So here’s a funny story

Last month, I took a Public Speaking course. It’s required. I was nervous as hell at the beginning, and I’m glad I’m done.

But here’s the thing, today, I went to pick up my medicine, and one of the people at the pharmacy was a person in that class. (There’s several million people in a decent radius of my college, for reference)

Like, I could at least guess she was a pharmacist based on the speeches she gave (one of which was on ADD medications, where she got the number of pills prescribed per day), but there’s probably about 50 pharmacies in the same radius.

It was a little weird, but I saw the tag and was like “Oh, it’s you. Hey, weird.” but that was about it for the conversation. We weren’t friends.

xaynie:

the-law-is-absolute:

Share this to every news station blaming the parade-goers! No one did anything to his car until he already endangered some by lurching forward and honking! We didn’t deserve this! 

This video clearly shows the initial aggressor. What would you do if a car kept lurching forward into a crowd full of people? This is a stop sign intersection. Pedestrians have right of way. Anyone who drives downtown during SD Comic Con isn’t making the best decision or knows that it will take forever to get anyway. This guy just had road rage and is using his disability as an excuse to run over people.

giancarlovolpe:

I just realized I don’t normally reblog sculptures.  But DAMN.

Is it bad that I know exactly where the first is?

(Source: iraffiruse)

The cats I saw today.

jeremiah-peacekeeper:

mementomoe:

jeremiah-peacekeeper:

So I bought two kittens today.
Jareth and Ludo. Beautiful babies.

Reeves and Mortimer aren’t happy though. :(

Bonus points if you get the references.

Is Jareth the Ginger?

Doesn’t matter, these are two adorible little fluffballs

No, Jareth is the black one. Ludo is the ginger. :D
x

Thank you, I just figured that since Jareth was a blonde in the movie, he’d be the ginger.

But like I said, adorible little fluffballs. They look so pettable.

jeremiah-peacekeeper:

So I bought two kittens today.
Jareth and Ludo. Beautiful babies.

Reeves and Mortimer aren’t happy though. :(

Bonus points if you get the references.

Is Jareth the Ginger?

Doesn’t matter, these are two adorible little fluffballs

30 Day OTP Challenge: Backyard

Aileen pouted in the crowd, lost. She had quite a bit of time until her act was up, but still, she always felt so nervous, and liked to be there at least two acts early. Something kept her though. Something with the non-performers.

She tried to pushed against the crowd, it didn’t bother her, but if only she could get the height to catch a space to shift to. She had to move to levitate, and she could hardly do that.

"Have a problem, damselfly?" she heard behind her. Half-undone black shirt, chef coat hidden behind him, and that wide smile.

"Mister Bunten. My act is up soon… and it seems there’s a bit of a crowd keeping me from getting up front."

He gave a deep bow. “Sure, Ailie. I’ll get ya up front in a snap.”

Aileen rolled her eyes at his use of Ailie. He hated the thing, but in his accent, it felt almost endearing.

Erik offered his hand. “If I may, damselfly.”

Odd, it was gloved. Then again, he worked in the kitchens. He wouldn’t want to get sick from the things he had to handle, she supposed. It must cost a lot to clean, though. She took it with a smile.

"Ready…" he laughed. "Run!"

They ran together until she was free of the crowd. She made it to the fence and hugged him. “Thanks Mister Bunten. You’re quite a help… Oh, sorry…”

He blushed. “Nah, it’s nothing, Ailie. If any other pretty ladies ask, I’d be sure to help them as well.”

She pulled away and then shifted across the fence.

shinsart:

finished hooooo

shinsart:

finished hooooo

I wish I could see the skirts better, but this is probably very close to how Ail dresses when she goes outside. She wears jackets instead of a long-sleeved shirt, but still looks like this.

I wish I could see the skirts better, but this is probably very close to how Ail dresses when she goes outside. She wears jackets instead of a long-sleeved shirt, but still looks like this.

(Source: ghosts-in-the-library)

vintageeveryday:

Amazing vintage portraits of exotic dancers from the 1890s. See more here…

fashionsfromhistory:

Cycling Ensemble
1895-1900
British 
Manchester City Galleries

I want to put Ail in this. It’s a bit later than I imagine, but it still looks like something she’d wear outside the cirque.

fashionsfromhistory:

Cycling Ensemble

1895-1900

British 

Manchester City Galleries

I want to put Ail in this. It’s a bit later than I imagine, but it still looks like something she’d wear outside the cirque.

30 Day OTP Challenge: Alcove

(Double-checking what an alcove is, and I found out it could work like this, so awkward cute first date go)

The time they considered their first “Real” date was to a local restaurant. Ric found them a small booth that had a window on one side, and thick support beams on another two. The last side was still open to everyone.

"What do you want?" He asked Aileen. "Pizza? Pasta? Fish and Chips?"

"I kinda want just some cheese toasties and chips," she said with a blush. "And just water to drink…" In all honesty, she didn’t feel hungry. She had been so nervous the whole day that it took away her appetite, but it would have been rude not to ask for something. "And I can give you money if…"

Ric’s hand found her lips. He had a smile. “This is a date night, not friends’ night out. I’m treating you this time. If it bothers you, it can be your turn next time.”

He came back with their drinks and a number. Aileen downed the water in nearly a gulp Thankfully, one of the pitchers was nearby to refill it. She rubbed her fingers against the plastic cup.

"Is everything alright?" She could see Ric’s eyes widen. It was obvious his eyes were blue. "If it isn’t…"

"No… no…" She said. "I just… I’ve never done this before. You, Eli, Jason, and David are really the first guys who even tried to befriend me. I had Mel, and for the longest time, there was Kelly, but her family moved away a year or so back, but the guys just kind of followed Angelica when she decided…" She shook her head. She wasn’t going to revisit things, especially how selfish she always felt for her desire to move to Glasgow. She didn’t want her father to find a new firm when he worked so hard to find his place in the one he worked at, and she didn’t want to split the family either…

"I haven’t either," Ric said with a smile. "I kind of wanted to ignore all this and just find someone on the Circuit once I was old enough. Alas, puberty was too kind to me and my friends, so I had to break quite a few hearts." He leaned on the table. "But you… you Ail… you made me curious. I wondered who the Grahame was for us to get treated so well on that tour a few years back, and then I saw your ears last year…"

She blushed and took a long sip of water. “Can we… can we talk about something else… your games perhaps?”

Ric did so with a smile, and she felt much easier after that. Even though she hadn’t been hungry, she felt famished by the time their food showed up. She gladly ate the food, and even bought them some desert.

30 Day OTP Challenge: Den

People who hadn’t known Aileen was in a steady romantic relationship had said she was married to work. To be fair, even those who knew she and Ric were dating had said the same. They weren’t exactly wrong. Even when she left her job for the day, she still spent some time looking over things at the kitchen table. It was her little den for the hour or two she was alone.

She didn’t have distractions in coworkers or other people dropping by, so it helped. Kaome knew not to bother her. Of course, Kaome could and would if she spent too much time doing so on the weekend.

It wasn’t the weekend, though. She heard the key at the front door of the flat, and knew Ric was back. She switched to a browsing window before she closed her computer. She hopped off the chair and ran to the door.

"Hello Ric," she said with a smile. "Anything new at the bakery?"

He shrugged. “It was a good day. We practically sold out, and we got two couples depositing for wedding cakes.” Ric wrapped his hands around her. “What about you, Ail. Anything out of the ordinary?”

She shrugged. “Not really. No new clients, the one I met with are doing fine. No one leaving…” She pushed up to her toes and kissed him. “I like it that way,” she said.

"Same."