There she goes

Dear Internet,

The Lisa Extended World Tour: 2014 Edition

1972 Toronto to Port Huron, MI
1985 Port Huron to Grand Rapids
1990 Grand Rapids to Toronto
1991 Toronto to Grand Rapids
1997 Grand Rapids to San Francisco
1999 San Francisco to DC
2003 DC to Grand Rapids
2009 Grand Rapids to Detroit
2011 Detroit to Grand Rapids
2014 Grand Rapids to East Coast

TheSoonToBeExHusband and I are in the throes of sorting, packing, tossing, and cleaning. If I could light everything on fire and be done, I certainly would. We accumulated a lot of shit for being in the house for only 3.5 years but the house still feels empty in some spaces; it is a strange juxtaposition but also a great metaphor of my life up until now.

The biggest concentration of Lisa-stuff is my office, which looks like a scene from Apocalypse Now. And being a librarian and all, my organizational skills are brilliant. So brilliant, the eye is fooled with how much is in here.

(There is a lot here.)

Divorcing, job hunting, apartment hunting, and moving at the same time started to take its toll. My plans were so fluid, they literally changed from one hour to the next because something was always coming up and things had to get readjusted. I had no concrete idea when I was leaving Grand Rapids but that I only wanted to be out before the snow falls. My partner in crime on the east coast and I sorted out what would be feasible when and agreed that the concentration is on the divorcing and moving. They’ve secured long-term, albeit temporary, lodgings for me which takes a lot of weight off my shoulders (as well alleviates money worries and long list of couch surfing).

The firm plans are as follows: I fly out on the 23rd and set up east coast things (storage, mail, etc). I come back on September 30th. Movers come October 13-16 and load up the truck. I leave on the 17th and start the drive east.

Once I’m settled east coast side, I wait for the chaos to subside and get cracking on the big projects like writing and researching opening up my lady-owned comic book store.

And just being deliriously full of joy every single day.

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Track listing:
Intro – The xx
Miles Iz Ded – The Afghan Whigs
Natural One – Folk Implosion
Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors – Editors
He Can Only Hold Her – Amy Winehouse
Moving to L.A. – Art Brut
There Is No Other Way – Blur
Brother Misery – The Mercuries


This Day in Lisa-Universe: 2012, 2002, 2002

I am the bitter fat chick who told you “no”

Dear Internet,

This morning:


After I sent him the message, I then blocked him on Facebook. I received this note shortly after.

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I told him to fuck off in 2003 and 2008.

This was his response in 2008 when I told him to fuck off:

Blurred 2008

In 2011 and 2012, he came back YET again. Knowing what happened before, I changed tactics. I created a fantastical story of two people who were always going to be missed soul mate connections, etc etc. He got bored, as I knew he would, and dropped me from Facebook not soon after. I had known when he was attempting to woo me then (despite I was very obviously married), he was living and involved with someone half our age.

Numerous people have copy of the original images with the name and phone number NOT blurred. I’m in the process of going off the grid and/or changing social media names and contact info to deter this from happening again.

If I don’t do something now, this will happen again and continue happening. I am not giving him that power anymore.


Mix Tape: Rainy Wednesday and I Love You

Dear Internet,

I made you a mixed tape:

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Sangria – Remi
Swim Until You Can See Land – Frightened Rabbit
Call It Clear – Halloween, Alaska
I Just Love You More – Kate Nash
Aujourd’hui, ma vie ce’est d’la marde – Lisa LeBlanc
One Day Like This – Elbow
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
My Favorite Book – Stars
I’m Not In Love – Queen Latifah
All The Rage Back Home – Interpol
Love Will Tear Us Apart – Nouvelle Vague


This Day In Lisa-Universe: 2013, 2010