local delights

… okay so i definitely was going to animate dre under the lovely @cursetale‘s blessing and… then i couldn’t get Dreby outta my head so here we are

i’m totally working on Dre but man i just could not resist that face and those bunny ears are you kidding me

from this gorgeous chain from last week or so between cursetale and the also-fantastic @blesstale because just… hell yes. hell goddamn yes.

Steal my car, I'll wreck your life.

Back story, i am apart of a small family-owned type used car dealership (cue used car salesman joke here) we have maybe 50 cars on the lot at any time and our main business is sub-prime or people with less than perfect credit. We truly want to help the people that can’t afford/have the credit to buy from a new car dealership. We’re actually very liked in our small community.

So recently I had these customers, lets call her wife and him husband (They’re early 20’s). They come into my store and I like them, they seem like a nice young couple trying to start their lives out, they have two very sweet little girls, and could just use a break. They have made some mistakes in their early lives and have less than perfect credit. I coach them on how to improve their credit and they seem sincerely interested in fixing it so I bust my ass to get them a loan with the wifes mother cosigning on a nice third row SUV. Wife is literally crying hugging me because every other dealer turned them down. Now they are a little short on the down payment so i take a check for the balance and we agree i’ll cash it on his next payday (Mistake number one) but pretty common in this line of work.

I forget about them until the next week when I drop the check at the bank along with other deposits. The next thing i know i receive a notice that the check has bounced. Along with a couple NSF fees attached for me, and the check comes back. It’s a dollar amount that is considered a first degree misdemeanor in our state, just under a felony. I reach out to wife to see what happened and how we can make arrangements to get this taken care of. The last thing I want to do is go after a young couple with two small kids. At first wife is a little shocked and insists the funds were pulled from their account and I show them the picture of the NSF check. She understands and says they can pay half in 2 weeks when she’s paid again and in another 2 weeks pay the other half. I agree to this and just take them on their word (mistake 2).

A couple weeks rolls around and I don’t hear from wife or husband and am now thinking i’ve been taken for a ride Ignoring my calls/texts/etc you get the point. I get a call from the bank and come to find out they haven’t made their first payment either.

Now with this particular bank if the customer does not make their first payment we have to “Buy Back” the deal. Basically we have to give the bank the money they sent us for the loan. After blowing up their phones and facebook they finally call me back. I get the sob story he got let go from his job and he just started a new one and mom is going to help them get back on their feet. I go through hell and high water with the bank to make a deal that if they make their payment they’ll keep the loan but i’m still on the hook if they miss any of the next 3 payments. Wife also tells me they’ll make payments to me on the bounced check once he starts getting paychecks. So i agree, they make their payment to the bank and i go about my life….Until the next month comes around.

I get an email from the bank saying wife didn’t make the next months payment and won’t answer their calls. At this point i’m furious and ready to just go get their vehicle. They won’t answer any of my calls and call mom, mom scrounges everything in her social security paycheck to help try to make the payment for them and is short. Wife and husband tells her they’ll cover the balance and of course don’t pay. Bank says deal is a buyback we need our money back for the loan within 7 days. Now the only way I can payback their loan is if my floor plan (Basically giant credit card we buy cars on) gets pictures of the car in my possession.

I try to call/text/email/message on facebook to get ahold of both wife and husband and they block me on everything. They’re basically just stealing the vehicle without paying. They even blocked mom who has been trying to help them get this handled, yes they screwed over their own mother in this ordeal. I just want the vehicle back and move on with life. So this is where i go @prorevenge on them.

I begin by dropping the check off at the local prosecutor, and they’re delighted to file charges against them. I do some skip tracing calling family members, all of which are more than happy to help because come to find out husband has had 7 jobs in 4 months and has burned every single family member with money they’ve borrowed. I find wifes Father on Facebook, Father has been trying to take custody of deadbeat wife and husbands 2 kids because of how they treat them. He informs me they are staying in sisters house right over the border (we are on the state line of 2 states remember this) I call up a repo company and even myself drive the hour to go get the vehicle. They’ve been hiding it in the garage (according to neighbors and repo company). I do some searching and find out they’re both on probation for stealing a bunch of stuff from multiple stores. So I of course find and call up Mrs. Probation officer to see if she has a last known address. I then mention to her they’re staying above the state line and bounced a very large check to me, and they’re facing fresh charges in my town, she appreciates the knowledge.

