i have no clue how to spell that

Alright nerds, today we are going to discuss headphone etiquette.

You walk into your favorite hang out joint and you see a dear friend. How grand! However, you see their headphones are in use and you have not the slightest clue how to approach them. Here is a helpful guide on how to decipher the code.

Both headphones on/earbuds in: Leave them alone, especially if they are hunched over a laptop, a book or their phone. This means they do not want to be disturbed. It is okay to give a small wave, head tilt or smile as acknowledgement.

One earbud is out: This means said person is listening out for something and not fully engaged with what is being listened to. You may approach, but watch for body language that says ‘leave me alone’. Examples are: crossed arms, little to no eye contact, short one word answers.

Headphones/earbuds out: You may approach! This one is not enjoying music/audio books on their device currently, and it is deemed okay to talk to said person.

Note: If someone sees you, and takes off their music delivering device from their head, that means they desire to talk to you! Smile, and enjoy a lovely conversation.

You taking off my headphones/earbuds: Run. Because no jury will convict me.


Dear Rory, 

So, right now you are reading my sealed words of wisdom as the tormented, foolish (but persistent) cad hangs off every nuance of your reactions, his heart and mind in a dizzying flurry of questions, as to how the outcome will play out… As you read this, delight in the knowledge that this love-sick pup before you does not have a clue…

Now, ordinarily, after a fool has taken my daughter’s love for granted, if I did not kill him through a slow and excruciatingly painful death, I would instruct my daughter, much like Miss Havisham did to Estella in ‘Great Expectations’, to be cold blooded and calculating, to dash his hopes, and to crush him. However, the decision is all yours to make. Love is elusive and all-encompassing; when you fall under its intoxicating spell, you have little recourse but to live out its devices. If you love this boy, maybe you want to give it another chance..? Good luck, love you, 

Mom (x)

“You promise you’ll call?” “Leave the donuts.”

anonymous asked:

So, my great gran is in the hospital and it's very bad. I decided to light a candle to ask for help and good health for her. Nothing I hadn't done with my mother before. I was letting the candle burn out as I was taught and uh... My candle holder shattered. It's glass, but thick and very sturdy and I'm concerned. I am not sure what to make of it. Do you have any clue?

I have some clues but your magic will be better understood by your experiments and their results. The more magic we do and more watching their results, the better we can interpret and predict how the next spell will go. Hollywood says something else got involved and is now up in your business, but if you don’t often work with spirits, that doesn’t make any sense. You don’t bother them, they usually don’t bother with you. And if you do work with them, you would just go find them and have a talk, tell them ya’ll don’t have to go break my things to get my attention.

In older traditions, specifically I know Chinese shaman tradition, when something bad happens to an object that was because the object was absorbing all the bad and violent energy, instead of letting the energy hit you. This happens with Jade jewelry, worry dolls, Greek smashing of plates. Two households now, one with my Haitian mother and now with my Chinese husband, whenever anything breaks in the house, it’s always a good thing. Means we have to be more careful and cleanse since our protection is gone now, and the energy might come back or regrow, but it’s a close save event.

Also, tend your flame a bit more carefully. This is spiritual and physical. I’ve had my glass candle holders cracks because the flame got too close to the side, heated it too strongly. The warning signs were the black smoke collecting on the glass. I use open plates now, so far, so good. Practicing with mindfulness of the dangers on our altar is practice for the dangers in the real and spiritual world. Good luck and sending good energy your way. Use it how you like.

When Moist had left, Drumknott coughed politely and said, “Do you think he’ll turn up there, my lord?”
“One must always consider the psychology of the individual,” said Vetinari, correcting the spelling on an official report. “That is what I do all the time and lamentably, Drumknott, you do not always do. That is why he has walked off with your pencil.”

Lord Vetinari laid his pen aside. “You have to consider the psychology of the individual, Drumknott. Every man may be considered as a sort of lock, to which there is a key. I have great hopes for Mr Lipwig in the coming skirmish. Even now, he still has the instincts of a criminal.”
“How can you tell, my lord?”
“Oh, there are all sorts of little clues, Drumknott. But I think a most persuasive one is that he has just walked off with your pencil.”

“It would appear that the leopard does change his shorts, sir,” mused Drumknott, as the evening mist drifted, waist high, along the street.
“It would appear so, indeed. But Moist von Lipwig is a man of appearances. I’m sure he believes everything he said, but one must look beyond the surface to the Lipwig beneath, an honest soul with a fine criminal mind.”
“You have said something similar before, sir,” said the secretary, holding open the coach door, “but it seems that honesty has got the better of him.”
Vetinari paused with his foot on the step. “Indeed, but I take some heart, Drumknott, from the fact that, once again, he has stolen your pencil.”
“In fact he has not, sir, because I was most careful to put it in my pocket!” said Drumknott, in some triumph.
“Yes,” said Vetinari, happily, sinking into the creaking leather as Drumknott started to pat himself down with an increasing desperation, “I know.”


Lord Havelock Vetinari and Rufus Drumknott (Going Postal and Making Money by Terry Pratchett)

The three times Moist von Lipwig walks off with Drumknott’s pencil.

