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Hello vegan hot dogs! Welcome to the Friday Open Thread, where we are probably all still bloated from our respective barbecues celebrating anything but rampant toxic nationalism. Personally, I celebrated vegetarian food and its ability to get in my mouth. I celebrated family. I celebrated frosé. Anyhow, despite being super tired of grilled corn and guacamole and pasta salad, we are inexplicably still eating it and also talking to each other in a loving respectful manner on this, Autostraddle.com, at this, our own personal internet cook-out.
How did you celebrate this holiday weekend, is what I specifically want to know? I baked another variation of this cake:
It uses the I Want Chocolate Cake Cake recipe, which Carolyn has also used. I recommend cake baking. It makes me feel like perhaps I am in the Great British Bake Off tent and the world isn’t falling apart around us. That maybe the biggest consequence in this wild, crazy universe is Ian throwing his Baked Alaska in the bin. When we move back to New York City in the Fall and we have our own kitchen again, I am going to attempt to talk my wife into bunting as a decorating choice. As we’ve decided that the overall aesthetic for our next apartment is “cozy modern witch library,” I suspect this will fail. Can someone teach me how to make cozy modern witch bunting?
While I took most of the weekend off, I worked in protest on the actual 4th of July, pausing only to make fun of Chris Christie with my family made up of New Jerseyans and also to do yoga, because I’m trying to not be such a trash person and feeling better is probably step one in that. I used to be so active! And then writing was my career instead of my hobby! And now I am not so active! Well no more, because my wife discovered a YouTuber whose actual name is Leslie Fightmaster, which is ~inspiring~ and I discovered that she has a beginner course. I am on Day 10 of this 30-day thing and I feel pretty good!
My dog also figured out how to silently achieve the following while I worked three feet in front of her at my desk, resulting in my extraordinary surprise and a lot of photos:
In closing, listen to this fox make sounds and then tell me everything:
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