Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Birthrights: Playing!

To be celebrated everywhere, every day, but certainly on Pingy-Dingy Wednesdays: our human birthrights! These include singing and writing and dancing and making art and playing.

I had a wonderful rabbit named Jo Jo in 8th grade – I liberated him from a very neglectful science class and nobody even noticed! Jo Jo was fabulous, and he definitely played and was a joy to play with. One of my favorite Jo Jo play memories is how he would sneak into my dad’s study, creep up to where the human in question was furiously pounding his typewriter, get his attention, lay down some rabbit turds and hare off, his ears flat, in delicious anticipation that my dad would give chase, which my father good-naturedly would do. Thank you, Betsy Vanderbun and Marvin Underfoot (and Diane and Eric) at “The Language of Lagomorphs” for your love and erudition re: yon bunnies and their delightful ability to play with us!

Yippie Skippie!

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.”)


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