I’m Christa Lawler, and I spend about 16 hours a day writing stuff: Stories for our mid-sized daily newspaper, book reviews for my best-friend-I’ve-never-met’s website, very occasional pop culture musings for a Chicago-based comedy troupe. I also have a personal blog and use Twitter, but lets keep them out of this.
I’m still in the process of filling this site with content, but eventually it will serve as a sort of RSS feed for all of the different writing I do:
When I’m not writing, I’m reading, finding 101 ways to incorporate lentils into meals, watching the CW, drawing pictures and beating myself up about how infrequently I run. Fun fact: In 2004 I came in 6th to last place in Twin Cities Marathon. Beat that.
I live in Duluth, Minn., the most underrated city in the world. It’s full of all sorts of freaks, hippies, and weirdos and I love it here. From a distance, it looks like a hamlet. It is on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater urinal in the world.
I live with my boyfriend Barrett, who is really good at a lot of things like writing, taking photographs, being hilarious on Twitter and drawing. He is also better than me at cooking. We start a lot of projects together including covering hit songs by Kanye West with the smooth stylings of our glo-fi band and a web comic that is in its infancy.
We used to have a 35 pound cat named Toonses, who was really more like a roommate, but he died and it was so horrible that we’ll never have pets ever again ever. Or at least until I can look at Animal Allies website without crying.