Wee winks market & deli photos
Austin, without the toxicity
2017.03.19 01:34 Texas4E Austin, without the toxicity
The Austin subreddit that isn't toxic.
2023.06.01 16:48 CompetitiveSolid8155 We met at midnight on his last night- Is it worth the effort?
I (29F) am usually not even going out on dates with men I match or text with at bumble/tinder because it’s just disappointing. But recently I matched with a guy (32M) that at first actually annoyed me. It turned out that we work in the same field and so we started a great series of banter back and forth on Friday night until 2am in the morning and started getting interested. He told me he was just for a vacation in the city that I live in and returned to his (& my home country- different continent) on Sunday. Since he did a lot of sightseeing with his family the next day where he had no Wifi, we did just text in the evening and kind of decided very spontaneously (at 11:30pm when I was already cuddled up in my bed in my Pyjama) to meet around midnight in a bar close by. I had no expectations because I did not like his photos so much and did not care at all because I knew that even if I would not like him, he was leaving the next day anyways- so nothing to lose at all :D However, when he arrived he looked very handsome and our conversation started right away and it was just so easy. It was overwhelming how many things we had in common and how we kind of complemented each other. There was not a single topic we would not come up with alike stories but we could also talk about serious topics. I even caught myself staring too long into his eyes like a stupid teenager while realizing that I actually start to like this guy🙈 When he paid me a compliment about my eyes I would not even banter something back but just smile and look away (I actually hate compliments & usually don’t take them seriously at all..).. After we got kicked out of the bar at 2:30, he asked me to walk a little more with him when we reached the corner where our ways would part. So I walked him to the front of his hotel where we couldn’t stop talking either and so he asked me again (as a running gag from our chats) to come for a swim in the hotel pool which I denied with a witty comment of course, but we went to the swimming hall inside of his hotel to just sit at a bench and keep talking until 5:30am and I noticed him coming a little closer while we were talking and teasing each other. Since his flight back was in the afternoon already and he hadn’t packed, I said that it’s time for me to go so he would at least have one hour of sleep :D So he brought me back to the lobby. When we were talking about where and when to meet again, he invited me (I guess as a joke) to the wedding of his sister and I said winking “Oh of course- I’ll book a flight, not a problem 😉”. Then I told him, I’m planning to do a camper tour here on which he could join and he mentioned he even has some vacation days left. When we said goodbye, we hugged twice very long and then he stepped into the elevator and I went home. After that we kept on texting and he asked me for my number before he entered the plane. When he arrived home and got back to work on Monday, we barely had a chance to text like we used to the last days and I wouldn’t say we have a real conversation going on right now. I know that he must be jet lagged and he told me in a brief text that he had a deadline to work for on Wednesday. But even after that when I sent him a longer text with questions I just got one line back and waited hoping there was more to come, but it didn’t. So I replied hours later and tried to keep it short and just do a little banter although that’s actually not the level I want to keep things…and I doubt he even knows how these long pauses between his messages make me feel. Maybe I’m impatient because I know that in his field he might be very busy since I am,too. But I cannot help it: I cannot think about anything else since then because I never expected to find somebody that actually checks all the boxes and I feel so attracted to. I kind of feel so stupid for not being able to get him off my mind, although I really thought he would feel the same. Now I’m unsure what to do to keep the contact and keep it interesting, keep him interested in me until we can meet again. For me this is the first time, I found somebody who could keep up with me intellectually and on every other level including his appearance (tall, active, blue-eyed, blonde, three-day beard etc.). I actually thought people like this do not exist and I somehow know that this is a rare finding. So, I really want to give this a chance, especially since I’m returning permanently to my home country in January - but it’s still 6 months and nobody knows if he might meet somebody better in the meantime while I’m stuck on the other side of the world. The thought of him just seeing me as a nice holiday flirt also crossed my mind although I wonder why he even asked for my number if these were his thoughts? What if he has a girlfriend or something and he wasn’t honest about it? I am absolutely clueless about this and I am not willing to play any stupid games. It just feels like it’s the cruelest way to fall for somebody because it feels like chances are minor and the whole situation is just complicated and somehow seems impossible…
I would really appreciate to hear your opinion and advice on this!
submitted by CompetitiveSolid8155
to dating [link] [comments]
2023.06.01 14:57 CKangel Free Udemy Coupon Course With Certificate - Limited Time
submitted by CKangel
to devops [link] [comments]
2023.06.01 14:42 maskgirlnft David Deschaine - Roofing Business Blueprint
| || | submitted by maskgirlnft to GlukomOnlineShop [link] [comments]
David Deschaine - Roofing Business Blueprint
Dear Roofing Professional,
Let me tell you straight up… this web page can change your life.
It’s not too often you get the opportunity to peer over the shoulder of a “celebrity” in this industry and watch in real time as I bank cash and turn what most would consider “stale leads” into HUGE PROFITS!
But today’s your lucky day….
Because I’m going to expose my entire business – right here …. right now – as I pull back the curtain and reveal my biggest secrets… secrets that bank me profits like this each and every day!
$4,640.70 in ONE DAY! $2,435.41 in ONE DAY! $3,054.61 in ONE DAY! $3,450.05 in ONE DAY! $3,381.82 in ONE DAY!
My name is David Deschaine… and my television commercials and radio spots dominate the northeastern part of the USA like McDonald’s dominates Happy Meals.
There’s not a day that goes by that my ads aren’t blasting the airways and my phones aren’t ringing off the hook with eager customers – checkbooks in hand – ready to pay me BIG BUCKS to get locked in my schedule. I don’t chase them… they chase me!
“Keep Out The Rain – Call Dave Deschaine!”
My slogan is a household rhyme.. and my face is recognized by folks all over our local communities…
On average… I close 2 to 3 roofing jobs a day (just like the one’s you see above) … and sometimes as many as 4 to 6. I employ over a dozen contractors and sales people… and my roofing business is growing at an incredible rate of speed each and every year … at times … almost doubling in profits from the year before.
But it wasn’t always that way…. quite the contrary to be honest.
I took a lot of punches and endured a lot of growing pains and years of blood, sweat and tears before I was able to take my failing business from barely making ends meet.. to banking millions of dollars a year in roofing sales and profits. Module 1: Roofing Business Blueprint Video Training Series
This training series is really the star of the show. You’ll watch over my shoulder as I go step-by-step thru the various training modules and help you take your roofing business to a whole new level.
From customer service training to sales force tactics… I leave no stone left unturned.
Video 1: Introduction – Laying the Foundation for Your Roofing Business Video 2: Level 1 – Planning, Management, and Goal Setting Video 3: Level 2 – Marketing, Sales Training and Production (three videos) Video 4: Level 3 – Scaling The Business… Multiplying Your Business (two videos)
Module 2: Roofing Business Blueprint Training Manual
The Roofing Business Blueprint Manual took me over 8 months to complete. This is the perfect compliment to the RBB training videos.
In this manual I break down everything I teach into bite-sized nuggets of GOLD … and show you exactly what you need to do to increase revenue and run your business on virtual autopilot.
This 155 page PDF manual reinforces everything taught in the training videos… PLUS has many added bonus sections you’ll find completely astonishing.
This manual could easily sell on it’s own for $97 on store bookshelves (and believe me I thought about doing that) … but I decided to include it for you in the Roofing Business Blueprint training course as well. Module 3: Roofing Estimator Pro Software And Training Tutorials
Roofing Estimator Pro is your complete Roofing Business Software packed with features that include:
Creating roofing proposals & contracts on the jobs site and uploading pictures to use in the sales process making you look like a true professional roofing contractor. The program also includes a job calendar for scheduling your appointments and links everything to your customers – no more sifting through stacks of paperwork. This feature truly makes life easy! The system also includes a detailed report dashboard feature to keep track of your sales for quick reference so you can get a “complete” look at your business at a glance. Know instantly what your profits and losses are… and how to add to the revenue streams. The Roofing Estimator Pro Software also has letter templates with a fully integrated email system built into the software. The software comes fully loaded with product photos, price lists, and you can setup users for the office, and also keep track of all the materials used for each job. The system can be installed on a server for a local area network or installed onto a laptop to keep your office mobile. Talk about true convenience and organization! Plus you’ll receive an entire suite of step-by-step training videos to show you exactly how to setup the Roofing Estimator pro Software and how to use it for maximum efficiency, which can save you time & money.This Roofing Software sells for $99.95… Check Amazon and it sells for this price – The Roofers Choice – Best Roofing Software Available FAST & Easy-To-Use!
Module 4: Roofing Business Blueprint WordPress Plugin
The Roofing Business Blueprint WordPress Plugin is the newest and easiest way to build website content online for your roofing business.
The Blueprint Plugin automatically searches custom RSS Feeds, Press Releases, Article Directories and other blog’s around the internet to find new, targeted and relevant content for your roofing business website.
This latest version 1.4 Roofing Business Blueprint Plugin gathers content to expand your local blog, and therefore your visibility online to help you get more roofing leads.
With this easy-to-use WordPress plugin, you can deliver the latest home improvement articles, roofing tips and tricks, home maintenance guides and more.
The best part is … the Blueprint Plugin does all this automatically every day.
Your custom roofing business blog can post a dozen home improvement articles for your customers before you even turn your computer on in the morning.
Easy to Install Fully Automated New Content Daily Custom Article & Content Spinner SEO Optimizer – Search Engine Rankings Simple WordPress Settings And Much More!
PLUS… I’m including my Step-By-Step Training Videos where I take you by the hand as we start from scratch and setup our blog, install the plugin, then turn on the SEO optimizer, and have your entire site ready to suck roofing customers from internet like a Hoover on steroids.
This plugin alone is a $97 value… not including the hours of training that I’ve included for you. This alone is a MUST HAVE addition to any roofers online marketing arsenal. Module 5: Roofing Business Blueprint Social Media Marketing
The Roofing Business Blueprint Social Media Marketing package includes our 28 Page Social Media Marketing Manual with secret tips and tricks, plus a complete video training series, and High Quality Graphics with Facebook Timeline Templates You Can Use for your roofing business…
If you don’t know how to set-up Social Media Sites that’s ok… I’m going to let you watch over my shoulder as we create a Smoking Hot Facebook fanpage to get you more local roofing customers. You make more sales you make more money.
I have included a list of Social Media Websites that you can link all of your online marketing efforts together, and use my secret viral method that make my websites rock with local search traffic.
I will also go over some Powerful New YouTube Features, and then get Twitter linked with your Facebook, and so much more about Social Media Marketing for your roofing business..
This is Truly The next “WAVE” and you “MUST” take advantage of this social revolution online before your competition does …
People will be talking about you, and your customers can post reviews that will get you more leads than you can handle. I have included the best kept methods, that only experience internet marketers are using to get leads through Social Media Marketing.
Learn Why Social Media Is Everything How To Set-Up Your Facebook Fanpage 5 Facebook Timeline Templates Included Learn How To Use Adobe Photoshop How Social Media Marketing Works Easy To Install – Step-by-Step Videos
People trust Social Media Sites because the reader is engaged through conversational content that offers third party reviews, and brand awareness with a viral marketing strategy.
This alone offers a $97 value… Plus includes High Quality graphic templates, and again is a MUST HAVE for business owners who need to include social media as part of their online marketing plan.
