i should keep cleaning

The first time Auston Matthews met Mike Babcock, it was in the Detroit Red Wings’ coaches office at Joe Louis Arena.

Matthews was 17, playing for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program about 45 minutes west in Ann Arbor. His coach was Don Granato, brother of Tony Granato, assistant to Babcock in Detroit.

The morning of a Red Wings game, Matthews and teammate Matthew Tkachuk came with Don Granato to watch practice and preview life in the NHL. Babcock had seen them play against the University of Michigan, and he told Matthews, “You’re a good player, but you can’t let your talent make up for your work ethic.”

“It’s something that I’ve always remembered,” Matthews said.


Matthews grew up in Scottsdale, Ariz., and didn’t realize how good he was until he tried out for the NTDP and stood out against the best players of his age group in the United States. It gave him top coaching, top teammates, top competition and experiences like meeting Babcock.

It also gave a glimpse of his personality: humble but confident, calm but competitive, unaffected and unafraid, the kind of person who could play pro hockey in Switzerland at 18, play in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 before his NHL debut and star in Toronto without acting much like a star.

“I really enjoyed my time there, thought I learned a lot, really progressed as a player, as a person,” Matthews said. “Some of my closest friends kind of come from those two years.”

Matthews lived in a suburban subdivision with his billet family: Brian and Heidi Daniels, their sons Cole and Camden, and teammate Luke Opilka. He kept his room clean, brought down his own laundry, made his own breakfast and lunch. One day, the family brought home some mulch. He grabbed a shovel and helped spread it out.


“I’ve never met a more competitive kid,” said Camden Daniels, now 15. “If he lost, you weren’t going to hear the end of it for a couple days.”

But you wouldn’t hear much about ice hockey.

“Whenever we went out to dinner or anything and some of my friends would be with him … Everyone knew how good he was, and he would just play it off like it was nothing basically,” Camden Daniels said. “You would have never thought he was doing what he was doing.

When you should be doing something but end up doing everything else but that...
Ya know what grinds my gears about RWBY

When ‘edgy’ rwde RWBY fans:

- Try and blame the bumbleby shippers for the ‘ship war’ between it and [the other ship involving Blake] that’s apparently ruining the show and the three characters, or vice versa ship wise

Because insinuating it’s all our fault will make us feel guilty and hopefully we will shut up [not likely tho]; the whole thing is just our fault because we want our ship to happen just as much as the other side whom of which are not at fault at all. Like almost a ‘war’ doesn’t take two opposing sides to actually happen? Lmao. Nobody is really at fault, except the people that attack others.

- Use them as a reason to not watch it anymore [even though they 'hate it anyway and the writing is awful omg’]

Since the plot that was probably thought up years ago is being ruined by us, even though it 'sucks anyway because Miles and/or Kerry is/are terrible’ and it’s not like two VAs for two of the characters ship it or anything.

- Say 'they only attack the other ships and only want to focus on their ship at all times’

Because I can remember the amount of times I’ve attacked another person for liking a ship [it’s zero], and most people aren’t dickheads, and we shouldn’t be lumped in with the ones that are because that’s bs generalisation. And we all don’t only focus on bumbleby, but for some of us it’s a really big deal that maybe there’s gonna be gay gals that are on screen, and not just in the last scene of the series [cough LoK]. And I think about the whole show but I like to discuss important things to me i.e the ship.

- Claim 'maybe not all of bb shippers are bad but *proceeds to reason why they’re all bad anyway and/or make the ship suffer for a few bad eggs*’

Cool thanks for contradicting yaself, generalising once again and/or making a perfectly reasonable ship seem like it’s shit because some people are mean about it.

- We’re man haters/unreasonably disliking [or insert anything about $un], since ’$un is amazing’

Some people not liking $un that much as a character ≠ man hating/≠ unreasonable. I don’t like all the characters in a show wow I’m a monster.

- Say 'I’m fine with f/f but *here’s why I will not support it anyway*’

If you’re fine with f/f, you don’t have to mention it if you’re disagreeing with the ship for unrelated reason m8!

- Or my favourite: say “the shippers ruined Blake x Yang and I don’t even want it to happen now”

I don’t even know any of these people irl and now I have to watch some people bash a ship because of some random person’s actions I had no control over. Sounds pretty dumb doesn’t it?

- Possibly more stupid bs that is purely subjective opinion they use to try to justify hating the show/a ship/a character.

