apartment search 2011: crazy income requirement edition

i hate looking for new apartments. i don’t even know exactly why i am looking for a new apartment. my current apartment is fine. jared & i have the entire third-floor of a big three-story house that has been split into apartments. we have a huge living room with enough space for numerous bookcases, twoContinue reading “apartment search 2011: crazy income requirement edition”

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”

of minimal interest (with photos!)

i’ve been getting more comically hateful comments here than usual recently. that tends to happen when someone links to something i wrote months ago & suddenly people start flocking to the blog & sharing their goofy opinions. i usually don’t approve the comments of people who just come over to write things like, “you suck!”Continue reading “of minimal interest (with photos!)”

car talk

so the big news is that jared & i bought a car off craig’s list. we got it from a nice topeka librarian. she was extremely organized. she provided us with all her receipts for all the work she’d had done on the car & coached us through the requirements for registration. i have neverContinue reading “car talk”

you can write a novel while you’re pissed

i love when the first day of a new month falls on a monday. i am one of those weirdos that loves mondays. they are my favorite day of the week. i love the idea of a fresh start, & i get one every monday. & when it’s also a new month–double bonus! i thinkContinue reading “you can write a novel while you’re pissed”

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”

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”

the madness of being without library card access

i am so bored. i can’t get a library card in philadelphia because i have no proof of residency here (no lease, utility bills, paycheck stubs). i made a few unfortunate choices when i selected books to pack. i thought this would be the summer that i finally finished reading anais nin’s diaries, forgetting thatContinue reading “the madness of being without library card access”

housekeeping for the brain

augh! (as claudia kishi might say.) another week has gone by & i failed to recap “top model”. & last week’s episode was awesome, with jessica molesting nigel barker & the ridonkulous photo shoot concept (don’t buy knock-offs, ladies! you’re bleeding the fashion industry dry!) & angelea flashing her crotch during the challenge. every cycle,Continue reading “housekeeping for the brain”

it’s the first day of spring!

what the hell is going on? lawrence was hammered last night by a mondo late season blizzard, & the snow is in fact still falling. yesterday was gorgeous. i wore my ruffle-collar swing coat downtown & had to remove it for the walk home because i was too warm in just a thermal & thinContinue reading “it’s the first day of spring!”