So how do ya’ll pronounce the episode acronyms in your head?  Here are mine that have a pronunciation:

ASiP - obvious.  the leading ‘take’ is silent.

TGG - t’guh (as in the sound I make when flummoxed)

ASiB - “scandal” (English is not a phonetically spelled language)

THoB - T-hob

TRF - turf

TEH - as established c. founding of teh internet

TSoT - T-/sʊt/, sounds like Thai for “the best”

HLV - “help”

TAB - tab

TFP - PFFFFFFT (I just reverse it)

thanks for tagging me amber!!!!!💛☺️( @skamb3r )i love to be tagged in things

rules: enter your answers then tag 10 people! use the first letter of your name to answer each question. real answers only. if the person who tagged you has the same initial, you must use different answers. you cannot use the same word twice.
i have no clue how imma do this but here we go

name: ciarra

a four letter word: cats

a boy’s name: carlos 

an occupation: construction worker

something you can wear: corset 

a food: corn 

something you find in a bathroom: conditioner 

a place: cancun 

a reason for being late: chiropractor appointmenT 

something you shout: CAREFUL! 

a movie title: cheaper by the dozen my favorite movie as a kid 

something you drink: chamomile tea 

an animal: cow

a type of car: camri ?? is that how it’s spelled 

title of a song: caroline - aminé

I’m going to tag you guys but you for sure don’t have to do it if you don’t wanna @evaktexts @happily-found-strong @isakiyakis @isakneven @royalhoneybaby @isakcs @tarjeisandvikmoe @jonasvsquez @latinxstan and anyone who else who wants to do it!!

Websites/media/pop culture for studying

This is by NO MEANS a complete list.

-Crash Course: they’re videos, technically, but they are an awesome way to be entertained and learn at the same time. I used these to “take breaks” while studying for APUSH exams, and it relieves stress to watch something funny. Plus, John Green. Enough said.

-Animaniacs- also videos, but this is how I survived memorizing the presidents in order. If anyone ever comes across this for some reason and wants the rest of the song, I wrote the final few presidents through Obama for myself that I might post someday.

-Quizlet- Quizlet is my go-to for memorization. I love having online flash cards so I’m not wasting so much paper, and plus, they have games you can play to help yourself- the “learn” setting is especially helpful for languages, because you actually have to spell the word right before it lets you move on.

-Slader- I had no clue that Slader existed until my senior year in high school and I was so mad. Slader has a lot of answers to math problems, and other subjects as well, and it allows people to post explanations for the problems so you can solve along step-by-step. Disclaimer: DO NOT USE THIS TO CHEAT. The answers are there to help you CHECK yours, and most questions have a written tutorial to show you how to solve it, so do the work- it seriously helps you understand what’s going on. Slader is like 60% of the reason I passed Precalculus- the tutorials taught me more than I ever learned in class.

-Sparknotes- everyone knows about sparknotes, but here’s a suggestion of how to use it. I will use my experience with Hamlet as an example. When reading Hamlet, I would read the passage we were assigned, and then, the night before comprehension quizzes, I would read the Sparknotes summaries to jog my memory. Sparknotes has other great tools, such as a list of characters, in case you can’t remember who that random dude from page 3 was.

-Netflix- WAIT WHAT??
Hear me out. If you’re studying Political Science or some sort of Civics/Government class, I strongly recommend watching at least a little bit of The West Wing. Not only is this one of, if not the best show to grace television, but it is highly educational about American politics. It’s very fast-paced and hard to understand every political plot, but watching The West Wing gave me a greater appreciation for politics and history.
*someday I might try to post a list of the most educational West Wing episodes- they are very helpful for understanding concepts. For example, if you’re studying the Senate, there is a wonderful episode on Filibusters.

-If you’re learning a language, listen to pop tunes in that language. This helped me enormously with French, and I think it would work with anyone learning a new language. Find an artist you like, and become a fan!
(Fun fact- my favorite French artist came to my city twice, and I saw him live in concert 😍)
-if you’re in band or orchestra, listen to the pieces you’re practicing and learning while you do other homework. It will give you a greater understanding of how your part works with the other parts in the ensemble. I used this frequently.

-Books for language learners-
Depending on what year you are in a language, reading a chapter book in your language can help. I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in French and really enjoyed it! Helped me a lot with vocabulary.


Bloodlines: Adrian Ivashkov & Sydney Sage

“I tried to be a better person for her– but it was to impress her, to get her to want me. But when I’m around you, I want to be better because… well, because it feels right. Because I want to. You make me want to become something greater than myself. I want to excel. You inspire me in every act, every word, every glance. I look at you, and you’re like… like light made into flesh. […] You have no clue how beautiful you are or how brightly you shine.”

Drabbles Are Closed! (and some blubbering sappiness)

GUYS GUYS GUys guys…. (wow that just made me question how to spell the word “guy”)  

When I put up the drabble request thing to celebrate 400 followers I had no clue how many people were going to respond, if anyone was going to respond at all.  But I literally filled up my entire list of 20 that I wanted.  Like what?!  

