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Tips for ppl in the UK living with humid heat right now:

I’m from SC and our summers are pretty much just like what y'all are dealing with right now–high temps and high humidity. It’s the pits, and vastly different from dry heat in how it affects your body.

1. Humidity makes the ambient temperature feel hotter. It also makes it so that your sweat doesn’t evaporate, making it harder for your body to cool itself off! So first of all: stay inside as much as you can, out of the sun.

2. If you get overheated don’t drink ice cold water! Drink room temperature water. It’s easier for your body to deal with when your temperature is high.

3. Same for cool baths–don’t sit in a bunch of ice, just cool water, if you get overheated.

4. However, suck on ice cubes all you want. And it’s a great idea to keep a cooler full of ice water with towels in it–use these towels to drape over the back of your neck to keep yourself cool.

5. Staying hydrated is the NUMBER ONE THING you can do for yourself. Not tea, or lemonade, or Gatorade (unless you haven’t been eating at all). Water!!! Keep a water bottle with you at all times

6. If you or someone you know is exhibiting signs of heat stress or heatstroke get them to a doctor stat!

If anyone has more tips to add please do!

I feel like I should apologise to all my non-UK/non-European followers for all the recent heatwave posts

But I’m not gonna.

Anyone who’s been to the UK during summer will know how humid, sticky and muggy our heat gets. And that’s with the average high of 20C (68F).

Today has reached 32C (91F) in the coolest room of my house, with humidity at 54%. That’s out of the sun.

The UK isn’t built or used to anything higher than 20C so we do struggle when it does (on those rare occasions).
Most (all?) buildings are insulated against the cold so heat stays IN, there’s heating systems everywhere but no good cold/AC options. There is AC is some stores (mainly supermarkets) & in the newer hotels. But who wants to suddenly go to those places on hot days? No one.

WE ARE ALL AWARE OF OTHER COUNTRIES THAT WOULD COUNT OUR TEMPERATURES FROM TODAY AS WINTER BUT YOU FUCKERS ARE more USED TO IT.

There have literally been HEALTH warnings nationwide/countrywide for this heatwave as some people are EXPECTED TO DIE. Understand that.

So if you intend to make fun of us or just be plain ignorant & rude, then do everyone a favour and just fuck off.

HOWEVER, we do welcome any helpful tips from others in humid/hot climates! :)

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Literature Meme 2/10 Books Or Series

As the sun shines low and red across the water, I wade into the ocean. The water is still high and brown and murky with the memory of the storm, so if there’s something below it, I won’t know it.

 But that’s part of this, the not knowing. The surrender to the possibilities beneath the surface. It wasn’t the ocean that killed my father, in the end. The water is so cold that my feet go numb almost at once. 

I stretch my arms out to either side of me and close my eyes. I listen to the sound of water hitting water. The raucous cries of the terns and the guillemots in the rocks of the shore, the piercing, hoarse questions of the gulls above me. I smell seaweed and fish and the dusky scent of the nesting birds onshore. 

Salt coats my lips, crusts my eyelashes. I feel the cold press against my body. The sand shifts and sucks out from under my feet in the tide. I’m perfectly still. The sun is red behind my eyelids. The ocean will not shift me and the cold will not take me.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

how can you turn me on
when i’ve never met you
you bitter… called us all hoes
but i’d still let you
hit it
maybe
if you prove you’re worthy
if i thought that you deserved me
if i thought you wouldn’t do all you could
to lose me, would you
abuse me like the rest of them
believe you’re a king, get high, and fuck up like the rest of ‘em?
i hope not
‘cos actually you’re pretty cute
we stay on mute, though
and i don’t know what to do, so
leaving it in your hands
i forget the power that i have
but releasing it might do damage
my love is fierce and savage
that’s why all these boys can’t handle me
i need a man to come handle me
are you the one who may be choosin’ me?
or you gonna run from the sun
like all the little boys be?
i’m a queen who has the moon too
don’t snooze just remember i’m intoxicating like booze

• srj

Ship Tag♡♡

Ship thingie~
Rule #1 : ship the person who tagged you
Rule #2: answer questions
Rule #3: write down which K-groups you would like to be shipped with
Rule #4: tag 20 blogs

