i'm not a wordsmith, i'm a wordbutler
Come on, everybody knows that the answer to #200 is "Hank". ;)

Hank is not my crush. Hank is my husband and we will be together forever. No, he is not fictional, shhhhh.

146, 182, 41, 8

146: Chocolate or vanilla.

I tend not to like just plain, unadulterated chocolate things. I like my chocolate mixed with other stuff. Then again, you never get vanilla just by itself. That said, if you forced me to choose between plain chocolate ice cream and plain vanilla ice cream, I’d choose the latter, so I think I will go with: vanilla, unless I can add something else to my chocolate.

182: In my pockets.

Right this minute, I have two uneaten cough drops, two cough drop wrappers, and my fitbit. More typically, they contain my cell phone and at least one writing utensil. I might’ve stolen a highlighter from work that way, actually. Whoops?

41: Have you pre-named your children?

Although I am not planning to produce biological children, I have a dynamic and ever-changing document on my Google drive that lists my favorite child names. None of them are too outlandish. (10-ish years ago, my dream was to have twins and name them Beatrice and Benedick after Much Ado About Nothing. I realize now what a crazy idea that was. Also, only one of those names still holds my favor.)

8: Favorite Yankee Candle scent.

Is this an attempt to make me talk more about my boyfriend, Mountain Lodge? That said, I really like both Silver Birch and Lavender Lemon. And I also have a crapton of votives in my closet because, you know. Candles. 

37 and 189~!

37: Favorite candy.

Cherry jolly ranchers. Reese’s peanut butter cups. Take 5. Rainbow nerds.

189: Last book you read.

My Notorious Life by Kate Manning, a fictionalized memoir based on a real woman who performed abortions in the mid- to late-1800s. Interesting at some points, really classist and problematic at others. I mostly wanted to throw it out a window. 

derevko:

racethewind10:

…all i see are two cute gay couples and Ming-na Wen laughing at her idiot kids

Is that not what’s happening here…?

I am so deeply torn because on the one hand, with Chloe and Elizabeth both in white, I have no choice but to imagine Skye and Jemma’s inevitable MPU wedding, where the two of them both wear lovely white dresses and goof around and are just super giddy idiots with one another.
But Brett is there, and I figure by the time Skye and Jemma get hitched, Grant and Leo will’ve split up.
Maybe that’s the last sort of hurrah for the guys, their last glimmer of happiness before Leo and Grant decide to part ways. They go to the girls’ wedding, and everything is beautiful and giddy and lovely. And Leo talks himself up, swears he can make this relationship work, but after their weekend in the bed and breakfast, Grant’s back to being him, and Leo realizes he can’t fake it any more. 
Happy return from your honeymoon, girls, Leo’s on your doorstep with a cat.
Yes. Yes, I like this a lot.
(Melinda will of course attend, and bring her daughter as her date, and it will be delightful.)

derevko:

racethewind10:

…all i see are two cute gay couples and Ming-na Wen laughing at her idiot kids

Is that not what’s happening here…?

I am so deeply torn because on the one hand, with Chloe and Elizabeth both in white, I have no choice but to imagine Skye and Jemma’s inevitable MPU wedding, where the two of them both wear lovely white dresses and goof around and are just super giddy idiots with one another.

But Brett is there, and I figure by the time Skye and Jemma get hitched, Grant and Leo will’ve split up.

Maybe that’s the last sort of hurrah for the guys, their last glimmer of happiness before Leo and Grant decide to part ways. They go to the girls’ wedding, and everything is beautiful and giddy and lovely. And Leo talks himself up, swears he can make this relationship work, but after their weekend in the bed and breakfast, Grant’s back to being him, and Leo realizes he can’t fake it any more. 

Happy return from your honeymoon, girls, Leo’s on your doorstep with a cat.

Yes. Yes, I like this a lot.

(Melinda will of course attend, and bring her daughter as her date, and it will be delightful.)

