land of the eagle

  • Allie: So do you like Christen?
  • Tobin: She checks a lot of my boxes. She’s a woman, she’s got a face, she can go outside. I just wish there was a way I could know for sure that we were meant to be together. Like a sign.
  • Allie: A sign? Like what?
  • Tobin: Oh, you know, the usual. Like if we both got struck by lightning at the same time or if an eagle landed on her hand and whispered my name.
  • Allie: Yeah, that’s how you know it’s real.
Giant Eagles Snatch Police Officer’s Adopted Baby Kangaroo For Their Dinner

A police officer who adopted a baby kangaroo after its mother died was horrified after giant eagles snatched him and flew off.

Constable Scott Mason took the joey into his own home earlier this year after he found the animal in the pouch of his dead mother.

But the kangaroo - now named Cuejo - was spotted by a wedge-tailed eagle, who decided that the animal would be its dinner.

The bird swooped in and lifted the poor animal over a 2m high fence at the property in Western Australia’s Mid West.

It then landed on the ground before a second eagle came along and joined in attacking the defenceless animal.

Safe and sound: Cuejo survived his ordeal (Twitter)

However, Scott refused to give up on his adopted pet and rushed over to the eagles, managing to scare them away.

Cuejo survived the attack but suffered wounds to this chest and face.

Scott told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: “I finally caught up with him a few hundred metres down the way and found out that he was bleeding quite heavily.”

Cue Police later posted a picture on Twitter showing Cuejo resting and having a cuddle, tweeting: “Back to his adorable best.”

Top pic: AAP


In Memory of Glenn Frey. The Eagles ~ Best Of My Love (1977)

Russian figure skating vocabulary

With Yuri!!! On Ice ending tomorrow (see my main blog if you want to know just how into this show I am), I took it upon myself to celebrate the show by compiling a small list of Russian vocabulary dealing with figure skating.

If I made any mistakes in this list, please send me a message so I can correct them - I’m not a native speaker! Also, feel free to add on, as I’m sure there are some terms I must have forgotten. Давай)))

EDITED since receiving corrections from my ever-patient penpal Andrei!! :) 

Basic Vocabulary

Verbs                                   Глаголы
To skate                               Катаься (на коньках)
To jump                                Прыгать
To land                                 Приземляться
To fall                                   Упасть
To get up                              Вставать
To spin                                 Вращаться
To spread-eagle                   Распластаться
To glide                                Скользить
To wobble                             Дрожать
To dance                              Танцевать
To speed up                         Ускоряться 
To slow down                       Замедляться
To perform                           Представлять
To win                                  Выиграть

Nouns                                 Существительные
Arm/hand                             Рука
Blade                                   Лезвие конька
Choreography                     Хореография
Combination                        Сочетание/комбинация/связка
Costume                              Костюм
Difficulty                               Трудность
Ice                                       Лёд
Interpretation                      Толкование
Leg/foot                               Нога
Presentation                        Представление
Program                              Программа
Rink                                     Каток
Rotation                               Вращение
Routine                                Программа выступления
Skate                                   Конёк
Skater                                  Фигурист

Adjectives                          Прилагательные
Artistic                                  Артистический/художественный 
Balanced                              Уравновешенный 
Difficult                                 Трудный/сложный 
Easy                                     Лёгкий
Elegant                                Изящный/элегантный
Flexible                                Гибкий
Graceful                               Грациозный/изящный
Intricate                                Сложный 
Powerful                               Мощный/сильный 
Shaky                                   Шаткий
Sharp                                   Резкий
Skillful                                   Умелый/ловкий
Smooth                                 Ровный
Steady                                  Неуклонный 
Technical                              Технический

Technical Vocabulary

Disciplines                          Виды фигурного катания
Ice dancing                           (Спортивные) танцы на льду
Singles skating                      Одиночное катание
   ladies’ singles                         Женское катание/катание среди женщин
   men’s singles                          Мужское катание/катание среди музчин
Pairs skating                          Парное фигурное катание

Elements                              Элементы
Jumps                                   Прыжки
Required element                 Требуемый элемент
Spins                                     Вращения
Spirals                                   Спирали
Steps                                     Шаги
Step sequence                      Шаг последовательности

Jumps                                 Прыжки
Axel                                       Аксель
Flip                                        Флип
Lutz                                       Лутц
Rittberger/loop                      Риттбергер/прыжок петлёй
Salchow                                Сальхов
Toe loop                                Тулуп

Score                                    Оценка
Deductions                            Штрафы
Total component score          Суммарная оценка/оценка за выступление
Total segment score              Общая оценка

Difficulty of Elements         Сложность элементов
Half                                        Половинный (пол-)
Single                                     Одиночный
Double                                   Двойной
Triple                                      Тройной
Quadruple                              Четверной

  • Courfeyrac: Do you like her?
  • Marius: She checks a lot of my boxes. She's a woman, she's got a face, she can go outside. I just wish there was a way I could know for sure that we were meant to be together. Like a sign.
  • Courfeyrac: A sign? Like what?
  • Marius: Oh, you know, the usual. Like if we both got struck by lightning at the same time, or if an eagle landed on her hand and whispered my name.
  • Courfeyrac: Yeah, that's how you know it's real.

I am a firm believer that Grantaire would grimace and make grotesque faces in every photo, and in fact would do everything in his power to photo bomb others with his ‘awful mug’ because he believes he is ugly.

But he never, ever photo bombs photographs that he knows the Amis will want to look back on forever, like the one where Joly went off on his Doctors without Borders trip and Les Amis are all at the airport, Bossuet has landed a environmental conservation dream job and met a family of nine eagles (he had all of the Amis stand in front of one each, because he had to commemorate every lucky coincidence he’s ever had – it helps keep him happy for everything that fails), or Enjolras held his first rally with the Amis right behind him. There, he just stands like a statue.

But then, Grantaire is having his first art gallery and Joly insists on one nice photo of Grantaire. So he chases after Grantaire, like, c'mon, grantaire, and Bossuet has just slipped on an actual banana peel, and Enjolras is standing there so contemplatively with every work of his while Combeferre and Feuilly chat up the art director on the history of God-knows-what, and Grantaire can’t help but feel overwhelmed by their presences as his friends and really smile.

It’s the first photo of himself that Grantaire ever posts on Instagram.