It can be hard to stay positive on Valentine’s Day when you’re single, but every once in awhile a real gem surfaces in all these sappy love stories clogging up social media. This is one that will make you shout from the rooftops, “Love is real!”
Meet Tori Monaco and her girlfriend Berkley Cad—or I should say fiancée. They just became engaged after asking each one planned a surprise proposal for the other, to take place at the exact same time.
Insiderreports that they had some help—Cade’s mom knew what each woman was planning, and helped facilitate their proposals so that they took place during a family Pictionary game.
“Her mom was the mastermind,” said Monaco. “They were planning this perfect proposal.”
And she caught the whole thing on video:
In the video, Cade is at the easel, trying to lure the love of her life into guessing, “Marry me.” But then she turns around and sees Monaco on bended knee, asking the same question. Cade had been planning the proposal with her mother for some time, when mom got a call form her daughter’s girlfriend sharing her plans to do the exact same thing. Of course, mom got to scheming.
Everyone is sobbing over this perfect moment:
Help, I’m sobbing! This is the first same-sex relationship for either woman—they met online and traveled across state lines to meet each other. They hit it off right away and have taken it all the way to a ring. And they’re celebrating:
Help, this story has made me cry three times and I haven’t even finished typing one sentence. Grab your tissue box, because you’re gonna need it.
A man named John Mueller posted a picture of Sting, an elderly former racing dog who is a certified therapy pup. Sting is part of a program called Paws to Read, which brings in children to read to shelter dogs so they can become socialized and used to people. That raises their chances of being adopted—okay, I am crying again.
Anyway, that day, no one showed up and Sting spent the afternoon at the library by himself:
In all honesty, Sting is probably fine. He’s a dog, just hanging out, and he has a forever home with Mueller. But his sad, long face has won the Internet’s heart and made him go instantly viral. Just look at it:
Todayreports that the outpouring of support for Sting has been insane. Because Mueller suggest people contact the small Minneapolis library, their phone has been ringing off the hook.
Ann Wahlstrom, children’s librarian at the Ramsey County Library in White Bear Lake, says its been amazing. Hopefully, it hasn’t also been really annoying?
“People are asking if we could hold the phone to Sting’s ear so they could read to him,” she said. “The whole staff of a Petco in California called to say they love Sting. It’s just amazing, the outpouring.”
The program isn’t just for the dogs, Wahlstrom explained, it’s for the kids to give them “a fun, nonthreatening place where they can practice their reading skills to a dog.”
If you’re not already weeping, check out this video of kids reading to dogs in shelters:
Sting has gotten so famous that his sessions are fully booked through April, and a second therapy dog who participates in the program, named Lacey, is also getting lost of belly rubs and stories read to her.
This happy ending still hasn’t ended the tears. My emotions!
Being drunk and ordering fast food is a time honored tradition, but there are some rules. Don’t puke and don’t give the cashier a hard time. Fortunately, this possibly wasted girl in a Taco Bell managed not to vomit, but unfortunately she made a few Taco Bell employees pretty miserable.
In this two minute clip posted to YouTube, a woman approaches the counter and attempts to order a “medium fries from the dollar menu.” She is absolutely sure she is in a Burger King. The cashier explains that they have tacos or burritos, because this is a Taco Bell. The employee sounds a little sarcastic, but just barely considering the situation.
Then the customer turns to address the other patrons as though they’re gonna back her up, saying, “This is racism at its f—king finest.”
Someone off camera says, “It’s not, girl.” Thank goodness.
But she insists, “No, it is.”
At this point the cashier tries to help her read the menu, which she seems to be struggling with, but the woman decides to leave. Though she doesn’t seem to know exactly what’s going on, she at least knows she’s embarrassing herself.
Oddly enough, some Taco Bells are serving nacho fries, which are potato fries with a cheese dipping sauce. But it doesn’t seem like that’s what this woman is referencing, much to everyone’s amusement.
Being too confused to know what you’re eating is one thing, but don’t politicize Taco Bell. You’re ruining everyone else’s buzz.
Things are starting to heat up on Game of Thrones and yes, that is a reference to dragon fire, baby! On Sunday’s episode, people’s favorite characters who they have been following as they traverse all the regions of Westeros are finally meeting—and they’re clashing. That means you may start seeing one character you love killing another character you love, like when Bronn viciously attacked Drogon, because Drogon was for sure killing lots and lots of people.
Twitter was conflicted:
Apparently, this emotional conflict has spilled over to real life and started to disrupt the real life of actor Jerome Flynn, who brings Bronn to life for us every week. BuzzFeedreports that in an interview for Making Game of Thrones, Flynn claims that even his mailman turned against him when he took action against Drogon:
He also gives a coded answer for how worried you should be about Bronn. Is this a spoiler?
Every four years, we add a leap day to compensate for the fact that the Earth takes a little longer than a calendar year to make a complete orbit around the sun. Without them, we’d eventually have snow in the middle of June.
Well, to compensate for an unexpected slowdown in the Earth’s rotation this year, scientists have decided to add an extra second to 2016 to help keep us in sync.