Alright leggoooo~

I was tagged by the lovely yoongisblondehair

I’ll ship you with: Jongup~ and for BTS I’ll pick Hobi~♡♡

[Self introduction]

What is your Chinese zodiac/animal?: Tiger

What is your sun sign?: Cancer

What is your height?: 171cm baby~ or 5'7 I believe

What kind of body shape do you have?: I’ve got some chub, with long legs, thick thighs, and round “feminine” (so I’ve been told.) Shoulders

Describe your fashion type: skinny jeans, High waisted everything, pretty floral dresses, tights, combat boots, bows, Timbalandssssss, lots of red clothing, knee high socks,

What are your hobbies?: MUUUUSIIICCC, and drawing/painting, I also like singing as well every so often I like to play some spots outside.

Describe your personality: I’m so. damn. Awkward. So shy I could win a medal for it. Until you get to know me then I’m pretty loud and I’ll laugh at all your bad jokes even when they’re not funny. I’ll still be 250 times as awkward though, that’s not going anywhere lmao. I can be pretty mean at times to and also protective. I’m a child a child at heart~ Warning I get irritated fast +I’m moody one minute I’m happy the next I’ll punch you in the throat. Gets stessed out in .5 seconds

What do you like and dislike?:

I like: smiles, cooking, flowers, people (sometimes.) , good hygiene

I dislike: bad senses of humor, rude people, occasionally babies

Any hints?
Nah

What kind of height do you prefer?: that doesn’t really matter to me.

What kind of position do you prefer?: (ex: rapper, main vocal, etc.) Let’s go with either the main vocal or dancer~

Do you prefer sexy or innocent?: mmmm…both?

What are some turn ons?
Physically: KILLER SMILE SMILE SMILE SMILESSSSS, also for some reason…eyelashes? And body odor, if someone smells like something i like..good 👌👌👌 good shit also lips

Personality: if you can make me laugh your golden, considerate, nO YeLLING

Turn offs?: bad or disgusting humor. . Like Rape jokes, people who make those kind of jokes are sickening. Selfish. It’s okay to be selfish sometimes but please don’t only think of yourself

What kind of fear would it be okay for him (or her) to have?: anything really. I wouldn’t mind.

An ideal date for you?: maybe to an amusement park? Or going out to dinner? Nothing to fancy.

Any other hints?
😏😏😏

I would like to be shipped with: shinee, vixx, bap, seventeen

Okay I’ll tagggg: sehunstrapqueen alwayskpopper yanohoe yokkay kyungsoos-eyebrows-on-fleek jellyfishingz do-you-not-see-my-headphones memetuan acequeen-chaerin let-me-tell-you-about-kpop have fun guys! Don’t feel obligated~

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Cersei raised her head. Beyond the plaza, beyond the sea of hungry eyes and gaping mouths and dirty faces, across the city, Aegon’s High Hill rose in the distance, the towers and battlements of the Red Keep blushing pink in the light of the rising sun. It is not so far. Once she reached its gates, the worst of her travails would be over. She would have her son again. She would have her champion. Her uncle had promised her. Tommen is waiting for me. My little king. I can do this. I must.

3

Cersei raised her head. Beyond the plaza, beyond the sea of hungry eyes and gaping mouths and dirty faces, across the city, Aegon’s High Hill rose in the distance, the towers and battlements of the Red Keep blushing pink in the light of the rising sun. It is not so far. Once she reached its gates, the worst of her travails would be over. She would have her son again. She would have her champion. Her uncle had promised her. Tommen is waiting for me. My little king. I can do this. I must.

3

Cersei raised her head. Beyond the plaza, beyond the sea of hungry eyes and gaping mouths and dirty faces, across the city, Aegon’s High Hill rose in the distance, the towers and battlements of the Red Keep blushing pink in the light of the rising sun. It is not so far. Once she reached its gates, the worst of her travails would be over. She would have her son again. She would have her champion. Her uncle had promised her. Tommen is waiting for me. My little king. I can do this. I must.

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Happy Father’s Day!


