service in the morning :)

anyway i’m visiting camp tomorrow and i’ll be there for shabbos in my favorite place in the world and i’ll get to be at shira and kabbalat shabbat and shabbat morning services and i’m incredibly excited so hopefully that improves my mood bc my brain is hell atm lol

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.

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.

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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.

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New Orleans church window shattered 2 days after it hosted transgender town hall

  • Only two days after hosting a town hall to address violence against transgender people, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans was vandalized.
  • According to a post on the church’s Facebook page, someone threw a brick through a stained-glass window during a service Sunday morning.
  • “We think it might be in reaction to the town hall meeting we hosted on Friday afternoon, organized by Transitions Louisiana, on violence against transgender people,” the post read.
  • The church has several other ties to LGBTQ communities. It is a venue for LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theatre, which posted a message of support to the church on Facebook.
  • “At this time, we do not have evidence that would link the simple criminal damage to property incident today with Friday’s [town hall],” the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Read more (3/13/17 4:06 PM)

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. 

Located in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge serves as an important resting, feeding and nesting ground for migratory birds along the Atlantic Flyway. With almost 10,000 acres to explore, visitors can enjoy bird watching, fishing, boating, hiking and photography while learning about wildlife and the environment. Photo by Doug Racine, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Public Service Announcement!

Good morning (for me anyway) my lovely followers!

Do you (like me) have a hard time replacing the “Y/N” in reader insert fics with your own name? When you’re reading, in your head do you say “Y/N” instead of Mimi or Sue or Jane or “insert name here?” I know for some people, this takes away from the experience of reading reader insert fiction.

Now, I know there is code that can be added to fics to change the Y/N to your name. I used it a few times in earlier fics. But, as an author, I don’t care for it, because if I edit the fic in anyway, you have to re-insert the code. And trust me, I edit my stuff all the time (mistakes, add links to more chapters, stuff like that).

So, thanks to a message I received this morning, I went on a search for an extension on Google Chrome to alleviate this problem. Because I was pretty sure I had heard of one. And I found it.

It’s called InteractiveFics. 

Add the extension, type in the name you want to replace and viola, IT WORKS. I tried it with one of my own fics and sure enough, Dean was doing all sorts of fun stuff with Mimi. Not Y/N, Mimi. //insert very happy grin// In fact, it works so well, I had to deactivate it to type this post because it kept changing “Y/N” to “Mimi.”

You can also ask it to replace something other than Y/N should you need to do so (I have not tested this feature). 

Now, I only use Google Chrome, so I cannot attest to whether or not it is available for other browsers. I did check the App Store on my iPhone for it and I couldn’t find anything, so if you read on your phone, you may not be able to find it. If you do find anything, please let me now and I’ll edit this post to add it.

I wanted to pass on this info, I hope you guys find it helpful.    

working in a grocery store is rly frickin weird. some days it’s normal and nothing strange happens, and all is calm until the periodic rush hours.

but then

some days the first person who comes through your lane when you get there is a man in a top hat with a fancy vest, buying a single can of dog food.

some days people ask for their groceries to be double paper bagged, and for those to be put in double plastic bags (the stupidest thing omg) and your coworker just has to do it and then just kinda look over at you when the lady is gone and say “wtf”

some days someone comes in and buys a concerning amount of alcohol and you just have to roll with it.

some days there is a small child who whistles through the entire store, through the entire time his mom is checking out, and proceeds to whistle even as they walk out into the parking lot.

some days all of these things all happen at once and it’s just like what

I’m reading all of those crazy customers’ stories from US and I wish those customers came to Poland and be served by an older cashier, who lived in Poland in times of communism. Hooooo boi, what a shock would that be!

Carts: all carts require a coin and you have to put the cart back to get back your coin –> no mess with carts. 

All cashiers are sitting down. No one would like to stand for hours if they can sit! Sitting down makes you look lazy?? Crazy idea.

No small talk: the general rule is you come to the store to exchange money for goods, not to make friends. Of course you can make a small talk, but it’s not a part of the customer service. My usual transactions look like this:
cashier: Good morning *starts scanning*
customer: Good morning *starts bagging items*
cashier: your total is…
customer: *hands cash/shows card to indicate that I’ll be paying by card*
cashier: *gives change and receipt* Thank you, good bye
customer: Thank you, good bye

No baggers. Even in the poshest of the supermarkets. When I was a kid the bags were free, but now we’re environmentally conscious  and customers have to bring their own bags. If they don’t have them, they can purchase the bags and customers bag their own purchases.

