its ok not to drink milk

What Voltron Season 4 has Done to our Sweet Children
  • Keith: Ditched his boy band to play Assassin's Creed.
  • Shiro: "OK, I guess I'll pilot the Black Lion then. Does this make me the new main character?"
  • Allura: "No."
  • Coran: Did drugs and went viral.
  • Pidge: Went from "I gotta find my brother" to "we gotta find our dad."
  • Matt: Joined the Alien Fucker Club, which was founded by Lance.
  • Lance: PSA for the kids at home: Do NOT drink raw milk. Do not buy raw milk. Do not sell raw milk. Unpasteurized milk has so many germs in it, it's literally illegal.
  • Hunk: "And with Matt joining the team, Pidge and I can complete our Science Bro Trifecta. We're the smartest nerds in the universe!"
  • Haggar: "Oh, yeah? Hold my beer."
  • Zarkon: "Nice one, honey. I'm alive, BTW, no biggie. Time to kill my son."
  • Lotor: "The enemy of my enemy is a new job opportunity. Who's ready for my redemption arc?"
  • Ezor: "Not me."
  • Zethrid: "Pass."
  • Acxa: "Traitor."
  • Narti: "Fuck you."
  • Coco: Hey babe! We're ho-VELVET!
  • Velvet: DAH! Sweetie! Y-You're home early. Hehehe.
  • Coco: Don't you sweetie me! What did I tell you yesterday!?
  • Velvet: N-Not to buy eggs.
  • Coco: And what did you do?
  • Velvet: I bought a few eggs?
  • Coco: A few!? YOU BOUGHT AN ENTIRE ROOM FULL OF EGGS! *Coco Yelled as she waved her hands towards the mountains of egg filling their livingroom.*
  • Velvet: I LIKE PAINTING EGGS! IS THAT SO WRONG!?
  • Coco: WHEN YOU DRAIN OUR BANK ACCOUNT AND DON'T EVEN BOTHER EATING THE EGGS, YES! YES IT IS! *Inhale and sigh as she pulls out her scroll.* Babe, You have a problem and I'm going to get you some help but first we are getting rid of all these eggs.
  • Velvet: Sigh, You're right Coco. I'm sorry.
  • Coco: It's okay Bunny. It's ok-*Suddenly Velvet shuts the door shut and locks it.* Oh HELL NO! VELVET! YOU STOP PAINTING THOSE EGGS RIGHT NOW!
  • Velvet: *Furiously painting eggs* NEVER! THEY ARE MY BABIES!
  • ~~~
  • Ruby: Wow. It was so next of team CFVY to give us these easter eggs. *ruby said holding a large basket of colored eggs.*
  • Weiss: Yeah but why does Velvet always make so many?
  • Blake: It's a Rabbit Faunus thing. It passes once they have kids.
  • Yang: Wait. So when we have kids Are you going to be trying to drink my milk? *She asked her girlfriend.
  • Ruby/Weiss: YANG! THAT'S GROSS!
  • Blake: *Shadily looks away.* ... Maybe.

rallycxp  asked:

im sorry but what's American milk culture :c

ok……so……in america its pretty widely believed that milk is necessary for healthy bones n all that but it!! is!!!! false!!!!!!!!!

it turns out u dont need 2 drink milk (1 in 4 americans cant even digest it!!)…..however…….the american govt has been pushing it for decades and heres why

back in the day (before wwii) ppl in america didnt even drink milk very often!! it was really only used to survive long winters when it was difficult to grow crops but around wwii the US government started exporting a ton of milk overseas to soldiers bc condensed milk was easy n safe to send n a lot of farmers got rid of their crops & focused exclusively on dairy bc thats where the Biz was. since as u may or may not know the war is what brought the usa out of the great depression….the economy shifted entirely towards supplying the war !

however AFTERWARDS the demand for milk dried up but instead of producing less and letting their excess go to waste the dairy industry decided to convince ppl to drink MORE

