what we went as one year

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For my Hawaiian studies class we had a group project on a topic of our choice to inform the class about and my group chose to learn more about the ukulele. My friend Sharron and I went to Kamaka & Sons to learn about how they made their instruments, and ended up getting a tour of the workshop from Fredrick (one of the “sons”) who is 91 years old. He told us the entire history of his family, gave detailed descriptions of the tools they use, and impressed upon us what high quality, love, and care goes into making these instruments (it’s incredible the attention to detail they have. It’s no wonder they’re super pricey $$$). It was amazing hearing him talk story about his life, and how their company and ukuleles have evolved over time. The last picture is actually him with a picture of him in their first store front when he was a boy! I highly recommend the tour if you’re ever in Waikiki (it’s free!) if you have any interest in music or history. 

so yesterday was mine and daddy's 1 year anniversary!!

we had the best day honestly. we did exactly what we did on our first date: go see a scary movie and get dinner at East Side Mario’s. last year we saw The Visit (that one with the crazy murderer grandparents???) and yesterday we saw the Blair Witch. as expected it wasn’t nearly as good or scary as the original, but we had fun and were basically the only ones in the theatre, and at dinner we coincidently got the exact same table we sat at on our first date! Supper was delicious but neither of us finished (which is great cause I love leftovers) and we went home and cuddled and watched Teen Wolf until we fell asleep. I’m so blessed to have this man in my life honestly, he treats me like a gem and takes such good care of me. I love him to death, ughhhh 💕💕💕

Today, I fucked up... by taking some kids to the beach

Ok it wasn’t today. It was about a decade ago. But it lives to this day as the grandest fuck-up of my life. 

I was one of the older kids in my church youth group, which was going on a road trip to the California coast. I was the only one in the group who had been in the area before, a few years previously on a vacation with my family. 

Now, on my family vacation, we did what any family would do when visiting the California coast: we went to the beach, despite it being a slightly chilly, cloudy day – we only had a few days in the area, had to make the most of it of course. And what a beach! It was lovely, a little bay secluded down among some rocky cliffs, accessible only by a fairly steep goat-trail down from the sand dunes by the road. We were the only people there, which we attributed, probably correctly, to the less-than-ideal beach weather. There was no trash to be seen, no sign of human visits to the place besides the trail and some footprints in the bit that didn’t get hit by tides. We had a great time. 

So of course, when the church youth group voted to spend a day at the beach, I mentioned that I knew where a really nice one was. I described it briefly, and everyone agreed, that was our beach of choice. So we headed that way. Down the trail, and now there’s all these prepubescent kids and young teenagers running around splashing in the water, goofing off and generally being kids at the beach. 

And then one girl, the youngest one, about 11 years old, spots something, well… less than ideal for our purposes, about the beach. An older man, enjoying the sun, without a stitch of clothing on, and a lady in similar dress beside him. The girl’s jaw drops and she starts squeaking, eyes wide with shock, until the adult she had been talking to turns to see what’s the matter… and then promptly shepherds us all OFF THE BEACH. 

TL;DR I accidentally took my entire church youth group to a nude beach.

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funny story

One Easter it was raining and really gross outside so this church I went to decided to loosely put together this Easter egg “giveaway” so that we would still get eggs and candy. So all of us kids got in lines and when it was our turn they would put a few eggs in our basket. Well, there were three prize eggs, one with $1, one with $5 and the most sought after egg being the $10 egg. Well since these people put no effort into hiding what they were putting into the eggs I spotted them putting the money in the eggs and as an eight year old I kept letting kids in front of me to make sure that I would be at the front of the line when the $10 egg was being given…Everyone else thought that I was just being nice but guess who went home with the $10 egg.

A couple of years ago every single magazine and newspaper thought it was cool to say things about me that weren’t true and things about me that were mean and things I couldn’t correct them on, but YOU did. And I just want you to know that I’m never going to forget what you did. That you showed up for me when my hands were tied behind my back and I couldn’t say anything to fight back, you fought back and you kept showing up and kept filling stadiums and here we are. And in those years while you were sticking up for me I was writing a new album called 1989. And I moved to New York City and I spent a lot of time by myself and I spent a lot of time with my friends and I cut my hair short. And one day I took a trip to London and I went to the house and artist I really love, her name is Imogen Heap. And I told her what my life had been like for the last couple of years and I played her this idea for a song, and once we wrote the song the album was done, and the name of that song was ‘Clean’
—  Taylor Swift’s speech before Clean in Philadelphia
Harry Styles And Louis Tomlinson Hold Hands At A Meet And Greet - Twitter Loses ALL Chill

We woke up on this glorious Sunday morning, and the sun wasn’t shining and birds weren’t singing, but Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles were snapped holding hands at a meet and greet and we legit could not be happier.

