extortion is so punk rock

still taking a blogging break, but making a little time for an important issue. i know a lot of people who read this thing mainly know me through zine stuff, & people who know me that way are probably aware that i have been working on bringing to light joe biel’s (of microcosm publishing) historyContinue reading “extortion is so punk rock”

even my attempts at being posi are bitter & hateful

ever since i moved to lawrence two years ago, people have been trying to drop science on me about how lawrence is SO DIFFERENT from everywhere else in the world. i don’t think i really need to explain that almost no one who has a whole lot of opinions about how uniquely disappointing lawrence isContinue reading “even my attempts at being posi are bitter & hateful”

i don’t really want a community

i haven’t written here in so long that the wordpress website got kicked off my cache of most-frequented websites. even more shameful, internet solitaire replaced it. august was something of a lost month. i enjoyed my last few weeks of spinster summer by hanging out in a truck pool, going to some punk shows, goingContinue reading “i don’t really want a community”

relationships actually are

i haven’t posted here in so long, i don’t know if i remember how. okay, it’s only been three weeks. but still. spinster summer is all over now. jared got home last week. today he started school. having him back home has been good. but also very intense. saturday was literally the most intense dayContinue reading “relationships actually are”

grief is a spiral

i realized the other day that spinster summer is more than halfway over. the first half went pretty smoothly. it seemed to fly by, really. maybe it was a mix of having the opportunity to see jared a lot (because i spent the first six days in boston with him, & then i only hadContinue reading “grief is a spiral”

adult living: car repairs edition

i hopped into my car to drive up to feminist book club on thursday, & my car wouldn’t start! all that would happen when i turned the key is that the key would kind of get stuck & make a weird clicking noise. i had no idea what was going on. the last time i’dContinue reading “adult living: car repairs edition”

don’t sleep

i accidentally stayed up all night on the fourth of july. jaimie came by at 8pm & we went out to get some dinner. then we drove out to the country, where we attended a huge, weird party with bands & hours upon hours of professional-grade fireworks, which are not illegal in kansas. away fromContinue reading “don’t sleep”

goodbye boston, hello spinster summer

i have been all incommunicado because i spent the last week vacationing in boston. as much as one can really vacation in a city they called home for eight years. spinster summer 2011 has officially commenced. jared & i flew out to boston together last tuesday, & i flew home alone this past tuesday. jaredContinue reading “goodbye boston, hello spinster summer”

you can leave your tinfoil hat on

one weird difference between boston & lawrence, kansas is that folks in boston generally have the good sense to feel at least little bit of shame about adhering to a libertarian political platform. libertarians in lawrence just let it all hang out. i’m sure there are out & proud libertarians in boston, but i managedContinue reading “you can leave your tinfoil hat on”

water aerobics = punk as fuck

i had my first water aerobics class today. my friend jaimie & i signed up for one together. she was agitating for one of the early morning classes that meets at like 5:30am, but i didn’t want to spend all summer getting up at 5am for water aerobics & then going home & sleeping awayContinue reading “water aerobics = punk as fuck”