with adult hobbies

How to get people to properly are for their Betta

So, I work at Petsmart, and people come in all the time wanting a simple pet that doesn’t require a lot of TLC because of their busy schedules. Whether they’re a small child getting their first pet, a college student needing a companion for their dorm, or an adult wanting a hobby, fish can be a good and bad option. It always depends on the person what kind of pet they should have, but for right now, I am going to use the scenario with the college student.

So a girl comes in and says she wants a fish. She just moved in an apartment by herself and dogs and cats are extra money to keep them. She doesn’t like reptiles, and knows small animals and birds need attention, and she doesn’t have all the time. She has classes and a part time job to juggle, so she settles for a fish.

This girl asks for my help to get the basics for caring for a fish. She told me that she wants something that’s pretty and not ‘basic like a goldfish.“ So I show her the Bettas. She picks one out that she likes, then asks where the fish bowls are. I always cringe when people ask me, but I will always fight for the Betta. I mention that once her betta gets bigger, he will get very crowded, become unhappy, loose his color and probably die. Granted, some people have claimed they had a betta in a bowl for the longest time, but its a low percentage that they’ll last a while depending on amount of care.

So, I tell this girl about the low likely hood of her betta surviving in a bowl, and she asks for my suggestion. I show her the smaller tanks and say, "2.5 gallon is the smallest I would go for a younger, smaller betta. I would update it to a larger tank once he gets bigger.”

“But they’re kept in these cups for who knows how long, why isn’t a bowl enough?” That was the moment I came up with an analogy. I asked her how many bedroom apartment she lived in, and she told me she lived in an efficiency apartment.

“Okay, so imagine that being in these cups is like living in your bathroom. Then when someone put you in a bowl, add your kitchen to that space. Sounds crowded, right? Now, a 2.5gal is like an efficiency apartment. Its the minimum space anyone could mind living in, but you don’t want to live in one forever. So you eventually get a 1 bedroom, which is like a 3.5gal. Once you move up in life you can get a house, which is like a 5 or 10gal tank, depending on your budget and you can even add a roommate or two at this point. Now, after thinking, which would you prefer to start out in?”

“A studio.”

And that is how you get someone to get an actual filtered tank with a heater and to properly care for a betta. I’ve used this analogy on a few different people and its worked 80% of the time.

People, please understand that you don’t want to live in a cramped space

So why should your pet?

anonymous asked:

Do you ever feel weird that you are 20 years old and still like kpop. Like your a grown women. (No hate it's just I've never met a kpop fan so old and I'm only 16 so like I wouldn't consider my self a child) but I just think 20 Like wow.

No, I never felt weird about it. Why should I feel weird about enjoying music? Is kpop only meant for teenagers? I’ve been in the fandom since I was 14, so I should just stop liking it the moment I turn 20? It’s crazy how you’ve never met people older than 20 in the kpop fandom, there are people here over 20 with actual jobs.I mean, I follow a person who’s been married for like 2 years. You don’t need to be so surprised anon, it’s just a genre of music, and we take out some time in our lives to blog about our favourites. It’s like a hobby, adults can have hobbies.


I know I’m not a miniatures blog, but I really really enjoy the hobby. Whenever I’m not in the mood to draw, this is my secondary getaway!

The top picture is probably my most intensive paint job I’ve ever done, middle row is Bloody Barnabas and his shoulder guard boys, and finally I like basing my Takara Tomy Pokemon toys for practice and for fun!

I just finished a project for my education class that I would like to share with y’all. Our assignment is to answer who we were as our best student and who we were as our worst and what do we need to be our best student selves, and present it along with an image. I felt that my favorite passage and drawings from The Little Prince represented my thoughts best. Students who are currently finishing up high school and worried about college admissions, this one is for you!