Now while I was up at their house one evening I talk to one of the neighbors (Who also hate them they’re always yelling at their kids and eachother) and convince neighbor to call me if they see the vehicle outside. It took one day, I get the call, I send a very large friend who lives nearby them to go get the vehicle. After many expletives, berating my friend, they hand over the vehicle. But not before finally calling me while he was there and tell me how they’re going to sue and blah blah.

I’m out quite a bit of money from the ordeal, but here’s the best part. I just found out by living out of state they violated probation and just got sentenced to 30 days in jail from that, and they also just had their “video court date”(because they’re currently in jail with the probation violation) with the local judge on the new charges of the bounced check. I got my vehicle back and guess what? Deadbeat wife’s Father got custody of the 2 kids.

annabellelectern  asked:

(9 to 5 Stan AU lol) I've never seen Better Call Saul, but, uh, please tell be Soos is like, an intern that's been hanging around for years and years and at some point just started getting paid? Nobody knows when it happened. Nobody knows when he first showed up. He's just there. No one questions it. If they do, they're quickly shushed because nobody actually knows the answer and no one will admit to it, because no one wants to be THAT person who doesn't know.

YES I LOVE IT…or he just never started getting paid but he’d hate to mention it because he’s just totally thrilled to working for Mr. Pines, Esq

And definitely no one else brings Soos up because I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to hire 12-year-olds and Stan would never do something illegal

aaaand that’s how Stan became a judge I guess?

Passing Seconds | Garrance Soulmate AU

Turning sixteen is the second brightest highlight of everyone’s life, according to Laurance’s parents.

The day of your sixteenth birthday is when you receive your countdown clock. Countdown to what, exactly?

To the day you meet your soulmate.

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“HOLY FUCK!” Laurance screeched one Sunday morning after washing his face and looking around properly. His clock always changed, of course.

He remembered when he was younger how the minutes could go from seventy to fifty, or how the hours would flicker and change in a second. But there had never been a change this drastic. And Laurance was pretty sure he was the first person (other than his soulmate, he assumed) to have his clock turn turquoise.

“‘000 DAYS, 07 HRS, 24 MINS, 57 SECS.’ Irene-yesterday it was a year! Did Sleeping Beauty decide to wake up from a long nap and look for me?!” He exclaimed. Below the clock, two punctuation symbols for a quote had appeared. “What’s…ah! What they say to me when I meet them, and vice versa,” He recalled from reading books when he was younger.

‘Welp, gotta get dressed anyway. I’m meeting with Aph!’ He thought, heading for the kitchen to grab some breakfast. After all, he was meeting his partner for life seven hours, twenty minutes, and thirty-four seconds later.

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A scarf wrapped around his neck and face to keep the cold from piercing his skin, Laurance walked beside the ever-so bubbly Aphmau, who insisted on skipping the whole way to their hangout, aka ‘Phoenix’s Drip-Drop Delights!’, the local sweet shop. “Yo, Lucy,” Aphmau turned to him. Laurance groaned. “Don’t call me that, Kitty,” Laurance replied, smirking when Aphmau hissed-true to her nickname. “Fine! Be that way! I just wanted to tell you that your wrist is different.” 

“EH?!” Laurance jumped, looking at his wrist and then back at Aph, and at his wrist again and then back at Aph again. “’000 DAYS, 00 HOURS, 00 MINS, 07 SECS’?! WHEN THE ACTUAL-” “Pay attention-!” Laurance heard Aphmau’s warning seconds too late and slipped over a frozen puddle, grabbing onto something-rather, someone-and bringing them down with him.

