If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think
Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.
The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple — through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly course correcting. When immediately addressed, these course corrections are not hard to manage. When these course corrections don’t regularly happen, catastrophe can result. For example, in 1979, a passenger jet with 257 people on board left New Zealand for a sight seeing flight to Antarctica and back. However, the pilots were unaware that someone had altered the flight coordinates by a measly two degrees, putting them 28 miles east of where they assumed to be.
Approaching Antarctica, the pilots descended to give the passengers a view of the brilliant landscapes. Sadly, the incorrect coordinates had placed them directly in the path of the active volcano, Mount Erebus.
The snow on the volcano blended with the clouds above, deceiving the pilots into thinking they were flying above flat ground. When the instruments sounded a warning of the quickly rising ground, it was too late. The plane crashed into the volcano killing everyone on board.
An error of only a few degrees brought about an enormous tragedy.
Small things — if not corrected — become big things, always.
This flight is an analogy of our lives. Even seemingly inconsequential aspects of our lives can create ripples and waves of consequence — for better or worse.
How are you piloting your life?
What feedback are you receiving to correct your course?
How often do you check your guidance system? Do you even have a guidance system?
Where is your destination?
When are you going to get there?
Are you currently off-course? How long have you been off-course?
How would you know if you are on the right course?
How can you minimize the turbulence and other conditions distracting your path?
1. Organizing Your Life
I don’t think I’m alone in being slightly scattered and sloppy about certain areas of my life.
Life is busy.
It’s hard to keep everything organized and tidy. And maybe you don’t want to have an organized life. But moving forward will require far less energy if you remove the excessive baggage and tension. Everything in your life is energy. If you’re carrying too much — physical or emotional — your progress will be hampered.
In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey explains that some things are important, and some things are urgent. Most people spend their life prioritizing urgent and “shallow” activity (e.g., answering emails, putting out proverbial fires, and just day-to-day stuff).
Very few people have organized their lives to prioritize almost exclusively important and “deep” activity (e.g., learning, health, relationships, travel, and goals).
No one cares about your success more than you do. If you’re not a meticulous accountant about the important details of your life, then you aren’t responsible enough to have what you say you want.
So how do you organize your life?
Is your living space cluttered and messy or simple and neat?
Do you keep stuff (like clothes) you no longer use?
If you have a car, is it clean or just another place to keep your clutter and garbage?
Does your environment facilitate the emotions you consistently want to experience?
Does your environment drain or improve your energy?
Do you have unnecessary debt?
Do you know how many dollars you spend each month?
Do you know how many dollars you make each month?
Are you making as much money as you’d like to be?
What’s holding you back from creating more value in other people’s lives?
Most people don’t track their expenses. But if they did, they’d be shocked how much money they waste on stuff like eating out.
I’ll be honest, as a creative and right-brained person, administrative and logistical details bog me down. I procrastinate and avoid them. But this lackluster behavior is holding me back from the very goals I’m trying to accomplish.
Until I can hone in on my finances, I won’t have a healthier financial life, regardless of my income. Until I take complete responsibility of my finances, I’ll always be a slave to money.
And so will you.
Are your relationships the most meaningful and enjoyable part of your life?
Do you spend enough time nurturing the relationships that really matter?
Do you maintain toxic relationships that no longer serve you?
Are you authentic and honest in your relationships?
Like money, most people’s relationships are not organized in a conscious manner. But with something so critical, we should take better stock of our relationships.
Do you eat with the end in mind?
Are you conscious of and in control of the foods you put in your body?
Does the food you eat improve or worsen the other areas of your life?
Does your body reflect your highest ideals?
Is your body as strong and fit as you want it to be?
Are you healthier now than you were three months ago?
Health is wealth. If you’re bed ridden, who cares how organized the other areas of your life are? It’s so easy to put our health on the side, such as foregoing sleep, over consuming stimulants, and making poor eating habits.
Little things become big things. And eventually everything catches up.
Do you have a sense of purpose in life?
Have you come to terms with life and death in a way you resonate with?
How much power do you have in designing your future?
Death, it turns out, is not your greatest fear. Actually, your greatest fear is reaching death and having never truly lived.
When you organize your spiritual life, you become clear on what your life is about. You become clear on what you stand for, and how you want to spend each day. You develop conviction for what really matters to you, and what is a “distraction.”
No matter how well defined, everyone has a moral system governing their behavior. Most people believe in being honest and good people. But until you organize your spiritual life, you’ll experience internal conflict when acting contrary to your values and vision.
How much of your time do you feel in complete control of?
Is your time being wasted on things you don’t intrinsically enjoy?
Are the activities you spend your time doing moving you toward your ideal future?
Are you spending most of your time furthering your own agenda or someone else’s?
What activities should you remove from your life?
How much time do you waste each day?
What would your ideal day look like?
What activities could you outsource or automate that take up your time?
Until you organize your time, it will disappear and move quickly. Before you know it, you’ll wonder where all the time went.
Once you organize your time, it will slow down. You’ll be able to live more presently. You’ll be able to experience time as you want to. You’ll control your time rather than the other way around.
Stop What You’re Doing and Get Organized
Getting organized and conscious of your present circumstances (e.g., your environment, finances, relationships, purpose, and time) puts you in a position to build toward the future you want.
