Happy Friday, passengers, and welcome to the ride of your life! It’s been seven days since our last Friday Open Thread, which happen every Friday whether you like it or not, and I’m here to apply low to moderate social pressure on you in order to solicit your feedback below. Just kidding! What I really want is for you to fork over photos of your pets, new kitchen appliances, and really amazing perfect humans in your life – and stories about them and everything under the sun – in the comments.
But first, can we please ooh and ahh over Rori Midhani’s genius.
What I’d really like to talk to you about this week are english muffins, which might seem weird, but hear me out. Geneva went back home, which means I’ve reverted back to eating Cup O’ Noodles for lunch and slices of cheese for dinner. When I’m challenged to actually fill the endless void that is my hunger, I reach in to the fridge for an english muffin, maybe put a slice of aforementioned cheese on top, and let things get toasty in the oven while I bing-watch Netflix. Considering it’s been proven scientifically impossible for me to wake up early enough to eat english muffins at their rightful time – breakfast – I like to think that at least I’m making use of something that otherwise would end up going bad. I also love bread, and if you don’t understand, you probably never will.
As much as I’d like to commit to growing up and learning how to, I dunno, cook, now I’m just stuck in the english muffin zone. I sit around thinking about how I could make english muffin pizza, or learn to poach and egg and eat it on an english muffin, or spread this friendship dip on my english muffin, or, like, buy hummus and just cover my english muffin in it, or finally get over my fear of the butter I bought that had a weird little tear in the plastic when I went to first use it and spread that on my english muffin, or trick myself into getting up at an ungodly hour just so I could savor one with my morning coffee, jam everywhere.
I’m in too deep.
America is not the world, though, and english muffins aren’t my universe. Because that’s your job! I’m all yours for the night – I’m here to listen to your woes, celebrate your victories, and show you photos of my dog. (The only catch there is that you post a photo of yours first.) I want to know absolutely everything about your week, your plans for Easter, your Passover traditions, and, more importantly, your 4/20 game plan with respect to what you’re eating, how much, and with who. SPARE NO DETAIL. DIVULGE ALL YOUR SECRETS. AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN.
Tell me everything, Straddlers Of My Dreams. Every nook and cranny. And this week, I double-dog-dare you to comment on someone else’s post, too!
How To Post a Photo In The Comments:
1. Find a photo! This is the easy part. Find a photo on the web, right click (on a Mac, control+click), hit “Copy Image URL,” and then…
2. Code it in to your comment! Use the following code:
If you need to upload the photo you love from your computer, try using imgur. You cannot use the imgur link, though. You still have to right click and copy the image URL when you’re on the image page. The link you use should end in .JPG or .GIF or .PNG or something like that.
How To Post a Video In The Comments, Too:
1. Find a video on YouTube or Vimeo or WHATEVER. Click “embed.” Copy that code – NOT JUST THE URL! – but first make sure it’s for 640px wide or less. If your player is too large, it will not display properly.
2. Copy the code and paste it directly into your comment.
3. Go forth and jam.