Bar Owner Calls Upon Her Artist Friend To Create Clever Bar Signs To Attract Customers

A lot of restaurants have great food, but once you get past amazing food, what makes your favorite restaurant your favorite restaurant? The answer to that is usually the people: amazing wait staff, great atmosphere, just a fun place to be, right? In today’s business world, culture is  key and one restaurant in Dahlonega, Georgia definitely gets it.

Spirits Tavern has been pleasing the street traffic of Dahlonega thanks to some seriously amazing ambiance and culture, and thanks to some supremely cute, funny, and clever chalk sideboard art!

Owner of Spirits Tavern, Sabrina Walker, asked her friend and artist Ollie Wolff Pruitt to start creating clever artwork on her chalkboard sidewalk sign. We’ve all seen these types of signs: they sit outside a restaurant usually say stuff like “Come on in” or list the day’s specials. These boards created by Pruitt, however, have something else special about them.

Pruitt has poured her heart and soul into creating cute and clever artworks or sayings on these signs in order to help Walker bring in more customers – and it’s working!

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Once a week, Pruitt comes by and make a fantastic new sign for the tavern, and says, “These signs have turned into a real joy for me and are often the highlight of my week.” She’s shared some of her favorites with the Imgur community. Which one is your favorite?

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Troll Discovers That Tourists Make Better Backdrops Than The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the world’s most famous landmarks known specifically for its unintended tilt. Everyone who visits the the Leaning Tower of Pisa wants to take a good pic or two remember their experience and share social media. Too bad everyone typically opts for the same pose. We get it, every tourist in Italy wants to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Really original folks!

What’s better than holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in photos? Trolling tourists. So Imgur user and fellow tourist savidiot, decided to hang out around the tilting tower and troll other tourists. What can we say, trolls gonna troll.

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When savidiot was visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa, he used other tourists to create some hilarious and surprisingly original photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Savidiot uploaded the photos to Imgur with the caption “When tourists make better background props than the Leaning Tower of Pisa…” and they’re pretty amazing!

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Savidiot says the other tourists didn’t even notice they were being trolled. Maybe pretending to hold up a freestanding bell tower is just too difficult.

Confident Woman Decides To Gain Weight And Has Never Felt Better

Florida woman Allison Kimmey has been posting her before and after body transformation photos on Instagram for a long time now. They started as “fitspo” pics of her amazing 90-pound weight loss, but soon after they turned into before and after weight gain transformation photos. Her weight gain transformations serving as a stark contrast to those many people see on Instagram of women shrinking to half their original sizes.

Hey babes! It's been a while since I introduced myself and a lot of you have asked about my personal story. So here goes… My name is Allie. I'm a mommy to two cute toe-heads and a pup, wifey to my high school sweet heart and lover of the beach. As you can tell, I spend a LOT of time in swimwear, confidently living in my size 16/18 body. But it hasn't always been this way. I spent most of my adolescence as an overweight, shy teen trying to avoid any situation that pushed me outside my comfort zone or put me in front of people. I worked desperately hard to lose weight at the age of 14, when I began my first diets, restricted eating and over exercising habits. I equated happiness to thinness. That once I was able to fit into hollister jeans I'd be the popular outgoing girl I thought I wanted to be. For 12 years I spent my existence completely consumed by my size. Fluctuating 100 pounds over the decade. Constantly comparing myself to others and never feeling enough or worthy. Even as a size 2/4 on my wedding and honeymoon, I could only see my perceived flaws. After the birth of my daughter in 2012 I had visions of her growing up and looking exactly like me. I verbally said that I wished that she wouldn't look like me. And at that moment I realized that I needed to change…not only for myself, but for my entire family- especially my children. And so I took the first steps to trying to find myself again, uncover my purpose, and retrain my mind to see beauty instead of imperfection. Over the course of the next 3 years I poured myself into the self help section of the book store, attended seminars, paid for expensive online courses, and began my spiritual journey. I constantly pushed myself to do exactly the things that scared me most, and the more times I immersed myself into the things I had been avoiding, it became my new normal. And one day, after seeing one too many transformation Tuesday photos of a grumpy fat woman turning into a happy thin woman, I looked back at my own journey and realized it happened to be exactly the opposite of what we are taught to believe. My hope is that these reverse transformation photos allow one person to find happiness NOW!

