While we’re remembering Eric Carle’s legacy, consider supporting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. It’s a small nonprofit museum that Eric Carle and his wife founded, and it’s dedicated to promoting anti-racist education and marginalised voices.
If you’re not in Massachusetts, their online gift shop is wonderful too! They have a great selection of underrated picture books (I love their AAPI stories and LGBTQIA+ collections), plus art prints, posters, clothes, etc. They even have Eric Carle themed fabric! Just look at this shit and tell me you don’t want A Very Hungry Caterpillar themed quilt.
The caterpillar is gay now. We called dibs.
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Today’s gay disaster:
So two firefighters came into my store this morning. Now, we get firefighters in the store once in a while, probably because our complex is perpetually setting off the fire alarm, and every time they show up my whole team fawns over them like they’re walking sex gods and I don’t really Get It.
But y’all. Two firefighters came into my store this morning, and I Get It. Because that woman was so goddamn attractive, with her dark eyes and her muscles and her strong hands and her charming smile and her casual confidence just lounging around like she owned the place and a;dlfghadfghdfg I have never looked at ANYONE and immediately stopped breathing but y’all it HAPPENED. This woman was so stunningly handsome that I literally cannot tell you what the other female firefighter in the room looked like beyond “I think she was blonde.”
But you know what, I’m BoH so I didn’t have to talk to the stunningly handsome firefighter, and that was fine. I minded my business and tried (and failed) not to look at her. Until the next guests came in, and I said “Hi, welcome in!” reflexively like I’m supposed to.
And this firefighter. She looked at me with this cheeky little smirk, and she said, “Hey now. You didn’t welcome me in.”
And instead of saying something coy, or charming, or clever, the words that actually came out of my mouth were: “Well, you’re very attractive, and it threw me off.”
Y’all she chuckled and she WINKED AT ME. And I’m pretty sure I died on the spot.
She was so charming that I didn’t realize until an hour later that she wasn’t wearing a mask and I’d forgotten to be annoyed about it.
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