“milk/dairy education” campaigns were launched to promote the idea that milk is essential for healthy bones but ITS NOT TRU!!! IN FACT…..a swedish study posted in the british medical journal in 2014 found that not only is there no correlation between stronger bones and milk consumption…..and in fact found that in both women and men higher milk consumption correlated with higher rates of death, and in women who consumed more milk the rates of bone fracture were actually higher. that study followed another large study from 2005 which examined 70k+ nurses and showed again milk had no protective benefit against fractures

SO ANYWAY during the 1940s and 50s THERE WAS STILL too much milk so the govt started buying it up and sending it to the military, schools, and foreign countries as food aid  (it was at this time “american cheese” n shit was created as well…..all bc of the surplus of dairy)

by the 1980s the govt was spending $2bil a year on excess milk!!! during the reagan administration however the milk buying program was finally stopped and the dairy industry was Freakin Pissed

they fought back by convincing congress (thru $$$) to pass a law in which dairy farmers had to pay a Mandatory fee to fund pro-milk advertisement campaigns. the fees also paid for partnerships with large restaurant and food corps to sell dairy heavy menu items (like dominos pizza w 40% more cheese!!)

BUT REMEMBER THE USDA (united states department of agriculture)??? they not only set dietary guidelines……theyre also in charge of most nuitrition-related public campaigns!!! those same ppl tellin u what u should eat……..theyre also the ones in charge of a multimillion dollar campaign to get you to eat cheese pizza (1 slice = 2/3 of a days max recommended amt of saturated fat)

there r A LOT of other foods that provide the same amount or more of calcium, potassium, and sodium as milk…….so why doesnt the govt encourage ppl to drink water instead of milk??? (#GOTMILK etc)

whats up is…..milk lobbyists donate a LOT of money to politicians who protect their interests when nutrition guidelines come up for review (hillary clinton is the 15th top recipient of donations from the dairy industry……if u need another reason to b Suspicious of her) 

SO ANYWAY………….tl;dr milk and dairy products can be part of a healthy diet but the idea that theyre essential is just GOOD OLD AMERICAN MARKETING

Socially inept MC tries to pick up Zen in the messenger
  • MC: Do you drink milk?
  • Zen: Uh...yes. Why?
  • MC: Because it sure did your body good!
  • Zen: ...
  • MC: (^_^)
  • Zen: ...try again.
  • MC: O-ok...///
  • MC: Um...do you like bacon?
  • Zen: I do... [Where are you going with this?]
  • MC: Wanna strip?
  • Zen: Pfft! That's so bad.
  • MC: /// Oh... =(
  • Zen: ...Ok, one more try.
  • MC: (^_^)
  • MC: Um...Oh!
  • MC: Did you have coffee, today? Because you look hot and strong!
  • Zen: ///...ok, my turn.
  • MC: !
  • Zen: If it's true that you are what you eat, I could be you by morning. ;)
  • Jumin: INDECENT.
  • MC: !!!///
  • Zen: JUMIN, SINCE WHEN WERE YOU HERE?!
  • Saeyoung: MC'S HEAD EXPLODED. I SAW IT IN THE CAMERA.
  • Yoosung: I want my pick-up line book back...

blank-grace  asked:

prompt: the first sip of a hot drink on a cold day

morning fog first blue as blown glass,
then pink as the taste of powdered
sugar. the sky ripens & heavies,
ready to burst open with its songs
of snow, & you in the kitchen stir
milk into black tea, knowing the first
sip will be blood-warming & rich
as sunlight condensed.

