Good morning, pals! So: I am not a baker. But way back at the beginning of the pandemic, when the grocery stores were still having a lot of trouble with their delivery orders, I was mistakenly delivered a whole bunch of boxed cake mixes, which sat on my shelf until… this morning, when I made a cinnamon coffee cake! And oh wow, maybe I should… be… a baker? I get to just eat this for breakfast now! Warm cinnamon! With my coffee! So: maybe today is a day for letting things from the start of the pandemic go. Or baking them!
This week, Ren wrote about the community that makes up love. This was exactly what I needed to read this week.
This is perfection: Taylor Swift’s Red (Emily Dickinson’s Version).
We’ve got new stills of Sara Ramirez and Cynthia Nixon in And Just Like That and wow, Sara, wow.
Lola wrote about the journey from compensating for Blackness in the dating world…to embracing it.
Oh hey, did you need some classic Christmas songs, ranked by lesbianism? I thought so!
Shelli reviewed — and loved — Carefree Black Girls, from Zeba Blay.
Katherine Hahn is going to play… Jo from the Facts of Life? I do not understand, but I am here for it.
And then there were your comments!
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On Taylor Swift’s Red (Emily Dickinson’s Version):
The Rumors Award to Marybeth and Mb (who, I’m guessing, is also Marybeth!):
On “Yellowjackets” Episode 103 Recap: Never Quite As It Seems:
The Tuesday Morning Award to Kristen Arnett and Kayla:
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The Maglite Reindeer Award to Nell and Yasmin:
On Also.Also.Also: Earring Magic Ken, An Ode to a Whole Entire Queer Icon:
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On There’s Something About a Scary Woman With Questionable Morals:
The Q&A Award to alchemille:
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So many great comments and content this week!
The Sleepy, Happy, and Tropey Award may be my favorite award ever – thank you QG. Thinking of putting it on LinkedIn.
Also, we just donated a f*ton of cans my spouse bought early in the pandemic to our local community pantry. Finally had to admit that we were probably *never* going to eat all of those cans of spinach or sardines and somebody else probably would be happy to have them.
Spinach and sardines! The breakfast of champions!
Lol. I’d rather have cinnamon coffee cake for breakfast.
if there were a challenge for a meal of spinach, sardines, coffee cake, which chef would you want to be the challenge winner: Kristen Kish or Melissa King?
HARD CHOICES, MS ANON
as a fresh new baker, i know you can rise to the occasion, queer girl!
I feel very honered, but it was all Nell!
idk, like, i knew what you meant in your reply, but also i knew what you meant. (waggling eyebrows inferred…)
nope yasmin it was you too!
Nell nailed it, but we sure saw what you did Yasmin.
Do I have to hand in my comment award if I admit my comment was made entirely innocently and I only now understand what you all thought I ment?
Maglite Reindeer Award fits! take a bow :)
Thank you very much. I will put it in my toolbox for safe keeping.