Tag Archives: good old fashioned fun

On Scientology for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, Emily and I decided to learn a little but more about washing machines Scientology. Out exploits are published in full this month in F Newsmagazine. 

I’m waiting for it to be put up on the web and when it is, I’ll reprint it here.

News | Table for One, please

I ‘ve been teasing my friends with the semi-serious promise that I’m going to “die alone”, a promise which has been met with everything from “You’re just saying that,” to “things will get better,” to “Yeah girl!”

Mostly, predominantly, I mean it as a vow to myself not to sacrifice my own goals and ambitions for any handsome young bloke who walks through my field of vision; I feel I’ve worked too hard for too long to suddenly become winsome for a bouquet of flowers (though I do love flowers…)

It’s also an idiosyncratic way of reminding myself not to regard my position or circumstance in life as temporary or lesser. Yes, I know this sounds like queer/feminist basic training, but the front lines are hard, especially when marriages amongst your peers is rising (sigh!).

My point is not to bemoan my current romantic status; to the contrary, I’m fascinated by the changing social landscape. Today’s Guardian Online features an article by Kate Bolick on the contemporary state of marriage.

The best thing I take out of the two posted media is that people, collectively, seem to be forming an idea of how marriage works for them, or doesn’t. What I object to is that there still remains a flavour of stigma over the woman or man who choses not to engage. Thoughts, post-luddites? Is this conversation even relevant anymore?

Upcoming | VASTAL Exhibition, Antwerp

I don’t mean to brag, but if you happen to be in the Antwerp area December 8, Verbeke Gallery is opening a show featuring the Vastal Virgins (which I am one of).

I won’t be there (boo for school/work) but Adam Zaretsky will be, and who knows who else. Go and see it!

(I’m there, look hard!)

Frivolous Sunday | Only the Lonely

This is one of my favourite YouTube videos of all time. It’s by Canadian poet Tanya Davis. I know there’s a lot of people who are going to be alone this holiday for one reason or another, so for better or worse, this is how to do it.

Love and thanksgivings, Post-Luddites.

Frivolous Sunday | Just shut up and be happy

I’m writing an opus. Be happy.

Frivolous Sunday: In Defense of Tea – A Manifesto

I gave up drinking coffee years ago when I lived with a caffeine-addled boyfriend and our coffee-drinking hazes lead to increasingly loud arguments over petty issues. For me, those first few weeks without coffee were like quitting smoking – I suddenly realized that there was a lot more air to breathe now that my life was not overcrowded by coffee’s tanic, nauseating odour. Continue reading

On Shit and Shinola – Kansas City Project – June 2011

TWA Rocket, Kansas City, MO

Patrick Lichty and I have taken a trip down Route 66 to visit Tony Allard and Adam Zaretsky while they research and film for their project “Mutate or Die”. While Patrick is working on some graphics for the film, we’re independently working on our own critical video and I’ll be publishing an article about the adventure later next week. Kansas City is a strange and wonderful place and we’re looking forward to making quality work about this strange experience.

Property of Wayne Propst, Lawrence, KS

Detail of works found around Propst property

Frivolous Sunday: holdover

There’s no Frivolous Sunday feature this week because I have some serious personal stuff to get through (read: school apps, finding an apartment, finding a job, buying a car, etc). So, I’m going to be few and far between (more so), but here’s a YouTube video I watched that inspired this project early on. Pop some popcorn and enjoy!