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Normally, everything should be finally over in three days. Hand in the Philosophy of Language essay, make a power point presentation for the thesis defense, defend the thesis and it’s done. But I’m so fucking exhausted, I can’t put myself to work. I can’t focus on the sources, confuse opinions and authors, am myself not sure that my own comments on the matter are not utter bullshit. I would be gutted if I didn’t pass this one course. But right now I just want to curl in my bed and sleep.

Last night my best friend’s younger sister (who is in Alaska) overdosed and died. He was three hours away in the Dalles for his fisheries and wildlife internship. So Hannah, Jack, Jill and I, without hesitation, jumped in Hannah’s car and drove three hours to where he was staying to be with him. We spent the night with him in this little compound on a farm, in the middle of nowhere–the room was tiny, with four unpainted walls and a concrete floor. We all threw our sleeping bags into a pile and cuddled together. We listened to him tell us stories about his baby sister and his rough upbringing. We cried and hugged each other.
We fell asleep for a couple hours and then woke up to drive an hour and half back west to the Portland airport where he was taking the first flight back home to Alaska.
We said goodbye to him.
He gave me the greatest bear hug and told me how he’s amazed that we drove three hours in the middle of the night to be with him.
All I said was “that’s what’s friends do, James”

I can’t imagine what he’s feeling, but I’m so thankful to have a group of friends that, without thinking twice, drop everything when one of us needs something.

Good friends are important.

anonymous asked:

Imagine/Fanfic: Y/N has known Phil since they were kids. As Phil gains 3 million subscribers, he hosts a small party for his success, where he invites Y/N. There, she meets Dan, who she's only ever seen on youtube. I hope that's a good prop :)

Phil didn’t notice when his channel hit three million subscribers. It was his best friend since childhood. She picked up her phone and called Phil right away.

“What’s up, Y/N?” He asked.

“Have you not been paying attention to social media?”

“What?”

“Your channel hit three mil subs four hours ago!” Phil jumped up from the couch and ran to Dan’s room.

“I hit three million?” He asked both of his friends.

“I was waiting for you to notice.” Dan laughed.

“Let’s invite them all for a party!” Phil danced around in a circle. Hearing Y/N cackling on the other end of the call.

“We can’t fit three million people in our flat Philip.” Dan said flatly.

“Well I can still invite Y/N over to celebrate.” He replied, sticking out his tongue.

“I’d love to.” Y/N said.

“Come tomorrow. I’ll text you the address.”

“I’ll be there!”

“Great! See you tomorrow!”

“See you tomorrow!” The call cut off and Phil jumped Dan. Giving him a hug.

“Why didn’t you tell me I hit three million?” He asked.

“Surprise!”

The next day, Y/N’s cab pulled up to Dan and Phil’s flat. It had been two years since she’d seen Phil in person. It would also be the first time she’d ever meet Dan.

She’d been a fan of Dan’s almost as long as Phil. She couldn’t wait to meet him.

Y/N rang the door bell and was greeted by Phil. Without missing a beat, she jumped into his arms.

“I missed you so much!” She cried.

“I missed you too.” He laughed, lifting her off the ground. “Come on.” He said, letting her go. “Dan’s upstairs.”

Phil led her upstairs where Dan was sitting in the lounge. He looked up from his phone and smiled.

“Hello.” He greeted. “You must be Y/N.” He got up from the couch and approached her.

“Hi.” She blushed as he went right for a hug. “It’s nice to meet you.”

“Nice to meet you too.”

“Is anyone else coming?” She asked.

“No.” Phil shook his head. “I’ve got my two best friends. That’s all I need to have a good time.”

“Phil.” Dan droned. “Don’t be a sap.” Y/N giggled.

“He’s been like this since we were little.” Y/N told him. “I don’t think it’s ever gonna change.”

They spent the day relaxing and playing video games. Dan and Y/N flirting back and forth all night.

Because she lived in Manchester, Y/N was spending the night.

“I’ll show you to the guest room.” Phil offered. Y/N nodded and grabbed her bag, following Phil down the hall.

“So you and Dan seem to be getting along well.” He pointed out.

“You think?” She tucked a strand of hair behind her ear.

“You’ve been flirting all night.” He laughed. They reached the guest/game room and he hugged her. “Well, I’m off to bed. I’ll see you in the morning.”

“Goodnight.” She watched as Phil entered his room, turning to enter the guest room. Dan appeared next to her, causing her to jump.

“Dammit Dan.” She squeaked. “Don’t do that to me.”

