@coolallison Oh, no!! I want this corner of the internet to be a place full of people who care, too, even about the chickens.
@coolallison Oh gawd, SXSW. I just have to chant to myself "Good for the local economy, good for the local economy." It helps. And it's the perfect time to venture to north Austin, the most under-appreciated part of our fair city (to which I would go more often if it didn't take a pep talk to get me to drive on the highway).
Also, I'm working straight through (but demanding beaucoup coverage for vacation later in exchange) so you are not alone!
Shall we complain about all the scraggly beards? That is my least favorite part of this season. Also, one year I stumbled into a free showcase of women in electronic music, so wonderful things do happen. I am just a grinch.
By Onymous on Friday Open Thread
@coolallison Oh christ that's right. I got stuck on the 280 flyover on Thursday and thought it was weird for traffic to be that heavy at almost 10. Uphill stop and go traffic in a manual is punishment for shoplifting in some countries.
By zeytin on Friday Open Thread
Ok, so this may be a sensitive topic, but here goes:
I have only commented a handful of times here (but I have been an avid reader for a while) so maybe I don't really have a right to be annoyed, but I am so disappointed that all the commenters seem to have left en masse for The Toast.
I'm just going to say it, I don't really like The Toast. It is actually physically hard for me to look at, I think it has something to do with the color scheme, like the text is gray or something? And the layout and commenting format is very weird.
Also however cliqueish the commentariat was here, it is so much worse there. It's like everyone arrived already knowing each other (which they did). Actually it's not just the comments, the vibe of the whole place has an in-group feel.
Okay I'm done with my complaining, had to vent.
Does anyone else feel the same?
By Onymous on Friday Open Thread
Ugh, fuck Texas. They decided to skip straight to summer this week.
By Danzig! on Friday Open Thread
@adorable-eggplant Shamu 2, in the flesh. Got him yesterday.
@coolallison honestly, I was pretty terrified (we had to get onstage and introduce ourselves to our classmates) but now that I've sort of gotten to know my classmates, I think the class will be a good space to build up some confidence! I don't know any of these people outside the class and we're all very different, but obviously we all love comedy so we'll be able to be a good audience for each other, I think!
@coolallison That is basically 100% the reason that you can set up multiple profiles on Netflix. THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER.
Happy galentine's day (after, but hey) y'all:
Anyone got any fun plans? Mine in a nutshell = mini-cupcakes.
By Beaks on Friday Open Thread
@coolallison Honestly, my weekday reading is the internet and romances. Romances are great for getting your brain to turn off after work, and they press the same buttons as sitcoms. But you're actually putting words in front of your eyeballs, and honestly some (especially some of the historicals) are pretty well researched and interesting. Or hilariously awful.
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is a great starting point. They also regularly post deals for romance and non-romance books (usually e-books). I like Katie MacAllister and Courtney Milan because they are funny and have excellent female protagonists.