service in the morning :)

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Sugar, We’re Going Down by sunsetmog and anonymous (Nick/Louis, chapter 1/5, 25k of ~125k)

At 37, Nick has everything he could possibly want in life: huge success in business, a Bachelor of the Year award hanging in his toilet, piles of money, and a rather odd little habit of visiting a cafe with terrible service on his way into the office every morning.

Piles more content notes through at AO3, but do send me an ask if you have any questions. Key tags: sugar daddy / daddy kink / age difference / rl au. The draft is pretty much complete as it’s been written a LONG TIME (2014) but I’ll editing and posting over the next week or two weeks dependent on time/betas. 

Sugar, We’re Going Down

Planned to go to a church service this morning. The church has a woman pastor, ordained a gay man, and seems pretty diverse and accepting (not just tolerant/indifferent) of LGBT people. I woke up with a migraine, so I can’t go. It’s feeling mostly better, but the migraine medication(s) tend to make me dizzy and nauseous, so I didn’t want to risk making things worse. My parents are going, so at least they can tell me how it is. I just find it frustrating when I actually wake up early and make plans, and my body keeps me from doing things. I’m trying to not let it mess with my mood, though.

Wishing you all a restful day. Feel free to reply with what you’re doing today/how you feel today. 💜

Life Update

It’s been a while since I’ve moaned/complained/bitched on here, so for anyone who’s interested here’s a quick life update:

I quit the soul-destroying customer service job that was killing me. My mental health got to a point where I just couldn’t do it anymore. So I handed in my notice, said my goodbyes and took a big old plunge into unemployment.

I’ve had a full week of no work, which would have been a good stress detox if it weren’t for the manflu PLAGUE I’ve been suffering. But now that that’s subsiding, things are looking up.

I’m going to look for a part time job that’ll let me do data entry/office work/anything BUT customer service in the mornings, freeing my evenings up entirely. I want to write more. I want to focus on my podcast. I want to maybe take an evening course sometime.

I really think this is the big life change I’ve needed for the past year or so. And I think I’m going to be happier and healthier all round, though I’ll certainly be poorer to start with.

So, here goes. Operation Save my Mental Health is underway and I have cautiously high hopes that I’m going to feel 100% better by the end of the year.

2017 was about surviving. I’m going to work to make 2018 my year to start living again.

A purple and pink winter sunrise paints the sky at Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. It’s a scene Charles M. Russell would have enjoyed. The refuge was named in recognition of this colorful western artist who often portrayed the refuge’s landscape in his paintings. Along with the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife, the refuge boasts a fantastic history that includes mountain men, Native Americans and dinosaurs. Photo by Mary Jo Hill, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

In case you're wondering how Mexico is doing:

We’re in panic. Our coin went from 18 to 21.50 a dollar (and will probably reach 22.50), our products and services will be more expensive by the morning. No one will want to invest here. We’re humiliated, we were called rapists and apparently you agree. We’re threatened to be separated by a wall… Do you have idea how many millions of families will be separated? How many children will see their parents being deported? The violence migrants will receive? Old and young, we have our heads down, we don’t know what to expect. But thanks for making it clear, one more time, how hated we are for most of you.

huffingtonpost.com
Meet your homophobic, transphobic new health secretary, Tom Price
"Price’s hateful record on LGBTQ issues shows that he lacks an understanding of basic human rights and dignity," GLAAD's president said.

Apparently I’m going to spend every morning from now on introducing you to the newest member of the Cabinet From Hell. Sorry. 

