My sister Jenny had finally turned 22 and her birthday gift was rain.
"Cover your eyes," I said after I showed up unexpectedly at her apartment. "I have a surprise for you."
After a bit of convincing she went along with it, and I led her down five flights of stairs to the lobby.
She asked if we could have just taken the elevator.
"You’re not supposed to use the elevator when it’s raining. I read that once. I also like how they’re called flights. Where’s the plane? Haha." She didn’t laugh at my joke. I told her she could open her eyes now and she did.
"What? Where’s this surprise?" she asked.
"I know how much you like rain. It’s your birthday and it is raining. Happy birthday, sis."
She looked out into the bustling, wet street and then gave me a sour look. I gave her a sweet look. She walked away. I walked a way.
"Look, Jenny, to be honest, I would have bought you a present but my wallet is empty," I said as I reached into my back pocket and showed her my empty wallet. I had emptied it out the night before but she didn’t need to know that. I even took out my library card. That’s not even currency. I definitely could have left that in there and she still would have thought I was broke.
She looked at the floor, letting her curly blond hair become unfurled, grinned, and then looked back up at me. “It’s okay, I like your present. At the very least it shows that you care about me.”
And that’s how I got away with giving my sister rain for her 22nd birthday so I could buy sixteen globes the next day and smash them all with a baseball bat in the middle of times square.
Durarara!! Ikebukuro 2010, Ikebukuro 2014
Edit: Thought I’d share another similar “quest” I did a few years back with my then muse The World Ends with You @ Shibuya.
a day in the life of misty
okay but this literally the entire first series in one gif
if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face
PRETTY SURE CROWLEY WILL GET THE MOST DATES
so we went to an improv show and we played this game where somebody is given a trait and another player has to guess what it is based on how they answer questions
and one of the players who was a taxidermist was asked “what do you do for a living?” and she replied “oh you know…. stuff” AND TO THIS DAY THAT IS THE GREATEST PUN I HAVE EVER HEARD MY GOD
boutta take the ride of my life
Turns out the world isn’t such a bad place after all.
Timely reminder that people are inherently good.
#don’t be fooled this is the saddest children’s movie ever made
I like how he’s the luckiest kid “in America”, like there’s some Candian asshole with two giant robots.
and in that moment, a theater full of teenagers and adults burst into tears
DOES ANYBODY ELSE REMEMBER THESE DELICIOUS YOGURT FILLED MAGIC EGGS THAT WERE ALL OVER THE MARKET A FEW YEARS AGO AND THEN DISAPPEARED AND GOSH FRICKIN DARN IT I WILL NEVER GET TO EAT ONE OF THESE LITTLE MAGIC BEANS AGAIN
OK GUYS BUT IM SERIOUS DOES ANYONE ELSE EVEN REMEMBER THESE AM I GOING CREAZY ?
now i want some
Cuddling in winter
One of my campers stumbled upon a real Life ‘Angry Bird’
Nothing better than a well dug hole
Chris Pratt is actually the nicest most humble celebrity in the world. Fact.