how to live sugar free life

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Joël: Hey, dude. Are you back home now?

He forces himself to keep his voice neutral. Anita doesn’t raise her eyes from her screen. Joël is not fooled for one second. He knows that she is absorbing as if by osmosis every nuance of expression that passes over his face, committing to memory every vibration of his voice, every subtle change in his body temperature and probably in the rhythm of his heartbeat too. He stares at the phone in his hand, willing himself not to lay it on the table, not to wipe his sweaty palms on the legs of his pyjama pants.

Roy: Yep. We flew in last night.

Joël: We? 

Roy: Me and Sonia and Bunty. Bunty’s going to be enjoying a nice restful stay at The Oaks for the next 6 weeks. I’m just leaving there now. And you wouldn’t believe it, freaking Sonia turned up the Olds’ place for a surprise visit the second night I was there! Surprise was an understatement, dude. Turns out she had a massive attack of the guilts and wanted to work on our marriage after all. I nearly had a heart attack. Not least because I’d arranged a date with Claudia the following evening. I was shitting bricks, dude.

Joël: Claudia? You mean M-

He almost says ‘Megan’s friend Claudia’. He knows that any mention of Megan will shatter Anita’s artificially calm demeanor like a crystal glass under a sledgehammer. He swallows and tries again.

Joël: You mean Claudia with the amazing rack? That Claudia?

Anita arches one eyebrow. He gets up from the table under the guise of feeding Brutus.

Roy: Yeah. I’m getting misty-eyed just thinking about it. Anyway, because I’m the man, I managed to turn what could have been a complete disaster into one of the best nights of our lives. All three of us. You know, I never realised how versatile the chicks were in our home town, dude. Damn. 

Joël: Wait. What do you mean, versatile? Are you saying what I think you’re saying? Jesus Christ. I hate you more than I’ve ever hated anyone in my life right now.

Roy: It’s my world, baby. You’re just here to bask in my awesomeness. Hey, do you want to meet me for lunch so I can give you all the filthy details? I think I can swing an hour between meetings.

Joël: I don’t think so, dude. I’m kind of busy today. Anita and I are looking at houses.

There’s a 5 second silence. 

Roy: Did you say Anita? You and Anita are back on? And looking at houses?

Joël: Not only that, she wants to get married.

Roy: Dude, you don’t have any money. You can’t do shit. 

Joël: Anita has money. 

Roy: So basically you’re going to be Anita’s sugar baby? Just when I thought your life couldn’t get any more pathetic, you sink to whole new depths. Congrats, dude. Anyway, I’ve got to go. I’m running late. Some of us actually have to work for a living, you know. We’re not all free-loading parasites spongeing off our sugar mamas. Later, you worthless piece of shit.

Anita: Was that Roy? How is he?. 

Joël: I think he may have been slightly miffed that I couldn’t have lunch with him. 

The Difference Between Turbo and Vanellope

My goodness are people ill informed on what it means to “Go Turbo”.. And worse they think that Vanellope is turning into the next turbo because she likes being on the internet in Slaughter Race. Which, if you paid attention at all, she isn’t.

To “Go Turbo” is to leave your functional game to take over, sabotage or otherwise take part in another game. Dooming your own in the process and possibly putting the other game out of order as well.

Vanellope’s game is already out of order before she even goes to the internet. You see it very clearly in the trailer. Already we see that she can’t be “Going Turbo” because she has no game to leave behind. Her game is broken and unplugged.

So for her, finding this new game may be her only chance to race again. Because, if they don’t find the part they need and save her game, she’s homeless forever.You have to take character motivation into account. Her game is GONE and there’s no way to know for sure that it’s ever coming back. Trying to find a new life for herself isn’t ruining Sugar Rush or the lives of the other racers- It’s trying to find a life for herself. Just like the other racers are free to do if they choose. With their game unplugged they have to choose what they will do about that and Vanellope is just trying to decide what that is. And it’s pretty clear she’s taking into account how it would hurt Ralph’s feelings if she stayed- So you can rule out selfish motivation.

Another key difference is INTENT. True, her driving off the course and seeming to not do what the player wanted seems to be the cause of the game being broken… But take into consideration that Vanellope was forbidden to race for 15 years. Kept away from the cars, the other racers, the track and the GAMERS for 15 years. She may not know all the rules about what you should and shouldn’t do. She’s never had to follow the commands of someone else trying to control her before. She may not have KNOWN what would happen. No one ever allowed her to know. True- It’s been 6 years. But that isn’t enough time for her to learn everything there is to know about the world. Shoot- Ralph didn’t know the rule about glitches being trapped in their games and he’d been plugged in for 30 years before meeting her.

