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Things To Know Before Dating A Firefighter

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1. If they are even within 20 minutes of the station, they will always leave you to go on a call.  No matter the circumstances, if you have a fireman on your hands, he will jet to the car and be on his way.

2. Meeting nights are not something you try and fight with them about. They are going to leave and you do not have to like it because it wasn’t up to you anyway.
I have learned that these nights are not optional. Yes other people miss them, but not my firefighter.

3. No matter where you are or what you’re doing the minute they hear a firetrucks horn, they’re looking for it and hoping they’re not missing anything good.
You will learn the lingo. Structures, fully involved (the good stuff) smoke alarms, cat in a tree (ehh I mean they are fireman soooo still good stuff).

4. They know the exact difference between an ambulance, cop, and, of course, a fire truck siren.  Which means that you will have to learn, too.

5. You’ll have to accept that when he has to do hall rental cleanup, you’re going with to help.
You fold the chairs and he stacks them:) And I’m talking at like 12 a.m.,1 a.m.

6. When you come around the firehouse, there will be jokes made and they’ll mess with him about you or even you about him.
Honestly it’s a giant bromance going on and they prey on this kinda stuff.

7. At first, you won’t really have a name to the fire guys. Until you’re around long enough. You’ll just be Boyfriend’s name girlfriend.

8. The fire pager goes where he goes.  Next to the bed, in the car, next to your bed, your living room, EVERYWHERE. And even if it’s not the real pager, it’s the dog app that I can never remember the name of so dog app it is. (Say that really fast to get the full effect).

9. They will probably wear their station shirt / apparel at least 4-5 days a week.
AT LEAST.

10. If you’ve got a good one, you’re always put first. The list will always go “You, the firehouse, me, everyone else.”
But secretly they always want to put the firehouse first.

11. You will learn and know more stations, trucks, members, and chiefs than you will ever want to admit.  Unbelievably true.

12. When you’re driving and you see a fire station, you’ll have to look at it.
If its an amazing building, you’ll have to remember the name. And then you’ll have to tell him about it. And then you’ve just proved number 11 correct. Add it to your list.

13. Never make plans while he’s on a call. You can never know when he’ll be back.
Even if the calls are short, they could stay at least another hour washing the trucks and being boys, of course.

14. In case you didn’t understand the severity of the first one, if you are on the phone and you hear the pager go off in the background, just tell him you love him and hang up.  Because if you don’t, he will. “Got a call, Love you, bye.” Mid-sentence is always what you want to hear.

15. You’ll never want to watch “Ladder 49” again.
You will cry like a baby and then want to make him quit.

16. Outside of the stations, fireman tend to forget that fire isn’t a toy and it’s pretty damn hot.  Playing with the lighter fluid or burning things on the stove*
“No it’s alright, I’m a firefighter.”

17. You will start your own station shirt collection.  From NYFD memorial shirts, a station from where you’re vacationing, even acquired old shirts of his, you will have started your own pile of station shirts.

18. You can’t get angry or upset when he is unavailable because he’s going to go to the firehouse for the fifth time that week, or if there’s another fire prevention thing to do.
You can’t be mad because he’s doing what he loves and also because a man in a uniform isn’t too shabby?

There are a lot more things to know before dating a fireman, but the rest you’ll just have to learn along the way :)

By Logan MacIntosh
DoveDesigns.com

Something about his job made him wonder about his own God-given sense. Normal people don’t climb over broken cars at accidents and run into burning buildings. They don’t pick up sawed off body parts at construction sites, rinse them off, put them in a bag of ice and speed off to the hospital where hopefully they could be reattached. Regular, everyday people don’t dodge rotor blades while pushing a patient inside a helicopter. All in all, normal people don’t do this kind of thing, and you have to be just a little bit crazy to want to.
—  Twenty-five at the lip

You might be a med student when your captain at the fire house comments that you look so tired that you’d fall asleep if everyone in the room was quiet for two minutes. 

And all you can think to say is that you’re not tired because you slept from 0100 to 0550, so you actually got plenty of sleep!

And then the ems officer gasps and starts going on about how unhealthy that is for you, but all you can really focus on is the fact that its a heck of a lot more sleep than you were getting the first two weeks of the rotation, when you frequently went to bed between 0100 and 0200 and got up at 0445.

cupidjuice  asked:

Have you ever been extremely attached to any of your sims (in ts, ts2, ts3, and or ts4) and been genuinely sad when they died/passed? What were their names, how did they die, what was their life like?

Great question! The only Sims I’ve ever been incredibly attached to were my Simself and my (now ex) boyfriend’s Sim. My Sim had my name, of course. (I’d rather not mention my ex’s… Some of you may know who he is.) 

They lived in a tiny apartment/studio in Bridgeport, and saved all of their simoloens in order to buy a mansion up on a hill. My Sim worked as an interior designer while his Sim worked as a firefighter. Their life was simple and fun. They ended up having twins, Olive and Alex~

And it’s funny, I’ve never actually had a Sim of mine die since the TS2 days! My ex’s Simself nearly died by electrocution whilst repairing the hot tub, but good ol’ Grim spared him. It’s a bit odd now… I’ve since deleted that household (since ending our relationship) and don’t play Sims 3 anymore. It’s been great moving on, actually. I don’t think i’ll ever post about the happenings of my Simself, though. It’s good to keep some things private!

Freefall by lastknownwriter

Summary: Kindergarten teacher Dean Winchester spends his days elbow deep in play doh; the most exciting his life gets is when he plays mechanic in his uncle Bobby’s shop on the weekends. That is until a birthday party goes tequila-nova and he trips into a one-night stand with an incredibly hot firefighter named Castiel.

Dean’s life gets a lot more exciting after that.

Comments: 10/10. It’s so sweet and smutty, no angst but there is life and death situations. Dean and Cas are the grossest couple in existence, and it’s wonderful. Dean and Cas drunkenly hooks up one night at the Roadhouse, but they grow closer, start dating, got married, and somehow winded up with a troubled teenage son and an adorable baby daughter. This fic is amazingly written, the smut is amazing, but the plot is also awesome. This is amazing, and I cannot say it enough times, just go read it.