Apparently, 24, the TV series is back.

Let me see.

Jack saves the day from the bad guys in the first 2-4 hours of the day. Only to discover there is an even bigger plot (usually a threat to a major city and/or politicians).

The USA government thru CTU will once again go after Jack instead of the bad guys. They will do this knowing full well that these happened before i.e. them doubting Jack and Jack working behind the scene to catch bad guys. Jack will once again turn to his trusted friend(s). Several hours later, Jack saves the day and he disappears together with his man purse.

Recurring themes.

Jack is conflicted but still proceed to torture someone.

Some computer geek will become a bad ass. I work with them and they are still computer geeks.

Someone going rogue. Usually another computer geek turn bad ass. Again, I work with them. The baddest I’ve seen them was play some gangsta music.

Counter Terrorist Unit(CTU). As the name implies, they deal with terrorist. If you’ve watched more than one episode, they are nothing but. CTU has been infiltrated more than a few times. Been raided by bad guys. Computers hacked. Each time they send a team with Jack, each and every member of the team dies in the first volley of gunshots except Jack.

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That’s my puppy, Snickers.  He is the center of my and my wife’s world.  We love him like the child we never had.  But that is not the subject of this post.
Is he a Rescue?
That is the most common question we are asked about him.  
A little background about my little guy.  
We live near the center of puppy mill capital of Pennsylvania.  He was bought from a pet store masquerading as a Kennel.  The pet store is a broker for a couple of “breeders” that specializes in small dog, designer breeds e.g. ShihPoo, Cavachon etc..
Going back to my story.  The moment I utter the word pet store instead of rescue, I get this look of derision as if the cute, very sociable and obviously healthy puppy that they’ve been petting is suddenly this helpless creature owned by these two clueless couple (we probably are).  
We would have loved a rescue.  We tried.  We went to SPCA.  Majority of dogs in there are a mix of Pitbull of some sort – all medium to large breeds.  We know we can only care for a small dog owing to our living situation (townhouse, no yard). They have literally zero small dogs.  I’ve personally tried rescue before.  They are so strict with their criteria.  One local rescue didn’t even bother responding to our inquiry.  Other responded with something along the lines of, the dog is not a good match to your lifestyle (both of us works full time).  
What are we supposed to do?  Get rejected over and over again?  Get told that basically, we are not good enough?
What of my dog son you ask?
He visits his Vet regularly.  He is up to date on all his shots, flea and tick drops and heartgard medication.  He will be neutered when he is of age (6 months).  My wife buys her a lot of toys, which he loves.  He gets fed with only the best.  
He is enrolled in a puppy training class. He is doing very well.  He knows sit, stay, down, paw and high five now.  My wife taught him the last two tricks as it’s not part of the class.  I’m working on play dead and roll over with him.  It’s a work in progress but we know it will only help him to be a better dog someday.
He is at home alone most of the day, Monday to Friday, except when his mom comes home at lunch to feed him, let him out of his pen/crate, and play with him.  Bless my wife’s heart as she does this 4 times a week. I work from home the day she can’t make it.  
His mom gets in around 5pm and plays with him for the next hour.  I get home at 6pm.  I feed him.  We then either play and/or walk him outside for exercise, #1 and #2.
Short of one of us quitting our job, that is probably the best we can do.
Are we not good enough for rescue dogs?  You tell me.

That’s my puppy, Snickers.  He is the center of my and my wife’s world.  We love him like the child we never had.  But that is not the subject of this post.

Is he a Rescue?

That is the most common question we are asked about him.  

A little background about my little guy.  

We live near the center of puppy mill capital of Pennsylvania.  He was bought from a pet store masquerading as a Kennel.  The pet store is a broker for a couple of “breeders” that specializes in small dog, designer breeds e.g. ShihPoo, Cavachon etc..

Going back to my story.  The moment I utter the word pet store instead of rescue, I get this look of derision as if the cute, very sociable and obviously healthy puppy that they’ve been petting is suddenly this helpless creature owned by these two clueless couple (we probably are). 

We would have loved a rescue.  We tried.  We went to SPCA.  Majority of dogs in there are a mix of Pitbull of some sort – all medium to large breeds.  We know we can only care for a small dog owing to our living situation (townhouse, no yard). They have literally zero small dogs.  I’ve personally tried rescue before.  They are so strict with their criteria.  One local rescue didn’t even bother responding to our inquiry.  Other responded with something along the lines of, the dog is not a good match to your lifestyle (both of us works full time).  

What are we supposed to do?  Get rejected over and over again?  Get told that basically, we are not good enough?

What of my dog son you ask?

