*Is it the trans agenda to eat Market Pantry chips and stay hydrated while looking really amazing? Apparently.* OMG Lyz, can you be any cooler or funnier, or working harder to make the world a better place? I think not. Thanks for supporting trans rights, sanity, women, etc. Please do not die during your 339 mile run. Off to donate to various causes.
I am so disappointed that target doesn’t sell “satan respects pronouns” merchandise 😩
I would totally buy a "Satan Respects Oxford Commas" t-shirt
"... we are forty, we are cheap, and we are Midwestern moms." I recently chopped my longlong hair into a pretty short style and the feedback in the teens' group chat was that it was "so cute, giving Midwestern mom vibes" which was very funny and affirming to me. Thinking of changing my name to Joyce or Cheryl to match the new 'do.
lyz, thank you for pointing out that Biblically god created rainbows for all humanity as a promise not to destroy the earth again.!(we can do that just fine on our own, thank you.)
LGBTQAI+ community and their allies should point this out repeatedly. Rainbows are a Christian, thus religious, symbol. It doesn’t detract from the LGBTQAI+ community, but should bring people together.
It would also make it way more difficult to bar rainbows from schools and other public places.
I read you everyday and love your columns.
Good luck in the race!
"So, happy Pride to everyone, but especially to the Keebler Elves. But only because while writing this I ate an entire package of their cookies."
Learning that Lyz and I have the same creative process 🙏👍🙂💪🌈
This may be my most favorite "Dingus of the Week". It really brightened up my day (the humor, not the hateful people who are also idiots) and I really appreciate the list of "trans gear" to watch out for at Target. I have to protect my 11-yr-old daughter, don't I? I guess I should return the "boys" t-shirt I bought for her because I didn't realize it was "trans gear for children".
I appreciate your silliness and profoundness in each of the positive and negative portions. Way to go in Iowa. Looking forward to hearing more. I did 70 miles in my electric wheelchair on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago last May with 5 other 70+ers. https://health-hats.com/pod166
I would argue that the dingus was also something good this edition. 10/10. I had to read almost every paragraph out loud for my wife while I cackled.
thank you, Lyz, truly for this today. last weekend my mom sent me the link to some bonkers article about how Target is supporting a group that wants to secretly change kids' genders (thereby violating our tacit agreement to not talk politics unless she's drunk on the back porch and asking me what I think about critical race theory and I attempt to explain that it's graduate-level theory and you can't teach it to kindergarteners and then she forgets we've had that conversation) and I've been so mad at her all week. this was the cackle I needed.
"Twelve married men? That’s the gay power of the Holy Spirit. Amen."
I love you so much!!! This newsletter makes my heart happy, and I can't say that about alot of things I read these days. So glad Somebody Somewhere will have a 3rd season--that show makes my heart glad as well :D Good luck in your run!!! Xoxox
David and Patrick ♥️♥️
Also, I have to attend an 8th grade graduation at a Catholic church this afternoon and I don't think I'll be able to look the giant Jesus mural in the eye. Thanks ;-)
I mean, I'm kinda boycotting Target because they got rid of the plus-size section at our local store. I used to only complain that the clothes were ugly. But I will still go there if I need something. This has been a tough week for a number of reasons, and this post made me laugh and smile. My mom used to drink Carlo and Rossi rose with ice cubes. Gah. But being the kind of drinker I was (effect vs. flavor), I'd dip in. She was a Northwest mom. Our summer lake outings had a system - in case we capsized, Mom would hang on to the cooler, and we would hang onto Mom.