“Ow, ow, ow,” He grunted, holding his head and then looking up, before taking in a sharp intake of breath. “Wow, y-you have really pretty eyes,” the blonde in front of him murmured, his words being etched into Laurance’s skin by the second, underneath a white glove-symbol similar to the one in front of him on the blonde’s hand.

Laurance blinked before opening his mouth to say five words that would soon be written underneath the baby blue scarf on his soulmate’s wrist/

“HOLY SHIT-MY SOULMATE’S HOT!”

S.Coups:

  • hmmm…the type to bring you to countries in Europe and its rlly big scale
  • oh and also it will either be backpacking style or 5 star hotel style.. there’s no in between
  • probably bring a selfie stick wherever you two go and maybe vlog??
  • or maybe a camera
  • he is that one boyfriend that takes witty and unexpected pictures of you that both of you laugh at after the trip
  • he loves recording you trying out new food, how your expression changes when u bite into something u love or absolutely disgusted at
  • he wants to capture all these beautiful memories
  • he’s eye literally pops out when enjoying the food and u just feel so happy cause HE IS TOO CUTE
  • randomly turns to stare at you esp if you are enjoying the scenery or what not cause you are the most beautiful view to him cheesy but
  • and when u guys are returning home on the airplane, he will plant a small kiss on your cheek
  • “i hope there are more trips like this to come, babe”

Wonwoo:

  • the type to definitely bring you to somewhere quiet and chill OH and it will be during autumn or winter
  • cause come on… wonwoo looks adorbs in turtleneck and wrapped up in thick scarfs
  • somehow manages to find unique tiny lil bookstores from his thousand of researches
  • u two will probably go to cute cafes and have your morning coffee before setting off to the rest of your events each day
  • you will snap a picture of him sipping on his coffee and yes that will be your phone lock screen from then on
  • wonwoo will not want to stress during traveling so he would prepare the places u guys would visit beforehand
  • he is so well prepared that you would be surprised
  • secretly takes a picture of you whenever he can cause he thinks you’re the prettiest when you’re being yourself
  • and yes hes lock screen is also you..sort of
  • well its actually a picture of your hand intertwined with his #aestheticswonwoo
  • will want to hold your hand whenever you guys are

Mingyu:

  • the type to most likely to take you to places in korea..like jeju island??
  • the most detailed out of the 4 when packing so honestly you’re 100% safe with him
  • LOVES going to tourist-ish places esp famous landmarks
  • seeking out all the famous local delights and insists in eating em all
  • traveling with this boy might almost be like on a mukbang trip instead
  • will feed you during eating
  • enjoys taking selca with you before each meal or just pictures of both of you each holding up your spoon/fork preparing to devour the food
  • makes you do funny faces when taking pictures cause that is going up his insta feed for sure
  • if u ever get sick from eating too much NO WORRIES (maybe he have alr seen it coming)
  • he will bring u back to the hotel and make sure u eat the medicine he bought from the local pharmacy
  • “jagiya rest well so we can eat more!!”
  • “what?! no more gyu no more”
  • u guys would still have fun thou…and he would call for room service :)))

Vernon:

  • the type to go to places that literally screams city life
  • you guys will find yourselves just roaming around the street and experiencing it just like a local would
  • “i heard the locals go here often, lets go too”
  • he would sling his arms around your shoulder when u two are walking
  • enjoys having small conversations with locals or store owners
  • he just wants to experience and understand the culture of the country so much
  • he finds your presence extremely comforting and feels blessed to have you on the trip with him
  • hence beware of random “u know what? i love you” “aish i’m so glad you are mine”
  • probably take you to the top of the hotel at night to see the city lights
  • and both of you will just have a decent conversation while enjoying the night breeze
  •  traveling with this boy is just simple but very very very fulfilling
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For years, old wood-carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of a fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, those stories are little more than tall tales until she meets Pete, a 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon named Elliott. - Pete’s Dragon (2016) 

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Netizens debate over yarn bombs in Shanghai

A couple of trees in Shanghai became a local delight after they were draped in yarn knittings last Thursday. However, the beauty and fame didn’t last long, as the Shanghai government removed the much adored accessories on Wednesday.

