gettysburg, pa

here have some completely random Jack Zimmermann headcanons:

  • he doesn’t know how to roller skate
  • during their sophomore year, shitty got jack to sign some papers that legally changed his name to jacques. to this day only the two of them know
  • his pre-game playlist is just 1920′s jazz?? ?what the fuck???
  • he actually prefers cake over pie but oh god bitty is never knowing that
  • stretch marks. tummy, hips, arms, back, thighs. he was chubby as a kid then shot up and gained all that muscle you can not tell me that jack zimmermann doesn’t have stretch marks
  • he is a Flannel Bisexual™
  • lardo introduces him to meditation and now he does it multiple times a week to help with his anxiety
  • he has a thing for hickies, giving and receiving. he only gets to see bitty once or twice a month if he’s lucky, so he makes sure to leave reminders when he’s gone, and he loves it when he has some of his own coloring his torso and thighs
  • Bitty put chowder’s name in Jack’s phone as “cinnamon roll” and he doesn’t know what it means but does not change it either
  • jack has this really amazing cousin who he grew up with, and she is basically the female version of shitty except with a nose ring. she is one of his best men at his wedding
  • he had to wear headgear for a few months growing up and for some god-awful reason there are so many pictures of him, please just burn them mama ple ase
  • he hates milk. with a passion. the boys chirp him for eating cereal dry but he literally does not care it’s disgusting
  • his praise kink is the size of the fucking sun jesus christ
  • he goes to Gettysburg in PA for a weekend getaway and Bitty almost dies of boredom but he’s never seen Jack go on rants before (at least non-hockey related rants) so it’s worth it
  • jack’s really allergic to peaches
  • jack falls so hard, so fast for bitty. he tells him he loves him a month into their relationship, curled together like a pair of parenthesis in bitty’s bed, the words whispered between kisses in the sticky summer heat
  • he proposes at Faber, center ice
  • he has never seen star wars or star trek but he knows all the words to the songs in, like, every disney movie. his favorite is mulan

thank you for your time

anonymous asked:

Hi, so I'm going to be staying in a historic + haunted b&b in Gettysburg PA, and I was wondering what should I bring/do to protect myself in case I encounter something evil?

That sounds like fun! Charm a piece of jewelry for protection so you can wear it!


When I go on a road trip I always bring a guitar.  But not one of my expensive ones…that would just be dumb.  If it got stolen or damaged or broken I would be very unhappy.  Instead, I went out and bought this 2014 Epiphone Casino Coupe last year for 500 bucks (Canadian) and it has made the perfect inexpensive travel guitar.  light as all get out (fully hollow), and 339-sized, it is easy to carry around on the road.  It also plays and sounds surprisingly well considering how cheap it was.  And if it I lose it or it gets broken on the road, no biggie! 

Here are various shots of it on the road during my trip to Nazareth and Gettysburg Pennsylvania.  PS:  the big apple is in Canada…they sell (you guessed it…) apple pies!


Trump’s Gettysburg Address

“Gettysburg, PA: Today, in historic Gettysburg, PA, Donald J. Trump presented a game-changing plan for his first 100 days in office. This revolutionary “Contract with the American Voter” will ensure that America’s economy is revitalized and citizens are protected.

“I’m not a politician, and have never wanted to be one. But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I knew I couldn’t stand by and watch any longer. Our country has been so good to me, I love our country, I felt I had to act,” said Mr. Trump in his address.

“Change has to come from outside this broken system. The fact that the Washington establishment has tried so hard to stop our campaign is only more proof that our campaign represents the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime,” he continued.

“I am asking the American people to rise above the noise and the clutter of our broken politics, and to embrace that great faith and optimism that has always been the central ingredient in the American character. I am asking you to dream big.

“What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between Donald J. Trump and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington,” he concluded.


“Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:

FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;

SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);

THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;

FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;

FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;

SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

On the same day, I will begin taking the following seven actions to protect American workers:

FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205

SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator

FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately

FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.

SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward

SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure. Additionally, on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:

FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama

SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States

THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities

FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back

FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.

Next, I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:

1. Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act. An economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief, and lifting the restrictions on American energy. The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with 2 children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. The business rate will be lowered from 35 to 15 percent, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas can now be brought back at a 10 percent rate.

2. End The Offshoring Act Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free.

3. American Energy & Infrastructure Act. Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years. It is revenue neutral.

4. School Choice And Education Opportunity Act. Redirects education dollars to gives parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable.

5. Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act. Fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with Health Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, and lets states manage Medicaid funds. Reforms will also include cutting the red tape at the FDA: there are over 4,000 drugs awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications.

6. Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act. Allows Americans to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivizes employers to provide on-site childcare services, and creates tax-free Dependent Care Savings Accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families.

7. End Illegal Immigration Act Fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for overstaying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.

8. Restoring Community Safety Act. Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars.

9. Restoring National Security Act. Rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense sequester and expanding military investment; provides Veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their choice; protects our vital infrastructure from cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values

10. Clean up Corruption in Washington Act. Enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics.

On November 8th, Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan to restore prosperity to our economy, security to our communities, and honesty to our government.

This is my pledge to you.

And if we follow these steps, we will once more have a government of, by and for the people.”

 Earlier in the day Thursday, Anna Jennings was complaining to her friends that her Gettysburg re-enactor boyfriend still hadn’t proposed.

Patrick McCarthy took part in the morning re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg before a crowd of thousands. Afterward he took Jennings to a field behind the Union camp, and got down on one knee.

As McCarthy opened the black-velvet box, Jennings covered her mouth and squealed. She nodded for McCarthy to put the ring on, and gave him her hand. He slid the black and emerald ring onto her finger. The newly-engaged couple kissed and walked over, smiling, to their friends and others who saw the proposal.

McCarthy got her a custom-made ring through an online company.

“It’s very non-traditional,” said Michelle Rahm of, who with her family came from Colorado to watch the proposal.

McCarthy had the phrase, “Together, we are unlimited” engraved inside the ring.

Jennings explained that phrase is from her favorite broadway musical, “Wicked.”

The biggest surprise for Jennings, shaking with excitement after saying “yes,” was the ring, she said.

McCarthy, 27, traveled to be in the re-enactment as a Union soldier. Jennings, 24, came to wear the Civil War dresses she made.

The couple have been together for four years, and went to the 145th Gettysburg Anniversary as friends. They met in a Civil War club at their college, Grand Valley State University in Michigan, but didn’t start dating until a year later. McCarthy majored in both physics and math while Jennings graduated with a theater degree.

McCarthy and Jennings drove nine hours to Gettysburg from Appleton, Wis.

The couple talked the entire nine-hour drive, since they never run out of things to talk about, Jennings said.

The bride-to-be couldn’t stop gushing about McCarthy after he surprised her.

“He’s quirky and very intellectual,” she said.

McCarthy loves how caring Jennings is about everyone.

The couple plans to get married in a year, she said.


farm. gettysburg battlefield. by amy buxton