Tom Price was confirmed early this morning as Secretary of Health and Human Services. That means he’ll be the one in charge of one of Trump’s top political priorities: dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Oh, and he’s also vehemently anti-LGBT, but I’m sure you could have guessed that. Highlights:

  • He co-sponsored a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality
  • He voted against a bill to ban hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
  • He voted against a bill to protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination 
  • He called Obama’s guidelines supporting transgender students using gender-affirming bathrooms “absurd”
  • He supported the re-hiring of an Atlanta fire chief who lost his job after “employees received copies of his self-published book, which equated homosexuality with pedophilia and bestiality”
  • He appeared on a conference call with a rabbi who claims Hurricane Sandy was “divine punishment” for marriage equality and seemed to empathize with (or at least entertain) that position
  • He opposed LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying legislation 
  • He has said that LGBT rights are harmful to the medical and economic world

He’s also anti-choice, because of course he is. And let’s not forget that by nature of opposing the Affordable Care Act, he’s also working to overturn the part of the law that protects LGBT people from discrimination in healthcare. Those protections include trans people no longer being legally turned away from insurance coverage for the “pre-existing condition” of being trans. 

Whatever the Republicans “replace” the ACA with – if they do – could bring back the LGBT nondiscrimination protections, but the way this administration is going, it doesn’t look likely. I wish the news was better, y’all. I really do.

Just outside of Washington, D.C., in Virginia, Great Falls Park is the perfect place to get some exercise. There’s hiking, biking, fishing, climbing and boating opportunities. But, however fast you’re moving, the stunning view of the Potomac River crashing over the falls will stop you in your tracks. Photo courtesy of Jose Torres.

Surrounded by farmland and development, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana is critical habitat for the diverse wildlife that call the area home. The grasslands, forests and wetlands of the refuge support animals from otters and deer to a wide variety of birds. Fall is a great time to see waterfowl or catch a sunrise over one of the refuge’s lakes. Photo by D. Stanley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

‘Hey baby, Papa’s coming back from his roadie tonight!’



When Jack and Bitty came out, Bitty met some trouble when he left the house alone. And then he got a dog.

(She runs with Jack in the mornings, is trained to be a service dog for their anxiety, and is COMPLETELY devoted to Bitty. She sleeps on Jack’s side of the bed when he’s away. The neckerchief and tie are made from Jack’s old flannel when it ripped.)

(I think she gets bigger than this. She reminds Bitty of Ransom and Holster.)

There’s something interesting around every turn at Badlands National Park in South Dakota. You’ll see colorful rock formations, a mind-blowing collection of fossils, wildlife like bighorn sheep, bison and prairie dogs, and sunrises that will inspire you. In sunlight or snow, the park’s 244,000 acres offer a tempting reason for you to get outside and explore. Photo by National Park Service.

keep practicing, kids, because some day you’ll be in an ensemble with that kid you used to look up to and realize you’re keeping up just fine. 

Miscellaneous

* =NSFW/NSFW(ish)

Stranger Things

Family - by @phalangewrites  ~ Hopper (+ El)

* NSFW Alphabet - by @chief-of-my-heart ~ Hopper

 A Cold One For Benny - ^^^ ~ Hopper

* Phone Sex - ^^^ ~ Hopper

The Way to a Man’s Heart: Donuts - ^^^ ~ Hopper

* Stay - ^^^ ~ Hopper

It’s Too Cold to Leave - by @robothumpycamel Hopper

Sunday - by @bubble-tea-bunny ~ Hopper

Giving Steve A Gift - by @imamotherfuckingstar-lord ~ Steve

Criminal Minds

The Most Magical Place on Earth - by @omg-imagine ~ Hotch (+ Jack)

