bumpwatch terror alert: week 27

i have been pretty much incommunicado for a week & a half because of houseguests, baby showers, & traveling. but i did manage to carve out five minutes to snap a belly photo last weekend & make it look all goofy in photobucket. my friend amanda, from philadelphia, visited last weekend for our kansas babyContinue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 27”

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?”

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”

ms. excitement

jared & i are flying to boston tomorrow to visit with his family for the holidays. so today i have to do laundry, pack, clean up the house so i am not embarrassed in front of my cat-sitters, etc etc. i am not saying that i definitely won’t be posting any more blog entries inContinue reading “ms. excitement”

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”

so i turned 32 the other day

i received a really strange e-mail yesterday from some dude who works for a hydrotherapy equipment company. he said he had stumbled across some entry i wrote about taking a water aerobics class, & after ensuring me that water aerobics is 100% punk, he asked to write a guest entry on “the public perception ofContinue reading “so i turned 32 the other day”

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”

the summer the grasshoppers ate my will to live

today jared surprised me by buying us plane tickets to boston for next month. jared has been talking about going to boston to begin the research phase of his dissertation for, you know, like a year. i had suggested that i go with at first, hang out for a few days, & then go backContinue reading “the summer the grasshoppers ate my will to live”

this got darker than i expected

i feel like i am losing my mind. i feel like i have been reading the new yorker stories by ann beattie non-stop for my entire life. i feel like i have never read any other book & that i never will read any other book. this, in case it’s not obvious, is not aContinue reading “this got darker than i expected”

no one stole my kidney in san francisco

we’re back in home in kansas after our whirlwind trip to san francisco. i am exhausted. all i want to do is sleep & lay around wearing pajamas. i can’t believe that we’re turning right around & flying to boston in under 48 hours. there’s no logical reason for the trip to san francisco toContinue reading “no one stole my kidney in san francisco”