How To Relate To Multiples: What To Expect When You Meet a Headmate
In order to get other perspectives and help flush out this guide, I’m sharing this rough draft. Please feel free to correct me or suggest additions.
If you’re observant, there are certain
behaviours and clues that something is going on with your friend.
Maybe you’ve noticed that your friend is dissociating, or maybe
they’ve switched due to a trigger or at random. Or you run into your
friend in another context and might realize that you’re talking to
I was the last in a long line of grandkids on both sides of the family. No one has ever said as much, but I’m pretty sure I was an “oops” baby; the result of one too many glasses of wine and a couple over forty who thought unplanned pregnancies were for teens.
ok i've out for a year maybe... but you arr ENGAGED NOW?? thats so awesome and i want to hear everything about it pretty pleaaaaase((:
sweats if you want to..sweats more
Okay..SO. Sasha’s birthday was closing by at the horizon, that’s when he started to tease me that there is the best kind of present he wants to make himself (just in case no, it wasn’t so self-assured, because we talked about eventual wedding before and it wasn’t out of blue or totally unplanned thing!), after some of preparational teasing done, he started to send me vague messages with pictures, each had a certain number hidden within. Theeen Sasha started to hide (so I could find them) different notes with drawings on it, it all forming in a quest!
By this time poor Sasha was starting to get very sick.
Once I had everything, there was a login and password to a page he made on our social network (similar to facebook) that said something like “happiness is near:”D”. And something about an envelope which I will have to find later. After that there was another note, he drew his friend, and it gave me his phone number and written “If you want that envelope, call me, say Hiiiii”, so I called Roma the next day (the day of Sasha’s birthday), yelled Hiiiiii, and he arranged a meeting at a certain time and place. I went there, Roma did too, gave me a cute small envelope that had another note from Sasha with another place and time! Ahaha, poor Roma, after that he had to go. Rode so far to the center just to get back in a minute. But that’s what friends are for, I guess!
So, going to the next (final) spot, I came a little earlier than I was supposed to, didn’t see Sasha at first, but then I did, and went there, he was standing in the middle of the Colonnade. He went like congratulaaations, you did it, you won the quest and did everything correctly, something like this! Then he put out roses from behind his back and I was like laskdjalsdk they were white and red and very pretty. I remember everything so vague from here because I was like LKSdjlsd already, I think Sasha said something else, but I don’t remember clearly. After that though, I do, because it was quite funny but perfect for me, because he went like “ouch ouch, my knee” to get on his knee and i think by that moment I started to tear up?? I had my suspicions in the middle of this quest, but I wasn’t sure, but I still got super emotional. Then he put out the capsule with the ring and asked me if I will become his wife and (SPOILERS) i said of course yes.
Then I think some women started to clap and cheer and I was still a bit lskjdlskdjs
Once we went home though, we measured Sasha’s temperature and it was like 38-39 something..had to heal him:D He said later that he wanted to say a lot when proposing, but got nervous:”) I’m kind of not getting too detailed here because it’s pretty long as it is, but it’s perfect the way it is for me:”)
During the first season of the show, NBC seriously considered cancelling the show because other shows like Wife Swap were outdoing The Office’s ratings, but after Steve Carell’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” the show made a breakout.
Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute, originally auditioned for the role of Michael Scott.
Originally, the TV show Parks & Recreation was supposed to be a spin-off show with Rashida Jones (who played Karen in The Office), but the spin-off idea was scrapped.
The Office was originally supposed to air on FX or HBO before it landed on NBC with a wider audience.
The episode “The Farm” in The Office’s final season was supposed to be a backdoor pilot for a new spin-off TV show starring Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute). However, NBC passed on The Farm and the episode was simply another one in a very long final season.
Jenna Fischer (Pam) and Angela Kinsey (Angela) are best friends in real life.
John Krasinski (Jim) and BJ Novak (Ryan Howard) went to high school together.
Some of the writers of the show actually acted in the show. Mindy Kaling (Kelly), Paul Lieberstein (Toby), and BJ Novak (Ryan) were among them.
Steve Carell almost missed out on being Michael Scott because he was working in another NBC sitcom titled “Come to Papa.”
The Officer’s producers originally wanted to make Jim and Pam’s relationship an interracial love story.
Oscar Nunez being gay was unplanned. He would not have been gay if not for a pink shirt he wore because of the wardrobe staff.
When the show was still airing, tons of people came up to Jenna Fischer (Pam) and told her they were disappointed with Pam’s “strong willed personality and assertiveness.”
