everything is for the future

the apartment hunt continues. it is really stressing me out. i don’t like looking for apartments. i talked to one of the guys that lives in my current building, & he said that everyone except jared & i got letters from the landlord asking if they want to renew their leases or not. & thatContinue reading “everything is for the future”

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”

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”

downsizing my zine collection

i’ve decided to downsize my zine collection, so i’m selling everything off in parcels for the cost of postage. you can choose a priority envelope, a medium-sized priority mail box, or a large priority mail box. i will pack it to capacity & ship it off to you. this is an especially awesome way toContinue reading “downsizing my zine collection”

a writer’s guide to basic etiquette

been out of commission for a little while with a bad cold. i spent most of the last week sick in bed. i used the time to watch season four of “big love,” which was hilariously terrible. only nine episodes, & they managed to pack about seven thousand ridiculous storylines in there. i won’t spoilContinue reading “a writer’s guide to basic etiquette”

from the slug files

i have been feeling really low-energy recently. yesterday was monday, & i am different from garfield in that mondays are my favorite day of the week. (i am similar to garfield in that i love lasagna & hate spiders.) i always like the idea of a fresh start. that’s why i love the first dayContinue reading “from the slug files”

zine housekeeping

i did an interview with things you say distro for the new “featured zine” element erin has added to the website. the featured zine this month is “love letters to monsters” #2. i’m out of copies for good, but things you say & maybe a few other distros still have it. erin is also doingContinue reading “zine housekeeping”

why i don’t live in portland

i have been kind of sad since i got home from portland. this may be because i have been really tired since i got home from portland. i was splitting a hotel room with ericka all weekend, & ericka did not seem to be capable of sleeping past 7:30am, even if we didn’t go toContinue reading “why i don’t live in portland”

listen, everybody…especially you girls

i was going to write a big post about how to run a zine distro, but i got like 1800 words in (which is a lot), & i hadn’t even finished explaining how to get started. there’s just too much! i wanted to include all the different things i have learned, the good & theContinue reading “listen, everybody…especially you girls”