2023.06.01 13:28 Terrible-Court-7773 Arts, Culture, Festivals, Parties and Markets - June 2023 Round-Up
Birmingham Fair's June 2023 Arts & Culture Round-Up!
A regular non-exhaustive snapshot of creative events we've found going on in Birmingham this month...
Soho House and Blakesley Hall Reopen with Blood & Fire: Our Journey Through Vanley Burke’s History
FOKA WOLF: WHY ARE WE STUCK IN HOSPITAL?
(The Exchange) until 17th
We Don't Settle: Poetry Jam Live!
(Symphony Hall) STARS - AN AFROFUTURIST SPACE ODYSSEY
2 Digbeth First Friday
(multiple venues) Open Studios & The Growing Project Sale
(Grand Union) Sonic Signals and God-Pocket
(Eastside Projects) Nela Milic Wedding Bellas
Free Jazz Fridays: Daisy Houlder
(Symphony Hall) UK Games Expo
(NEC) until 4th Community Fun Day
(Burbury Park, Newtown) Midlands Air Festival
(Ragley Hall) until 4th
3 Burger Fest
(The Bond, Digbeth) Fighting Spirit Film Festival
(The Mockingbird) Community Open Day
(Lifford Reservoir) Walkspace 23
: Opening Night Party (Artefact, Stirchley)
Birmingham Art Zone: Art Festival
4 MAC Arts Market
(Midlands Arts Centre) Highbury Hall Craft Fair
Still Walking: Relics of New Street Dancing Out
(Compton Verney, Warwick)
8 B-Side Hip-Hop Festival
(multiple events) until 14th Birmingham Design Festival
(The Rep) until 9th
Fatt Butcher: Tw*ts
(Old Joint Stock Theatre) until 10th
9 Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changes The World
Special Screening (Part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival) (Birmingham Hippodrome)
Free Jazz Fridays: Maddy Coombs Trio
10 Wolverhampton Pride Balsall Heath Second Saturday
(multiple events) Zine-Making Workshop
with Rachael House (Grand Union) Birmingham’s Craft & Flea
(Custard Factory) Windrush Tapestry Project
(Old Print Works) BAR4BAR Cypher
Supersonic Kids Gig: ICHI
(Symphony Hall) Growing Up Green Festival
(Highbury Orchard) Breakin', poppin', lockin' and Hip-Hop Battles
: Prelims & Qualifiers (Part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival) (Arcadian Car Park) All Styles & Waacking Battles
: Prelims & Qualifiers (Part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival) Frequency Summer Festival
(Luna Springs) 50 Years of Hip-Hop Block Party
(Thorp Street) FLUXCON
: 50 Years of Hip-Hop (Part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival) (Birmingham Hippodrome) Lark in the Park
(Manor Farm Park, Northfield) SPASMS AND SAVAGERY; 30 YEARS OF DOWNWARDS
(Centrala) Tin Tent Festival
(Rock N Roll Brewhouse)
11 Dance Championship Finals
(Part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival) (Bullring) Kings Heath Artisan Market
12 Force of Nature Exhibition
(Birmingham Botanical Gardens)
13 Collage Club Social
(The Steam Room, Harborne) Windrush Caribbean Film Festival
: Young Soul Rebels + Shantaye’s World (Midland Arts Centre)
16 Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul House Party
Free Jazz Fridays: Cherise & University of Birmingham Jazz Orchestra
(Symphony Hall) Moseley Food Fest
(The Village, Moseley)
17 Stirchley Community Market
Celebrating Sanctuary: Refugee Week Family Festival
(Midlands Arts Centre) Amok
: Experimental Performance and Music (Artefact, Stirchley) Pop Lovers Summer Outdoor Festival
(Luna Springs) Paperdolls Summer Market
(Custard Factory) until 18th Sinfonia of Birmingham in Barnt Green
Still Walking: 666 Places in Birmingham That You Shouldn’t Miss
(Black Sabbath Bridge)
20 VERVE Open Door
: Poetry Event for all (The Hive Cafe & Bakery)
Ex Cathedra’s Summer Music By Candlelight
(St Paul’s Church) (until 21st)
22 First Songs in the Orchard...
with B'Opera (Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens)
Hannah Sawtell: Useful Tools
24 Bournville Village Festival Earth Markets
(Martineau Gardens) Congolese Independence Day Celebration 2023
(Midlands Arts Centre) ‘Parade – The Giant Wheel’
by Autin Dance Theatre (Walsall Arboretum)
25 Harborne Carnival Vegan Market and Garden Party
(Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens) The Flapper Summer Market
Birmingham Settlement Neighbourhood Futures Festival 2023
(Edgbaston Reservoir) until 1st July
Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2023: New Brit-Asian Shorts
(Midlands Arts Centre)
Friday Lates: Your City, Your Story
(Wolverhampton Art Gallery)
Free Jazz Friday: Birmingham Jazz Orchestra
submitted by Terrible-Court-7773
to BirminghamFair [link] [comments]
2023.06.01 13:15 Sach-Ki-Raftar-News JCB का नकली पार्ट्स का गोरख धंधे का भाड़ा फोड़ JCB Fake Product Brand ...
JCB का नकली पार्ट्स का गोरख धंधे का भाड़ा फोड़ JCB Fake Product Brand Ad & Risk Management Sach Ki Raftar
हिंदुस्तान में JCB की खुदाई देखने के लिए लोगो का अक्सर हुजूम आपको रोड पर दिखा जायेगा। बात करे उत्तर प्रदेश की तो यहाँ भी JCB का प्रभाव राजनीति में भी दिखाई देता है यहाँ तक की उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ की फोटो के साथ में JCB की फोटो आपका हर जगह दिखा जाएगी परन्तु क्या आप जानते है jcb को आर्थिक तोर पर नुकसान पहुंचने का ठेका बहुत से भ्र्ष्ट लोगो ने ले रखा है।
JCB के पार्ट्स आयल आदि खुदरा बाजार में अक्सर नकली मिल जाते है और ये सामान अगर आपने अपनी JCB में लगा दिया तो आपको भरी नुकसान उठाना पड़ सकता है।
इस क्रम में दिल्ली के मोरी गेट पर स्थित गुलाटी एअर्थ मोवेर्स के यहाँ पर Brand AD & Risk Management Pvt LTD के द्वारा दिल्ली पुलिस के साथ मिल कर छापा मारा गया। यहाँ पर भारी मात्रा में JCB का नकली आयल, JCB के पार्ट्स, पैकिंग का नकली सामान, नकली सील, स्टिकेर्स आदि पकडे गए जिनको दिल्ली पुलिस ने अपने कब्जे में लेकर आरोपियों पर कार्येवहि करते हुए FIR दर्ज की गई और दोषियों को गिरफ्तार किया गया।
Fake parts of JCB busted Gorakh business
You will often see a crowd of people on the road to see JCB digging in India. Talk about Uttar Pradesh, here also the effect of JCB is visible in politics, even with the photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, JCB's photo will be shown everywhere, but do you know that jcb is economically damaged Many corrupt people have taken the contract to reach.
jcb parts oil etc. are often found fake in the retail market and if you put these items in your jcb then you may have to bear a lot of loss.
In this sequence, Brand AD & Risk Management Pvt LTD raided Gulati Earth Movers located at Mori Gate, Delhi in association with Delhi Police. A large quantity of fake JCB oil, JCB parts, fake packing material, fake seals, stickers etc. were caught here, which were seized by the Delhi Police, while taking action against the accused, an FIR was registered and the culprits were arrested.
#JCB #FakeProduct #Nakli #JCBMemes #DelhiCriminal #DelhiPolice #DIU #JCBOil #ViralVideo #SocialMedia #SachKiRaftar
submitted by Sach-Ki-Raftar-News
to u/Sach-Ki-Raftar-News [link] [comments]
2023.06.01 13:03 FelicitySmoak_ On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - June 1st
| || |Disclaimer: Some of these events have unknown June dates. They are identified with a '*' 1970 submitted by FelicitySmoak_ to MichaelJackson [link] [comments]
- The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Soul
- Michael is on the cover of Popswop
- Jackson 5 are on the cover of Right On!
* - The Jackson go back to Sigma Sound Studios in Philidalphia to record their new album, Goin' Places
, with Gamble & Huff 1978\
* - The Jacksons record the Destiny
album in Los Angeles after recording song demos at their Hayvenhurst home studio 1979
- The Jackson perform at Milwaukee County Stadium (closed- 2000) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on their Destiny tour 1979
- (June 1 -3) Michael, Quincy Jones & Bruce Swedien complete the recording & mixing of the Off The Wall
album Westlake Studios in Los Angeles. 1979\
* - The Jacksons start recording the Triumph
* - Michael would come across a studio demo produced by John Barnes and request a meeting.
In an interview with The MJCast podcast
, John recalled their first meeting:
“Michael said I heard you can make your own sounds and play them. How many sounds can you make? And, I responded, ‘How much time do you have?’”
The meeting lasted a few hours and was the beginning of a friendship and musical partnership with Barnes being hired as a core member of Michael Jackson’s team. Their partnership would continue until Michael's passing in 2009 1983\
* - Michael is on the cover of Creem
* - Michael meets with other supporters of Camp Good Times, a non-profit organization founded by parents of children with cancer, in Malibu such as OJ Simpson, Dustin Hoffman, David Soul, Neil Diamond & Richard Chamberlain.
The first Camp Goodtimes event would be held in Vashon Island at Camp Sealth in August of 1984. Ninety-three children, cancer patients and siblings attended and twenty-five American Cancer Society volunteers, who staffed the camp along with the summer staff at Camp Sealth.
* - Michael starts rehearsing
for an upcoming 3D science fiction musical short film named Captain EO to be shown exclusively at Disneyland and Disney World. Francis Ford Coppola will direct and George Lucas will produce the film 1986\
*- Michael & Corey Feldman go to Disneyland . Michael is seen for the 1st time wearing a surgical mask in public
, he says he was initially given a mask by a dentist to keep germs out after having his wisdom teeth pulled 1987\
* - Michael shoots the “The Way You Make Me Feel” short film at Skid Row, Los Angeles. It was directed by Joe Pytka and choreographed by Vincent Paterson & Michael. It featured Tatiana Thumbtzen & Latoya Jackson 1988\- Michael is on the cover of *Ebony
* - Michael Jackson : The Legend Continues
is released on home video. 1988
- Michael sets another record as the first artist ever to have three albums with US sales of more than six million copies each as Bad
& Off The Wall
were both certified 6x platinum by the RIAA 1989\- Michael goes back to Westlake studio with Matt Forger and Bill Bottrell. He meets Brad Buxer who will work with him until 2008. Together they work on new songs for a compilation named *DECADE 1979-1989
Quincy Jones is not part of this project. "Black Or White" and "Heal The World" are among the first songs worked on. 1991
- David Ruffin, a member of The Temptations, dies of a drug overdose.
It was found that Ruffin was peniniless and Jackson contacted Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit to make arrangements to cover a large portion of the June 10th funeral costs. He also sends a heart-shaped arrangement of carnations to the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit with the note, "With Love, from Michael Jackson".