The phoenix trees on Nanchang road were “yarn bombed” by a group of expats, the Shanghai Daily reported. Yarn bombing, also known as graffiti knitting or “kniffiti,” is a kind of street art that uses colorful displays of knitted yarn on public facilities. The movement is believed to have originated in Texas, US, in 2005 after Magda Sayeg first covered the door handle of her boutique with a knitted cozy.

As the colorful outfits successfully stunned passersby the next morning, netizens also showed their admiration towards the creative works, saying “they added beauty to the city.”

However, on Wednesday, one week after the incident, the city government removed the outfits, citing concerns that they would cause harm to the trees’ healthy growth.

This decision has triggered heated discussions online. While some say the government made the right decision, others are arguing that the city should be more open to creative minds.

“I can understand the government’s concerns, but maybe they could have kept the decorations up longer. They made the street appear more dynamic,” commented @Shiqiangqiang.

“The sweaters that fit human bodies may not suit the trees as well,” argued @Yueluoxishanby.

anonymous asked:

In all this whitewashing brouhaha it's heartbreaking to see the one Asian country Marvel did include in the movie get completely ignored: Nepal. Anyone who's read the news would know what that small yet beautiful country has been through this past year & how much a huge movie like this means for the local economy. Not just during the shoot, also when it releases & people worldwide go see it. They could've easily picked India/Bhutan but they didn't. They did something very right yet it's ignored.

thank you for saying this. i remember how absolutely delighted the local community was when benedict and the crew came to nepal; the rock star welcome and all the tweets and FB posts celebrating the film’s choice of lcoation. so yeah, great point. x

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October 7, 2017
Today we went to Leon, a colonial city about 2 and a half hours from La Mariposa. There were still lots of downed trees and power lines along the way. We visited a local weaving cooperative in the back of a family;s house. The women gave us hands on lessons in how to weave and it is hard work. They make, among other things, light weight cotton blankets- which I need for the Dieta in Peru in November. I bought several things because I was so impressed by the women. I had not planned for that much spending however. I had to borrow money to complete the purchase, and to go to the Cathedral, and to eat, and to go to the Museum of Myths and Legends, and to go to the Museum of Contemporary Art. It was embarrassing. A fun day. October 8, 2017 Sunday After feeding the animals, I joined the walk through neighboring towns led by Bismarck, our delightful local guide. We saw pretty local scenery and some rocks thrown around the last time Volcano Masaya erupted. And lots of people cleaning up after Nate. The Nicaraguenses are very skilled with machetes. When you pass a Nicaraguensa on the road you should say Adios. Bismarck gave me a tail feather from a Guardabarranco, the national bird of Nicaragua. Very special.

if you ever visit me i will take you to:

  • in n out and you have to try the animal style fries (so good)
  • lolita’s taco shop for a california burrito (mmmmmm)
  • marukai for their amazing cheap deals from japan!!!!
  • mitsuwa for more snacks… and more shopping… this time for collectible toys n figures n stuff
  • book off which is an awesome japanese used book store w/used movies and games on top of books (i’ve found rare and discontinued artbooks here for hella cheap man)
  • chopstix too, where you can get chicken katsu curry for $6
  • the san diego zoo!!! LET’S GO SEE PANDAS! and flamingos there are a shit ton of flamingos at the SD zoo.
  • disney land * < * wear good shoes ok
  • balboa park cus it’s so pretty there
  • if it’s still runnin, cruisin’ grand in escondido - it’s a classic car show that happens every weekend during the warm months and there’s music and food and it’s super cool
  • downtown san diego… specifically little italy. let’s get some bomb ass gelato.
  • a delight of france. you NEED one of their almond croissants ok??

basically if you ever visit me… i’m going to make you gain like 20 lbs.

(also we could drive up to LA pretty easily too but that’d be a whole other list that’s just as long LMFAO)