when you bring them home, introduce them to their cage and let them hang inside and get used to it.  sit near them and chat and offer some millet and let them come to you.  its a whole new world for them, so allow them some time!!!

7) and the most controversial topic… TO CLIP OR NOT TO CLIP? okay, my two cents on clipping goes as written.  if it is safer for them in your house, please get their wings properly by an avian vet or an experienced staff memeber at a bird specialty store. clipping them incorrectly can cause balance issues and confidence issues and trust issues. NEVER CLIP THEM YOURSELF AS THEIR OWNER. THEYLL BE PISSED AF. and most likely scared of you. if your house is unsafe -ie people coming in and out, small space, lots of windows, forgetful people that leave windows open, PLEASE CLIP THEM. it will save their life and prevent any deadly accidents.

if you HAVE THE SPACE. and know that they will be safe, and you believe they will be okay, leave them flighted!! it is much easier i must say having smaller birds flighted as they won’t be as cramped in a house as a big bird would be.  Rose is flightless as she chews her flight feathers, but they are growing back.  and even if they all did, my place is way to small to allow her to fly properly so i would keep her clipped for her safety.  also, if there was an emergency - such as a fire - it is much easier to evacuate a flightless bird than a flighted one.  i have really bad ocd when it comes to impulsive thinking and i obsess over how i would get rose out in a fire all the time… so keep a pillow case by the cage, and if god forbid that happened, grab your baby, toss em in the pillow case (protects them from smoke inhalation) AND HIGH TALE THEE FUCK OUT OF THERE. and that would be easier if they are clipped… just food for thought.  

anyway i hope this helped you and others maybe too!! im sorry this took forever to get to, my lifes been insane.  please do TONS OF RESEARCH TOO and look into rescues. if you need any more help let me know my love <3

Originally posted by potatopato

Another SI-5 headcanon

Jacobi and Maxwell cannot cook.  Like at all.  Jacobi is a little better than Maxwell, he can cook eggs and pasta.  Maxwell can’t stand making any food that isn’t instant.  “Cooking” as far as Maxwell is concerned is “putting pop tarts in the toaster” when she isn’t so distracted by her work she forgets to eat.  They both survive largely off takeout. 

Kepler, who is an amazing chef, doesn’t know how they made it this far into adulthood.   

I can’t believe there are people who don’t like salad. I fail to understand how anybody at a well-stocked salad bar couldn’t come away with a delectable salad.

Things to put on salad: tomatoes, kidney beans, cheese, hardboiled egg, pasta, red onion, carrots, cucumbers, pecans, walnut pieces, cranberries, raisins, avocado, snap peas, bamboo sprouts, cottage cheese, chickpeas, pineapple chunks, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, beets, slivered almonds, croutons, salsa, Brussels sprouts first sauteed in butter and garlic, corn, baby corn, peppers, zucchini and soy nuts (edamame). 

That’s just off the top of my head.


TITLE: Closure

PAIRING: Bucky x Reader (Bucky x OFC)

WORDS: 1273 

WARNINGS: angst , smut( very little)

A/N: My first ever fic I am posting on my account. Thank you so much TAW !!  @supersoldierslover for going through this and supporting me. You know I love you ❤️️❤️️. Also @thatawkwardtinyperson IVY!! You are one of the writers I truly respect not just for writing but for your sass too . So thank you, for allowing me to tag you . 😘😘

Originally posted by caps-bucky

“ Y/N Wait .”, you continued walking . “ Y/N!!” , he said as he grabbed your hand and pulled you towards him . *smack* That made him loosen the grip on your hand as you quickly made your way down the elevator . The sound of your hand on his skin still reverberating through the walls of the now empty apartment room .

“Bucky!!!”, you screamed as you tried to run as fast as possible from the man with mud all over his body . “Come here Y/N , let me give you hug . You know how much I love you .” “Noooo , Bucky  please. AHHHH!!! ” , you screamed as he wrapped his huge, muscular arms around your waist covering your white pristine shirt with  brown dirt . “I hate you”, you mumbled as he rubbed his dirty hair on to your neck. “ It’s your fault doll. You saw the truck and he puddle , and still didn’t think of telling me .”

“Idiot, lets go home and change . “

You got down the elevator , taking  long strides , tears rolling down your eyes ,as you walked towards the cab filled with your belongings. You  signaled the driver to take you to your destination .Your first choice of place would be your best friends  Amy’s house but right now that is your last one.

