***Austons POV*** “Come on, you are telling me that you would rather sit here and do nothing all night, alone, then go and hang out with Steph and I?” Mitch said again for the hundredth time in the last day.
“Why would I want to go and third wheel on yours and Stephs date?”
“Because it is not just me and Steph going tonight. Steph is bring on of her friends to the Jays game tonight.”
“And so you need me there because…?”
“Listen (Y/N) is a really nice girl and is completely single. She is going to be going to UoT in the fall and she needs some friends. Eventually you are going to end up meeting her so why not tonight?”
“And, there is always a catch to this.”
“I may have already bought an extra ticket for you, so you are coming.”
“Fine, but Mitch I swear if there is anything else, I will kick your ass.”
***Your POV*** “Steph, I have so much unpacking to do tonight, I could come see a Jays game any other time with you. Why does it have to be tonight?” You asked, thinking of all the other things you could be doing tonight rather then sitting here.
“Okay so there may be a catch 22 with tonight”
“Steph. What did you do.”
You looked at her, rising your eyebrows at her tone.
“Okay, well I did nothing. Mitch on the other hand I can’t account for.”
“What the hell is he going to do?”
Before Steph could answer, Mitch showed up behind her, carrying drinks and food.
“Mitchell, one of those better be for me, since you made Steph drag me here.” You stated sarcastically.
“Okay, first. We’re going to tone your attitude down. And second, keep it up and this won’t be yours if you don’t.” Mitch said putting his hands on his hips after handing you your drink and taking his seat between you and Steph. You laughed at his poor attempt to sass you, before realizing there was an extra seat between beside you. Before you could ask who the seat was for Mitch stood up.
“Hey look who decided to show! I thought you were lying when you said you were going to come! Anyways, you know me, you have already met Steph. Auston, this is (Y/N), (Y/N) this is Auston.”
You each exchanged hellos before Auston sat down. Pulling out his phone it gave you the chance to glare at Mitch and Steph. Steph noticed immediate, well it took Mitch a second to realize you were looking at him.
“What?” Mitch asked, oblivious to the disapproving look on your face.
“I know what you’re thinking Mitchell and no.” You hissed
“I’m bot doing=g anything other than trying to enjoy a Jays game on a beautiful day.” He replied smirking.
“Mitch I’m going to wipe that smirk off your face.”
“What, you don’t trust us?”
“After last time? Not a chance in hell.”
“This time it will turn out better. I promise.”
The last time Mitch and Steph tried to set you up it went terrible. Mitch decided that you were lonely and needed a boyfriend. So he decided that Matthew Tkachuk would be the perfect guy being the newest recruit to the London Knights. You went on a couple dates and it was all going well until you found out 10 months into the relationship that he had been cheating on you for 2 months. You swore you would never date anyone else that they tried to set you up with. Let alone one of Matthews friends and American team mates.
After the game was over all you wanted to do was go home. But Steph had the idea to go out to dinner. You couldn’t take another hour sitting next to Auston again. For the first few innings you had tried to be polite by making small talk. Asking him how he liked Toronto so far. And how hockey was going. But quickly conversation died off and the rest of the game was spent in uncomfortable silence, while Mitch kept yelling in your ear when unfair calls were made.
Reluctantly you agreed to going out for dinner, considering the restaurant was close by you all decided to walk. Mitch and Steph walking hand in hand, well you and Auston trailed behind.
Auston was the first to brake the science. “How long have you known Mitch and Steph?”
“Steph and I grew up next door to each other. So when she started dating Mitch, he and I became friends.” You nodded at your answer unsure what to do now.
When you arrived at the restaurant, you were seated quickly, Steph must have noticed your discomfort during the game an decided to sit next to you in the booth, but yet you were still seated across from Auston.
“What are you going to study at UoT (Y/N)?” Auston asked.
“I’m going all the way through for criminology and physiology.”
“It’s a fancy term for studying crimes and criminals. It’s kind of like a detective and forensic anthropologist in one.”
“What’s the physiology for?”
“It’s the study of the body and the mind of living organisms.”
“How long have you been interested in this stuff?”
