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henryswilliamcavill  asked:

crushes! celebrity CRUSHES PLS

thanks ! :D

Lucy Liu. she’s like, my oldest celebrity crush. i must’ve been 9/10, there was Charlie’s Angels on tv &i just froze on the spot because daaamn *hearteyes* growing up i watched more of her movies &shows, her itws, &not only is she beautiful but also incredibly talented &brilliant and uh… yeah, she’s my fave celebrity ever. :’)

Chris Evans &Sebastian Stan. putting these two together bc the effect is worse in duo when they start giggling in sync. two giant puppies/sex-on-legs, i’m weak. + amazing actors.

Vincent Cassel. i don’t even find him that attractive, but THE TALENT. he’s freaking magnetic &i’m amazed at each one of his movies. (but i don’t recommend watching Sheitan. seriously, for your mental health, skip that one.)

Arden Cho. she seems to be such a nice person, her vids always make me smile. + she’s a super great actress who deserves wayyyy better than what the got lately.

Hayley Atwell. two words : DUBSMASH WAR. + her being generally awesome, hilarious &super kind with fans.

Idris Elba. the word “classy” was created for him i swear. he could just be standing there and yeah, perfection, 10/10. also this voice. *melts*


SLEEPOVER FRIDAY!

august 26, 2016

english and home economics exams were gr8! pretty sure i flunked spanish tho lol ! anyway i didnt see “winona” today im quite sad :(( i really wanted to hug her to put my gay at ease. anyway, im in the province so that i could study for my exams on tuesday and wednesday. im probably not gonna start studying until monday lol ! nah i’ll try my best to study tomorrow. today i just watched seventeen kpop videos and ate food. then my mom forced me to do errands with her but itw as good because i persuaded her into buying me makeup, and !!! A BADLANDS CD im just so happy about it !! also i got to talk to my good friend char whom i’ve missed so so so much. rn im getting anxiety about my best friend but thats just me being stupid and having no self esteem. i swear im gonna study tomorrow. also, i think im gonna do photo sets as well for my daily posts. bye for now :)

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anonymous asked:

In that 2011 itw of J "dancing" where he says Sian's name - I thought her name was pronounced "see-anne" rather than "Shawn/Sean [Penn]" 😆 ~the more you know. I looked at the clip again of Gucci Pornucci, as someone called it, & did I see someone's arm or leg next to J with the other girl? All 3 of them fit in a tiny tub? 😐 Mess. And 1 of them is clothed?

Haha! That clip is so all over the place random…

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into the woods.

Initially, Jiao was unsure on how to spend her day off work. Staying in bed to sulk was of course an incredibly tempting option, but she knew she could do much better than that. Brushing her thin fingers against white fur, she stared at her cat for what seemed like an eternity— as though doing so she would somehow get an answer to her unspoken question. What was she to do with herself? Maybe she could take a walk around the city park? But she quickly thought otherwise as there would be too many people for her to be comfortable. Then, as those green orbs she so adored stared back up at her, she realized there was one place almost nobody would dare go. The forest.

With that thought in mind, the girl quickly got on her feet and began to dress comfortably. Its not like she had anybody to impress.

It wasn’t soon afterward that she kissed Baobei farewell and began to walk toward the forest. Her hands buried deep into the pockets of her coat a size to big, she made sure to avoid making any eye contact with anybody that passed by. The whole reason she walked to the forest was to avoid the crowd after all. It wasn’t far from where she was anyway. It’s not like she would be stuck with people forever.

Now that finally reached the forest, Jiao looked up at the enormous trees and began to make her way further down a small path. She had been to the forest before, so she was aware that the path eventually trailed off to nowhere and she would essentially be stuck with no place to go— but she simply kept on walking. She wouldn’t be missed anyway.

The noises that came within didn’t do much to freighted her. No, not any longer. Instead, she welcomed them with open arms and invited them to have a taste of her flesh if they so pleased. But nothing came of the sounds, so Jiao continued on her stroll. Completely immersed in her own world.

And as her feet began to hurt, she decided to sit down for a while and simply enjoy her surroundings. If anything, she sat down so she could think over things. To think about her past and what would be of her future. Although her past pained her, she didn’t cry. Not because she didn’t want to, but she genuinely could not cry. No matter how deeply she thought over things, no tears ran down her cheeks.

If anything, not crying hurt more than if she were.

Jiao eventually buried her head into her hands and tangled her fingers into her hair— white strands wrapping themselves around her skin. And with that, she let out a frustrated yell.

( @mpbora )

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Illinois Tool Works, Avery Dennison, Zebra Technologies, Tennant and EnerSys

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 24, 2016 – Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses Industrial Machines, including Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY), Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA), Tennant Company ( TNC) and EnerSys (ENS).