And why an older cashier? In times of communism the cashier had all the power and could do as they pleased, so sometimes older people still work in said mindset, so they can even be rude (well, not rude, but doesn’t make an effort kind of dismissive?) to the customers and everyone rolls with that. But what if someone complains about them you ask? Well, no one will! I wouldn’t even know where to start, lol. If you asked for the manager, the manager would stand by the store’s policy, no mater what kind of a tantrum the customer is throwing and maybe even ask the security to escort them out? (later all of the staff would have a good laugh about this).
I’m talking here about invalid complaints, when it’s customers fault.

Let’s say the customer wants something against the store’s policy/makes a mistake and cashier doesn’t grant their ridiculous demand, and said customer is very displeased. The manager stands by the cashier, and later the customer sends some kind of official complain to the corporate. IF the letter doesn’t get lost, the customer will get a dismissive answer about how their complaint is invalid.

But, the best thing is - this doesn’t happen. Customers know that if a cashier says “no, that’s not possible (explanation why, not always super polite)” then that’s it, and there’s no sense in arguing.

Some of the stores that are big international corporates (think fruit electronics) or from US, work in American system and complaints affect the employees, so I guess they have to give in to ridiculous demands and have to be always super polite.

My point is: US cashiers would have it so good here! (Unless they enjoy small talk)

Winterhawk Mini Bang

Here it is folks all the works from the minibang! All the fics have art accompanying them. Take a look through these works and give the authors and artists some love. Please remember to check the archive warnings and be sure to read all the tags before you start reading.

Standby (T) Words: 2,387 by @mollynoble

Tags: AU - Modern Setting, Veteran Bucky, Veteran Clint, brief mention - anxitey

Clint and Bucky meet when they become trapped in an elevator. Clint is an idiot, but Bucky likes him anyways.

[Art] by @torii-storii

birdboy and grumpycat17 (T) Words: 2,020 by @varilia

Tags: Friends to Lovers, Interplanetary Travel, “The Space Between Us” AU

Clint was born on Mars. Only, like, two people on Earth know that, and his best– only– friend, James, is not one of them. When given the opportunity to visit Earth, and therefore James, Clint is eager to tell James the truth: about where he’s from, and the fluttery feelings that he gets whenever talking to James.

[Art] by @sian1359

Americana is for Lovers (M) Words: 8,232 by @ccbytheseashore

Tags: road trips, americana, sexual content, developing relationships, getting together

Please tell me you are still alive, read Steve’s text.
In Virginia, Bucky replied.
The hell are you doing in Virginia?
Would you believe me if I said trying to find a foam sculpture of Stonehenge?
Tony said to make sure his car comes back in once piece. Please don’t shoot each other.

Clint and Bucky set off on an adventure to find an infamous work of Americana history, but find literally everything else (including love, and a Magic Fingers) instead.

[Art] by @bvckyboy

My Depths for You (M) Words: 7,287 by @shellsxo

Tags: Domestic Fluff; Domestic!Bucky; Domestic!Clint; Anniversary

Somewhere down the line, Bucky Barnes had become the sun, and Clint’s life had begun revolving around him. Neither had expected their feelings to become so strong, to grow in strength or in depth. But it had.

Lilac Alstroemeria Aster (T) Words: 7,303 by @jenjo93

Tags: No powers AU. Bucky works at a flower shop; Clint is a human disaster by day, vigilante by night

On the surface, Clint Barton shares nothing with Bucky Grant, the cute florist he helped save from thieves. Bucky has a business, owns more than one outfit, and looks to have a stable life. Worlds away from Clint’s drama-filled past. Bucky being kidnapped reminds Clint why he doesn’t put his heart on the line anymore.

[Art] by PlaidHunters

Edge of our Hope (T) Words: 5,956 by @punxbarton

Tags: Pacific Rim AU, mention of past character death, mention of past loss of limb

Nobody wonders whether Clint and Bucky are drift compatible. They clearly are. Which is the problem, since Clint already has a drift partner, and Bucky can’t ever pilot again. Well, it’s the problem for some people. Not for them. Never for them.

