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apenelopiad:

(A friend of mine linked me to this video today asking me to translate (I’m French Canadian) and I just thought I’d provide a transcript of it. Jonathan Toews and his mom talk about family and what it’s like to raise an athlete. Sorry if that’s been done already…)

Andrée Gilbert: To raise an athlete, whether a hockey player or another sport or activity, it doesn’t happen on its own. Parents need support and help. I talk as a mother of a young hockey player—there are many roles that make sure a team works well: we need coaches, we need managers, we need people who’ll organise fundraisers. It’s very demanding, as parents, to raise a young hockey player, and that’s why we need support, that’s why our children have good experiences playing hockey; it’s when they have a community that supports them—that’s what makes a team work well.

Jonathan Toews: My mom and dad, especially my mom, would discipline us, would be very, very strict about what kind of person we were and everything, about how we worked hard with our hockey, our studies, and all those things. That’s how we were raised as children, my brother and I. So when it was time for me to leave home at 15—I think about it and it’s very, very young, it’s not easy for most children, they’re not ready to leave home; to play hockey at that age. For me, I was very, very serious, very dedicated, and I knew it was something—um—with my maturity level, that I was ready to tackle this challenge. But it’s not always easy for mothers, and especially for me. I really didn’t like when she’d leave the school to return to Winnipeg—when I was at Shattuck St Mary’s in the States—she’d always cry and didn’t want to let me go, and I was like: mom, I’ll be fine, let me do this, I can do it.

Andrée Gilbert: Now, I sometimes say things that he doesn’t agree with, like sometimes I’d say: Well, Jonathan, I think you should shoot the puck more often, then he’ll roll his eyes, all yeah mom, thanks for the tip, thanks for—but yeah, we have a normal life, like all families.

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He fell in October 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: All quiet on the Western Front. He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come.

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dandylyingwishes:

I love people who make me forget that I’m shy

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thisisgoingonmyresume:

This is a very basic German learning resource list that I may or may not expand in the future. As a German learner myself, I find these extremely helpful, but I also recommend buying a normal grammar book with exercises. Hueber usually publishes good German textbooks, which are used even in such places as Goethe Institut.
building vocabulary
1000 words of elementary German
Beginner German
Intermediate German
Advanced German
Vocabulary Builder
pronouncing the sounds
German Pronunciation (IPA)
German Alphabet and Pronunciation
tackling that grammar
Beginner’s Grammar Cheat Sheet [PDF]
Extensive Grammar Cheat Sheet in Tabular Form
A Review of German Grammar
A Whole Website on German Grammar [with exercises]
YouTube channels to fool your inner procrastinator
Get Germanised [includes German word of the day, German fairytale readings, everyday blogs about life in Germany, tons of videos about slang, even more videos about German culture, etc.]
Deutsch Für Euch [pretty much similar to the one above, but the focus is on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary]
texts in German, because reading is also important
The Brothers Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Short Stories for Beginners [some of them have translations and audio readings]

thisisgoingonmyresume:

This is a very basic German learning resource list that I may or may not expand in the future. As a German learner myself, I find these extremely helpful, but I also recommend buying a normal grammar book with exercises. Hueber usually publishes good German textbooks, which are used even in such places as Goethe Institut.

building vocabulary

pronouncing the sounds

tackling that grammar

YouTube channels to fool your inner procrastinator

  • Get Germanised [includes German word of the day, German fairytale readings, everyday blogs about life in Germany, tons of videos about slang, even more videos about German culture, etc.]
  • Deutsch Für Euch [pretty much similar to the one above, but the focus is on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary]

texts in German, because reading is also important

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fuehrerbefehl:

Opening barrage of El Alamein in color. Talk about firepower….

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girouxtiful:

virginsplayground:

sad-butsassy:

shinnomew:

my-littletony:

vixen7:

I’m crying.

ITS BACK

“You’re the worst friend ever” in a monotone voice
I’m very happy

"I will rip your fucking throat out"

I TRIED TO NOT REBLOG BUT THEN I COULDNT

Hey Aaron

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jodecides:

ask-oklahoma-america:

sunsetofdoom:

tarch-7:

Toothless is so cute here.

THE DETAILS
HIS NOSTRILS ARE PINK ON THE INSIDES
YOU CAN SEE THE EDGES OF HIS SCALES
HE’S STILL COVERED IN DIRT AND SOOT FROM THE FIGHT
DREAMWORKS WHY ARE YOU SO AWESOME

how could you not want a toothless on your dash

can we talk about hiS EYES

jodecides:

ask-oklahoma-america:

sunsetofdoom:

tarch-7:

Toothless is so cute here.

THE DETAILS

HIS NOSTRILS ARE PINK ON THE INSIDES

YOU CAN SEE THE EDGES OF HIS SCALES

HE’S STILL COVERED IN DIRT AND SOOT FROM THE FIGHT

DREAMWORKS WHY ARE YOU SO AWESOME

how could you not want a toothless on your dash

can we talk about hiS EYES

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me: *sees dog*
me: *forgets what im talking about and points out dog*
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best-of-memes:

Love foxes

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