Industry: Industrial Machines

Link: https://www.zacks.com/commentary/88899/industrial-machinery-stock-outlook—aug-2016

Zacks Industry Rank

According to the Zacks Industry classification, Machinery is broadly grouped under Industrial Products, one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors. The Zacks sectors comprise 265 industries that are ranked on the basis of the earnings outlook of constituent companies in each industry. To learn more visit: About Zacks Industry Rank

As a rule, the top 50% of all Zacks industries outperform the bottom half by a wide margin. Going by this, industries with Zacks Industry Rank of 132 and lower would fall in the top half, while those with Zacks Industry Rank of 133 and higher would be in the bottom half.

The machinery industry is sub-divided into nine industries at the expanded level: machine tools and related products, construction and mining, electrical utilities, electrical, farm, general industries, material handling, print trading and thermal processing.

Earnings Trend of the Sector

As of Aug 19, all of industrial products stocks (accounting for 2% of the S&P 500 index’s total market capitalization) in the S&P 500 Group reported results for the Apr-Jun 2016 quarter, recording a decline of 1.5% in earnings and 5.6% in revenue.

Moreover, results of all S&P 500 companies released till Aug 19 showed a 3.2% fall in earnings with a meager 0.1% rise in revenues. With conditions unlikely to improve, earnings for the S&P 500 companies are projected to fall 3.1% and revenues to decrease by 0.4%.

Conclusion

We believe the prevalent uncertainties in the global economy will be a drag on the industrial sector. However, the much-needed relief might come from governmental policies inducing better trade relations, increased infrastructural investments, job creation and high consumer-end demand.

Until such broader improvements materialize, stocks with high investment rankings might interest investors seeking exposure in the machinery industry. In the S&P 500 group, machinery company Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW ), with a market capitalization of $42.5 billion, has strong earnings growth potential of roughly 8.8% over the next five years. Another industrial company, Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY) – with $6.9 billion market capitalization – offers roughly 10% earnings growth potential. Both these stocks currently carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Among the non-S&P 500 billion-dollar stocks in the machinery industry, Zebra Technologies Corp. ( ZBRA) sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and offers 9% earnings growth potential over the next five years while Tennant Company (TNC) , with a Zacks Rank #1, is expected to post earnings growth of 11%. EnerSys ( ENS), with a Zacks Rank #2, is anticipated to have earnings growth of 13% over the next five years.

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Illinois Tool Works Hits 52-Week High on Bright Prospects

Shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. ITW reached a new 52-week high of $120.50 on Aug 23, before closing the trading session slightly lower at $119.78. This apex improved upon the last 52-week high of $119.84 on Aug 19.

As of Aug 23, the stock yielded a year-to-date return of 30.7%. The trading volume for the session was 1.23 million shares. Earnings estimate revisions for 2016 and 2017, along with an expected earnings growth rate of 8.8% for the next five years indicate the stock’s potential for further price appreciation.

Growth Drivers

Illinois Tool Works’ financial performance over the last four quarters has been impressive, with an average positive earnings surprise of 2.63%. Last quarter, the company’s earnings of $1.46 per share exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.40 by 4.3%. Revenues of $3.43 billion also exceeded our estimate of $3.40 billion. Operating margin improved 180 basis points (bps) year over year.    

For 2016, Illinois Tool Works increased its earnings guidance to $5.50−$5.70 from the previous expectation of $5.40−$5.60 per share. Organic revenue growth is expected to be 1−2% while total revenue will likely total $13.7 billion. Operating margin is expected to exceed 22.5%, driven by more than 100 bps contribution from the company’s enterprise initiatives. The company targets repurchasing shares worth $2 billion during the year.

Also, Illinois Tool Works, on Aug 5, announced an 18% hike in its quarterly dividend rate, resulting in annualized dividend of $2.60 per share. We believe impressive results and outlook have created positive momentum for the company while the dividend hike was an added advantage.

Estimate Revisions Show Potency

Over the last 60 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for Illinois Tool Works grew 2% to $5.63 for 2016 and 1.5% to $6.14 for 2017. These estimates represent year-over-year growth of 9.7% for 2016 and 9.1% for 2017. Also, the company has an Earnings ESP of +0.18% for 2016 and +0.98% for 2017.

ILL TOOL WORKS Price and Consensus

ILL TOOL WORKS Price and Consensus | ILL TOOL WORKS Quote

With a market capitalization of $42.5 billion, Illinois Tool Works currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other stocks worth considering in the machinery industry include DXP Enterprises, Inc. DXPE, Gorman-Rupp Co. GRC and Tennant Company TNC. All these stocks sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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UPDATE - Part II (How I acquired a startup that now makes $30k /month)