I just can’t believe Jungkook’s the kind of cutie who skips and claps his hands because his ramen water’s ready and then freaks out when he thinks his ramen got soggy and puts milk in his ramen and likes to drink milk with his meals and sings about his ramen as he’s eating it 😭😭😭

anonymous asked:

👀 I'm pretty sure they do share the same milk as the milk dan drank in the video is indeed lactose free. And some people are ok with drinking out of the bottle, it's weird... but yeah. I don't think dan needs to drink lactose free milk sooo...

dan’s jus out there compromising his lactose intake for phil 😩🍼🥛💦 romance is alive

anonymous asked:

Ok but then you have cookie chunks in your water so you can't drink it but with milk it tastes ok together and you can drink it still

((Fair point, but the softness is better so its a fair trade -Scott))

anonymous asked:

Not meaning to say this harshly or as an attack on you. I would encourage you to look at your fascination with Japan and sort of ~weeaboo~ ness and ask yourself why it is there? Like, why you drew Japanese strawberry milk or anime characters for your art project. It's fine to like Japanese things! Super ok! Just like check in with yourself now and then. Ask yourself "am I fetishizing real people/accessorizing a language?". It might be hard to find the answer, but it's worth it to not be a weeb.

jesus christ dude, I just like to drink japanese strawberry milk I’m sorry 

So Izuku has a special diet and Regimen he’s on so he can bulk up and handle One For All better. 

So Living in a dorm would highlight this to the rest of the class. 

So I present :

“Little Izuku Things”

  •  Who keeps moving my fish oil.
  • I’m sorry i can’t have simple sugars this week
  • its carb load day I MUST EAT NOTHING BUT RICE AND NOODLES
  • I can’t have fruit its nothing but sugar and I CANT WASTE MY SUGAR ALLOWANCE ON AN ORANGE OK I DID THAT LAST MONTH AND IT WAS HELL
  • i’m sorry i woke you up moving around at 4 in the morning i have to go for a run before i can do my morning work out.
  • Stop eating my calcium and drink the milk its going bad and i’m not going to drink it because i doesn’t have nearly enough for my diet
  • TOMATO IS A FRUIT IT HAS SUGAR WHO WANTS MY TOMATOES THIS SALAD CAME WITH THEM.
  • *alarm goes off* ITS MULTI-VITAMIN TIME
  • Stop moving my fish oil i need to take it 4 times a day and i can’t if you keep MOVING IT PLEASE ITS GOOD FOR CLEANING OUT MY SYSTEM
  • Thank you for making dinner for me too BUT ITS A PROTEIN DAY IM SO SORRY.
  • EGGS AND RICE SO MUCH EGGS AND RICE
  • DID YOU KNOW ASPARAGUS HAS CARBS YOU GUYS.
  • Please STOP MOVING MY FISH OIL GUYS PLEASE. I KNOW ITS SMELLS BUT I NEED IT.
theguardian.com
More tofu? Supermarkets flesh out their vegan credentials as clean eating grows
Stores are racing to stock more lines of non-dairy, meat-free food as clean-eating trend boosts numbers of UK flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans
By Sarah Butler

“Tesco says demand for vegetarian and vegan readymeals and snacks has soared 40% in the past year, prompting the UK’s biggest supermarket to introduce new labelling to flag up all its vegan products.

Retailers and food producers are racing to meet demand: vegan foods accounted for 9% of all new food products launched in the UK last year, up from 3% in 2012, according to Mintel.

According to Sainsbury’s the trend is clear: sales of frozen meat-free products are up almost a quarter year-on-year, lentils are up by 18%, chickpeas by 14% and canned beans such as kidney beans and black beans are flying off the shelves – the latter has risen 39% in the last 12 months. Sales of plant-based milk are up 29% over the past two years. Susi Richards, Sainsbury’s head of product development, said: “Plant-based eating is taking the health-world by storm and there’s a fundamental shift in how people are looking at their plates.””

Times, they are a-changin’.

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My thought process for these two tiny panels goes something like this:

I wonder what kind of coffee do each of the Invaders like?

Does Steve have everyone’s favorites memorized?

Does he keep the different brands stashed at Avengers Mansion so that when his Invader buddies stop by he can make it for them?

I bet he does and the reason why they stop by is because no one can make their coffee better than Steve.

Ok so that would mean:

Steve: Likes his coffee with just a hint of cream since that was how his mom used to make her coffee and she once let him take a taste of her cup when he was a kid.

Jim: Likes his coffee with a lot of milk since he doesn’t need the caffeine and only drinks so that he isn’t left out of coffee time with the guys.

