the boiling pot

in more “i wasn’t really aware valentine’s day was coming up until the day before and i wasn’t prepared” news here is an alphys/undyne valentines day headcanon post

since they watch anime, they are both 100% aware that valentine’s day (and white day) are a thing on the surface.  i wonder if alphys makes like a machine (like her grass ice cream maker?) to put together her gift for undyne?  or maybe she makes a fancy sword?  maybe they think of valentine’s day as an anime holiday, so they both wear cosplay.

it’d be kind of cool if undyne like dipped ramen (or something else alphys likes) in chocolate for her gift but the thing about melting chocolate is that you have to…really carefully control the heat?  like, put a pot over boiling water so you don’t scorch the chocolate.  undyne is morally opposed to controlled heat.

“I was going to make something, but I just went to the store and bought stuff CAUSE IT’S EASIER!  ”  *she shoves a heart shaped box at her gf*  “FUHUHU!”  

The moment I started shipping Klance was when

Ha, this is gonna be a little long.

So I was watching Voltron for the first time and on the third episode, I had paused at this exact frame and I was like,

They gonna Lady-and-the-Tramp that shit.

So I kept on playing and they didn’t (spoiler alert), so I kept on watching and after the alarm had started and it was cut back to the guys I NOTICED

LANCE IS EATING SPAGHETTI

HUNK DIDN’T COOK ANY SPAGHETTI

DO YOU SEE ANYTHING THAT LOOKS CLOSE TO SPAGHETTI HERE???

AND DON’T EVEN TRY ME WITH THAT “Well maybe it was underneath the f–” NO

IF HUNK MADE SPAGHETTI, HE WOULD’VE HAD TO MAKE IT FROM SCRATCH CUZ CORAN SURE AS HECK DIDN’T HAVE THAT SHIT BOILING IN A POT SOMEWHERE FOR HUNK TO FIND AND SERVE TO THEM IMMEDIATELY

THE WHOLE REASON HUNK COOKED FOR THEM IS BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT TO EAT CORAN’S “authentic ancient paladin lunch” WHICH WAS ALL HE MADE FOR ALL OF THEM

So if Hunk didn’t cook spaghetti and they just put that in there just to be funny, they could’ve had Lance slurp an alien-looking spaghetti substitute, BUT NO

THEY WENT WITH THE THIN, BEIGE NOODLES

Also, for those who are gonna be like “Well, what if there’s an Arusian food that looks like spaghetti?” To which I would say, “But you do agree that it looks like spaghetti, right?”

“Yeah…?”

“Then the animators wanted us to think that it’s spaghetti and if you pair that spaghetti slurp with that screenshot, then you’re gonna make the connection that its a reference to THIS SCENE

SO IF KLANCE DOESN’T BECOME CANON AT SOME POINT I’M GOING TO BE MAJORLY DISSAPOINTED AND I JUST AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA”

the first time bitty and jack ever Yell at each other (after they start dating) is when bitty is cutting onions and he rubs his eye like an idiot and then accidentally knocks over the pot of boiling water onto jack’s hand and it hurts so jack is like “BITS OW” and bitty is like “DONT YELL AT ME MY EYES ARE ON FIRE” and jack is like “YOU LITERALLY JUST BURNED ME”

and this sounds hilarious but theyre also both in pain and the food is burning and its really tense and eventually bitty sticks his and jack’s hands under faucet and theyre just standing there angrily with their hands under the faucet glaring at each other as the tension in the air starts to fade away but theyre both too stuborn to stop glaring.

and then jack realizes this is dumb and like does something cute like grabs bitty’s onion hands under the stream of the faucet and then theyre laughing and jack notices that bitty has tears in his eyes and he’s like

“hey dont cry, im sorry i yelled”

and bitty is like “thats really sweet honey but im crying because i got onion in my fucking eyes”

years down the line they tell their grandkids that their first fight ended in tears and a 2nd degree burn

Romance Myself Bath Spell

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” -Oscar Wilde

To enhance self-love/self-confidence, and just spoil yourself :)

Originally posted by talesofalushie

What you need:

Pink Himalayan Salt- Self-love

Lavender Buds/Oil- Love, Happiness

Rose Petals/Oil- Self- love

Myrrh Incense- Self-love

Thyme- Confidence

Rosemary- Purification/ Self-Love

Vanilla oil- Love/Self-Love

Pink Spell Bag

4 Rose Quarts pieces/points

4 Pink Candles

(Optional) Pink or Rose Scented Bath Bomb/Bubblebath

What to do:

Add Lavender buds, rose petals, thyme, and rosemary to a pot of boiling water and boil for about 3-4 minutes, until you get a tea. Strain the herbs from the tea, and draw your bath while it cools, adding the pink himalayan salt to desolve. 