First of all a Million thanks to my absolutely brilliant friend peetasbunmyoven for the beyond beautiful drabble. I had to cry like crazy after I’ve read this. She is literally a rock star!

It’s never taken much to wake me.
When I was young it was the stick of Prim’s skin, the wet of cotton sheets in high summer, or often the swell of hunger in my belly begging to be fed. Any and all of that brought my eyes open hours before the sun and I rarely wasted a second of it.
A moment awake was a moment I could be feeding my family. A moment I was responsible for so very young. Too young.
I think about this all the time. The life I lead. The days and nights and the emptiness I knew so well beneath my ribs. The sound and taste of hunger. It is something that will never leave me and I welcome it actually. It helps me remember. It helps me to breathe and be grateful and smile when Peeta smiles at me in front of the fire and I go dizzy with love from what we have made.


It’s never taken much to wake me.
But the first night she stirred like a ripple beneath my skin I sat up so fast the world spun. The world spun and I gasped and Peeta gaped and finally collapsed in a frantic heap of laughter and tears with the simple joy of it. I was terrified and he was kissing me and we both could do nothing but watch in awe as life, pure and beautiful and unthreatened stretched inside me.


It’s never taken much to wake me.

But instincts are my thing. Life and survival and family and food… so the cries of my daughter carried through the air before dawn settled natural and easy like an extension of my limbs.
I never hesitated. I expected to be terrified but every night her trembling pink lips would settle to my chest and the relief and love nearly stole the breath from my lungs. Peeta’s big palm would lay upon her tiny form and the rough callous of his thumb as he stroked her head nearly made me shake with how much I wanted to say.

I’ve never been good at saying something.
But her sigh. His body near mine. The smell and feel of my precious family made tears desperate and happy soak my pillow once they had both drifted to sleep without me.


It’s never taken much to wake me.

That’s why the nights he steals her away I am already awake.
He doesn’t know. It would ruin the precious simple fun of hearing his sleepy rough voice whisper to our little girl.

He paints worlds with his simply beautiful words.
She’s going to learn eventually that not everything is beautiful and that magic isn’t real but in the hours before the sun sets fire to the world what’s the worry with not disturbing them?
At least once a week he leaps from our bed. His footfalls will never been as silent as he believes as he steals to her crib. He’s trying to let me rest. Give me a break. But goodness I know him.
I know that these moments…when she’s cradled in his arms and across his broad chest he’s so happy. So simply and beautifully happy it makes my heart ache.
I love him.
I think maybe I always did. But I find myself overwhelmed with it often. He snuck up on me. Love for this man, the boy he was, the father he now is, it saturates me. It soaks into me and over me and drowns me in it and I my god I revel in it. In what I am looking at now.


It’s never taken much to wake me.
But Peeta whispering promises and passing hope to our daughter in the moonlight is something worth watching. His waves look bronze in the room and stick out in a mess of sleep. He nearly looks like the boy who would shyly watch me from years ago.
But I see the differences even with my eyes closed.
I see the lines near his eyes that rival the sky in June. I see the scar that starts behind his soft pink ear and that grows beneath the worn cotton of his sleep shirt. I can feel his heart that stopped once. Absorb the smile that I thought was lost when all he could do was sneer at the sound of my voice. I know the foot crossed over his knee as he rocks her gently is false and made of metal. Cold where he is warm and forever a reminder that he chose me time and time again.
I watch him.
He watches her.
I don’t interrupt.
But oh how I love them.
Need them.
Once upon a time he told me at his weakest he couldn’t let me go. I never want him too.
He rocks her. Hums rough and low and I can hear her sigh as her little lips pop off her bottle as I ease out of the room.


It’s never taken much to wake me.

But falling back to sleep has never been easy.
Until now.
Until Peeta.
Until her.
No nightmares.
Just him.
Us.
Hope.
Always.

There is nothing more real than the summer feels. Sticky skin that glistens in the heat. The smell of raindrops falling onto hot concrete. The sun takes so long to say goodbye. Buildings stacked so high they cast shadows that seem to stretch forever. Like your bare limbs stretched over this bed every Sunday morning. When not even the heat can scare us off. I miss you most during these months. When it all started. I still don’t want it to end.