The National Physical Laboratory in the United Kingdom uses an atomic clock to provide a stable and continuous timescale for the world’s less accurate clocks to follow. And they need to add the extra second to the New Year’s countdown because standard time is currently lagging behind atomic clocks.
So as the clocks strike midnight tomorrow, they’ll show a time of 23:59:60 at the very end, delaying 2017 for a second.
NPL senior research scientist Peter Whibberley explained:
“Atomic clocks are more than a million times better at keeping time than the rotation of the Earth, which fluctuates unpredictably.”
“Leap seconds are needed to prevent civil time drifting away from Earth time.”
“Although the drift is small – taking around 1,000 years to accumulate a one-hour difference – if not corrected it would eventually result in clocks showing midday before sunrise.”
The problem? 2016 has been kind of a terrible year, so people aren’t too happy about having to sit through another second it.
What are going to be doing with your #LeapSecond? I’ll be screaming
I didn’t grow up decorating my house for Christmas, but there’s nothing I love more than walking out on a chilly night with a huge mug of coffee and taking a stroll through the neighboring towns that go all out during the holidays.
Something about seeing bright red and green and white sparkling lights really warms me up and although I grew up Muslim, I can’t help but get all warm and fuzzy during Christmas time and get in the holiday spirit.
That doesn’t mean I’d go through the trouble of decorating my own house. No, no, I’m much too lazy for that.
But it makes me happy to see that people who work so hard to spread good cheer are getting rewarded for it, like this family from Glen Allen, Virginia.
“Not in a thousand years. I always look at ourself as the house on Wendurst Drive, you know, I make my decorations out of plyboard during the summer and how am I going to compete against these big mega decorators that have the computerized shows and so on. All homemade, a lot of interactive, all that kind of thing played a part, so we were quite surprised.”
The couple said that they planned on giving some of the earnings from the show to their local church while Esther says she wants to use the money to take a trip to Israel. A fitting way to spend money that you won in a Christmas competition. (h/t wric)
I used to have a dog that would sleep for around twenty hours a day. The remaining four hours were spent looking for a good space to sleep. He would normally settle for the same spot where he always slept.
My family and I would always wonder what he was doing that was so exhausting. Being a dog sounds like a pretty sweet gig.
As it turns out all animals need to sleep. (Who could have guessed?) So we have collected some of the best sleepers. Please enjoy. I am going to take a nap.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, there are a bunch of pranksters going around dressed as clowns threatening to kidnap kids and generally trying to frighten people. Just today, a knife-wielding clown wearing big floppy shoes chased a teenager through a New York subway station. And earlier this week, a boy in Arizona claimed that he was cut by another knife-wielding clown.
In response, some users on social media have been threatening to shoot any clowns that approach them.
Let’s pass a law where if you see a clown you can shoot them? #greatidea
Unsurprisingly, professional clowns are getting pretty fed up with the pranksters and the potentially deadly response they’re generating.
To combat the trend, the clown community in Tucson, Arizona, have decided to organize a “Clown Lives Matter” march for next week.
More than 100 clowns are expected to come to the protest according to organizers, while a flyer for the event explains the reasoning behind it.
“This is a peaceful way to show clowns are not psycho killers. We want the public to feel safe, and not be afraid. So come out, bring the family, meet a clown and get a hug!”
Jordan Jones, known professionally as Snuggles the Clown, works in Screamland Farms in Frederick, Maryland. He started the Clown Lives Matter movement to show pranksters that they’re putting the lives of professional clowns in danger. Snuggles told FOX:
“Everyone took this as a joke but it’s really become serious now, and I just want all these teenagers to know that it’s not a game anymore. You’re ruining my job and other actors around the world.”
“They go outside like myself the other day I went outside for a photo shoot and people were driving by taking pictures saying they are going to call the cops because they profiled me as one of the clowns in the woods.
And he says that the recent attacks aren’t just worrying him.
“You know my family they fear for my life now. My sister, she don’t want me doing this anymore.”
He hopes that marches like those in Tucson will help people take the profession seriously.
“They need a positive role model like myself. Yes, I’m in the clown suit, but at the end of the day I’m a brother, I’m a nephew, I’m an uncle, I have a family.”
“I think it’s really negative. It’s becoming very, very serious and I don’t think a lot of people know how serious it’s becoming.”
But people don’t really know how seriously to take the movement.
Police forces across the country have condemned the clown sightings, saying that pranksters are wasting valuable resources.
“There are many other emergencies and calls for service that troopers and other first responders need to get to without being misdirected to a prank,” Connecticut state police said in a statement.
That statement followed several lockdowns at schools in various states when clowns were spotted nearby. A 13-year-old student in Texas was arrested on terrorism charges after posting a “clown’s hit list” featuring the names of several classmates on social media.
In an effort to shield herself from the negativity of people’s comments on Instagram and Twitter, Lovato has decided to exclusively broadcast her happenings to her fans on Snapchat for a more one-way star-to-fan experience.
I like snapchat cause I don’t have to see what some of y’all say. Follow me if you want: theddlovato ??