200 things you can put in my ask
200: My crush’s name is:
199: I was born in:
198: I am really:
197: My cellphone company is:
196: My eye color is:
195: My shoe size is:
194: My ring size is:
193: My height is:
192: I am allergic to:
191: My 1st car was:
190: My 1st job was:
189: Last book you read:
188: My bed is:
187: My pet:
186: My best friend:
185: My favorite shampoo is:
184: Xbox or ps3:
183: Piggy banks are:
182: In my pockets:
181: On my calendar:
180: Marriage is:
179: Spongebob can:
178: My mom:
177: The last three songs I bought were?
176: Last YouTube video watched:
175: How many cousins do you have?
174: Do you have any siblings?
173: Are your parents divorced?
172: Are you taller than your mom?
171: Do you play an instrument?
170: What did you do yesterday?
[ I Believe In ]
169: Love at first sight:
168: Luck:
167: Fate:
166: Yourself:
165: Aliens:
164: Heaven:
163: Hell:
162: God:
161: Horoscopes:
160: Soul mates:
159: Ghosts:
158: Gay Marriage:
157: War:
156: Orbs:
155: Magic:
[ This or That ]
154: Hugs or Kisses:
153: Drunk or High:
152: Phone or Online:
151: Red heads or Black haired:
150: Blondes or Brunettes:
149: Hot or cold:
148: Summer or winter:
147: Autumn or Spring:
146: Chocolate or vanilla:
145: Night or Day:
144: Oranges or Apples:
143: Curly or Straight hair:
142: McDonalds or Burger King:
141: White Chocolate or Milk Chocolate:
140: Mac or PC:
139: Flip flops or high heals:
138: Ugly and rich OR sweet and poor:
137: Coke or Pepsi:
136: Hillary or Obama:
135: Burried or cremated:
134: Singing or Dancing:
133: Coach or Chanel:
132: Kat McPhee or Taylor Hicks:
131: Small town or Big city:
130: Wal-Mart or Target:
129: Ben Stiller or Adam Sandler:
128: Manicure or Pedicure:
127: East Coast or West Coast:
126: Your Birthday or Christmas:
125: Chocolate or Flowers:
124: Disney or Six Flags:
123: Yankees or Red Sox:
[ Here’s What I Think About ]
122: War:
121: George Bush:
120: Gay Marriage:
119: The presidential election:
118: Abortion:
117: MySpace:
116: Reality TV:
115: Parents:
114: Back stabbers:
113: Ebay:
112: Facebook:
111: Work:
110: My Neighbors:
109: Gas Prices:
108: Designer Clothes:
107: College:
106: Sports:
105: My family:
104: The future:
[ Last time I ]
103: Hugged someone:
102: Last time you ate:
101: Saw someone I haven’t seen in awhile:
100: Cried in front of someone:
99: Went to a movie theater:
98: Took a vacation:
97: Swam in a pool:
96: Changed a diaper:
95: Got my nails done:
94: Went to a wedding:
93: Broke a bone:
92: Got a peircing:
91: Broke the law:
90: Texted: hour ago
[ MISC ]
89: Who makes you laugh the most:
88: Something I will really miss when I leave home is:
87: The last movie I saw:
86: The thing that I’m looking forward to the most:
85: The thing im not looking forward to:
84: People call me:
83: The most difficult thing to do is:
82: I have gotten a speeding ticket:
81: My zodiac sign is:
80: The first person i talked to today was:
79: First time you had a crush:
78: The one person who i can’t hide things from:
77: Last time someone said something you were thinking:
76: Right now I am talking to:
75: What are you going to do when you grow up:
74: I have/will get a job:
73: Tomorrow:
72: Today:
71: Next Summer:
70: Next Weekend:
69: I have these pets:
68: The worst sound in the world:
67: The person that makes me cry the most is:
66: People that make you happy:
65: Last time I cried:
64: My friends are:
63: My computer is:
62: My School:
61: My Car:
60: I lose all respect for people who:
59: The movie I cried at was:
58: Your hair color is:
57: TV shows you watch:
56: Favorite web site:
55: Your dream vacation:
54: The worst pain I was ever in was:
53: How do you like your steak cooked:
52: My room is:
51: My favorite celebrity is:
50: Where would you like to be:
49: Do you want children:
48: Ever been in love:
47: Who’s your best friend:
46: More guy friends or girl friends:
45: One thing that makes you feel great is:
44: One person that you wish you could see right now:
43: Do you have a 5 year plan:
42: Have you made a list of things to do before you die:
41: Have you pre-named your children:
40: Last person I got mad at:
39: I would like to move to:
38: I wish I was a professional:
[ My Favorites ]
37: Candy:
36: Vehicle:
35: President:
34: State visited:
33: Cellphone provider:
32: Athlete:
31: Actor:
30: Actress:
29: Singer:
28: Band:
27: Clothing store:
26: Grocery store:
25: TV show:
24: Movie:
23: Website:
22: Animal:
21: Theme park:
20: Holiday:
19: Sport to watch:
18: Sport to play:
17: Magazine:
16: Book:
15: Day of the week:
14: Beach:
13: Concert attended:
12: Thing to cook:
11: Food:
10: Restaurant:
9: Radio station:
8: Yankee candle scent:
7: Perfume:
6: Flower:
5: Color:
4: Talk show host:
3: Comedian:
2: Dog breed:
1: did you answer all these truthfully ?

