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Things I Love Thursday

-Damian
-pesto pasta
-Ghost World
-orange chocolate chip pancakes/breakfast in bed
-teamwork
-the Machinarium soundtrack
-Katsu Sushi
-being gently talked down from a freak-out by someone comforting
-solvable problems
-the “Ryerson” tag on Tumblr as a source of reassurance
-Personal Hotspot
-playing board games with D
-diligently & strategically planned suitcases
-Skype
-familiar sights & sounds
-being a foxy minx
-Sex is Fun/Kidder Kaper
-my new song
-my awesome Ryerson courses
-“Kate is 19 & allergic to cynicism”
-taking a French aptitude test & not doing too badly
-Kaiya’s voice
-Liam Bailey
-Lila Burns
-Angel Olsen
-Photoshop CS4
-Georgina Swan
-peanut butter pie
-reading on the beach
-the Benny Hill theme song
-verbatim theatre
-Nina Hartley
-heart-shaped dragonfly mating rituals
-British accents

Things I Love Thursday

-chocolate milk
-shopping spree with my mama
-deliciously soft sweater on clearance
-black modal slip from Calvin Klein!
-new blue liquid eyeliner
-Damian brought me red roses for no reason (except the reason is that he loves me) ♥
-The Shining miniseries + “like pictures in a book”
-cashmere obsession
-eBay
-new tripod!!
-the sound of his iPod hitting the floor as he abandoned it to kiss me
-hilarious condom reviews
-tying scarves into bows in my hair for a little extra color
-huge sparkly rings
-my mom’s blog
-tactile outfits
-lesbian gossip
-simple but crucial truths for navigating life (e.g. “if something is bothering you, distance yourself from it”)
-my very welcoming parents
-souvlaki barbecue with the “lovies”
-the exciting potential of a new empty notebook
-how good Damian looks in the shirt I bought him
-Michael Scott
-my Ryerson course schedule (which I will hopefully be able to switch around so I no longer have any 8AM classes)
-Crazy Stupid Love & trying Emily’s cinnamon pretzel
-being surrounded by people who are informed & smart enough to know that victim-blaming is unequivocally wrong
-new Moleskine sketchbook
-Henry & Zoe
-The Emperor’s New Groove

Things I Love Thursday

-Glenn Lewis
-ordering pizza (& “crazy sticks”) on the internet
-Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
-Forever 21
-tulle
-my new bright blue backpack
-having a wallet, finally, like normal people do
-the power of orange knickers
-French vanilla truffles
-I’m a character in Damian’s new game!
-underwater sex dreams
-seeing my mom happy
-offering my best advice
-exploring pleasures previously untapped
-the Softies
-Bryce Kulak
-Scarleteen
-Dinah Thorpe
-Shane Koyczan & the Short Story Long
-used DVDs
-Max buying me presents & bringing me a little bowl of Cherry Blasters & saying “Luvz’r!” & hugging me all the time
-The Shining
-Anchorman
-Ben’s constant Scrubs references
-Ingenious tournaments
-buying gifts for my mom & seeing her light up
-learning new words
-Hel-Looks
-setting goals for the month
-“You are, far & away, the most important person in my life”
-vintage cashmere
-sparkly blue toenails
-endless episodes of The Office
-coffee as a fast-track to the vortex
-making my own chocolate milk
-getting dressed up to do mundane things
-Brian Stokes Mitchell’s voice
-Cheerios
-stylish sleepwear
-Damian keeping me safe from Jack Nicholson
-my new @ryerson.ca e-mail account
-Genderfork
-awful but highly caffeinated drinks at Tim Hortons at 2AM with my love
-Franc, Mary & Garth
-insane amounts of intimacy
-Nina Hartley
-lemon meringue pie

