queasiness

I find it unnerving how Jim Bob & Michelle much rather squeeze out bible verses than genuine emotion and expect the same from their children. I understand turning to the Lord for comfort in hard times or praising Him in good times, but it’s starting to weird me out how often they refer to the Bible instead of forming their own thoughts. And It makes me queasy how often they seem to get upset when their children even think about thinking for themselves.

How far along? 12 weeks!

Total weight gain/measurements: 4lb

Maternity clothes: some

Stretch marks: No

Sleep: normal

Best moment this week: Hearing baby M’s heartbeat. 175bpm

Miss anything? Not at the moment

Movement: No.

Food cravings: french fries and milkshakes

Anything making you queasy or sick? No, thank god

Gender: undetermined.

Labor signs: No

Symptoms: Feeling pretty good!

Belly button in or out? in

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Second trimester!!

Caught a tummy bug yesterday. Spent some time throwing up and some time asleep in bed. Much much better today but a teeny bit queasy so got some Lucozade to power me through! Woop woop!

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      16. “It’s okay.  I couldn’t sleep anyway.”

In the quiet stillness of the night, with the sounds of her sister’s snoring echoing through the thin walls of the house, Hinata Hyuga paced around in the living room in her night gown, twiddling her fingers anxiously. There was a constant restless jittering in the pit of her stomach, time was moving much faster than she had anticipated, with no space for her to organise her thoughts. She bit her nails and smoothed her bangs and looked out the window and drank three glasses of water in one go, but she just couldn’t stop the queasy feeling from crawling all the way to her heart and enveloping it like a thick blanket. She plopped down on the sofa and took deep breaths – inhale, exhale. Perhaps, all she needed right now was somebody to talk to about what she was feeling. However, it was 2 a.m. and she doubted anyone would actually be wide awake to listen to her pour everything out.

Still, it didn’t hurt to at least try. And so she got up on her feet again and dashed towards the telephone fixed to the wall. She dialled a number and the bell rang four times till someone answered in a clear voice. Almost instantly, Hinata felt her chest loosen and her heart beat fall into a slower rhythm.

“Hi”, she said a little breathless, twirling the wire of the phone. “Um, did I wake you?”

“Nah, I was just going to make some late night ramen”, Naruto said with a chuckle. Hinata smiled to herself. With things changing around her so fast, she was relieved in a way that his habits were a constant; there was at least something that was constant.

“I couldn’t sleep a wink”, she said quietly, walking about the small space with the receiver pressed to her ear. The apprehensive feeling slowly mounted again.

“Well, it’s only natural. Tomorrow’s a big day… for the both of us.” She could almost discern a smile creeping on his lips in the way he said it. Hinata looked out the window again, at the moon glowing in the deep midnight sky. Tomorrow was going to be a big day. Tomorrow, Hinata wasn’t just going to be Hinata Hyuga, but Hinata Uzumaki. She was going to take on the name of the man she had loved relentlessly since she was just a lost child searching for the sun. Nostalgia flooded her body like liquid sunshine, with all the memories that always left her warm and hopeful.

“Are you nervous?” she asked. Naruto hummed for a moment before answering.

“A little”, he admitted in between a yawn. “It’s a big step in our lives – becoming husband and wife. In fact, we’re the first ones to get married among our friends.”

“I bet you think it’s kind of crazy, isn’t it?” she mused. “We’re only 20 and we’re chasing the future faster than anyone we know.”

“When you find the right person to spend your whole life with, what’s there to hold you back?” Colour rushed to Hinata’s cheeks and her heart began to hammer against her ribcage. Even though they had been together for over a year, and were finally going to tie the knot, Hinata still felt at times that it was all just a vivid dream. To share smiles with Naruto. To share secrets and hugs and kisses and interests with him. To hold his hand openly and unafraid. And now, going on to share a name with him. A house, a home, a family, a roof. Early morning grogginess and late night snacks, afternoon lunches under the sun and evening talks on the couch. Just those thoughts alone made her feel almost fluttery with excitement, suddenly wanting the sun to rise soon and flood the village with morning light. This was what she wanted the most – to share his happiness. “There’s nothing I wouldn’t want to change about us at all”, he said. “And you don’t have to worry at all. I’ll be there right by your side at all times. If you get nervous, just hold my hand.”

Hinata didn’t realise when her eyes had started prickling and when the tears had started rolling down her pale cheeks. But she was just so inexplicably happy.

“I can’t wait”, she said with a light laugh, wiping her eyes with her sleeve.

“Tomorrow then”, he said.

“Tomorrow.”

For a while, they let the static on the line fill the silence. Listening to his steady breathing calmed her.

“I’m sorry I woke you up at this hour”, she admitted, guiltily.

“It’s okay. I couldn’t sleep anyway.”

Draco Malfoy headcanons

• Draco has always been good at the piano, ever since he got over the “girlyness” of it when he was just a boy. His mother insisted on him learning an instrument, as it was “traditional” for a boy to be well rounded in the arts. Once he realized how far it took him from reality, he played constantly, with his eyes closed, letting the music carry him away. 