The fastest way to move forward in life is not doing more. It starts with stopping the behaviors holding you back.
If you want to get in shape, you’ll make more progress by stopping your negative behaviors than starting good ones. So, before you start exercising, purge the junk food from your diet. Until you stop the damage, you’ll always be taking one step forward and one step backward.
Before you focus on making more money, reduce your spending. Detach yourself from needing more and become content with what you have. Until you do this, it doesn’t matter how much money you make. You’ll always spend what you have (or more).
This is a matter of stewardship. Rather than wanting more, more, more , it’s key to take proper care of what you currently have. Organize yourself. Dial it in. Your life is a garden. What good is planting if you don’t prepare the soil and remove the weeds?
Why do most people stay stuck? They never organize. They try adding more, or being more productive, or taking a different approach. So before you “hustle,” get organized.
2. Plan And Invest In Your Future
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb
Taking these foundational areas of life and organizing them is essential to creating your ideal future.
Very few people consciously plan and design their life. It’s actually startling how few Americans are investing in their future. Most Millennials are terrified of the stock market and long-term investing. Most Baby Boomers never developed the discipline to invest, but instead maintained an addiction to American consumption.
Even still, you have complete power over the details of your life the moment you decide you’re worthy of that power. That decision is manifest in tangible behaviors, like fixing or removing troubled relationships and saying “no” to activities that are nothing more than a waste of your time.
You get to decide right now.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” — Benjamin Franklin
Your vision should be based on your why, not so much your what.
Your why is your reason, your what is how that is manifest. And your “what” can happen in a ton of different ways. For example, my why is to help people get clarity on the life they want to live, and to help them achieve their goals as quickly as possible. My what could be blogging, parenting, being a student, going out to dinner, and several other things.
Too many people think creating a vision is about nailing down exactly what they want in the next 20 years. The problem with this mega long-term approach to goal setting is that it actually slows your potential.
Instead of having a pre-set plan of what he wants to do, Tim Ferriss executes on 3–6 month experiments that he’s currently excited about. He told Darren Hardy in an interview that he has no clue what the outcome of his experiments might be. So there’s no point in making long-term plans. He has no clue what doors will open up, and he wants to be open to the best possibilities.
But his why doesn’t change.
When you are proactively creating and collaborating with many different people, the whole becomes different and better than the sum of its parts. This is why you can’t plan for everything. Because at the highest level, you’ve transcended your need to have things exactly how you want them. You know that with the help of other people, you can do things 10X, 100X, or 1,000X bigger and better than you could ever conceive on your own.
Rather than expecting a particular outcome, you are completely confident that the best outcome will ensue. This is how you create and contribute beyond anything you could ever comprehend. Collaboration and synergy lead to new innovations and ultimately, human evolution. It’s how the old and outdated rules are redefined and replaced with new and better ones, thus changing the global environment.
Invest in Your Future
When you choose to forego momentary gratification in order to have an enhanced future, you are investing in your future. Most people fail to do this successfully.
Most people don’t purposefully invest in their finances, relationships, health, and time. But when you invest in yourself (and your future),you ensure your future present moments will continue to get richer and more enjoyable.
Thus, your life will continue getting better and more in line with your ideal vision.
3. Tracking Important Metrics
“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates. ”
— Thomas Monson
Getting organized and investing in your future are futile if you’re not tracking. In regards to the most important areas of your life, you need to be on top of what’s going on.
Tracking is difficult. If you’ve tried it before, chances are, you quit within a few days.
Research has repeatedly found that when behavior is tracked and evaluated, it improves drastically.
If you’re not tracking the key areas of your life, than you’re probably more off-course than you think. If you were to be honest with yourself, you’d be stunned how out-of-control things have become. As J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, has said:
“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”
The cool part is, once you get organized, make a plan, and start tracking, desired change happens quickly.
Track the things that are closely related to your core priorities. As Jim Collins said in Good to Great,
“If you have more than three priorities you have none.”
Your priorities reflect your why, and thus, your life should be build around your priorities. Not the other way around. Consequently, if you’re serious about improving upon the foundation of your life, track your priorities.
Your key relationships
Self improvement (such as health or how you use your time)
You can track whatever priorities you have. But I can absolutely promise you that once you do, your conscious awareness of these things will increase. You’re ability to control these things will enhance. Your confidence will wax strong. And your life will become simpler.
You’ll be living a simple, yet organized and refined life. You’ll be responsible, which put another way is freedom.
4. Prayer and Meditation To Reduce Noise
“I have so much to do today that I’m going to need to spend three hours in prayer in order to be able to get it all done.” — Martin Luther
There’s a lot of emphasis on hustle these days.
Hustle, hustle, hustle.
But all the hustle in the wrong direction isn’t going to help you. Yes, by hustling you can fail often, fail fast, and fail forward. However, as Thomas Merton has said:
“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.”
This happens way too often. We get caught in the thick of thin things. Far too late do we realize that in our mad rush, we were pursuing someone else’s goals instead of our own.
But spending a large chuck of time in prayer and/or meditation does more than provide clarity to what you’re doing. These things open your mind up to possibilities you can’t get while busy.
For example, a few days ago I spent the entire morning praying, thinking deeply, listening to inspirational music, and writing in my journal. A few hours into this process, an idea came to me that is absolute gold.
