By land, by air, and by sea. Go. Seek. Find what you are meant to find by searching for all you think you need to. They won’t match, they never do, but you’ll find what you’re supposed to. Throw yourself into the wild wide world and let it chew on you awhile, let it taste the salt of your skin and the sweetness of your soul. Let it spit you out and emerge, soaking wet, but triumphant.
Today, February 15, is President’s day in the United States! To celebrate, I’ve accrued an interesting bit of information for every American president from Washington to Obama!
George Washington is the only president so far to not be affiliated with any party.
John Adams served as a lawyer for British soldiers charged in the 1775 Boston massacre, despite his own anti-British sentiments.
Thomas Jefferson spoke 6 langauges; English, Welsh, Greek, Latin, French, and Arabic.
James Madison was the shortest president ever, standing 5'4" tall.
James Monroe had the Liberian capital city of Monrovia named after him, as he helped establish the country.
John Quincy Adams was the first president to be interviewed by a female reporter, Anne Royal, who stole the president’s clothes when he went skinny dipping and refused to give them back until he answered her questions.
Andrew Jackson’s birthplace is unknown, but it’s in one of the Carolinas.
Martin Van Buren is the only president to not speak English as his first language, he actually spoke Dutch.
William Henry Harrison died a month after becoming president.
John Tyler has two living grandsons as of 2016.
James K. Polk died the youngest of any president, not counting those that were assassinated.
Zachary Taylor was nicknamed “Old Rough and Ready” because as a soldier, he went into battle in old farm clothes instead of a uniform.
Millard Fillmore is the only president to have never had a VP for their entire presidency.
Franklin Pierce’s wife believed God didn’t want him to become president, since their son died shortly after his election.
James Buchanan sometimes bought slaves just to set them free.
Abraham Lincoln is the only president to have held a patent, on a type of buoy.
Andrew Johnson was the only Southern Senator to stay loyal to the Union during the civil war.
Ulysses S. Grant’s real first name was Hiram.
Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to use a telephone.
James A. Garfield was the last president to be born in a log cabin.
Chester A. Arthur was accused of being born in Canada during his presidency, and the allegations have persisted to this day.
Grover Cleveland was accused of having an illegitimate child, and his detractors protested by chanting “Mama, where’s my pa? Gone to the White House, ha ha ha!”
Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, and his presidency, although 48 times as long, was just as uneventful.
William McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile, however, this auto was an ambulance used to transport him after he was assassinated.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first American to receive a Nobel prize, for his role on ending the Russo-Japanese war.
William H. Taft kept a cow at the White House named Pauline to provide fresh milk.
Woodrow Wilson suffered from dyslexia as a child.
Warren G. Harding entered college at age 14.
Calvin Coolidge liked to wear a cowboy hat around the White House.
Herbert Hoover has a comet named after him.
Franklin Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio after falling into the Bay of Fundy while vacationing in Canada.
Harry S Truman kept a sign on his desk that said “The buck stops here” representing how he couldn’t pass on his duties to anyone else. The other side read “I’m from Missouri”, as Truman was very proud of his home state.
Dwight Eisenhower’s reputation as a war hero made him so popular, that both parties asked him to run on their ticket.
John F. Kennedy’s father encouraged him to go into politics and become the first catholic president, which he did.
Lyndon B. Johnson owned an amphibious car that he liked to surprise foreign diplomats with by offering them a ride and then driving straight into a lake.
Richard Nixon could play five musical instruments: Piano, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, and violin.
Gerald Ford is the only president to have never been elected to any executive office, he won both the vice presidency and the presidency by accident.
Jimmy Carter won a Nobel prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work.
Ronald Reagan kept a jar of jellybeans on his desk, and he would eat them whenever he was stressed. When he became president, the Jelly Belly company introduced blueberry jelly beans so the jar on Reagan’s desk could have red, white, and blue beans.
George H.W. Bush served as VP for Reagan, an ambassador to China, and head of the CIA before becoming president.
Bill Clinton originally wanted to be a jazz musician, but was inspired to enter government after meeting JFK in 1963.
George W. Bush is the first president to have run a marathon. In 1993, he completed the Houston marathon in 3 hours, 44 minutes, 52 seconds.
A/N - Writing an imagine where the reader and Tyler didn’t end up living happily ever after basically broke my heart so im lowkey upset rn
I’m going out tonight with the girls babe. Just so you know.” I said as I stood
in the master bathroom of our shared apartment getting ready.
Tyler called from the bed. “You told me you were going to my game tonight.” He
I didn’t. I told you on Monday that I was going out tonight with the girls.
Jenna and Isabelle are in town and I never get to see them anymore so we are
doing dinner and drinks downtown.” I explained as I continued to change out my
definitely didnt. I was planning on you being there tonight.” He argued, now standing
in the doorway of our bathroom.
did, Tyler! I don’t know what to tell you. I’m going out with them tonight. It’s
been planned for awhile.” I told him, rolling my eyes.
roll your eyes at me. I really wanted you to be there tonight.” He said,
sure it’ll be playing at the bar!” I called after him.
great, I hope you enjoy watching it at the bar!” He yelled sarcastically.
on, Tyler. What difference does it make? I’ll watch as much of it as I can.” I
screamed, walking over to him in the hallway.
difference does it make, really?” He said quietly.
What difference does it make? I go to as many of your games as I can. Just let
me have one night out with my friends.” I begged.
them to the game.” He said as he walked into the living room.
I don’t want to watch you play. Maybe I just want a break from hockey.” I said
in an angry tone.
Tyler said as he turned around. “Oh. Okay. I see. YOU want a break from hockey.
Because it’s you out there working your ass off, for your fans, for your city,
for your family that made so many scarifies so you could get to where you are.
That’s you. It’s totally understandable as to why YOU need a break. You’re
supposed to be there to support me. But thanks for making it clear that you’re
not interested in that.” He said as he shoved past me. His face was bright red
from yelling and veins were popping out of his neck.
not what I meant, Tyler. You know that.” I yelled back.
I don’t know what you meant. This is your problem, you always assume that I
just know how you’re feeling about everything. You never communicate anything.”
He began, running his fingers through his hair.
I don’t communicate anything? How about you randomly leaving for Canada one
night after a loss and completely going MIA? Do you know how worried I was
about you?” I fought back.
already apologized for that. Don’t bring it up. You know you’re the one with
the problem.” He pressed.
not the one with the problem! And as far as I’m concerned, anything that has
happened in our relationship is fair game. Kind of like all those countless
nights that you didn’t communicate with
me as far as where you were, how drunk you were planning on getting and what
girls you wanted to have grind all over you.” I said, pointing and yelling at
it’s just us.” He said quietly, shaking his head.
we just have to figure out how to talk to each other better.” I suggested,
taking a deep breath from yelling.
guess so.” Tyler said. “And just so you know, the reason I wanted you at the
game tonight was so I could propose to you at center ice.”
I said, feeling awful now.
I guess that’s not going to happen.” He told me, walking out.