Good morning! I am writing this with a cup of coffee while continuously looking over my shoulder because, drumroll please, it is cool enough in the very early mornings to just open my windows/doors! I am thrilled, also Alexei (my cat son) would absolutely make a break for it if the screen door presented him with even the slightest opportunity (Anya prefers strolls on the roof 🙃).
The fall is on her way! Get your PSLs and long scarves and flannels and apple recipes ready, because it’s time to shine, while being cozy. Here’s some news.
Having an “X” gender marker has helped me realize that most people don’t look at the gender marker when they’re checking ID. For the first couple of months, I expected to get questions from people checking my ID, but I haven’t gotten any. I went through airport security dozens of times last year and didn’t have the gender marker questioned once. So I’m not sure whether people understand what it means. (My friends were, of course, very excited when I showed them my changed ID soon after I got it!)
+ Some thoughts on the intersection of sexuality studies and genetic, aka is there a gay gene and so what?
+ *Professor Quirrell voice* DRAAAAAG QUEEEEEEEENS! AT VERMONT PRIDE! Just thought you should know.
+🗣️ A review of The Highwomen’s first album. They’re a country supergroup taking over featuring the likes of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and more. Speaking of, remember their first video??? CALL 911!!!!
+ Okay, also they cover Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” for this new movie that’s clearly aimed at lesbians, specifically me.
Have a happy Sunday and a happier week. Ask yourself, “what if it goes right?” instead of “what if it goes wrong?” at least once! Sit outside in the morning and feel amazed at the cool air! Even here, in Austin, if I sit outside before 7:15, it’s a beautiful 74º most days! Enjoy the beginnings of fall, but also, it’s still summer so do you! I love you, I’ll see you next week.