“Hmmm, Bucky …” , you moaned as he pressed  the  tip of his cock on to the lips of your pussy . This was your punishment for teasing him all day long . “`Wow, I never thought I’d have so much fun teasing you.”, he said slowly pushing his tip inside of you .He couldn’t hold it any longer and in one thrust he buried himself deep inside of  you . He wanted to punish you and fuck you hard but he couldn’t anymore. All he wanted was to make love and show you how much he loved you . So he set a slow but pleasurable place until you both were a moaning mess joined at a point , refusing to detach in fear of drifting apart .Why he felt this way , you didn’t know .

He looked out of the window and saw  you make your way to the cab . You got in without even sparing a glance at  him . You always waved to him when you went away , to work . But today was different , you went away , forever. He knew what he did can’t be forgotten nor forgiven . But he hoped this wasn’t the last time he saw you .

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!!!!!” , Bucky screamed banging kitchen utensils to wake you up at 12 AM .

“ Bucky!!” , you scolded . “Can’t you see I’m sleeping . Get lost”. Obviously not deterred by your request he started pressing small kisses all over your exposed body  . Your palm  , hands, legs , upper arm , shoulder…. “Okay  , okay , okay I’m up . What is it??”, you groaned . “ Happy anniversary  Y/N”. Your face softened upon the realization  . “Happy Anniversary Bucky”, you say as you pull him by his face to place a long kiss .You hum into the kiss so does he . “ Can we sleep now?” . He chuckles, “Sure honey  . But no sleeping whole of later today. Okay?  ”. “Hmmm…” you hum as slumber already taking you .

You went to your sister Taw home for the weekend . You needed to get away . One look at your state and she knew not to bother you with questions . She took you to your room where you laid there for god knows how long . Once you regained consciousness you made a beeline to the bathroom and not taking a look at yourself in the mirror you got rid of your clothes and got into the shower .


“I miss you soo much Bucky.When are you coming back ?”, you downright pleaded . “ I miss you too babe. But you know how it is . I got work and …hmmmm .” “Are you okay ? What happened ?” .There were hushed noises on the other side . “ Nah babe. It’s nothing . I will come back when I’m done”.”But it’s the fourth time that you’ve been gone for weeks  .” “  Y/N , I really have to go . I’ll call later , yeah”.”Yeah , Okay .Love you “. “Yeah , bye”.

Your sister helped cheer you up . She took you to your favourite childhood places , carnivals , plays , but nothing helped . You’d end up doing the same thing everyday . Get up , eat breakfast , take a walk, watch TV , eat dinner and sleep . Currently no sign of emotion appeared on your face . All your tears dries up .All your sorrows ….gone . Where? , you didn’t know . But you felt something . The need for something .

“Buck!!! I’m here to surprise you !!!”, you say as you push the doors to Bucky’s room in the tower. At this moment you wished everything you saw was just  a twisted dream that your mind tends to play during one of your stressful days. Unfortunately it wasn’t . You stood there at the entrance at the door .It seemed like someone had stuck superglue to you feet. You couldn’t register what was happening  . You could register the hurried motions with which clothes were worn . You couldn’t register two people calling you with a guilty undertone . All you could register was that Bucky – your boyfriend and Amy – your best friend , were found by your very own eyes having sex. You went back to your shared apartment and started packing your belongings.

You knew you couldn’t stay any longer at your sister’s . You had to go back some time . You reached your city at 2 pm. Hailed a taxi , went straight home . Slept for the next 3 hours until you got up and realized there was nothing at home to make your dinner .To do a quick shopping you grabbed your purse and phone and made your way to the supermarket present a block away . Bread, milk, eggs , cereal ,pasta , you mumbled trying to remember everything you needed until you spot them .

At one of the newspaper stalls discussing over what magazine to buy . They seemed happy laughing ,kissing , hugging. Your mind started wondering , were you the other woman all along, until you were snapped out of your thoughts by your name being called.

You turned your head to face the happy couple. You could see the guilt written all over their face . At this moment you knew what you needed. You made your way towards them with a slight smile and greeted them . As soon as their surprise over your demeanor faded  they greeted back . You invited them to the café down the block to talk. You wanted to know everything . You nodded along without any sign of emotion as Bucky recited the progression of their relation and the downfall of yours . After all of the truth came out you stood up and gave each of them a tight hug and a kiss on the cheek and made your way back home.