Jackson was a big admirer of The Temptations. He would not attend the funeral ceremony to not divert attention from it (it was however reported that he did attend but in disguise) 1991\
* - The Sun publishes leaked pictures from a photo session
of Michael by Herb Ritts. It had been rumored that multiple photographers were battling in out to shoot Michael's new video & album cover. Steve Meisel, Bruce Weber and Herb Ritts had been in the running to give Michael a new "sexier" look
* - Michael enlists the help of producers L.A Reid & Babyface for his new album, which deeply upsets Jermaine who is also working with them.
Jermaine is quoted in the tabloids as saying:
"I could have been Michael. It's all a matter of timing, a matter of luck" 1991\
* - Michael is on the cover of British magazine The Wire
*- Michael rehearses for his new tour & shoot the video for “Who Is It” 1993
- Michael is on the cover of LIFE magazine with an exclusive cover story of Neverland.
* - This summer Heal The World Foundation, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District, "I Have A Dream Foundation", "Best Buddies", "Overcoming Obstacles" & "California One To One", provide 2000 children with tickets to see Janet Jackson, the L.A. Laker Jam and The Beach Boys in concert 1995\
* - Michael is on the June/July cover of VIBE
magazine with exclusive pictures taken at Neverland with Quincy Jones & his daughter Kidada
- (5/30-6/2) Michael shoots
the “Childhood” short film directed by Nicholas Brandt in Los Angeles . 1995\
* - Issue #2 of History Magazine reveals that Travis Thomas, a 5-year old boy who suffers from cystic fibrosis, wished to meet Michael.
“One evening, we were watching TV and Travis hadn’t eaten for a couple of days. He was on TV”, the boy's mother recalls, “and we came across the American Music Awards and Michael Jackson… Travis sat up and wanted to eat… He said, ‘I love Michael Jackson, Mama!”
His wish comes true in June through Jackson and the Make A Wish Foundation.Travis and his family, along with 20 other seriously ill children, spent a weekend at Neverland Ranch and were allowed to roam around the compound’s private amusement park.
“The love this man has on his face when he is with these special children is unbelievable. He is one of the kindest and most gentle men I have ever met"
- Michael cancels his participation in the Pavarotti & Friends Charity Concert in Modena, scheduled for tonight.
Jonathan Morrish of Sony Music issues a statement informing the media, that Michael will not be performing due to the illness of his son, Prince:
"Prince suffered a seizure early Saturday due to a high temperature. This is the third seizure over the last year"
He added that the concert meant so much to Michael but,"he is an artist like the others, but also a parent" and that he waited until the last moment to cancel because he was still hopeful about making it. Michael is reportedly constantly at Prince's bedside 2000* -
Concert promoter,Marcel Avram, sues Michael for breach of contract for the Millenium Concerts and asks for $21 million
* - Michael hires Marc Schaffel and they create a new company,Neverland Valley Entertainment, with a common bank account. 2004\
* - Randy Jackson fires Bob Jones, vice president of MJJ Productions since 1987, after discovering that he is writing a tell all book on Michael. He also stops paying Marc Schaffel. 2005
- Trial Day 64 Michael
goes to court with Katherine, Joe & Randy
Judge Melville gives the Jury the rules of Jury Deliberations
Michael Jackson sat quietly in court as the 12 jurors were given their instructions ahead of closing arguments from both sides.
"You've heard all of the evidence and you will hear the arguments of attorneys," Judge Rodney Melville told the jury. He told them to make their decision without "pity for or prejudice toward" the defendant.
The eight women & four men who will decide his fate will hear closing arguments today and could begin their deliberations as early as Friday (it is currently Wednesday). Jurors are expected to hammer out their decision behind closed doors for about six hours a day until they reach their verdict or announce a deadlock.
The charges against Jackson consist of four counts of molestation, four counts of giving the boy alcohol in order to abuse him, one count of conspiracy and one of attempted molestation.
Jurors were told they could consider the four alcohol counts as lesser charges of "furnishing alcohol to a minor." This would be considered a misdemeanor and means that the jury would not have to relate the alcohol to any intended molestation.
Judge Melville told jurors not to consider the four videos played in the trial for the truth of any remarks made in them, except for certain statements that prosecutors claim are admissions from Jackson. These statements will be outlined in a document to be provided by prosecutors.
The Judge also instructed the jury on how to consider the past allegations against Jackson. He said that if they determine he does have such a history, "you may but are not required to infer that the defendant had a predisposition" to commit the crimes alleged in this case.
But he added that is not sufficient in itself to prove he committed the crimes charged
He also told them not to infer anything from the fact Jackson himself had decided not to testify.
Thomas Mesereau will deliver closing arguments for the defense while Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen is expected to deliver the prosecutions closing statements. Court Transcript
* - Michael allows visits from fans inside his home while awaiting the verdict. They're impressed by his generosity given the circumstances.
- A glittery jacket once worn onstage by Michael, his MTV Music Award for "We Are The World", as well as gold discs for his album Off the Wall
and the Jackson 5 single "I Want You Back", all sell at an auction in the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas, Nevada. The total raised from the sale of Michael related artifacts at the auction is reported as $1-$2million 2007\
* - Michael, Grace and the kids leave their Las Vegas house and fly to Middleburg, Virginia. They check into the Goodstone Inn, a 640-acre estate of open pastures, for a summer vacation. They are welcomed by Raymone Bain. 2007\
* - Michael “Brother Michael” Amir Williams is hired as Michael’s new assistant. 2008\
* - Michael and producer Neff-U start working on songs at 'Thriller Villa', his 2710 Palomino Lane home, in Las Vegas. They work on a new version of “A Place With No Name”. 2008\
* - Late in the month, Michael's duet with Akon, "Hold My Hand" is leaked online. Michael is devastated
Longtime recording engineer, Michael Prince, who was working with Jackson at the time “Hold My Hand” leaked, recalls:
“He was truly upset when the song he did with Akon leaked. He would just get this sad look on his face like, how could this happen? Because 20 years ago this would not have happened. And somehow everybody in the world has a copy of it. And that really upset him because he liked that song a lot.”
Akon gave a detailed account of the events surrounding the leak during an appearance on Tavis Smiley’s PBS television show in January 2009:
“Me and Mike did this incredible record called Hold My Hand and the record is amazing. Phenomenal. And the concept was that this would be Mike’s first release off of his new album, and then I would stripe it on my album – on my following release. That way we could have the outlets open for everyone to be able to receive the record. You know, Mike came up with this brilliant marketing launch for the record. You know, he’s the best at launching a record.”
“He’d have the whole world paying attention in two minutes… And before we could get to that point, the record got leaked over the internet. And we got over 15 million downloads on the song for free. So we couldn’t [release it]. You can’t at that point. Everybody already has the record. But in a way, you gotta look at it like… that’s just a gift to the fans.” 2008\
* - (Late June) Michael hires Dr Thome Thome as his new manager and president of MJJ Productions. As a result of a financial reorganiation of the Neverland Valley Ranch, all of Michael’s personal belongings have to be removed from the property. Dr Tohme contacts Darren Julien of Julien’s Auction House 2009
- The This Is It team leaves Center Staging for a bigger place : The Forum in Inglewood, California. 2009
- (June 1-11) At Culver Studios in Culver City, Michael shoots “The Dome” Project which consists of seven works:
- “Smooth Criminal” (Jackson inserted into classic 2D black-and-white film noir chase sequence)
- “Thriller” (3-D movie starting in a haunted house with a ghostly image of Vincent Price, then moving into a graveyard where the dead awaken)
- “Earth Song” (3D short film featuring little girl who wanders through rain forest, takes a nap and dreams of the splendor of nature, and awakens to find the natural world has been devastated)
- “They Don’t Care About Us” (a/k/a Drill, 2D film in which a sea of soldiers march in unison; 10 male dancers replicated hundreds of times)
- “MJ Air” (3-D movie in which a 707 jet pulls into the frame; hole was to open in screen for Michael Jackson to enter; jet flies away)
- “The Final Message” (3-D movie of a little girl from rain forest embracing the earth)
- “The Way You Make Me Feel” (2D theatrical background featuring male dancers fashioned as historical construction workers.
- Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Berverly Hills with Blanket.
2023.06.01 02:36 dj-shd STÜSSY & NIKE VANDAL HIGH THREAD
Post all your thoughts, cops and buy/sell about the drop and collection here. Any posts relating to the drop outside of this thread till the end of the weekend will be removed. This post will continuously be updated as more information become available so please check back often.
The partnership between Stüssy and Nike continues with another installment. This collection features a reissue of the Nike Vandal High in 3 colours and accompanying apparel.
This delivery of the Stüssy x Nike collaboration will be available worldwide at select chapter stores, select Dover Street Market locations, and stussy.com on
North America - June 9th, 10am PST UK - June 9th, 10am GMT Europe - June 9th, 10am CET Japan & Korea - June 9th, 10am JST
As well as on SNKRS on Thursday, June 15th, 10am EST.
Photos of the collection will be added shortly.
If you are having trouble uploading a picture to the comments, I've attached the imgur guide below: To upload images
, here is a quick guide for desktop and mobile: Imgur
Website or App
- iOS App (requires account) - Link
- Android App - Link
- iOS Website Guide - Link
- PC/Mac/Linux Guide - Link
submitted by dj-shd
to stussy [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 23:27 Cardinalsalmon Sharing the podcast like it never left. Also sharing old pics, because #notplussize
For those who don’t have her on social media! Oh gosh! Imagine Heather with a tank?! She could sleep inside it I suppose?
submitted by Cardinalsalmon
to PeopleBeTrippin [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 23:22 ConversationSea4233 [RANT] Quitting wedding photography - here's why.
Warning: extremely jaded and personal experience. Do not read if you're starting in this business.
I've been a wedding photographer for 5 years now. It's not that much, but it's more than enough to see what this business is all about. Photography is my passion and I will never get tired of it, but I'm officially done with weddings. No matter if I make a good living out of it - to me it's just a fking thankless job.
Here's the list of things I grew disgusted of:
- Having all of my spring and summer weekends locked months or year(s) in advance and missing all kind of personal happenings. All of my friends and family work in normal 9-5 jobs so when they rest and party on weekends, I'm out on a gig. I barely see them anymore. I even missed a funeral. Come on, there aren't many jobs in this world that takes up ALL of your weekends and prevents you from taking a day off on short notice - and I believe most of these important jobs get you a way bigger paycheck. I can't cancel the gig and say to the bride "hey I'm not coming to your wedding next week - here's your refund good luck finding another photographer."
I could have that "case of emergency" line in the contract... yeah, no. That would just make potential clients run away. Same for "I start booking dates only x months prior to your wedding.", I don't have enough inquiries to risk that kind of strategy.
I don't even have kids and I cannot imagine how horrid that life pace would be. Working 12+ hours on Saturdays and recovering from wedding-hungover on Sundays. When I think about it, I haven't met a lot of parents in this industry...
I'm missing my personal life as years go by, and even if I make a good living with that camera, it's just not worth missing my best friend's birthday or my brother's bridal party.
- The pressure and responsibility you have to endure, not missing any moment, constantly reassuring stressed out brides and grooms instead of photographing, the risk of having your camera fail on you during father & bride walking in the aisle, or tripping over some hyperactive running kid or drunk uncle bobs during reception...
- The overall saturation of the market, having to constantly improve your communication, SEO, etc... if you want to still be there next year.