The city where I feel trapped
Often dream about getting away
Even though I hate to pack
Dubai is where I want to stay

Running through the sand in Peru
Or New York to see snow
Rushing on the road to get through
Grand Canyon is where I’m trying to go

Nice to see the sun shine somewhere else
Although my city can sometimes be fun
I’d like to enjoy a cool breeze by myself
Without feeling like I have to be on the run

Grand Canyon, New York, Peru, Dubai
Why are these plane ticket prices so high?

—  awkwards0ul 
Graduation Cap Quotes: The Complete List
  • “Now is the time to seize the day”
  • “Another story must begin”
  • “Done my time, I’m outta jail”
  • “Has there ever been a moment with so much to live for?”
  • “We taught the world new ways to dream”
  • “Now is the only time, here is the only place, this is all I want to be”
  • “Because I knew you, I have been changed for good”
  • “This world will remember me”
  • “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise"
  • “Guess I’m leavin’, I’m gone!”
  • “This was nothing like High School Musical”
  • “The trouble with schools is they always try to teach the wrong lessons”
  • “On the right track”
  • “Moo with me”
  • “Someday, someone will know my name”
  • “I have maggots in my scrotum”
  • “And now I’m flying away”
  • “Forget regret, or life is yours to miss”
  • “No day but today”
  • “The show must go on…”
  • “My son is a homo!”
  • “What, like it’s hard?”
  • “I thank you one and all, the ones who thought I’d fall, who taught me how to fail, who helped me to prevail”
  • “I am not throwing away my shot”
  • “I think I’ll try defying gravity”
  • “Life can be beautiful”
  • “It’s time to trust my instincts, close my eyes, and leap”
  • “Here’s how it starts and here’s how it ends”
  • “You cannot just believe partway, you have to believe in it all”
  • “Everyone deserves the chance to fly”
  • “There is a life about to start when tomorrow comes”
  • “Go, with the promise of possibility!”
  • “Hasa Diga Ebowai”
  • “I can stand on my own and nothing’s gonna get in my way”
the glamourous life of an author

I was the invited guest of honour for Book Club on a Boat yesterday evening where everyone read my To Be or Not To Be and we discussed it on the high seas as the sun set

During which I got seasick and threw up three different times

And one of the times I was throwing up my stomach was heaving so much that I audibly farted in time with my gagging, a series of little toots to match my pukes

At this point I was hanging over the edge to puke so my butt was in the air and facing the rest of the book club, if this helps set the scene

I have already been invited back

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Cersei raised her head. Beyond the plaza, beyond the sea of hungry eyes and gaping mouths and dirty faces, across the city, Aegon’s High Hill rose in the distance, the towers and battlements of the Red Keep blushing pink in the light of the rising sun. It is not so far. Once she reached its gates, the worst of her travails would be over. She would have her son again. She would have her champion. Her uncle had promised her. Tommen is waiting for me. My little king. I can do this. I must.

Merfluff pt. 2

[Part 1] [Part 2]

Eren didn’t want to leave his new friend, but eventually Levi grew tired from their attempts at communication and got distracted chasing minnows. Soon the sun was high in the sky, Eren’s stomach was rumbling (despite offered fish) and Levi was busy resting curled against the rock, his fins and tail a mottled brown.

“I gotta go get lunch,” Eren informed Levi.

Levi seemed busy snoozing, so Eren carefully stepped away only for Levi to poke his head out of the water.

“I’ll be right back,” Eren reassured him. “I’ll be riiight—ah you don’t understand me anyways.”

Eren continued walking away and Levi let out several sharp noises.

“Hey!” Eren said, turning around. “Quiet, you don’t want others to find you! I’ll be right back!”

An hour later, Eren was in his wetsuit and brought his board and several supplies with him.

“Okay, so I got you this coloring book,” Eren said, hopping up on his favorite rock which, now that the tide was high, was a small island he had to wade to, holding his bag above his head. “See it has pictures. Fish. F-I-S-H.”

He tapped the page.

“Elmo likes fish,” he said turning the page. “And here’s the sun. S-U-N.”

Levi wrinkled his nose.

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