Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Penzeys Spices

My stalwart Midwestern brother-in-the-fight, Bill Penzey, has my respect and gratitude for taking a political stand on the side of love, humanity and all Cooks everywhere! Today, on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, Penzeys stores and the call center are closed, and staff are getting a paid day off.

Penzeys and Bill, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for doing the right thing and showing those east- and west-coasters what the “fly-over” states are really about!

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 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.”)