THE POWER OF LARRY STYLINSON IS ALIVE AND WELL, PEOPLE -  and one heroic fan got the photos to prove it.

The ‘Wellington Curse’ is officially broken. 

Before you collapse into a puddle of ugly sobs and screaming, this is exactly what went down:

Eighteen-year-old mega babe, Sofia, managed to get meet and greet tickets through the Make-A-Wish foundation (hope you’re okay, love), and when she went into the room to meet the boys ahead of last night’s Detroit concert she had a couple of special requests.

In her own words, Sofia explained: “Okay, so we started setting up the pic and the boys all came over and I right away was like, ‘Can I have a special order please?’ and Harry was immediately, ‘Of course, what is it?’

“So I said, ‘Okay, Harry and Louis on my left please and Liam and Niall on my right’, and they got in their places. Harry went right next to me, I think he understood he is my special peach.

“Then Liam was right next to me, and then Niall and Louis on the outsides. Then I said, ‘Okay, so can we please ALL hold hands please… And kind of hold them up’, and there was a a slight pause and my sis, who was taking pics, said Louis looked hesitant and nervous at first to take Harry’s hand.

“She then said Harry grabbed Louis’ hand… And that’s when Louis made that smile he had in the second pic… The scrunched up smiley fond one.”

Oh, you mean this one?!

Because that scrunched up smile pretty much killed us when we opened our eyes and scrolled through Twitter this morning.

Needless to say, this is the most Louis and Harry have interacted with one another since the Larry glory days of the WWA tour, and the emergence of these pics sent Twitter into meltdown:

me after seeing Larry holding hands pic.twitter.com/RRR9APC5pS

— mia || pcd (@wondernouis_)

August 30, 2015

even though i already saved the picture of larry holding hands i still double check and save it again you can never be sure

— rei (@adidasmodel)

August 30, 2015

LARRY JUST KEEPS LEVELING UP EVERYDAY I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE I CAN TAKE

— (mad)ison (@sunjameshoran)

August 30, 2015

I NEED A VIDEO OF LARRY HOLDING HANDS NOW

— fey (@louhafeatcake)

August 30, 2015

how did that girl even survive that meet and greet with larry holding hands

— kennah (@louisncabello)

August 30, 2015

to be completely honest it someone told me last year at this time that larry would be holding hands i wouldn’t have believed it

— kennah (@louisncabello)

August 30, 2015

larry held hands larry held hands larry held hands larry held hands larry held hands larry held hands larry held hands larry held hands larr

— was boyfrond ,, cait (@grlwhocrjedwolf)

August 30, 2015

LARRY MAKES ME WANT TO WRAP MYSELF IN PARMA HAM STUFF MYSELF WITH MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND SERVE MYSELF WITH A SIDE OF HOMEMADE MASH EKFW

— samantuh (@prettypillhes)

August 30, 2015

I just woke up and my whole tl is larry and them holding hands or st but I’m yet to see a pic or anything this is giving me anxiety

— bobby newport (@joetrohmanz)

August 30, 2015

We feel you guys, we feel you.

And if Meet and Greets continue to go this way, we reckon we’re all going to be in desperate need for a break come March 2016….

Before I do any more analysis, the general impression I got (and I think we can all agree) was that whatever went down at the bottom of the sea for almost a year messed both of them up, and their perceptions of what a relationship should be like are pretty skewed. 

What Lapis did at the end shows that having a support network really is important. She’s taking strides to both recognise she was hurt in an unhealthy relationship and recognise she did some hurting too.

Jasper’s been completely alone this entire time. No one to tell her this was unhealthy; no one to be critical of her actions; no one to stop her from chasing after Lapis. Everything about Jasper so far shows us she wants to be big and strong and fusion gave her that, but it wasn’t healthy. Both of them, at one point or another, were using each other. 

Jasper is doing a lot of harmful things, both to herself and others. She’s desperate to get back on the fusion train because she thinks there’s nothing else for her. And she did a lot of hurtful things to get there, like tossing people around, smacking Steven, not listening to Lapis’ saying “no.” She’s not the same Jasper we saw in The Return, who was self-assured and calculating.

