can a cat be a friend?

photo challenge day #4: a picture of you & your best friend. seeing as i am 32 & not twelve, i don’t really have a best friend. but i have some tights bros. jessika rae is the person who convinced me to start going to NCOR (national conference on organized resistance). i went for twoContinue reading “can a cat be a friend?”

i call it crazy refrigerator lady blush sauce

photo challenge day #3: take a photo of something you ate. oh, girl. i can tell you about something i ate! okay, many years ago, before i was even dating jared, & i lived with this crusty punk couple. i had a surprisingly rocky relationship with them. sometimes we got along beautifully, drinking beers &Continue reading “i call it crazy refrigerator lady blush sauce”

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”

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”

friend appreciation month

one of my primary objectives for spinster summer was to shore up my relationships with people other than my boyfriend, & i think it’s been quite a success. i have never wanted to be one of those people who retreats into a romantic relationship. i have also never been a person who is really concernedContinue reading “friend appreciation month”

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”

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”

hello, it’s me

now that jared & i have been living in our new house for a week, i have to face the fact that i really am grappling with some depression issues. i suspected as much, but thought maybe i was just feeling anxious & emotional about all the bullshit involved with moving. i decided to waitContinue reading “hello, it’s me”

folk-punk dude update

i wanted to write a little update on this post (which got several hundred views in the last few days, incidentally). a few days after i wrote this post, it came to the attention of kids in lawrence that the dude in question is a serial sexual assaulter. he goes by the name shane veegunContinue reading “folk-punk dude update”