Things I Love Thursday

-watching the new Harry Potter movie with the boyf
-icewater
-crazy twisted updos
-Kronk’s New Groove with Emily
-remembering past achievements
-carrot cupcakes with pink cream cheese icing
-Arena & Emily ♥
-“I feel like this outfit makes me look really whorish.” “I know, you look beautiful!”
-long, slow trawls through Book City
-the sketchy, mega-cheap computer shops on Spadina
-new scanner, external drive + powerbar!
-my very helpful dad
-lovably creepy old men (“You dropped something… MY HEART!” + “Can I marry you? I’ll take you on a honeymoon!”)
-sudden flashes of inspiration
-rainbow heart earrings from my beloved
-really good stand-up
-spaghetti with meatballs
-finding new ways to express & experience love
-how happy my mom is
-Damian, who is everything I could ever ask for in a lover & friend
-waking up to genuine excitement about the new day, even if nothing is really going on
-working menswear into my ensembles
-intelligent men
-“Where is the clit?” “Come over here & I’ll show you!”
-Kidder Kaper
-Lisa Simpson
-fishnets
-celebrating friends’ successes with them
-playing The Sims 2 with Damian
-“I feel bad about answering Tumblr questions when you’re here…” “No, I love it when you answer questions.” “Whaaat?” “Well, I love everything you do. I love just being around you. You don’t even need to be paying attention to me.” ♥
-hilarious instructional cunnilingus videos
-sorting out stressful problems with the help of to-do lists & quick e-mails
-summer thunderstorms
-when my bed smells like Damian
-working toward passing off my Genderfork volunteer position after 2 & a half years
-Jeremy Larson singing me to sleep & singing me awake every day
-The L Word, especially Bette & Max
-underwear that is both comfortable & sexy as fuck
-dreaming of an empty inbox
-Clean Sweep plans
-productivity

Things I Love Thursday

-kissing
-communal RPG time with the boyf (Morrowind + Runescape, respectively)
-my new bank account!!
-my amaaaazing fella who helps me with computer problems & spoons me while we watch The Office & makes pizza with me & lets me feed him ice cream while he’s half asleep
-the Apple Store
-my NEW MACBOOK PRO!!!!
-this Chinese restaurant near my place that’s open til 5AM
-Drake
-“Let me know if you wanna hang out today.” “Okay… Spoiler alert: the answer’s gonna be yes.”
-exciting texts from friends
-editing a vlog in bed
-mom ordering Japanese food for everyone
-lunch at the grandparents’ house (& then getting trapped in the back yard of the old folks’ home with my family, due to a power outage & various locked doors)
-Queen West adventures with Max (“Are you gonna buy that with debit?” “I don’t have a debit card.” “Yes you do. That card is a debit card.” “…WHAT?! No one told me that!!”)
-my new Doc Martens!! ON SALE!
-classy lesbian porn
-pineapple rings
-prancing around the house in a lacy slip dress which can be worn outside too
-watching old episodes of Daria on my laptop when I can’t sleep or am waiting for someone
-morning surprises
-COMMUNICATION
-best franz
-homemade red velvet cupcakes from Emily that say “KATE SLOAN ♥”
-Mariko (I went there 3 times in 3 days…)
-lesbian drama
-how strangely delighted I got when I made my first bank deposit
-Amanda Palmer’s livestreamed songwriting clinic at Berklee
-ginger cookies
-cucumber slices
-my mom’s new vanilla brown sugar body spray
-a clean room
-Reverie Sound Revue
-flower thievery at 2:30AM
-“Absolutely beautiful, just like the rest of you”