“Since she first started to fry bugs in the backyard with a magnifying glass” Steph chimed in from beside me. “She was the freaky kid next door that no one wanted to play with.” She laughed.
“I wasn’t that bad.” You mumbled under your breath, embarrassed that Auston knew that now. No you shouldn’t feel embarrassed, why should you care what he thinks of you. (Y/N) you can’t fall for him. Young lifted your gaze from where it was on your drink well you played with the straw, well Steph was talking about what you used to do when you were younger. Auston was looking at you. Your eyes met for a brief second before Mitch coughed. Your eyes shifted to Mitch’s gaze. Gosh you wanted to lean across the table and wipe that smirk off his face.
“Is there a problem Mitchell?”
“No not at all (Y/N).” The smirk still present on his face. Auston looked between the three of you, knowing that he was clearly missing something. You excused your self from the table and walked outside.
“I told you this was a bad idea Mitch.” You heard Steph say, knowing her she would be right behind you following you out the door.
“(Y/N), (Y/N), I’m sorry okay. I told Mitch it wasn’t a good idea and I should have pressed harder. But please don’t take it out on Auston he’s a really nice guy and totally oblivious to what Mitch and I were trying to do.” She said catching up to you.
“You know he’s friends with with Matthew. I’m not about to date another hockey player, let alone one of Matthews friends. You know what it did to me and I’m not about to put myself through that again!” You looked up to go and see a person appear behind Steph. You sucked in a breath hoping he didn’t hear much of what you had just said.
“(Y/N) what are you staring at- oh.” She said well turning around. “Well, I think that it would be best if I give you two a minute.” She said heading back to the restaurant to re-join Mitch.
“I’m sorry, I, I, I um I don’t know how much you hear, but it’s nothing personal that I have against you its just that…” You trailed off with Auston still looking at you, you on the other hand couldn’t take your eyes off the ground.
“I didn’t completely know what Mitch was up to when he asked me to come the game today. Although he did tell me that you were going to be coming. It wasn’t until a few minutes ago that I realized what he was trying to do. But I guess his masterminded plan didn’t work very well.” You smiled and laughed. “ No it didn’t.”
“Listen (Y/N), I’ve known Matthew most of my life, and ya he can be a dick sometimes and it sounds like he hurt you pretty bad. But I don’t plan on hurting you and I would really like a chance. Just not with whatever plan Mitch had in mind that plan is probably crazy based on how today went. But just a date and if you don’t like how the first one goes you don’t have to go out with me again. We can then just be friends.” He said smiling.
You pressed your lips together thinking for a moment. “Okay, Matthews. I will go on a date with you.”
“Are you two done yet or can we leave now?” Mitch called from the doors. You and Auston looked over to see Steph smack him in the back of the head. You looked up at Auston and smiled. “Ya we can leave now.” You called over.
3 days later there was a knock on your door.
“I’m coming!” You called well running to the door. You opened it to reveal Auston with a bouquet of flowers.
“Woah, slow down Speedy Gonzales where’s the fire?” He laughed.
“Hi!” You smiled
“Hi, you look nice. Um these are for you.” He handed you the flowers.
“Thank you. You look nice too.”
“Are you ready?” He asked holding out his hand. You accepted his hand and closed your door behind you.
You nodded before walking down the hallway and stepping into a new relationship.
Hey there everyone. As some of you may know, I had quite a bit of bad news recently and am looking for ways to make a few extra dollars.
I have decided that I will be opening up shop for the first ten people who want to order custom bullet journals from me. I did a small contest like this a few months ago, but this time I think it will work out better as a shop rather than a contest.
If you’d like to buy a custom bullet journal from me, here are the options for you:
Option 1: Send me an empty journal that you have already bought with the money inside. I will design the index, icons, future log, and two bonus pages of whatever you’d like. I will mail the journal back to you promptly with all that you asked for. $20
Option 2: Send me the money in the mail, and I will buy you a journal to customize. I can send you pictures of specific journals I am able to buy for your specific taste. I will design the index, icons, future log, and two bonus pages of whatever you’d like. I will mail the journal back to you promptly with all that you asked for. $30
Option 3: Either of the two choices above, with addition of any extra pages or calendars. $1 for each extra page or section.