John Krasinski (Jim) shot the videos of Scranton in the opening credits and theme song of the show.
The opening credits of The Office revealed the real Penn Paper Building on Mifflin Avenue in Scranton.
The show’s cast often surfed the Internet in between takes.
Four characters had the same name as the actors who played them - Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith and Creed Bratton.
The character Ryan Howard got his last name from a popular athlete.
Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) and Ed Helms (Andy) were batch mates together in a school in Georgia.
Poor Richard’s Pub is actually a pub in Scranton.
The opening credits of The Office revealed a section of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
Steve Carell was never a fan of the British version of the show.
Steve Carell placed a British flag on his desk in the show to honor the British version, although he didn’t even have a desire to watch it.
Jenna Fischer kept her character Pam’s engagement ring in the series.
The value of Pam’s engagement ring was around $5,000.
The warehouse used in the basketball episode was really just below the actual office.
Dunder Mifflin is now recognized by the Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Giamatti was NBC’s first choice for the role of Michael Scott; however, Paul turned down the role.
Before his audition, Steve Carell had only seen 5 minutes of the British version of The Office.
Seth Rogan auditioned for the role of Dwight Schrute.
Angela Kinsey originally auditioned for the role of Pam.
Kate Flannery (Meredith) originally auditioned for the role of Jan.
Phyllis Smith, who played Phyllis, was originally the casting director for the show, but producers loved her so much, they created a role for her.
Oscar Nunez didn’t think the show would be a hit, so he kept his jobs as a server and babysitter after he got the role.
Jenna Fischer’s real-life pregnancy was not an issue for writers because they were already planning a Pam-Jim pregnancy.
Dwight Schrute was supposed to leave the show after the ninth season and have his own spin-off show titled “The Farm.”
In the episode “The Launch Party,” John Krasinski accidentally signs Meredith’s pelvic cast with his name and not Jim’s name.
In the episode “A Benihana Christmas,” Michael, Andy, and Jim dine at the exact same Benihana restaurant that Carell’s character goes to in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.”
Before the show, most of the show’s writers had never had a writing job before.
Mindy’s roommate made an appearance in season two of the show, playing Brenda Matlowe, an executive from Dunder Mifflin corporate who came to evaluate Michael’s “leadership training exercise” in season two’s “Booze Cruise” episode.
Before B.J. Novak was hired on the show, he was working as Ashton Kutcher’s lead accomplice on MTV’s Punk’d in 2003.
Stores are intentionally laid out
in a disorienting way so that it takes more time to find what you’re
looking for. And the more items you walk by, the more likely you are to
make impulse buys.
2. “Charm pricing” and false promises
Grocery stores deliberately price items to make you think you’re saving money when you’re not really: There’s “charm pricing,” where an item is one or two cents below a round number (like $9.99).
3. Giant shopping carts
Those gargantuan shopping carts are intentionally designed like that
to trick your brain: When you double the size of a shopping cart,
consumers will buy 40% more, marketing consultant Martin Lindstrom told Today.
4. “Open the wallet” pricing
This technique involves
placing seemingly cheap items (a big “SALE” sign must a mean big
discount — right?) in proximity to the entrance, so you are tricked into
believing you’re starting your shopping expedition by saving money.
5. Playing music — with a slow beat
In one studyon the influence of music on consumers, published in in the journal Procedia Economics and Finance, respondents
said pleasurable music in the background increased the
likelihood they’d spend more time and money in the store — and thwarted
their negative emotions.
6. Placing dairy far from the entrance
Dairy is one of the most popular grocery categories — and you may have noticed it tends to be miles from the entrance. That’s not a coincidence. This forces the consumer to walk by more grocery items and, you
guessed it, exposes them to more opportunities to buy things they don’t
need… like an ergonomic, bacteria-free sponge.
7. Putting popular items in the center of aisles
The most popular items and brands are often placed in the middle of aisles, which forces you to walk by way more products than you otherwise would. All those extra goodies you’re exposed to on your shopping mission
increase the likelihood of an unplanned purchase. You came for the
toilet paper, but left with a plate of pitted dates. Good for your fiber
intake — bad for your budget.
8. Presenting a feast for the senses
of freshly baked bread and rotisserie chicken is a more well-known
tactic supermarkets use. When were hungry, we’re more likely to buy
more. This effect is compounded by colorful produce up front, which can
be pleasing and exciting to the eye. The combo of nice smells and pretty
colors puts us in a good — or at least better — mood, making us more
willing to make unplanned purchases.