- Getting paid in 2 times, I'm tired of receiving a split payment over 6, 12, 18 months. Without a constant rotation of clients over 2 years I can't get a decent living out of it. That's just adding more pressure and I personally hate that feeling of being paid in half over such a long timespan.
- It's not such a well-paid job, especially when you break it down to every hour you really put into effort, and when you have to face all of these responsibilities. If you start counting every hour you spent on your communication, updating your website, having all those meetings and calls and emails with the client, sending the contract, photographing the wedding, culling and editing photos, making the album, etc... it's just not worth it. I'm not even talking about the cost of gear you need in double in case something breaks during a gig, and all the other fees such as insurance, taxes... And yet I'm on the high-end prices in my country (starting price is $3000, while most of others photographers are $1000-1500). Oh and I hate brides constantly trying to negotiate prices as if you wanted to scam them, when they gladly hand over 4 times this amount to the caterer who will serve them bland frozen food.
- You get eventually physically injured out of it, holding that camera and carrying that gear all day long. I've seen old wedding photographers being completely broken. And it's way worse for videographers.
- It's one-time jobs only, you rarely get to work with the same clients again. So there's no real point building relationships with them (besides hoping word of mouth from them), unlike other types of professional photography. You have to start it all over again every time. And it's tiresome, especially if you're not that extrovert social type of person.
- Wedding industry is all fake and unfair, other vendors suck, they are unprofessional af, while most of them earn way more than you do without having to endure 10% of the responsibilities you carry on your shoulders. Bad caterer? No problem, it's down the drain 24 hours after anyway. Bad DJ? It's okay, everyone was wasted and danced like hell anyway. Bad wedding planner? The day just went along without her help (95% of wedding planners are useless pieces of sh*t anyway)
Oh and who's the ONLY vendor who can't call it a day after the wedding's over? You. The third wheel photographer who's the last to get contacted after the couple have spent all their budget, but who's also the only one who has to go back to them months after the wedding. And if the bride didn't like her wedding for any stupid reason, if you're unlucky she will blame you for it because you're the only one she can take off her hate on.
I also loved randomly finding my photos shared by other vendors - with filters, cropping, and ofc without tagging me. But hopefully most of the times they tag me when I kindly ask them. When their post is now burried in their feed weeks after they posted it.
- Entitled Pinterest bridezillas appearing more and more with stupid unrealistic expectations. The worst thing is that they are unpredictable. You can totally match with her during the first encounters, but she can turn into a monster during her wedding. I remember that bride who handed me over that 50 pages stapled ream of Pinterest styled shoot photos 1 week before the wedding. "We want this." girl you're getting married in march in northern France and you're showing me totally staged pictures taken in Tuscany in late summer, wtf.
You missed THAT one shot she never talked about with her uncle's brother-in-law's daughter who was just there 1 hour during reception? Or maybe the 218th guest is missing from your photos and you were supposed to have EVERYONE in your pictures? You better damage control that shit and pray she doesn't leave that 1 star review on your Google page - aka the end of your career.
- Culling thousands of photos. Editing hundreds of them. Or how to destroy your passion for photography brick by brick. Yeah, you can use AI softwares or hire someone but I don't think that's honest.
- Being dependent on the weather, when it rains you can be sure your photos will suck and bride gets moody.
- Ugly and fat brides. It's just impossible to make them look good in our pictures and it's a pain to edit them. They look awkward in every pose they do, especially when the husband is thin. Sorry for being an asshole on this one but come on we all think the same. If she complains that she doesn't look good in the pictures, good luck to you trying to explain without involuntary insults.
The only way I could picture myself going back into this job would be going luxury. Maybe I'll come back one day selling $30 000 packages for 6 hours coverage lmao. But even with mad money, I would still have to face most of the problems I'm now running away from.
So now I'm going into corporate photography/videography. I'm basically getting paid as much as weddings for 80% less work and none of the cons stated above. And strangely I get more fun out of it.
Wedding photography is the toughest of all photography jobs, I really respect senior photographers who have been doing it for 10+ years. I don't know how they do and I would never want to be in their shoes. This job is turning me into a bitter person and I must stop the process.
Farewell wedding photography, thank you for all you taught me.
submitted by ConversationSea4233
to WeddingPhotography [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 22:59 Important-Fig-2282 FIGS sent me WORN scrubs!🤢 what should I expect from customer service?
This is the email I sent to FIGS customer service-
Hey FIGS customer service, Last week I landed my first big girl job as a surgical tech & decided to celebrate & try out FIGS scrubs. I placed my $250 order Tuesday night 5/23. Fast forward to just a minute ago at 9:45am my FIGS were delivered & I rushed to go try them on. I tired on 2 pants & they didn’t fit the way I’d like them to, so I move on to the next… the high waisted Zamora jogger in Ceil Blue. I opened the plastic baggie where the joggers were folded & IMMEDIATELY noticed a stench. I brushed it off, put them on & they fit amazing. I started walking around in them for a minute & took them off & to my DISGUST… I noticed the crotch of the joggers were soiled/stained, BAD. I quickly check the rest of the pants & nothing, just these. I received WORN & STAINED pants. I started gagging just of the thought of that coming in contact with my skin & not knowing who worn them & if they had any disease or anything of that sort. EXTREMELY UNHYGIENIC!!!! Health Hazard!!! Would never think a SCRUBS company -marketed towards healthcare workers- would allow something like this. Very disappointed in the company, I wanted to love them & give them a shot.
I’m attaching pictures & receipts as proof.
(I’m a AVID online shopper & NEVER ever received WORN clothing, let alone this bad.)
Look forward to hearing from you.
what should I expect in return for this? I’ve never experienced anything like this.
(I also don’t know how to attach photos to a reddit post😂
submitted by Important-Fig-2282
to CustomerService [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 22:58 Tweetystraw 2 antennas got married, the reception was awesome. This week's grocery store ad tidbits for 5/31
Grocery store specials 5-31 through 6-6-23 (Rouses runs through 6-7)
* Boneless brisket (whole) 3.99 lb
* Chicken wings Sanderson - $1.49 lb
* Drumsticks or thighs - Sanderson 99 cents lb
* Deli - Bryan classic bologna sliced, $3.99 lb
* Hunts Pasta sauce 24 oz can varieties 79 cents
* Yellow onions - 3 lb bag $1.59 per bag
* Pork spare ribs $1.29 lb
* Hunt's ketchup 32 oz squeeze $1.49
* Sunny D 64 oz $1.39
* Frozen waffles 12 oz selected, $1.49
* Rice - 5 lb bag med or long grain $1.99/bag
* Cucumbers - locally grown - 2/88 cents
* Drumsticks or thighs - Sanderson 99 cents lb
* Chicken wings - $1.49 lb
- Weenies - John Morrell franks 12 oz 99 cents
* Yellow onions - 3 lb bag $1.59 per bag
* Green bell peppers 3/$1.00
* Hunt's ketchup 32 oz squeeze $1.69
* Deli - Bryan classic bologna sliced, $3.99 lb
* Hunts Pasta sauce 24 oz can varieties 79 cents
* Sunny D 64 oz 2 for $3.00
* Sirloin pork chops - family pack - $1.49 lb
* Drumsticks or thighs - Sanderson 99 cents lb
* 80% ground chuck $3.49 lb
* Hunts Pasta sauce 24 oz can varieties 77 cents
* Green bell peppers xtra large, 69 cents each
* Yellow onions - 3 lb bag $1.99 per bag
* Boston butt pork roast $1.99 lb
* Choice angus briskets $3.99 lb
* Land o' frost sliced deli meats 1 lb pack $5.99
* Quarter loin pork chops $1.47 lb (big-azz pack)
* Top sirloin steaks, boneless, $4.99 lb
* Split chicken breasts, Sanderson farms, $1.77 lb
* Fresh strawberries, 16 oz clamshell, 2/$4.00
* Peaches, sweet large yellow, $1.99 lb
* Fried chicken - 10 piece dark legs & thighs, $6.99
* Chobani 5.3 oz greek yogurt, 10 for $10.00
* Red Gold canned tomatoes 28 oz, $1.99
* Planters peanuts, 16 oz $2.99
* 28 oz Rouses peanut butter $3.49 jar
* Chips Ahoy or Oreos family size $2.97
* Asparagus $1.99 lb
* Boneless shoulder roast $3.99 lb
* Whole chicken, $1.49 lb
* Budding lunchmeat 22 oz, $5.99 pack
* Top ramen 6-pack, 2 packs/$5.00
* Bleach - BOGO - Two for $3.69
* Pork spareribs $1.99 lb (weekend sale only June 2-4)
* Beef tenderloin (weekend sale only June 2-4)
* 12-pack Chek drinks -Five 12-packs for $15.00 (weekend sale only June 2-4)
* Drumsticks or thighs - 99 cents lb
* Whole Rump roast - USDA choice black angus - $2.99 lb
* Whole beef brisket $3.99 lb
* Big Easy peeled shrimp - 1 lb bag 150-250 ct $2.99 each
* Land o' frost sliced deli meats 1 lb pack $5.99
* Pork sirloin steaks $1.39 lb
* Green bell peppers xtra large, 2/$1.00
* Yellow onions - 3 lb bag - 2 bags/$3.00
* Sunny D 64 oz 2 for $3.00
* Hunts Pasta sauce 24 oz can varieties 79 cents
* Hunt's ketchup 32 oz squeeze $1.69
* Long grain rice - Two 5-lb bags for $5.00
submitted by Tweetystraw
to NewOrleans [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 21:42 certifiedtranslator Certified Translators Near Me
+1 (800) 460-1536 Get Free QuoteOrder Translation📷 90+ Languages Supported Best Price Guarantee Same Day Delivery Available We Provide Divorce Certificate Translation in Close to 100 Languages
Fast, simple, and certified translation of divorce papers for various purposes. Get a professional translation service today!
Get Free QuoteOrder Translation📷 📷 Professional Translation Services in 90+ languages You can rely on a team of specialists ready to assist you at any time of the day or night. 📷 English 📷 Spanish 📷 Portuguese 📷 Italian 📷 French
- Get a Certified Divorce Decree Translation Now!
- 1. Translate FromEnglishSpanishFrenchItalian
- 2. Translate ToSpanishFrenchItalianEnglish
Simple and Intuitive Certified Translators Near Me makes it easy for you to get a divorce certificate translation. Our order page is easy to navigate, and we have a 24-hour customer service hotline that will assist you through the process should you encounter any difficulty. Order a translation of your divorce certificate today!
Go With the Industry Leader Erroneous translation can cost you time, money, and possible failure. Time and money are wasted when you have to have your paperwork redone. Failure occurs if your documents get rejected. We employ only top-notch translators and quality control officers. Certified Translators Near Me is your best choice in translation.
Quick Translation Time Certified Translators Near Me finishes most divorce translation certificates within 24 hours. We also have a same-day delivery service available if you want it earlier. We do it quickly and accurately on the first try. Try our services today!
Ready to Translate 24/7 We have translation and customer service teams covering all the time zones. Order a translation at any time, and a professional team will get to work right away. We are ready to assist you at any time!
Certified Translations at Low Prices Head to our checkout page to order a divorce certificate translation or get a quote. You will be amazed at how competitive our costs are. We don’t have hidden charges.
Accurate the First Time. Accurate All the Time! We have experienced and top-rated translation professionals who handle marriage and divorce translations and other kinds of translations. In addition, we have quality control officers. At Certified Translators Near Me, we will provide you with a certified translation of your divorce certificate quickly and accurately.