I also got insights regarding important relationships during that time, which when those insights came in, I immediately sent out emails or texts to those people. Amazing collaborations and mentorships were the resultant outcome.
But there’s more.
Your thoughts are incredibly powerful. They actually govern not only you but those around you. Think about it, if you think positively about the people you’re around, their lives are better. This is why people “send positive energy” or pray for other people. It actually makes a difference.
Your thoughts create endless ripples — even waves — of consequence all around you.
While praying and/or meditating for a large portion of time, the level of your thoughts will elevate. And interesting things will begin happening. If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of miracles, you can think of it as luck.
Whatever you call it, when you spend large portions of time every day in deep reflection mode, luck strikes. Stuff happens that is completely outside of your control for your benefit.
For instance, during my deep dive into my mind and soul, one of my favorite authors came across my blog. He re-tweeted one of my articles and reached out to me. Now we’re friends. We’ve spent lots of time together. He’s helped me get a book contract. He’s even had me speak at one of his events!
If you’re skeptical of these ideas. Give it a try. Why do you think the majority of the world’s most successful have rituals such as these? There is a higher realm you can tap into that unlocks limitless possibilities.
The only thing holding you back from those things is your mind.
5. Move Toward Your Goals Every Single Day
How many days go by where you did nothing to move toward your big goals?
Probably too many.
Life is busy.
If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve, then without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives. Before you know it, you’ll be old and withered, wondering where all that time went.
As Harold Hill has said:
“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.”
After you’ve gotten yourself organized, made plans, started tracking, and gotten into the habit of prayer/meditation, taking action and hustling will be automatic. You’ll be focused on the right thing and in the right frame of mind to actually execute.
Its good practice to do these kind of things at the beginning of your day before your will power depletes.
If you don’t, it simply will not get done. By the end of your day, you’ll be exhausted. You’ll be fried. There will be a million reasons to just start tomorrow. And you will start tomorrow — which is never.
So your mantra becomes:
The worst comes first. Do that thing you’ve been needing to do. Then do it again tomorrow.
If you take just one step toward your big goals every day, you’ll realize those goals weren’t really far away.
It’s really easy to get off course in life. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.
But we can ensure we get where we want in life by organizing ourselves, planning for our future, tracking our progress, heightening our mindset, and hustling.
i’ve been seriously being more productive in cafes because i always get distracted from schoolwork whenever i’m at home. i don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing because i’ve been spending a lot of money for coffee. nonetheless i always meet new people and everybody’s so sweet (especially the guards and baristas–they’re full of smiles and sunshine), but most importantly i get a lot of things done. 🌸
also: handwriting’s a mess because i just feel guilty that i’ve been wasting time rewriting stuff just to understand the topic and to make things look aesthetically pleasing that i forget the real purpose of note-taking 🤦🏼
Few words by & about the 'ungrateful' and 'arrogant' Harry Styles:
“It’s your birthday today? Gonna go get some tickets. Bring some friends.”
“If you cry, I’ll cry to”.
“Hi Scott, heard you were going through some stuff. Sorry about that. Stay strong”.
“They sang a song he wrote together, her fave… “If I could Fly”. It was such blessing for her to have this moment with him - and from what he shared, it was just as amazing for him”.
What’s the most amazing thing a fan has ever done for you? :
“For my birthday this year some fans gave money to a charity.”
“I’m thinking of you and sending you all the love in the world. That’s a lot of love”.
“Harry decided to go to the Lalela project all by himself and really impressed everyone there. He offered all the students concert tickets and spoke to them at length about their lives”.
“An unknown number I answered and for it to only be Harry Styles ringing from USA!! He wanted to do a FaceTime or video recording for Jessica”.
“Harry was one of the celebrities who donated to ‘Jeans for refugees’, signing the jeans with 'All the love, Harry”.
“Harry knows the name of every waiter and waitresses at Cafe Habana, he also gives them a hug every time he goes there”.
Harry Styles, after a brief pause when asked why the boobs on his mermaid tattoo were saggy - “Because everyone should love themselves, and they shouldn’t strive for perfection”.
“He was emphatic that he did not do this for publicity. He truly just wanted to meet Cam. I would not want anyone to get the wrong idea”.
“The hair and make-up team love him too because he’s very polite. One time he even made the effort to thank the catering department for making what he called ‘fantastic food’. He’s such a gent”.
“If I see someone acting like they’re something special it shocks me into not doing it even more. And I have seen a lot of people do it, both famous and non-famous. I don’t understand why you cant just be nice to people, whether you’re in the public eye or not.”
"He broke through the barrier to get to me and just hugged and hugged me and he calmed me down to the point where I could breathe again”.
“We just want to keep getting better and better for them”.
“What the fans have done for us is so important, and we have to keep giving them good music”.
“The manager of the restaurant just came up and told us that Harry Styles paid for us”.
“Harry Styles is a fucking angel I was stuck in the pap mob and he said ‘hold on and walk’ cause I tripped over”.
“He was so nice. Honestly, he walked up to me out of nowhere at Billboard awards, and no one does that”.
“Because that’s what Harry does; spreading the love, kindness and humor - to everyone”.
“We thank you with everything that we are. All the love, Harry”.
“To you who support us, in any way, thank you. We wouldn’t be here without you. You did this, and we thank you for having us. All the love”.
Q: Can I be an escort without having sex with clients? A: No.