Apparently we act/are acting like 'entitled brats’ when we want LGBT etc etc representation in the show that has been said by its creators to have it; and we want it in the bumbleby ship. Because somehow, we are forcing them to do it by supporting it, and therefore making the show a piece of shit.

That we are reaching; since [insert any possible evidence for Blck$un] happened and it’s **proof** they’re going to date and that no other ship has a chance.
(if I thought BB was the only option I wouldn’t be discussing it like I do; anything is possible right now).
Literally nothing is canon or set in stone (I promise I don’t say that as a reason to 'disprove’ the legitimatacy of Blck$un as a possibility).

Because two main characters being interested in each other would //ruin the plot//, even though some of the plot has included Yang (and even $un too) being dragged into Blake’s consequences of her past.

And especially, that we are solely responsible for the drama because we are all crazy or just seeing what we want to see.

Because that isn’t exactly what everyone does when they want a ship to happen…?

Let’s be clear:
This goes both ways for anyone who goes around hating (yet some of the reasons would differ).

Going around attacking someone for liking a ship is ludicrous. Spreading hate about a ship is too.

I endeavour to never do that and have been successful. It’s not difficult.
I stay in my tag and all that tumblr shit; I stick to being positive and not including *why another ship won’t happen* as a reason to justify my favourite ship.

Using another ship as a reason to disprove something makes no sense because nobody is correct at this point, we’ve got equal chance of getting what we each want. In the end some of us may end up disappointed, but that’s not happening right now so why can’t we just be civil?

Why should Blck$un shippers suffer because of other shippers? They shouldn’t.
Why should bee shippers suffer because of other shippers? We shouldn’t.

Seriously, any normal person in any ship camp wouldn’t agree with being rude or mean to other people over a ship, or attacking somebody for having different tastes.

Most importantly to me; why should the chance of Bumbleby happening be damaged or suffer, just because a few people are disgruntled because of some assholes that NONE of us sane people agree with?

Don’t let anybody tell you what to ship. Decide for yourself and be positive about it, aim for support and *that’s it*.

Stop the negativity, please.

When I first joined the studyblr community, I was taken aback with the amount of studyblrs posting photos of their planner and their bullet journal spreads. I’ve only known and been in the fandom side of Tumblr for years, so I found it really cool that there are others who share the same appreciation for keeping things organized and staying productive.

I began to post my own planner spreads and since then, I would receive a lot of messages every day about planners/bullet journals and how to set them up. I decided to create this series to give you an overview of the art of using a planner or a bullet journal (right on time for the new year!) and address if not all, most, of your questions. Hopefully, as we progress through the series, you’ll find that keeping track of your tasks and staying organized isn’t as hard and tiring as it seems!

In this first part of the Plan and Play series, I’ll be covering the basics of planners, bullet journals, and planning in general. So let’s start: a planner and a bullet journal, what’s the difference?

Keep reading

People tell me that my body is not mine to begin with.
My arms and my legs and my fingers and my breasts ans my thighs and my face become impure if i let too many men touch me.

They’ll tell me that my body is a garden of roses and carnations and beautiful petunias. It grows fresh, moist grass that smells like the onset of spring and if you step on it you can actually hear the crisp crunching sound of fallen leaves, thick and heavy with autumn.

But if i let too many men fuck me, my flowers die and the grass rots to heaps of stinking waste.

If i let somebody into this wonderland my appeasing power reduces because then i have been used.

I should be ‘careful’ with who i let inside because my body is not mine to begin with.
My body is a favour that has been bestowed upon me and i should work to keep it clean and pure and virtuous.

The choices i make pertaining to my body make me a slut. A whore. A harlot. Desperate.
Well, guess what? I agree.
I am desperate for the touch of a boy.
Not because i am a slut. But because it makes me feel that i am still allowed to feel and touch and watch and taste whatever the fuck i want to feel and touch and watch and taste.

It reminds me that my body is my dictatorship. And not a democracy that takes rules from my parents and the government and my partner. Not a mythical creature to add inhumane expectations on to. Not a showpiece. Or a secret. Or a stereotype.

It’s just where i dwell. It belongs to me. Let it stay that way, please.

—  What if i choose ‘impure’? || esha

In the category of ‘things I forgot I had’: pictures of me in Nightwish’s old recording studio, holding the mic used for the vocals of Once.