Supports More Than 90 Languages We provide divorce translation services for people in many countries. Our most common orders include:
- Spanish divorce translations,
- German divorce certificates,
- French divorce translations,
- Japanese divorce certificates, etc.
International Experience We work with and are highly recommended by the USCIS, other government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and academic institutions. If reputable organizations entrust their translation requirements to us, you surely will. Inquire now!
What Sets Us Apart We hire only from the uppermost echelon of the translation industry. But even then, we still subject all translations to a double review process. Despite that, our rates are still competitive, and we deliver all translations with impressive speeds.
Start With a Few Easy Steps It takes less than five minutes to order a translation from us. With the few simple steps below, you can send us your documents, checkout, and wait for your translated documents. Certifications and notarizations can be done, and it will not affect our turnaround time.
How It Works The Certified Translation service is easy to avail. Here are three easy steps.
Select YourService Select the source and translation languages and the type of services you need. We have drop-down buttons to make things easy. For certified translations, we charge a flat rate per page. For translations that don’t need to be certified, we charge by the word.
Send in Your Paperwork Please send us a clear photo of your documents by clicking the upload button. You may also send it through fax or email.
Place YourOrder An order can be completed in less than five minutes. If you have any questions, please call our hotlines, and we will walk you through the ordering process.
Get a Divorce Certificate Translation Today! Get started in only a few minutes. Get Free QuoteOrder Translation
Happy to Serve Certified Translators Near Me has friendly and well-trained bilinguals manning our hotlines 24/7. With customer satisfaction as our motto, we will ensure that you are happy with the way we serve you all the time. Call our hotlines today!
Legal Translation Professionals Certified Translators Near Me hires top-notch translators with years of real-world experience in the legal field. They understand the industry terminologies and expressions and will deliver accurate and appropriate translations of your divorce certificate.
Absolute Confidentiality Our employees are vetted and sign binding non-disclosure agreements. We also ensure that nobody outside your translation project sees your documents and all our servers are encrypted at every point. Your data security is our paramount concern. Get Free QuoteOrder Translation
Get a Divorce Certificate TranslationToday! Having shown our capabilities, now is the time to get started! Call us at any time of the day or night, and our multilingual team is ready and happy to assist you.Get Free QuoteOrder Translation
Why People Love Our Translation Services Certified Translators Near Me has top-notch translators and customer service professionals on duty at all times. You may call us anytime, on any given day, and we will gladly respond. That kind of service is what customers love, and it is something that we provide 24/7. 📷
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a divorce translation template? We recommend that you use a certified translation service when you need translations of official documents. There are many fine points that you can miss, leading to a rejection of your papers. Try our quotation page and see how low our fees are.
Can you translate a Spanish divorce certificate?
What if I was divorced outside the United States or Canada?
Get a Free Price Quote Today📷
- Get a Certified Divorce Decree Translation Now!
- 1. Translate FromEnglishSpanishFrenchItalian
- 2. Translate ToSpanishFrenchItalianEnglish
Certified Translation Samples The Translation Group is proud of its translation work. Here are samples of our language translation services. 📷 Birth Certificate 📷 Marriage Certificate 📷 Apostille 📷 FBI Background Check
Get a Divorce Certificate Translation Today! Get started in only a few minutes. Get a Free Quote NowOrder Translation
Our Translation Process 📷
Testimonials and Reviews Client satisfaction is our primary goal. Here’s what people have shared about their experiences and opinions regarding our translation services. Certified Translators Near Me is my default translation services provider. Being a reliable online partner, they seem to be very near my location at all times. I can call or order a translation even at the wee hours, and still, they will respond. 📷 Romy Alcoreza, Missouri, U.S.A. I am impressed by the speed they deliver accurate translations of all my documents. It’s as if they started working on my papers even before I sent it to them. 📷 Maria Calderon, Mexico, Mexico
Divorce Translation Service Features: 📷
Low Per Page or Per Word Pricing 📷
Fast Turnaround 📷
Notarization Certificate Available* 📷
24/7 Customer Support 📷
Complete Accuracy & Privacy Get Free QuoteOrder Translation📷
$30 or 10¢ Per Page or Per Word 📷
100% Guaranteed Acceptance and Guaranteed Satisfaction 📷
1-Day Turnaround Time on Most Translations 📷Get Free Quote📷
Questions? +1 (800) 460-1536
) 📷Order Translation
Let’s Get Social 📷 📷 📷 📷 P: +1 (800) 460-1536 Get Free QuoteOrder Translation Certified Translator Near Me A Subsidiary of The Spanish Group
Site Navigation Apostille Translation Arabic Translator Birth Certificate Translation Divorce Certificate Translation French Translator German Translator Immigration Translation Legal Document Translation
submitted by certifiedtranslator
to u/certifiedtranslator [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 21:20 xanadaupark Upscale Sophisticated Escort Agency Hiring...
We are currently looking for female & male escorts with exceptional,attractive ,elegance, intelligence, and personality to join our team of upscale female & male companions. Our elite clients want to go have drinks,accompany him/her to an event or meet for private companionship. Many clients of our would invite you to a classy restaurant,theatre or an upscale event. The JOB: We take pride in offering our companions the best working conditions in the business. Most appointments are incall, unless you otherwise prefer to do outcall. We have an all-female experienced team.
Excellent Income & Flexible Hours allow for the position to be a wonderful night time job for anyone who has daytime employment or need money money to continue their education.
All marketing, screening, and booking is handled by us. The CLIENT: All clients are professional,established,upscale gentlemen & ladies. 90% of our clients are repeat customers and we have an extensive database of regular clients. Any new clients are thoroughly screened via several different methods before booking.
*Safety is ALWAYS our top priority*. The EARNINGS: It is a well-known fact…. This is a LUCRATIVE business to be in. You can’t earn this kind of money in ANY profession! You are choosing this business because you want to make A LOT MONEY!!
The SCHEDULE: We work 6-7 days per week, your choice. Last call is at 11 P.M. unless the client is a regular and has scheduled in advance. You will NEVER work past 1 A.M.
*We are looking to build long term relationships with our team. Qualifications/Requirements: We are very selective with our team. If you meet the following criteria, WE want to talk to you! • Great Looks and Hygiene • Great Physical Shape • Available for travel (you may also work in the city you live in if you choose) • Team Player Attitude • Minimal to no tattoos (tasteful tattoos are okay) ***Most importantly, be available at least 6 hours out of a day/eve How To Apply: If you think this is the place for you please send minimum of 3 recent photo’s that clearly show your face and body, along with a little bit of information about yourself to [email protected] for review. *ALL applications and pictures are 100% confidential* *Also make sure you include your phone number, because it will expedite the application process\
* I look forward to speaking with you about joining our team… Thank You! ATTENTION!!!! IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT PICS OF YOURSELF AND A CONTACT PHONE NUMBER, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DENIED AND DELETED.
submitted by xanadaupark
to u/xanadaupark [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 21:16 DesertBlooms Are these signs still standing?
Hello from down south! I'm finally visiting Reno and I'm soooooo excited. I want to photograph some of the Nevada historical markers (it's my weird little hobby, I know) & old motel signs. I've used google street view to make my list earlier this year, but I know things can change quickly in our state... especially when it comes to old abandoned buildings and signs. I was wondering if you could tell me if these signs are still standing, and if they light up at night or not (I am fine with them not lighting up, it would just save me time of visiting them at night, too).
Thunderbird Motel - 420 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Olympic Motel - 195 W 2nd St, Reno, NV 89501
Chapel of the Bells - 700 W 4th St, Reno, NV 89503
Siegel Suites Nevadan - 133 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Flamingo Motel - 520 N Center St, Reno, NV 89501
Horse Shoe Motel - 490 Lake St, Reno, NV 89501
Fireside Market - 205 NV-647, Reno, NV 89501
Merry Wink Motel - 12901 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89511
Sunset Motel - 2091 W 4th St, Reno, NV 89503
Vacation Motor Lodge - 2 Moran St, Reno, Nevada
777 Motel - 777 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Lucky Motel - 1011 E 4th St, Reno, NV 89512
Reno Royal Motor Lodge - 350 West St, Reno, NV 89501
Sandman Motel - 1755 E 4th St, Reno, NV 89512
Townsite Motel - 250 W Commercial Row, Reno, NV 89501
Midtown Motel - 611 W 2nd St, Reno, NV 89503
Silver Dollar Motor Lodge - 817 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Capri Motel - 895 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
West Street Market - 148 West St, Reno, NV 89501
I'm also praying Topsy ⫷ °⧭° ⫸ is in working condition because he's a big highlight of my trip, too.
submitted by DesertBlooms
to Reno [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 21:02 Trash_Tia My friends participated in a “special screening” for a well known game which has been almost ten years in the making. I don’t recognize the people who came back
Three days ago, my housemates were alive.
And I wasn't losing my fucking mind.
Three days ago, I awoke to my housemate, Misty, shaking me.
Misty was usually the last to roll out of bed out of all of us, so I figured it was something important. My housemate wouldn’t get out of bed for nothing. She valued her sleep—often comparing her bed to a safe haven. Her place of solitude. I was right there with her, until she startled me out of slumber. I opened my eyes to find her face roughly three inches from mine, her expression lit up with excitement I couldn’t justify this early in the morning.
She smelled of toothpaste breath and her raspberry scented body wash. Her thick black curls framing her face were still damp from what I presumed was a shower, hanging in tangled knots in front of wide, almost unseeing eyes. When I first met her, Misty Kang had been my crush for a while. With a Korean father and a Texan mother, she definitely caught eyes when we hung out. We had a thing in freshman year, which quickly fizzled out once we started living together. Never date your housemates.
I will just say that.
Over the last few years, Misty has become one of my closest friends.
When she knew I was at least conscious, my housemate was grabbing my arm and yanking me out of bed. “Get up!”
I was barely awake, and those were the only words I could fully distinguish.
I shooed her away for a moment and swung my legs out of bed, taking a minute to blink sunlight out of my eyes coming through the blinds. “Sam.” Misty was in front of me again.
I don’t think she understood the concept of being half asleep.
She wouldn’t leave me alone, waving her arms wildly. Her shadow under the soft morning light almost reminded me of one of those inflatable tube guys.
“Huh?” My voice was a low croak, and her smile widened.
“Guess who’s just scored tickets for an actual screening of the first five minutes of gameplay for the most anticipated game of the decade?”
“What?” Her string of words wasn’t making sense in my caffeine deprived mind. It just sounded like gibberish to me, initially.
Like we were in some cheesy commercial, she was the lead, and I was the confused NPC with the WTF expression. But when I went over it in my head, words started to slide together like a jigsaw puzzle. Misty didn’t get excited about video games. Well, she did. Though, my housemate was one to get excited on behalf of someone else. After living with her for a while now, I had concluded she was a follower.
By that, I mean whatever others thought or did or said, she copied it. If her Twitter followers were mad at bad takes, she would drop all of her own opinions on said follower and focus on what other people said. We had Korean barbecue for takeout the other day, and Misty clearly did not like it from the creased look on her face, and her very obviously spitting it politely into a napkin.
Jay, my other housemate, liked it.
And so did I. So, naturally, Misty announced she wanted more.
