Hello, peas and carrots! You’re looking fine as fuck this Friday, which is a perfect situation for throwin’ a selfie into the comments of this week’s Friday Open Thread! We have these every week because the creation of a routine creates stability and discipline. JK! We do these every week because we fucking love you. They’re awesome weekly Internet-based treehouse meetings in which we braid each other’s hair, share photos of our pets, and tell people about our dating lives just because we relate to each other. And I can’t do it without you!
I’m gonna be real with you all. I had one of those weeks. A bunch of shit that was either straight-up awful or small-time annoying just happened, all at once, just all on top of one another, in what would be a hilarious episode of a sitcom but is actually just my real life.
It’s the kind of thing where in seven days you legitimately manage to lose your wallet, catch the slow train, eat frozen waffles that are somehow never cooked all the way through, fuck up your checking account, realize the 3G connection on your phone is no longer accurately monitored by the 3G signal symbol on your phone, receive all of your bills, miscalculate pay day, and make coffee that just tastes kind of wrong.
Obviously, I’m making it through — I have Eli, a brand-spankin’-new copy of Hard Choices, and my core desired feelings, after all — but I’m also attempting to laugh so as not to cry at my own life for the next while.
For these reasons and a few more, I could not be happier to be right here in my normal hangout spot with you. I almost feel like this is the virtual version of Cheers, or some other, more diverse and kind of place with better decorations where everybody knows my name nonetheless. Side Note: I used to always try to get close to staffers at my favorite bar so that I could experience having a bar where everybody knows my name, but the closest I ever got was walking into the bank on AU’s campus and having the tellers and manager exclaim it all at once. (It was still really gratifying.)
So! Now that my quick hit of truth-telling is over, we’re ready to get down to the good part: yours! It’s your time to shine, bitches. Leave a comment about anything — absolutely anything — to be a part of this week’s Friday Open Thread!
If you comment with a picture of your pet, I will comment with a picture of mine (he’s adorable, so it’s a good trade), and if you tell me about the girl you’re seeing or what you wore to your date this weekend I am promising that it will make me coo and smile sweetly in the real world. I’m here because I wanna shoot the shit about whatever the hell is happening in your life, even if it’s kind of a hot mess right now like mine. Tell me what you’re eating for dinner, where you went this week, how you’re feeling, or maybe even what you’re wearing — unless you’re not into that kind of thing. Y’know, consent and all. And don’t forget to comment on each other’s posts! All of us talking at each other sounds kind of like dinner with your extended family, right? So get into it! Tell your neighbor she looks great or something, for God’s sake.
OK, get lovin’ on one another! I’ll be right here to support you every step of the way. Oh, and also, I’m always glad you came. JSYK.
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!
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 640px 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.