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It was odd how almost unsurprising accidents had become in Callie’s life. Being a surgeon for years, there wasn’t too many things that shocked her. Of course driving to work that morning, she hadn’t been expecting to see a car accident. It wasn’t her usual route- she’d wanted to avoid traffic after running some errands so she wouldn’t be late. One look at the vehicles involved and she knew it was a bad one- it looked like the large truck had T-boned the smaller vehicle. Even as she pulled her own car off to the side of the road and climbed out to help, she still hadn’t been expecting who one of the people involved would be. 

“Oh my god, Derek!? DEREK.” 

Alternative vs Alternate

Alternative – (adj) another available option or possibility.

  • The restaurant offers many healthy, low-fat alternatives to their plates.
  • We took an alternative route to avoid traffic.

Alternate – (adj) every other; (adj) other than the usual.

  • He was asked to work on alternate days.
  • The road was closed due to construction, so we had to take an alternate route. 

Alternate – (v) occur in turn repeatedly; (v) switch between two or more options.

  • She speaks fluent French and English and was able to alternate between the languages as necessary.
  • I alternate between my various writing projects.
  • The weather alternated between rain and sun.

“Alternate” tends to have a sense of the options being separate and distinct (rain or sun, French or English, and yes before I get smart-aleck responses I know you can have both at the same time for both examples, but we’re talking typically), while “alternative” has more of a choice or mix of options.

Basically: “Our dishes alternate between fish and chicken every day (M/W/F is fish, T/TH is chicken)” versus “You can get fish as an alternative to chicken for any dish, any day (fish and chicken both served all week).”

Again, they’re similar—in some senses more than others. There are cases when you can use either and get away with it, but there is more of a distinction between these as opposed to continual and continuous. If you’re still confused, you can read more here!

–E

Hey witchy pals,

I’m working on my zine and I’m trying to define what a charm is, but…I’m having trouble articulating what my understanding is. LikeI, I know that charms used be considered more the words you can for an incantation - like the act of “charming” something, but when someone says “charm” to me, I think immediately of some sort of physical item, something that seems more…folk magic than anything else. I think of charms as…simpler spells? Smaller spells that focus on physical components? Like a bundle of herbs tied together to hang over a bed to ward off nightmares, or a special keychain enchanted to avoid traffic jams or something.

How do you define what a charm is?

ithewhimsy said: you’re adorable. for a second i actually thought you just had surgery for like 19 years and i was really concerned. also…if i come to london (my dream vacation) i am throwing so much tea in the thems. so there.

You come into my home. I’m pretty sure you’d be publicly hanged if you did that tbh like people would riot (I’d be on your side because I hate tea oops). Also why would London be your dream vacation it’s a shit hole please save yourself. 

Dear reading fest goers:

-don’t go into the town centre bcos you don’t need to and it gets too busy
-don’t use the roads if you can avoid it bcos the traffic system is terrible and the council admits it actively tries to stop ppl driving so it’s absolute mayhem all the time. Use public transport wherever possible
-people live in the surrounding areas so be respectful and keep ur drunken antics in the festival grounds
-don’t give alcohol to minors
-stay safe and don’t go on ur own anywhere bcos there’s always rape reports
-seriously, do NOT give alcohol to minors. Ever.
-reading fest is located in the rich, old white ppl part of town where everyone is retired and grumpy. Remember this when using the nearby supermarkets bcos there will be angry old ppl trying to do their weekly shopping even tho there’s 10000 ppl in there buying carling 12 packs
-if you haven’t tried drugs before then now really isn’t a good time to start
-don’t do anything dumb basically

-from ur friendly local resident

driving up to SF super early tomorrow morning to avoid traffic & staying at my uncle’s for a week and i have lots to do before i leave but oh god it’s really happening it’s happening soon oh god

I deserve someone who’s nice to me.

Who doesn’t get pissed at me for things I don’t have control over
Who doesn’t promise to watch after me recovering then runs off for days hanging out with new people
Who doesn’t call my housemates disgusting for having so many pets in one house then talks about getting an unneutered male dog (I mean seriously?)
Who doesn’t yell at me when things don’t happen properly and there is literally nothing I can do about it 
Who doesn’t road rage in completely expected and non-avoidable traffic
Who doesn’t call my family gross for forgetting to put food away sometimes then turns around and does the exact same thing
Who gives a shit and actually gives a heartfelt apology.

It’s four days before I’m going on vacation, and after that, only one more week of this. 

Then I’m done with this crap.

My blog now has an option to take YOUR submissions! Now, if you want to get your designs out there, or if you want to share something you’re REALLY proud of, feel free to show it to me!

When your post is submitted, I’ll be sure to tag you, so that everyone can find your blog! Or, if you’re already somewhat known, you might get a little more traffic! To avoid flooding everyone’s dashboard thingamajig, I’ll share Ten per month, on the 15th of each month, as this works best with my current internet plan.
Just this one time though, because we missed the 15th of August (In Australian Eastern standard time,) I’ll post your stuff on the 25th, and then from then on, it’ll be the 14th.

So if you got something you want to show me, get cracking right now! I can’t wait to see what you have to show me!