Now you felt at ease . You felt you could move on . You felt yourself again . You felt complete  .

Closure . Closure is what you needed.

anonymous asked:

Hey I'm kinda new to owning budgies and caring for them and recently I found out seeds aren't really good for them and I'm really worried about what to feed them I've been researching and found some safe fruits and veggies for them to eat but I'm not sure how to introduce them to new things? and what mixture of veggies should i give them? and i kinda don't trust sites because some are outdated or the people giving info are just as clueless as me :/

Seeds aren’t inherently bad, the problem is how much, how often, how, and cages.

In the wild budgies spend all day foraging, flying for miles, digging in trees, scouring Australia for high energy yummies such as seeds, fruits, and really about anything they can find.

When we bring them into captivity…they don’t have to go looking for that food. We put a high energy diet in a dish in front of them and since they’re usually in a cage they never get to burn off those calories, even if they were out loose why would they need to? They’ve got all they need right in front of them!

This leads to birds that are lazy, fat, and bored with a lot of pent up energy that they don’t know what to do with leading to aggression and feather picking.

Diet change does seem like the go-to option. Less energy means less pent up rage! And you can pack in more nutrition too! But diet reform isn’t all you need, because seeds are actually pretty good for them.

So here’s what I suggest for an adult, healthy parrot:

1. Feed in meals. It’ll take some work to determine how much and how often, but your bird should be able to consume all within a limited amount of time. For Rex, I do 2-3 meals a day depending on the amount of activity she’ll do that day. I only give her enough that she can consume all within half an hour. Like I said, this will vary depending on the bird and you need to observe them in order to know what they need. Your bird should be hungry by the next meal, if they’re not digging in you’re giving too much.

2. Variety. Once again, you’ll need to adjust this according to YOUR bird, and consider consulting a vet. From what you should feed most to least but all are important:
- Fresh fruits & veggies. Broccoli, peppers, peas, and spinach. You can feed individually or make chop, don’t feed too many fruits as this is just as bad as feeding too many seeds
- Pellets. Species-specific, a brand like roudybush or Harrison’s, colored ones tend to have more sugar and the dyes aren’t good for them
- Sprouts. Try lentils, millet, or peas, google how to sprout seeds. Feel free to mix these into the chop.
- Grains. Rice (NOT instant rice), wheat, sorghum…can be hard to get your bird to eat but are healthy. These must be in the grain form and not bread or something like that
- Nuts
- Seeds like millet, safflower, canary seed…do as many different ones as you can. It’s a good idea when converting to a healthier diet mix them into the chop
- Eggs, pasta, and other people food can be giving on occasion…sometimes it’s healthy by usually not. Should never be part of their regular diet.

3. Activity. Don’t just open your bird’s door and expect them to burn calories! This is a great time to train your bird, have them recall for treats. Training is so important and lots of fun, and great for stimulating that wonderful mind. Budgies are especially fun to train because they’re so little and fast, you can have them do all sorts of flying tricks indoors. I suggest checking out @flock-talk for training tips. For a healthy parrot you really need to keep them flighted, if your bird has clipped wings or otherwise can’t fly then you’ll need to modify the diet to be even more low-energy

5. Foraging. Don’t just give your bird their food! Make them work for it, put it in buffet balls, puzzle feeders, crumbled up (safe) paper, hide it, put it in multiple bowls in different places, have them do tricks for food, anything that’ll make it harder. You’ll need to take it in steps if your bird isn’t used to foraging

Make sure you always check to make sure what your bird eats is safe. You can look that up yourself.

Hope that helps!

NCT Chenle and Jisung’s ideal type (personality)


Anon: pls do chenle and jisung ideal type :) thanks xx

Anon: Can you please do the next 2 members for the ideal type post ☺️

Apologies for the wait! Haven’t had the time to write this, but it’s out now hahah. I’m probably going to come back and edit this in the next year or something because they’re still smol and the things they’ll like will change too.

posting both of these tonight bc ppl keep asking and it’s annoying as hell :))) also bc i wanna focus more on other requests so i might start posting twice a day now

Ideal type (appearance)

Ideal type (personality)


