i have to graduate first

Patater Week (Feb 6) Get Together

you know how i said i wasn’t doing this

apparently i am a liar.

(all the week’s fics will go onto ao3)

They literally slam into each other at a roller rink.

It’s a You Can Play benefit thing for kids. Kent’s too busy watching to make sure he doesn’t run over one of the mini-tots that he completely misses the giant headed in his direction. And you would think, wouldn’t you, that a guy whose career involved balancing on knives on ice would take a check on skates as well as he did in an ice rink, but nope. Kent hits Alexei Mashkov head-on and sends them both into a pile on the ground.

The icing on the cake is Kent’s arm clotheslining a six-year-old on the way down.

So now he and Tater are both sitting on the side of the roller skating rink, holding matching cold packs to their faces while a small child stuffs tissues up his nose to stop the bleeding.

“I’mb gonna tell everybody at school that Kent Parsob hit by face!” the kid tells Kent happily, oblivious to his dad’s efforts to keep him from talking and thereby snorting blood everywhere.

Kent gives him a weak thumbs up. At his side, Alexei makes a noise that might actually be a giggle.

“You so cute with kids,” Alexei says.

Damn language barriers, Kent thinks. “You mean I’m good with kids. And I’m not that great. They just like me because I’m ridiculous.”

“You are very ridiculous,” Alexie agrees. “But I’m choose right word, ‘cute.’ You are cute being with kids.”

Kent thinks the head-on collision must have knocked something loose in both their heads. He twists sideways and gapes, the effect of which is probably lost due to the ice pack covering half his face. “I’m sorry. What did you just say?”

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Revenge on a horrible boss that cost me 10K + a lot of self confidence.

(long story. tl;dr at the end)

Here I was, bright eyed and bushy tailed having just graduated college, looking for my first “professional” job. I took the first reasonable offer. It was a 3 month contract to hire position as an analyst.

How they said it would work: 3 months as a contractor no benefits at $15.5 an hour; I live in MD so we have a high cost of living, once the contract period ended I would get full benefits and a raise to $21 per hour. Ill spare you the details on the benefits, but basically an extra $500 per month in value.

The job started off awesome, worked daily with 10 other kids my age. My boss at the time was a hellva human being, the pinnacle of a boss. 1 month into my residency he left for greener pastures, leaving a void in the power structure, the “team lead” got promoted to manager, she was not the pinnacle of bosses or even a nice human being.

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Q: Why did you guys choose to go to Seidou high school?

Sawamura: It’s was to play baseball with Miyuki Kazuya, of course!!!

Furuya: *sleepy* I found out that Miyuki-senpai goes to Seidou when reading a newspaper about him.

Okumura: …Why should i tell you?

a bunch of my friends are graduating this week and they’ve all at various points told me they want to play D&D so I’m running a oneshot for them this thursday

it’s going to be an infiltration/theft mission where they go to a fancy part to steal a priceless artifact without getting caught and I’m so pumped

I was offered a position at Universal Studios Hollywood today, I graduate high school tomorrow, and I have my classes for my first semester of college.



b.a.p x hogwarts

anonymous asked:

hi! i'm in awe that you're in grad school while being a parent. how do you juggle it all? got any tips? thanks!

Hi, anon! Thanks for the message - and thank you for the compliment! 

Honestly, I don’t find the combination of child and graduate school too difficult. First, I have an amazing support system - my husband is incredible and very hands-on (as he should be) and my PI is super family-centered and insistent on me having a good work-home life balance. 

That being said, I am obsessive about my work, and refuse to put less hours in because I have a family (last week, for instance, I put in 60). This is how I do it: 

