[frozen niagra falls image, via]
Happy, happy Friday! The theme of the week, at least for those of us in the Midwest and on the East Coast, has been COLD. Like, extreme mother-fucking cold. Pardon my language, but this is the kind of weather that calls for it. When I woke up this morning, it was a feel-like temp of -18 outside. Our pipes froze for a second time this week and we had no hot water all morning. But, though it’s cold outside, it’s hot, hot, hot here on DW. This was a record-breaking week in terms of pageviews (well over 200,000) and forum comments. If you haven’t checked it out yet, well, you’ve got some reading material for the weekend. I’m especially impressed that this thread has surpassed 85 pages, well over 1000 comments, and more than 53,000 pageviews this week. And I’m even more impressed with the variety of topics covered: #cinnamonrolls, #whores && #dickchoking, babies and pregnancy, death and funerals, and Addie Pray’s 5 AM trip to the office in her PJs. There’s really something for everyone. I’m also enjoying this thread in which we’re sharing advice for a young woman turning 22 on Monday. (Do you have any words of wisdom to share? If you’re older, what would you tell your younger self if you could?).
Anyhoo, what are you up to this weekend? We have blessedly few plans, so I am going to do some more closet organization because I really know how to have a good time. (It’s smart though: I figure if I get all this boring stuff out of the way that I have to do before the baby comes, then it’ll be mostly done when spring comes and I can enjoy the nice weather without feeling stressed about everything I have to do at home to get ready for our new arrival). Saturday afternoon we’re going to a good-bye party for a neighborhood family we like a lot who is moving to Maine in a few days, and on Sunday evening we’re having a few friends over to watch the Oscars. Any predictions on who will win?