A message from a student who understands what’s it like, to anyone who needs a little reassurance that it’s going to be okay:

My best as a student was simultaneously me being my worst as a student. In high school, I got A’s, I took AP courses, I had leadership roles and multiple extracurricular activities. I appeared to be a well-rounded student. Yet, at the same time, every day of junior and senior year of high school, I copied math homework from the back of the book, “bs-‘ed” some of my literature essays, and barely kept my club afloat as president, all on about an average of 4 hours of sleep each night. I learned more about test-taking strategies than the content of the course. I did everything I could to get by and ultimately, although sleep-deprived and barely functioning, I looked good “on paper”. I had to, after all. As an Asian-American growing up in an predominantly Asian community, the stereotypes made me believe there was only one way to make it— major in biology or mathematics to become a doctor or a scientist. Being the oldest daughter of Asian immigrant parents, there is huge pressure to succeed, to prove that your parents’ struggle was worth it, so you can only imagine how I disappointed in myself I felt when I didn’t feel competent or interested in either of those subjects. My passions led me down the liberal arts path. I struggled to call myself a psychology and human development major for the longest time. When my dad asked how to spell “psychology” so he could tell my aunt what I was majoring in, I felt ashamed and told him, “No it’s okay, you don’t have to.” I had no idea if I was going to be successful with what society called a “useless degree” and I didn’t want him to feel judged if my relatives told him the same. 

In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous The Little Prince, the narrator’s childhood drawing was constantly misinterpreted by adults. Whenever he tried to explain his drawing to show them what’s beneath the surface, adults told him to set it aside and get a more practical hobby. Adults only ever ask me what I’m majoring in, but they never ask why. If they asked, I would have had a chance to explain my interest in mental health and why I’m so concerned for the well-being of students. I would tell them that my closest friends have encountered depression and anxiety, and that I, too, have had my own battles with anxiety and low self-esteem. I would explain to them how some kids are so worried about disappointing their parents, they work so hard in school to the point they don’t sleep or eat or want to live. Yet, instead of asking why I would choose such a major, they just tell me how difficult it would be to find a job. Adults seem to fixate on one path to success and expect us to follow it without questioning. They lack the creativity it takes to think outside of the box and ask new questions and make new comments. Yes, they want what’s best for us, but do not realize every child is different in needs and desires. Hence, I believe educators, parents, and adults in general should let us know that we have a lifetime to be who we want to be and that there are various pathways to get there, not make us think we have to decide by the time we click “submit” on our college applications. And if we do reach higher education, we need to be told that no matter what we choose to learn, that as long as we’re learning something, we’ll be okay and enough, as us, as who we are.

So if you’re reading this, know that the education system (in America at least) often treats some subjects as more important than others, but that doesn’t mean your interests in the “less valued” subjects are less important. Defy stereotypes. Pursue what you want and love. You have time. Take some time to take care of yourself, mentally and physically. You’re enough and you’ll be just fine.  Don’t learn to get by, learn to grow. 

My dudes. I know this is crazy to hear. But some of us adults… we have hobbies.. that we’ve been enjoying since we were KIDS!! It’s like?? When we were young and we liked it? It wasn’t a phase!! WOW!!! And you know what??? There isn’t an age limit to joy. Costumes, cartoons, drawing, games, and friends don’t expire when you turn 18.

anonymous asked:

It's hilarious that underage fans think fandom is a thing you grow out of. Like who do you think is MAKING all the stuff you're a fan of? Cuz it sure as shit ain't kids your age. It's grown up fans.

Pssh. Get off my lawn with your “fandom is for kids” talk, kids. I didn’t even start watching SPN til I was past 30. So sad that teenagers think loving things passionately and having fun dies when you hit a certain age. Chuck save me from that 9-to-5 nightmare vision of adulthood that consists solely of drinking beer and popping out a bunch of kids, getting a mortgage and taking up golf. I’ll stick with stuff I actually enjoy, thanks.             