Q: But my friend’s cousin says she gets paid $500/hour just to go out to dinner and social events with men. A: She’s lying.
Q: Can I be a stripper without getting naked/nearly naked? A: No.
Q: Can I be a stripper without talking to or touching men? A: No.
Q: Can I be a stripper but not do lap dances and just go on stage to show off my awesome pole skills that I learned in class? A: I guess, if you want to make zero money. The tips you make on stage might not even cover your stage fee and tips outs. At some clubs you might only go on stage once or twice in an eight hour shift. At some clubs your stage fees might be like $200/shift. That’s money you pay to the club, not that the club pays you (the club pays you nothing).
Q: How can I find a platonic sugar daddy? I want an allowance of at least $8000/month. A: Hahahahaha.
Q: I’m a queer woman. Can I be a sex worker who only has queer/female/anyone but cishet men for clientele? A: No.
Q: You have the best job in the world! I’m a straight man and I want to get paid to have sex. A: You’re gonna have to have sex with dudes.
Q: I’m AFAB but non-binary. How do I find clients that will respect my they pronouns? I can’t tolerate being misgendered. A: Okay, good luck with that. Most clients are ignorant old men and not exactly progressive.
Q: Can I be a sex worker even though I’m triggered by anything even remotely sexual? A: No.
Q: I want to be a sex worker but I don’t want to do any of the gross stuff you do like having sex with men, touching men, speaking to men, being seen naked by men, etc. I heard of something called financial domination where men just give you money and you don’t even have to do anything! How do I get into that? A: Fuck off.
Every morning I wake up and see another creator promoting their Patreon page. It makes me sad to think that Sims at the point where people no longer consider it a community, but a business. I want to thank everyone who time and effort into their creations and shares these for free, just to put a smile on someones face or make their day. The people who don’t need payment for the time they spent, who can just appreciate the thanks of the community without needing more.
Sketchbookpixels and I have always stood for a free and equal community. My thoughts have always been that this place is somewhere where people can come, people whose home-life may not be stellar, people who suffer depression or anxiety, who have little else in life, to find a community of people who accept them as they are and support them for who they are. A place where people are not ignored, where help is freely given and gifts are the norm. But all that is changing, we are turning into an elitist community, where those who can afford some extra cash a month get treated special. The 12 year old girl who has no money, who gets bullied at school for wearing hand-me-downs should not have to come online and realize this community is no different. That just because she doesn’t have spare cash, she cannot access half the things.
Most of us have been there, most of us have had experiences on here with negative stuff. Yet instead of fighting against it they are joining in. Sims was not made for pay sites, it is against TOU and strictly speaking illegal. Maybe EA doesn’t care, but that does not right a wrong.
Over the last few weeks I have been hearing more and more about Patreon, Bully Rings, seeing rude posts about others, people promoting pay, people having their CC stolen or their TOUs ignored. I don’t spend my time helping people over IM with their CC to see them put it on Patreon. I spend my time helping you guys and making CC, cause I still have that dream that people can feel comfortable here and just the same as everyone else.
We are a community and we should remember that, and every single one of you who fights for exactly that, who shares because they want people to smile, who helps because they can, who listens to the smallest simblr, you have my eternal gratitude.
but can we talk about alec telling magnus how his father proposed to his mother??? like, what else did he tell him?? do they just sit on magnus’ balcony and talk about stuff like that in between their make out sessions??? does alec talk about his family all the time because they are the most important thing to him and does magnus talk about all the famous people he met over the centuries and tell their dirty little secrets to make alec laugh??? like, i’d pay actual money just to see a scene, just one (1) scene like this!!!!! please!!!!!
there’s no rhyme or reason to these, they’re just random for the most part but i guess set when they’re about 16/17. if you want any that follow a theme just send me an ask!
eddie loves flowers but richie doesn’t have money to buy them (before he gets a job during high school) so he picks flowers and makes little handmade bouquets. richie isn’t the best at romantic stuff so eddie thinks it’s the sweetest thing when he does it
sometimes when it’s bad at home richie really hates being alone so he bikes to eddie’s house and sneaks in through the window. he lays his head on eddie’s lap and eddie plays with his hair and sings to him sometimes
the losers help richie with a cute & extravagant plan for him to ask eddie to prom senior year but one night they’re sitting in eddie’s room doing homework and richie nervously blurts out “will you go to prom with me?” and eddie starts laughing because “i kind of figured we were already going together, einstein” but ofc he says yes and tells richie he’s cute when he’s nervous (richie blushes furiously)
they got together when they were 16. the other losers started a bet the summer after they fought It about when they’d get together (stan won the bet)
they go on a lot of dates (to the aladdin, to go get ice cream, the arcade, stargazing) but most of the time they either hang out in richie’s room and play board games/listen to music or have picnics at the barrens
richie starts working a part time job before their junior year and saves up all of his paychecks to buy a car. he insists on driving eddie to school and he rolls down all the windows and sings obnoxiously loudly (his favorites to sing to eddie are come on eileen, can’t fight this feeling, and africa). eddie acts annoyed but he loves it and is usually singing with richie by the second or third song.
