Hello, freshly baked loaves of banana bread! How are you? I hope your weeks have been as sunshine filled as mine has been! Welcome to Friday Open Thread, the place where we get to talk to each other about our favorite Shakespeare play adapted to a movie — mine is the 1990 Mel Gibson version of Hamlet, for a top notch Helena Bonham Carter as Ophelia — and share tales of our week went past! We don’t really have to talk about Shakespeare though unless you’re into that — because I am totally into that, and if the comments this week had a Shakespeare theme, I would not at all be upset!
I am not here to limit you and your imaginations, though — the world is your oyster, as they say!
You’re probably like, “Who is this person I’m talking to? They’ve never done a Friday Open Thread before!” Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Alaina and I’m new-ish here! I’m thinking about going by Lain in the future, so if you wanna try calling me that, I’m not at all opposed to it. My favorite color is green, I am allergic to kiwis and sesame seeds and one day I really want to be First Lady of the United States.
I’m from Connecticut, but live in Greensboro, NC and kinda never want to leave the South now.
Case in point: it is currently 80°, I am on Spring Break, my cats are napping in the sun, I’m drinking honey lavender lemonade, and I can hear small children playing outside at the home daycare next door to my house. It’s my literal dream come true. Birds are even chirping and someone just drove down the street with their windows down playing “Jenny from the Block”. I can’t make this stuff up!
My second favorite part of the South is my a cappella group. I’m the music director of an all-female group, the UNCG Sapphires, and besides the fact that we’re all really hot and powerful, we’re constantly breaking molds and stereotypes and we have each others backs like no one else. Do you know what it’s like knowing there are 15 women who unconditionally support you at all times? It feels amazing. We just placed 2nd at our ICCA quarterfinals (yes, ICCA like in Pitch Perfect, but no, being in an all female a cappella group is not like the movies) and are currently preparing for semifinals. So even though I’m on a break, I’m busy thinking about musical arrangements and choreography and microphones and crescendos and transitions and… I could go on, but for all our sakes, I’ll stop.
What about your weeks, though? How was everything? Are you also on Spring Break or did you have work/school? How was that? Did you drink enough water? How did that new recipe turn out? I bet it was delicious. Tell me everything! I want to know about your dogs, your plants, your dogs’ plants, that cutie at the farmers’ market — everything! I literally want to be your best friend. It will be very on brand for me since most of my best friends don’t live anywhere near me!
Or you could tell me about your favorite group of gal pals! Do you have a bunch of friends who make you feel like your best, most amazing self? I wanna hear all about them! I love female friendships, they’re so empowering! Tell me all about your personal group of sister wives and why they’re awesome! What makes your personal #squad the best? Shout out your friends, y’all! Let’s put a little platonic friend-love into this Springtime air!
This is my first time hosting and I’m so excited to talk to y’all because you made it! The week is over and you can finally be wild and free. I am so proud of you! Also, please post your pet pictures. That’s my favorite part.
How To Post A Photo In The Comments:
Find a photo on the web, right click (on a Mac, control+click), hit “Copy Image URL” and then…
code it in to your comment like so:
If you need to upload the photo you love from your computer, try using imgur. To learn more about posting photos, check out Ali’s step-by-step guide.
How To Post A Video In The Comments, Too:
Find a video on YouTube or Vimeo or WHATEVER and click “embed.” Copy that code, paste it