He visits his Vet regularly.  He is up to date on all his shots, flea and tick drops and heartgard medication.  He will be neutered when he is of age (6 months).  My wife buys her a lot of toys, which he loves.  He gets fed with only the best.  

He is enrolled in a puppy training class. He is doing very well.  He knows sit, stay, down, paw and high five now.  My wife taught him the last two tricks as it’s not part of the class.  I’m working on play dead and roll over with him.  It’s a work in progress but we know it will only help him to be a better dog someday.

He is at home alone most of the day, Monday to Friday, except when his mom comes home at lunch to feed him, let him out of his pen/crate, and play with him.  Bless my wife’s heart as she does this 4 times a week. I work from home the day she can’t make it.  

His mom gets in around 5pm and plays with him for the next hour.  I get home at 6pm.  I feed him.  We then either play and/or walk him outside for exercise, #1 and #2.

Short of one of us quitting our job, that is probably the best we can do.

Are we not good enough for rescue dogs?  You tell me.

florascence:

Florascence’s Giveaway! 

Hey Guys! After a long time and thinking process, I have decided I am going to hold a giveaway. I do not necessarily need these items anymore for various reasons, and they have just been sitting around in my room; so I thought that I may as well give them to someone who would appreciate them! So, what exactly am I giving away? 

GIVEAWAY ITEMS: 

-Harry Potter Book Collection containing books 1-4

-Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs gift set (contains perfume, one small tube of shower gel, and one small tube of lotion)

-Chance by Chanel

-Our Moment by One Direction

-A Pair of White Chuck Taylor High Top Converse (size 8)

-One MacBook Pro

-One iPhone 5C (color is blue)

-One iPhone 4s (color is white)

-One Sony Vaio Laptop

-One Pair of Coach Sunglasses

-One Dooney and Bourke (limited edition) Bowling Bag style Purse

-Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars both by John Green

-One Casio Gold Toned Digital Watch

-One Odd Future iPhone 4s Case

-One Ottorbox iPhone 5c Case

-One Fuji Film Polaroid Camera (with film pack)

Note: Chargers will come with every electronic device given!

GIVEAWAY RULES:

-MUST BE FOLLOWING ME (Toria) (http://florascence.tumblr.com/)

-MUST REBLOG THIS PHOTO AT LEAST ONCE

-YOU MAY REBLOG AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT UNTIL APRIL 24TH

-THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN APRIL 25 

The winner will be chosen by using a random generator on April 25th. Reblog this post as many times as you wish, but know that the more you reblog it, the higher chance you have of winning! I WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY IF NEEDED. If you have any questions about this giveaway, please leave it in my ask. Best of luck to all of you! 

Why am I giving these items away? Check it out http://florascence.tumblr.com/post/79085683780/reasons-as-to-why-i-am-doing-my-giveaway

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autumn-melodies:

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rurone:

Some people might feel sorry for themselves in this situation

Puppy don’t care

Puppy’s got stuff to do

Puppy’s got places to be

Puppy’s got people to bark at and things to sniff.

Puppy gotta live his puppy life.

I wanna be this dog

Puppy says, You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry - harrrrr

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normanporter:

Chair times. Part 63.

Local Artisan

normanporter:

Chair times. Part 63.

Local Artisan

Made in Philadelphia, PA USA.

Made in Philadelphia, PA USA.

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suitsandthecityft:

From Milan Fashion Week: Mr. Raro spotted on the street wearing his own brand, Mararo. 
Photo by Sophie Elgort

Pents ain’t high enough

suitsandthecityft:

From Milan Fashion Week: Mr. Raro spotted on the street wearing his own brand, Mararo. 

Photo by Sophie Elgort

Pents ain’t high enough

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SPRING!!!

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dresslikea:

It’s been years since my last (and so far only) visit in New York. This week heading back to spend few days with #menswear, burgers, friends and sports.

In terms of shops to visit and places to see listing all of them would be impossible. However there are few places I’m really looking forward to…

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Inspire Me Monday: How to Modern in a London Suburb

It’s hard to believe this home was ever less than breathtaking. Drawn in by the garden and the view, new owners Sue and David Black saw the potential under the dull, dark interiors. With the couple’s shared passion for mid-century modern furniture and an already extensive collection, they’ve created a spacious, light-filled home that displays their treasures beautifully. Read more in this article by the New York Times.

Modern Kitchen in LondonMinimalist BathroomMid-Century Modern DiningHarry Bertoia Chairs in EnglandGeorge Nelson Wall SconceEames Shell Chairs

All photos courtesy of Will Pryce/Arcaid Images

source: http://blog.modernica.net/inspire-monday-modern-london-suburb/

bygoneamericana:

New York, circa 1910.

bygoneamericana:

New York, circa 1910.

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He’s a game changer!

He’s a game changer!

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