Sophie Blanchard (1778-1819) was the first female balloonist in the world. She made more than 60 ascents in hot air balloons, and was given the title of “Aeronaut of Official Festivals” by Napoleon Bonaparte.

She made her first ascent in 1804, and even though she was not the first woman to ride in a hot air balloon, she was the first to pilot one on her own, and to make a career out of it. She continued to perform remarkable stunts – such as crossing the Alps in a balloon – until her death in an accident in 1819.

TalesFromYourServer: "I seated myself, so I want your employee discount!"

I am a hostess at a family restaurant and met this lovely lady during my shift today.

Me: welcome to (restaurant name)! How are you today?

Lady: cold proceeds to walk past the host stand to seat herself

I’ve dealt with these kind of people before, so I internally sighed and followed behind with her silverware and menu. It was a really slow day so I wasn’t in a rush to seat her. First the lady sat down on a 4-top in front of the fireplace, mumbled that it was too hot and moved to a window seat. She mumbled again that she felt cold air and moved to another table, and so on and so on. She probably “tested” out five different tables. The servers were watching us with amusement. Finally the lady settled down in a corner table and as I was setting down her things, she started reciting her order.

Lady: coffee, grilled chicken tenders, lima beans, coleslaw, fries.

Me: I apologize ma'am, I’m just a hostess, but I’m more than happy to grab your coffee while your server takes your order.

cue an awkward silence

Lady: what the hell is a HOSTER

Me: I greet customers at the door and seat them to their tables.

Lady: I just did that MYSELF. My tax dollars are paying for you to do something I did?! I want your employee discount.

I started chuckling thinking she was kidding. Then it hit me. She wasn’t joking around.

I was completely stunned and mumbled some kind of apology and got my manager. I could hear them bickering and then I heard this gem.

Manager: ma'am, if you would like an employee discount, feel free to fill out an application and maybe you’ll get one IF you’re hired. If you can work 6 hour shifts 5 days a week and attend college at the same time (my situation), then you are more than free to use the employee discount. Unless you have an actual complaint, don’t harass my hostess.

The lady was speechless. She mumbled something about how immigrants are ruining America (I’m Asian and the manager is Hispanic), ordered her food, complained to the server, and left.

Working in the food industry is draining, but hearing your manager stand up for you is absolutely priceless.

(I apologize for any spelling and grammatical errors, it was a long day)

By: shinethedog


Every year on Arizona’s birthday (after the birthday party fiasco) she wakes up to a single cupcake and a hot cup of coffee on her nightstand (and usually a small present too, which she’ll admit makes her smile despite always insisting she doesn’t need it.)

Callie doesn’t mention a thing, just kisses her when she makes her way to the kitchen and whispers “I love you” into her ear, and to Arizona – it is the perfect way to not-celebrate.

(Once they have Sofia and she’s old enough to understand birthdays, though, Arizona completely gives in and lets her girls make a – small – fuss about the day.)

man: hi
me: Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl. Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl.

anonymous asked:

Omg gloria is one of my favorite Katie characters. I love how she just wanted to wear pants and shoot people! Also being taken seriously because she was the best. I have watched the scene when they're eating the birthday cake way too many times, she's just so funny in that scene eating cake with the spoon backwards, I love her. I hope you do more gifs of her in the future because there's never too many gifs.

She has jumped toward the top of the list for me too. Hahaha wear pants and shoot people. That’s it. That’s what she wanted. She was so excited to just throw on some jeans, kick ass, and show everyone up. She knew she looked hot doing it.

There weren’t enough gifs at all! Every time I had to use her in an analysis I got frustrated because I needed more!! Now I can just open the gif menu and *gasp*

Originally posted by lena-lipbite-luthor

^That’s mine!! Wonderful 😉 More to come most likely. I just can’t get enough of her.

anonymous asked:

I feel that if Dash was caught, or at least questioned because of suspicions, she'd try to flirt with AJ too. Just fail miserably in the process because she's so bad at it (and not because AJ isn't receptive. Just.. in a pitying fashion at that point)

Alright it’s official: everyone has the hots for the inspector!

Is she flirting or testing how screwed she would be in a fight? Probably both ewe