What's the good word, chicken pot pies? Doesn't it seem like only yesterday we were making Halloween costumes and mourning the end of summer? This week I broke out my winter coat and realized that Kristen is right, winter is here. I know plenty of 'straddlers live in the southern hemisphere and/or in climates where seasons are not a thing. By all means enjoy your ice cream and outdoor activities, warm weather folk. But please refrain from telling rest of us about that sunburn you got last week because frozen tears are the saddest thing (not that you'd know anyway!).
Speaking of warmer times and sunnier places, May A-Camp registration opened and closed in just 24 hours. Will you be there? DeAnne Smith will be! Who wants to take bets on whether she'll wake up in time for breakfast? Celebrity A-Campers Julie & Brandy will be at camp too and have a brand new In Your Box Office review of Cloud Atlas for ya.
Hansen dished out some natural cleaning tips and her new column "Make A Thing" will satisfy your need for DIY craftiness. Brittani hosted a video party, Stef talked about the perils of identifying as bisexual on OkCupid and our college lesbians are giving NaNoWriMo a go. Do you like reading queer or queerish lit? Go vote for your favorite "lesbianish" books at Goodreads until November 25th. Then check out Lez Liberty Lit #7. But before all that, take a look at this week's sparkly comment superstars!
The Make the Yuletide Gay Award to L:
The So When Are We Buying A Cat? Award to Jess:
The Convert of the Week Award to Kath: "So I’ve been crawling this site for years now and never have I found a time where I really wanted to join. Today I went shopping and saw a ridiculous amount of nice men’s wear which I quite obviously couldn’t fit into properly. When I saw this, I almost cried – I don’t cry easily – and thus decided it was time to finally join up. Thank you Autostraddle for everything you’ve shown me throughout the years, especially this."
The First Responders Award to Mollie, Dagra Dai and Nicky:
The But You Should Check It Off Anyway Award to Jactance: "You know, as I was making my to-do list this morning (using Autostraddle-recommended software!), I didn’t really think that "see a picture of worm sex" would be on today’s list of things done."
The Four Out Of Five Vets Recommend Award to Money Penny: