Well hello again you beautiful rays of sunshine, and welcome to the Friday Open Thread! I have been dying in anticipation of hosting this thread because I want to talk crushes. I’ve got a couple right now and it’s always seemed to me that the amount of time people want to spend talking/stressing/let’s be real obsessing about their crushes vs. the amount of time people want to listen to others gush about their crushes is generally pretty skewed. I think the Friday Open Thread is the perfect place to balance things out! Do you have a crush or two or three right now? Who is making your face light up when their name shows up on your phone screen? Do you love crushes or absolutely HATE them? What are you like when you crush? What are you like when someone has a crush on you? Spill. That. Tea.
I’ve found that talking about crushes is super helpful when you’re in one cause it can feel so disorienting that you forget all the overthinking, distracted daydreaming, and staring at your phone in anticipation are totally typical hormonal responses to liking another human. Being able to share your crush experiences with others who are riding that wave too, or have been there and TOTALLY get it can be refreshing, normalizing, and of course FUN cause who doesn’t love helping other people figure out what to do about all the fluttery feelings in their hearts?! I for example am terrible at having crushes. I don’t like the idea that someone can suddenly cause my brain to defy me and get off track so constantly that it interrupts my day. No one should have that much power! I’m always asking my super rational friends (coughCarrieWadecough) to talk me down and remind me that eventually it will all be over and this is supposed to be enjoyable or whatever. Other people’s crushes are my favorite thing in the world though! I will happily discuss them in excess. Gotta love that irony. So maybe you’re like me and need some help navigating the crush landscape, or maybe you just want to leave comments full of hearts and x’s and o’s. Either way I invite you to get fully into your unique crush mode whether past, present, or future, and share any stories, questions, frustrations, successes, and all the feelings in between that a crush has caused to bubble to the surface.
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