No seriously. I need to nap for a thousand years. But before I do, I want to thank every last one of you for your nice/excited/thoughtful embrace of the new site. We spent nine months trying to build something that would best feature APW’s content, old and new. We wanted a design that helped you find what you need, and then got out of your way. So my favorite comment about the new site was from longtime reader Ruchi who told me, “I love it! (And I hate change.) I spent the past hour reading old school APW and being all nostalgic-like.” Which is exactly what we were hoping for, particularly since I’m also known for my dislike of new things. (Also, for anyone that’s interested, you can read our awesome designer Erin’s thoughts on the launch over here.)
That said, we know everyone is still settling into the new commenting system. We’re going to give it a few weeks, so we’re ALL past the initial, “It’s new, I hate it,” thing, which I was also experiencing on Tuesday. Then we’ll have a little summit on the comments, and figure out what the best move is. We’ll also keep on rolling out features, as we beta test like mad. Till then, I’ll be catching up on weeks worth of laundry and chores, spending quality time with my baby, and a zillion other things that haven’t been touched in the last month. Thanks for bearing with us, and we hope you enjoy the glitterz.
It’s your Friday open thread, hop on it. Don’t mind the APW staff asleep in the corner.
Highlights of APW This Week
This comment from reader April on our Brides In Pants post made both Maddie and me cry. Plus, awesome new reader submissions up on our brand new URL: bridesinpants.com. (More tomboy goodness next week.)
We kicked off the new site with a delightful winter wedding. You guys seriously need to send us more of these, because they are always magic.
Finally, non-floral centerpieces that won’t break your bank account or steal your sanity. Plus, hot pink pumpkins! Thanksgiving’s never looked so good.
DIY or DJ your wedding music? Either way, we’re trying to make it just a little easier.
Playing the name game as a gay couple can be complex, but it’s always a game worth playing.
How do you cope with a family member outright threatening to act like an angry child on your wedding day?
What do you call your wife when she’d rather not be called wife? Real question.
This couple posts all their fights to Twitter. Does it help? Discuss.
Lena Dunham interviewed Mindy Kaling for Rolling Stone and it was everything you wanted it to be.
In the wake of the relaunch, this story on hyper-employment is reminding me to unplug this weekend.
A four-year-old girl asked a lesbian if she’s a boy. She responded the awesomest way possible.
Wedding night advice from one hundred years ago. (Jokes aside, I found this fascinating. And also terrifying.)
Nancy Wake’s extraordinary war story, including sassing a french solder who wanted to talk about her hotness, when she was stuck in a tree thanks to her parachute.
How to host brunch without losing your mind.
Forget Elf of the Shelf, I’m all in for Dinovember. <— CLICK THIS LINK YOU’RE WELCOME.
Lucy’s probably going to put her cats in tights this weekend. We’ll just blame it on the sleep deprivation.
Thumbnail photo by Gabriel Harber (APW Sponsor)