stranger's advice

The first time the gang takes a ride in a hot air balloon, it’s a breezy summer day and the blue skies are streaked with cirrus clouds, perfect for the culmination of months of planning and saving. They crowd into the basket and wave for Jonathan’s pre-takeoff photo op. As the balloon lifts off, Dustin starts in with his most enthusiastic rendition of “Gonna Fly Now”. Nobody minds this because it’s a change from his endless refrain of “Up Up and Away” on the drive up.
Once they’re in the air, Lucas muses out loud what it’d be like to spit over the edge. Dustin shuts the idea down with a “That’s disgusting,” as Max slugs Lucas in the arm to drive the point home. (“Thank you, Max.” “No problem.”) They spend the next few hours playing I Spy and debating the merits of a hot air balloon as a getaway vehicle (Lucas maintains that a plane would be a better, faster option, while Max just asks why they wouldn’t just use a car?).
Will divides his time between politely asking the pilot questions about what it’s like piloting a hot air balloon everyday and trying to unnecessarily memorize all the scenery floating by for future drawings.
I say unnecessarily because El brought Jonathan’s old camera, last week’s birthday gift, and when she’s not gazing in awe at the views, she’s immortalizing them in photographs.
Mike is also trying to memorize the scenery, but he’s more focused on the kind with awestruck brown eyes and curly brown hair who keeps grabbing his hand and smiling that beautiful smile.
The excursion ends with Jonathan and Nancy returning from their drive and taking the kids to a pancake house, where they all stuff themselves with the fluffy flat pieces of heaven and their mapley toppings of glory, all to sleep off on the drive home (during which Lucas drowsily hums “Up Up and Away” before nodding off).

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Everyone thinks that when lesbians do daygame it will fail, but when we do, it’s magnificent.

Tips for everyone:

It helps to have a goal and to be productive. Sure, you can be creepy and approach in one area like a mall salesman. Also, owners of stores will notice if you loiter too much in front of their shops. It really motivates me to have a bunch of little errands planned out to help motivate me. This prevents burnout. And if I end a day with a few flakey numbers or no fish, at least I got my grocery shopping done and picked up the newest Stephen King novel from the bookstore I approached at.

Try to pick up in places that are highly populated. Malls or big plazas work best. Once again, try not to frequent too much or you may be banned from the area.

Do You. Dress well, shower, and eat before you go out.

Breathe and take the plunge.

Rejection happens, deal with it.

Openers for women to use on women: compliments are ok

Openers for men to use on women: if you’re new at this I’d avoid compliments and choose an opinion opener, directions, etc.

My brain in a nutshell
  • Brain: *Normal stuff*
  • Brain: PHAN PHAN PHAN PHAN PHAN PHAN PHAN PHAN PHAN PHAN PHAN
  • Brain: You must have that fan on at night
  • Brain: HOT PEOPLE
  • Brain: *boring lectures repeating themselves*
  • Brain: What if your whole family died
  • Brain: DESTIEL IS REAL DESTIEL IS REAL
  • Brain: Stab yourself? With that knife?
  • Brain: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Brain: *seagull noises*
  • Brain: Everyone you love will die and so will you and you will be forgotten like you never existed and you make so many mistakes and you'll never succeed in your career because you're too ugly and pathetic and lose some weight you fatty and you have no clue why you were born and you're so fucked up but it's all in your head and your life means nothing because you will die in the close future and most of the time you wish you never existed and you can't physically cry because you're so fucked up you're used to it and you're an attention seeker and a liar and you have every reason to be self conscious you're ugly as fuck and everyone is judging you and you don't care about any of that because you will die anyway so what's the point of even living like a human being with emotions and you are extremely scared of when you'll die and you're wasting your life and you are so insignificant in the human race and the human race is a speck of nothingness in the universe and nothing really matters
  • Brain: Lol memes
  • Brain: Push that lady in front of a bus it'll be fun
  • Brain: SERIAL KILLERS AND MASS SHOOTERS ARE FUN AND INTERESTING YOU WEIRD FUCK WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU
  • Brain: *loses interest in all activities you like*
  • Brain: YOU IS WORTHLESS
  • Brain: I SHAKE IT OFF I SHAKE IT OFF OOOH HATERS GONNA HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE YEAH
  • Brain: Now that you've touched it with your right hand you have to do your left hand too you just gotta
  • Brain: Kill someone
  • Brain: I wonder what Misha Collins is doing
  • Brain: Put your hand on that hot iron
  • Brain: Is the stove off? Is the door locked? Better check
  • Brain: EAT FOOOOOOD
  • Brain: No sleeping must stay up on Tumblr
  • Brain: BUT WHAT IF-
  • Me: What the fuck what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck what the fu
Often, when we have a crush, when we lust for a person, we see only a small percentage of who they really are. The rest we make up for ourselves. Rather than listen, or learn, we smother them in who we imagine them to be, what we desire for ourselves, we create little fantasies of people and let them grow in our hearts. And this is where the relationship fails. In time, the fiction we scribble onto a person falls away, the lies we tell ourselves unravel and soon the person standing in front of you is almost unrecognizable, you are now complete strangers in your own love. And what a terrible shame it is. My advice: pay attention to the small details of people, you will learn that the universe is far more spectacular an author than we could ever hope to be.
—  Beau Taplin /// The Fiction of People

Sushi bowls are always my go-to meal bc they are sososo simple and satisfying! Here we’ve got rice, bok choy, garlic tamari tofu, avocado, bbq seaweed, sesame seeds, cilantro and ofc sriracha🙏 I get asked so often “how many calories should i eat” or “am i eating too much” yadayadayada. I say screw the calories. Focus on what feels good for YOUR body. Everyone has different needs!! So eat however much makes YOU feel full and satisfied. Ultimately, no stranger can give you advice on how to eat better than yourself 🙃💓✨