Oh my God, life would be horrible without hobbies, but the weirdiest past? This is only applied to women. Men are always depicted as having hobbies as adults, like sports or even nerdier hobbies. Different doesn’t mean better or more acceptable, and even still: if I showed up shirtless and covered in body paint at a football game, people would still be outraged.

Toshiya’s creativity Vol 03 My Favourite 1/2

Previously Toshiya said, “I’m interested in Rolex”. The person in charge of the editorial heard these words and made a promise “Someday we have to make something about it”. Finally, it was done in this issue. Sorry if this time our talk turned into a maniac talk (bitter smile) We also asked Toshiya about his personal time.

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February Book Photo Challenge (via books-cupcakes)

Day Nineteen: Currently reading

Love the concept of this book, but honestly the only thing I really liked about it while reading was the illustrations. 


Slow Burn || Chapter Fourteen: Put Your Hand in Mine (Patrick Sullivan x Robin Ballard)

Genres: Romance, Self-Insert, Series 

Fandom: The Accidental Husband 

Pairing: Patrick Sullivan x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character) 

Summary: Patrick and Robin both get angry. 

Rating: SFW 

Warnings: Break Up, Language 

Previously: Patrick took Robin to Ajay’s party. They danced and Patrick apologized for coming on too strong. Things seemed to be going well, but when Patrick tried to kiss Robin, she pushed him away again. That night, they both reflected on their feelings, but couldn’t find any answers. 

Story Masterlist 


I walk into Emma’s office, dialing her show’s number on my phone. 

I’ve got her book with me. I stayed up all night and read it cover to cover. 

It turns out the whole thing is a ridiculous crock. 

If this is the kind of advice Robin is getting, no wonder she’s resisting me. 

I’m surprised when my call gets put through. 

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if you are a literal actual adult, and your hobby is mocking/harassing minors on tumblr who are trying to figure themselves out (via self diagnosis! or discovering that they’re trans and/or nonbinary! or using neopronouns! …all of which literal actual adults also do!)… you are a bad person. i’m sorry i don’t make the rules, you’re just a bad person.

adults who mock or harass minors on the internet are never not creepy. a minor saying “i think i’m autistic” or “i’m agender” or “pronouns: ze/zim” on tumblr literally does not affect your life at all, you fucking creep.

(this post is devoted to that gross anti sj parent who made a video complaining about young people listing themselves as autistic on tumblr, calling them self-diagnosed “tumblrinas” while pointing to her own “real” autistic child.)

potential hobbies for adult sasuke instead of continuing to fight for the genocidal state that ruined his life
- reading (nonfiction / history?)
- shogi or go
- calligraphy
- running a dojo
pls add if you want
edit: ty lesbiangaara i forgot
- smokes a lot of weed

純愛-パラフィリア- (Junai -Paraphilia-)

Entremets (the producers of the Nikaido Kinen Byouin series) has finally announced a new release in December! After having November close with a week full of releases by Nakazawa Masatomo, it is of note that the only seiyuu for this release, comprised of three CDs, will be, of course, Nakazawa Masatomo. • v • (No surprise there…)

Short Synopsis (Paraphrased):

3 unique characters and their dispositions* portrayed by Nakazawa Masatomo.

A person can have a multitude of “faces”—

A single performer plays the parts of three different types of men.

Who will you indulge yourself with…?

Three volumes will be released concurrently:

純愛-パラフィリア- 生徒会長 有原玲央 編 (Junai -Paraphilia- Seitokaichou Arihara Leo)

純愛-パラフィリア- 教師 広野渉 編 (Junai -Paraphilia- Kyoushi Hirono Wataru)

純愛-パラフィリア- 教育実習生 宮舘拓紀 編 (Junai -Paraphilia- Kyouiku Jisshuusei Miyadate Hiroki)

*The word in the description「性癖」can colloquially mean sexual disposition, or fetish. Thus, the “paraphilia” part of the title.

CV: 佐和真中 (Nakazawa Masatomo)

Release Date: December 18th, 2015.