Last week we published a post about how we acquired Fomo (formerly Notify), an app that’s now doing $30k/month in revenue. It also kicked off some great discussion on this reddit thread.In this post, we’ll dig into more details that everyone asked for last week:How We Bought ItWe knew this was an app we wanted, and saw a clear path to growing it post-purchase.Now came the hard part: buying the thing!Buying an app, no matter how small, is a lot of work. I’d tried to purchase similar software tools in the past and understood how hard it was to come to an agreement. The process involves a good bit of legal spend and can fall apart at the drop of a hat.First, we wanted to see how serious Scott (the app developer) was about selling. We emailed him and grabbed dinner just 7 days after our first email exchange.During dinner, we expressed our admiration for what he’d accomplished (which was truly impressive). We covered our backgrounds, and shared the many ideas we had for the product that could make it a homerun.Dinner went swimmingly, and we learned a lot more about the product. Then, we followed up with some questions to kick off due diligence:View The Email Screenshot (imgur)After taking 4 days to review the numbers he sent over, we responded with a non-binding Letter of Intent: basically, a legal letter that proved we were serious about buying the business.Once that was out, we spent roughly 2 weeks discussing terms of the acquisition.One of the best pieces of advice I’ve gotten around acquisitions came from a mentor of mine, who suggested going with a “my price, your terms vs. your price, my terms” model of negotiation.Basically, let’s say we wanted to buy the app for $1mm, but he wanted to sell it to us for $1.5mm. In a scenario like this, we’d put an offer in front of him for $1mm cash, up-front (his terms, our price), vs. an alternate offer of $1.5mm paid out over 1-2 years via monthly cash disbursements.In this case, we ended up going with the latter: his price, our terms.After agreeing to terms – not an easy thing to do! – we received a signed LOI on February 24… just 23 days after our first email to Scott!Then, it was diligence time. We asked him to complete a questionnaire about Notify’s growth, revenue, tools used, etc., as well as give us all the logins related to the business.UPDATE– if anyone wants this questionnaire, just PM / leave a comment and we’ll send over.While going through the materials he gave us for diligence, we worked with a lawyer to pull together an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) - basically, the document that’d make the sale official.Fast forward to closing day, March 10, 2016. We received a signed APA and now owned a business that was already generating cash!Now, after several months of work, we’ve re-launched Notify as Fomo, a social proof app that improves conversion rates on any site.note: at the request of the seller, we can’t reveal the exact acquisition price

A message from anon:

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I’m too lazy and sure I will get quoted wrong if I go anon and write something on the body shaming matter. I just want to tell girls with other body shapes that I don’t think Jared doesn’t value others. I just watched ITW vip and in Ep 9 4:00 he interupts a girl with clearly not a classic model type of body before she can ask her question to tell her how pretty she is. He also put that one performer in UITA and one of his oldest stuff Stefanie isn’t exactly a model as well. As for surrounding himself in his spare time, guess it has something to do with in the cirle he moves and to be honest, I’m pretty normal, but I would never feel comfortable beside a guy looking like Jared, so I don’t know how many confident girls are out there not feeling intimidated by him when not fitting in his category look wise. Just a thought I had for a while.

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Thanks, anon :)

This is good to hear! 

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Whole days would go by, and later their years,
while I thought of nothing but its darkness
drifting like a bridge against the sky.
Day after day I dreamily sought its melacholy,
its searchings, its soft banks enfolded me,
and upon my lengthening neck its kiss 
was murmuring like a wound. My very life
became the inhalation of its weedy ponderings
and sometimes in the sunlight my eyes,
walled in water, would glimpse the pathway 
to the great sea. For itw as there I was being borne.
Then for a moment my strengthening arms
would cry out upon the leafy crest of the air
like whitecaps, and lightning, swift as pain,
would go through me on its way to the forest,
and I’d sink back upon that brutal tenderness
that bore me on, that held me like a slave
in its liquid distances of eyes, and one day,
though weeping for my caresses, would abandon me,
moment of infinitely salty air! sun fluttering
like a signal! upon the open flesh of the world.

-Frank O’Hara, River  

currently-lurking-brb  asked:

Hi! This may be a weird request but I have a kind of Disney Princess-y sounding voice, and I was wondering what audition songs I could use that weren't Disney (too overdone) to showcase that? Thanks!

hmm Anastasia for sure. 

Something Fiona sings in Shrek? 

Tangled might be overdone where you are but PERF same with That’s How You Know from Enchanted

A ton in Once Upon a Mattress. Not just Princess Fred but also Lady Larkin. Shes more classic princessy 

I get a bit of a vibe of that from She Loves Me

My Lord and Master or I Have Dreamed from King and I

Easy to Love (Reprise) or Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye from Anything Goes

Cinderella at the Grave or On the Steps of the Palace from ITW

Follow Your Heart from Urinetown


anyone else?

Horror-inducing harmonies rung out into the air as each vocal part blurred together into a massive clusterfuck of mismatching notes that somehow still made a coherent tune. He couldn’t remember the title of the song… Something about lovers worrying?


Horror-inducing harmonies rung out into the air as each vocal part blurred together into a massive clusterfuck of mismatching notes that somehow still made a coherent tune. He couldn’t remember the title of the song… Something about lovers worrying?

—  @smallsisnotthrowingawayhershot  from Moments (ITW), in which my wife is a petty theater bitch who i love very much. Not pictured: freshmen me laughing like an asthmatic dolphin.