Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – The Ladybroad Ledger

We are just back from a mellow and marvelous week in Vermont, where Tex and I were blessed with Lake Champlain energy, rural energy, and lots and lots of love at the sweet wedding of one dear young man I’ve known and adored since he was barely out of toddlerhood. It was good; very, very good!

My fearless and loyal readers will not be surprised to learn that I am a total sucker for free local lit, so I picked up all that was on offer at a Burlington coffee shop. Would you believe that Vermont has a Femme Alt Comics Newspaper? It’s true! What is also true is that I’m not sure they are using femme exactly and the same way that I personally use femme, but heck, there is so much room in this big sweet world, contrary to what some scared and small-minded folks will have you believe. Up with femmes! Up with comics!

Thank you, darling femmes at The Ladybroad Ledger! You get one pingy-dingy!

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter, love, and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”)