Toro: Hates the taste of coffee and so Steve makes him a hot chocolate instead but everyone pretends its coffee.

Bucky: He lives off of coffee. Black. He needs nothing but the sweet sweet taste of caffeine. If he doesn’t have a hot cup in his hands first thing every morning then he is crabby for the rest of the day. No one bothers Bucky until he has at least two cups.

Namor: He drinks tea. Because it is herbal and good for your body. He doesnt foul himself with the caffeine addiction that Bucky has. But only a specific type of tea that is really hard to get since the leaves are very rare and must be picked at a very precise time or it will all have been for nothing. When Steve hands Namor his cup Namor is always surprised that Steve remembers and is touched but he hides it. However Steve knows how much Namor appreciates it by the small nearly undetectable upwards curve of Namor’s lips after he takes that first sip.

(This is what happens when you love these idiots. They take over your brain.)

anonymous asked:

dude (is it ok to call you that?) do you remember that pic you drew (zoe: "we need more milk" con: "already?" zoe: "yeah, you keep drinking it")? that got me thinking: what if connor is a fucking milk guy? like "ughh my stomach is upset, better drink some milk!" or *downs a gallon of milk in one go* "what?" (idk why I send you this but the thought of connor just living on milk is pretty funny to me)

this is…………………………… cursed

Getting home to mummy

I had a really long day at work. it was a 12 hour shift and travelling about 45 mins away.
I got back through the door and she knew I would be exhausted.
First thing i did was eat. It was already on the table when I came in, she phoned to see when I would be back.
I loved that.
“Just gonna get a drink” I shouter. “NO” she said. “Its ok I will sort it”
“Jump straight in the shower when you’re done baby, DO NOT HAVE PEE ok?” “huh?” I said. “Just promise me, seriously” “OK” I said. “I wont”.
Usually I would get in and the warm water enticess the pee. so i resisted.
Did the usual. got nice and clean, brushed my teeth and im ready for bed.

When i went in the bedroom, she was wearing an amazing silk dressing gown that I loved. Its just so sexy how the silk sits on her breasts and nipples.
There was a nappy laid on the bed and a white soft towel type onsie. really soft and comfortable.
“This is for you baby” she said as she looked at me a stroked the onsie.
I had a tingle in my stomach.
“Come here” she said. “come on sit on your diaper”. (she liked the american term better) so do I really but dont like to admit it.
I went and sat on it at the end of the bed.
“Ok just lie down baby”. I didnt say anything. I was really tired and I liked being told whar to do.
“OK just relax”.
She put baby powder on to make me nice and soft and genty wrapped me in the diaper. My cock was already throbbing with a little glisten at the tip.
She then grabbed the onsie. I loved the feel of it.
She wrapped it around put my arms and legs in and buttoned it up.
It was a hoody one but she didnt put the hood up. just buttoned to about my chest.
She then got into bed. cusions laid so she could comfortable sit almost upright.
“Now come here baby”.
I went over and got my self into position to be cradled.
She already had a cusion for me to lay on.
“Ok, put your head there” she said. “Just relax in mummy’s arms”.
I did, I was so tired so it was easy just to drop my weight.
She pulled me close into position. My face pressed on the silk where her right breast was.
She took off the silky thin strap and the other one and pulled the gown down so both breasts were out.
I wanted to just latch on so quick, but I also wanted to be given permission.
“Ok baby, find mummies nipple”. I was so hard it pressed tight againt the nappy. I had to reach down to adjust it.
I opened my mouth and started to caress her breast with my lips, finding the nipple then I put the nipple in my mouth.
“Ok, now latch on, thats a good boy”.
I immidiately started to suckle.
A few adjustments to get in the pefect position and to suckle like mummy likes and I was so relaxed.
“Thats a good boy”.
She started to brush my hair with her hand.
One of my arms was round the back of her and the other I searched for the left breast to hold and squeeze gently, also gently playing with the nipple.
My right hand was near her gorgeous hair and I started to softly play with that too.
She held me so tight, holding my bum. caressing my bum as I suckled. sometimes very soflty caressing my penis against the diaper, but not too much because she knew what would happen
She was so relaxed to, making slight groaning noises.
“mmmm good boy she whispered”.
Both of us so peaceful and quiet and me falling into slumber.