Put a rose quarts point in each corner of the tub with a pink candle. If you used oils and not hers, add them to your bath now, along with your bath bomb or bubblebath. If you made the tea, add it to the tub once it’s filled. Light your incense, pick some music that makes you feel relaxed and beautiful, and enjoy your bath. 

Think of the things you do not like about yourself, and find something beautiful about it. For example, if you can’t stand the color of your eyes, list all the things you find beautiful about that color and compare it to your eyes. Do this for at least 6 features/personality traits. 

When you are finished, drain the tub and remain in the water until it is completely drained, visualizing all the negative thoughts, insecurities, and self-doubt being sucked out of you and down the drain with the water. Visualize a light pink light glowing from within, replacing all of the departing negative views/emotions with love, confidence, kindness, and self-appreciation. 

And there you have it. I like to add some coconut oil to my bath for a little extra love boost and it makes my skin feel amazing. 

Hope this helps!

my main goal with posts right now is to gradually reduce the content until im getting 50k note posts consisting of two or three words. like a frog in a boiling pot of water. just cranking up the heat.

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whole wheat penne pasta (in a cream sauce) with chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach

one pot wonder that is magical, flavorful, and delectable.

Ingredients

¾ box whole wheat penne pasta 

1 lb chicken breast, cut into large chunks 

2 tbsp minced garlic 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 jar sun-dried tomatoes (in oil) 

2 cups spinach

½ cup + 2 tbsp cup heavy cream

A little of the starchy cooking water from the pasta

2 tsp cornstarch

Seasoning mix of red chili flakes, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, pepper, dried basil, and parsley 

1/3 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan cheese)

Directions

In a large pot, boil water (salt it) and cook pasta to package instructions (usually 8 minutes or so until al dente)

In a deep skillet with high sides, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.

When the oil comes to temperature, add in the chicken and garlic, season, and cook until the chicken begins to turn light brown.

Once the chicken is partially cooked, add in the sun-dried tomatoes and oil and reduce the heat to medium low. Let the chicken and tomatoes cook for a few minutes

At this point, the pasta should be close to completion. Drain the pasta and reserve about ½ cup of the cooking water

Once the tomatoes have developed a little more color (darkened), add in the spinach and cover with a lid and let it wilt.

Once the spinach has wilted, add in the heavy cream, cornstarch, and cooking water. Let the sauce thicken over the course of a few minutes.

Once the sauce has thickened, add in the pasta, stir so that the sauce coats each noodle

Garnish with red pepper flakes and fresh grates Parmigiano Reggiano and serve

Enjoy!

my advice for the signs

aries I know a watched pot never boils, but it’s good to wait for the right moment. Sometimes, the second mouse gets the cheese.

taurus Not everything goes smoothly in life. It’s not sugar spice and everything nice all the time. Stop being agonized everytime things get ugly.

gemini Set your priorities straight. It’s crucial to understand what’s important and what’s not. Expectations of others shouldn’t cage you.

cancer  Save everything for the person who deserves. ‘Right now’ is all you have. Don’t let the past haunt you. Nostalgias are tricky.

leo “Reputation is what men and women think of us, character is what god and angels see of us” It’s fine to feel down sometimes. You can’t see the world through rose colored glass all the time.

virgo You will come to regret the things you never did, not the things you have done. Sometimes the world may seem  unfair, disorganized, chaotic, godforsaken even. But trust me, everything will turn out just fine. When you think about it, everything is actually connected.

libra Develop some individuality. Spend time with yourself.  I know it’s difficult to tell if you’re fighting for something you deserve or just forcing something, but the only way to find out is to see the end of it. Don’t give up so easily.

scorpio Except for karma, nothing’s ever eternal. Pleasure, pain, power, the things we hold onto so tight… All things end. And no, no revenge or pay back is worth your time.

sagittarius  Always think twice. Because what we think we got under control always seems to have control of us. And don’t forget that all things have it’s consequences.

capricorn The simplest things can show the meaning of life. You’re so busy working hard for a good life but good life is enjoying the little things.

aquarius Learn to return the love you recieve. Don’t be an outsider. It’s ok to feel lonely sometimes. People don’t understand but you’re not alone.

pisces Just know that not every single person in this world is as kind as you. Some will chew you up and spit you out. You don’t have to care about everyone. You will inevitably have to ignore some. That’s not insensitive.

King, “Potcake” mix (2 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY • “He’s a street dog from the Bahamas. He puts himself to bed between 10:00-10:30 every night, no matter what’s going on inside the house. I cook all of his food – I just keep out a portion of our dinner and don’t season it. Chicken or fish, rice, peas, and carrots boiled in a pot.” @nycscr

Count Your Blessings Spell

You will need:

  • 4 green candles
  • Pot of boiling water
  • 4 fresh clover leaves
  • 4 drops patchouli oil
  • 4 rosebuds
  • Tablespoon honey

This ritual is about focusing on how lucky you really are, despite how you might feel. You don’t have to be in a really wonderful and grateful mood to perform it, in fact the opposite is best. You will force yourself to recognize the good in your life which can and will minimize any pettiness, jealousy, or general dissatisfaction.