(via wentzfam)

Maybe for once you know

(via accessorizingwithapencil)

Not to MP-spew all over this, but I cannot help imagining that one early-fall day after Ward and Fitz have finally figured out their drama and started properly dating that Skye texts Jemma is like okay, I’m bored now that we can’t constantly torment your bestie about his crush, let’s go to the farmer’s market or something. And Jemma agrees, throwing on jeans and a shirt and pulling her hair up—just the most basic version of herself, because it’s a thrown-together thing Skye just came up with—but when they meet an hour later, Skye looks like this. Like an angel from heaven, or a Bohemian bride, and Jemma’s greeting sticks in her throat because pleaes, look at her.  Look at her and say that Skye is not the most beautiful thing on the planet, because no one will believe you, she is perfection.
And Skye laughs at Jemma’s slack face and makes some excuse about needing to do laundry, and all Jemma can think is to wrinkle her nose and say, “Yes, because you look terrible this afternoon.”
And Skye laughs again, beautiful in the sun, and Jemma knows without a shadow of a doubt that she is in love.

Not to MP-spew all over this, but I cannot help imagining that one early-fall day after Ward and Fitz have finally figured out their drama and started properly dating that Skye texts Jemma is like okay, I’m bored now that we can’t constantly torment your bestie about his crush, let’s go to the farmer’s market or something. And Jemma agrees, throwing on jeans and a shirt and pulling her hair up—just the most basic version of herself, because it’s a thrown-together thing Skye just came up with—but when they meet an hour later, Skye looks like this. Like an angel from heaven, or a Bohemian bride, and Jemma’s greeting sticks in her throat because pleaes, look at her.  Look at her and say that Skye is not the most beautiful thing on the planet, because no one will believe you, she is perfection.

And Skye laughs at Jemma’s slack face and makes some excuse about needing to do laundry, and all Jemma can think is to wrinkle her nose and say, “Yes, because you look terrible this afternoon.”

And Skye laughs again, beautiful in the sun, and Jemma knows without a shadow of a doubt that she is in love.

Sunday Six.

As of last night, I have determined that Chain of Custody will indeed be 18 chapters rather than the standard 16-or-17. I will be fiddling with the posting schedule during the week this week and have a new one up for you by Friday’s update. In the meantime:

Chain of Custody, Chapter 16: “The Start of Everything”

“You know there’s not an Olive Garden in our house, right?” Tony’d asked after Miles’d finished his request, his shoulder propped against Bruce’s office doorjamb. “You can’t just request an endless pasta bowl and expect your dad and I to roll over and—”

“I like pasta,” Amy’d volunteered from where she’d been watering Bruce’s office plants out of her water bottle. Miles’d cocked his head smugly and almost smiled.

Tony’d raised his hands. “I retract my previous statement and hope to every deity available that the grocery store’s not out of fresh garlic.”

“Or out of anything else on our list,” Bruce’d reminded him, and predictably, Tony’d waved him off.

Chain of Custody, Chapter 17: “A Step You Can’t Take Back”

“We’re not becoming a home for wayward teenagers.”

“You sure about that?” Jessica’d asked. She’d shed her usual uniform of jeans and sweaters for dress pants and a blazer, never mind the file folder full of records that she’d tucked under her arm.

Witness stand chic, Tony’d mouthed, and Bruce’d rolled his lips together to keep from laughing.

Jessica, on the other hand, had just jabbed a finger into Tony’s shoulder. “The social worker giveth, and the social worker can taketh away,” she’d reminded him as he’d plastered on his best wide-eyed puppy-dog expression.

And, based on a scene from The Judge and Sara’s, you know, Sara-ness, we have part of a one-shot that might someday see the light of day:

MPU One-Shot: “Driving Miss Jimenez (et al)”

Tony checks his watch once and then a second time before he glances over at Amy. “You really want a turn?” he asks. She blinks in surprise, and he waves a hand toward the parking lot. “You’d be driving a steel death trap. Putting you and everyone else in this county in danger. Sending both of us into very long prison sentences if you run somebody over.”

“Bruce says the Prius is the safe car,” Amy points out.

“Bruce is filling your head with liberal propaganda, and I won’t allow it.” The Prius pulls into the lot—or rather, crawls into the lot, because Teddy Altman drives like a seventy-five-year-old pensioner with night blindness—and Tony hops to his feet. “If you ever tell him about what happened this afternoon,” he warns, “I’m giving your room to the dogs.”