are you fucking with me?: a guide to modern manners

sometimes i really wonder what in the hell is the matter with people. i’ve had a few brushes lately with staggering (if unintentional) rudeness. it started with a comment on this very blog. so, it’s not a secret that i have some physical disabilities. i was born missing some of my lumbar vertebrae, which ledContinue reading “are you fucking with me?: a guide to modern manners”

entitlement & selfishness on TTC forums

okay, i need to vent about something goofy. generally it’s against my principles to complain about dumb things that happen on the internet because it becomes this obnoxious echo chamber in which things that happen on the internet, which should be easily ignored & forgotten, take on more weight & thus more importance than theyContinue reading “entitlement & selfishness on TTC forums”

dumb things people say when you’re trying to get pregnant, part 2

i’m back already with even more thoughts about dumb things people say when they learn that someone is trying to get pregnant. “at least you’re having lots of ‘fun’ trying, right?” *wink wink* this is a noble attempt to look for the silver lining, but…seriously? i wrote something much more serious here, but i deletedContinue reading “dumb things people say when you’re trying to get pregnant, part 2”

dumb things people say when you’re trying to get pregnant

i’m not even pregnant yet & i’m already sick & tired of the stupid things people are constantly saying to me about pregnancy, babies, parenting, & trying to get pregnant. i’m going to elaborate on some of the most prevalent &/or most obnoxious examples here in the hopes that people will just stop saying thisContinue reading “dumb things people say when you’re trying to get pregnant”

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”

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”

my history with the “allied media conference”, part four

this is part four of a multi-part post. part one is here. part two is here. part three is here. once we had coffee & signs up, jason reverted to being less than helpful. i don’t remember everything that happened that weekend, but one thing i remember vividly is the frustration i felt over jen’sContinue reading “my history with the “allied media conference”, part four”

my history with the “allied media conference”, part three

this is part three in a multi-part post. part one is here. part two is here. when jason learned about the existence of the midwest underground media symposium, he panicked. he called an emergency zine conference meeting & declared that he was quitting. “what’s the point? there already is a zine conference. & it’s evenContinue reading “my history with the “allied media conference”, part three”

my history with the “allied media conference”, part two

this is part two of a multi-part history. part one is here. jason & i started meeting once a week to hash out plans for what we decided to call the bowling green zine conference. we definitely tried to come up with a more clever name, but could never settle on anything. i publicized theContinue reading “my history with the “allied media conference”, part two”

my history with the “allied media conference”, part one

i was talking with my friend jessika rae the other night on the phone. she lives in detroit, where the 2011 allied media conference recently happened. she told me about a few workshops she had attended, & how her role in the new zine library in detroit has been going. she mentioned a topic thatContinue reading “my history with the “allied media conference”, part one”