open thread Archive

Your Comments Are Always So Much Better Than Mine in Open Threads Like This One

I am in the shittiest mood today. I’m kind of kidding, but I’m really, really sleep-deprived and in the middle of coordinating moving into an apartment that I saw for about five whole minutes the other day. Having things is such a hassle! You know what would be so freeing? A house fire. I … Continue reading Source link

Shocking Secrets Exposed in This Especially Revealing Open Thread

I don’t have anything this week except for getting us all competitively riled up to register people to vote, which is so boring, but we can make it fun and game-like. Apparently the number of new voters xoJane readers registered to vote through our widget is so far only in the double … Continue reading Source link

Say Something So Normal and Boring or So Rampantly Outrageous, You Can't Believe You Said It Here in This Limitless Open Thread

As in any business, most of the editors of what are considered the “women’s magazines” know each other. Either we have worked together at some point or we’ve sat next to each other at fashion shows, intentionally rubbing forearms if one of us is pregnant and the other one wants to be (at Gucci with … Continue reading Source link

Cancel Your Plans and Come Hang Out in This No-Pressure, All-Are-Welcome Open Thread

The (unflattering) picture above was taken yesterday right after we figured out that, although Caitlin is the Alpha Menstruator here in xoJaneland, I am the Alpha Insomniac. That means that my pet, Caitlin, has been wide-awake every time I get up in the night, which is generally about once an … Continue reading Source link

What Are the Everyday Things You Miss Doing with Your Long-Distance Friends?

Joy and I went to the tallest bar in the world for her last night in Hong Kong. At the top of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, we could barely afford one drink each, so when both of our adult beverages were sipped into oblivion, we decided to share a “Dragontini.” It was pink and sweet and … Continue reading Source link

Say Anything in This Week's Open Thread Even Though I'm 13 and Probably Shouldn't Read Some of Your Comments

Hi, we’re Charlotte (Jane’s daughter, in case you didn’t know) and Lena, and we are taking over the Open Thread this week!This week we planned a trip to Walt Disney World. We drove down from New York (actually, from the airport in Newark, because that made the rental car $350 cheaper) and flew … Continue reading Source link

Pretend This Open Thread Is a Roller Coaster and Just Uninhibitedly Scream Your Head Off

By the time this Open Thread goes up, I’ll be driving with Charlotte (13!) and her friend Lena (14) on our way down to Disney World. Either that or we’re at Newark Airport waiting for the rental car (one that is not the rental car that constantly got towed, which you told me was not cute at my … Continue reading Source link