So I’m really glad that Lapis said “no.” She was tempted to go back to that toxic fusion. It’s like experiencing withdrawal from a drug. It’s difficult to leave a relationship when it feels as though you’ve shown everything to the other person. From her point of view, they know so much of you now, what happens when you leave? How do you start again? It was really hard for that “no” to come out, and I respect that she overcame her struggle to jump back into being Malachite. And I like how it came from her and not Steven. She spoke for herself, she made the decision to step away from this and start healing.

But right now, I think they do need time apart from one another. It’s easy to fall back into the same patterns of an unhealthy relationship when the other person is right there. I do think though, that Jasper needs someone to explain things and to make Jasper wake up as well. Lapis had Steven for that, and to an extent she also had the gems. Having no one, isolating whom we view as the “bad person” doesn’t help them change rehabilitate, because they reinforce their own behaviour. If we want Jasper to stop undertaking these kinds of actions, that’s really something to consider.

I’m sure I have more to say about this, but it’s something I still have to put into words.

Now, the thing is, why are we protesting – why this Oscars?  It’s the 88th Academy Awards.  It’s the 88th Academy Awards.  Which means this whole no black nominees thing happened at least 71 other times.  You gotta figure that it happened in the 50’s, in the 60’s – one of those years Sidney (Poitier) didn’t put out a movie – I’m sure there were no nominees those years.  And black people did not protest.  Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time.  You know, we were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won Best Cinematographer.  You know, when your grandmother’s swinging from a tree, it’s really hard to care about Best Documentary / Foreign Short.

But what happened this year?  What happened?  People went mad.  Spike (Lee) got mad.  (Al) Sharpton went mad, and Jada (Pinkett Smith), and Will (Smith) went mad and everybody went mad.  … Jada’s mad her man Will was not nominated for Concussion, I get it, I get it… It’s not fair that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated. I get it.  I get.  But it’s also not fair that Will got paid $20 million for Wild Wild West.

This year, things are gonna be little different at the Oscars.  This year, in the ‘In Memoriam’ package, it’s just gonna be black people that were shot by the cops on the way to the movies.

—  Oscars host CHRIS ROCK

Moderator: “On a personal front, what racial blind spots do you have?”

Bernie Sanders: “Well, let me just very briefly tell you a story. When I was in one of my first years in Congress, I went to a meeting downtown in Washington DC and I went there with another Congressman, an African American Congressman. And then we kind separated during the meeting and I saw him out later on and he was sitting there waiting, and I said, ‘Well, let’s go out and get a cab. How come you didn’t go out a get a cab?’ And he said, ‘No, I don’t get cabs in Washington DC.’ This was about 20 years ago. Because he was humiliated by the fact that cab drivers would go past him because he was black. I couldn’t believe it.[…] I’ll tell you another story. I was with some young people active in the Black Lives Matter movement. Young lady comes up to me and she says ‘You don’t understand what police do in certain black communities. You don’t understand the degree to which we are terrorized. And I’m not just talking about the terrible shootings that we’ve seen, which have got to end, and we’ve got to hold police officers accountable. I’m talking about everyday activities where police officers are bullying people.’ So, to answer your question…when you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor. You don’t know what it’s like to be hassled when you walk down the street or you get dragged out of a car. And I believe that as a nation in the year 2016, we must be firm in making it clear we will end institutional racism and reform a broken criminal justice system.”

I’m seeing waaaaay too much “karma is a bitch” shit on my dash for my liking. Y'all are still holding a grudge against this chick after 15 years? We have no idea the specifics that went down back then, and besides, it’s fifteen goddamn years later! I don’t think Jennifer really gives a rat’s ass. Angelina has proven time & time again that she’s a wonderfully caring & compassionate soul who does amazing humanitarian work and in the past has even donated 8 million dollars to charities in one year alone, yet no matter what she does, people are always going to view her as a “homewrecker”, while Brad Pitt is placed on a pedestal & seen as one of acting’s “all time greats”, even though he’s the one with the bad track record. Bringing Jennifer Anniston into this is just stupid.

Please fire me. I had a man come in with a pair of shoes to return. He was complaining that they had torn and when I opened the box, they looked to be at least 6 months old: worn, cracked and caked in mud and who knows what else. We have no time limit on returns. So he went, got another pair and sure enough his receipt had at least two others stapled to it. Exchange receipts. He’s been exchanging his shoes for new ones for the better part of a year.

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How Ferguson Changed Once The Media Went Home

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at Officer Darren Wilson’s hands in Ferguson — the spark that ignited a national movement of protest against police violence and white supremacy. One year later, that movement is nowhere near finished. The cameras may have left, but dynamic grassroots programs are changing Ferguson while no one is watching.

