a little something for the shoe fetishists

photo challenge day #6: a photo of your favorite shoes. i think this is a weird one. it’s difficult for me to wrap my mind around the idea of someone having favorite shoes. i mainly think of shoes as a tool to help me avoid contracting ringworm. if left to my own devices, i wearContinue reading “a little something for the shoe fetishists”

kansas city punks & pharmacy disappointments

jared & i went to kansas city last week. some friends from grad school recommended that we check out the plaza. it was unclear to me whether they were suggesting that it was a cool place to hang out or if they thought it was neat because it had historical significance. all i knew isContinue reading “kansas city punks & pharmacy disappointments”

fun a day! pies! cats! wishes!

so maybe people already know about fun-a-day. it’s been going on for a while now. the legends i have heard indicate that it was started like ten years ago by punk kids in philly who were concerned about getting bummed out & losing their motivation to do cool, creative projects during the wintertime. so theyContinue reading “fun a day! pies! cats! wishes!”

2011: crabigail looks back

1. what did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? stayed at a bed & breakfast. passed my driver’s license test. ate bok choy. TRUCK POOL. threw a snowball at a cat. made soup from scratch. lived in my very own (rental) house as an adult! no sharing walls/floors/ceilings with neighbors or roommatesContinue reading “2011: crabigail looks back”

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”

hotties gonna hot

i was thinking about four years ago, when i did my residency at the anchor archive (now called the robert street social center) in halifax. i had recently started a myspace profile for my cat, charlotte, because it was 2007 & people that were not in bands or styling themselves as emcees still used myspaceContinue reading “hotties gonna hot”

the ghost of sartorially-challenged boyfriends past

i polished off every item on my to-do list over the weekend (an occasion that happens maybe once or twice a year) & now i am at loose ends. my to-do list of course started over again on monday morning with all my weekly tasks, but it’s kind of weird not to have anything hugeContinue reading “the ghost of sartorially-challenged boyfriends past”

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”

winter survival guide, part one

it’s no secret that i hate winter. it’s my most loathed of all seasons. i hate cold weather, i hate snow, i hate ice. i hate having to layer my pants. something about putting on two pairs of pants (thermal & regular) really bugs me. i hate how no one in lawrence properly shovels theirContinue reading “winter survival guide, part one”

missives from a misanthrope in south philly

i have been in philly for two weeks now. i haven’t written much because my internet connection here is not the most reliable. it goes in & out, sometimes for entire days at a stretch. but it seems pretty strong at the moment, so i’ll give this whole blog-writing thing a whirl. i’m sure allContinue reading “missives from a misanthrope in south philly”