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Why is Kimmey proud of her weight gain? As a woman who constantly struggled with weight loss and trying to and successfully conforming to the socially accepted body norm, she realized that in 2007 when she was around a size 4-6, she was the unhappiest she’d ever been.

Constantly worrying about how she looked, what other people thought about how she looked, and uncomfortable with the amount of people noticing how she looked in general, she struggled with self-confidence. “I was unfulfilled and lost,” says Kimmey.

Fast forward five years, Kimmey gained weight and was back to the actual societal average woman’s size of 12-14. According to Kimmey, “I’ve gained a lot more than just size and weight. I’ve gained confidence.”

I feel it's fitting that I am able to introduce myself to all you beautiful new souls on #transformationtuesday . Usually a day that's filled with comparison, and thoughts of not being good enough, and why didn't I just try harder I could be there by now, and a complete buy in to the diet industry promises that happiness comes from a before and after photo. I opt out. I opt out of the idea that skinny = happy. That the only thing worth fighting for is to be liked by other people. That my worth is dependent on what size I wear. That life can start on the other side of weight loss. I unsubscribe. I unsubscribe from the notion that I should listen to the opinions of others. I unsubscribe from the idea that I should be quiet, and not make too many waves. I unsubscribe from the pressure to be perfect. I unsubscribe from the expectation that I should be unhappy in this body. 10 years ago I was a size 4. I gave up friendships, a college experience, and passed up on some of the best cuisine available all to be able to say I got my dream wedding body and felt confident in a bikini for my honeymoon. I used to use photos from my honeymoon to remind me of how good I used to look and motivate me to get down to that size again. But the truth is, the girl on the right might be fuller figured, but she's also full of life, and love, and light, and possibility, and creation, and power, and strength, and confidence, and conviction. There is nothing waiting on the other side of weightloss. The real work happens internally and you can start right now! All you need to do is decide that now is your turn. So happy you all are here to share in this journey! If you need extra help, grab my free e-book with the link in my bio! And give me a 🦄 if you agree that happiness is not a size! Just do you babes! Xoxo Allie

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Allowing herself to live in her normal, natural body size allowed Kimmey to live a life free of restriction and self-judgement. Her constant struggle with her body was too much for her soul. “I carried my (weight loss) story with me everywhere, it was so heavy: shy, introverted fat girl, just trying to make everyone happy and win friends by giving too much and losing too much of myself,” she said.

Just because Kimmey isn’t the picture-perfect image of what many people believe a healthy woman’s body looks like doesn’t mean much to Kimmey. She lives an active lifestyle and has a booming business as a health coach, encouraging women to be happy, healthy, and comfortable in their own bodies.

Ancient Temples Are Crumbling After Huge Earthquake

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the north-central region of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). The massive earthquake damaged ancient brick structures and temples across the country. Initial reports indicated a death count of one. The young man was killed in a building collapse during the earthquake.

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The country of Myanmar sits atop the Burma Tectonic Plate. On December 26, 2004, a large portion of the boundary between the Burma Plate and the Indian Plate slipped, causing the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. That earthquake had a magnitude estimated 9.1 and 9.3, which is literally off the richter scale (it only goes up to 9). Earthquakes that size and larger are characterized as causing near or total destruction. The earthquake in 2004 was responsible for the tsunami that killed over 220,000 people along the Indian Ocean.

According to the US Geological Survey, the Myanmar quake’s epicenter struck just 15.5 miles west of the city of Chauk, at a depth of 52 miles under the Earth’s surface. Tremors from the earthquake were felt as far away as Thailand, Bangladesh and India. Many residents still fearful of the aftermath from 2004 flocked into city streets.

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While deep earthquakes like the one that struck Myanmar typically cause less damage to buildings on the surface of the Earth. The many centuries old temples were no match for the 6.8 magnitude quake. It is estimated that at least 66 of centuries old Buddhist Shrines called Stupas have been damaged.

Much of the destruction was filmed and posted online to various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and even live broadcasts on Periscope. The Sulamani Temple can be seen crumbling into dust cloud here in this video posted to Facebook by a woman named Htay Htay.

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According to Myanmar news correspondent, Jonah Fisher, earthquakes such as the recent 6.8 magnitude quake occur regularly in central Myanmar. As a result the temples have been damaged and reconstructed before.