“We were radicalized there.”

Scientists just released a ton of surprising new information about Pluto.

Eight months after the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed past this small planet, scientists have published a whole suite of studies that bring into perspective just how strange and wonderful a place the tiny dwarf planet is.

Pluto’s surface is even more alien than we thought. The dwarf planet’s smooth plains, scarred craters and ice mountains were not what scientists expected to find on something so far out in the outer solar system. Scientists think all that diverse terrain means Pluto has been geologically active for much of its life over the past 4.6 billion years. 

Pluto’s atmosphere is still a mystery. Turns out Pluto’s atmosphere is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit colder and much more stable than scientists initially thought.

We finally got a close look at Pluto’s five moons. Scientists think that Pluto and its largest moon Charon once collided. Instead of completely breaking apart, they went into orbit around one another. Now there’s evidence that Pluto’s four smaller moons may have formed from chunks of debris that spilled out of the same collision, according to the new research.

We still only have about half the data that New Horizons collected during its flyby, so Pluto may hold many more mysteries. Read more.

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do u ever think skinner thought mulder and scully were banging from like year one and they probably had him over for dinner like post-iwtb and were like “yeah we’ve been together for like X number of years” and he does the math and is just like “….what fuckign.. .waht he fcuk … you went…for seven years you didjnt..??? i cant fuckign beleive…” 

He messaged me on New Years one year and he was drunk. I entertained it and we went in our first date, he was a perfect match for my personality, then a week later we went on our second date and since then we haven’t went a day without each other besides for work. Now we have been married for a year and have 6 month old twins.

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”And I remember when I met him, it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it, right away. And as the years went on, things got more difficult – we were faced with more challenges. I begged him to stay. Try to remember what we had in the beginning. He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it. When he walked in every woman’s head turned, everyone stood up to talk to him. He was like this hybrid, this mix of a man who couldn’t contain himself. I always got the sense that he became torn between being a good person and missing out on all of the opportunities that life could offer a man as magnificent as him. And in that way, I understood him and I loved him. I loved him, I loved him, I loved him. And I still love him. I love him.”

isn't this how scene went tho
  • Lucius:Well, Draco? Is it? Is it Harry Potter?
  • Draco:I can't - I can't be sure.
  • Lucius:But look at him carefully, look! Come closer! Draco, if we are the ones who hand Potter over to the Dark Lord, everything will be forgiven —
  • Draco:But I can't really -
  • Draco:I mean how am I supposed to know if it's Harry Potter?
  • Lucius:what
  • Draco:I mean it's not like I spent the past six years obsessing over him and staring at him in the Great Hall or anything -
  • Lucius:...
  • Draco:Or like Harry Potter's famous and everyone knows what he looks like or like he has a distinctive scar that makes him instantly recognizable -
  • Greyback:...
  • Draco:Who even is Harry Potter anyway?
  • Lucius:...
  • Lucius:merlin's pants draco the one time your potter obsession could be useful and you pull this shit wtf
  • Draco:Potter obsession? What obsession? What Potter? I don't know what you're talking about
  • Lucius:draco what the fuck

I matched with this guy who seemed to be really cool. We had a lot of things in common so the messages we were sending to each other were like novels, talking about older video games and what we liked to play as children, etc.

So eventually he asks me if I want to go on a date with him. We were getting along fine and he was really cute, so of course I said yes. He took me out to a hibachi restaurant, where he proceeded to take me to a Japanese market. Fast forward to him having to stop by his house. I knew what he was up to, but I had gotten out of a three year relationship a few months prior, so I was ready for whatever came. We had sex, went back to my house, did it again, and he left.

A few weeks go by, we’re still talking and hanging out, and one night I went to stay at his house. We had sex multiple times and suddenly it was four in the morning, and I noticed he was talking to a girl on Facebook… Who was his ex. Suddenly, he starts bawling his eyes out, crying about how he misses her and how he’s “such a good guy and shouldn’t be torn like this.” He then LEAVES ME AT HIS HOUSE (he drove me there, and it was way too late so all my friends were asleep) and goes to his ex’s place to “talk it out,” which he stayed at for three hours before finally coming back, saying how sorry he was.

Needless to say, I demanded to be taken home and I never talked to him again.

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we all laughed and laughed at this video for years but you know what, the people who made this are fucking prophets. they somehow managed to predict that 2016 would be just one huge incomprehensible mess that would only get more surreal as time went on. they warned us and we didn’t fucking listen