All Me by Chris from Surviving Myself “Well that doesn’t surprise me.” The words fell out of John’s mouth just like that. No hint of emotion, just a statement, kind of like when someone is talking to their Mom and has zoned out halfway through the conversation, so everything they say sounds exactly the same. — “Yeah Mom” and “I … Read More
Father’s Day by The Underblawg Mimi thought our dad was pretty good. He wasn’t home much, but Mom said that was because he was an important man, and people everywhere wanted to know what he thought about things. “He misses you when he’s away,” she told us. “That’s why he always brings you presents.” One time, he brought us bright … Read More
Check out a few videos we shot at the June 19th event. We have fancier, professional video coming from the fabulous Brian Belefant, but here’s all the Flip Camera’s memory could hold. Videos of all the storytellers coming soon. We’ll announce them when it’s out. Enjoy! At the intermission, we asked an audience member to come up and tell a … Read More
What a great event last night! The crowd was fabulous and the storytellers were funny and a few made us cry. The swimsuits and the models were delicious. Check back in a few hours for a few videos from the evening.
Tonight’s the night for Back Fence PDX at Tour de Crepes. All the info is just to the right of this post. We are so excited. Picking up the stage at 3, sound guy, Brian, gets there at 6, as do our SWIMSUIT MODELS. Did I mention we’re having SWIMSUIT MODELS? Storytellers get there around 7 for Xanax and vodka … Read More
BY AINSLEY DREW OF FACE PLANT, JERK ETHIC AND BITCHCRAFT The fish market I worked at the summer when I was twenty-four was nestled between a bakery and a cheese shop, on a stretch of West Village blocks associated with Sex and the City and snotty NYU students. I hated my job and only derived pleasure from interacting with neighborhood … Read More
BY JESS UNDER CONSTRUCTION A few weeks before we packed all of our belongings into the backseat of an aging, blue VW Rabbit and drove the 2500 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Portland, Oregon, my soon-to-be mother-in-law sat my soon-to-be husband, Chris, down, looked him in the eye, and told him, “If you marry Jess and move to Oregon you … Read More
Sun In — The Bane of every Brunette by Melissa Lion I grew up in condos in San Diego, California. This experience taught me a few things. 1) All conflict boils down to the final battle between the Crips and the Bloods. Or, rather, my idea of the Crips and the Bloods — Ice Cube and LL Cool J acting … Read More