when they’re 14, eddie and the others find out that richie has never had a cake on his birthday or really celebrated outside of anything he might have done with the losers. eddie takes it upon himself to make a cake for richie every year after that and have a party with the losers. after the first year mike decides he’s gonna make the cake (bc he’s the best cook) and eddie focuses on making sure the party runs smoothly (it never does. one year bev shoved richie’s face into the cake after he blew out the candles. another time they had to convince richie that, no, trying to jump off of the roof and into the pool in bill’s backyard is not a good idea)
richie tries his best to be nonchalant about the party & cake every year but they make him so happy. he doesn’t tell eddie that until they’re older (eddie already knew)
eddie says ‘i love you’ first. they’ve been together for a few months and he says it when they’re walking home one day. richie runs into a telephone pole bc he’s just staring at eddie. he gets so distracted that it isn’t until he gets home that he realizes he forgot to say it back
^he bikes to eddie’s house that night and throws rocks at his window until eddie opens it, and richie climbs up onto the flat part of the roof outside of eddie’s window.
“richie, what the fuck are you doing?” “i love you too” “what?” “i didn’t say it earlier. i love you too.” eddie can’t even be annoyed that it’s late or his mom might hear them or richie could, like, fall off the fucking roof bc he’s so happy
Oh mighty patrick stan... tell us some facts about him
haha i don’t know if i’m the “MIGHTY” patrick stan but i’ll definitely share some facts with you
1. he doesn’t like chocolate. this is also referenced in his short film “moustachette” when the waitress gets him a chocolate milkshake by mistake and ryan key calls her out on it, saying “he doesn’t even like chocolate”
2. his favorite ninja turtle is donatello
3. he doesn’t like the song “wonderful christmastime” because he worked at this grocery store and they played it constantly
4. he quits being a vegetarian when he feels like it
5. travie mccoy calls him “p steezy”
6. gabe saporta calls him “lord groovius”
7. he doesn’t like the spotlight and refers to himself as the anti-frontman
8. he wears hats partly because he’s shy and doesn’t like to be seen
9. he LOVES shoes and at one point he had over 60 pairs but now he only has a few
10. before fall out boy went big, he was a david bowie impressionist for spare money
11. he got kicked off his high school radio team because his teacher thought he dropped the f bomb on air but he claims to this day he didn’t say it
12. he plays just about every instrument you can think of
13. in addition to #12, he speaks a lot of languages including spanish, french, german and japanese
14. he has a fuckton of songs and he’s forgotten how to play most of them, including sophomore slump, blue rabbits (god bless), this city, w.a.m.s. :(, tiffany blews and grenade jumper
15. he doesn’t like acoustic stuff that much
16. his favorite movie is ghostbusters (the first one and the remake, he doesn’t like the sequels) but it used to be rushmore
17. he doesn’t ever want to be president of the united states
18. he used to have extremely bad social anxiety but it’s gotten more mild now that he’s gotten famous
19. he hasn’t eaten chicken nuggets in years and he doesn’t plan on it
20. his favorite kind of books are non-fiction “how to” manuals
21. he wishes he had sung better on “sugar, we’re goin down” but he’s glad that he kept it that way so he could have an image on what to fix in the future
22. his favorite kind of flowers are lilacs
23. he LOVES indian food!
24. he didn’t like “uma thurman”
25. he didn’t like “young volcanoes”
26. he’s allergic to cats but he loves them
27. he actually used to have a tripod cat named marzipan
28. he hates BBQ sauce. he thinks it’s gross
29. he loves the color orange
30. his favorite album is david bowie’s “low”
31. his favorite food is his mom’s pumpkin squares
32. he was extremely violent as a teenager and it’s been noted by his friends that it wasn’t uncommon for him to strangle pete against the wall over lyrics or chord progressions
33. in 2015 he was on a plane and the flight attendant called him out for listening to “headfirst slide into cooperstown on a bad bet” and he got really embarrassed
34. he’s never mentioned what his favorite fall out boy song is but he loves infinity on high and he thinks it’s a really solid album
35. he drummed in a grindcore band called xgrinding processx before fall out boy
36. he played drums for my chemical romance for one show in 2006
37. he used to be roommates with bob bryar but i’ve heard patrick has bob blocked on twitter now
38. he holds the record for “the most interviews conducted and completed in a 24 hour period”, with 72 interviews
39. he slept on his friend’s floor while he was touring for soul punk because after paying for his band’s hotel rooms he couldn’t afford one for himself
Our Namjoon is absolutely phenomenal. He’s addressed social justice issues, which are currently plaguing the world right now and guys- this is so bloody significant for an kpop idol to do. Things like politics and racism are not even spoken about on most entertainment shows especially with kpop idols.
I’ll put good money on Namjoon being the type who actively follows political developments, both in Korea and abroad. He’s picked up on millennial conflict throughout the whole MV, and of course- props to Wale as well for supporting his artistry in this.
Of course, let’s not forget how Yoongi also made subtle references to internal issues like mental health in his solo stuff too, which is equally just as important.
For today though, Namjoon has done us a favour and exposed a little bit more about who he is, he’s woke guys- and that makes me so much more comfortable knowing he’s my bias who has such an open minded outlook and cares about the world.
Considering how he aced social studies as well, I mean if there’s any part of his personality that I’m sure about- woke Joon is it.
