The Comment Awards Are Waving to Alison Bechdel

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Hi there, merpeople! Just a week ago I was bobbing like a cork in Lake Michigan, yesterday I swam laps at the gym, and today I jumped in the creek! Summer SAD (or, as I like to call it, my Summertime Sadness) can’t possibly get me if I’m always in the water! Because, true fact, Summer SAD can’t swim. That’s my theory and I’m stickin’ to it.

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Me with my summer fling: Lake Michigan

This week brought the triumphant return of TIRTIL!

Stef, or as I like to call them, Coach Stef, set out in search of the perfect energy drink.

This was very good: I Still Pray After I Masturbate.

Ro spoke to the proud pervs filling a hole (so to speak) in the sex toy market with new gender-inclusive company Bedroom Besties

KKU helped out a reader who isn’t sure how many plus ones (and plus-twos and plus-threes) to include with their wedding invites!

Drew knows: you’re gonna want to watch Jinkx Monsoon’s new comedy special.

Dani Janae doesn’t drink any more. Here are ten better (and different) ways she spends her money.

Lizzo! On! The Simpsons!

And for Uncommon Pairings, Ashni broke down the deal with labels — wine labels, to be exact.

And then there were your comments!

On Things I Read That I Love #329: Goop Cruising, YouTube Tween Cults, Amy’s Kitchen, Botched Plastic Surgery, Et Al:

The Column of our Dreams Award to Riese:

I literally had a dream last night that I published this post with five incomplete sentences in it and when I saw I had 10 comments on the post already I thought oh fuck did it happen in real life?!???!??! But no it was just you all happy to see the column back which MAKES ME SO HAPPY

On “Dykette” Has Plenty of High Femme Camp Antics:

The Hi, Butch, I’m Dad Award to Butch:

I’m butch!

On Roxane Gay, Carrie Brownstein, Roberta Colindrez, Jane Lynch To Star in Audible Adaptation of Dykes To Watch Out For:

The Commenters to Watch Out For Award to…Alison Bechdel(?!), Tt, and Nova Duarte Martinez:

Hey everyone! Thanks for these encouraging comments. This adaptation is REALLY GOOD and I’m so excited about it! I know, how is it possible to turn a comic strip into a sound-only format? Well, with a brilliant writer and world class actors and a Broadway director, it apparently is! This is such a cool project….adaptation…they’re calling it a “podcast,

On 10 Things I Spend My Money on Now That Isn’t Drugs or Alcohol:

The Mixed Nuts Award to Maart:

Just came here to say MY DOG IS ALSO NAMED CASHEW 🥺 and I also spend more of my money on her than I like to think about. It’s a very cute dog name imho, would love to read more about your experience as a new dog parent!

On FYP: If You’re Queer You’ll Never Make It To The Function On Time:

The Early Bird Gets the Girl Award to :):

I try to remember to keep a book on my phone so I can be productive while she’s sleeping on my arm in the mornings

On Pop Culture Fix: Watch Lizzo and Sasha Flute Bring the Whole Damn Deal to The Simpsons:

The Flung Out of…The Garden Award to PJLorens:

Patricia Highsmith carried around loads of pet snails in her handbag and they even travelled with her across borders, curious to see how they’ll manage to work that into the script!

And on Dykes on Dates: A Chill, Food-Filled Day on the Upper West Side

The My Wife, the Titanosaur Award to KatieRainyDay:

Love this, love a musuem date! Can’t believe you neglected to mention the Titanosaur though! She’s got equal billing with the blue whale in my heart

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