Originally posted by nctaezen

Chenle would really need someone whose more immature than mature; he’d drain someone whose mature, and that’s not really ideal in a relationship. He’d also really need someone more extroverted and outgoing than someone introverted and calm. Someone spontaneous and unpredictable, so would surprise him and keep him on his toes. I think he’d like someone who prefers the outdoors t the indoors; adventure trails and theme parks rather than the cinema and bowling alley. If they could cook, that’d be a bonus. It wouldn’t have t be anything fancy or difficult; if you could cook only scrambled eggs or boil pasta, he’d love it. This sounds weird but he’d absolutely love someone who could do magic or pranks or make jokes, that no one would ever understand how to do. He’d look so cute trying to figure out how you do it, head tilted at an angle and eyebrows knitted in confusion. If you could do that, it’d just be amusing to see his reaction, nevertheless actually impress people with it. He also needs someone who can bounce off of him and have the same sense of humour. That’d be super important to him since he laughs all the bloody time and is always trying to joke around with people.


Originally posted by nctinfo

I see Jisung with someone with a personality like that of Taeyong’s. I think Tae has really left an impression on him and would’ve subconsciously influence his preferences too. He’d want someone who would smother him slightly, but not to the extent of babying him. He’d still want that bit of freedom and independence, but someone who could support him in his choices and help him see the benefits and weaknesses in things would help him mature better. Someone whose on the quiet side but not overly-awkward. I think a bit of awkwardness in a relationship, especially the start, is fairly normal and bearable. But if they were the type of person to just clam up every time he looks at them, he’d find it hard. Maybe when he’s older he wouldn’t mind so heavily, but because he’s young, he kinda needs someone whose a bit more comfortable to be around and open, and doesn’t leave him guesses through signs and hints. Definitely someone who can dance - just so you have a shared interest/hobby! Or at least, dances. You don’t need to be dancing 24/7 to get his attention; if you were the type to just dance in the kitchen or bedroom to your favourite song, he’d like that! Even if you didn’t do that, as long as you supported him and encouraged him in his own dancing, he wouldn’t really have a problem.


Pasta Production 1925 - 1955 | Via

Pasta, the most famous staple of Italian cuisine, was first recorded in Sicily in the 12th century, a few centuries after Arab invaders brought a dried, noodle-like dish to the island.

Mainly made with durum wheat and eggs or water, pasta (from the Latin for “dough”) was for many centuries a food reserved for the rich and privileged. It was not until the 18th century that industrialized production made it a cheap staple food for large numbers of Italians.

Soft and pliable pasta dough is shaped into hundreds of different forms, from the simple strands and sheets of spaghetti and lasagna to bowties, seashells, wagon wheels and bicycles.

With massive Italian immigration to America at the beginning of the 20th century, pasta’s popularity grew and it became known as Italy’s national dish.

But even as late as 1957, many people outside of Italy had no clue how it was made. On April Fool’s Day of that year, the BBC aired a story on Italians enjoying a bumper harvest of spaghetti due to a decline in the “spaghetti weevil.” The program showed Italian and Swiss families cheerfully picking long strands of spaghetti from “spaghetti trees,” and led many viewers to call in, curious about how they could plant their own.

These photos from 20th century pasta factories show the actual process by which the dough is squeezed, shaped, cut and dried on its way to the dinner table.

kat-eunhyeo  asked:

Can you eat silken tofu? It's super soft and bonus protein

Nope, made with soy which just makes me throw up. Thanks though 💖

Also for everyone else offering recipes, thank you, but I also can’t eat quorn, pasta (wheat and egg) or brown rice pasta (egg and rice because the gods hate me lmao) or any premade soups that contain wheat or sulfites–so that’s anything with onion out the window. Not to mention a lot of soups use caramel coloring (made from corn extract which has been sulfited) so I’m basically making my own soup using water and vegetables which I know I can eat (can eat organic potato cause they don’t get sprayed with sulfite preserve so I’ve been making my own potato chips in the oven 👌👌👌) blending it all together and seasoning with salt and a few safe herbs.

I can’t even eat yogurt from the store anymore cause even the ‘organic’ one has pectin added to it, which is usually sulfited. The good news is I can tolerate lactose again in small doses so perhaps I can start making my own.

This is the side of my chronic illness that is particularly cruel and has really been depressing me recently. Cause I love food and I love cooking and baking, but all of that has been slowly taken away from me over the last 2+ years.

Hopefully once my allergies are controlled (some of them were pretty spectacularly bad) I’ll be able to add more variety back into my food. Cause if I have to live on plain oatmeal for the rest of my life I might go a wee bitty mental.

