visiting puerto rico

Love on the Brain, LMM/Reader

Prompt: You and Lin toe the line between best friends and soulmates.

Words: 2,533

Author’s Note: Good lord it’s been awhile, right? Took heavy inspiration from this lovely video of Lin kissing in 200 Cartas which is basically the reason I am alive today (and my lovely wife @alexanderhamllton​ gif’d here).

Warnings: Nothing? If there’s anything please tell me.

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You had had friends all your life. A giggly group of girls to cling to all through elementary school. A little clique in the back corner of high school classrooms. Intellectuals you could have stimulating conversations with over top ramen in your college dorm.

You moved from friend group to friend group seamlessly, never getting past surface level knowledge of each of them. You rarely found one person you could spend an unending amount of time with. And you thought this would last your entire life - you had come to the conclusion that best friends or soulmates just weren’t for you.

Then in waltzed Lin, frantic and messy and completely out of your comfort zone that you couldn’t help but feel that unfamiliar pull. He was funny and charming and the kind of artsy cute that would have made a younger you scoff.

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Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, took aim at President Trump following his visit to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Cruz, who has consistently asked for more aid recovering from #HurricaneMaria, said that it was fine for President Trump to criticize her as he did on Twitter last weekend if it means more awareness will be raised about how devastated Puerto Rico really is. #PuertoRico #news #Trump #hurricanerecovery #naturaldisaster

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Hey guys! Here’s the warrior birb'a update! I finally found an open vet, and it was an avian vet too! The birb has part of his wing that was ripped off, and it was still infected and swollen. Sadly since he has a part of his wing missing he’ll never fly again, but that doesn’t stop him from trying! He cleaned his wounds, applied a bandage (it will be removed after 7-10 days!) and also checked him out and he has pneumonia. He gave him some medicine and also gave me some medicine to take home and give it to him twice a day. Thank you SO much for all the attention he received, I’m so happy that he had a positive vet visit despite it all! He is such a strong little fella! I’ll keep you all updated. He needs to go to the vet again, so let’s hope things improve by then! I am still accepting donations just in case something else shows up since I need to bring him to the vet again soon, since he’s still in bad shape, but I’m SO thankful for everything! Everything else will be saved for future vet funds and supplies for the beebs! I cried tears of joy to hear he’ll be okay. Also! The vet suspects it’s a male, so I think I’ll call him Mario!! Let’s pray for his quick recovery!!!!



Hey everyone!!! MY BUDS

by the time u read this i’ll be in Puerto Rico visiting my fam and getting my tan fleekd!!! So basically what im trying to say is, I’m going 2 be M.I.A. for about a month & a half :( since i wont have my computer with me SIGH

& i WISH i was like those simmers that just build up like 2 years worth of a queue lmao (i wish) SADLY Im not gonna be posting for a bit!! DONT MISS ME TOO MUCH! i might be able to answers asks here and there though!!!

anyways ya thats it see yall on the flipside love u all u all mean the world to me ty for ur support !!!!!! ILL BE BACK
7 weeks after Hurricane Maria, San Juan is still without power, mayor says
"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin traveled to Puerto Rico to take a closer look at what recovery efforts have achieved in the seven weeks following Hurricane Maria.
By ABC News

Hostin spoke with several business owners in Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan. One bakery owner described paying $1,500 a week to buy diesel for his generator. He said he decided to continue operating at a loss because “after 40 years, he has to serve his community.”

Another owner who spoke with Hostin said his restaurant was receiving fresh produce for the first time since the establishment flooded during the hurricane.

Nearly 60 percent of the island is still without electricity, thousands remain in shelters and tens of thousands of homes are without roofs, Natalie Jaresko, executive director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, told Congress on Tuesday. More than 100,000 Puerto Ricans have left the island since Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rican authorities estimate there was $45 billion to $95 billion in damages to the power grid and other infrastructure. Congress has approved just $5 billion in aid so far.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who denounced the recovery efforts and President Trump’s treatment of the crisis, doubled down on her criticisms in an interview with Hostin.

When asked about the president awarding himself “a 10” out of 10 for recovery efforts, she replied, “What kind of a leader thinks of rating themselves rather than saying, ‘Nothing is ever enough when people are surviving and just working between life and death.’”

During his visit to Puerto Rico, Trump remarked that the territory’s officials “can be proud” of the relatively low death toll on the island compared to Hurricane Katrina. He also noted that the recovery efforts have “thrown our budget a little out of whack, because we’ve spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico and that’s fine. We saved a lot of lives.”

Trump has a long and contentious relationship with Cruz, who he previously accused of “poor leadership” on Twitter.

He also said Puerto Ricans “want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort” following the storm. In another tweet, he suggested he would pull federal aid from the island: “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military, the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

With many businesses now relying on generators to keep their doors open, the mayor told Hostin the city’s main priority is getting electricity back. “In more ways than one, it’s all about power,” Cruz said.

“The truth is, without power, the economy will not start rolling,” she continued. “Without the economy not starting to roll, people cannot go back to work, students cannot go back to school, the medical system is not functioning the way it’s supposed to.”


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Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces $2.5 Million Relief Fund During Visit to Puerto Rico
About half of municipalities are still without power after Hurricane Maria

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made sandwiches, took selfies and announced a partnership with a nonprofit group for a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund during a trip Tuesday to Puerto Rico.

Miranda said seven local groups already have received grants from the New York-based Hispanic Federation, which helps Latino agencies. The organization said it will award at least 25 grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 for reconstruction projects. A portion of a grant can be used for emergency relief efforts including food, water or shelter, officials said.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm, destroying homes and power lines and leaving tens of thousands of people without work. Nearly 40 of Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities are still without power and nearly 20 percent of the island remains without water.

“The road to recovery in Puerto Rico is not a simple one nor is it one that relies solely on aid from the American government on the mainland,” Miranda said. “Together, we will cultivate, fund and execute practical and actionable solutions to kick-start and continue the island’s road to recovery for years to come.”

Miranda also is scheduled to meet with students on Wednesday at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras.

so the PR visit is the gift that keeps on giving

(eta! this video was temporarily removed for “sexually explicit” content… tumblr censors can’t handle those hands either)

Laucy Thoughts - start to finish

Knowing Lauren and Lucy has dated and now no longer does is like watching a great movie with a sad ending. It’s like being satisfied knowing how great it was, how special it was, even if it didn’t end as much as you hope for - because you know it happens to people. Some couples don’t last, but that doesn’t mean what they have wasn’t real.

It was real, romantic even. But It has ended. It’s tragically beautiful.

(rant - a long ass post)

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