“Sorry.” He blushed. “I just came to tell you goodnight.”

“Goodnight to you too.” She smiled.

“I was wondering.” He began. “If you don’t have to leave too early tomorrow, maybe I could show you around London.”

“I’d like that.” She nodded. “But I promised Phil I’d spend time with him while I’m here.”

“Oh, alright.” He looked at the floor.

“I’m sorry.”

“It’s fine.” He waved it off. “You guys have been friends for years.”

“I may be convinced to spend a little time with you.” She winked.

“Sounds like a plan.” She kissed his cheek and opened the door to the guest room.

“See you tomorrow then.”

“Yeah.” He said. “Tomorrow.”

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Three hour classes make me wanna jump off of a cliff

Too bad we don’t have any in Florida

~.~

I’m so ready to go home and chill with my cats

Yoga Workshop & Boris Biking

Yoga Workshop w/ beachyogagirl

I’ve been following Kerrin Verna (@beachyogagirl)  for a while now on instagram and her practice has been an inspiration to me since I’ve revamped my yoga routine. So when I found out that she was going to be holding a seminar I jumped at the opportunity to see her. 

The seminar was three hours long and very technical so it was a lot of breaking down each pose and learning the mechanics so you could practice on your own. Few important things I learned: 

  • What I loved was that her husband was there supporting her and practicing which I thought was beautiful.
  • I’m an egomaniac. I focus too much on getting a nice pose rather than the right pose so your body learns the wrong way to do things, which creates the wrong muscle memory and you literally have to teach your body to unlearn all of that what you learned and start from scratch. Example - I have been doing splits wrong for centuries and my hips weren’t aligned so now I need to sort of recorrect my hips so I can align my legs right. #noteasy All of that posing and ‘looking right’ although not being right is a very egocentric way of practicing that I need to avoid. 
  • I’m further along in my practice than I thought. Kerri has been doing yoga for 14 years and she JUST started doing handstands four years ago. You see the results of the efforts they put in and assume it’s effortless, but never understand the patience, falling over, bruising, breaking, sweat, and tears that go into that end goal. Those assumptions I myself hate when people judge me but then again, I turn around and judge some of these practitioners the same way. It’s the swan syndrome - when you see how beautiful the swan looks gliding across the water but you don’t see them paddling for dear life underneath the water. 
  • I need to get my toes done because I cut my arm with them trying to do a press up handstand. #notcute
  • I need to practice everyday even if it’s for 5,10,15 minutes a day, all of this contributes to muscle memory making the body stronger. 
  • We need more minorities in yoga. In London actually, I’ve seen more minority (and gender) representation than in New York but even the people I follow on instagram, outside of Koya Webb, there’s very little black yogis so I wonder what else can be done to introduce people to it. Janelle Monae’s ‘Yoga’ may be a start but more needs to be done :)


Boris Biking


You know those hell-on-wheel vehicles called Citibikes? Well out here they call them “Boris Bikes” - eponymously named at the mayor who launched them - which are the Barclays and Santander rent-a-bike stations. I’m deathly afraid of not bikes themselves but riding bikes in the city out of fear of getting doored or hit by a car. I wanted to get a fix of my vegan pancakes and figured I’d rent a bike there since it’s quite a long walk and I didn’t want to run with a backpack. First, the way to unlock the bike isn’t the intuitive. Second, the tire was ratchedly flat. So I’m literally riding what feels like the tour de france but really it’s a straight shot down a long windy road and apparently I’m riding on the wrong side of the road. Normally when I ride a bike, I ride on the opposite side of the road so I can see incoming cars but apparently this was wrong and some man in a car gave me the ‘British side eye’ which based on my experience is a mortal combat combination of a side eye, a glare, plus an up and down look that could kill a cat. I nicely moved to the other side but soon after that, the road became narrower and this fat, obese bike seemed to take up 50% of it so I was extremely nervous that I was going to get hit. Other bikes seemed to give zero f*cks and ride right in the middle of the street so when in Rome… and I rode comfortably on the road and surprisingly cars were very respectful and stopped if we both couldn’t fit. Something that would never happen in New York - I would have been flicked to the side like a booger if I tried to ride in the middle of the road.


Would I do it again? Eh…if it’s the suburbs and I’ve been to and know the area quite well, maybe. Other than that, hell no. I’ll stick to the countryside and suburbs of New Jersey but thank you to London drivers for being so kind today. 

Signed, the Black Lance Armstrong #sansdrugsandmanparts,

Emem

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