[Art] by @bizrreer

Still Breathing (T) Words: 8,241 by @victorianbreaker

Tags: Canon-typical Violence, vague Mentions of suicidal thoughts, blood

Clint just wanted to get away. He didn’t want to hurt any one. But he keeps seeing blue…I dodged a bullet and I walked across a landmine / Oh, I’m still alive / Am I bleeding am I bleeding from the storm? / Just shine a light into the wreckage, so far away, away…‘Cause I’m still breathing / 'Cause I’m still breathing on my own / My head’s above the rain and roses / Making my way away / My way to you

[Art] by @theassassinhawk

Not Such a Risk (M) Words: 3,311 by @aw-hawkeye-no

Tags: Dom/Sub, Bondage, dom!Clint, sub!Steve, Sub!Bucky

“Buck, I gotta ask – are you here of your own free will, or did Clint kidnap you and force you to watch Dog Cops?” Steve smirked as he glanced from Bucky to Clint.“Hey!” Clint objected just as Bucky said, “Bit of column A, bit of column B.”Clint huffed indignantly. “As I remember it, I was minding my own business when you barged in here and started questioning my eating habits.”

Or, Clint has been acting as Steve’s and Bucky’s dom for weeks now, but the three of them have never done a scene together.

[Art](nsfw)by @xbittenx

Save Me. (T) Words: 4,867 by @hodginsismylife

Tags:  Not Captain America: The Winter Soldier Compliant, Swearing, Canon-Typical Violence.

Clint Barton just wanted an easy recovery after being braiwashed, he didn’t want to be kidnaped by HYDRA, he didn’t ask for any of this.

[Art] by @marvel-4-life

How to Mate Your Cyborg (G) Words: 2,092 by @nightshadezombie

Bucky and Hagrid spend every Tuesday and Thursday morning at the Midnight Roast, studying and sampling Wade’s questionable baked goods. And maybe pining over Wade’s Other Favorite Cyborg. BTW, Wade totally ships it, guys.

[Art] by fitzz106

 The deals you  made (T) Words: 6,321 by @aijja

Tags: Canon-Typical Violence, Implied/Referenced Torture, AU-Canon Divergence, Fae & Mythical Beings

Bucky is ten when he meets a boy who helps him win a prize for Steve. There’s handshake to agree to a contract, due sometime in the future. They never meet again. Or at least, Bucky doesn’t remember it.

AKA. Don’t make deals with people who appear from thin air.

[Art] by @sian1359

Through the Streets of Long Gone Dreams (T) Words: 10,937 by @rivulet027

Tags: Nightmares, PTSD, Recovering Memories

Bucky’s having trouble sleeping until Lucky decides to adopt him. Now Bucky isn’t sure if he’s sleeping better because of a dog or the archer that comes with the dog.

[Art] by @placna

This Is Where We Start Again (G) Words: 3,377 by @jeminamoonnight

Tags: Kidfic, Accidental baby acquisition, body dysphoria, deaf!Clint

When Clint brings home a baby and wants to keep her, Bucky must confront his  lingering body issues and whether or not he’s ready for the challenges of parenthood. 

[Art] by @fee-does-band-art

Empyrean (T) Words: 2,694 by @icantseemtomiss

Tags: Minor violence, mentions of past abuse. Alternate Universe- Greek,Mythology.

There’s plenty of things you get taught how to handle; like your pet hamster dying, or your girlfriend breaking up with you. But no-one ever teaches you how to handle the Greek god, Apollo, attaching himself to your soul.

[Art] by @pathulu

I Slept With An Assassin and Now I Have Feelings (T) Words: 3,911 by @useless-empty-brain

Tags: Canon-Typical Violence, mentions of brainwashing, getting together.

Years ago Clint and the Winter Soldier are given the same target and meet. Instead of eliminating the competition, the Soldier is intrigued by the disaster who beat him to the target. Through years of mind wipes disjointed images of blond and arrows keep coming back. When he breaks the mind control permanently, he wants to find Steve and the guy who kept sneaking around Hydra’s mind wipes.

[Art] by @mariana-oconnor

Like That Counting Crows Song (T) Words: 4,643 by @madetobeworthy

Tags: No Warnings, fluff, mutual healing, slow burn but it forgot to be slow

Clint’s life is a series of unfortunate events that somehow peaked at his apartment getting blown up. Bucky doesn’t really want to get caught up in his mess, but it’s hard to avoid the homeless guy sleeping on your couch when all you want to do is watch Netflix.

