The Comment Awards Are Imagining Me & You – Again

Hey there, jitterbugs! It’s Friday! We made it! I hope you are able to do something today that makes you feel real and whole and taken care of, because you deserve it, truly.

This week, KaeLyn dove into some of the relationship challenges that can come with raising a toddler.

Ren’s here with a new Saturday morning comic, Reine!

Ash has learned a few important things in ten years of going to play parties.

You should read this: Getting Stonewalled at Stone Mountain.

Rachel’s review of Carmen Maria Machado’s In The Dream House is…everything.

The Power Issue got off to a truly impactful start with this essay from Marissa, When Walking It Off Stops Working.

And then there were your comments!

On Raising Baby T. Rex: What Lies Between Us:

The Speed Dating Award to Iarran mé:

When our kiddo was teeny we used to declare it was time for a thirty-second date. Sometimes it was just leaning on each other at the bottom of the stairs while teeny-kiddo screamed in her crib. Hang in there, date at every opportunity, you’re doing it right, I have never had a cider doughnut but you are making me crave it anyway. 🙂

On All Sunday Funday Wants For Christmas Is More Queer Terminator Movies:

The Saturday Night Fever Award to Lisa:

Two daddies fighting over a femme outside a dyke bar sounds like Saturday night. I can’t wait to see Terminator! As a gay lady historian who gets history mansplained by students on the regular, I can totally sympathize with women having to listen to a dude play devil’s advocate for an entire class. Stay strong, fellow female educators!

On When You’re Black and Queer but Masquerading as Straight While Listening to the Music of White Lesbians:

The Soft Launch Award to Rose_:

“soft launch of my queerness” is a fantastic phrase which I will try to get into conversation this week.

On You Need Help: Rebuilding Desire and Confidence in Your Partner:

The Supermodel Award to Manzanita:

Before I can even read the article… that cover photo! Is “Molly Adams for autostraddle” now giving the internet the stock photos it truly needs?? Has this been going on for a while and I just didn’t know? Also, where can I get that “dad bod” tee??

On No Filter: Kristen Stewart’s 100% Ready To Marry Her Girlfriend and Hayley Kiyoko Has Bangs Now:

The Jumped The Couch Award to Jill:

K-Stew on Howard Stern was truly a “Tom Cruise on Oprah’s couch” moment, but make it Sapphic.

On Foolish Child #58: Mama!

The Side Eyes Award to Beth Ann:

Dickens, I’m not sure anyone draws side eyes as wonderfully as you.

And on Pop Culture Fix: This Wacky Tig Notaro and Lena Headey Interview Will Make Your Day:

The Chase Award to Kristana and Carmen SanDiego:

I was youtubing “Drunk Lesbians Watch ‘Imagine Me & You'”, and I clicked on here. BOOM! Lena Headey…..I feel like she’s following me.

And the Live From New York Award to Caitlin:

every time a white lady politician does something i’m just like ‘damn can’t wait to see kate mckinnon’s eerily accurate impersonation of this!’

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  1. I got a comment award? Squee! I’d also like to suggest, for parents of slightly older children, Romance Trolling. It is way more entertaining than it should be to kiss your partner with enormous enthusiasm and enjoyment while your child is screaming in performative agony, “NO ROMANCE!!! I HATE ROMANCE!!!” It’s especially great when you look over at said child at just the right moment to catch them grinning, and then they try to pretend they’re not.

    Caitlin, you are so completely right. Kate is an impersonation goddess.

  2. Excellent crop of comments this week.

    I’m glad Lena Headey gave the pronunciation of her name in that video, because I’d been pronouncing it wrong in my heed.

  3. “Slow down and let her catch you?” That advice seems very out of character for a Carmen Sandiego.

  4. “Jumped The Couch Award to Jill” applause to the whole thing, from the comment award name to the comment itself

  5. So I just finished playing “Knights and Bikes”. It’s about two punk rock girls going on a quest to find a hidden treasure. There’s even a moment where you just know that one of the girls is queer.

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