Hello, kittens, and welcome to the very first Friday Open Thread of 2016! This is our weekly space to plan our movement for world domination and share our utopian visions for the new order. JK! It’s actually a space where people post a lot of pictures of their pets and then I explode and leave only a slight trace of warm fuzzies in my stead.
After much hubbub, hullabaloo, and other words that I think Pooh Bear used a lot, the holigay season has come to an end. There are (hopefully!) no more gifts to give or buy, no more cards to write, no more opportunities to wear that red dress to a string of parties or drink excessive champagne. (Okay, you can still do those last two things, but you get my drift.)
I’ve spent the first week of the new year thinking very much about how to put my resolutions into action, although admittedly I gave myself a pass to get into gear about a lot of them until today, when I got back to Los Angeles from a three-week trip in which I was living my mother’s house, running to and from NYC and DC in a last-ditch effort to reunite myself with all the people I miss on a daily basis, and allowing my grandma to feed me copious amounts of Italian food.
So, now it begins! Sticking to deadlines. Cooking better stuff for myself. Being a little more badass, every day. You know, the usual. That, and driving around aimlessly a lot in order to best express my angst. You know what they say, after all: New year, new you! Or, same old you with her shit a little more together than before. Either works.
I’ve been easing into my new year, and I think we should all take a moment today in this very thread to do the same. Let’s just chat. No specific prompts, no theme, no GIF requests. Just love. I just wanna hear about all of the different parts of your life. I just wanna get to know you. Does this sound like a solid plan yet? I could go on.
I want you — yes, you! — to get in on this open thread action and tell me about your life. For example, you could tell me about your current girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, or even your BFF’s ex-girlfriend who is about to become your girlfriend. You could post pictures of your pets! (Please do.) You could spill a secret you just can’t hold in anymore, ask us to help you plan a dinner party, or even just complain about your job and it’d be music to my ears. Or, well, I guess I’d really be experiencing it with my eyeballs. But like. You could even talk to me more about your resolutions from last week or the loose ends of your holigay season! If you dream it, you can post it.
No rules, just right. Because that’s how a new year should be, y’know.
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:
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:
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.