My mum just came into my room and said “did you lose a pair of pants?”
and I was like “…what”
and then she took my hand
and gave me this carrot
I tried to give it back but she ran away laughing
#CHECK OUT your differences in wand technique here #and how fluidly and casually Ron throws a curse in comparison to Harry and Hermione #Hermione has done the reading and is technically perfect of course #Elbow straight; wrist bent #Wand tip aligned with left sightline #left arm held loosely behind her for balance #Harry hasn’t ever done the reading #Grip too tight; elbow locked #Shoulders raised#Left elbow cranked in awkwardly against his body #Kids’ll imitate his awful technique#and Junior Aurors #it’ll make their parents nuts; don’t twist your neck like that I don’t care what Auror Potter does #When you save wizardkind you can hold your wand however you want #until then drop your shoulders #Ron’s been around wand users since birth #practiced with twigs and then his brothers’ wands #Look at how the movement flows from his center #the way he uses his whole body #throws out his opposite hand behind him to counterbalance the movement #Harry and Hermione get their wands into position and then throw the curse #Ron’s spell starts mid-motion because he knows his wand will be in position in time (via helenish)
UM I THINK SO YES
“We were laying in bed just the other night, looking at the ceiling, and I said: ‘You know, it’s been thirty years, and it’s never felt worn. There’s never been a sense of tiredness with you.’”
things to say if someone asks why you are so quiet
- "i don’t have much to say"
- (shrug with a smile)
- "i like listening"
- (with clenched teeth) “there are wasps in my mouth”
You don’t marry a gender; you marry a person. And yet the majority of Christian marriage books dole out advice based on gender stereotypes: “men need adventure,” “women need security,” “men like quiet time,” “women process verbally,” “men crave respect and control,” “women crave love and emotional intimacy,” “men are like microwaves,” “women are like ovens.” But even before we got married, Dan and I realized that just as often as we fit these generalities, we don’t. Dan knows I’d prefer tickets to a football game over a nice piece of jewelry and that too much security and not enough adventure leaves me feeling bored. I know that Dan is better at nurturing friendships than I am and thrives creatively when he has the chance to collaborate with other people.
So for all of this talk of men being “wired” one way and women being “wired” another, we have found, as Micah Murray puts it, that “wires are for robots.” We are human beings, and we relate to one another better when we stop expecting the other person to behave in a prescribed, programmed way but instead talk openly with one another about our actual desires, preferences, hopes, and expectations.
Rachel Held Evans, 10 Marriage Reality Checks (via thehollowinyourchest)
“I moved here from Jamaica when I was six, and my accent was so bad that I had to spend two years in ESL classes before anyone could understand me. I remember feeling very frustrated. I was surrounded by people with really thick accents who were trying to tell me that I needed to get rid of my accent.”