This Weekend Open Thread is Summer Cleaning

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PhD student. Knitter. Brooklynite. Long-distance dog mom. Reluctant cat lady. Majestic unicorn whose hair changes color with the wind.
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Spring cleaning is for the birds.

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Lunchtime Poll: What Should I Do Before Summer’s Over?

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Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials.This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials.She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.
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Earlier this week, I was at an outdoor screening for Raiders of the Lost Ark in Central Park. It abruptly ended before Indy could even use the Staff of Ra because of impeding rain.

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This Open Thread is Going Abroad

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Schnazzy East German translator and cricket obsessive residing in England. I have other qualities, too.
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We’re off to spend the summer in Germany! Which sounds like a good plan, until I tell you that the English summer is actually pretty awesome right now. Still, I’m hoping for even better weather, and good times with the family. Now, I just have to convince the kids that two hours on a plane will be FUN.

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This Open Thread Loves Summer

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Schnazzy East German translator and cricket obsessive residing in England. I have other qualities, too.
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Enough with the moaning! There will be no anti-heat/bug/humidity sentiments here, just stories of great summers past and wonderful holidays to come!

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Lunchtime Poll: Please Pass the Bug Spray!

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Corbin is a trans man living in Columbus Ohio with his fabulous ginger boyfriend and their two pet rats. He is a disability rights activist, fiction writer and collaborative storyteller, localvore and seeker of all things queer and geeky.
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Hey Unicorns! Now that it’s summer time, tell Corbs here about your favorite outdoor summer activity.

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Lunchtime Poll: Summer TV Viewing

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Queer Pop Culture Junkie in the Northwest. Addicted to Coffee, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fantasy Sports, The Mountain Goats, and Tottenham Hotspur.
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Summer television used to be the dregs of the barrel for the networks. It used to be where you would dump the extra episodes from a bad show or show pilots for failed shows and label them as TV movies. Over the years, networks then added reality shows to the mix. This has proved to be my downfall. I love … Read More

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This Weekend Open Thread is Sweaty

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PhD student. Knitter. Brooklynite. Long-distance dog mom. Reluctant cat lady. Majestic unicorn whose hair changes color with the wind.
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Ugh, summer.

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How To Actually Enjoy The Summer, Maybe

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Romance writer, poet, quilter, and dog cuddler.
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Last week, it snowed in our town. Most people were disgusted. I liked it. Winter can stay as long as it likes; it’s the summer I can’t stand.

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