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Weekend Open Thread Extravaganza

It’s that time again! It’s 10 p.m. on Friday here in the Persephone offices, so we’re signing off until Monday. Feel free to use this open thread as a giant Persepheparty until we get back. Lurkers! Come on out and say hi to the rest of us, we promise not to bite. Unless you ask really nicely.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

31 replies on “Weekend Open Thread Extravaganza”

I’m buying a treadmill. I fear it may be folly, but I like treadmills, and having one under my own roof where I don’t have to put on real gym clothes and get in the car and see other humans may just motivate me to use it. Also, I’m going to shamelessly use you all for motivation.

You need to use it so that I can treadmill vicariously through you. You have no idea how much I want one and how much I’m bummed that I can’t afford one right now (though I do keep checking Craigslist, since people get rid of them pretty frequently.)

So… I think I had a really productive weekend! I did Days 1 and 2 of the 30-Day Shred, I cleaned a bunch, I cooked a bunch of food to freeze and have for the upcoming week, I’m going to be doing laundry tonight… so, yeah, things are looking good.

I did not make a hat for my dog, but there is still time for that since the photoshoot won’t be for at least two weeks.

What about the rest of you? Did you get as much done this weekend as you wanted? (Even if, or especially if, what you wanted to get done was “sit on your butt and watch TV/play videogames/surf the intarwebs”)

Thanks! I’m seeing friends and being a nerdy tourist.
I recently found an actual quote from John McBride which chimes exactly with Kate Beaton’s portrayal of him: “Finding a rebellion on, I decided to take part in it”.
(he was executed for doing so).

Today I chopped off all my hair! Yahhh! It’s been a couple of years since I went pixie-short and my hair has wavered between short to near-bob length, but it’s been such a pain recently- in my face, lank + oily, so I decided to make the chop.

The fact that I’m getting some tonight with a girl who a few weeks told me she LOVED my short hair? Just good timing. ;)

Chopping your hair off is so liberating! My hair was in some variation of a stacked bob with chin-length front pieces for a few years, and I finally went pixie short last summer. I’m getting the itch to grow it out again, but growing out from a pixie is sort of a pain, so I might just keep it short a while longer.

NGL, I am in the process of growing my hair out from a pixie into a bob (desperately need a trim, as it’s in the “mullet” in-between stage. If you’ve done this before, you know of which I speak), and I am kind of worried that it’ll have an effect on how I show up on people’s gaydar, since that’s what always happens.

Whooooo! Plans for this weekend: Cleaning, seeing Harry Potter, and making a tiny hat for my dog.

A friend is doing a photoshoot with us, and I think it would be a really cute accessory.

And I was kind of thinking that it might be a niche to get into and possibly sell online: steampunk accessories for dogs (tiny hats, bowties, cravats… possibly vests if I start feeling ambitious.)

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