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Hello, string beans! Or do you call them green beans? What’s a “french cut” for a bean, anyway? Canned or frozen or fresh? Oh, and welcome to this week’s Friday Open Thread, in which I share my culinary inexpertise with you openly and you try not to judge me. JK! It’s our weekly space to fall in love, post pictures of our cats/selves, and generally feel less alone in the cruel, frozen world. And you guys, I am so excited to be here, because I didn’t have the Internet at my house for an entire week. A week! And now I’m back and there’s so much to do, see, read, feel, experience, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Do you realize how much work I’ve been unable to do because of this? Do you know how many of your lovely comments I had to wait to respond to until I had found a reliable Internet connection? Do you know that there’s a cute coffee shop down the street from my house in either direction and that the wi-fi in both is strong enough for streaming Justin Bieber videos in secret? Do you realize I’ve spent an entire week wishing I could watch Frasier or listen to Spotify or like, reblog a picture of a girl in a sailboat on Tumblr?
This is my moment, y’all. I feel reborn.
Since I’ve been away, I need you to help me catch up on everything I’ve missed. Remember that time you helped Brittani reorient to the world after a month with no Internet? You all were so helpful and oh my gosh, how the fuck did she survive that week! Help me! Please! I’m seriously begging you. I NEED YOU NOW LIKE I’VE NEVER NEEDED YOU BEFORE.
Tell me what I missed in the news, what happened in your life, who you’re in love with, whether your pets cuddled on the couch during the snowstorm, whether you were even impacted by a snowstorm, what I should make for dinner, what you’re making for dinner, y’all, I basically just need human interaction more today than I have in a really long time and by human interaction I 100% mean I need you to comment on this post and remind me that the Internet is where I live and I can come home again.
Let’s do this thing. Tell me your life. I’m so excited to talk to you.
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 URLwp_postsand then…
2. Code it in to your comment! Use the following code, and use a DIRECT LINK to the image. Your image link should end in .JPG or .GIF or .PNG or .CallMeWhateverYouWant even. I don’t care, but it should be an image suffix! KINDA LIKE THIS:
How To Post A Video In The Comments, Too:
1. Find a video on YouTube or Vimeo or WHATEVER and click “embed.” Copy that code, but first make sure it’s for 640 px 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.