I’m fine though, honestly, I’m getting some carbs and a little bit of cooked veg and plain chicken in as much as I can. It’s just… I finally got my appetite back after six weeks of that damn virus making me puke constantly and now I can’t eat cause my mouth hurts lmao, sods law I suppose :)

Things I Wish I Knew Freshman Year

im entering into my junior year soon. a lot has changed both physically and mentally since 2 years ago. some of this stuff i didnt figure out until recently. maybe it will help some of you too.

  1. figure out how to study. i know youve never done it before and that you don think youll need it, but you will. honors courses are hard, no matter how chill the teacher is.
  2. those latin root word quizzes you take in english are stupid and probably not super necessary. but you have them every week so its important to get a good grade on them. as long as you do a few flashcards the night before and on the way to the class, youll be okay.
  3. sometimes you have shitty teachers that dont teach you the material on the test or sometimes dont even teach at all. you have older friends who will help you and you also have the internet. there is no reason not to know something when the world is at your fingertips.
  4. yes, this town is shitty. but that doesnt mean every single person is. branch out. that shitty friend who hates you is not your only option.
  5. mom doesnt care if youre bi. she also doesnt care if you cut your hair short. live in the moment and do what makes you happy. hair grows out.
  6. be braver. speak up in class more. take the lead in group projects. youre smart and you know what youre doing.
  7. sleep more.
  8. yes, college is important. but youre so, so young. you dont have to know it all right now.
  9. dont worry so much.
  10. people will come and go. be thankful for those who are constant. they are important.
  11. spend more time with the family you like. they miss you and care for you.
  12. spend less time with the family you dont like. theyre bad for your mental health.
  13. dating is weird. thats okay. dont force yourself to date.
  14. do the laundry without complaining. moms stressed out a lot.
  15. walk the dog sometimes. shes getting old and just wants your love.
  16. clean your room, it probably needs it.
  17. theres always something that needs organizing.
  18. spend more time with friends. its okay to take a break from panicking and stressing to go see a movie or hang out at the mall.
  19. stop biting your nails. they look prettier when you grow them out and paint them. youll love it.
  20. be nice to the new kids. they need it.
  21. start learning how to cook basic meals. scrambled eggs and that one pasta dish you like are the best place to start.
  22. start buying tofu. it tastes great and now you dont have to eat that meat you hate the taste of. plus, you can learn more simple things to cook it with.
  23. take pride in what you love. dont apologize for having a passion or a hobby.
  24. be nice to your teachers. not many other people are and theyre human beings too.
  25. dance your heart out at homecoming. no one cares if you look like an idiot. have fun.
  26. its okay to go to homecoming alone. dont force yourself to go with people you dont like just because no one else invited you.
  27. buy quality pens. it’ll change your life.
  28. stop worrying sbout what others think of you. youll leave this town sooner or later.
  29. call your brother. ask how hes doing. you miss each other even if youre both too stubborn to admit it.
  30. buy a heating blanket and that big fluffy white down blanket. theyre the only blankets youll need.

anonymous asked:

Can you write jaepil where Wonpil with jae because jae keeps on being mean to him/refusing his affection on camera (and maybe also off camera but idk bout that)

dude anon-sshi real talk; jae is more lenient towards wonpil’s affection if compared to sungjin smh i want to punch some sense to sungjin. anw what i’m saying is, jae openly laughs and mocks wonpil’s affection yet

gifs credit 1, 2.

honestly aksfkjaskjdfa. so i gotta twist the prompt a bit, yeah? tell me if you’ve read this then likes then reblogs lmao.

title: have you no idea that you’re in deep?

rating: G / word count: 1.8k / to celebrate jae’s upcoming birthday this one’s set on their upcoming Vlive “mama’s recipe” thingy / enjoy and comment on AO3 lol.

“everyone, right now we’re picking our teammates,” brian says to the camera to fill in the silence, “by drawing lots. it will be two versus three. so far, we have wonpil and jae-hyung picking two ends painted in red, and sungjin-hyung and dowoon with blue ends. now it’s my turn.”

jaehyung watches as brian, with what little variety show sense he has, carelessly picks the last lot with a loud exclaim. his end is painted in blue. sometimes, life just works in ways that jaehyung isn’t a big fan of.

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It’s winter training.

I have not left the gym in a week. I have forgotten the feel of sunlight. The laundry basket is full of nothing but spandex. I have eaten so many eggs. So much pasta. I lay down to sleep and I feel like I am still on an erg. Back and forth back and forth.

I love winter training.