The Comment Awards Just Met a Dame with Enormous Dignity

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Good morning, poppyseeds! The sky is grey and the rain is falling softly and here in California, that’s a very good thing. Wishing you the precious smell of rain today!

This week, Em knows which Great British Bake-Off recipe you are! I mean which recipe you should make!

Carmen reviewed Debbie Millman’s Why Design Matters and proclaimed it pure lesbian brilliance! What more could one want out of a book?

Kayla knows the saddest songs EVER, at least if you’re a Cancer.

Nic has high hopes for the Proud Family reboot!

What do you do when your industry is inescapably  sexist? Himani’s got some helpful thoughts in You Need Help.

Here are some ways to help Ukrainians.

Gillian Anderson plays very-much-in-love-with-a-woman Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime’s new miniseries The First Lady, and we are ready for it! (Heather notes in her review that when Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok met Eleanor at the Democratic convention in 1932, she wired her boss to say “This dame has enormous dignity,” a sentence from which I fear my swooning heart shall never, ever recover.)

For the Red Flag series, Chinelo wrote about combative communicators.

Want to read something bisexual this month? Casey’s got you covered! I personally LOVED Who is Vera Kelly?

And then there were your comments!

On Quiz: Which British Bake Off Recipe Should You Make Next?

The Teatime Award to Deli Twotone:

Cheese & Chive Scones with Homemade Butter ! This suits me to a tea.

On Playlist: The Saddest Songs Ever, According to Cancers:

The Friendship is Magic Award to shura:

Ok this one might sound a bit nuts but the last verse of “puff the magic dragon

On March 2022: What’s New, Gay and Streaming on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Peacock and Paramount+:

The Buried the Lede Award to caitrw:

Riese, I think you buried the lede. You finished a draft of a novel?? Congrats!

On You Need Help: How Do I Deal With the Inescapable Sexism in My Industry?

The Dolphins and Unicorns and Glitter, Oh My Award to anna:

…and on a lighter note, I am “Lisa Franking

On Gillian Anderson and Lily Rabe are Queer Loves Eleanor and Hick in Showtime’s “The First Lady”:

The FBI Basement to First Lady Pipeline Award to :):

Aw man. This is awesome. I’ve had the book sitting on my not yet read bookshelf for years because I am the worst. But now I’ll have it wait a little longer since I’m sure I’ll appreciate the series more if I’m not comparing it to the book. Also. I would never have guessed Dana Scully if someone asked me who would play Eleanor Roosevelt. Time is weird.

And on Pop Culture Fix: Zoë Kravitz Says Her Catwoman Is Bisexual, Probably Can’t Sit Right in Chairs:

The Works Like a Charm and Made Me Gay Award to Dani Z:

Back in my really good ally definitely not gay days, I was chaperoning a queer teen prom and I had an obnoxious song in my head, and one of the gay elders recommended listening to Firedoor by Ani DiFranco because it’s got such a weird rhythm that it can’t get stuck in your head, and it’ll drive anything out. Works like a charm, and possibly made me gay.

And the Stop Calling Me Warren Award to Not hanson:

my last name is hansen and I looked a lot like the littlest hanson and every day my bus driver would yell are you in that band hanson ??? and I’d be like calvin please stop you’re ruining my life thanks for letting me share my truth

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  1. You’re excited about rain in California and I’m excited about sunshine in Chicago – sounds like a good day for both of us! Plus, every Friday is a good day because I get to read the Comment Awards.

    Also, this has nothing to do with the comments but I need to share – I got a fulltime job! After 8 years of freelancing and contract work, I’m very excited about having benefits and paid time off! Woo hoo.

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