Grandpa Tim was a bit of a recluse, as my family liked to say. He lived out in the middle of nowhere in an old, dilapidated house. But when he came around, everyone listened. No one argues or disobeys his commands, as strange as they were.
For example, the time Tim convinced my Aunt Betty to purchase a life insurance policy on my Uncle Bill. Betty argued but gave in to Grandpa who insisted on paying for the policy. Two years later, Uncle Bill passed away from a sudden heart attack. Aunt Betty received a huge payout that helped Uncle Bill’s wife with the funeral costs.
Sometimes his advice would be to get checked at the doctor, even if you weren’t sick, and they would find a life threatening tumor inside you. Other times, it would be to stay home from work on a certain day and then you’d see a twenty car pile up on the highway in the news. Grandpa Tim always knew exactly when to call.
When Tim died, I inherited all his possessions including his house. The lawyer instructed me to check his mailbox for a letter Tim left me.
I found myself opening a door in the basement and then almost fainting when I saw the endless cavern of hourglasses as far as the eye could see. The closest hourglasses to the door had the names of my family members etched on their bases. That’s when I saw the sand in my parent’s hourglasses about to run out. I called them and told them to not get on the plane heading to Tim’s funeral. The sand in their hourglasses refilled.
This drink I like it. Another!
I love how quickly he readjusts to the culture so foreign to him. Like, he does not even protest or try to explain this is how it’s done in Asgard so it’s how it SHOULD be done because he’s a mighty god and stuff. He’s just like “but I… oh I see smashing mugs is not a custom here. I’m sorry I won’t do it again :( “
It has come to my attention tonight that some people don’t know about Chris Evans’s freckles. Let me tell you about his freckles.
OH MY GOD HE IS THE HOT TEACHER YES HOT TEACHER CHRIS EVANS AU I NEED IT
I literally said out loud at my computer: “His momma taught him so well. Look at how nicely his shirt’s tucked in.”
Inspired by a conversation with Dan on twitter the other day.
we all have to understand how important the anniversary of amok time airing is. this episode gave us slash it gave us fuck or die this episode is everything, our forebear, our origin, two men humping each other on the burning sand. let us take a moment of silence for theodore sturgeon, star trek, spock and kirk, and how totally out of control this became over time
For more than a decade I have been engaging in the traditional “Canadian Craft” of finger weaving as a venue to bring early Canadian History to life in a fun way, for interested people of all ages, to …
One last thing before I go to bed.
I have a wonderful family member on my Metis side who is an incredibly talented weaver. She taught me how to finger weave (on a loom my dad made her!) and is a patient and gentle teacher. Like many artists, she almost -never- gets paid when she teaches her art, but rather volunteers her time, teaching and often providing material for free.
She started a fundraiser to replenish her waning weaving material stock, and for just a $15 contribution, you get a miniature sash bookmark or choker.
You can visit her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WeaveYourStory
Signal boosts are appreciated!
So happy. ♥ On her page, it only had a few shares as she only recently had access to a computer at home and is just beginning her social media presence (i.e. her page Weave Your Story). I was really happy to see that my attempt to help signal boost her need for supplies has NOTES! Thank you so much to everyone who has been signal boosting, and who have donated so far. Please keep reblogging, and consider supporting this wonderful artist who has given so much to our Metis community here in SK, and now in BC (I miss her!).
This is awesome! I teach my kids basic finger weaving with yarn. I will donate for sure. Please signal boost, traditional artists need to be supported so they can continue to teach our communities.