I had to watch her suffer through two more portions before she excused herself—presumably to throw up. Blinking at my housemate who was clearly excited for Jay, I resisted the overwhelming urge to roll my eyes.
“Slow down. What game? What are you talking about?”
I got out of bed and threw on my robe, half aware of the mess from last night on my desk. Another attempt to finish an essay which just wasn’t happening. The monster energy cans and takeout Chinese wrappers were embarrassing. I got a basic run-through as I headed downstairs with Misty right behind me, practically breathing down my neck. From what I understood, there was a Reddit post.
That was all I got from Misty’s squealing. She leapt down the stairs after me with a spring in her step. The clock above the front door told me it wasn’t even 9am. The smell of bacon, however, was quick to arise me from the dead.
Jay was in the kitchen making breakfast. I noticed his laptop was open on the table, and every so often he’d peer at it with wide, almost disbelieving eyes. Jay and Misty were complete opposites, which made them great people to live with. Jay was a quiet book who was slightly on the pretentious side, routinely quoting something philosophical to piss me off.
He had rich parents on the other side of the world, but the guy himself was fairly humble and had mostly detached himself from said family.
My housemate was usually well put together. In fact, I barely saw him in his pajamas, excluding game nights. That morning, however, he was a disheveled mess, still in yesterday’s clothes.
He offered me a grin. I glimpsed sauce from last night’s dinner still staining his chin. Jay hadn’t brushed his hair or even put on deodorant.
I caught a whiff of BO when he ducked in front of me, his gaze glued to his MacBook. It was rare when Jay ignored basic hygiene, so yeah, I was going to guess this was a pretty huge thing. “I did tell her not to wake you up, y’know.”
His slight aussie accent was always refreshing on a morning. Born in Australia and moving to the states when he was ten years old, Jay still had a slight tinge in his accent. I had seen pictures of his family, and the guy had definitely gotten most of his dad’s genes, thick brown hair, and freckles. While his dad was built like a pro wrestler however, Jay was leaner like his mom.
I shrugged. “I was already awake.”
“Liar.” He didn’t look away from his laptop.
Looking closer, I glimpsed the Reddit homepage.
“So, you have won something.”
Jay didn’t answer. I could tell he was excited by the way he could barely keep still, bustling around the kitchen, barefoot. “Coffee?”
His voice was more of a Misty-like squeak, and I half wondered for a moment if they had switched bodies, or he had at least become one with my other housemate through a chemical explosion. In our kitchen, which was yet to be cleaned after a cooking disaster several nights ago, I wouldn’t be surprised if something was living on the countertop. I nodded, slumping into a chair. “What’s going on? Why is Misty freaking out?” I nodded at his laptop. “She said you’ve won something?”
As if my housemate couldn’t hold it in anymore, he nodded, turning his screen towards me. “You know____, right?”
“Yes.” I sipped my coffee, eyeing a toaster strudel sitting on the countertop. "You mean the game which has been coming out for a decade."
He ignored that. “Well, what if I told you one of the developer’s posted on the official sub this morning?”
He nodded with a grin, and I wondered it this was one of those rare times when Jay was blindly looking through a red flag to see what he wanted. I had heard of these types of scams, and Reddit was a breeding ground for them.
Gamers were pretty intense. I didn’t realize I was pulling a face until I caught his lips curving into a smile. Jay was usually the skeptical one.
“You don’t believe me.”
I downed my coffee to avoid replying. When I had drained the cup, he was still staring at me with amused eyes.
“You think it’s bullshit.”
I shrugged. “You said it,” I said. “I’m pretty sure that game isn’t even partway through development. Didn’t Twitter leak a still last year? Also, they’ll be bringing out a new console before that game comes out.”
I leaned back in my chair. “It’s more of a pipe dream, at this point.”
“The leaks were fake,” Even he didn’t look sure. “Anyway, that’s not the point. One of the dev’s posted on the official sub this morning. He asked if we were all excited for the new game, asked if we could post some of our favorite NPC dialogue, and he’ll DM winners.”
“Uh-huh.” I nodded at the screen. I had already checked my phone for an internet meltdown concerning this post, but there was nothing. “And where is that post now?”
Jay didn’t look at me. “It was deleted. So it only reached a certain number of people.”
“Oh, it was deleted?” I couldn’t resist a smile. “What a coincidence.”
When I laughed, Jay scowled, showing me his screen—navigating his trackpad to his Reddit DM’s.
To my surprise, there was actually a message from what I guessed was a throw-away account.
While I was skim reading the DM, Misty hurried in, all dressed and ready for the day. I peeked at her outfit from Jay's laptop. Cute.
Extravagant, but cute. My housemate cranked the radio up before bouncing between us, a toaster strudel hanging out of her mouth.
Misty was a living animated character. Ignoring her wide smile, I turned back to the screen. “Congratulation!!” The DM started with capitals.
It took me reading it twice to realize there was a clear spelling mistake. I sent Jay a pointed look, but he was too busy practically vibrating with excitement. If the guy had any more caffeine, he was going to explode. “Since when did winning DM’s start with a typo?”
“I knew you were going to say that.” Jay curled his lip. “They were clearly excited when typing the message.”
“But this is supposedly an official,” I said. “Surely they would make sure it’s professional?”
My housemate didn’t reply, shooting a look at Misty, who rolled her eyes.
“Wow.” I squinted at the screen. “I am so sorry for caring about your safety. You do realize these types of scam’s usually end up with you being sold on the black market, right?”
I shuddered. “I’ve heard horror stories about underground markets specializing in illegal organ harvesting.”
“Or…” Jay’s eyes were glued to the screen. “You could be happy for me?”
I frowned at the rest of the message, which was just a capitalized freak-out about the upcoming release of the game, before inviting Jay (and a friend!) to a five-minute preview of gameplay, as well as a Q&A. There was a location and a time, which was brow-raising. “10 at night.” I said. “Who hosts a gaming convention at 10pm?” I leaned my chin on my fist. “Unless they wanted to lure as many gullible people as possible, and ship them to some organ harvesting factory on the other side of the world.”
Jay scoffed. “That’s dark.”
“You’re actually considering going to a 10pm gaming convention in the middle of nowhere. I’m trying to wake you up.”
Jay nudged me that time. “It’s real. Relax.”
“And.” I pointed to the screen. “No phones? Why would they ask you not to bring your phones?”
“To stop us filming content,” Misty sang. “Duh.”
I groaned, leaning back in my chair. “You’re on his side? This is clearly shady!” I didn’t get mad unless something was seriously pissing me off, and this was one of those times. Jay was a smart guy. There was no way he was falling for this bullshit. I thought he was joking around when he spent the day tracking the location on Google Maps. I went to class like normal and got updates through text. At lunch, Jay agreed with me and said it was in fact shady, and he wasn’t going. By afternoon classes, he was texting me in paragraphs explaining his own skepticism but had found several “friends” on an online forum who were also going and had changed his mind once again. The guy couldn’t make up his mind. He was driving me crazy.
Misty sent me several videos of Jay pacing the kitchen with his MacBook in his hands. She was broadcasting his mental breakdown via Instagram stories. But then she started to send me pictures of herself in different outfits, asking me for my opinion on each one. At that point, I turned my phone off. My housemates had lost their fucking minds. I did my own research though, just to make sure I wasn’t actually going to lose them to a shady cult.
I searched for the game itself, but just as I thought, it was shown as still in development. Every “update” was just fan speculation.
There were YouTube videos and TikTok’s of fake leaks, but nothing was real. It was either AI generated, or badly edited. By the time my classes had ended and I had turned my phone on, I had a barrage of missed calls and texts.
Most of them were from Misty with her outfit changes, and Jay changing his mind again.
This time he was convinced it was all a scam, his texts full of typos and crying emoji's which he never used. Before it hit me that Misty was most likely using his phone to text me.
I was right. When I walked through the door, I was greeted by both of them sitting on the stairs. Misty was scrolling through Jay’s phone, while the boy had his head in his hands. According to Misty’s last text, he was back to being excited to go.
From the look on his face, eyes shadowed with sleep circles, light brown curls slipping from under his hood, I wasn’t sure what Misty meant by “excited”. The guy looked the complete opposite. His mind had been consumed by the game, and the idea of seeing new content.
When I dropped my bag and folded my arms, fixing the two of them with my best disapproving parent look, Misty jumped to her feet. “Sam!” she waved Jay’s phone at me. “Did you get my texts? We’re actually going now!”
The 100+ texts on both messenger and iMessage said otherwise.
I nodded, my gaze on Jay. “Both of you do realize it’s a scam, right?” I softened my tone despite growing progressively more irritated. We were grown adults, not kids. I could understand a group of teenagers falling for it, but two twenty-three-year-olds?
This time, I ducked in front of Jay. “Hey.” I pulled down his hood, and he groaned, burying his head in his knees. “I don’t want to freak you out, so listen to me, okay?”
I exhaled out a breath. “I’m not saying something bad is going to happen to you, because it most likely won’t—and yes, I admit I’m being paranoid.” When he lifted his head, blinking through bedraggled curls, there was a faint smile on his lips. “But.” I said. “You are most likely going to end up disappointed. Which I don’t want, because you won't shut up about it for weeks."
I was only partly joking.
For a moment, I thought my housemate was going to wake up, and nod, laughing at how crazy it was.
Before shook his head and jumped up.
“I’m going to take a shower, alright? I should start getting ready."
I admit, I exploded at him.
We argued while he was in the shower, and I paced up and down the hallway, coming up with multiple reasons why he was definitely going to die, and only two positives if it was in fact real. In the end, I gave up worrying all together. I didn’t say anything when the two of them were hurrying around looking for shoes and missing car keys. I didn’t realize they were gone until the door was clanging shut, and a text was coming through. I didn’t look at it until an hour later, and I had calmed down.
Jay: 1h ago: Stop worrying, lmao. We’re good! I’ll keep my phone just in case. I’ll make sure to avoid the organ harvesting 😉
Another from Misty a few minutes later: “Love you! Chillll, kay? 😭😭 It’s going to be fun! I’ll take pics!”
Followed by: “Oh shit, we can’t. I’ll try to sneak some!"
Attached to the text was a photo of the two of them. Misty with a wide smile and a peace sign, and Jay who looked like he was mid-shout, his eyes on the road.
Those texts were… at least comforting, I guessed. Maybe they were right. I figured I was paranoid, and they in fact would really be okay.
But that didn’t stop the anxious coil in my gut when I tried to force down takeout pizza. I attempted to focus on my essay to distract myself, but I couldn’t stop glancing at my phone, and checking Twitter. There was a hashtag on the DM, which was just “PlayStationGO.” When I searched for it, however, nothing came up.
Sure, it was a private convention and only a select few knew about it, but nothing could escape Twitter.
Somewhere, someone must be talking about it. After scrolling through endless tweets though, I realized I was wrong. There was nothing.
That put a bad taste in my mouth.
10pm came, and I held my breath all the way through a Netflix TV show I was forcing myself to watch, half asleep, slumped at my desk.
I could barely distinguish the plot.
I just had a vague idea of the character names, and some of their motivations.
Midnight passed, and I was struggling to stay awake.
I glanced at my phone.
No messages, just a notification from Spotify reminding me my favorite band was playing nearby.
Still nothing. I fell back to sleep.