As I suckled I drifted away. It felt perfect. I couldnt be happier.
I must have suckled for 30 minutes at least. I dont even know how long because I had drifted off when I was waken by a drop of milk.
I didnt move or open my eyes but suddenly I was concious.
A little more milk came out. I was now conciously suckling instead of suckling in a daze of sleep.
I opened my eyes and was about to say something.
“Its ok baby. I feel it too. Close your eyes. This is for my baby”.
Milk started to flow in my mouth.
I cant even describe the feeling. I had never tasted it before. The perfect taste. i also realised I hadnt had a drink.
I though, “ha, thats why she didnt give me a drink”.
I squeezed her lovingly and groaned a little.
“mmmm good boy she said. get mummys milk”.

After suckling and drinking the milk I was getting a little full.
I started to slow down.
“Its ok”, she slowly held her breast, “you can stop now”. I stopped suckling and she took out her breast. “Thats enough for tonght”, and she immidiately put my dummy in my mouth.
I was about to get up to lie next to her,
“No, stay here, stay in mummies arms”,
She put me back in the cradled position getting me comfy.
“I want you to fall asleep in my arms baby”.
I took a deep breath and fell into a relaxed state, sucking my dummy.
Held in her arms I was falling back to sleep and quickly was fast asleep.

Later I woke up and I needed the toilet. I had a nappy on but instinctively got up to go. still my cock was a little hard.
She woke.
“AH AH, no baby, come here”.
I was sat up but not out the bed.
“Lie down baby”.
She lay me down and undone the onsie around my nappy, and started to undo the nappy.
I was a little hard but not fully, still sucking my dummy, she moved down to my legs pulled my cock out of the nappy and immidiately put her mouth on my cock.
She started to put it in her mouth.
I breathed deep and my cock got hard so quick.
“mmmm she groaned as she started to suck up and down slowly”.
I started to groan through my dummy.
My god it felt so nice.
She sucked and took her mouth out and said, “get hard for mummy, That’s a good boy”
As she sucked it got fully hard so quick.
Then she moved up to me and immidaitely on top of me she put my cock inside her.
She was so wet it went straight in.
She got on top of me and I put my arms around her.
I wanted to hold her so tight.
Her face pressed against mine I was holding her and she was slowly and gently grinding againts me.
“Ok” she whispered in my ear. “You’re going to cum for mummy”.
“Cum for mummy” she whispered as she started to grind deeper and slighty faster but still gently.
I was so hard I was ready to explode.
She started to thrust more and more, harder and harder. I was groaning more.
“Cum for mummy”, she said, a bit louder this time. “I want you to cum inside mummy”.
“Cum inside mummy now”.
I could start to feel her shake as she said it louder and louder. “CUM INSIDE MUMMY”. she was shaking and breathing heavily
She started to groan loud, fucking me hard and then.
I jolted up and down. I groaned. “OHHH MUMMY MUMMMYY”.
I came so hard, my sperm shot inside her.
We were cumming at the same time. Holding so tight we were squeezing each other. So intense.
The orgasm lasted for about a minute. It felt like forever. I didnt want it to stop.

We were both gasping and then she stopped thrusting. Both catching our breaths, she then went on to her side kind of pulling me onto my side, I was still inside her.
Side by side looking into each others eyes, she took my dummy out and kissed me. her tongue went inside my mouth and I kissed her back.
Then we lay next to each other. she laughed a little, still out of breath looking at me.

By this point I needed the toilet so bad like so many times after cumming.
“I need to pee so bad” I said.
“Good” she said. “now put your diaper back on”.
She didnt have the energy so I reached for it and put it on myself as a lay down.