So I’m sure that a fair number of people have seen the above post (sorry I don’t know who the op is but credit goes to them. I got his off of pinterest orz), and it got me thinking and overanalyzing, right? And so I keep asking “Where in the hell were the Gems getting the money to pay for the house before Greg became a millionaire?” And so then I start remembering stuff and so here’s my theory, and it gets more profound than just where the Gems are getting money. The Crystal Gems are the freaking Founding Mothers of America.
So for one, Rose Quartz has a giant penny in her armory. I’m still not entirely sure what to make of it, as when I googled “Giant penny”, most of what came up were pannels of a Batman comic where one was used as…a restraining device? Decoration? I’m not sure? Anyways, that’s most all that came up adisdes form a massive work of art that was one giant penny made up of thousands of smaller pennies. My inital thought is, however, that it was bestowed upon Rose Quartz as an honor. (Unliss she just uses it to roll over enemies in battle, which is actually what came to mind the first time I saw the episode lol.)
But far, far more importantly, we have seen Pearl on coins in the show. Legal tender type coins.
Pretty famous image, if I’m not mistaken. (I also could have sworn up and down that I saw a screenshot one time that had a coin in it that had Opal on it, but maybe it was fake. I can’t find it anymore.)
Now people don’t ge tput on coins unless they heavily influenced American history. (granted I’m hella salty that Andrew Jackson is on our money and Marquis de Llafayette is not, but ya know, whatever.) On top of that, the visage of a gem takes the place of our Illuminati (or whatever it is) pyramid and eye on our own American Dollars in the world of Steven Universe.
Gems were clearly influential somehow. To America specifically, as they see fit to place them on the legal tender.
Now, back moreso onto how the Gems get money, in “Rising Tides, Crashing Skies”, Mayor Dewey freaks out at the word “cover” when talking to Raynaldo, shouting “Cover up? What cover up!? SECURITY!!” I thought this was just a gag at conspiracy humor at first, because it just added to Raynaldo’s whole conspiracy reality and it was funny. But thinking about it now, seems like it’s far from just a gag.
(also sorry the subs are in Spanish, lol. They just happened to be the most convenient videos I found.)
So this bit’s just speculation for the most part, but like, what if the American Government is supplying the Crystal Gems with money because they basically owe it to them. I mean, the spent over two hundred years since the country was founded likely without asking for anything in return, then here they are suddenly needing to build a house and pay light and water bills and groceries and APPARENTLY give their new son a smartphone. And it’s no tlike they can exactly turn down the 6,000+ year old women and the 5,000+ year old girl who was born inside your borders that also happened to liberate your entire nation from its oppressive colonizers from far away. Sounds like something right up the Crystal Gem’s alley imo.
What if what Dewey was trying to cover up was the fact that Beach City’s taxpayer dollars were going to housing a trio of jobless women raising a son that they can’t afford on their own because they don’t even need to eat and therefore don’t even need jobs?
Idk it’s a fun thought. And it explains a lot. If nothing else just spread the word that the Crystal Gems are the Founding Mothers of America ok because this calls for its own musical
- looking for a full time job IS a full time job all on its own. and it’s one of the hardest jobs you will ever have.
- take advantage of free career counselling. they’ll help you with your resume and cover letter and help you navigate job boards/markets.
- do you have friends with nice jobs? ask them about their interviews, and see if they’ll scan your resume for you. if it worked for them it might work for you.
- do your taxes every year. don’t get behind. trust me. it’s worth it.
- make your bed every morning, even if you have to be up at ass oclock.
- driving isn’t nearly as scary as it seems. bug your parents to pay for your driver training while you still live at home. tell them it’s the only way you’ll stop bugging them to drive you everywhere.
- TAKE DRIVER TRAINING. seriously, i went from panic attacks at the thought of driving to cruising in a year. maybe you won’t, but it’s invaluable information.
- if you’re going to do drugs, buy a bulk pack of test strips from amazon so you know what you’re getting. fentanyl is everywhere now and you can’t be too careful. hand them out like party favours to your friends if you must.
- get a savings account. even if it’s empty 99% of the time, just having it will make you want to save money.
- buy things like towels, bedding, and dishes from second hand stores. big ones will have pretty nice stuff and it’s cheap as hell. bonus: most of them have 50% off days where you can load up on essentials for way less.
- do whatever you can to make your minimum payments on your credit cards. it will save you SO MUCH PAIN. if you can’t make them, answer when they call and tell them how much you can pay and by when. even if it’s just $10, it’s something. never go a month without putting anything on there.
- put white christmas lights in your bedroom. it’ll make you feel better.
- if you put two-three drops of lavender essential oil in the toilet after you poop and flush, it won’t smell.
- make a digital signature. it’ll save you having to print off forms just to scan them back onto your computer.
|||Anon asked: I really liked your mafia monsta x post and was wondering if you could do something similar for got7 and bts?|||
Rap Monster/Kim Namjoon
Was a CEO of a large company when he decided to make some more money and started getting involved in shady business
One of the most chill leaders in the industry
But his easygoing personality is also one of his scariest traits as he doesn’t give a shit about killing and never thinks twice
That’s what gets him in trouble most of the time as he somehow always end up killing the wrong person
He’s so good at his job that no one even suspects that this CEO is also a mafia boss
You were the president of a rival company and had beef with him since before he even started his gang. He always wanted to persuade you to sell your company to him but you were too stubborn, so he thought that now he has a lot of skillful members maybe he could threaten you. One day he barged into your office.
