so, yeah, this is about hollaback

last night jared & i watched a couple more episode of “treme”. it just seems like the thing to watch when it’s 93 degrees out & wicked humid. i read a TV review of something recently that said something like, “why do we watch TV that we feel is good for us, like ‘treme,’ insteadContinue reading “so, yeah, this is about hollaback”

my first love: making fun of nerds

today’s blog challenge prompt is “your first love”. i’m just gonna go ahead & say that i am not comfortable writing about lovey-dovey relationship things in public forums, like on blogs or in zines. nor am i comfortable when i read these kinds of things written by other people. obviously i don’t hide the factContinue reading “my first love: making fun of nerds”

springtime in kansas…ugh

i continue to be vaguely depressed & anxious. the problem with depression & anxiety is that they do not necessarily have reasons for being, so there isn’t really anything i can do to address them. i am just trying to muddle along. jared is on spring break this week, but it hasn’t really been asContinue reading “springtime in kansas…ugh”

state of the ciara address, winter 2011

first of all, my apologies for the fact this blog seems to be turning into a repository for book reviews. not that anyone has been complaining. but i feel kind of guilty because i do not write the book reviews specifically for the blog. i post reviews here when i feel like i need someContinue reading “state of the ciara address, winter 2011”

the best/worst babysitters club mystery EVER?

stacey & the mystery at the mall is TERRIBLE. but it’s so terrible that it became amazing. that seems to be the case with a lot of the mystery books. picture it, lawrence, kansas, 2011: i have a cold, i feel like crap, i’m laying in bed & reading this book to pass the timeContinue reading “the best/worst babysitters club mystery EVER?”

now with 300% more cat photos

today jared & i took a walk in fifteen-degree weather. we went to the library, picked up some new books & movies & CDs. we passed the united way building on our walk, & noted that someone had built an enormous snow penis on the lawn. i really don’t think people build enough snow penises.Continue reading “now with 300% more cat photos”

this got darker than i expected

i feel like i am losing my mind. i feel like i have been reading the new yorker stories by ann beattie non-stop for my entire life. i feel like i have never read any other book & that i never will read any other book. this, in case it’s not obvious, is not aContinue reading “this got darker than i expected”

2010: year in review

1. what did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before? stayed in a hotel when i attended a zine fair. lived in philadelphia (just for a few months). attended a religious service. bought a car, with my name on the registration & everything. regularly cooked dinner for two people at least three timesContinue reading “2010: year in review”

first world problems: i gots ’em

i’m trying to stick to my blog publishing schedule, although i am starting to think that i have a really unrealistic perception of how to best manage my time. well, i guess i’m not “starting” to think that. i’ve actually thought it for years. there’s kind of a lot going on this month. next wednesday,Continue reading “first world problems: i gots ’em”

winter survival guide, part two

perhaps ironically, i have been derailed from finishing my winter survival guide because it’s been so cold in lawrence. temperatures have been in the teens every night & it’s been bumming me out. i ordered cozy slippers on the interwebs last week (see last post: clothes), but they haven’t arrived yet, so my feet haveContinue reading “winter survival guide, part two”