“Are you comfy”. “Yes” I said. and she put my dummy back in my mouth and said “good. now come here”, she gestured with her arm for me to cuddle up to her, I put my head on her arm near her breast and she told me to go to sleep.
“Its time to go to sleep now baby”.
So i did.
I needed to pee, but I couldnt go in my diaper so I just tried to go to sleep.

I had drifted off but probably woke about 30 mins later, maybe an hour I dont know.
“I think im gonna go” I said whispering. She was half asleep, but I wanted to be told what to do.
“OK”, she whispered, “I want you to pee in your diaper for mummy”.
She turned onto her side slightly, still half asleep, brushing my hair and head. “go peepee for mummy”, “pee your diaper baby thats a good boy”.
She kept saying it until I started to pee.
A big sigh came from me, she could feel the warn on my nappy as she softly felt it with her hand.
“Thats a good boy, let it all out”.
I was peeing so much I was scared some would come out.
“Its ok” she said “its safe, none will come out”.
“Let it all out”.
I did. it felt amazing. warm and a relief I’d never felt before.
Still sucking my dummy she was holding me while I pee in my nappy and soon as I finished I started to fall asleep again, safe in mummys arms, warm from my filled diaper and sucking on my dummy.

The signs as things my brother has said
  • aries: Ok but it's not even that hot. It's just a /little/ fire
  • taurus: *after coming home drunk* Ice is just... so cold, ya know?
  • gemini: I'm going to go eat a loaf of bread and watch Friends
  • cancer: Happy "the FedEx man dropped you off at the wrong house" day
  • leo: Pop a squat on the Cool Bench
  • virgo: Most people find you...fairly decent
  • libra: *while eating cold spaghetti* at least I'm doing something with my life
  • scorpio: Life can suck but sometimes you just gotta chuck it in the fuckin bucket and move on
  • sagittarius: Haha! I'm so empty inside!
  • capricorn: What's the wizzle homefry?
  • aquarius: *passionately sings Phantom of the Opera*
  • pisces: Don't you DARE drink my chocolate milk ok. It's all I have.
I’m More of a Cat Person (One-Shot)

Fandom: GOT7 (with BTS cameo)

Pairing: Jaebum x Reader

Genre: This is pretty fluffy

Word count: 5,017

Warnings: Very mild mentions of sex and suggestive comments.

Summary: You finally have some free time to spend with your close friend and class mate Haruko. It was her turn to choose your hang out spot but her decision didn’t make you very happy. That was until you met a very alluring server.

Comments: In honor of Leader JB’s birthday! It’s a very simple and cute one-shot and I wanted to finish this by the 6th but alas I kept getting distracted. lol Enjoy!


Preview:

“Want to stay another hour and ogle at the Prince of Cats?”

You rolled your eyes but eventually gave in as you knew your friend wanted to spend some time with the dogs. Just because you were a bitter cat person didn’t mean you could take away from your dog-person friend’s enjoyment of the café. Plus, there was Jaebum walking around the place. He would sometimes stop to take care of one of the pets or answer questions from the other guests. But what you kept noticing most were his constant stares in the direction of your table. He would always smile when he would happen to catch you staring back. He was such an incredibly good looking guy and you just couldn’t help it. He was your type of guy from head to toes right down to his bright, wide set of teeth, the sharpness of his nose, the strength of his forehead, his long, long legs, his-

“(Y/N)!”

You jumped right out of your reverie when you heard your name being yelled.

“What?” Your friend was now staring at you as if she were staring at a misbehaving child. “What?!”


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this-was-the-only-username  asked:

What's the difference between waffles and pancakes?