“What the heck? Do you even know what knocking means?”
“Just shut up and listen to me. I’m going to give you one last chance to sell me your company and well if you don’t comply things will become ugly.”
“Kim fucking Namjoon, did you just threaten me?” you asked him pulling your gun out from under the table. “Because if you did, I swear to god…”
He didn’t plan for this turn of events and as much as he was surprised he couldn’t keep his laughter in.
“Woah, woah, Y/N. We have been friends for a long time now, haven’t we? Maybe I should have taken a different approach. How about you and me start this over by getting to know each other better?”
Can sweet talk people to do anything
That’s why he’s the best at making new allies and ties, bribing officials
Everyone tends to trust him quickly and he uses this for his advantage
Doesn’t like getting his hands dirty and would rather talk his way out if possible
But when it’s not, that’s still okay with him as he can handle various kinds of weapons just as well as his tongue
You caught wind of the fact that your boss is helping the mafia in exchange for many and wanted to report him. Unfortunately Jimin got to you first. He was leaning against your car waiting for you. Before you had time to react he got your car keys and pushed you inside securing you in your seat.
“So a little bird told me that you were about to make a very stupid decision.” he told you taking out his knife and tracing the lines of your collarbone.
“I prefer not to make a mess so how about we make a deal as well?”
“I don’t need your filthy money.”
“Oh how brave! I guess I should offer you something else instead then.” he said starting the car and taking off with you in it.
A lot of people think he’s too clumsy for this job as he tends to screw up before he even starts
But if it’s his lucky day he’s the 2nd most deadly man in the gang
His specialty - explosives
He likes to make a big entrance and for it to be really grand he makes all of the bomb and stuff himself
Enjoys the view of severed limbs spattering around, this feeling helps him realize just how amazing he his at what he does and how fascinating, strong and big his explosions are
He wanted to blow you up so bad but when you despite the short amount of time managed to catch and throw back one of his grenades he decided to have you no matter what.
“Hey, that’s not very nice!! I could have gotten hurt.” he shouted.
“Are you being serious right now?”
“I always am. You see I got you right where I wanted to. Look around.” you looked down and saw that somehow you managed to get into his mine field.
“I like you and wouldn’t rather press this button so you have two choices, either I watch you go boom or you come with me.” he smirked.
Was the vice president of the company, so is now stuck with almost the same amount of work
He takes care of the companies legal stuff and makes sure the gangs illegal one doesn’t catch anyones’ attention
He’s so done with this job and would rather go on some missions to blow off some steam
But he’s only taken on them when it’s really necessary or when there’s not enough people
And that’s a shame as he’s crazy good with guns, especially long range ones, as he has been practicing every day
You made a contract with their company but somehow a they lost a hefty amount of money. Knowing that this was not a simple coincidence he decided to have a meeting with you.
“I think we have to discuss some things.” he stated.
“What do you want? I don’t have your money.”
“I never even said anything about money.” he smirked and then you understood that you told him too much before it even began. Hoseok stood up and went to your chair. He took your chin in his hands made you look at him.
“You know all of this shit makes me really tired and irritated and I wouldn’t want to take out my frustrations on you, so you better give me back all the money till evening or we will have to have a few more meetings just like this.”
He’s an assassin but doesn’t like calling his job that and would rather say that he takes care of business
Sharp, precise, quick, silent, deadly
Can’t think straight when he’s tired and even managed to miss some targets (only to get them later) when he feel asleep waiting for them
Practices with Hoseok every single day but only because he’s the one who’s asking
Sometimes likes to go “hunting” at nights and you should pray that you never meet him on days like that
You searched for him because you knew he would be the only one to take your request. He looked at you from the bottom up.
“Aren’t you too young to be asking things like that?”
“You sure? You’re really short.” he laughed.
“I didn’t come here to be made fun of. So will you do it? Will you kill my father?” you asked. This time he looked at you with serious eyes.
“Okay but you can keep the change.” he said handing you back all the money you gave him. You quickly turned around to catch him just before he disappeared into the darkness.
“Because you asked me nicely and also because I hope to see you again someday.” [x]
He doesn’t have a particular job in the group as he’s mostly here to make sure that the members don’t make too much trouble for themselves and other gangs
Knew Namjoon since high school and was asked to come help
The gang would most likely fall apart without him as their chill leader tends to forget his duties more often than not
He’s a skilled medic and that’s a very big advantage for the gang as they don’t have to go through the hassle of explaining what happened in the hospitals
As much as he can save you from the verge of death, medical equipment in his hands can also turn into very dangerous tools as he can kill you slowly and painfully with the poisons he makes
You were part of the gang and trained under him to treat the injured.
“I see you’re getting pretty good at this.”
“That’s because you’re the one teaching me.”
“How about I show you one more of my tricks.” he said taking you over to the medical cabinet and taking all kind of drugs out.
“Oh, I know what you’re trying to do but I’m already more than experienced in making poison.” you smirked.
“Is that so? Maybe we should start some private lessons so you could teach me your way.”
Smug and sassy 24/7
Everyone who meets him for the first time want to punch him in the face
And a lot of people try to do that but he has great, quick reflexes and easily evades them
Started from simple piracy but now can literally hack into anything but usually brags about it too soon and gets caught
That’s how he got recruited, he was about to go to jail when Namjoon noticed his talent and bailed him out
You two had a bit of a show down in cyber space and so after that he decided to track you down. He found you in a coffee shop on the other side of town. He walked in and sat down opposite you.
