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So today started out dumb, but this afternoon was AWESOME.

I’m on the porch attempting to construct a railing for the stairs when I notice a weird noise. Like, a kind of droning or buzzing? And it’s getting loud. So I investigate. It’s coming from the neighbor’s yard. 

It is a metric fuckton of bees. I have never seen so many bees in my life. It is a fucking swarm of bees, and I have been reading about bees because I got a wild hair a few weeks back about wanting a hive of my own, but haven’t yet convinced Husbandthing, and there is suddenly a SWARMING HERD OF WILD HONEYBEES IN THE NEIGHBOR’S YARD.

I see postings on the neighborhood page all the time for feral swarm collection, but I also know the guy in the house across the alley just set up a hive. “Hey I think your hive escaped,” I text him. 

He calls me back about three minutes later. Turns out, the swarm he was supposed to get never came; the company went out of business and his order got cancelled, and he’d found out HALF AN HOUR AGO. And he says he’s got a friend who is a professional beekeeper, and he’s going to go pick her up and would it be okay if they came and got this swarm please please please?

So Bee Neighbor and Professional Beekeeper show up and immediately don bee suits. Apparently there is fierce competition for feral swarms, and the swarm in the neighbor’s tree is HUGE, and also twenty feet off the ground, and Bee Neighbor wants them very badly. 

The tree the bees are in is in a yard belonging to neither of us, so we go knock on the door, but there’s no answer. I knock on the house adjacent to it, but that guy’s not home either. Finally, I text the neighbor on the other side of me to see if he’s got contact info for the property owner, who is incredibly shy and in three years has never made eye contact. No luck. 

So…we trespass. We get my extension ladder, and Bee Neighbor climbs the tree while Professional Beekeeper stands on the ladder and walks him through the swarm collection. Turns out, you just shake the swarm into a box, and as long as the queen makes it into the box, the rest of the swarm will eventually follow. Bee Neighbor has never collected a swarm before (this is, in fact, his very first swarm of bees ever) and it takes the two of them the better part of an hour in the tree trying to shake the swarm into the box. 

Bees eventually get into the box. Bee Neighbor gets out of the tree without dying, and Professional Beekeeper examines the swarm and makes pleased noises. At this point, the box is the neighbor’s driveway, and about two thirds of the swarm is still milling around the box all confused. Since the neighbor isn’t home and we can’t contact him, he risks coming and parking right in the middle of a huge cloud of bees. Professional Beekeeper doesn’t want to move the box too far away, because we risk the milling bees losing the queen’s scent and never going into the box. An equidistant point between the current location and Bee Neighbor’s yard is the top of my recycling bin. 

So they put the box of bees on my recycling bin, and I text Husbandthing.

Now I have a box of bees that I am babysitting. They’re being all lazy and dopey and bumbling around. I think I might be in love. Bee Neighbor will pick the box up later tonight and put them in his hive, and then the bees will be MY neighbors too!!

THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST DAY EVER

Otayuri week / Day 2 - Social Media

This is like a day late now, but in the mafia AU Yuri is just as IG famous. But instead it’s for being a rich little troublemaker, and whenever there’s a glimpse of Otabek in a photo things get wild in the comments

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This has been in my head for like a week. I like to think that Stan is ridiculously susceptible to genuine compliments, especially ones from his brother.

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Eraserhead Week: Smile

It’s not art or writing but i saw the prompt and i couldn’t resist

aizawa shotoro

For those of you who can not contact family in Puerto Rico right now/Para aquellos de ustedes que no pueden ponerse en contacto con la familia en Puerto Rico en este momento

Here are some suggestions for contacting them/Aquí hay algunas sugerencias para contactar con ellos.

202-778-0710 (Federal Affairs Administration- may not work due to downed telephone lines/ Administración de asuntos federales- puede no funcionar debido a las líneas telefónicas derribadas)

maria1@prfaa.pr.gov (Disaster relief team/equipo de socorro en casos de desastre)

Red Cross “Safe and Well” website

“Safety Check Hurricane Maria” on Facebook

“Puerto Rico Maria Updates” on Facebook

Contacting local officials is also an option/Ponerse en contacto con los funcionarios locales es también una opción.

San Juan:
Jaime Gonzalez
787-614-7606
Tel. 787-294-0277
Fax 787-294-1165
Email: jgonzalez@prema.pr.gov

Vega Baja:
Victor Sánchez Rivera
939-640-6158
Tel. 787-965-7770
Fax 787-855-2511
Email: vsanchez@prema.pr.gov

Arecibo
Juan C. Santos Santos
939-292-3116
Tel. 787-878-3454
Fax 787-878-3637
Email: jsantos@prema.pr.gov 

Aguadilla
Elvis Morales
939-640-6155
Tel. 787-882-6871
Fax 787-882-6850
Email: emorales@prema.pr.gov  

Mayaguez
Alberto Trabal Alicea
939-640-6156
Tel. 787-833-7272, 7372,9494, 9594
Fax 787-805-5530
Email: atrabal@prema.pr.gov 

Ponce
Paul Fourquet
939-640-6157
Tel. 787-844-8272
Fax 787-844-8280
Email: pfourquet@prema.pr.gov  

Utuado
Angel L. Pérez 787-614-5704
Tel. : 787-814-7680
Fax : 787-750-8098
Email: aperez@prema.pr.gov  

Comerio
Luis Guillermo Torres Negrón
939-640-6161
Tel. 787-867-7000
Fax 787-867-1220
Email: ltorres@prema.pr.gov  

Guayama
Carlos A. Reyes Rivera
939-640-6159
Tel. 787-864-1600/1690
Fax 787-866-8619
Email: careyes@prema.pr.gov  

Caguas
George L. Pacheco
939-640-6162
Tel. : 787-656-9643 - 9642
Fax : 787-961-9920
Email: gpacheco@prema.pr.gov  

Humacao
Orlando Díaz Flores
939-640-6149
Tel. 787-852-4044
Fax 787-852-3476
Email: odiaz@prema.pr.gov  

Ceiba
Francisco Bruno Orellano
939-640-6163
Tel. 787-863-3330
Fax 787-863-3337
Email: fbruno@prema.pr.gov

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WELCOME TO THE MONSTER FACTORY

the boy mayor of second life

what’s happened to my kingdom?  what’s happened to my fiefdom?  this used to be a beautiful place - a safe place for children to come play and grow up and get old and work and get older and now my kingdom -

i leave it for a few months and it’s all gone rotten - it’s all gone fallow.

Queenie and Tina Goldstein

Saw some clothes online that I wanted to draw these two in :’) modern AU, ye?
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CBX throwback: Minseok teasing us