• He is not a drinker. When he conducts business deals, he typically has a glass of firewhiskey with clients, but he saw too many drunken outbursts of his father’s when he was younger and Death Eater revels made him feel queasy, so the lingering smell of alcohol always made him feel uncomfortable. 

• Once the war was over and he was allowed to travel again (without the threat of Voldemort), he loved to visit Paris. His mother loved going there to shop when he was young, and the Wizarding museums there rang of his childhood. He took Scorpius there too, when he could. 

• Scorpius was told that if he ever used the word “Mudblood” he would be grievously punished. The word never passed his lips. 

• Draco Malfoy was the one who encouraged Andromeda to reconcile with Narcissa, though it took a lot of convincing and promising to babysit Teddy when the Potters were busy. 

• Because of Teddy, Draco accidentally became friends with the former Golden Trio (against his will, he claims, but he and Hermione had too much to talk about, he and Harry were too much alike, and Ron Weasley understood the pureblood traditions and stories that the other two didn’t). 

• Draco had a mental breakdown when his hairline started receding, and while he never went bald, it was always a sore subject after that. 

• After the war, Draco never slept without his wand under his pillow, forever paranoid that someone was going to take it and snap it. 

• Malfoy Enterprises, under Draco’s leadership, developed the spell that would allow the Dark Mark to be permanently Glamoured, since it could never be truly removed. 

I just have a lot of feelings about Draco Malfoy, okay???

COSMIC DISTANCE

“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Warning: there will be some math today. Skip to the end if you are queasy about conversions.

Another day has come and gone, and another fascinating discovery by the team at NASA. This time, it is the discovery of the most Earthlike planet yet: Kepler 452-b. The newest confirmed planet is 60 percent bigger than Earth, has an orbit of 385 days, is located just the right distance from its star that there might be liquid water there, and it may be a rocky planet. Its star is 6 billion years old (only 1.5 billion older than our Sun), 20 percent brighter and 10 percent larger than our home star. All in all, not entirely unlike our own planet. And while we cannot confirm that there is life on Kepler 452-b, we can draw the conclusion from the available evidence that it has conditions on it very similar to our own planet’s, the only planet we know of to harbor life. Some planetary scientists have even been quoted as saying this is the closest we have come to identifying “Earth 2.0.”

If you want to visit, don’t pack your bags just yet. Kepler 452-b is a long way away, by human standards. It is 1,400 light years away. That means it takes a beam of light 1,400 years to travel from earth to Kepler 452-b.

But first, a detour. Take the popular game of American football for example. It is a game that thousands of people love to play and millions of people across the globe love to watch. It is also frustratingly American in its adherence to the Imperial system of units. An American football field is 120 yards long from end line to end line. At thirty six inches per yard, that comes out to 4,320 inches per football field. And at 2.54 centimeters per inch, there are 10,972.8 centimeters per football field. Keep that last number in mind. It is going to be important in a minute.

Shifting gears back to astronomy again, light travels at a finite speed of 299,792.5 kilometers per second, which works out to 9,460,471,451,897.09 kilometers per year. So Kepler 452-b is a mind-boggling 13,244,660,032,655,900 km away. (Real scientists use scientific notation to make it easier to read at 1.3*10^16km, but I’ll skip that here so you can see the “guts” of the calculation.)
An important measurement for astronomers is the Astronomical Unit (AU). This is the distance from the Earth’s (average) orbit to the Sun. There are 149,597,871 kilometers per AU. So there are 13,244,660,032,655,900 km to Kepler 452-b divided by 149,597,871 km per AU equals 88,535,083 AU to Kepler 452-b.

Now comes a leap of faith: imagine the distance from the Earth to the Sun is only one centimeter. One AU equals one centimeter. There are 88,535,083 AU to Kepler 452-b. There are 10,972.8 centimeters per football field. If you divide the number of AU to Kepler 452-b by the number of centimeters per football field, you get 8,068.6. Which leads to my conclusion here today, which I will isolate for emphasis.

If the distance from the Earth to the Sun were a mere 1cm in length, the distance to Kepler 452-b would be over 8,000 football fields away! By means of comparison, the next closest star, Alpha Centauri, a mere 4.37 light years away in space, would be 25.2 football fields away.

So when you look up to the sky tonight, look in the general direction of Cygnus the Swan and know that there is a likely very Earth-like planet up there. But temper that thought with the fact that it is very, very far away. -MAX

SOURCES: 1, 2, 3

PHOTO CREDIT

By ESO/DSS 2 (x) [CC BY 4.0 (x)], via Wikimedia Commons

Dave works at olive garden hahaha

The waiters at your local chain “Italian” restaurant which will not be named have probably dealt with a lot of shit. Like, you can’t even fathom the insane amount of steaming shit every soul employed at that franchise probably has to deal with, which is why when you hate yourself more than usual and find yourself in one of these Ameritalian monstrosities munching on another basket of bottomless oil-and-salt-and-garlic-flavored packing foam wands with your creepy juggalo of a former boyfriend and struggling to distinguish one pile of slop as being more desirable than the rest of the equally off-putting piles of slop on the sticky menu one afternoon, you are simultaneously filled with a sense of queasiness and amusement when none other than Dave motherfucking Strider waltzes up to the table with a forced smile on his face and a black apron around his waist.

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