Things I Love Thursday

-“Seven point six.” “What’s it gonna take to make that a ten?”
-alone time at 6AM
-my luxurious collection of cashmere sweaters (which are sometimes necessary even in July because my house is rather over-air-conditioned)
-my beautiful, cuddly cat
-cinnamon cookies
-playing Fort Christmas songs on a creaky old piano very late at night
-wearing things in my hair (flowers, feathers, fascinators, etc.)
-closing my grandma’s house with mom, Carrie, Lee & Damian
-strong helpful boys who gladly volunteer their services for carrying heavy furniture, etc.
-“I think I’ve got you figured out now”
-Dames saying “I like catching you off-guard” & then slapping me with a pillow
-releasing my iPhone album, finally!
-all-day breakfast restaurants
-split pea soup
-editing videos for my mom’s blog at 4AM
-fresh blueberries
-warm blankets
-impending moneyz
-my new pink dress from Zara
-Dames in a royal blue V-neck T-shirt (swooooooon)
-helping my mom to make a Twitter account at her request (lolol)
-MEETING RAÚL FUCKING ESPARZA!!! - he was so charming & good-looking & modest & smelled really sexy & I pretty much swooned onto the floor
-my aunt Carrie who is the best best best
-Brian Stokes Mitchell singing the entire “autumn” verse of If Ever I Would Leave You right into my eyes & making me blush a fierce shade of red
-wish fulfillment (hey, thanks, Universe!) - I was thoroughly obsessed with Raúl ~6 months ago & fervently wished to meet him but never realistically thought it could ever happen
-sorta-celebrity idols who prove to me that it’s possible to make a handsome living doing something awesome & creative
-Sondheim music (always always always)
-Tom Hanks
-“Kate Sommer has a nice ring to it…”
-secretly using my dad’s duct tape to make impromptu pasties
-Akai Sushi
-getting dressed up for our 4-month celebratory date night
-spooning while watching episode after episode of The Office & feeling like “wow, this is exactly what I wanted when I said I wanted to be in a relationship”
-long lists of date ideas
-my super supportive family
-bright turquoise anything
-paying for a meal entirely in quarters
-Robin Williams
-watching Kronk’s New Groove at 5AM like a cooligan
-amazing Formspring compliments (one, two, three)

Things I Love Thursday

-the fact that I make feverish notes in my journal about Pokemon games & then embark on intense Elite Four missions, even though I’m 19 years old
-being uplifted by others’ good news
-gorgeous summer days spent loungin’
-the calming, centering, archival process of writing down my life
-Dead End Job
-watching fireworks + E.T. with my two favorite boys
-facing my fears
-“my adoration for this handsome boy is like a mystical blowtorch, gently & lovingly melting away my resistance”
-DYKE MARCH - sequins, cuties, tie-dye dresses, weird free condoms, “an explosive joy party, an ecstatic queer phenomenon, a hilarious musical marvel”
-avoiding awkward shit, just because I can & I know it’d be better for everyone
-epic honest discussions
-late-night rainy walks with my love
-my foxy boyfriend (this goes without saying, really)
-my cool, creative, supportive, awesome family
-Chinese leftovers
-doing my hair in crazy updos
-my hips
-peanut butter cups (& Max subsequently calling me “Cups” as if he didn’t know why that was kinda weird)
-the internet as a medium for self-actualization
-polka-dotted lingerie
-Basement Scene at the Hard Luck Bar (my eardrums were probably due for a workout)
-old episodes of Sex Is Fun, a brilliant podcast I started listening to ~6 years ago & still adore
-sneaky teenager missions
-eliminating unnecessary Facebook friends en masse (OH the RELIEF!)
-fresh new obsessions
-hair accessories
-super thick peppermint lipgloss & the resulting comments from Damian about how insanely sticky my lips were
-I got the scholarship I wanted!!
-Max’s cheer-me-up tactics, which include saying “Hug ‘im up good!”, bringing me cinnamon cookies, & asking me if I’d be interested in egging our own house for fun
-a positive change of mind
-waiting in a long line at Ryerson with my dad, sipping a sugar-free vanilla latte, & then paying my Ryerson tuition deposit (!!)
-new health card! I love you, Canadian healthcare system!
-people who communicate (I don’t have time for people who don’t)
-simple joys, like a new pen, or a bowl of lightly salted cucumber slices, or a 30-second shoulder massage
-outrageous book sales
-Kurzweil dreamin’
-“The only limits we have are those we impose upon ourselves”
-“I have learned that as a stubborn Taurus, there are two things I need in order to comfortably jump into a fear: a supportive, loving, respectful environment, & a little push”
-still being able to surprise myself
-fresh clean clothes
-the luxury of fucking with my sleep schedule
-impromptu dates
-oatmeal
-anticipating seeing Raúl Esparza live this weekend!!
-The Office
-naps to reboot my mood

