this needs to be my reality

I am not going to test out all recipes anymore

I am sorry but I have been struggling with binging a lot lately and it is because I am in the kitchen too much, I think that some recipe recommendations will be thought of and not tested out, I am sorry but I need to take more time off from food because I don’t like thinking about it so much. Also I feel very wasteful of food because I don’t actually eat barely any of my recipes in reality. But don’t worry, when I think of a recipe it usually works out once I try it. 

I firmly believe that if you can’t handle your favorite fictional character being made fun of, you reeeeeeally need to go outside.  What the hell would you do if somebody poked fun at you?

Break down crying?  Sorry, fam, it happens every single day in reality.  Friends do it to each other.  Mean-spirited people will do it to you just for a reaction.

Sorry, but no.  I have zero pity for people who throw hissy fits about their “faves” being parodied.  “But that’s not how it’s supposed to be, it’s deeper than that!!”

So what, people can’t joke?  Get a grip.

teacherofthetinyhumans  asked:

Do you ever feel overwhelmed to the point where you rethink your education decision? It seems like you have your life together and I want to know the secret to having your life together.

I must be a damn fine actor if I am coming across as having any of my shit together. I aspire to be the teacher who can keep her shit in neatly labeled, color coded tubs with cute labels I designed and am selling on my TeachersPayTeachers page.

In reality, I am the teacher who has some of her shit piled on the desk. Some of it is in the paper sorter she is desperately trying to make work. A lot of it is in google drive. Some of it is in the trash can. A bit got stuck to a page in my planner and a parent is going to call me about that, LET ME TELL YOU. I still have notes on two peer observations that I did in October and need to upload.

So here are things I do that help, but don’t always work:
1. Keep it online. If I can’t do it online, transfer it online ASAP. My google drive is my crowning teacher achievement, everything I do goes in there, in a folder labeled with a common core standard. If it’s a general, not-standarded activity, I have a file for that. If it’s a novel specific activity, I have a folder for that novel. My lesson plans are now on google slides. That means I don’t have to keep track of papers for absent students. I can also easily reuse lessons in the lucky occurrence I get the same content and grade level two years in a row.

2. Set a work/school boundary and find routines that help you observe it. I have my students do a lot of self-analysis on formative grades. I can usually find 4 examples of novice-distinguished pretty quickly and use those to foster discussion and get the kids to annotate and level their own work. Boom. 20 minutes of class time, saves me an hour or more of grading.

3. Every day that you can, use every second of planning. I used to suck at planning and I’d procrastinate a lot. I’d find something piddly to do to feel productive and watch my grading and documenting pile up. I also copy-paste everything I can. I borrow my peers’ processes as much as I can.

That being said: I have my days, and sometimes I have my fucking days. Twice this year my principal covered my class because I couldn’t hold my shit together. I have at least twice this year looked at jobs outside of education, but I never have applied anywhere. Teaching is my life and my passion. When I have a shit day, I think about why, if I can change something, I do. If I can’t,, I flip through my scrapbook of mementos students gave given me, text a teacher friend, and have a glass of wine.

anonymous asked:

Hiya! Not sure if you're still working on Rough Trade, but were you planning on ending it on a sad note? I read all your old prompts and it seemed like Henri was working his way back into Eames' life... Anyway, love your story loads and loads! Hope you're doing well!

Hi! Here is the thing about me, I am kind of a huge marshmallow. I’m aware that I put my characters through a lot… but there will always be closure and, most likely, a happy ending. Like I was just reading an adorable Jyn/Cassian Rogue One AU, and I looked at the sequels, and… it ends with them breaking up!! What rude person would go through all the trouble of setting them up together only for them to end up with some kind of irreconcilable differences?! Look, I read and write fic to get away from stupid reality. I do not need stupid realism in my fics. (Aside from which, everyone who’s seen Rogue One surely knows that Jyn and Cassian complete each other and would never break up. IT’S TRUE IF I SAY IT IS)

This ask made me think about Henri, and why I know he is not the right guy for Eames and why I think Eames knows that too. He tends to look back at their relationship with rose-coloured glasses. And I mean, they WERE happy. But I have always felt, for sure, they wouldn’t have been happy in the long-term. The thing about Henri, I think, is that he’s just a liar. He wouldn’t think of himself as one. He’s more of a liar by omission. I know I mentioned, at some point in The Bridge, was that the one thing that really annoyed Eames about him was that he would always do whatever’s easiest. It was easier not to tell Eames he cheated, so he didn’t. And the more I think about Henri, the more I think that his life plans didn’t actually line up with Eames’. He wanted easy and Eames didn’t. Eames wanted career moves and kids and complicated things. I don’t think Henri wanted those things. Eames might have been able to drag him along into those things, but it wouldn’t be by choice. I suspect he just hoped Eames would come around and decide they were already happy the way they were. So whenever Eames talked about their future, Henri would gently deflect him, or just nod along.

Don’t let this reflect badly on Eames; they did exist quite happily so long as there was no pressure on Henri to change anything. Henri is ultimately a kind person and was probably a very good boyfriend, cheating aside. But he’s a liar and he doesn’t like change. (Ironically, Eames leaving him is probably what spurred Henri to finally start changing.) Also, I don’t think Eames will ever truly be able to forgive him for the heartache he caused.

Arthur is also a good boyfriend when he (finally) is not overworked. And Eames now knows the importance of clear and open communication in a relationship (see Sib’s fic!). He knows better than to go back to Henri. So Rough Trade will NOT ever end on a sad note, should I ever produce more drabbles. I hope that’s a good answer. :)

I’ve been involved in fandom in some form for literally 12+ years and the supergirl fandom is the worst I’ve ever seen holy shit

Like don’t get me wrong my readers are the best but wooowww some of the fandom needs to relax

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.