Monday, December 12, 2005

"But you always played with dolls."


Picture it. Maryland, 1997. It's a Sunday morning in early June and pages of the Washington Post cover the distance between my father and I. The blog title quote is his, struggling to understand how his daughter could be gay. Good times!


Actually let's not talk about my coming out drama (oh boy, is it a drama!). Let's talk about how I can work on being better lesbian in 2006. I don't even know other lesbians and, well, no wonder I am single. To be a better lesbian I could:

- Join a softball team
- Get a cat
- Get a dog
- Get a mullet
- Own a piece of pride jewelry
- Listen to the Indigo Girls
- Move in with someone after the first date
- Own sensible footwear

Can we really see myself playing softball and wearing sensible footwear? I'm too much of a girlie girl. I did go to the Lilith Fair once, however I was accompanied by a gay man and a closeted gay man. Maybe it's just better to be single, get a dog, and watch L Word episodes on DVD.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there such a thing as Lesbian speed dating?

La

Dennise said...

Are you feeling lesbianally inadequate?

nycrouge said...

Lesbianally? You made that word up.

I think there is such a thing as lesbian dating, but harder to come by. That and speed dating sounds like optioning the nukes -- a little too hardcore.