The Comment Awards Are Saving A Booth For You

a small brown and white dog perched in front of a laptop with the words "hey did you see that comment?!" in bright pink. this week, the dog is wearing a diner hat.

Hi there, hash browns! Have you been enjoying Diner Week? I’ve spent the whole week full of nostalgia, craving comfort food. It’s a delicious place to be!

This week in diners, Katie brought us scenes from New Jersey, Lily wrote about opening up in the north, I traveled back to Sophomore year1999, Ro took us to the iconic Standee’s in Chicago, Sa’iyda reminisced about Staten Island, Dani Janae got sober at Eat n Park, and Nicole perfected bisexual swagger on the Canadian border. Sometimes people say this to be bitchy, but I don’t know another way to say this, and I mean it with all sincerity: life is a rich tapestry!!

Also this week, Nicole saw They/Them, and wanted more from it.

Abeni read The Bruising of Qilwa, and loved it.

Ro helped out a 13 year-old who’s ready to explore a butch identity.

Alex brought us an autistic reading of Robin Buckley from Stranger Things.

Kayla reviewed the League of Their Own reboot, which is very fun, very gay, and also digs into the racism players faced in the real-life league.

Samantha Irby was a guest on this week’s Wait, Is This A Date?!

Finally, if you haven’t joined A+ yet, this is the time to do it — Dani Janae interviewed her brothers for Things I’ve Never Asked You, and then there was THIS, from Laneia: I’m a Lesbian and I Want to Hate-Fuck These 9 Men So Hard Their Kindergarten Teachers Forget Their Own Names.

And then there were your comments!

On Welcome to Diner Week — What Are You Having?

The Serving Size Award to KatieRainyDay:

TWELVE pieces? You’re serving up excellent writing with the same generous hand a good diner serves up hash browns!

On Pokémon as Lesbian Movies:

The CSA of the GSA Award to Huge nerd overthinking this:

These are perfect, but I do think an argument could be made that Ammonite should have starred Omanyte and Kabuto, since they’re pretty classic fossil Pokemon. Still excellent castings.

On A League of Their Own’s Melanie Field on Platonic Queer Love and Being the New Rosie:

The No Crying But Definitely Screaming in Baseball Award to Lyra:

*screams in baseball*

On No Matter How Much Changes, These Diners Stay The Same:

The Memories Award to Gabi:

I grew up on Staten Island too and my Mom was actually a waitress at the Dakota diner when I was a kid. I’d often take the two buses there to visit her on her shifts and to get some food (and homemade cherry coke!), or she’d bring home food for us after work. That one was my favorite. I’d go with friends often even after she stopped working there.

On FYP: I’m Here To [Redacted], Not Get A Book Tour:

The Dungarees, Glasses and Book Stamps, Oh My Award to Nora:

I hard relate to Kenzie reading, dungarees and glasses and all.I am very jealous of the etsy bookstamp and have now hinted that I need one for my birthday to my partner :D

On The Place for Smiles:

The No Place Like Home Award to Dani Z:

Early in the pandemic, I discovered that you could get a whole chocolate creme pie delivered from the Squirrel Hill Ean n’ Park to my house for $7 including fees – can’t believe that they’re gone. I grew up in that Eat n’ Park, and this piece evokes all the weird sad homeiness that is that restaurant.

And on Burgers, Bodies, and Off-Menu Bisexual Swagger:

The On Location Award to adunlap:

My favorite thing about this piece is how Buffalo it is. Thank you! (I live here now)

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