This time, I stayed awake for a few minutes glaring at my phone before my eyes grew heavy.
My phone buzzed with a text from Jay, but I could barely desipher it: "can't feel help my head hurts Canshdhsn727272_6798mi/!! _&go home please. (Sent from: PlayStationGo™️ BETA)."
3:54: am. I was wide awake, blinking at a notification which had popped up from an unknown number. I was trying to figure out what number it was, when my phone vibrated again and I almost jumped out of my skin.
After a moment of hesitation, I answered it.
I was trying so hard not to think of the possibility of it being the emergency room, or even worse, the cops.
All of my worst nightmares had come true in a single second.
“Hello?” I whispered in a croak.
“Are they in the house with you?” The stranger’s voice came through in a hiss of interference.
His words sent my mediocre dinner lurching back up my throat. “What?” I managed to get out. “Who?”
“Your friends.” He said, and I leapt to unsteady feet, my gut twisting and turning.
“No.” I found myself taking slow strides toward the window, brushing back the curtain and peering out into the night. “Why? Did something happen to them?” I paused.
“How did you get my number?”
“That does not matter.” His voice rattled in my ear as I rushed downstairs, almost stumbling down the bottom two. “I need you to get out of that house. Now. Get as far away as possible.”
I could hear his rapid breaths.
He was driving. I could hear the rumble of the engine. With my phone pressed to my ear, I obeyed his instructions, pulling open the door and stepping out into the cool night, a brisk breeze grazing my bare arms was just enough to stop my thoughts spiraling.
I was barefoot, in nothing but a robe, staggering down the driveway. The night was calm and silent; our neighborhood was asleep, each window drowned in darkness. I couldn’t breathe, my clammy fingers wrapped around my phone, as this stranger broke down over the phone. “Whatever you do,” he gasped out.
“Do not, I repeat DO NOT remove the PlayStationGo—shit!! He hissed out, static rattling the call. The guy seemingly got ahold of himself, and the wheel, and continued. I started to walk—where I was going, I had no idea.
The stranger lit a cigarette. I heard the click of a lighter and his exhalation of breath. “It was a BETA version, but we had to rush it. This was not my idea. My boss is a greedy man. He wanted to release the game last year, which would have meant widespread infection. Luckily, that did not happen. We did manage to delay it, but only by a year.” His words barely made sense to me as I struggled to get a word in, peering in the dark. “It was supposed to be a virtual experience of the game—a whole new angle of gameplay. But testing was difficult. First, on monkey’s, we lost multiple subjects. Tonight was supposed to be a…well, I guess you could call it out first attempt on human subjects,” his laugh was bitter. “I knew the tech wasn’t finished. And I tried. Believe me, I fucking tried. I tried to blow the whistle, but these bastards know where my parents live."
Something squirmed its way down my spine.
“So my friends were lab rats?” I said stiffly. “You used them?”
I fucking knew it.
I knew it was too good to be true.
“Yes and no. Listen to me, the people I work for are hunting them down. Trust me, I don’t want my bosses to find them because a life of experimentation will await them. Torture. Do you hear me? It does not matter if subjects fail. They don’t care. As long as there is at least a light at the end of the tunnel for them, they will see it as a win, and bring the publication date closer. They will not be treated as humans. Your friends signed a contract before trying out the tech, where the small print stated that, under section 3, player engagement, all subjects must agree to offer themselves as participants in later updates. I silently cursed Jay for always skipping the terms and conditions when buying games." The man stopped to breathe.
“I have told you multiple times, and I won’t say it again. Get as far away from that house as possible. I will take care of them. I will make sure of it." The sound of squealing engines, and I stopped power walking, coming to an abrupt stop. The silence of the night around me, compared to the sound of the highway he was on, traffic horns and the wind rushing through the window was an eerie contrast, a disturbance to the heavenly bubble we were trapped in.
“What do you mean ‘take care of them?” I had to swallow a yell. “Hey! What are you talking about?
“I’m sorry.” Was all he replied with. “I’m afraid it is too late. There was once an opportunity to save the mind during the initial level of the demonstration. However, once the PlaystationGo has been fully attached to the base of the subject, we no longer have control of it. Once integrating itself into the cerebral cortex, the PlayStationGo can only be removed by signing out of the player’s account,” his breath was heavy. “On this unfortunate occasion, however, your friends are unable to navigate the system due to a malfunction which scrambled their brains,” He trailed off. “Which has left them stranded in the game."
I let out a breath. “Right.” I said. “That’s.. bad. I mean, it’s a fucked-up piece of technology, but they’re just playing a game, right?”
There was a pause, before the man laughed.
“Young man, I don’t think you understand,” he said. “The PlayStationGo was created to give the player a full virtual experience of our game. The PlayStationGo is not a physical object. Created with nanotechnology, it attaches itself to the subject’s brain and is supposed to create a personal gaming experience for each player. As I said, however, it is not finished. It is yet to be released to the public, and of course, we are expecting certain ethical arguments due to the controversial—”
I pulled the phone away from my ear, shaking my head. I didn’t need to hear his attempts at trying to save his own skin.
“You need to help them,” I whispered. “Do you hear me? Can you do that? Can you help them?!”
“That is what I am trying to tell you,” He said.
“I know you are upset and confused, and believe me, I offer my apologies. But you need to listen to facts. During initial testing, our subjects were conscious enough to know where their home was. We are unsure why this happens, though we have linked it to territory, as well as the main character of the game heavily influencing their actions. I have been tracking them from the testing facility, and they are incredibly close. Please get as far away from there as possible. If you are no longer in the vicinity of the house, I can end this quickly and quietly before we gain attention.”
I wasn’t sure what I was going to say. Maybe start fucking screaming at him, because he was talking about getting “rid” of my friends, after their mistake.
“Do you understand me?” He said, when I couldn’t reply. “Your friends are lost causes!”
Before I could answer, though, headlights were suddenly coming around the corner, and I found myself paralysed to the spot. The car which swerved twice, crashed into several trash cans, before reversing and coming straight towards me, was not Jay’s car. Jay’s car was an old hunk of junk he’d gotten from a scrapyard. Jay’s car had doors which were practically hanging off, and a stereo which exclusively played either static gibberish, or old tapes I had no idea how to use. This car was bright yellow, and definitely had an option to drive itself. When the car came to a stop, inches from careening into me, I lost all control of myself.
I was vaguely aware of my phone slipping from my fingers and hitting the sidewalk. But I was too busy staring at the two shadows in the front of the car. The driver, and the passenger.
And the muffled screaming coming from the trunk.
When the door swung open, a figure stepping out, I did not recognise my housemate.
The stranger told me I wouldn't, but I didn't believe him.
Jay had left the house in casual jeans and a sweater, bearing the game's logo.
Now, I found myself face to face with a man with my housemate's face and features, his smile and eyes-- but something had been severed in his eyes and twisted in his expression. For one, Jay was wearing a suit I knew he couldn't afford, the sleeves torn, collar pulled open, smears of red staining the front.
His pants had cufflinks, and the Rolex on his wrist had definitely been pulled off someone's corpse.
The silver was stained a revealing scarlet. Drinking in his face, he looked like Jay. His curls hung in front of his eyes, freckles speckling his cheeks, but everything else wasn't. It wasn't until I was glimpsing what was moulded into the flesh of his hand, did I remember how to move. But then I was taking all of him in, everything my mind had intentionally skipped, because I didn't want to believe the stranger on the phone. Nanotechnology, the man had said in a hiss.
Fiction, I had thought.
Before I saw the reality of it, a writhing metallic like substance glued to the guy's temple, and slowly, very slowly, inching down his cheek, already forming around the bridge of his ear, a very faint blue light flickering.
Something must have alerted him. His cavernous eyes left mine, and he twisted his head—and I heard the sound of his neck snapping, his head lolling to the left slightly, his eyes flickering. I watched his whole body seem to sway back and forth, ready to fall forwards.
Before the newly formed device on his ear turned red, then green.
It was almost like he was… rebooting. As if coming back to life, Jay lifted his head at an awkward angle, before looking straight through me. The blood vessels in his eyes had popped, rivulets of red beading down his face. He should have been dead, I thought. No. No, he was dead. That… that thing was keeping him alive. “Well, shiiiittt,” he said. I could sense the game dialogue which had taken over him, forming on his mangled tongue.
“I’m a man on a mission.”
In jerking movements, he turned and marched back towards the car, opening the door, and sliding into the front seat.
I remembered how to move, ducking to grab my phone, before something slammed into the back of my head—and I saw stars.
I didn’t remember hitting the floor, only the soft sound of her voice, a seductive murmur repeating NPC dialogue, and her kitten heel sticking into my spine, forcing me onto my face.
Misty. I was expecting her to get it over with. But when she dragged me to my feet, sticking the barrel of a gun into the flesh of my neck—I figured she was still playing the game.
Twisting around to meet her eyes, lifeless and empty, only filled with light from the device which had taken over half of her face, I felt sick to my stomach. This thing wasn’t a games console or a virtual reality headset.
It was an attempt at coercing and programming something you already don’t understand, to do something impossible.
I could see that in the way the things had visibly chewed and eaten through her flesh, devouring her from the inside and out. I could see what was left of the dress she had worn earlier, but something must have gone wrong with her too. Because Misty had thrown on another outfit over the top, a diamond necklace hanging from her neck.
I caught a thin river of red pooling down her right temple, trying to ignore the twitchy way she moved, just like a character. From the way Misty walked, stumbling, I already knew she was gone. My housemate had newly acquired strength, throwing me in the trunk of the car where three other hostages were, and slamming it shut on my attempts to reason with her. She didn’t tie me up or restrain me.
In the dim light I could just make out though passing streetlights, I could see the trunk opened from the inside. Which was too easy.
Still though, Jay was driving recklessly, and every time I tried to throw the damn thing open, I was knocked backwards, rolling into a screaming girl, who was bound by her hands and feet. It took me multiple attempts before I had the trunk open, freezing cold air blasting me in the face. I untied the other hostages, but when I told them to come with me, they just stared blankly at me, and continued begging for their lives—and it only took me glimpsing what was attached to their temples, a familiar writhing metal plate, for me to understand. They too were playing the game. This time, as NPC hostages.
I found myself gingerly touching the trembling metallic flesh of the girl's fingers bound in rope. It had a slimy consistency, and I swore, I felt something bite into me.
No way, I thought.
This thing was sentient, yes. But it wasn't living.
Listen, I wish I could tell you what it was like to jump out of a moving car, but I can’t.
I remember it as lunging out of the trunk, hitting the freezing cold air, before hitting the ground head first, neutron star collisions exploding in the backs of my eyes.
What I do remember is waking up on the side of the road. Hours later. The sky was bright blue, a scorching sun blinding me when I managed to force my eyes open.
The early morning rush hour flew by as normal, and I wondered how ignorant American people had to be to ignore someone knocked out on the side of the road.
It’s not like I was nowhere near civilization. There was a fucking Subway right next to me.
When I had gathered myself, I remembered I had no phone. I couldn’t go home in fear of running into my rogue housemates playing their own fucked up version of _____ in their head. My plan was to try and find my phone, get in contact with the stranger who blew the whistle on my friends being dangerous, and find them. They couldn’t be far., right? And even if they weren’t themselves… someone would be able to save them.
If someone could do this to them, surely they could reverse it.