For more information, message me and I will do my best to answer your questions and concerns.
Prices were decided on with cost of shipping in mind, purchase of journals, time and effort put into it, and trying to be reasonable to all of you. I don’t use PayPal or any online money transferring sites/apps, so the mail is the best bet for me.
Rules: Answer the following ten questions and tag nine people y’all know I’m not tagging anyone specific, right? lol
1. How old are you? 35. Oldy McOlderson, here! Still have both my original hips, tho. ;p
2. What’s your current job? Archivist. ;) Although due to bureaucratic reasons, my place of work classifies me as a librarian. THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY YOU HAVE NO IDEA. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME.
3. What are you talented at? Def not talented at listing things I’m talented at! ha. Organizing (when I WANT to be organized!). Procrastinating. I don’t know…
4. What’s one big goal you are currently working towards (or have already achieved)? I bought a house last summer, so that was a big achievement. So I have various home improvement stuff I’m working towards. I’m really bad with making goals. :/ I’ve had a goal to drink more water for like…5 years now, and it’s still not accomplished. I mean, how hard is it to drink water!??? Impossibly hard, apparently! I also am trying to consistently eat better and exercise. I’m usually fairly good with this, but when I fall, I fall hard!
5. What’s your aesthetic? I’m never sure how to answer this question. Maybe I should make an “Archivistsrock aesthetic” picset to help answer this. :) (I’m really bad with introspection). But things that make me happy include nature/hiking, forests and mountains (the only thing I miss about living in WY is the mountains). Sunlight. Bright colors.
6. Do you collect anything? I used to collect a lot of things. Stickers, rocks, snow globes, tin lunchboxes, kiwi birds… Now? Hmm. I don’t think I’m really actively collecting anything. I still do have an affinity for kiwi birds, tho. :)
7. What’s a topic you always talk about? Online: Matt. But I rarely talk about him in rl. Recently I’ve been talking a lot about politics. Sigh.
8. What’s a pet peeve of yours? People who congregate and talk at the end of aisles/tops of stairwells, etc. Generally when people are oblivious to others around them.
9. Good advice to give? I hate giving advice. I mean, who am I to think that I know the answers to other people’s problems? What if I give advice to someone and it turns out being terrible advice? :O But you can never go wrong with “Think before you act.” lol. Or “Be nice.” :)
10. What are three songs you’d recommend? Hmmmm. First 3 songs that come to my head that I really like: “The Riot’s Gone” - Santigold. “Old Man” - - Lizz Wright. “Steady On” - Storyhill.
I tag: You know the drill! If you read this, you’re tagged! :)
Ah… thank you very much! It’s kind of
you to remember.
I’m already having a wonderful day.
Honoka bought a phone charm for me shaped like a bow and arrow, and
Kotori gave me a lovely hand-sewn blanket made of scraps from the
costumes she’s made for me in the past.
The others have been suspiciously quiet
today… and yesterday, everyone very suddenly stopped talking just
as I entered the club room.
A surprise party is the obvious
conclusion, wouldn’t you agree?
Hehe… perhaps I can surprise them
first? It’s my birthday, after all… I get to cause a little bit of
trouble myself, just for once.
i was so looking forward to making lasagna tonight, but all of a sudden my parents went “lmao no actually we’re all going to a movie, the two of us picked it out, it’s about police, you don’t have a choice because we already bought the tickets without asking you”
Hi guys, so as some of you might know, I recently opened up a shop on RedBubble, however it didn’t really have a lot of stuff… But I got time today and edited some drawings out and they’re over there now!
There have already been some of you who bought my stuff and I’m forever grateful! Thank you very much for buying my works! *bows*
If you wish for me to upload anything specific to the store, please feel free to send me an ask or a fanmail. Also, if you do buy anything, please, if you don’t mind, show me a picture and tell me what you think? :D
Hey guys so @shaking-off-the-bad-blood (Samar) had a great idea of trying to get ‘Last Kiss’ to #1 randomly (at least on iTunes). In order to accomplish this we need everyone to spam the hell out of every social media site.
