The Mishap of Marriage // Anna’s unconventional romance, pt. 3

Greetings, peasants. If by some misfortune you missed the last two posts in this series, I highly recommend catching up. (Or don't. Whatever.) To summarize – Anna got herself engaged to a fairly awesome horrible guy, and we subsequently failed as wedding planners. {Part 1} {Part 2} The week before the wedding, people started trickling [...]

The Art of Being a Pathetic Wedding Planner // Anna’s unconventional romance, pt. 2

Welcome back to the next installment of my sister's strange wedding story! If you haven't read Part 1, do so here. To summarize— Anna fell in love with a bearded dude and agreed to renounce her family's name in exchange for his. And I was not at all bitter. I will admit, I'd always imagined [...]

Pride, Prejudice, and Pandemic // Anna’s unconventional romance

Pride, Prejudice, and Pandemic // Anna’s unconventional romance

Last year was weird. You saw the weirdness take shape in the form of germs and unflattering headgear and that time everyone was really enthusiastic about toilet paper, and all those insulting signs that assumed none of us knew the most basic principles of hygiene. I, on the other hand, came face to face with [...]

This is Not About Covid-19

This is Not About Covid-19

I think we’ve had enough of it plastered across every headline, conversation, text message, social media post, blog post, lamppost, fencepost, whipping post, and every other post in existence. Friends, I come bearing glad tidings of joy in these troubled times: Believe it or not, I am one of those rare people who actually knows [...]

The Joys of Job Hunting // and other frightening tales of adulthood

The Joys of Job Hunting // and other frightening tales of adulthood

"Sarah, you need a job," Anna informed me one day. "Pffffffft," said I, "jobs are for stressed out adults who have too much to do, can't pay their taxes, and survive on a diet of saltines and microwavable Kraft macaroni--" --and then I realized I was all of these things. There was no dispute after [...]

Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

"Guys, lets go to a rodeo," I said to my family one day. "Bullriding is a sport where people almost get trampled, and I want to see it." My family is well schooled in the ways of a writer and didn't bother raising their eyebrows. They even humored me, finding a nearby rodeo and the [...]

Euphoria // michigan sunsets + kitten pictures + a small sampling of anna weirdness

Euphoria // michigan sunsets + kitten pictures + a small sampling of anna weirdness

Guys, I'm not gonna lie: Life is pretty great right now. I know, I know, I just spent five weeks agonizing over some silly graduation, and before that, flipping out over basic social interactions and the price of eggs. The world is morbid and dark and determined to be miserable, and as a cynical INTJ, [...]