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Hey there puppies, and welcome to this week’s Friday Open Thread! This weekly thing we do is a time for thoughts and feelings and life updates and friendship and cool gifs and this one weird thing that happened and that other weird thing you can only talk about here. WELCOME.
This week I’ve been sick with a lingering, gross-sounding cold, so I’ve been cancelling plans left and right and am currently finally letting myself recuperate from two weeks of going to visit family and then having my mom stay in my living room, as well as from a very passionate 12-hour affair with having SimCity on my phone. (Okay it’s still on my phone it’s fine I’m totally fine does anyone have any nails???)
One upside of having my mom in my house for five days (besides alleviating the crushing homesickness for Canada and also family love) was getting to see Los Angeles in a pretty touristy way. I haven’t lived here all that long, but I’ve always been way more interested in the most exciting bars and sex shops and meat-centric restaurants the city has to offer and less interested in museums that are inconvenient to get to, and last weekend I was forced in the other direction and I liked it. (Though I think if I’d realized how many free museums there are here I would have come to this realization a lot sooner.)
Also lately I’ve been obsessed with puppies. You know how sometimes people who want babies talk about wanting them all the time and taking pictures of them in public and trying to steal them from their owners, and sometimes they do steal them from their owners, but it was an accident and they didn’t have a collar and how does something off its leash a block away from anyone obviously even HAVE an owner, and anyway it’s not like I didn’t give it back only a few minutes later? It’s like that with this ten-week-old terrier up the street, this great dane I see on walks sometimes and this stupid cutie on Instagram. Is a lot of this because my apartment has no outdoor space and my wife has insane allergies and thus it will be probably years before I actually get a dog? Maybe. Is being into getting a dog also a good way to obsess over a decision over which I have semi-control, instead of the many things over which I have no control, such as my conditional permanent residency and career and finances and other things presently related to the whim of the government and inability to digest cheese and how the kitchen plumbing keeps breaking and such? …Maybe. ANYWAY.
How are you? How’s is your week going? What are you doing/watching/reading/eating if you’re snowed in this weekend? How is your year going, for that matter? Are you in the middle of the snowstorm today? Are you okay? Did you try to go to work anyway? What is it like in your room tonight? What is your dog or kitten or iguana up to? What did you eat this week that you loved? Did you get a new haircut? Has anything new happened with that girl? Do you want to talk about Carol or Hamilton or I guess anything else in pop culture that might be happening? Are you here every week? Have you never been here before? I wanna hear from you yes you especially.
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