my dear nancy

Charoset Ice Cream: A Passover Surprise!

In the words of my dear Aunt Nancy: “That looks so delicious but seems so wrong!” I’m sure she speaks for many a Jew who may have initial misgivings about putting the Pesach food symbolic of thousands of years of manual labor into happy (giddy, really) ice cream form. I am here to tell you, as I told Aunt Nancy, that this Charoset Ice Cream business is insanely delish.

Before we go any further, let me clarify for the gentiles in the crowd: Charoset is one of the symbolic foods eaten at Passover dinner, traditionally made from apples, walnuts, honey, cinnamon, and wine. For seder, it represents the mortar Egypt’s slaves shaped into bricks. In ice cream form, enrobed by honey vanilla ice cream, it becomes something like the dreamiest apple crisp a la mode you’ve ever dared imagine.

Read more and get the (kosher-friendly) recipe here.

the full spectrum of human emotion

part two

“You wanted to see me?” Dex sighed as he walked into Mr. Nurse’s office.

It shouldn’t even have to be a question anymore; Derek Nurse was infamous for his infuriatingly ‘chill’ attitude, demanding his employees to do countless deeds for him and brushing off their annoyance with a single word. It didn’t matter if Nurse wanted to see him, it didn’t matter what he was going to ask Dex to do, the only thing that mattered was that someone did what he asked. Some of the other employees at Brickstone Publishing were too dazzled by Nurse’s charm to see the truth, but not Dex. Any attraction he had felt for the man had faded on his first day as his assistant, when he had been told to run down to twelve different stores to fetch things in an hour. He had returned to the office panting and sweating, only to be greeted with a single, pretentious ‘chill’.

Just do it for the promotion, he told himself. It can’t be long now.

Dex looked at Derek in exasperation. Derek looked at Dex in disdain. They both had a dislike for each other, forced together solely because the other could do for them what no one else could. That inhospitable relationship was what made the next words Derek said the last ones Dex would ever have expected to come out of his mouth.

“Will you marry me?”

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Surrender Tour 2016 - Who’s Going

Send me the gigs you’re attending and I will update this list regularly :)

11.02.2016 Glasgow, United Kingdom (O2 Academy Glasgow) 

ontheroadtoexile, @sicparvismagna90, @reachingfortheopensky

12.02.2016 Manchester, United Kingdom
(Manchester Academy) 

purplesky47, theydidntcryuntilileftthem, remusjlupiny, @reachingfortheopensky

London, United Kingdom (O2 Academy Brixton) 

stabtheheart, purplesky47, hurtsettefromgallifrey, ohlayahurts, @reachingfortheopensky, @latexfroot, @alexander-j-cake

15.02.2016 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
(Den Atelier)


17.02.2016 Brussels, Belgium
(Ancienne Belgique)  

happinessinexile, @rose-hurts@etlospiritusmalum

18.02.2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands

lullabiesofthemachine (50% chance), dahliasandcherrytrees, @etlospiritusmalum

19.02.2016 Cologne, Germany

illkeepfighting, astormonthestreets, purplesky47, hurtsettefromgallifrey, wedontneedyourtruesalvation, hug-adam-and-theo, gabrielthequeenofsass, dahliasandcherrytrees, @wewatchedtherocketskissthesky

21.02.2016 Munich, Germany

hurtsettefromgallifreypurplesky47, wedontneedyourtruesalvation, dahliasandcherrytrees, nichtsalshirngespinste, @partofthemess, @my-blood-ignites 

22.02.2016 Zurich, Switzerland
(Maag Halle)


23.02.2016 Milan, Italy

@ladymartinson, @onnellisuus–maanpaossa

25.02.2016 Prague, Czech Republic
(Incheba Arena) 

theobsessedxanon (maybe), my-dear-nancy@etlospiritusmalum

26.02.2016 Vienna, Austria

am-stuck-in-a-daydream, theobsessedxanon, purplesky47, toxisch, totheharlequin, hurtsettefromgallifrey, happinessinexile, @benned-a-boldogsag, @mylunaticasylum, @keytoinfinity

28.02.2016 Poznan, Poland

fix-of-injusticedontthinkwedontnoticeyou, blackoftheblackestocean, mad-eline, intheechoingsilence, katehurts (maybe), janamatute, notreallyclever, suziamazingwoman, hurtsparadise, @mrtomdildolover, @sassyadamanderson, @wedontneedyourtruesalvation

01.03.2016 Riga, Latvia
(Arena Riga) 

hug-adam-and-theo, burritoofsadnesss (maybe), katerina-sigma

03.03.2016 Kiev, Ukraine
(Stereo Plaza)  


05.03.2016 Moscow, Russian Federation
(Crocus City Hall) 

lyudoedushka, @bambithepenguin

06.03.2016 St. Petersburg, Russian Federation


08.03.2016 Helsinki, Finland
(Hartwall Arena)  

@somekindofhurts, stabtheheart, no-love-left, strungtoyourribs, dahliasandcherrytrees (possibly), @20secondssince, @drift-into-the-light, @skwad-tastic, @kilarit, @fromthebulletstotheblades, @latexfroot

10.03.2016 Tallinn, Estonia
(Saku Arena)

@vison-this, @somekindofhurts

11.03.2016 Vilnius, Lithuania
(Compensa Concert Hall) 

hug-adam-and-theo, andtherewillyourheartbealso, neringa-in-the1975, burritoofsadnesss, ohlayahurts, @surrender-happiness

12.03.2016 Minsk, Belarus
(Minsk Sports Palace)

14.03.2016 Warsaw, Poland (Torwar Hall) 

fix-of-injusticedontthinkwedontnoticeyou (maybe), blackoftheblackestocean, mad-eline, intheechoingsilence, katehurts, dc-pepper, iisco, notreallyclever (probably), suziamazingwomanbolcia208, hurtsparadise, purplesky47, thundergrl, @xtired, @miaintheskywithbubbles (75 %), @severnie

15.03.2016 Berlin, Germany

wedontneedyourtruesalvation, purplesky47, suziamazingwoman (maybe), @wewatchedtherocketskissthesky, @my-blood-ignites, @reachingfortheopensky

16.03.2016 Wiesbaden, Germany
(Schlachthof Wiesbaden)

wedontneedyourtruesalvation, purplesky47, @sophia-hurts

I don’t really post cosplay here, but I made an exception since I heard about Monty Oum. It breaks my heart. I’ve always been a Roosterteeth fan, but about two years ago, my best friend Nancy showed me the amazing series that is RWBY. We planned to cosplay Weiss and Ruby together, then Yang and Blake. However, before we could even start our cosplays, Nancy passed away and I was left feeling alone in the world. I missed her more than words can say and I still do. For a while, anything RWBY related made me sob. I couldn’t even fathom the fandom. Then one day, I was scrolling through some messages Nancy sent me on my phone. I don’t remember the exact words, but it was something along the lines of “I can’t wait to do White Rose together! You’re going to be the cutest Weiss ever!” And I knew I still had to do it. I had to cosplay Weiss for her, no matter what. So I did. This is for her and now, this is for Monty. 

I send out all my prayers and wishes to you, Monty, because you were there for me when I was at my lowest point, and now, I want to do the same. I want everyone to know how much Monty means to me. How much RWBY means to me. 

Get well soon! Don’t worry about anything. Take it easy. No rush to get back into anything because in the end, there’s nothing more important than your health.