Not gonna lie. There was a time when I couldn’t wait for Snape to get killed off. He killed Dumbledore for meep’s sake. But in the end, it was all part of a greater plan in which Snape’s turned out to be this awesome, heartbroken dude with a lot of feels. Not to mention, the friggin’ Half Blood Prince. So, Happy Birthday, Snape! Here’s a gifset/photo commemoration!
And now for some more lighthearted Snape gifs/photos
I wanna talk about bubble baths. It’s been a very long time since I took a bath, but I think this year is the year I bring back the bubble bath. January 8th is bubble bath day, so let’s DO THIS THING.
Some people like to hate on the fact that you’re sitting in ‘dirty’ water, but the point of a bubble bath isn’t cleanliness. Jebus people, get it together. The point of a bubble bath is quiet time, relaxation, and introspection. Granted, you probably need to clean your tub/shower before you set out on a bubble bath adventure, but it will totally be worth it. If you need some bubble bath inspiration, let me be your bubble bath guide.
Step one: Clean your tub. Yes, this sucks. But this is the only part that sucks.
Step two: Plug the tub and start the hot water (but test it before it gets going to make sure you don’t burn your junk off).
Step three: Pour in bubble bath while the tub is filling so it gets good and sudsy.
Step four: While you’re waiting for the tub to fill up and the bubbles to um, bubble, grab a few candles and light them. Make sure you place them near you but not in such a way that they will a.) fall into the tub or b.) set your hair on fire.
Step five: Turn on some relaxing music and put your phone on silent. You don’t need to use it with wet fingers OR drop it into the tub.
Step six: Sink into the bubbles and relax. Spend as much time as you like getting pruney, and maybe even read a little. Ooh, reading!
I think it’s safe to say at this point that we’ve all seen Elf since it was released 10 years ago. One of my favorite scenes from the movie is the scene in where Buddy goes to work with his father (who is in denial that this man child that says he’s an elf is really his biological son). When the father’s office phone rings Buddy quickly reaches over the desk and his father, grabs the phone and says
Today is the one special day of the year when it’s totally socially acceptable to answer your phone like this. Bonus points if it’s your work phone. Double bonus points if it’s your mom and she won’t get the reference. Triple bonus points if you make this your voicemail greeting for a day.
Other notable Buddy the Elf moments:
Meeting a mall Santa
Now go watch Elf and plot your phone greeting! Yay!
Does anyone remember the days before area codes were absolutely mandatory for making a phone call? I remember the very day when I tried to call my mom at work after school with a 7 digit number and couldn’t get through.
What kind of blasphemy was this? What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks was an area code? You mean I have to remember MORE numbers just to reach someone?? Sheesh, being 7 is hard. Anywho. From that day on, phone numbers were 10 digits long. But the good news is that most people I knew had the same area code attached to their phone numbers.
Area codes actually originated in the 1940s, but were only necessary for long distance calls. They eventually became necessary for all calls to all people in all places in the US.
There’s also the interesting social implication of area codes. Many people can instantly judge you solely by your area code. Unless you have an area code from another area. Then they just want to know where you’re from ’cause you obviously ain’t from ’round these parts.
No matter how you feel about area codes, today is a day to celebrate those three cute little numbers in front of your phone number!
By a show of hands, who here is not a fan of baked goods? If you raised your hand, for one, I can’t see you, this is the internet. And TWO,
So! Now that we have that straightened out, let’s talk about National Baking Month! Cupcakes, cookies, muffins, cakes, dessert breads, pies, cheesecakes, scones, brownies… Are you getting hungry yet? Are you feeling inspired?! (Where is my apron?!) GAH!!!!!
October is the perfect time to get adventurous in the baking department (more commonly known as ‘your kitchen’). There’s that nip in the air, and people are cray cray for pumpkin spice anything. Seriously. Cray cray.
Here at KU we have plenty of baking type accessories to help you get your bake on. Like these lovely aprons and totes adorbs dessert cookbooks.
And! Don’t forget these cute cupcake decorating kits we have a variety of.
Carbs are not the enemy during National Baking Month. If you’re thinking Butterbeer cupcakes are the perfect baked good to try making, click here for the delicious recipe (and additional HP cupcake food porn).
And if that’s not enough for you, here are a few Pinterest-found recipes that should turn out deliciously (you can take the credit if they do, I won’t tell the Pinterest police). Happy baking!