Hello, chipmunks carrying acorns up a tree! Welcome to this week’s Friday Open Thread, in which we unrepentently share paparazzi photos of our favorite celebrities and fundamentally destroy their right to privacy. JK! This is a weekly space in which we laugh, cry, live, breathe, y’know, all those words from The L Word, and then share photos of our cats / girlfriends / dogs to make everything okay again.
What’s left of this summer is gonna be a super big deal for me. I’m shaking things up! But in the midst of all my planning and dreaming, I completely forgot to sit down and plan a celebration for my 25th birthday, which is on Monday, and also forgot to go through the emotions of turning 25 alone before my long-distance girlfriend Geneva arrived in town. And now, I’m almost 25 and I think I’m gonna have a heart attaaaa-AAA-aa-AAA-ck!
It feels like being alive for a quarter-century should be a big deal, and thus I feel like I’ve completely failed at really turning 25, y’know? Like, I’m not an A-List celebrity (yet), nor have I saved / changed the world in a truly historic way (yet), and I have yet to learn how to make more than the same five kinds of meals over and over again. This can’t possibly be adulthood, right. Like, I just cannot handle if this is adulthood. I NEED MORE TIME, WORLD. I NEED SO MUCH MORE TIME.
But I digress.
Have you ever turned 25? If you come here and tell me how scared you are to turn 20 I will weep openly. But if you have ideas for what I can do for my birthday or how I could best ring in this occasion besides having an anxiety attack at a bar in which I watch my entire life flash before my eyes, send ’em along in the comments! And if you have some sort of wisdom to keep me warm in these next few days as I suffer in my old age, please do feel free to send those along, too. I will also accept Marilyn Monroe-inspired birthday serenade videos, GIFs of dogs in party hats, and hilarious ecards as gifts in the comments if you feel so inclined.
And if you don’t care that I’m turning 25, well, whatever, cool, I don’t care. But you know what I do care about? Your aforementioned pets / girlfriend / life stuff! Tell me everything. Tell me about your new haircut, how much your project at school annoys you, what color you’re dying your hair next, etc. I care deeply about everything that’s happening in your life, so bring it on!
Here’s one more puppy party photo for the road because I love 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 URL” and 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.