[Art] by @girlouttaplace

Springfield (T) Words: 1,779 by @precise-desolation

Tags: Slow build, Service dogs, PTSD

There was a man who walked  his dog every morning in the park where Clint went for his run.  Of course, Clint knew that was perfectly normal.  It was the dog’s service animal vest that caught his attention.  He had the guy figured for ex-military, he just hadn’t figured him for the Winter Soldier, the ghost sniper.  Or, well, former Winter Soldier.  It was a spur of the moment decision to buy the guy a coffee from the stand they both frequented.  He had wanted to ask about the dog.  He didn’t expect that it would become anything more.

[Art] by @mollynoble

Words Left Unsaid (M) Words: 2,067 by @i-will-always-kneel-for-smut

Tags: Swearing, Not Captain America: Civil War (Movie) Compliant, Not Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie) Compliant

Clint agreed to an afternoon sparring session with Natasha. Little did he know that by the end of the day he’d be responsible for a former Hydra agent…and one of Steve Rogers oldest friends.

[Art] by @meesedraw

The Barton-Barnes shelter of abandoned animals (G) Words: 1,960 by @asamandra

Tags: barton farm, clint and his strays

For once it’s not Clint who brings in another stray… and Clint is not amused when he finds out what kind of stray it is.

[Art] by @aw-hawkeye-no

As Lucky Would Have It. (T) Words: 6,698 by @dapperanachronism

Tags: Fluff, Angst, Get-Together, Anxiety, Lucky is the best dog,

He tells himself a lot of things. Things like he’s not a burden, things like he’s getting better, things like he’s awake in the middle of the night by choice, just because he enjoys prowling around the tower at night when it’s quiet. It’s the truth, if not the whole truth. What is also the truth is how much he enjoys finding Clint curled up on the living room floor next to a scruffy dog that Bucky knows doesn’t live in the tower with them.

[Art] by @placna

Just a Fool (Whose Luck Has Turned) (E) Words: 4,965 by @words-aremy-weapons

Tags:  Second-hand embarrassment

Clint makes a fool of himself over the comms during a mission, going into vivid detail of everything he feels for Barnes. Embarrassment makes him hide away, until Barnes forces him to come clean about everything.

[Art] by  PlaidHunters

Strike at the Heart of (T) Words: 20,528 by @captn-sara-holmes

Tags: Canon Divergence - Post-Avengers (2012), Clint Barton Feels, Everyone Has Issues, unhealthy platonic relationships, Trust Issues, Emotional Manipulation, Angst and Humor, BAMF Clint Barton, Mind Games. Mind Control, Yasha, STRIKE!Clint, Clint is actually fine, psychological evaluations are not for everyone

The Avengers think he’s traumatized, Fury thinks he needs a break, Natasha wants him to recover. Well, screw those guys. Clint is going to go and make some new friends that appreciate how badass and competent and not-messed-up-after-Loki he is. It goes great, until it doesn’t.

[Art] by @cratercreator

The Broken and The Brave (T) Words: 5,892 by @somnambulist-x

Clint Barton is acquitted after killing the Hulk.No, after killing Bruce Banner.After killing his friend.And Bucky could understand Barton’s next move and as the archer left the city and drove west in his disastrous Dodge Challenger, Bucky grabbed his backpack, hopped on his bike and followed him.He wasn’t going to stop Barton, he wasn’t going to catch him and bring him back…He was simply going with.

[Art] by @mollynoble

5 Times an archer walked into a bar (And one time the bar came to him) (T) Words: 1,553 by @adamsgirl42

Twist on the film "He’s just not that into you”

[Art] by @bizrreer

Dog Cops, Pickpockets, and Love, Oh my! (E) Words:3,634 by PlaidHunter

Tags: sex, blow jobs, rimming, cute dog cops, star wars

“I stole your wallet because I was desperate for money a few years ago and I’ve finally gotten my life under control but the guilt hasn’t left me because you looked like a really sweet person so I went to the address on your driver’s license to return it and apologize but when you answered the door you took one look at me and shouted, “YOU!” and punched me in the face!“

[Art] by @fadesealcat

Five dates Bucky didn’t realize he went on, and the one he planned himself (T) Words: 11,750 by @redsector-a

Tags: Oblivious Bucky, Slow Build Romance, Bucky Feels, Clint is a good boyfriend (even when Bucky doesn’t know he’s his boyfriend), Steve Rogers is a Good Bro, Fluff

To say that Bucky was surprised when Clint kissed him was an understatement. But it was nothing compared to the shock he felt when he learned they’d been dating for months without him realizing it. Clint gets whisked away for a mission before they have time to talk and Bucky is left to figure things out on his own - hindsight being 20/20 he can’t help but wonder how he missed things the first go around.