I think I have my work cut out for me for the next week!  I will get working on these as soon as possible!  Thanks a million guys!

Imma ‘bout to get real sappy so if y’all don’t like sappy blubbering just scroll past.


Starting this blog was something that I just decided to do one day out of the blue because I wanted to just put my writing somewhere.  Never in a million years would I have thought I would be surrounded by such a great community as this. So, thank you.  

Now I don’t know who is going to read this. I don’t know where you are from or what you are doing today or whatever.  I don’t know if you have had a sucky day or month or year so I just want to say this.  Even if you are feeling useless, broken down, unable to do anything but scroll through tumblr because the day is just too hard to face, it is worth it.  Every like I get, every reblog, comment, message, ask… whatever I get puts a smile on my face.  I am serious.  Even if you just read and don’t like or reblog or anything I do not care.  I know my stuff is being read and I put my pieces out there to make you guys smile.  To make you guys feel good and happy and everything like that.  So it is worth it.  Know that even if you are at the lowest point in your life and you are reading this, you are making me smile.  You are making one person smile.  

And I think that’s pretty cool.  

Originally posted by thedisneyportal

So many of you know because I’ve posted a little bit about my chronic and not to mention severe ( and apparently childhood asthma because I’m still a minor) asthma… I go through good and bad spells and in between stages where I’m not bad enough to having to go to the hospital every night and where I wake up every hour searching for my saving grace aka my inhaler and to when I can go days without seeing my inhaler and not needing it. but anyways I got a little sidetracked… Sorry about that I want to get a tattoo of lungs hint the pic to support asthma awareness but I have no clue where to put it or how big it should be or if it even looks cool. So I would be very happy and grateful if you guys gave me your opinion on it and tell me what you think.


While watching the 6x19, I couldn’t help but notice the potential clue in Ali’s hospital scene. Her room number was 204, and these numbers in pll have had meaning before, so why not look it up? I took a look at episode 4 of season 2, 204. Now I didn’t have the time to investigate or to full on analyze, but what caught my eye the most was a potential “Uber A”, Wren. How he was relevant as a clue to this was that he was in a hospital, like Ali. In the scene, he is in fact wearing the “A”. Suspicious? I barely even believe he is a doctor and neither does Rosewood PD. All these huge clues and hints pointing to “Dr” Wren (for ex. the equation,“solve for A” spelling “Wren”) may be just as relevant now. If they’ve done clues from numbers before then why not this? Like it’s the perfect opportunity… We all believed he would be Big A, but how about him being Uber A? Even better.

Originally posted by missmorrissomerhalder

@wrenischarles @charleswkingston @wrxnkingston

Witch Tip (?)

I see a lot of posts about how to curse Donald Trump etc. and I think Oldmotherredcap covered this pretty well in one of her asks, which I cannot find. If you are aiming a curse or spell at someone famous and high profile it is likely that it will not work, just know that going in. The reason is that these people have a lot of followers supporting them and spending a lot of energy keeping them safe and in power even not consciously. With thousands or millions of people supporting and promoting these high-profile figures it is unlikely that a curse will affect or even reach them. This isn’t to discourage anyone, but rather to say don’t be discouraged or surprised if you don’t see results from such curses. 

Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I started Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy yesterday and it’s everything I wanted it to be. I can’t wait to talk about it with you guys!

But today I wanted to talk about @dropandgivemenerdy’s new and awesome project: Nerdy Post! (@nerdypost)

If you know Alexis, then you know she’s got an amazing talent for drawing and hand lettering. She’s starting a new monthly subscription box filled with hand-lettered and illustrated posters, stickers, bookmarks and more. Each month the box will have a theme from books, TV shows, or movies.

The Hogwarts crest (pictured) is created by hand-lettered spells, people. I can’t imagine how long it took her to do, but it’s to die for.

The first box will ship in June, and if you follow @nerdypost, you’ll get clues soon as to what the first theme will be and updates on coming box themes and discount codes.


As a lover of hand lettered prints, I am very much looking forward to what Alexis has in store for this box.

#harrypotter #jkrowling #fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #talesofbeedleandbard #quidditchthroughtheages #hogwartslibrary #potterhead #hogwarts #lunalovegood #handlettered #handlettering #subscriptionbox #typography #moderncalligraphy #bookstagram #bibliophile #instabook #becauseofreading #bookphotography #iphonephotography #bookporn #booknerdigans #bookshimmy #goodreads #alwaysreading #bookaddict #flatlay #totalbooknerd #booksofinstagram #bookish

You're not my sister (rp with the-arctic-queen)

Anna couldn’t believe it. Her sister couldn’t have turned I to this cruel woman willingly. There had to be something wrong, a spell perhaps. 

But no, her sister had become a monster. A cruel evil witch and Anna didn’t have a clue how to stop her.

Anna sighed sadly as she trugged through the woods. Maybe this was her fault? Maybe she drove Elsa away. That only made her feel more miserable. She shivered the further she walked. It kept getting so cold. 

“Elsa! Please! If your out there! I’m sorry!”