  • I have boundaries. I do not work from 5 - 8 pm, because this is when I enjoy the evenings with my daughter. We have dinner, sometimes we go out somewhere (last night we had gymnastics), and we enjoy family time. 
  • After 8 pm is my time. My husband puts her to bed at 8, at which point I can either go back to the lab for a few hours or study. I don’t do this every night, but generally at least twice a week, more often if I have cells growing. 
  • I wake up at the crack of dawn to go to the lab on the weekends, so I can be home early enough to spend a large amount of time with my daughter. 
  • I make sacrifices. My time is very valuable and I’m cognizant of how I spend it. I obviously sacrifice sleep - 5 hours per night is around my max. My house is nearly always a mess - honestly, I don’t really care about it that much and I would rather spend my home time playing with my kiddo in a toy avalanche than not play with her and clean the house. I sacrifice a lot of potential personal time as well - I attend one meeting per month that’s not related to school but don’t get involved in a lot of other activities. I really enjoy spending time with friends, but I try to do that during the day by having lunch and/or coffee. Outside of that, if my friends want to see me (which I hope they do!) I generally bring my daughter with me. We’re a package deal. 
  • I try as best as I can to use my time efficiently. It’s tough, and it requires some pre-planning, especially when I plan experiments so they are happening simultaneously. But it makes such a big difference in productivity compared to just flying by the seat of my pants. 
  • I mess up. All parents do, it’s just a fact of life. Sometimes I forget about gymnastics. Sometimes I knock over a culture and have to restart an experiment. But I can’t dwell on the mistakes - I just have to strive to get better. And I do that the best I can, with a little bouncing 2-year-old smiling and along for the ride. :) 
For those rejected applicants...

If you don’t get into veterinary school during your first (or second or third) application cycle, it’s ok.  Maybe it was not meant to be just yet.  I did not get in my first go around, and I would have graduated a few days ago had I been accepted.  However, it was ultimately for the best.  In that extra year, I completed a minor and second major, got out of a relationship that just wasn’t meant to be, found someone amazing, was accepted into two out of my three vet school top choices, and got the most amazing offer that I wouldn’t have received had I started vet school a year prior.  Rejection from that application cycle was probably one of the best things that ever happened to me!

If that still doesn’t convince you, I know someone who applied to vet school 8 times before they were accepted, and now they’ve just walked across that graduation stage to become a DVM!  Never give up on your dreams.  You will get there one day.

To My College Dropouts

It’s graduation season, and I just wanted to give a shoutout to all my fellow college dropouts watching what would have been their graduating class. I know first hand how much it sucks to be surrounded by all the cards in stores, the cap and gown pictures all over your social media and the very language we use about college, graduation and what it means to be a successful, productive person.

You needed to make the choice you did, be it financial, emotional, or physical. There is no deadline for schooling. Hell, I served a recent graduate who came with his wife and son to my restaurant. If you want to go back to school and get a degree, you can.

And if you don’t, that’s okay too.

I should’ve made this post weeks ago welp but ANYWAY


There are so many people following my blog and i just- Wow! This is just amazing, really!

This blog has always been my sanctuary, my own little world where i could escape the difficulties and stress i experience every day due to college. This blog means so much to me, and to see so many people love it as well as i do just makes me feel so warm inside.

Even though i didn’t really show it on here, i’ve been going through a difficult time the last few months of 2016 and this blog was the only thing that could make me feel good, that could make me feel like i’m worth something. Thankfully, i managed to get over it for the biggest part, but i was holding on to this, maybe a little too much even. All i wanna do is write and be here and interact with you guys, though unfortunately i’ll have to make sure i can graduate first…

So thank you, to everyone who’s been here for me, who tried to interact with me, who silently supported me, i love and appreciate every single one of you!

And thank you to the blogs i follow, where i can scroll through or read a fic or admire art when i lack motivation or when i just need a break from everything. Thank you for being there <3

This has gone so fast, and so much has happened the past few months. I joined some lovely networks, where the members have become real friends to me. I’ve gotten to know some amazing people i talk to almost every day. Two of my fics even exceeded 1k notes, which i never thought would ever happen to me! I’m really grateful to everyone and i love you so, so much, whether you’re mentioned here or not!


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Spring (or should I say summer) has arrived in Sweden, meaning that I now can eat my avocado toasts outside! I’ve spent the entire day in a sunbed, soaking up vitamin D and planning the summer. And let me tell you, I will probably have the summer of my life! First graduation and prom, then I work for a week at my new job (which I’m super excited about!), then I’m off to Albania for two weeks, then working for another four weeks, and THEN my best friend and I are going to Anchorage (!!!) for almost three weeks. I’ll spend the last week in August trying to enjoy Sweden as much as possible because at the end of the summer I’m moving to Texas!


