Hello, mouseketeers, and welcome to this week’s Friday Open Thread! We have a Friday Open Thread every Friday because any other day of the week wouldn’t make any sense ever since we gave it that name. Kidding! It’s because we like you and we want to hang out with you on the weekends just like the people in your life who actually get to see your face!
I’m currently in the middle of prepping for the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, which is happening this weekend. (And a bunch of y’all are going, which is awesome.) Feminism is my entire life, and this has been – and still is – a really amazing time, but also, I am so busy, and all my emails are unread, and I don’t think I’ve tweeted for, like, a week, and last night I saw Tig Notaro at a Planned Parenthood dinner (she was amazing), but even through my laughter, work was calling to me.
It didn’t call to me when Geneva and I got to the photobooth, though.
While Geneva and I work with the rest of FMF staff tonight to prep for the conference, pack up all of the purple and pink materials on Earth, and — maybe this will just be me — gather and test a bunch of random extension cords (just in case), I would like to add one more item to my to-do list: loving on you.
I want to hear about your day, and your weekend, and how your life is going, and your job, and also your pet, and your girlfriend/wife/partner if you have one, and what you had for dinner, and how you really want a Rita’s water ice, or maybe how you don’t really care for custard but at the right time you can really go for some gelato. I also wanna hear about your plans to come to DC and meet me this weekend and this crazy conference called life, if you’re into that. And most of all, I just wanna hear about you so we can sort of form a thing, you know, like a super-close Internet friendship that they used to illustrate in movies in the early 2000’s.
The first rule of Friday Open Thread Club is that you always talk about yourself, and the second rule is that you post as many pictures of adorable sh*t as possible so that I can respond in-kind with pictures of my dog. The third rule is that there are no rules, and if you don’t like the first two, you can still say whatever the f*ck you want and I’ll respond with love and affection because that’s how things work around here. I just wanna know your life.
TALK TO ME, GRRRL.
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3. Go forth and jam.