stocking up, staking out

I have stopped throwing up. I’m so excited that even Peanut is doing a little dance. Or was a couple of nights ago in the first instance of internal kicking I’ve been 100% sure had to do with the baby and not lunch. Nineteen weeks: check. In my quest to keep my pregnancy as minimally […]

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alphabet soup

And today’s nausea is brought to you by “I didn’t eat enough protein yesterday,” and the letter’s “F” and “U.” So instead of my own banter, I’ve decided to share a lovely guest post from Fish in the Water about the pitfalls of academia. Here we go… against academia I dropped out of grad school, […]

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how to join an intentional community

The thing about living in a collective is that a collective can’t work without communication, and the thing about communication between 17 people is that you can’t do it without scheduling meetings. And everybody hates meetings. Even when they are part of keeping your heart pumping. Our meetings take place irregularly, called whenever someone feels […]

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the new escapologist strikes again, prints article, wins hearts

Yihaw, yip yip, peng peng! I’ve got an article in the new issue of magazine New Escapologist! Though I am frequently being “published” online, there really is a special feeling that comes with seeing your name and your words printed on paper. As good a reason for two exclamation points as I can think of. […]

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golden hearts tour america! break hearts! end capitalism!

Having started the week with a tale of the adventures of Click Clack Gorill and K. Sleeveless, I thought I would end the week with instructions for meeting The Sleeveless One in person. It’s easy and anyone can do it! Wow! How easy is it, you ask? Well, let me tell you just how easy […]

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16 weeks pregnant: if you do not buy our products, we will kill you

Businesses sure do enjoy pumping the pregnancy market. As soon as word gets out that you’re baking your very own bun, the scent of fresh blood (to wildly mix metaphors) draws the advertisers out of the dark crevices in which they’ve been lying in wait. The race to win the contents of expectant parents’ wallets […]

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sleeping bag rodeo and other games to play at gas stations

Winter hibernation modus has set in, so in an attempt to transform lead into gold, I’m doing something productive and going through my enormous Click Clack Gorilla drafts folder. This week I unearthed some hitch hiking stories from the thumb-sponsored tour Katey Sleeveless and I went on together two years ago (shit does time fly!). […]

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click clack gorilla on relaxshacks

I am too slow for the internet. While I was off being too pregnant for anything but puking and sleeping, Click Clack Gorilla was featured on the prolific Deek Diedricksen’s website Relaxshacks twice. Take a look: Nikki’s Super Bad-Ass Caravan/Tiny Home in Germany (and her ClickClackGorilla Dumpster Diving Blog) A funktified/bizarre caravan sighting in Germany—”The […]

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dumpster find of the week: the beginning of our life as conservatives

Just kidding. Owning a vacuum cleaner has nothing to do with being conservative. But since a lot of folks we know like to make jokes about the inevitable journey to squareness that is expected to occur when you get married/have a kid/pass any other coming of age water mark, when the Beard mentioned that we […]

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hibernation, spiders

At the end of August I decided to accept that autumn had arrived, and once I did I stopped resenting the lack of summer weather and started enjoying the cool air and occasional rain. At the beginning of September the transition weather became Real Fall Weather, and I went directly into hibernation mode where I […]

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