Hello friends and lovers! How are you? I am sleepy because my gym is closed all week which means I have gotten zero exercise and subsequently zero sleep. Thank gosh Rachel figured out the secret recipe for iced coffee. This week we have more from the Here/Queer vault including a beautiful piece on Northern Ireland, city guides for Albuquerque and Santa Fe, a tour of Brooklyn, a sexy story from Oxford, a get baked Australia-style, and we put out a call for more submissions. Laneia wrote about how to get divorced from a man, Lizz listed 50 queer women with rad hair, and Crystal brought you the weekly-ish Audiostraddle music fix. We’ve got Riese’s recap of Pretty Little Liars, the newest episode of The Newtown Girls and a promo/fundraiser for Unicorn Plan-It. Speaking of UPI, the girls are heading to Dinah Shore this weekend and Alice made you a playlist about it. Brittani’s going too and she (totally unrelated because I think we all know she’s going to enjoy herself there!) made you a playlist for striking out with the ladyfolk. Finally, we had Riese’s turtle/TIRTIL, a formspring friday with answers from you and more Autostraddle T-shirt on sale!
The How Do You Know You’re Not Upside-Down? Award to terracottatoes: “my problem is figuring out how to eat all this stuff right-side up, in the northern hemisphere”
The You Forgot IKEA Award to Maria: “and just this very day we considered re-naming our institute of scandinavian studies to “heathens and homos”.
’cause it’s true.”
The Your Mom’s Friend Zone Award to Ami: “I think because lesbians are “known for” so frequently sleeping with our friends group, so the term friend zone doesn’t seem to hold as much weight or finality??
I personally refer to myself as slut-zoned sometimes, which I think is what happens to me instead of being friend zoned…”
The I Knew It Wasn’t Just Me Award to chrissie riot : “Can I just say that that picture is super scary. Like Adults of the Corn or something. I’m really creeped out. “
The Chick Magnet Award to Launa: “I have decided to curb my fear of spiders, though. I’ve gathered over time that a lesbian who can kill spiders (or gently move them out of the house) without flinching gets all the girls.”
The AWARD Award to Digger : “Any thoughts on naming our first child?”