Independent Woman (Not the Destiny’s Child Song)

Ah, Thought Catalog, that fine corner of the internet, basically Buzzfeed with too many feelings. I usually ignore it, but last week an article called “20 Things You Should Know About Dating an Independent Girl” started making the rounds in my social media newsfeeds. And while I appreciate the sentiment, it’s pretty obvious information. I mean, doesn’t everyone need alone time? Don’t most of us…

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Coping with Your Inner Girl Crazy

Do you ever catch yourself doing borderline insane things like Facebook stalking your crush til 4 am or deeply analyzing 4 word conversations? Why am I even asking. Of course you do. It’s because you are Girl Crazy. No offense. My theory is that ALL females have what I call the Tiny Parasitic Girl Brain (TPGB). The TPGB is a small tumor-like appendage on your brain that devours all your logical…

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Real You vs. Beer You: How to Love Your Drunken Quirks

It’s no secret I like to imbibe from time to time, and everyone knows that a few drinks can alter some of your actions. Some folks get angry, I’ve luckily never been one of those. Some folks get emotional, I’ve been there and done that and none of my friends let me forget it. But I think most folks have a specific and personal set of alcohol-related personality quirks. The real you and the beer…

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Last night was the opening of this year’s Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival. For…

Last night was the opening of this year’s Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival. For the unfamiliar, Hell’s Half Mile is an annual festival of independent film and music and is a weekend long party. It’s basically the best event in the tri-cities, and I’d venture one of the best in the state. Opening night starts with party at the Pere Marquette Depot with food from local restaurants, MI craft…

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Gather no Moss

Last week my dad and I watched “Shine A Light”, Martin Scorsese’s 2008 film documenting the Rolling Stones’ 2006 performance at Beacon Theatre in New York City. He held off on watching it until I came over because I love the Rolling Stones. I really love the Rolling Stones. I’m bonkers for Mick Jagger. Not elderly, skeletal Mick Jagger, but young, druggy Mick Jagger with the pouty lips and tired…

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Adventures in Binge Dating or How I Spent my Summer

Adventures in Binge Dating or How I Spent my Summer

I went through a bit of a rut last winter and was coming into Spring and Summer ready to get back in the dating game. I started out summer with a whopper of a crush on a guy I’d known for a long time who didn’t seem to be all that into it. In his defense, my idea of charming is mostly schoolyard bully style insults and drunken propositioning. But it was still disappointing and a little…

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She-Ra and Other Early Influences

She-Ra and Other Early Influences

When you were a young person learning what it means to be a man or woman, you probably learned a lot from your parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. You also probably learned a lot from pop culture. I know I did, for better or worse. Pop stars and TV characters are just so much more shiny and loud than anyone I knew! And I’m a product of my generation, I spent a lot of…

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21 Day Challenge

I read somewhere that to be committed to writing, you have to make it a habit. I read somewhere else that it takes 21 days to form a habit. And so I decided to challenge myself : I will blog every day for 21 days. 

You may be saying to yourself: why now, Griff? You’ve had this blog for months and are a half-assed blogger at best, this site just sits here taking up precious internet space where…

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Kathleen Hanna and the King Ad-Rock

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Kathleen Hanna and the King Ad-Rock

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