Welcome to Friday Open Thread, a 24-hour internet and cat cafe where there’s always a perfect cozy seat near an outlet, a strong wi-fi signal, and a striped tabby sleeping nearby or a place for us to dump our feelings and ideas and thoughts and share with each other as we dash madly towards the weekend.
I was blessed/cursed with two snow days last week, luckily right after a huge work project wrapped up. We have had such a mild winter so far compared to most years, with the exception of two huuuuuuuuge snowstorms. One was last week. It went from green grass to over a foot of snow and piles everywhere in less than 36 hours.
It’s melting now and we’re heading into my least favorite season, spring, the muddy gross season of worms on the sidewalk and just overall dampness. I guess it’s fitting since it’s the season of birth and renewal and whatnot. Birth comes with a lot of overall dampness. Blech. When will it be fall again?
Waffle and I have been getting really into crockpot cooking. It’s like a grown up hot pot! We’re really into recipes that involve dumping a lot of processed ingredients into the crock pot with some sort of protein. Like, 50’s housewife recipes that use cream of mushroom soup as the foundation (like this so-called “Swedish Meatball” dish). I’m a lazy cook and I’m not ashamed.
Working at the New York affiliate of the ACLU is quite a wild ride these days. It’s a constant rage cycle as Captain Asshole (Trump) releases one unconstitutional executive order after another. The silver lining is that lots of other folks are also concerned about the assault on civil rights and civil liberties. We had our second-ever state lobby day last week and it was HUGE. Over 1,000 people met up in our state’s capital to demand justice, fairness, and equality. It was super inspiring to be a part of and made me really proud to work for an organization that fights for the rights of all people.
Life with a T. Rex has finally settled into something resembling a pattern. Or, at least, I have figured out how to get through the day and Remi rarely wakes up more than once at night (yay!). Still, at the end of the day, I’m emotionally and physically exhausted. This work-life balance thing with kids is daaaamn hard. Remember when I was bored and waiting for this kid to arrive? HAHAHAHAHA. I hear I will one day not be tired all the time. In, like, 10 years. Huzzah!
What in the world is up with you, babes of Autostraddle? What’s new? Got any good, cheap, easy crockpot recipes for me? Watching anything good on the TV? Cool plans for the weekend? New loves? Old loves? Are you having a mid-life or quarter-life crisis? What color are your socks? Are you wearing socks? What do you loathe the most about the Trump administration? How is school/work/life? Got any new pics of your dog/dinner/plant/face? GIVE IT ALL TO ME I WANT YOUR LIFE LET ME HAVE IT!
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