I felt sick, tired, and I was starving.
So, with some loose cash I’d found in my pocket, I bought a Subway and a Coke.
The woman at the counter smiled widely at me. She leaned forward, with a wink. “Nice cosplay!”
I didn’t understand what she meant until I swore I felt something… move its way up my pant leg. I ignored it, and it happened again, this time it felt like something was… biting.
A bug, maybe? I had been laying on the side of the road for around six hours.
When I went to the bathroom, though, I found myself staring at an all too familiar glint of silver creeping its way across my temple. Like it was sentient, parts of it sider webbed towards my ear while the rest writhed into my hairline.
I pulled up my pant leg again, and there it was, a fungus-like metal substance which had already formed in two solid metal masses on my knees. I remember grazing two fingers across the thing beginning its slow feast of my flesh. I remember trying to pull it off, hissing in pain when I risked ripping off my own skin with it. I remember shaking my head and being in denial, even when the lights dimmed above me, and the bathroom door in front of me became more of a shadow. When I strode back through the Subway store, I began to see slight flickers of light above each person, highlighting something not quite there yet.
I could see it already starting, beginning to take over my thoughts. Cars which sped past were suddenly highlighted, and at the corner of my eye, if I concentrated, the outline of a map was starting to appear. Even now, when the room is almost completely taken over by shadow, and my thoughts are half my own, and half not—when a metallic device is beginning to form over my eyes—I know if I hold on, this thing won’t take me. I have considered killing myself, but that wouldn’t… be right.
How could I kill myself when there is so much left to do?
This developer was right. I don’t even know where I can sign out. There’s what looks like the beginning of some kind of index when I look up, but it’s not… finished. I can still see entangled pieces of code struggling to load what I’m guessing was log out. Whatever this thing is, it’s taking over me. Fast. Like a fungus, like a virus, it will not stop until it’s dragged me into the game, until it's leeched itself onto me.
I can feel it happening right now. It's been slow.
Almost painfully slow.
But maybe that is the point. Maybe part of the game is to feel my own thoughts beginning to unravel in favor of something else entirely.
Time is going by…. Fast.
Five minutes ago… I was trying to get home. But I can’t remember where I live.
I can’t concentrate.
I can’t think straight.
I have a phone—but I don’t know how I got it. Did I steal it?
Every time I move, the slowly emerging map comes to life at the corner of my eye jerks with my movement. There is a car parked nearby.
I know it belongs to the man with a child.
But a confusing blur of light is highlighting it to be something of importance. Reality is crashing in front of me, replaced with contorting shapes and bursts of color I have to blink through.
I keep hearing... sirens.
Jay is messaging me.
On what, I'm not sure.
But I need to find him.
I’m sure one mission won’t hurt, right?
submitted by Trash_Tia
to nosleep [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 20:20 Important-Fig-2282 I received WORN FIGS scrubs!!!!🤢
This is the email I sent to FIGS customer service-
Hey FIGS customer service, Last week I landed my first big girl job as a surgical tech & decided to celebrate & try out FIGS scrubs. I placed my order Tuesday night 5/23. Fast forward to just a minute ago at 9:45am my FIGS were delivered & I rushed to go try them on. I tired on 2 pants & they didn’t fit the way I’d like them to, so I move on to the next… the high waisted Zamora jogger in Ceil Blue. I opened the plastic baggie where the joggers were folded & IMMEDIATELY noticed a stench. I brushed it off, put them on & they fit amazing. I started walking around in them for a minute & took them off & too my DISGUST… I noticed the crotch of the joggers were soiled/stained BAD. I quickly check the rest of the pants & nothing, just these. I received WORN & STAINED pants. I started gagging just of the thought of that coming in contact with my skin & not knowing who worn them & if they had any disease or anything of that sort. EXTREMELY UNHYGIENIC!!!! Health Hazard!!! Very disappointed in the company, I wanted to love them & give them a shot.
I’m attaching pictures & receipts as proof.
(I’m a AVID online shopper & NEVER ever received WORN clothing, let alone this bad. Would never think a SCRUBS company -marketed towards healthcare workers- would allow something like this.)
Look forward to hearing from you.
what should I expect in return for this? I’ve never experienced anything like this.
(I also don’t know how to attach photos to a reddit post😂)
submitted by Important-Fig-2282
to Figsscrubs [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 19:07 No_Competition4897 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in WV Hiring Now!
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings , feel free to comment here if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
submitted by No_Competition4897
to WestVirginiaJobs [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 18:59 Khorch- [Store]Cheap Diretide I, II and Aghanim's Collector's Cache Sets
Hi guys! I am selling Diretide cache I & II as well as some Aghanim Cache. I am selling those sets because i have many extras and i don't play those heroes that much. Some of the sets are unbundled but still can be gifted, you can check my inventory to be sure. Buyer goes first no exceptions. If you don't trust me, i am okay with using a middleman. I have sold to many people before and i have many proof screenshots and recordings i can show. I can do discounts for bulk sales.
Here is my steam profile: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198113120433 My steamrep: https://steamrep.com/search?q=76561198113120433
- In order to gift/trade the items we need to be friends at least 30 days.
- I will trade dota2/csgo/tf2 items and tf2 keys worth the listed item's price.
- Because i don't want to waste anyone's time i require %25 (Min.1$) of the price for reservation.
- Reservation fee will be subtracted from the items total price.
- If you want to reserve/buy an item comment on my steam profile and add me on steam.
- If you have any questions feel free to add/message me.
- Reservation fee will not be refunded if you cancel the order.
DIRETIDE COLLECTOR'S CACHE I
DIRETIDE COLLECTOR'S CACHE II
AGHANIMS COLLECTOR'S CACHE
submitted by Khorch-
to Dota2Trade [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 18:38 TimelyMushroom5369 [FS][USA] CREWNECKS: F0G ESSENT1ALS BEIGE, RETAIL N1KE LOGO, RETAIL VINTAGE AD1DAS EQU1PMENT / TSHIRTS: J1L S4NDER, Y33ZY SEASON 5, AM1 PAR1S
tagged photos and timestamp - group pic of all items more detailed photos of items PAYPAL INVOICE ONLY, COMMENT BEFORE PMING. PLEASE READ THE INFO BELOW BEFORE MESSAGING ME.
WHEN READY TO BUY, PLEASE PM ME YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL. --- ITEMS (shipping not included) SWEATERS
- !!! buyer covers paypal fees. i ship in the USA only. no refunds once paid, no returns/exchanges accepted. i am not responsible for items after providing tracking
- !!! if lowballing you will be ignored/blocked. if you do not pay after i send you an invoice you will be blocked.
- i am clearing out my closet and trying to get back what i paid. prices also consider international shipping fees/convenience.
- sorry but i can't give w2c. items were bought a long time ago so links are likely dead. feel free to ask for extra pics but i can't speak on flaws.
- f0g essent1als beige crewneck XL: $37. length: ~66cm, pit to pit: ~66cm could probs fit smaller sizes than XL but please check measurements
- in inches: ~26W x ~ 26L. only tried on! soft fleece inside. there is an essent1als badge on the back and sleeve embroidery. great basic piece
- RETAIL n1ke logo crewneck L: $37. length: ~71cm, pit to pit: ~64cm STEAL: retail is $55+tax & this color of this sweater is oldeunavailable on the site
- ~25W x ~28L. only worn once! clean basic in a very light gray color. not my size anymore
- RETAIL vintage ad1das equ1pment sweatshirt XL: $70. length: ~73 cm, pit to pit: ~69 cm
- ~27W x ~29L. amazing design, overall good condition considering it's a vintage piece (minor staining/distressing). no major flaws i can spot *price based on market prices but feel free to offer!
j1l s4nder logo tshirt S: SOLD. length: ~72cm, pit to pit: ~61cm OVERSIZED, could probs fit M/L but please check measurements
~24W x ~28.5L. only tried on, tags still on! clean and simple design
- y33zy season 5 tshirt L: $32. length: ~69cm, pit to pit: ~65cm
- ~25.5W x ~27L. only tried on, tags still on! cool design but too big for me
- am1 par1s red heart tshirt XL (1x beige, 1x blue): $35 each. length: ~72cm, pit to pit: ~58cm
- ~23W x ~28.5L. only tried on, tags still on! clean and simple design, sleeves are a bit long
- am1 par1s cream patch heart tshirt (no size on tag): $35. length: ~72cm, pit to pit: ~59cm
- ~23W x ~28.5L. only tried on! clean and simple design, sleeves are a bit long
submitted by TimelyMushroom5369
to FashionRepsBST [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 18:32 Spoon_Microwave Update on my 240!
| || |
Here are some photos I've taken of my 240 a few weeks ago. Recently repainted my front fender extensions, front east-bear replica lip, Canadian market daytime running lights, an OEM trunk with no spoiler holes, and an authentic B-WAVE spoiler. submitted by Spoon_Microwave to 240sx [link] [comments]
I also sold my passenger seat (Corbeau Forza) and bought a matching FX1.
I think the next immediate steps are to diagnose a squeaking belt and replace my injectors with brand new OEM ones or ones of the same quality (car is down a hair on power under WOT & needs the throttle depressed to start occasionally), as well as my IACV. I'm mainly focused on longevity as of right now. I want to diagnose any leaks, issues, etc. Keep it crisp.
Current parts I have stashed away for weekend projects are Dorki Dori S13 Chuki Style side skirts, and a Dorki Dori rear bumper valence to fit onto the OEM rear bumper (I have a second OEM rear bumper in better shape). I also have sikki sway bars, rear stainless steel brake lines, a new steering column polyurethane bushing, and some other goods.
Distant future plans would be to wire up the lights, buy & install a limited slip with correct backlash, and much more.
I love having a project car, but my bank account sure doesn't! Let me know what you think!
2023.05.31 16:22 Shrimpy8363936 He’s real
2023.05.31 16:01 deadinsideyou AI Tools for dropshippers
Hey guys, I've been thinking about getting into dropshipping for a month or so, during which I have been looking into various AI automation services. Thought I would drop all the ones I have aggregated here, could be useful to some of you looking into automation as well.
- Oberlo - Dropshipping automation platform designed for eCommerce businesses using Shopify.
- Pencil - creative AI platform that generates Facebook & TikTok ads.
- Tiipe - AI-powered copywriting tool designed for eCommerce businesses, including dropshippers. It enables users to quickly generate unique and creative product descriptions by using the brand’s keywords and product attributes.
- Claid.ai - Generate, enhance and edit product images with AI. Drop in your product and generate custom backgrounds with templates and/or prompts. Add Add vivid clarity, remove backgrounds, and create photos that convert.
- Murf - Text-to-speech software that offers a wide range of over 130 AI voices in different accents and tonalities.
- Tweetify.it - Allows users to quickly condense long-form content into short posts for Twitter and other social media platforms with a single click.
- Algopix - Product research tool that enables you to analyze the market demand, competition, and profitability of products.
- Chatfuel / Tidio.AI - Chatbot platform that can automate customer support and engagement.
- Wisecut - Online platform that uses AI and voice recognition to simplify and speed up the video editing process.
Would love to hear if there are any big ones I'm missing here. I'm obviously not adding the huge obvious ones like GPT, Midjourney etc since everyone already knows about those.
submitted by deadinsideyou
to dropshipping [link] [comments]