She is trying to make up for the 15 years worth of races she lost out on- She didn’t willfully break her game.

TURBO chose to abandon his game in the middle of an arcade business day. Go into another game while it was being played and crashed it. A hostile, deliberate act of violence and sabotage stemming from a selfish desire to hog all of the attention. 

The only thing Vanellope has in common with Turbo is that her game got unplugged. All of the circumstances around it are completely different.

anonymous asked:

(2) You scolded Benjamin out of fear. You noticed who the man was that was holding your son. "Long time no see sugar," Clay laughed and sobbed at the same time. "Momma! I found Daddy!" And Clay is all confused as he looks in between you and your son. "Daddy?" Clay asked, "Why did you never tell me about him?" Clay began to get scared. "When I found out, you were long gone. I couldn't find you anywhere or have any form of communication with you. So how was I supposed to tell you?" You signed.

Okay so was from a few weeks ago and I forgot to post it. Read part 1 here

 (3) Clay looked at his son and sobbed. “Benjamin just saved my life, Sugar”. You took Benjamin out of Clay’s arms and hugged the blue eyed man. “Clay, I don’t live far from here. Wanna go to my place and just spend some time with Benji and I?” You asked. “Please, let me spend time with you two,” Clay stood up straight as you handed his your son, and took his free hand leading him to your apartment. Once inside, Clay kissed you deeply but in a passionate way. As if it was a silent promise.

(4) “I’m not going anywhere anymore without you and Benjamin,” Clay kissed your forehead and closed the door quietly in order to not anger the sleep toddler. “Momma. Can daddy stay for Cuddle night?” The child asked. You laughed as you kissed his head. “He’s gonna be part of Cuddle night from now on, Baby,” you walked to your room and changed into pajamas and pulled out a pair of sweatpants and a sleeping shirt for Clay. You snatched Benjamin’s clothes off the dresser and walked.

(5) into the living room and handed Clay Benjamin’s clothes. Later that night, as you and Benjamin were asleep on the bed that all 3 of you were sharing, and Clay smiled. Happy that his plan didn’t work. He’ll make you his wife. “Daddy. Can I have a sister now?” Clay chuckled

Daddy Wednesday™

anonymous asked:

as a type 1 diabetic i Hate Hate Hate that myth like! eating sugary foods can make ur bloor sugar harder to control but its not the cause of diabetes. But the Fun part is, carbs play more of a factor in how much ur blood sugar spikes than actual sugar. So a diabetic person could live off sugar free foods but if those sugar free foods had carbs their blood sugar would still be messed up. Its a whack disease lmao

it is whack. i’ve never known life without it and i think it’s just now hitting me that after nearly 20 years, holy shit lol, i have a lot of medical trauma from having this all my life and it feels like a bit of a downward spiral at this point. my endo has said that this is common but it’s still sort of rough to deal with. i hope you’re doing okay and that your blood sugars are under control though

Again, since I have no idea if those posts I tried to queue still exist or if they’re just invisible or something, I’m going to try saying this one more time. If you end up seeing this twice today, sorry.

But I will be spending my Valentine’s Day cleaning the house. Really romantic, right? /sarcasm

But actually, the reason I’ll be cleaning is my Valentine is not free today. He has class and work, so we will be having our romantic date tomorrow.

So today, I’m spending every moment I can getting ready for tomorrow. I want everything to be as wonderful as he has made my life.

Then tomorrow, I’ll be with him all day, celebrating our beautiful, healthy relationship and how incredible our lives our now that we have each other. He’s taking me to the movies, I’m making little heart shaped sugar cookies, it’s going to be beautiful.

Plus, I have the perfect nerdy gift for him and I am dying to see the look on his face when he gets it. He is a gamer, and he calls me his “gummy bear,” so I got him a gummy PS4 controller. It’s the size of a real controller!

Anyway, you probably won’t hear much from me until Saturday; then again, I have a lot of homework for Monday.

I just really hope this sick stomach I’ve been having doesn’t ruin this for me. But I think it’s worth the risk to be with him. I canceled on him last week because I was sick. I couldn’t possibly do that again.

❄💙 Aria 💙❄