OKAY LISTEN UP YALL ARE ABOUT TO GET SCHOOLED

WAFFLES ARE A GODSENT OK
LIKE IT COMES WITH BUILT IN CUPS FOR YOUR SYRUP HOW GREAT IS THAT
AND IF YOU TIME IT PERFECTLY AND EAT IT RIGHT AFTER MAKING IT AND WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SYRUP IT TASTES LIKE COOKIES AND ITS GREAT OK WAFFLES ARE GREAT

NOW PANCAKES ARE NOT SO GREAT AND HERES WHY
THESE THINGS ARE LIKE BAD DOLLAR STORE CAKE- THEY TASTE GOOD BUT AFTER TWO BITES YOU GOTTA CHUG 12 GALLONS OF MILK CUZ ITS SO DAMN DR Y
AND THESE THINGS ABSORB ALL THE SYRUP SO EVEN IF YOU PUT A GOOD AMOUNT OF SYRUP ITS STILL GONNA BE DRY AS SHIT
AND DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT PUTTING MORE SYRUP CUZ NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOURE DROWNING IN THE STUFF
AND ASIDE FROM ALL THAT IT ALL GETS STUCK IN YOUR MOUTH AND THEN YOU GOTTA DRINK 12 MORE GALLONS OF MILK

SO TO SUM IT UP, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WAFFLES AND PANCAKES IS THAT WAFFLES ARE ACTUALLY GOOD WHILE PANCAKES ARE THE SPAWN OF SATAN

THIS HAS BEEN A PSA

Creepypasta #855: The Top Of The Stairs

Length: Long

When I was younger my cousin Stan and I would often stay at my our grandmothers house whilst our parents went off for a night out to a local Italian restaurant. It was a particularly dark Saturday evening with rain cheerily dancing off the window, winter was definitely drawing in. 

We set up the Super Nintendo in the back living room and had around an hour of fun playing Super Mario, taking it in turns and swapping after one of us lost a life, arguing and bickering about how unfair it was when Mario died too quick - Stan always won the arguments. 

At around 7pm we went to go and put our PJ’s on and get comfortable for some cheesy Saturday night TV game show’s followed by a tediously shoddy Hospital drama. We settled down on the sofa with a steaming mug of hot chocolate with a musty scented blanket, feet up watching Gladiators wrestle contestants to the floor with a giant foam bud. Stan had most of the blanket because “he was older and older kids needed more warmth”.

Gladiators ended, and just like every week it was awesome for a 7 year old boy to watch some decent action and people getting smacked and roughed up with objects and face off for the main event, and then ‘blahhh, time for a bore fest of cruddy hospital rubbish and nonsense that only old people like’, I suddenly needed to use the bathroom after filling my bladder with chocolaty goodness. I paced to the hallway which was relatively dark, just one table lamp lit the way to the bottom of the stairs. 

As I took my 1st step I saw Auntie Roo (our Aunt who suffers with mental illness) standing at the top. My face lit up and I said “HI ROO!! How are you?”

All that was returned was a blank stare. I could see it was very dark upstairs, I moved up another couple of steps and with every step I took Auntie Roo would retreat a little towards Nanna Jo’s bedroom without saying a word. She looked ill from a distance, she was very pale. 

We had heard of Roo having an episode where it makes her very tired and needing to rest - We didn’t know what it meant, however. By the time I was on the upstairs landing, Auntie Roo had disappeared into Nanna Jo’s bedroom and I thought I’d better not disturb her.

Relief! Making my way downstairs I heard the bedroom door creak open. I looked back but I couldn’t see Roo, so continued to make my way back towards the comfy warm sofa to finish watching Doctors and Nurses give people a very different idea of how a hospital works. Nanna Jo made us another mug of hot chocolate, honestly it is still the best chocolate beverage I have (to this day) ever had the pleasure of drinking - made with a real bar of chocolate melted into steaming hot milk. Bliss! 

Stan was now sat cross legged on the floor playing with some figurines, blowing up Nan’s grandfather clock which stood in the corner of the room with some plastic rocket launchers. 

“Ok kiddiewinks” Nan used to call us that, “time for bed, its almost eleven o clock!”, she always let us stay up past our bed time. So off we went to the spare room where we planned on waiting for Nan to go to sleep so we could sneak downstairs mischievously and have ourselves a midnight snack. No chance, our planned 12 o’clock feast was ruined as 10 minutes later we were both flat out asleep.

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