“And who might you be?” you looked up from your computer screen. He caught your gaze and smirked.
“Jungkook?!” you almost spat your drink. “How did you find me? I hid my location.”
“Did you really think that silly protection of yours could stop me? But I’m not here for that. I’m here for you.”
A/N: Ahh I finally did it!! 😃 Anyhow, feel free to request more scenarios, reactions etc, I keep up with a lot of groups, both male and female!! 😊
I tend to see Melania and her obvious misery in her marriage as a lesson to women everywhere: If you’re going to be a hot trophy wife and marry for money, at least make sure the guy isn’t a totally 100% loathsome human being first.
Hey, say what you want about Anna Nicole Smith, but at least she married an 80 year old who just wanted to buy her stuff and napped most of the time.
I’ve spent a while thinking about this moment right here. So down the rabbit hole, we go.
This GIF is right when Marvin says ‘I’m staying here in the spot, whether you want me to or not.”
And to me, the look on Whizzer’s face says it all how he is feeling. We see him sad and upset, for obvious reasons, but there is a hint of a smile on his face. And the way his eyebrows are lead me to believe he’s feeling disbelief.
I see this as Whizzer feeling a little bit shocked that Marvin wants to stay with him in the hospital while he’s sick like this. Whizzer has always been the “pretty boy” and you can imagine him not feeling that way about himself while in the hospital and his body is deteriorating because of the AIDS. But Marvin doesn’t care. Like he said, he loves Whizzer. Marvin knows what love truly is now. He knows this love has become closer to unconditional, and farther from the appearance factor.
And Whizzer doesn’t understand it really. Whizzer has never been one for love. He says over and over again how he refuses to love Marvin, that all that matters to him is “sex and money” but his ideals and appeals have changed. And he still finds it just a little sappy and hard to believe someone loves him too. I read into his backstory and the way most people I know do. He lived off of getting with men and getting them to pay for stuff for him. And this, the healthy relationship we see between Marvin and Whizzer in act 2, is something Whizzer never thought he’d be in.
this is the result of the “best stuff first” feature. not that i care about my activity or my follower count (that’s why you can enjoy this nice rainbow 😂❤), but this has to be an absolute death sentence for non-popular blogs or people who are just starting out. not only has my activity gone down by like 60% but my stuff ends up at the top of anti-sjw/troll blogs instead of my regular followers so i’ve been getting an avalanche of hate mail. i just don’t feel safe anymore and i haven’t seen my favourite followers/mutuals interact with my posts for a while now. what’s next @staff? you’re gonna introduce the same bullshit as facebook and we’re gonna have to pay to have our posts actually reach our followers? even though you’ve been making money off of most people who have been allowing ads on their blogs for more than a year now after you promised them a partner program that still hasn’t been launched?
please for the love of everything turn OFF “best stuff first” by default! @staff
A guide inspired by YouTuber Kalyn Nicholson on getting your shit together (for the most part) in a just a day. It’s broken up into a few categories: cleaning, beauty, planning, and food.
I like to start off with cleaning because cleaning alone makes a dent in having your shit together more or less because everything is clean, tidy, and organised. So…
Depending on where you live clean your room(s)/house. Go around and sweep/mop/vacuum the floor(s).
Change your bedding- ideally, you should change it every week but I don’t have detergent to be throwing extra loads of laundry to I change my sheets once a month and wash my pillow cases every week.
Speaking of laundry now is the perfect time to do a load or two is yours have an in-home washer and dryer. Also handwash any delicate clothes, squeeze out any water and hang it on the shower curtain rail on a hanger to dry.
Organise your spaces (kitchen cabinets, desk, storage, fridge etc)
After cleaning it’s time to do some planning, so gather your pretty pens, planners, bullet journals, calendars, and whatever else you might own and get ready to go in hard.
Calendar/Planner/Bujo- fill out whichever one (or all three) with any events coming up or events that passed but weren’t accounted for.
Write down your to-do list for the upcoming week/month
Review your goals and edit them in necessary maybe you might be able to skip over a step towards reaching your goal or maybe you have to add a few more.
Manage your expenses. If I have any receipts sitting around I’ll go through them and add what I purchased to my expense tracker. Not only does it help me assess where my money is going, but when I need to buy something again I can go through my expense list and see how much I spent on it.
This one is fairly simple, and depending on your lifestyle you might not need to do most or any of the stuff listed here.
Next, I’ll work on my dinner menu for the following month. It seems like a lot of work to come up with dinner every day of the month ahead of the time but you can always edit it and it makes grocery shopping WAY easier. Just pull up the recipe, write down the ingredients and you’re set.
I also like to make a list of what I plan on taking to school for snacks/lunch and what I’m going to eat for breakfast for the upcoming week so I’ll make a list of what I’m feeling.
Next, I’ll take inventory of canned goods, fruits, vegetables etc and then write my grocery list for that upcoming week.
Last but not least is beauty… think of it as a watered down version of a spa day. Once the above tasks are finished I try to catch up on whatever beauty stuff I was supposed to complete. This includes but isn’t limited to….
Exfoliate my body, lips and face
Whitening my teeth (I use one from the dollar store and it does a pretty good job)