Things I Love Thursday

-leftover sushi
-Pokémon battles in bed
-Jeremy Messersmith’s music
-party hips!
-my new skin brush (mmm, exfoliation)
-vanilla body wash that makes me smell like cake batter
-laughing it off
-Halcyon’s magnificent videos
-summer as a time of spiritual growth & personal reflection (I am such a hippie)
-Twitter as a support system + hive mind
-radical self-love & the ability to find myself mindblowingly beautiful sometimes
-people who present alternative ideas of what life can/should be like
-sparkly, mind-altering love
-soft kisses
-cuddling with Tru under a Mexican blanket while watching a really excellent movie
-planning Pride outfits
-my deeply ingrained, highly practiced knowledge that no one who spreads negativity is ever ever ever worth my time or attention
-fancy makeup
-ANTI-PROM! - my gorgeous friends, posing for pictures in my backyard jungle, fancy pasta & pizza at Il Fornello, “you are sparkly & awesome,” chocolate peanut butter ice cream, hurried subway rides, photobooth pictures, orange juice, Shakespeare soliliquies, vibraslap jam sessions
-people who take direction well
-mega-fuel breakfast of dark chocolate + a litre of water
-“spunchy cricy suchi”
-actually accomplishing things
-excess money lying around
-the postal strike has ended!
-New York voted yes on same-sex marriage! (New York knows that human rights are for cooligans)
-writing a mission statement for the summer
-Butch is a Noun
-STONEWALL! - dancing in the streets, getting covered in glitter, meeting our queeroes, straight kisses in the middle of a big gay party
-having cookies & lemonade with my beautiful, charming, clever ex-girlfriend at my favorite tea shop
-hilarious games of Scrabble with the boyf
-Sex is Fun
-Stephen King
-“I don’t do it because I’m nice, I do it because I’m compelled!”
-quiet reading time
-couch snugglin’
-a lime-scented bubble bath

Things I Love Thursday

-being a helpful maternal figure to people in need of advice or guidance
-exciting lists o’ plans
-ROSEDALE (thank you for the best 5 years of my life so far)
-being done high school!!!! but knowing I get to come back to Rosedale next year because I’ll be working there!!
-art karma
-talking about sex - there are infinite conditions and relationships and fetishes and acts which make sex a literally endlessly fascinating subject
-signing yearbooks (and then crying over what people wrote in mine)
-my mega handsome loverboy
-the amazingly efficient Canadian healthcare system
-the new Fleet Foxes album, which makes my ears swoon and my hips dance
-spending 7 hours selling my late grandma’s antiques with people I love
-epic 20 Questions with Garth
-book fetishists
-naps! always!
-we are inheriting my grandmother’s creaky old piano and it will be mine when I move out (oh, sentiment)
-Akai Sushi, this random little place I found that had the best spicy salmon rolls and mango ice cream
-the beautiful Dinah Thorpe, whom I opened for, and her smart sexy savvy ukulele songs
-sunbathing in Bobcaygeon
-a speedboat ride across Pigeon Lake
-light lime beer
-my grandparents
-“Can we spoon forever?”
-slowly slowly chipping away at my limitations
-talking it over
-Green Beanery + Good For Her jaunts with my beautiful ladyfriends
-anything Lelo has ever made
-Violet Blue’s guide to flirting with geeks, which was full of juicy revelations about why geeks make the best lovers
-making my Twitter public again! risk and freedom and progression!
-planning what I’m going to buy with my inheritance and knowing that my grandma would be totally psyched about my choices
-Anti-Prom is tomorrow!!!
-Pride Week kicks off tomorrow!!!
-tearing apart misconceptions about bisexuality
-sleeping in

Things I Love Thursday

-kissin’
-unconventional compliments
-the moment where I decide I’m going to stay up all night (absurdly exhilarating)
-cool queer feminist musicians
-playing Flew the Coop obsessively (current record: 3772 ft)
-blue roses
-my love my love my love
-“We did it!”
-busking with Kaiya
-new baby girl in the family!!
-honest communication
-epic cuddle sessions
-hearty dinner + gelato with two of my favorite people
-“You should make a game with raccoons in it. People like raccoons.”
-THIS IS MY LAST WEEK OF HIGH SCHOOL
-entirely royal blue outfits
-“I see your point.” “No you don’t! It’s covered up!”
-album planning
-a power outage forcing me to entertain myself in ways that don’t involve electricity
-being home alone
-mango anything
-Japango (best sushi in the city)
-making horrible yam puns while eating yam sushi rolls with Damian (“I yam hungry for more!” “I yambarrassed!” “I yam in love with you!”)
-unexpected magnificence