It’s February, the time to take a deep breath, sit back, and reflect on the fact that many of your bright January resolutions have lapsed into sharp February retributions (let’s hope March brings kind absolutions). Okay, perhaps I’m projecting.
In California, it’s the spooky time when the next season begins to reach a wee greenish finger out and tickle us a bit, with the budding and blooming of Magnolias and Ceanothus, better known as California Lilac, for its lilac-like capacity to predict the coming of spring.
But February brings another little treat for those of us online Sisters of Sappho (and/or readers of Sapphites): yes, it’s time for The Lezzys!
The Lesbian Lifestyle (Our Stories Told) is hosting their third annual all-carpet-muncher, nothing but muff-diver, Friends of Melissa (k.d., Wanda, Ellen, Margaret, pick yer pop fave) Blog Awards contest! And because of the sororal conviviality (yes! looked it up! “sororal” is indeed a word, to which “fraternal” is the boy version!), it’s a lot more like a friendly mud-wrestling match, where everyone’s having a good time. Or not even that maybe. Maybe a tea party? With a mud-wrestling room? And a hook-up lounge? And an open bar? Where a wide array of seltzers are available for the sisters in recovery? Whole place is scent-sensitive? Except for the room set aside for the scent-happy? No processed foods, but every emotion and fraction thereof: processed to within an inch of its life, goddess love us! (I fear, with the recent New York Times piece on womyn’s communities, we may no longer have any secrets or in-jokes left. Good news or bad? I cannot judge.)