(conversation leading up to this moment:
P: Here, do you want to hold it?
Me: Oh my god no, I’m going to break it
P: *handing it to me* You’re not going to break it, it’s already broken
Me: Nonono, I’m going to break it more
P: …Just take it)

doodlingcubes  asked:

hello! i really really enjoy your blog, and i was hoping you could answer a question i've been wondering about for about a week or so now. i bought a little jar of fire opals at a market a week ago, and it came in this water-oil sort of substance(i don't know what it is, but it smells kinda bad). i've been wondering if i need to keep them in there, or if i can take them out? the liquid they're in is kinda dirty, i think, so if i need to keep them in there, should i clean and replace it? thanks!

So i’m not sure what your opal are in, but there is a myth that opals need to be soaked in water to prevent cracking, but opal is non-porous and therefore impervious - it cannot soak up water, oil, or anything else. The water content in an opal is determined during the formation of the stone, with water molecules locked into tiny voids within the opal’s crystalline silicon structure. Soaking your opal in water will do nothing to increase the life of your opal. However, wetting an already cracked stone will temporarily hide the fault, a fact which may have contributed to prolonging this myth. .

So i think you should be fine to just take them out! enjoy them (and send them some photos!)

I hope this helps!

Hark’s modern in a nutshell:

Test tube baby, Army experiment with a genetic cocktail of weird shit. He was trained up with them as a lab rat until he busted out when he was like 20. He ran out west but didn’t go to college bc he’s off the grid. Ended up working as a bouncer, security guard, etc. until he helped the local PD bust a drug thing and they said he should join up.

Lacking purpose, he did, and he’s been a beat cop for 15 years now. He refuses promotions and passes on big arrests so he can always stay under the radar. 

His apartment is a shit hole. He doesn’t understand emojis. He believes in excessive force and “self help.” He’s a decent cop.

Click??? Do you guys find this cool?? Idk I just wanted to try doodling one of these.

(Works best on mobile)

anonymous asked:

Hello! If I'm cutting, should I have a refeed day. If so, how often? Should it be something like a cheat meal or should I keep it clean? I have no idea how much body fat I am carrying. I am fit, much muscle but still curvy. I carry it in my boobs, hips and stomach but it's flat when I'm standing.

Refeed days are especially important in regulating hormones, preventing plateaus, and maintaining sanity during a cut! The frequency of refeeds really depends on body composition and the progress you’re making. By that, I mean that leaner people require more regular refeeds. I would start with one every other week, in which you eat about 1.5-2x your daily carbohydrate goals. The more progress you make, the more frequently you can have refeeds!

@msmaddhatt also wrote this wonderful article for my website that should answer your other questions!

Okay, so Percy would be annoyed if he got dragged into it, but Annabeth, like, she must just be going, “Honestly, if it wasn’t for me the world would have gone to hell, like, first with Kronos/Luke and Percy, then on the Argo, and now Magnus too? I might as well just help the gods stop making bad decisions too.”

anonymous asked:

hey! sorry to bother, but I think you accidentally tagged this one post as haikyuu and it should be bnha. just thought I should let you know, if you wanna keep your tags clean, since I figured it must've been a mistake :P sorry to just show up like this! it's this post -> xambedo(.)tumblr(.)com/post/160212447369

Hahahaha! I always do that when I’m mobile! It brings up my recent tags and my fat thumb hits the wrong one. Thanks! XD

My fiancé has been laid off since mid. December and will be for all January. So he’s home basicly 24/7. I’ve been working over long days. I work as a cleaner, meaning that I work on my feet, lift weights (aka huge carpets, stone tables that can’t be dragged because it would damage the floor etc.) and practicly do a very active job. This means that when I get home, I’m tired, hungry and all I want to do is crawl onto the couch and have a nap just to have enough energy to have a shower and then crawl to bed.

And today my brother and her girlfriend said I should try and keep our appartment clean because it’s my job.

Excuse me, but WHAT?! I work my ass off while my fiancé is HOME 24/7. When I get home I don’t even want to see a cleaning utensil because I’ve been doing cleaning already for 8h! And still, people expect me to be the one keeping the house tidy and drawers full of clean underwear.

I just…. The amount of sexist shit got dumbed on my shoulders this evening that I’m not really sure if I should cry, rant and rave, or pick up the broom and start cleaning even though my feet hurt like hell when I walk..

Right now, I’d like to know if there actually are men out there who think cleaning and domestic maintanence belongs to them aswell.