Split Apple Nails

It has been a long while, but now that I have graduated university, and have begun settling into my first job I feel ready to get back into a good nail art routine again! 

Starting off with some simple apple nails, using one of my favourite colour combos (though my go-to OPI red had to be traded out for some Barry M)! Really like how this turned out though! :D

Colours used:

  • OPI’s ‘Did you 'ear about van gogh’.
  • OPI’s 'Uh-oh roll down the window’.
  • Barry M’s Jelly 'Blood Orange’.
  • OPI’s 'Black cherry chutney’.

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ1X-rcQYBc&google_comment_id=z124cvygtmizsz1x104cirfbmrv2jvkxsos0k&google_view_type#gpluscomments

Introduction post

I’m a member of langblr community for 5 months now, even though I use my main blog @sunsetinthecity ​ for over two years already.
Anyway, inspired by @languages-are-my-second-home ​, I decided to make the introduction post.

Who am I:

My name is Zuza (shorter form of polish name Zuzanna, which in english would be Susann) I was born in Poland, I’m 20 years old.


🇵🇱 Polish C2 (native language)

I am genuinely willing to help anyone who is learning polish,
you guys all deserve a standing ovation, because I imagine how challenging it must be. Even to me, this language makes no sense sometimes.

🇬🇧 English C1

I’ve been learning english since kindergarten, this language feels like home to me and I consider it my “second native language”. I am catching myself thinking in english, just because it’s easier and simpler to me. I passed CAE and IELTS. In the future, I would love to live in an anglophone country.

🇫🇷 French B2 (target language)

I completely fell for the “language of love” since I have first come across it. I have graduated from a bilingual class in high school, where french was my “foreign language” and I had some subject taught in french. In the end, I passed DELF B2, but I decided to continue to study that language during my studies.

🇮🇹 Italian A2

That was my second language in my high school. I managed to learn a lot and I understand a lot, but it is not my favorite and I consider it rather useless, although I must agree that italian is beautiful. I don’t want to lose what I have learned at school, but I wouldn’t say it’s my target language.

🇷🇴 Romanian A1 (target language)

I have just picked up this language, this year, because it’s a mix of romance languages (that I love) and slavic ones (that I’m familiar with), it is similar to italian (which I understand) , it is really fun for me to learn and it is my boyfriend’s native language, so it’s also a part of the reason. I am only learning using duolingo, so I only know basic stuff like colors, fruit, vegetable and numbers, but my goal would be basic communication at A2/B1.

🇪🇸 Spanish (target language)

This is my secret love, after french of course, because I love the way it sounds. I would love to learn it in high school, instead of italian, because it’s definitely more useful, but I had no choice. I’ve picked it as my second language for my studies. (Modern Languages with Translation)

All langblrs/studyblrs/everyone are welcome, it’s cool to have tumblr friends and study-buddies or just help each other with target languages, so don’t hesitate to message me. 😊

Tidings in the Hall

Komið sæl og blessuð, vinir mínir!
(Come happy and blessed, my friends!)

I will keep this post brief, since there truly is not much to say. I know that I have not been as consistent about my postings as I have been in the past, but I am hoping to get into a healthy routine soon, which should help quite a bit. Yesterday was my first day back at university and my first day as a graduate student (I have an office now, which I must admit is pretty darn cool!). That said, I will need some time to get familiar with things before I can work on the more dense academic posts, such as asks, lessons, and even videos. Until then, I will still try to post Old Norse words, law excerpts, and literary quotes.

As always, thank you all for your patience and support.

Þökk, og farið vel!
(Thanks, and fare well!)

So for the past few days I was visiting Gallaudet in honour of my friends graduation. The first night I arrived I have been in paradise and knew Gallaudet is for sure a home. Within the few days I was here I got to explore the campus, learn the history more, meet so many new people and become friends with some of them. You meet so many diverse group of individuals, such supportive staff and faculty. The environment is friendly open-minded and inclusive to best of abilities. I can’t wait to come here for school one day. To get an education and degree from these wonderful Deaf educators and leaders. I am also so proud of my friends who have graduated!!