Hello, pumpkin seeds! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for us to draw all over each other’s faces when we fall asleep. JK! It’s time for the Friday Open Thread, which couldn’t have come sooner because I really miss you guys. I’m so glad you’re here! Never leave me.
Now that September is in full swing, I’ve been sitting around waiting for the seasons to change and filling with an unusal excitement from all that autumn brings: crispy leaves, oversized sweaters with leggings in public places, hot cider. I already accomplished my annual pilgrimage to Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte this week — twice — but the rest of the season hasn’t quite caught up. Fucking global warming, amirite?
But with all the great not-yet-winter emotions stirred up by fall comes the distinct urge to rethink and restructure some parts of my life. Am I alone in this? My self-help book told me, “September is the new January,” and even though I haven’t drafted a Tumblr post announcing my fall resolutions, I’ve definitely been making some in my head. After a months-long existential crisis, I’m finally making the to-do lists and running all the errands to help me work through it, and I’m starting to just feel a lot more of a sense of possibility as I travel by foot without melting into the pavement lately. It’s refreshing, you see. So I’m trying to get, well, fresh.
In the spirit of being — well, open — in the Friday Open Thread, here are some of my fall resolutions: I want to learn to drive, I want to take Eli on longer walks in the morning, and I want to make better food. There are some other, less fabulous ones, too. Also, I need a new wardrobe. Duh. Oh! And I finally made a Netflix Queue so I could stop watching Frasier on repeat (not that I did).
What about you, my soy muffins? Do you have fall resolutions? If you do, wanna share ’em? If you don’t, maybe just tell me your favorite pumpkin cheesecake brownie recipe so that I can make it in my kitchen and contemplate the path of my life. Or even just tell me about your day, or your plans for this weekend, or the date you went on this week. Or, as usual, your pets. Tell me all about your pets. (I’ll comment on every photo of a pet with a photo of Eli, and I have A BUNCH OF THEM stored up just waiting to be unleashed, if you get my meaning.)
Let’s do it, y’all. Let’s fall in love.
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