There are ZERO spoilers for the new Star Wars movie in this article. (But perhaps a few if you haven't seen the first two.)
It's flu and cold season again, and everyone is busy rushing to get their shots to try and ward it off. It's always a gamble. As a father of three, I can attest to the accumulative hours my wife and I have waited at the doctor's office for shots (or results of not getting one). But is the flu shot the end all to be all? Of course, not, so it's really important to take preventative measures.
The following is not professional medical advice, merely opinion.
It's cold and flu season. Yuck. There's nothing worse than hitting that seasonal low, especially when you're supposed to be enjoying it. I remember one year back in elementary school spending not only the two weeks of my Christmas vacation time in bed or in my room, but Christmas morning in bed with a temperature and feeling like I was going to heave at any moment. No fun. But that's life. No one avoids the "demons" of the season every year. What if you could lessen your chances though? Not only yours, but the chances of everyone around you: friends, family, coworkers?
All languages have abbreviations and contractions (sometimes much to the consternation of translators and interpreters) and Japanese is no exception. The Japanese love shortening their language in new, catchy ways. These shortenings can range from common everyday items, to situations, and even people's names!
He grunted like some wild beast, pushing himself as far into Rena's ass as possible, pressing her into the bed as if she might physically pass through it if he did so hard enough. The sweat from his effort showered her back like a toxic rain.
The apatosaurs were massive, majestic creatures. Even at a genetically-enhanced height of 15 feet, Danyell was still only about half their height. The towering beasts lumbered through the leafy green of the jungle, each footstep an unrushed thunderfall. Beneath their feet, the jungle floor shook, and the smaller animals scattered and screeched at the annoyance of the sauropod parade. The calls of the widespread pack she was shadowing echoed back and forth through the lush valley; great beacons calling out in baleful groans and hoots. As if in reply, all around them, the jungle was a burst of animated energy.