EVERYONES PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED TO PULL THIS OFF!!! Use the hashtags #BuyLastKissOniTunes and #LastKissToNumber1 to promote it even more.
If you have already bought Last Kiss, you can gift it to people and that will count too!!! If you want to somehow buy it again, create a new account or something!
Check your local city time as we will try to make it happen during 1:58AM New York City Time!!! Everyone has to buy it at the same time so try to do it as close to the designated time that it is in your area!!!
“Oh crap one of my BFF’s birthdays is coming up but I dunno what to get them and I’m also broke af, what do I do?!”
WELCOME TO PRESENTS ON A STUDENT BUDGET BY ANDY: This is legit an ideal gift for one of your close friends, especially if they’re at college and you don’t get to see them as often. It’s super easy and this cost me, like, £4 to make? And that’s when I bought all the materials - if you already have paper/jars/beads etc at home it’ll be even cheaper. Maybe it will cost you nothing!
Get some coloured card and scalpel it into smaller pieces. Personally I like rectangles but hearts/circles/whatever work great too.
Find some nice inspirational quotes about things, especially ones that are encouraging! Get a good range, from ancient proverbs to philosophers to modern-day authors and fictional characters from your favourite animes haha.
Write these really nicely on your little bits of card, fold them up and put them in the jar.
Add in a bunch of sequins/beads/paper flowers, put the lid on and shake it so everything mixes together.
Loop a ribbon round the neck and tie a nice bow. You’re done!
Tell your friend that they can keep it on their desk and pick something out of it whenever they’re having a tough day or need a small pick-me-up. This is honestly one of the easiest and most thoughtful things to do for someone and when they’ve gone through everything they can keep it/use the jar for storing other stuff. You’re welcome, now go make some nice presents for your friends without breaking your bank!
“Tony, going to MIT does not mean you have special powers over Legos. We still need the instructions,” you said. Why you thought it was a good idea to buy Lego sets when you lived with Tony Stark, you had no idea. Yet, some force possessed you to buy a Lego Death Star and Millennium Falcon.
“We don’t need the instructions. I got this,” he said. You rolled your eyes.
“Well, I’ll tell you what, I bought two sets and you already have a head start on this one. If I finish building mines before you finish half of yours, we’re using the instructions. If not, you get to keep my Death Star,” you said.
“Deal. Say goodbye,” he said.
“You wish,” you said grabbing the other box and settling yourself in an area without Tony’s mess of Legos. “Here goes nothing,” you whispered to yourself.
It was a painstaking process but once you saw it starting to come together, you seemed to work faster. You didn’t look at Tony’s work but it seemed like every few seconds his eyes scanned yours. Tony stood up and made his way to the door stepping on part of your work in the process.
“Sorry,” he said before grabbing coffee and making his way back. You sighed and went back a few steps but his derision cost you some time but only because you decided to add the glue to your work to make sure he couldn’t ruin it again. Just a little insurance. Before long, you were back on track and Tony was still looking confused. He had only added a little onto what the two of you had previously done. You even managed to grab a snack while he tried to figure the set out. He started eyeballing the instructions packet but you got up and took it before he could make a move.
“No cheating, Tony. Besides, you got this, right?” you teased before walking back to your work. You could hear Tony muttering to himself as he tried to fit pieces together. Your hands were sticky from the glue making it a bit more difficult but you didn’t let it hinder you. The lights in the lab turned on as the sky outside got dark.
Finally, after what seemed like ages, you finished the Millennium Falcon. Your seven-year-old self would have been proud.
“Alright tough guy, let’s see what you got,” you said walking over. He just looked up at you. You couldn’t help but giggle.
“Need a little help?” you asked. He somehow managed to have less finished than what he started with. He sighed. “What do the instructions say?” he asked. You sat down and figured out what page to start on.
“Did you add glue?” you asked.
“Why would we need glue?’ he asked confused.
“Well, I have an X-Wing fighter and a Millennium Falcon, you do the math,” you joked. He smiled.
After many arguments and several cups of coffee, the two of you fell asleep on the floor of the lab. The next afternoon, Bruce walked in and smiled and the sight of the two of you, the Millennium Falcon, and the Death Star on the floor.