Pranksters - by @kaunis-sielu ~ Hotch

Personal Matter - by @better-than-waking-up ~ Emily

NCIS
I Love You - by @lucifersagents ~ Gibbs

Be Mine? - by @psychadelickate ~ Gibbs

Stargazing - by @spaceemonkeyyxd ~ Gibbs

The Walking Dead

* Sweater Weather - by @thranduilsperkybutt ~ Negan

Spending Time With Father Gabriel - ^^^ ~ Gabriel

Holding Your Child For the First Time - ^^^ ~  Simon

Clean Up - by @lucifers-trash-stash ~ Merle

* Morning After - by @yondu-gonna-do-about-it ~ Merle

* A Cure For Boredom - ^^^ ~ Merle 

* Bang Bang - ^^^ ~ Merle

* Ice Cold - ^^^ ~ Merle

* Warmth - ^^^ ~ Merle

* NSFW Alphabet - by @underratedcharactersimagines ~ Rick

* NSFW Alphabet - ^^^ ~ Gabriel

* NSFW Alphabet - ^^^ ~ Negan

Touch Starved - ^^^ ~ Merle

Being Gentle With You - ^^^ ~ Merle

* Laundry Day - by @multi-villain-imagines ~ Merle

Calling for Rick in Your Sleep - by @thewalkingdead-imagine ~ Rick

Jealous - by @thewalkingdead-imagines ~ Negan

Making Out  - ^^^ ~ Daryl

It’s All Coming Back to Me - by @thewalkingdeadimaginings ~ Abraham

How You Met - by @brrahbrrahcharacterimagines ~ Preference

Star Trek

* An Ode to Small Victories - by @outside-the-government ~ Bones

Follower Ficlet 17 - ^^^ ~ Bones

Falling Part 1  Part 2- by @annathewitch  ~ Bones

Seeing You - by @writingsformuse ~ Bones

Third Time’s The Charm - ^^^ ~ Bones

The Wooing of Leonard McCoy Part 1 Part 2 Epilogue  - by @janeykath318 ~ Bones

* Starships - by @youre-on-a-starship ~ Scotty

* Lazy Morning - by @wickedsingularity ~ Bones

* Self Service - by @trade-baby-blues ~ Bones

When The Day Met The Night - by @blueoftheenterprise ~ Spock

Giggles - by @bugalouie ~ Bones

Sons of Anarchy

Ride or Die - by @tigtragerlover Happy

Paint - by @redwood-writer ~ Happy

Hide & Seek & Slushes - ^^^ ~ Juice

Homecoming Surprise - by @juiceboxxortiz ~ Juice

Untitled - by @samcroimagine ~ Jax

Falling Asleep on Him - by @underratedcharactersimagines ~ Chibs

Hidden - by @imaginesofwonder ~ Happy

Luna - by @velvetxtrager ~ Jax

* Back to the Start - by @middle–fingering ~ Juice

Send Them A Picture of Your Kid - ^^^ ~ Preference

Dating Headcanons - by @the-bat-writes-imagines ~ Juice

* NSFW Alphabet - by @jaaxsoadeaanspn ~ Happy

* Sinful Sunday - by @kittenofdoomage ~ Jax

Supernatural

* Sinful Sunday - by @kittenofdoomage ~ Crowley

* Sinful Sunday - ^^^ ~ Dean

* Sinful Sunday - ^^^ ~ Castiel

Lovesick - by @lucifersagents ~ Lucifer

Game of Thrones

Jon Giving You Orders - by @imamotherfuckingstar-lord ~ Jon

Size Kink - by @underratedcharactersimagines ~ Khal Drogo

They Learn They Are Going to be a Father - ^^^ ~ Preference

* Untitled - by @thedirtygotconfessions ~ Sandor

Touch Starved - ^^^ ~ Roose

Kingsman

Flirting - by @underratedcharactersimagines  ~ Merlin

Falling Asleep on Eggsy - ^^^ ~ Eggsy

Secretly Dating - ^^^ ~ Harry

Possessive - ^^^ ~ Harry

Sexually Frustrated - ^^^ ~ Merlin

Sweet Love - by @sanjariti ~ Eggsy

Wonder Woman

Needing to Kiss to Hide From the Bad Guys- by @imagine-upon-a-star ~ Steve


Previous Lists: Marvel | Miscellaneous | Star Trek (Now part of Miscellaneous)

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features, and provides visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities including hunting, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, horseback riding and whitewater paddling. This time of year, you can also enjoy the stunning fall colors. Photo by National Park Service.

Today marks the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. With over 23,000 combined casualties suffered by both the Union and Confederate armies, it remains the bloodiest day in American history. It’s hard to imagine the horror that ravaged this Maryland community when you walk the now peaceful fields of Antietam National Battlefield. Photo by National Park Service.