Place the candles at the four corners of the pot of boiling water. Take a few cleansing breaths and say: I am blessed, lucky me. Add the clover leaves, patchouli oil, and rosebuds to the pot of water. Inhaling the aroma, count your blessings out loud. The object is to reach at least thirteen, a witch’s dozen. Take your time doing this.

Depending on your mood, it can be difficult to come up with your blessings, and that is the point. Once you think of the first few things you are thankful for the floodgates will open and you will realize just how much you have. In fact, you will probably want to list more than thirteen blessings.

After reciting your blessings, consume the honey and pour the water and its ingredients on an outdoor plant.

(Source: Wicca Candle Spells by Milla Walsh)

Coffee Superstitions

  • In Finland, coffee can be used as a means of fortune telling by the way in which the froth formed on the coffee’s surface - if a bubble formed after it has been poured in an moves towards the drinker, it would mean more money. However, if it moved away, it would mean that they would lose money.
  • In Romania, if you spill coffee it means that you will receive money from somewhere. 
  • If a girl spills coffee, it means that her lover is thinking of her.
  • Dropping a cup in which the coffee is in will bring bad luck.
  • If the coffee pot boils more than usual, it means that rain is coming.
  • If drinking Turkish coffee, there will be residue at the bottom after the cup is finished; the shape which forms will be symbolic
  • In Brazil, there is a superstition in which you should always put sugar in before coffee, and one day you will become rich.
  • In Greece, it is bad luck to cheer with coffee.
  • In Egypt, it is believed that spilling coffee is good luck.
Fanfiction Written By Young People
  • Freelance worker lives in huge, gorgeous house/apartment in expensive area despite never seeming to be working
  • Characters work 8-5 office job with hour-long commute, but go to bed no earlier than midnight and get up in time for morning sex and long, leisurely cooked breakfasts every day
  • Do these characters even have jobs?
  • Single parent has way more communication with child’s teacher than is normal; leads to dating; administration somehow has no problem with this.
  • “I know I could never afford this mansion, but it’s OK I inherited it.  No, paying property taxes isn’t difficult on my salary.  I don’t even know how much the place is worth.  Are property taxes a thing?”
  • There are two levels of cooking skills:  gourmet food every time no recipe, and sets pot of boiling water on fire somehow.  No one is ever in between these two skill sets.  People on each level always end up dating each other.
  • Despite the gourmet meals described needing like seven pots to cook, no one ever does dishes.
  • Character shares a bottle of wine with their date (2 and half glasses each), and they both get falling-down drunk.
  • Later, one of them drinks an entire bottle of whiskey by themselves and does not die.
Deeper [M]

Request:  Can I please request a Namjoon smut about he’s back home after being on tour for a long time and he makes it up to for being away for so long? Thanks!

Request:  Can I request a Namjoon smut about vanilla sex which is passionately making love? Thank you!

Warnings: smut, language

Note:  I mixed these two requests because I have so many for Namjoon, and I really thought these two would be cute together, so I hope its alright!! Also this is kinda super intimate i feel like,, very passionate, sweet in some parts?? also way too long probably and i apologize and probably not the best :)))))

Originally posted by bangthebae

You sat at home staring at your phone, counting down the minutes until his plane was supposed to be landing. But a watched pot never boils, and time always stands still when you’re excited. Should you go to the airport and surprise him? Or wait…

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bri’s essay supertea ☕

its 3am and the deadline is today! you’re still just not in that essay zone! you’re looking at the page but your hands arent moving and neither is your brain. 1.5k words left to go!? WHAT DO YOU DO???

first, you grab…

  • some mint, for creativity
  • some rosemary, for mental ability
  • some allspice/cinnamon, for energy

then, you infuse those herbs into a DELICIOUS TEA whilst focusing on your intent: getting in the zone to speedtype a whole bunch of really insightful critical analysis. 

make sure to charge it with your intent - you can do this several ways depending on how you prepare it. for example if you’re boiling it in a pot, you could stir it clockwise and chant a short incantation (a simple one might be something like: mint, allspice, rosemary/bring me mental agility). if you’re using a homemade tea bag or just letting it steep in a mug, you could visualise your intent as you pour hot water over the herbs. i used a homemade teabag, then lit a purple candle, blessed the tea, and let it steep under the light of the candle.

this tea is fragrant, fresh and minty. drink it before you start writing, or to bring you back into the zone when you’ve lost focus. happy essay-writing!