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Signs Of Hope At Oroville Dam, After Overflow Sparked Large Evacuation Sunday
Lake Oroville's water level has finally dropped below its record high, after residents scrambled to comply with an evacuation order Sunday.

The area around a huge dam at California’s second-largest reservoir is in a state of emergency, with some 180,000 residents ordered to evacuate the area Sunday out of fears that part of Oroville Dam could fail. A glimmer of hope arrived late Sunday night, when officials said water had finally stopped pouring over the dam’s emergency spillway.

The secondary spillway was in use because the main spillway had developed a huge hole, stressed by the need to release water accumulated from California’s wet winter — and brought to a new crisis point by last week’s heavy rains.

“So the lake rose 50 feet in just a few days,” Dan Brekke of member station KQED tells Morning Edition, “and got up to this emergency spillway which had never been used since the dam went into service in 1968. And on Saturday morning, it began pouring over there.”

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Jay Z confirms what the internet already knew: ‘4:44’ is his next album and it’s coming very soon

  • It took the internet approximately no time at all to figure out what was behind the mysterious “4:44” campaign.
  • Coding sleuths at Kanye to the People found traces of Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal in the web code. Instagram posts from producers Swizz Beats and Zaytoven confirmed Brooklyn’s finest was in the studio. 
  • Sunday, the news was made official: Jay Z has a new album on the way, and it’s coming on June 30.
  • The rapper — and father of newborn twins — shared the announcement via a new commercial on his Tidal streaming service, as Sunday ticked over to midnight Monday morning. Read more (6/19/17)

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anonymous asked:

I died. What would have happened if Viktor stayed and ordered room service instead of leaving to get coffee?

Would Yuuri have stayed to talk to Viktor after their first night together if Viktor had still been there when he woke up or asked him to stay when he brought coffee/tea?

thank you for the new chapter! it was a delight to read! and im also kind of curious do you have any idea on how the story wouldve turned out had victor gotten back before yuuri woke up/ordered room service/left a gosh dang note?

How would things have gone if the morning after instead of running out for coffee Viktor had stayed in the room and idk been a complete irredeemable sap and admired Yuuri’s sleeping face or sth until Yuuri woke up?

FUCK. FUCK. that last chapter was WAY more painful than i thought it would be. kaz please tell me what would have happened if yuuri HADN’T waken up and victor was able to get the drinks back and talk to yuuri after??? would everything be a LOT better??? would things still be the same in the long run???? would things have gotten worse???? PLEASE TELL ME

I’m not blaming Viktor - but how different would things have been if he didn’t go out to get coffee? I feel like that was kind of a bone-headed move on Viktor’s part. “Hey, this guy always interprets what I do TOTALLY WRONG AND FOR THE WORST so I’m just going to risk letting him wake up alone in my room. That’s going to go over great…” I mean… I would have probably read it like Yuuri did to be fair. Leave a note! Something! Great as always tho. :) If I didn’t know it ended well, I’d be dead.


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If Viktor hadn’t gone out for coffee/had slept in longer then they would have talked. The idea behind the coffee/tea was he wanted some kind of peace offering and goodwill gesture to start the whole conversation on the right tone. But just like with the waltzing the night before, he thinks of an idea and just runs with it, without really thinking it all the way through. So it was a good plan but he got excited and was in a rush and almost left the hotel room without his wallet which also meant that he completely forgot about leaving a note. And then Yuuri took it as a sign that Viktor expected him to leave/wanted him gone and by the time Viktor got back he was feeling awkward and embarrassed and very stuck in the mindset that Viktor must not want him there anymore. Which, to be fair on him, is quite reasonable if after (what he was assuming was) a one night stand you wake up alone with no note. 

If Viktor hadn’t left he wouldn’t have had the desire to just rush out, he was actually being kind of affectionate and cuddly the night before after they finished. He still would have felt a lot of animosity towards Viktor but his walls would be a lot less guarded and if Viktor had asked, just like in chapter 12, there would be no way for him to avoid the conversation. So he would end up telling Viktor then and there why he hates him so much and the whole story would be very different