9. Overwhelming shoppers with options
Literally tens of thousands of items are on offer in your average supermarket. And that demands a lot of decision-making. Brains scans examined
by Bangor University, Wales, reveal that we can only keep this up for
about 40 minutes, at which point we kind of get tired and give up. Once we’ve given up, we start to make emotional purchases — aka impulse buys — and this can lead to as much as 50% of purchases being unplanned.
10. Narrowing the checkout lanes
Grocery stores have also made their checkout lanes purposefully narrow.
This is so that when you’re unloading, if you suddenly realize you’ve
impulsively and regretfully thrown in a $15 small bottle of freshly
squeezed orange juice, it’s too hard to get out of the checkout lane to go and put it back. Read more
John finding out about wincest and being ok with it because it might not be ideal but he sees the way they look at each other and he sees they’re happy, and if he’s going to commit a million mistakes the least he can do is make sure one of them leaves them happy.
Making excuses for requesting two rooms, getting into the habit of always letting the boys know when he’s on his way back to the motel, making a show of being extra loud outside the motel door so the boys can get decent if needed, letting them stay by themselves in a town longer than necessary if all he has lined up are small hunts.
Never, ever letting the boys know that he knows, letting them live in a happy oblivion, knowing that if they found out no amount of telling them it was ok would bring them comfort.
The words rang as hollow in the clearing as they rang in her heart. It almost surprised her that spoken out loud, they did not seem any different than in her mind. They were haunting, hurting, hollow things threatening to tear her apart if she lowered her shields even for one second. So she didn’t. Not even for him. Especially not for him.
Feyre raised her eyes from her knotted hands, trying to untangle her fingers and stop her nails from digging into her skin and drawing blood. Instead, she looked at the male she’d thrown those cruel words at, like knives and claws and teeth she had no control over. She’d thought longer how to tell him than about her decision. But no matter how long she fretted, she couldn’t find a way not to hurt him and time was running out. Their time. Her time. So she’d decided to call on him, meet him, hurt him. With words that should be joyful instead of cruel. Words that should mark a new beginning instead of an end.
Summary → A year of silently pinning over your best friend and neighbor Bucky Barnes ends happier than expected when you spend Valentine’s Day together.
Word Count → 2.9K (I’m a wordy bitch, okay?)
Warnings → Cursing, oral sex (female receiving), unprotected sex (don’t be silly, wrap your willy!). Fluff? Definitely fluff.
A/N → Happy #FreakyFriday y’all! I apologize for the delay, but I had an unplanned twelve hour work shift today. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d try my hand at fluffy smut (it’s a first for me - so go easy on this fic). Other than that, enjoy!
A nervous giggle flew from your lips as you twirled on your toes to face the full-length mirror hung over the back of your bedroom door. Your usual untamed knot of hair had been brushed and curled into effortless beach waves that cascaded down your shoulders and back. You wore nothing but Bucky’s trademark, burgundy Henley, which you’d confiscated the last time you’d done laundry together. It hung loosely over your frame, hitting mid-thigh and creating an innocently sexy, ‘girl next door’ type of vibe. You undid the first few buttons of the V-neck, to show off just the right amount of cleavage. You opted for some mascara and pink chapstick, making your lips appear fuller. Thoroughly satisfied with your appearance, you exited your room and tiptoed excitedly down the hall.
Over the past eighteen months, as your friendship with Bucky had grown closer, the both of you had developed several traditions. Every Sunday you’d get together for pasta, you’d lift weights with each other three times a week, and Tuesday nights were spent on Bucky’s couch with abundant amounts of junk food while binge watching television shows. Unless there was a particularly lengthy mission for the team or some other out of the ordinary incident, neither of you ever bailed on your plans. And tonight, Valentine’s Day, was not about to be any different. You had been secretly ecstatic when Bucky double-checked you’d still be getting together for takeout and Netflix, despite the holiday.
Summary: In which Otabek and Yuri pine for each other a lot, and manage to drag other people into their own problems. (otayuri week day 1! prompt: confessions, otayuri, side pairings viktuuri and saramila, word count: 4095)
Otabek figures out that he loves
Yuri when he is twenty-one.
It’s during Yuri’s nineteenth birthday, too.
His plane lands exactly at midnight, and he’s rushing to get his baggage as
quick as he can to meet his best friend. He sees him the moment he claims
baggage – it isn’t hard to miss his long hair or his leopard jacket – and he
stretches his arms out as Yuri bolts over to him.
In the next minute, he has him in
his arms, and he hears a cheerful, “Beka!” in his ears, and, oh, he realizes. He is in love.